The town of Bedford is seeking a full-time (40hrs/week) Conservation Administrator to plan, organize, direct, supervise and administer a comprehensive program for the protection of Bedford’s natural resources, in accordance with state and local statutes. Primary duties include, but are not limited to: Processing wetlands applications and permits, conducting site inspections and field investigations related to complaints, applications and/or enforcement of Conservation Commission decisions; assisting applicants with permit preparation related to wetland regulatory issues; planning, supervising and overseeing the maintenance and use of Conservation lands; administering the activities of the Conservation office; preparing for and attending a minimum of two Conservation Commission night meetings per month.

Candidate must possess

  • A bachelor’s degree in environmental science or related field
  • Three years of experience in wetland-related work including field work
  • Extensive knowledge Mass. Wetlands Regulations and permitting process. Professional certification as a Wetland Scientist is helpful
  • Knowledge of municipal GIS is strongly recommended and general experience with personal computers and Microsoft office programs
  • Excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Working knowledge of biology/natural sciences, wetland botany, hydrology, and land use law
  • Excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Ability to multi-task, excellent customer service and organizational skills, as well as a high attention to detail are essential
  • Experience in a municipal setting is desirable

The salary range is $68,796 to $91,161 depending upon experience. The town of Bedford offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.

Application for employment may be downloaded on the town’s website and the position will remain open until filled:

The town of Bedford is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer