The Nature Conservancy

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

 

TOGETHER WE CAN STOP CATASTROPHIC CLIMATE CHANGE

The science is clear: climate change is the most serious threat to our natural world. To prevent irreversible damage to the lands and waters we all rely on, we must take immediate action now.

We are already seeing the effects of a changing climate. The last three years have been the hottest on record and the problem is only going to intensify. As a rapidly growing global population puts increased demand on food, water and energy around the world, our planet is being pushed toward a breaking point.

What will happen if we don’t act right now? Global temperature is projected to rise by 3.2°C, increased air pollution will affect 4.9 billion more people, and 2.75 billion people will be subjected to water scarcity.

How can we help? By reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. This can be enough to keep global temperatures from rising. There is hope, but research shows us that we have a limited window of opportunity to stop the dire projections from becoming reality. We have just 10 years to change course and avert catastrophic damage to our world.

This is a problem we can solve. Science has shown us that nature has the power to heal itself, and The Nature Conservancy’s 600 scientists are busy putting innovative solutions to work. We’re working on the ground in all 50 states and 72 countries around the world to help fight the rise of global temperatures, by protecting and restoring ecosystems. We call these “natural climate solutions” - proven ways of storing and reducing carbon emissions in the world’s forests, grasslands and wetlands.

One easy way to capture carbon is planting more trees. On the Indonesian island of Borneo, The Nature Conservancy is working with partners to address deforestation in the Berau district. This effort alone has the potential to reduce carbon pollution by 1.5 million tons each year—the equivalent of removing 300,000 cars from the roads.

Our research shows that natural climate solutions like this will help make enormous strides in reducing the concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

For more than 65 years, The Nature Conservancy has pushed the boundaries of conservation to solve our planet’s biggest challenges. We have never shied away from tough tasks. We know you won’t either. Your actions beginning right here can make a significant impact on the future of our natural world.

