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Precision Restoration Techncian

The Nature Conservancy, Burns, Oregon

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 01/26/2020

Are you an emerging field technician looking to gain hands on experience as part of a team of scientists in Oregon’s high desert? Do you have an interest in contributing to lab and field experiments that are crucial to developing solutions to conservation challenges we’re facing today? Can you work collaboratively and be an effective team member that values diversity of thought and is committed to inclusivity among your peers? You could be one of our next Precision Restoration Technicians that will join us from March 2020-December 2020 in Burns, Oregon.

The desert team is seeking two technicians who will support preparation and implementation of projects via lab and field work (50%), and collect data in support of field research, monitoring, and assessment projects (30%). Other duties will include data entry (10%) and other conservation/science tasks as directed (10%). You will primarily work on the Conservancy’s Sagebrush Sea Innovative Restoration project by producing and field-testing enhanced seed materials which are designed to increase the success of native perennial vegetation restoration in wildlands prone to invasion by invasive weeds. Other projects may include traveling to other sagebrush sea states (ID, NV, UT, WY) to install and monitor field experiments, conducting seeding on Conservancy preserves, performing controlled germination experiments, and assisting with projects in collaboration with local, state, and federal agencies.

In case you’re not familiar with us, The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 72 countries, all 50 United States, and your neighborhood. Our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity, and therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit to learn more.

As a leader in Oregon’s conservation community, our team of scientists and problem solvers directly protects the iconic landscapes and inspiring locations that define our great state. From working to reduce the severity of fires in our forests and designing our clean water future to developing innovative technologies with fisherman and ranchers that sustainably protect both nature and livelihoods, The Nature Conservancy is building a future where people and nature thrive together.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Associates Degree in natural resources; environmental studies or equivalent combination of education and 6 months’ experience.
• Experience working with seeds or plants in an outdoor or lab or greenhouse setting.
• Experience managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources.

Desired Qualifications:
• Multi-language skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
• Field experience in sagebrush ecosystems, and knowledge of common plant species.
• Ability to follow protocols for using laboratory equipment and/or small machinery, hand tools, and power tools.
• Ability to identify plant species using diagnostic tools such as a dichotomous key.
• Ability to contribute to and work with a small team.
• Ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment.
• Ability to safely travel on primitive roads and trails.

This position is full-time, 40 hours per week that starts March 23, 2020 and ends December 18, 2020.
The pay for this position is $19.75 per hour.

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Applications must be submitted by 8:59 PM PST on January 26, 2020 to be considered.

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