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Land Conversion Specialist

Harrisburg PA

If you are interested in this position, please send a letter and resume to and list Land Conversion in the subject line of the email.  Deadline to apply is 11/27/19.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Rsources (DCNR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation is seeking a skilled professional to serve as a Land Conversion Specialist.  This position is responsible for the research and review of federal and state recreation grant project information to determine if proposed projects will result in "conversions of use."  The successful candidate for this position will have the ability to learn, understand, interpret and communicate the nuances of the conversion processes for federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Act funded projects and various state funded projects.  This position will utilize GIS; a data collector app; interactive mapping applications; other software; and paper files to complete conversion related research, reviews, and coordination.  The Land Conversion Specialist will be the primary point of contact and liaison for transportation related projects.  This position will require regular meetings and some travel with a variety of professional staff at all levels of government, and a variety of non-government organizations; including National Park (NPS) staff; state, county and municipal officials; attorneys; members of the legislative community; planners; design engineers; environmental managers; and recreation managers.  This position will be based in DCNR headquarters (Bureau of Recreation and ConservationP in the Rachel Carson State Office Building in Harrisburg with regular meetings with other state agency staff in the Harrisburg area.  Bachelor's degree plus related work or other experience in geography, environmental science, urban and regional planning, environmental planning, recreation or another closely related field.  Additional training and/or experience with ArcGIS is preferred.  Stron oral and written communication skills and organization skills are required.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits.

Posted November 8, 2019

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