North Texas Assistant Preserve Manager

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The Nature Conservancy

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Leonard, TX, United States

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23 days ago


Celeste, Texas, USA


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.”


The North Texas Assistant Preserves Manager will support the Preserves Manager with the implementation of conservation programs, ecological restoration, and preserve management plans on TNC lands. Stewardship may include ecological restoration, species monitoring, exotic species control, prescribed burn preparation, grazing management, conducting field trips and/or planning and leading volunteer workdays. This position will also maintain preserve boundaries and fences, preserve buildings and infrastructure, tools and equipment, and include operation of heavy machinery. She/he will also support community outreach and education, assist with partner and private lands projects, and assist with other conservation projects as necessary. The North Texas Assistant Preserves Manager will be a member of TNC-Texas prescribed fire team. Overnight travel outside north-central Texas is approximately 20%. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. These may include adverse weather conditions; considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain; long hours in isolated settings; exposure to hazards such as biting/stinging insects, venomous snakes, and other wildlife.


Want to help save the planet? Through the efforts of The Nature Conservancy, nearly one million acres of land and more than 200 miles of rivers and streams in Texas have been preserved for people and nature. From the mountains to the sea, the Texas Chapter is dedicated to conserving the natural resources that make Texas unique. This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated, capable individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization!


  • BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and 1 year related experience in custodial and ecological land management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with natural systems.
  • Experience in ecological land management principles.
  • Experience operating and or repairing various types of equipment and machinery.
  • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. NWCG FFT2 or higher, First Aid, CPR, herbicide application, ATV safety, and driver’s license).


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Current NWCG Firefighter Type II or higher qualification.
  • Experience working with and knowledge of grassland ecology.
  • Advanced plant and animal identification skill.
  • Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.; lawn mower, chainsaw, tractor skid-steer, ATV/UTV, backing a trailer, off-road driving, two-way radio, etc.).
  • Extended PC familiarity, including database and/or GIS knowledge.


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

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


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 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.


Job Family: Conservation

Job Number: 450003

Salary Grade: 4

$40,000 - $45,000 (depends on experience and geographic location)


To apply for job ID 52764, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at by 11:59 PM EST on February 3, 2023. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact

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.

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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.