The town of Bellingham is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the town’s Conservation Administrator. This position will provide support, coordination, and professional management for the Bellingham Conservation Commission in carrying out its mandate and mission to protect the community’s natural resources.

The candidate will provide professional advice to and supervision for the commission’s work and projects and interact with consultants hired by the commission. Applicants must have working knowledge of statutes and regulations applicable to the jurisdiction of the Conservation Commission, the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and associated regulations and policies, local bylaw and associated regulations and policies, relevant areas of wetlands science, vegetation functions and values, wetland replication and wetland boundary identification/verification.

The chosen candidate will perform all aspects of office tasks including filings submitted to the commission for completeness, file processing, advertising, scheduling, and posting agendas. Other duties will include budget preparation and maintenance, correspondence, and attendance at meetings. The candidate will coordinate with vendors for annual treatment of nuisance aquatic vegetation at town beaches, review and process Conservation Restrictions and other open space parcels, oversee stewardship of conservation properties and spearhead the Open Space Plan and its renewal.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly in oral, written, and graphic form, work independently, interpret technical data, read engineering maps and plans, interpret stormwater reports, work cooperatively with the commission, and deal professionally with town officials and employees, government agencies, the general public, attorneys, engineers, consultants, and project applicants.

Work schedule is largely during business hours, but also includes regular evening meetings and some weekend morning field work and site visits. Attendance at relevant training sessions and professional development meetings is expected.

Recommended minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in environmental science or related field and a minimum of four years’ experience in wetlands protection, land conservation, environmental management, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidate must have a valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle License.

This position’s successful candidate will be required to clear a pre-employment physical. This position is a member of the Professional Administrators Association and offers full benefits.

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Bellingham is an EOE/AA employer.

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