High Divide Headwaters Stewardship Assistant

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The Nature Conservancy

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Dillon, MT, United States

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2 days ago

OFFICE LOCATION


Lima, 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 High Divide Headwaters Stewardship Assistant works with private and public land managers in southwest Montana on a variety of on-the-ground land stewardship projects including invasive plants, stream restoration, rangeland, and fire effects monitoring, and fencing to conserve the priority lands and waters. Position offers a unique opportunity to be involved in a collaborative, science-based, applied conservation program, and to gain experience in a wide variety of land and water issues.


Residence in TNC housing in the Centennial Valley 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. The Stewardship Assistant may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. Hourly wage is $18.50 per hour.


RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

  • Constructing and maintaining temporary electric fence.
  • Herbicide application and integrated weed management.
  • Invasive plant mapping and monitoring.
  • Community outreach with landowners and agency partners.
  • Field data collection for freshwater, rangeland ecology, and adaptive management programs.
  • Entering data into MS Excel, MS Access, and ArcGIS.
  • Assisting in facility and property maintenance.
  • Ability to spend multiple nights away at field sites.

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 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 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
  • B.S. Degree or progress towards a B.S. Degree in a biological science curriculum.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Experience in field biology (i.e. self-motivated, irregular hours, plant ID).
  • Familiarity with herbicide calibration, application, and safety.
  • Familiarity with GPS and GIS applications.
  • Willingness to work and learn from people with different backgrounds.
  • Ability to provide for own transportation with mileage reimbursement.
  • Ability to work in isolated locations with sometimes adverse outdoor situation.
  • Ability to live in shared housing at a remote field station.

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


This is a full-time, seasonal position with a start date of May 22, 2023, and end date of October 27, 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 52760, submit your materials online by 11:59pm EST on February 5, 2023 by 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.