The Nature Conservancy Argentina
Jan 30, 2020
Full time
THE ROLE: The Director of Finance and Operations II will provide overall direction and leadership for all operations functions within the Argentina Business Unit in the Latin America Region. The Director will be responsible for functions such as Finance, Human Resources, Facilities, Information Systems, Office Management, and/or Volunteer Programs. The Director of Finance and Operations will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of the Argentinean program by developing and coordinating tactics for approved plans, and completing and/or overseeing day-to-day tasks. They may be responsible for central administrative processes, including facility management, telecommunications, mailroom operations, and telephone/public reception, maintaining office supplies and equipment, and processing purchasing requests. They will be responsible for development and implementation of annual budgets, managing the process for annual planning, and monitoring progress. They will provide assistance to all levels of staff on HR issues, working closely with the Regional HR Business Partner. The Director will provide guidance in satisfying requirements based on extensive knowledge of policies and procedures. They will manage guidelines and analyze factual information to achieve results, improve workflow, and solve problems. They will provide advice, recommendations, and training related to the functional activity they manage. They will be responsible for board engagement in the financial management and financial sustainability of the chapter, including the presentation of financial information at board meetings. The Director must become familiar with the systems and resources utilized by the team and apply knowledge to managing support and designing communications related to the resources. They will develop documentation, modify processes, and participate in the enhancement of systems and tools used by the team. The Director will work in close cooperation with any or all of the following: Conservancy staff, donors, trustees, vendors, public agencies, and legal and accounting professionals. They will report to leadership on activities. They will manage diverse tasks, analyze situations, evaluate alternatives, project outcomes, and implement solutions in order to improve effectiveness. The Director will report to the Latin America Finance and Operations Director with a dotted line reporting to the Argentina Business Unit Director.   RESPONSIBILITIES: Act independently and in supervisor’s stead as needed; exercise independent judgment to identify and solve problems; Develop and implement new initiatives that will ensure department and organization-wide goals and strategies are achieved; Ensure programmatic commitments, Conservancy policies and procedures, GAAP, and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance. Decisions may bind the organization financially or legally; Provide timely and accurate financial reports and analysis to board members and project managers; Develop and monitor budget, forecast, sustainability, and strategic financial plans; Perform general accounting duties (may include managing external accounting vendor), to include: basic journal entries for transfers, loans, land transactions, accruals, deferred revenue and expense corrections; Review and monitor Income Statement and balance sheet (including pledges) items at month and year-end close; Provide financial expertise on land deals or other special projects; Ensure revenue, expenses and net assets are managed to reflect donor intent, including working with cross-functional teams to perform revenue allocation; Manage privately funded awards; Collaborate with Grants Specialists on managing public awards; Oversee day-to-day financial activities such as purchasing, processing invoices, negotiating, and contracting with vendors; Ensure contracted vendors carry required insurance coverage and that appropriate documentation is obtained and maintained; Maintain confidentiality of frequently sensitive and emotionally-charged information; Manage and implement multiple projects, including setting deadlines and ensuring accountability; Travel occasionally, working long and flexible hours as needed; May supervise one or more administrative or professional staff, responsibility includes training and professional development; Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain; and Work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines. Manage or oversee activities related to in-country legal, labor and financial compliance. Manage and oversee TNC local bank accounts.  Manage keys/passwords and approve transactions, oversee bank reconciliations and ensure they’re completed timely and accurately. Liaise and coordinate with WO treasury on funds transfers in accordance with the Financial Management Handbook and WO Treasury requirements. Manage, report and monitor foreign exchange impacts Manage and oversee local payroll processes, including Insight uploads. Manage and oversee local accounting vendor. Manage and oversee relationships with other vendors and service providers as needed. Manage and/or oversee invoice processing. Manage and/or oversee local accounts receivables in partnership with the Development/Conservation Departments Liaise with WO HR Global Benefits team as necessary on locally-provided employee benefits. Manage all Operations aspects of entry into new countries in the region, and exit from countries where TNC is ceasing operations.   REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or equivalent combination, including 2 years managing operations functions; Finance / Accounting experience; Fluent in Spanish and English; Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint; Experience managing and implementing multiple projects; Experience generating financial reports, and analyzing and interpreting data; Experience developing and administering departmental budget or equivalent; Experience negotiating agreements; Experience supervising staff, interns, and/or volunteers; and Experience working with cross-functional teams. Experience handling confidential information; Multi -cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated; Ability to manage and implement complex processes; Ability to work in partnership with others in a collaborative role; Advanced knowledge in current and evolving technology related to field of experience; Knowledge of current and evolving trends in the specific field, preferably in a non-profit environment; Experience working with government awards; Strong organization, planning, and problem-solving skills; Successful experience implementing strategic program goals; Degree in Accounting; and/or Non-profit GAAP accounting experience. Experience in supporting Human Resources Process    
The Nature Conservancy Karlstad, Minnesota, USA
Jan 30, 2020
Full time
