Conservation Coordinator

Memorial Park Houston
Sep 13, 2017
Nov 12, 2017
Employment Type
Full time, Permanent
Salary Type

Job Summary:

The Conservation Coordinator is responsible for coordinating Memorial Park ecological restoration efforts at the direction of the Conservation Manager. The Conservation Coordinator will assist in the conversion, installation, and year-round operations & maintenance of the Park’s ecological restoration areas, including: upland forests; riparian forests; savannah; wet prairie/savannah; wetlands/ponds; native prairie. The Conservation Coordinator will operate equipment and coordinate contract work in cooperation with conservation crew and operators, field staff, interns, and volunteers.

Responsible for assisting with Memorial Park native plant grow-out and biocycle programs, GIS and field data collection efforts at the direction of Conservation Manager. Work with Grounds Manager, Horticulture Supervisor, Capital Project Manager, consultants, contractors, interns, and volunteers. 

Specific Duties Include:

  • Coordinate conservation actions, such as natural resource preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and revegetation; habitat establishment tasks (site preparation, planting, transplanting, seeding, monitoring and care); long-term monitoring and management
  • Operate equipment to complete ecological restoration tasks and oversee others in appropriate equipment use
  • Report on staff and contracted and volunteer services
  • Keep inventory and coordinate maintenance of tools and supplies assigned to field operations
  • Maintain ArcGIS Geodatabase
  • Map field activitiesC using Trimble GPS

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Natural Resource Management, Ecosystem Science, Forestry, or related field
  • Experience in Natural Resource Management, Ecosystem Science, Forestry, or related field
  • Experience with ecological restoration techniques and operation of associated equipment
  • Experience with GIS management, field data collection, GIS certificate preferred
  • Strong communication skills; highly motivated; ability to work independently
  • TDA Pesticide Applicator License preferred.
  • Certified Arborist preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License

Abilities Required:

  • Ability to perform heavy, physical labor on a daily basis in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work a varied schedule with overtime including weekends, holidays, and evenings
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Sufficient strength and manual dexterity to operate power equipment
  • Ability to stand, crouch, and climb to use ladders and perform various types of manual labor



Safety Requirements:

Establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment is the shared responsibility of this organization and employees at every level. The Conservancy will make every effort to assure a safe environment and be in compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations.  Employees are expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all their work activities.  Accordingly, employees should be aware of any hazards, which could cause an injury or accident (e.g., spills, obstacles in walkways).  If an employee discovers a potential dangerous condition, he/she should alert other employees and notify his/her supervisor immediately.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


Salary plus full medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, short-term and long-term disability and 401k retirement plan

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter along with two references to