Matador Ranch Steward
The Nature Conservancy
Malta, MT, United States
30+ days ago
Dodson, Montana, 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.
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WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER
The Matador Ranch Steward (Steward) conducts annual stewardship projects at the Matador Ranch Preserve and occasionally supports stewardship projects elsewhere in Montana’s Northern Great Plains (NGP).
The Steward will spend approximately 90% or more of the time supporting management at the Matador Ranch Preserve and 10% or less of the time supporting management at the Comertown Prairie or other TNC preserves. The Steward will work closely with the Matador Ranch Manager to lead the noxious weed management program on the Matador, which consists of inventory, treatment (manual and herbicide), and monitoring, and support similar efforts elsewhere. This position works as part of a team repairing fences and other grazing management-associated infrastructure, maintaining buildings, grounds, tools, and equipment, and interacting with visitors and donors. Assess and documents condition of grazing management-associated infrastructure and uses GIS to document and display information. Works with the Matador Ranch Manager to oversee the hunting access program at the Matador Ranch. Supports ecological monitoring and other stewardship projects, including mesic area and grassland restoration and prescribed fire, conducted on preserves. The position requires safe operation of a variety of equipment (trucks, ATVs, tractor, skid-steer, and trailers). This position is supervised by the Matador Ranch Manager. and does not supervise any staff. This position requires frequent interaction with landowners, partners, and staff, and he/she must be able to maintain positive relationships in a rural setting. Starting range for this position is $21.63 - $22.36 per hour depending on experience.
Responsibilities and Scope:
- May lead or monitor work groups consisting of staff, interns, and volunteers at the Matador Ranch Preserve.
- Financial responsibility may include working within a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, assisting with budget development and fundraising targets.
- Networks with diverse groups, including landowners, conservation partners, government officials, donors, board members and the general public to recruit support for the Conservancy and publicize Conservancy programs/preserves.
- May work under minimal and/or distant supervision; may make some independent decisions based on analysis, experience and context.
- Use of GIS and associated tools to document location and condition of ranch features, weeds, and ecological data.
- May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
- Requires long hours in isolated settings.
WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU
Want to help save the planet making a difference for people and nature every day? Through the efforts of The Nature Conservancy, more than a million acres in Montana have been preserved for people and nature. From the mountains to the grasslands, the Montana Chapter is dedicated to conserving the natural resources that make Montana 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 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 have a valid driver's license. Please indicate this in your resume.
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.
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.
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