Job Details

SW Oregon Steward

The Nature Conservancy, Ashland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 01/25/2019

Are you a nature enthusiast that enjoys ecological monitoring and working with volunteers? Do you have an interest in gaining experience working in vernal pool, grassland, oak, chaparral, forest, and wetland plant communities in southern Oregon for the 2019 field season? Our SW Oregon Steward position could be the right opportunity for you to grow your knowledge and skills!

As the SW Oregon Steward you will assist with biological and ecological data collection, invasive plant mapping and control and important vernal pool restoration activities. Additionally, you will gain experience leading volunteer crews who are instrumental to our restoration successes at the Table Rocks and other preserves. You’ll build upon your GPS skills through frequent data collection and gain exposure to GIS mapping software and Excel.

In case you’re not familiar, 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. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus 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.

The SW Oregon Steward role is a 35 hour per week, 4.5-month seasonal position that beings in March and ends in July 2019. Our preferred hiring range is: $21.58-$22.93.

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:
• 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 with GPS and interpreting mapped information
• Experience performing physical work
• Experience working in a team environment
• Experience operating and or repairing various types of equipment and machinery.
• Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record.

Some desired knowledge, skills and experience that would be helpful:
• Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
• 1 – 2 years related experience in custodial and ecological land management
• Ability to recognize plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities.
• Experience with GIS software including editing data and creation of maps.

Interested in finding out more?
Review the full description and application link here (https://bit.ly/2EQoxnj) or visit www.nature.org/careers and enter job ID 47232 in the keywords search.

Applications must be submitted by 8:59 PM PST on January 25, 2019 to be considered.

Complete details: https://bit.ly/2EQoxnj