Zumwalt Prairie Preserve Enterprise, Oregon, 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 Zumwalt Prairie Preserve Steward conducts Preserve management activities and participates in the implementation of conservation programs with other staff and partners. The Steward’s essential functions include implementation of planned management activities on the Zumwalt Prairie Preserve. These activities include livestock grazing lease, invasive plant, hunting, and fire management. The Steward also monitors grazing outcomes and grassland conditions, maintains facilities and Preserve areas frequented by the visiting public, maintains tools and equipment, and operates vehicles and machinery. The work takes place at remote locations, in some cases on difficult terrain and under physically demanding circumstances and variable weather conditions.
WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU
We are looking for an individual to join our Zumwalt Prairie team who is motivated by the prospect of maintaining and improving the condition of lands, waters and our human communities. This is an opportunity for a person that brings strong land management, collaboration, and communication skills to contribute to community-based conservation in a working lands context. The work is focused on the Zumwalt Prairie Preserve and the surrounding landscape, based out of our Enterprise, Oregon office. On-site housing is not required but may be provided by TNC.
Through the efforts of The Nature Conservancy, 547,895 acres in Oregon have been protected and managed for people and nature. From the sagebrush sea to the Pacific Ocean, the Oregon Chapter is dedicated to conserving the natural resources that make Oregon unique. This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated, capable individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization!
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
- BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and 1 year of related experience in custodial and ecological land management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience with grassland ecosystems and the services they provide.
- Experience in ecological land management principles.
- Experience operating and/or repairing various types of equipment and machinery.
- Ability to meet all TNC Youth Qualification requirements and background checks.
- Must have a valid driver's license. Please indicate this in your resume.
- Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
- 1 – 2 years related experience in ecological land management that includes livestock or ranch management and invasives species management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Some experience managing entry level staff or volunteers.
- Knowledge/understanding of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation/conservation or similar field.
- Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers).
- Basic understanding of ESRI suite of GIS software applications.
- Interest and ability to gain FFT2 fire qualifications within a year of hiring.
- Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
WHAT WE BRING
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become 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, we impact conservation throughout the world!
The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.
We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!
This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including; health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, accrued paid time off (including annual, personal, and sick leave), life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellness benefits. Benefits may be subject to generally applicable eligibility, waiting period, contribution, and other requirements and conditions. Learn more about our benefits at nature.org/careers. We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellness, and flexibility needs of the people we employ.
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.
The starting rate is $24.51 to $26.71 /hour, depending on qualifications and experience.
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