Montana Association of Land Trusts

Private Land Conservation

Glenn Marx
Executive Director
PO Box 892
Helena, MT 59624

Job Opportunities

Members of the Montana Association of Land Trusts have occasional job openings within the land trusts. Any current employment opportunities are listed below, with links to more information about the job opening.

Lands Operations Manager - Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a non-profit wildlife habitat conservation organization seeks an experienced individual to advance our growing Land Protection and Access Program. The ideal candidate will have vast experience with completing lands transactions and demonstrated strong interpersonal skills to manage team relations. This position will cultivate and complete realty transactions independently and in support of direct-reports and RMEF’s Development staff. This position will work closely with the Director of Lands on Program goals and targets and provide leadership to direct reports while implementing program strategy. Bachelor’s degree in natural resources or related field required. A minimum of five years of full- time professional experience in the real estate, wildlife conservation, land management or stewardship field or a combination of these areas is required. Background and experience in title commitment review, appraisal review, fee simple real estate transactions, conservation easements, project negotiation and supervisory experience is required. View full job details at, Position located in Missoula, MT. Email cover letter and resume to by 11/21/18. RMEF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

Land Conservation Specialist - Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks

The land conservation specialist applies complex project-management skills including, technical real estate expertise, and land conservation knowledge to accomplish agency mission and goals by (1) managing and facilitating, and completing complex, unique land acquisition projects for the fisheries, wildlife, and parks divisions; (2) carrying out land exchanges and easement and right-of-way transactions related to the Department’s varied real estate interests; (3) complying with regulations and policies for multiple project funding sources project funding sources; and (4) serving as an internal and external information source on FWP land interests, Department programs, available funding sources and each funding’s requirements, and insuring compliance with state and federal policies and laws.

This position is responsible for coordinating, managing, and facilitating, multiple land acquisition projects with varying degrees of complexity and difficulty, and often times controversial. Management of these projects includes transaction negotiations with landowners, their agents, and Department staff; document drafting and coordinating the reviews with Department legal counsel and other staff; ordering and reviewing title work; writing, interpreting and mapping legal descriptions; contracting for, and review of, appraisals, surveys, and mineral and hazardous material reports; insuring project and process compliance with applicable state/federal statutes and regulations for all land acquisitions and disposals; coordinating task completion with the Landowner, and Regional, Legal, and Directorial staff to complete transactions in as timely a manner as possible.

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