Edge of Appalachia Stewardship Crew Lead

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OFFICE LOCATION


West Union, Ohio, USA

This position will be based at the Edge of Appalachia Preserve System in West Union, Ohio.

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 Edge of Appalachia (EOA) Stewardship Crew Lead is a 9-month, full-time, short-term position based out of the EOA field office just east of West Union, OH in Adams County. This position is part of a 3-person team, working in collaboration with permanent EOA staff, to advance the preserve’s management, stewardship, and restoration goals. Work activities will be overseen and directed by the Appalachian Forest Manager, through frequent, but not daily, interactions. Land Stewards will be responsible for a variety of land management activities as well as associated equipment preparation, use, and maintenance; use of GPS unit and related devices; accurate record keeping; and other responsibilities as assigned. In addition to work at EOA, Land Stewards may infrequently work at one of TNC’s other southern Ohio preserves.

They may assist in prescribed burns and maintain tools, equipment and land. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain.

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, and is excited by the opportunity to work on the 21,000 acre Edge of Appalachia Preserve System. Come join TNC Ohio and apply today!

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • 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.
  • Ability to obtain driver’s license and maintain a good driving record.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, pesticide applicator).
  • Ability to perform physical work, often under adverse conditions or inclement weather.
  • Experience operating and maintaining equipment commonly used in land management in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. brush cutter, chainsaw, backpack sprayer, tank sprayer, UTV, ATV, two-way radio, or similar equipment).
  • Must be qualified, or able to become qualified, as a Fire Fighter Type 2 (FFT2), including Introduction to ICS (I-100), Human Factors on the Fire line (L-180), Introduction to Wild Land Fire Behavior (S-190), Firefighting Training (S-130), and one training burn serving under the supervision of a qualified FFT2. See http://www.tncfiremanual.org/firefighter.htm for more information

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2 - 3 years experience in land management or related field.
  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members.
  • Experience recognizing plant and animal species, especially non-native invasive species, common in southern Ohio
  • Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems.
  • PC and/or mobile device familiarity, including GIS and database knowledge or understanding.
  • Experience using hand-held GPS devices to record data and use of database systems for maintaining field records.
  • Fire Fighter Type 1 (FFT1) qualified or trainee. See https://www.tncfiremanual.org/SquadBoss.htm for more information.

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.

SALARY INFORMATION


The hourly pay rate for this position is $18 - $21.

APPLY NOW


To apply for job ID 53691, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59 PM EST on August 4, 2023. 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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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.