The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org to learn more.
The Seasonal Summer Field Tech and Crew Leader performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management.
The Summer Seasonal Field Tech and Crew Leader maintains preserve areas and performs land management activities. S/he removes exotic species and/or conducts species monitoring. The Seasonal Field Tech and Crew Leader may assist in prescribed burns and maintain tools, equipment and land. S/he may open and close preserve to the visiting public and maintain preserve records using a database, PC or mobile device.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
· No living quarters are provided
· Supervises seasonal workers, and may help plan and direct preserve work groups, including staff or volunteers.
· May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.
· Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain.
· May require long hours in isolated settings.
· Makes day to day decisions as delegated by supervisor.
· May work under infrequent supervision.
· High school diploma or GED, and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
· Experience recognizing plant and animal species.
· Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. Lawn mower, chainsaw, UTV, ATV or OHV, two-way radio, or similar equipment).
· Experience working in a team environment.
· Must be able to obtain IL pesticide (herbicide) applicator licenses.
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
· Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross cultural experience appreciated.
· 1 - 2 years’ experience in land management or related field.
· Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems.
· Ability to obtain driver’s license and maintain a good driving record.
· Ability to follow instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members.
Please go to https://www.nature.org/about-us/careers and apply to position number 46369, submit resume (required) and cover letter (if desired) separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 20, 2018.
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.