Open Lands Project Manager - Missoula County
Representative Examples of Work
Develops, implements, and updates long range plans for open lands priorities and strategies in Missoula County. Implements strategies and leads all phases of County open lands projects as guided by adopted plans. Project types include but are not limited to: negotiating easements and fee title acquisitions; contracting for open space capital improvement projects; and utilizing other established or emerging open lands strategies. Works to fund open lands strategies and projects by developing additional funding mechanisms including grant writing and grant management. Oversees the administration and investment of $15 million in Missoula County Open Space Bonds to support open lands priorities. Conducts research and analysis to evaluate proposed projects and their impacts on conservation resources. Handles funding requests, tracks expenditures and number of acres protected, and coordinates review by the Open Lands Citizen Advisory Committee (OLC), staff, and the Board of County Commissioners. Provides support to the OLC. Assists in the preparation of agendas, attends meetings and reviews minutes, informs development of the work plan, provides technical advice, and arranges for outside presenters. Represents the County as a subject matter expert on open lands and natural resource issues of importance to Missoula County by researching, analyzing, reviewing and commenting on planning efforts, proposed legislation and actions by state or federal agencies. Coordinates collaborative organizational partnerships, meetings, annual convenings, and events around open lands strategies. Works collaboratively with state, federal, tribal, and non-profit organizations to pursue open lands strategies and projects. Act as a liaison, represents open lands issues on behalf of the County, gives presentations, coordinates communications, training, and educational opportunities. Provides professional and technical advice and guidance.