Wellesley Natural Resources Commission seeks director

trail marker near waban arches sudbury aqueductThe Wellesley Natural Resources Commission, which is reorganizing as the Fuller Brook Park project moves into its next phase, has posted a full-time job opening for a new director.

Effective July 1, current director Janet Hartke Bowser is assuming the position of NRC Director of Special Projects. Her responsibilities will include providing support to the NRC’s capital projects, such as the Fuller Brook Preservation Project and the Morses Pond Comprehensive Management Plan. Bowser has served as NRC Director for over 16 years and has been in the field for more than 31 years.

Here’s the job posting:

Director of Natural Resources recommends and administers the Town’s natural resources agenda under the policies established by the Natural Resources Commission (NRC).  Reporting to the NRC, the Director is responsible for the daily operations of the Commission, including coordination with the Department of Public Works and other Town departments, committees and outside agencies to ensure the effective execution of the Commission’s policies and objectives.  The Director manages the day-to-day operations of the Natural Resources Department; directly supervises the Department’s personnel; and responds to inquiries.  The work requires knowledge of federal, state and local environmental and procedural statutes, regulations and bylaws; superior interpersonal, managerial and communication skills; collaboration with other Town departments in the planning and implementation of NRC projects; and attendance at evening and weekend meetings and events as needed.

Minimum requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in environmental administration, environmental law, physical or biological science, landscape architecture or a related field; five to seven years of direct experience in the environmental and/or municipal field or equivalent administrative and scientific education and experience; proven leadership, budgetary competence, and excellent long-range planning and human relations skills; managerial and supervisory experience; and knowledge of the applicable state and federal laws.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to [email protected] by May 27, 2014.  EOE/AA 

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