Seasonal Conservation Steward- Adirondacks

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OFFICE LOCATION


Keene Valley, New York, 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 Conservation Steward assists with hands-on maintenance and management of The Nature Conservancy’s nature preserves in the Adirondack Region of New York State. Some duties include:

  • Maintaining preserve areas frequented by the visiting public, including trailheads, kiosks, and trail networks,
  • Removal of invasive species and/or conducting species monitoring,
  • Assisting with preserve and easement monitoring,
  • Assisting with infrastructure projects and improving access to preserves for all,
  • Maintaining preserve records using a database, PC, and/or mobile device.

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).


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1 - 2 years’ experience in land management or related field.

  • Knowledge of, or a demonstrated interest in, local ecology and natural systems.

  • Experience collecting spatial and biological data in the field.

  • Experience operating a chainsaw.

  • Ability to obtain driver’s license and maintain a good driving record.

  • Experience performing physically demanding work and the ability to lift at least 50 lbs.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment cooperatively with various volunteers and employees.

  • Organizational skills and ability to manage several projects simultaneously.

  • PC and mobile device familiarity, including database knowledge or understanding.

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.


ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION


The Nature Conservancy is hiring one temporary Conservation Land Steward for the Adirondacks. Flexible start day in May of 2024, anticipated end date in October, 2024. This position will be a mix of remote work and field work.

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.

SALARY INFORMATION


The hourly rate for a candidate selected for this position is $21.00 dollars. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate's location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.

APPLY NOW


To apply for job ID 54641, submit your materials online 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.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.

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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.

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.