THE ROLE: The Preserve Management Assistant will travel within the Tallgrass Aspen Parklands landscape in the Northern Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion (Northwestern Minnesota and southern Manitoba, Canada) as part of a landscape-based spring and fall prescribed burn crew as well as part of a multi-person crew managing nature preserves during the summer months. As part of the prescribed burn crew, the Preserve Management Assistant will be responsible for preparation and implementation of prescribed fire at various nature preserves under the direction of a Prescribed Burn Leader.  The Preserve Management Assistant (PMA) must use safety equipment and maintain a safety-conscious attitude at all times. Tasks include assisting with preserve management activities such as prescribed burning, applying herbicides, clearing and mowing firebreaks, boundary posting, repairing and organizing burn equipment, tree and brush cutting, fence construction/removal, constructing parking areas, maintaining vehicles and equipment, meeting with local landowners, identifying management needs for preserves, assisting with field trips, leading volunteers, and other land management tasks as necessary. This position requires irregular hours and travel on short notice. Housing facilities will be provided for the full term of employment. Transportation from The Nature Conservancy office to the various preserves will be provided by The Nature Conservancy.   These are seasonal positions.  Two (2) positions will have a start date of April 1, 2020 and end date of November 6, 2020.  (Note there is another similar position with a shorter employment period also available at this location as well as other locations in MN-ND-SD).   RESPONSIBILITIES: The PMA participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management. Maintain preserve areas frequented by the visiting public Remove exotic species and/or species monitoring (including use of herbicides) Prescribed burn preparation, implementation, and post-burn monitoring Maintain tools and equipment Brush and tree removal Seed harvest Photo and vegetation monitoring Other preserve management activities All TNC staff actively participating on a prescribed burn must be qualified as a FFT2. The PMA will participate in prescribed burns, preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. Makes day to day decisions as delegated by supervisor.                                                                                                 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. May require long hours in isolated settings. Makes day to day decisions as delegated by supervisor. May work under infrequent supervision.   REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management. Experience recognizing plant and animal species.        Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. Lawn mower, chainsaw, UTV, ATV or OHV, two-way radio, or similar equipment).                        Experience working in a team environment.                                            Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide or pesticide application). Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross cultural experience appreciated. 1 - 2 years’ experience in land management or related field.                     Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems.   Ability to obtain driver’s license and maintain a good driving record. Qualified as or able to meet qualifications for FFT2, including Introduction to ICS (I-100), Human Factors on the Fireline (L-180), Introduction to Wildland 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 Ability to recognize plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities. Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.; lawn mower, chainsaw, tractor, two-way radio, etc.). Ability to follow instructions from colleagues. Ability to perform physical work, sometime under adverse conditions or in inclement weather Ability to pass US Forest Service work capacity test at arduous level (3 mile walk with 45 lb pack in 45 minutes) Ability to function productively as a member or leader of a work team. This position may also require that you are able to cross the US-Canada border without incident. PC and/or mobile device familiarity, including database knowledge or understanding.
The Nature Conservancy
Jan 30, 2020
Full time
THE ROLE: The Preserve Management Assistant (PMA) performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management.  They will travel within the Sheyenne Delta Landscape throughout the field season and will also be part of a traveling spring prescribed burn crew (April 13, 2020 to June). From June to November, the PMA will then continue working with the Sheyenne Delta Land Steward and alone managing nature preserves working out of the Brown Ranch (Milnor, ND) office until the end date November 20, 2020.  As part of the prescribed burn crew, the PMA will be responsible for preparation and implementation of prescribed fire at various nature preserves under the direction of a Prescribed Burn Leader.  The PMA must use safety equipment and maintain a safety-conscious attitude at all times. Tasks include assisting with preserve management activities such as prescribed burning, applying herbicides, clearing and mowing firebreaks, boundary posting, repairing and organizing burn equipment, tree and brush cutting, fence construction/removal, constructing parking areas, maintaining vehicles and equipment, meeting with local landowners, identifying management needs for preserves, assisting with field trips, leading volunteers, and other land management tasks as necessary.  This position requires irregular hours, travel on short notice and the ability to work weekends.  Employees are required to live in TNC provided housing due to the remote setting of this work location and the need to report to duty on short notice.  If an employee already lives in the area or is able to obtain housing within a close proximity to this work location, and the employee is able to report for duty within 30 minutes, then the employee may live offsite.  Transportation from The Nature Conservancy office to the various preserves will be provided by The Nature Conservancy.   This is a seasonal position with a start date of  April 13, 2020 and end date of November 20, 2020.   RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises no staff, but may help plan and direct preserve work groups, including staff or volunteers.     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. May require long hours in isolated settings. Makes day to day decisions as delegated by supervisor. May work under infrequent supervision.   REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management. Experience recognizing plant and animal species.        Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. Lawn mower, chainsaw, UTV, ATV or OHV, two-way radio, or similar equipment).                        Experience working in a team environment.                                            Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide or pesticide application). Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross cultural experience appreciated. 1 - 2 years’ experience in land management or related field.                     Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems.   Ability to recognize plant and animal species of the tallgrass prairie as required to complete preserve management activities. Qualified as or able to meet qualifications for FFT2, including Introduction to ICS (I-100), Human Factors on the Fireline (L-180), Introduction to Wildland 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 Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.; lawn mower, chainsaw, tractor, two-way radio, etc) Ability to obtain driver’s license and maintain a good driving record. Ability to perform physical work, sometime under adverse conditions or in inclement weather Ability to pass US Forest Service work capacity test at arduous level (3 mile walk with 45 lb pack in 45 minutes) Ability to to follow instructions and function productively as a member or leader of a work team. PC and/or mobile device familiarity, including database knowledge or understanding.   
The Nature Conservancy Cushing, Minnesota, USA
Jan 30, 2020
Full time
