Coastal Restoration Science Technician (Science Technician II)

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The Nature Conservancy

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Providence, RI, United States

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19 days ago

WHO WE ARE


Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together.

We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

The Rhode Island Chapter is comprised of 30 employees who are committed to teamwork; cross-collaboration; professional development; a fun and inclusive office culture; and diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice learning and practices. In addition to the minimum requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Passion, innovation, and diversity are all key components to advancing our Mission and we encourage you to apply.

All TNC staff based in the U.S. or a U.S. Territory are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of receiving one of the vaccines approved in the U.S. (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson) shall be condition of employment and must be provided prior to starting work. TNC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and reasonable accommodations for candidates who cannot be vaccinated due to a valid medical or religious reason will be considered.

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC


The Coastal Restoration Science Technician works closely with other science staff to research and gather conservation planning data. The estimated salary for this position is $48,000 with a very competitive benefits package.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


The Coastal Restoration Science Technician gathers and synthesizes data in order to create conservation activities and implementation plans in and from Rhode Island. They create reports with the purpose of identifying conservation priorities.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Performs fieldwork including estuarine and coastal scientific data collection and gear/boat maintenance
  • Compiles data, resolves disparities and completes statistical analyses using “R” to generate plans and write reports
  • Operates research vessel including launching and trailering
  • Open water certified diver
  • May work with a small group of staff, interns or volunteers on a project basis
  • May purchase equipment and supplies as provided for in budget
  • Manages construction and restoration projects as assigned
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, in hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in science related field and 1-year experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with GIS software and data to create maps

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-language skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated
  • Experience collecting data in the field
  • Experience writing scientific reports
  • Experience writing proposals and applying for grant funding
  • Captain’s license or ability to get in first 6 months
  • Scientific diver certification or ability to get in first 6 months
  • Ability to understand program budget development and monitoring
  • Ability to interpret guidelines and evaluate information and adapt accordingly
  • Ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment
  • Time management skills


ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES

Builds Relationships


Builds productive relationships by interacting with others in ways that enhance mutual trust and commitment.


Collaboration & Teamwork


Works collaboratively with stakeholders across levels, geographies, backgrounds, and cultures to improve decisions, strengthen commitment, and be more effective.



Communicates Authentically


Communicates proactively and in a timely manner to share information, persuade, and influence with the appropriate level of detail, tone, and opportunities for feedback.


Develops

Others


Takes ownership to help develop others’ skills, behaviors, and mindsets to help them maximize their workplace contributions.


Drives for

Results


Sets challenging goals and objectives based on a strong sense of purpose and high-performance standards and steadfastly pushes self and others for tangible results, while ensuring work-life balance.



Leverages Difference


Demonstrates commitment to harnessing the power of differences strategically; consistently sees, learns from, and takes strategic action related to difference; and demonstrates the self-awareness and behaviors to work across differences of identity and power respectfully and effectively with all stakeholder. Actively seeks to build and retain a diverse workforce and fosters an equitable inclusive workplace by drawing upon diverse perspectives.



Systems

Leadership


Thinks and acts from a broad perspective with a long-term view and an understanding of 1) the dynamic nature of large-scale challenges and 2) the need for integrating five key practices: skillfully engaging appropriate people; providing a clear process for change; taking a holistic view of situations; focusing on a small number of strategic actions, while learning from and adapting them over time; and being aware of how one’s own thinking or patterns of behavior may be limiting change.



This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.

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 51845, 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.

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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.