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Careers With Land Trust Of Napa County

Reward yourself with a career in conservation. Land Trust of Napa County is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving the character of Napa by permanently protecting land. We collaborate with the community to protect our most cherished places, while supporting our economic livelihood and well-being. For Napa County this means protecting farmland, water resources, recreational areas and wildlife corridors.

Land Trust of Napa County is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Current Job Openings:

 

 

Stewardship Assistant

 

Overview:

The Stewardship Assistant is an entry-level position within LTNC’s Lands Department, designed to assist with management activities across twelve protected natural areas (10,600 acres) owned by our organization.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist stewardship program staff with activities related to ecological restoration, biological resources assessment and monitoring, conservation science research, invasive species management, watershed restoration, public access, and property repairs and maintenance.
  • Carry out general administrative duties, such as procuring and maintaining equipment and supplies, maintaining vehicles, tracking grants and budgets, attending staff meetings, and tracking hours.

 

Position Details:

Work Environment:

In addition to working within an office environment, this position requires a significant field work component. The position anticipates an average of 50% of time in the field. Field work entails exposure to variable weather conditions and natural hazards, such as poison oak, ticks, rattlesnakes, other wildlife, etc.

Physical Demands:

Carry out stewardship tasks in remote wildland areas involving off-trail hiking over rugged terrain and through dense vegetation. Lift and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.

 

Specific Tasks:

  • Assist with camera station maintenance and data management for quantitative wildlife monitoring projects
  • Install, map and maintain replicated vegetation monitoring plots for habitat restoration, prescribed grazing and fire effects monitoring projects
  • Assist with control of invasive exotic plant species using manual, mechanical and chemical methods
  • Assist with native plant collection, propagation, planting and maintenance for habitat restoration purposes
  • Assist with forest management plan development, fuels reduction and forest restoration activities.
  • Collect spatially referenced field data using GPS technology
  • Generate maps and organize spatially referenced data using ArcGIS software
  • Regularly monitor preserve lands to identify and track management needs
  • Assist with road and trail maintenance tasks related to erosion control, vegetation management and signage
  • Assist with installation, repair and maintenance of preserve infrastructure including buildings, water systems, fencing and signage
  • Procure, maintain and repair stewardship supplies and equipment
  • Coordinate routine maintenance and repair of Land Trust vehicles
  • Track stewardship projects and activities to assist with grant and budget administration
  • Assist with field trips and volunteer stewardship events

 

Desired Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, restoration ecology, environmental or biological sciences and one year demonstrated, successful work or volunteer experience in field.

 

  1. Outstanding people skills and an ability to work with a variety of constituents, including donors, volunteers, researchers, caretakers, contractors and outdoor recreationalists. We strive to maintain strong relationships with our constituencies, but must be prepared to make difficult decisions to uphold our organizational stewardship goals.

 

  1. Strong project management, communication, and record-keeping skills, including ability to write and communicate verbally.

 

  1. Demonstrated proficiency with map orientation and interpretation, GPS mapping and associated software applications. Experience with GIS mapping and data management a plus.

 

  1. Demonstrated knowledge of natural history (specifically natural communities) of northern California, or a strong willingness and ability to learn.

 

  1. Mechanical skills to repair and maintain stewardship equipment and infrastructure a plus.

 

  1. Willingness to attend evening and weekend meetings, work days and field trips with volunteers.

 

  1. Ability to work independently and collaboratively, under general supervision of the Stewardship Program Manager.

 

  1. Excellent attention to detail. Ability to organize and archive important files and documentation.

 

Salary commensurate with experience. Full employee benefits and retirement plan. Send cover letter and resume to mike@napalandtrust.org. No photographs or phone calls please. Please reference Stewardship2019 in your subject line.

 

 

Senior Accountant

 

Overview:

The Senior Accountant (SA) is responsible for managing the day-to-day accounting operations of the Land Trust of Napa County (LTNC) including auditing, general ledger, and IRS 990 reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and internal policies and procedures. The SA will also be responsible for maintaining an adequate system of accounting records. The SA will work closely with the CEO, Administrative Director (AD) and Finance Manager (FM) building, streamlining and managing effective financial and reporting systems.

The position is full-time, with benefits, exempt, and reports to the AD. The SA’s work will be supervised by the FM.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Collaborate with the CEO, AD, FM, Administrative Assistant (AA) and other staff to ensure that accounting activities are performed accurately and on time.
• Work with CEO, AD and FM to establish, maintain, and continuously improve financial processes of the LTNC (and the software that supports them) in a manner consistent with GAAP, and other legal/regulatory requirements.
• Manage Monthly, Quarterly and Annual close, including:
o Performing Bank and Deposit reconciliations and investment allocation entries
o Reviewing AP and AR coding
o Reviewing AR deposits
o Post Fixed Asset, Payroll, Investment, AP, AR, cash and credit card transactions into the accounting system
o Reviewing for completeness and errors
o Processing adjusting entries as necessary
o Processing year-end adjusting entries
• Manage the annual close including the production all required documents and schedules for the financial audit and IRS Form 990.
• Serve as the primary contact for the auditors and Audit Committee.
• Prepare special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
• Substantiate financial transactions by analyzing documents.
• Maintain Chart of Accounts.
• Coordinate accounting activities with the AA and answer questions as needed.
• Answer accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations.
• Remain up-to-date on accounting methodologies and procedures, and all federal, state, and local legal requirements. Advise the CEO, AD, and FM on needed action.
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
• Attend/Participate in Finance and Audit Committee meetings.

 

Desired Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance; and 5+ years in an organization of similar size and scope of job responsibilities.
2. Seasoned professional (5+ years) coordinating, inspiring and motivating teams to reach their highest potential.
3. Knowledge of nonprofit accounting required.
4. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products is a must; and an understanding of and experience with nonprofit financial databases, such as Financial Edge, is required.
5. Ability to work cross-functionally with LTNC staff and high-level volunteers and donors.
6. Ability to work under and comply with continuous and multiple deadlines and evolving priorities. Manage multiple projects simultaneously.
7. Ability to plan, set priorities, organize, delegate and follow-through to completion on all areas of responsibility in a timely manner.
8. Skilled communicator, with superior interpersonal, verbal and written skills as well as diligent attention to detail.
9. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
10. Commitment to organization, attention to detail, highly efficient and conscientious about thorough follow-up.
11. Able to handle confidential information and maintain high confidentiality.
12. Flexibility and sense of humor a must.
13. Knowledge of environmental issues helpful.
14. Ability to lift 40 lbs and be able to perform daily repetitive hand motions as it pertains to computer mouse and keyboard.

 

Send letter and resume to: kurt@napalandtrust.org. No phone calls please. Please reference Senior Accountant 2018 in your subject line.

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