Rocky Mountain Front Stewardship Technician

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The Nature Conservancy

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Choteau, MT, United States

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23 days ago

OFFICE LOCATION


Choteau, MT, USA

WHO WE ARE


The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”

WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER


The Rocky Mountain Front Stewardship Technician will conduct various stewardship and ecological monitoring activities on The Nature Conservancy’s Pine Butte, Crown Butte, and Blackleaf Preserves. May travel to other Montana preserves and/or properties to conduct similar duties. Position offers a unique opportunity to be involved in a collaborative, science-based, applied conservation program, and to gain on-the-ground land steward experience.

The Stewardship Technician may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time in isolated settings, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain. Due to remote living conditions, reliable transportation is required for personal use. Residence in TNC shared housing at the Pine Butte Preserve is a requirement of this position. TNC will provide housing rent free and the value of the housing is not taxable to the successful candidate. Hourly wage is $16.00 per hour.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
  • Herbicide application and integrated weed management.
  • Invasive plant mapping and monitoring control effects.
  • Maintaining fences, trails, vehicles, equipment, and facilities.
  • Assist with research and the collection of ecological monitoring data, data entry, and data management.
  • Provide information to preserve visitors.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU


Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. We’re looking for someone who is passionate, motivated problem-solver. Come join TNC and apply today!

WHAT YOU'LL BRING


  • High school diploma or GED and 6 months of related experience
  • 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).
  • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide or pesticide application).
  • Ability to obtain a driver’s license and maintain a good driving record.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management (e.g. plant ID, self-motivated, irregular hours).
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Willingness to work and learn from people with different backgrounds.
  • Ability to complete outdoor work in all weather conditions, using hand tools and ranch equipment with a minimum amount of supervision.
  • Familiarity with GPS, GIS, and Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to interact with preserve visitors and convey basic preserve information.
  • Experience safely handling herbicides, applying herbicides via pressurized spray units, and calibrating spray equipment for efficient application over large areas of terrain.

WHAT WE BRING


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION


There are two positions available. This is a full-time, seasonal position. Approximate start/end date is late May 2023 to August 31, 2023.

AUTO SAFETY POLICY


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/careers/recruitment/ under the FAQ section.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.

APPLY NOW


To apply for job ID 52761, submit your materials online by 11:59pm EST on February 5, 2023 using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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 people 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.

Do you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings!

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19. By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.