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Sage-steppe Conservation Specialist

The Nature Conservancy, Burns, OR preferred; Bend, OR considered

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 09/06/2019

Do you have stellar collaborative skills and excel at convening various stakeholders to work towards a common goal? Does advancing conservation methods for rangelands in eastern Oregon particularly focusing on sagebrush steppe ecosystems intrigue you? Are you familiar with rangeland management and interested in further developing your leadership skills through partner work, project management and participation in collaborative agreements? Consider our Sage-steppe Conservation Specialist position as the next step in your career!

As our Sage-steppe Conservation Specialist, you will lead and/or participate in cooperative efforts with conservation partners to advance an adaptive management approach to sagebrush steppe habitats with a goal of increasing conservation outcomes across public and private lands. You will work with established planning and monitoring methodologies to evaluate efficacy of sage-steppe conservation practices, which may include field-based data collection, data analysis, synthesis and the development and delivery of outreach materials. You will work directly with the Bureau of Land Management on issues and opportunities related to Rangeland management through a TNC/BLM Assistance Agreement and regularly interact with our other partners that are instrumental to achieving our mission.

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, our mission 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 to learn more.

As a leader in Oregon’s conservation community, our team of scientists and problem solvers protects and restores 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 hiring range for this position is $47,700-$50,700 annually.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience managing staff or volunteers.
• Relationship building experience to work closely with a variety of partners, i.e., media, government officials, internal scientists.
• Experience completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
• Experience with communication via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
• Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.
• Experience in training and must have valid driver's license.

Some desired qualifications:
• Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
• 3-5 years’ experience in natural resource management, similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Basic skills in GIS mapping and analysis.
• Familiarity with sage-steppe habitats, species and ecological processes.

Interested in finding out more?
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Applications must be submitted by 8:59 PM PT on September 6, 2019 to be considered.

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