Land Management Agent - Kenai Penisula Borough, AK

This is a dynamic position in a small team that works with a wide variety of resource management planning and projects. The Kenai Peninsula Borough is a great place to work and adventure with a high quality of life. This position has the opportunity to dive into a range of resource inventories and management programs from forestry and agricultural development to community level planning. The Land Management team supports all levels of municipal operations and partners with many other agencies to accomplish appropriate designation and utilization of land based resources across a diversity of landscapes. Technical aspects of the position include working with land titles, survey and mapping, project management, understanding soil characteristics and landscape level processes, and navigating public processes. 

DEFINITION:

Under the general direction and supervision of the Planning Director or designee, the Land Management Agent is responsible for assisting with the acquisition, management, and disposal of borough land and resources and other professional aspects of borough land management and project related work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A bachelor's degree in resource management, forestry or related field; four years of professional experience in land management or a related field; and a demonstrated ability to interpret contracts, leases, permits, regulations, conveyance documents and other legal documents; ability to interpret maps; ability to research land documents; ability to multi-task; ability to operate geographic information systems and other industry standard software applications; a valid, unrestricted Alaska driver's license and use of a personal vehicle also required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Assists in the acquisition, management and disposal of borough owned lands.

2. Conducts annual tax foreclosure sale and general land sales and assists with other land disposal programs.

3. Administers leases, contracts and other property interests.

4. Develops and administers land management programs as assigned.

5. Processes applications for easements, permits, leases, natural resource disposals, negotiated sales, and classifications.

6. Drafts documents and instruments to accomplish the acquisition, management and disposal of lands and resources.

7. Develops and presents ordinances and resolutions pertaining to land management functions.

8. Assists in the development and implementation of a land management system that properly and effectively recognizes land quality and potentials for the utilization and conservation of land, forests and other natural resources.

9. Develops land planning tools and documents and facilitates implementation of plans.

10. Determines land status; physical and title characteristics of real property, right-of-ways, and other property interests, and responds to inquiries.

11. Conducts property inspections and other field work as assigned.

12. Identifies right-of-way needs and facilitates establishment of access ways and easements

13. Recommends design concepts and considerations for roads, subdivision, material sites and other land management projects.

14. Assists with survey instructions, survey review, and determines survey needs.

15. Drafts RFPs, manages contracts, develops project reports and oversees project work.

16. Reviews and redlines applications, reports, project plans, designs, planning documents, forms and other documents.

17. Works cooperatively with other agencies and departments.

18. Provides support to boards, commissions, committees and assembly and represents land management issues at borough public forums.

19. Provides professional expertise, assistance, and implementation for the borough planning and land management division functions and provides assistance to the public.

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