THE ROLE: The PMA will work across central and southeast Minnesota.  They will assist with leading volunteers, seasonal staff and interns. They will participate preserve management tasks including prescribed burning activities, removal and chemical treatment of exotic species, tool and equipment maintenance, seed harvest, and monitoring and data collection. This may also include participation in wild land fire suppression activities in partnership with other non-profits, local fire departments, and local, state and federal agencies, either as a TNC employee, or as a volunteer or short-term employee of the partner entity (such as an administratively determined, short term federal employee).    RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist in directing and interacting with Student Conservation Association (SCA) interns, Conservation Corps Minnesota (CCM) crews, and private contractors on various projects. Assist with maintaining public lands including state-owned Wildlife Management Areas (WMA's) and federally-owned Waterfowl Production Areas (WPA's), as well as TNC preserves and other protected lands.  Prescribed burn preparation, implementation, and post-fire monitoring with TNC, MN Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) staff. Remove and chemically treat herbaceous and woody exotic species. Maintain tools and equipment. Monitor and record data entries for various logs, photo points, and vegetation research monitoring. Post and sign properties. Seed harvest. Will perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire. Works in a high stress team environment. Works under close supervision. Ability to perform heavy physical work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.   REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma and 6 months of related experience.    Must be qualified as, 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      Must achieve physical fitness standard as determined by local Fire Program Manager and the TNC Fire Manual. Experience operating various types of equipment.                         Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, and driver’s license). Multi-lingual skills and multicultural or cross cultural experience appreciated. 6 months -1 year of related experience. All TNC staff actively participating on a prescribed burn must be qualified as a FFT2.  Qualified as or able to meet qualifications for FFT2, including Introduction to ICS (I-100), Human Factors on the Fireline (L-180), Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190), Firefighting Training (S-130), National Incident Management System (IS-700), and one training burn serving under the supervision of a qualified FFT2.  See http://www.tncfiremanual.org/firefighter.htm Ability to pass US Forest Service work capacity test at arduous level (3 mile walk with 45 lb. pack in 45 minutes). Experience recognizing plant and animal species in Minnesota. Experience performing physical work. Ability to operate and maintain various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. engine, pumps, ATV, brush-cutter, chainsaw, two-way radio). Working knowledge of handheld GPS units. Ability and willingness to follow instructions from colleagues. Valid driver’s license with a good driving record, and able to pass the DOT federal medical exam (https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/title49/section/391.41) Qualified or able to obtain Minnesota Pesticide Applicator license.
The Nature Conservancy Karlstad, Minnesota, USA
Jan 30, 2020
Full time
THE ROLE: The Preserve Management Assistant will travel within the Tallgrass Aspen Parklands landscape in the Northern Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion (Northwestern Minnesota and southern Manitoba, Canada) as part of a landscape-based spring and fall prescribed burn crew as well as part of a multi-person crew managing nature preserves during the summer months. As part of the prescribed burn crew, the Preserve Management Assistant will be responsible for preparation and implementation of prescribed fire at various nature preserves under the direction of a Prescribed Burn Leader.  The Preserve Management Assistant (Summer) (PMA) must use safety equipment and maintain a safety-conscious attitude at all times. Tasks include assisting with preserve management activities such as prescribed burning, applying herbicides, clearing and mowing firebreaks, boundary posting, repairing and organizing burn equipment, tree and brush cutting, fence construction/removal, constructing parking areas, maintaining vehicles and equipment, meeting with local landowners, identifying management needs for preserves, assisting with field trips, leading volunteers, and other land management tasks as necessary. This position requires irregular hours and travel on short notice. Housing facilities will be provided for the full term of employment. Transportation from The Nature Conservancy office to the various preserves will be provided by The Nature Conservancy.   These are seasonal positions.  Two (2) positions will have a start date of April 13, 2020 and end date of September 25, 2020.  (Note there is another similar position with a longer employment period also available at this location). Salary is $12.50 to $15.50 depending on experience. Housing is provided on Conservancy property.   RESPONSIBILITIES: The PMA participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management. Maintain preserve areas frequented by the visiting public Remove exotic species and/or species monitoring (including use of herbicides) Prescribed burn preparation, implementation, and post-burn monitoring Maintain tools and equipment Brush and tree removal Seed harvest Photo and vegetation monitoring Other preserve management activities All TNC staff actively participating on a prescribed burn must be qualified as a FFT2. The PMA will participate in prescribed burns, preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. Makes day to day decisions as delegated by supervisor. 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. May require long hours in isolated settings. Makes day to day decisions as delegated by supervisor. May work under infrequent supervision.   REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management. Experience recognizing plant and animal species. Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. Lawn mower, chainsaw, UTV, ATV or OHV, two-way radio, or similar equipment). Experience working in a team environment. Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide or pesticide application). Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross cultural experience appreciated. 1 - 2 years’ experience in land management or related field. Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems. Ability to obtain driver’s license and maintain a good driving record. Qualified as or able to meet qualifications for FFT2, including Introduction to ICS (I-100), Human Factors on the Fireline (L-180), Introduction to Wildland 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 Ability to recognize plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities. Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.; lawn mower, chainsaw, tractor, two-way radio, etc.). Ability to follow instructions from colleagues. Ability to perform physical work, sometime under adverse conditions or in inclement weather Ability to pass US Forest Service work capacity test at arduous level (3 mile walk with 45 lb pack in 45 minutes) Ability to function productively as a member or leader of a work team. This position may also require that you are able to cross the US-Canada border without incident. PC and/or mobile device familiarity, including database knowledge or understanding.  
The Nature Conservancy Coleharbor, North Dakota, USA
Jan 30, 2020
Full time
THE ROLE: The Piping Plover Management Tech.  is responsible for the implementation of plover habitat management projects and piping plover nest monitoring at TNC’s John E. Williams Preserve and USFWS Audubon National Wildlife Refuge.  Position will begin early-April and end early- September.  There is potential for this position to be re-hired (April-Sept) over the next two years.   RESPONSIBILITIES: Complete annual monitoring of piping plover populations, nest success, and fledgling success on the John E. Williams Preserve and Audubon National Wildlife Refuge. Participate in the collection of research data on plover habitat enhancement projects. Contribute to a final report summarizing plover monitoring and management activities. Will be required to complete and obtain a North Dakota Pesticide Applicators License (if not already obtained) May be required to submit a Background Check for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service May perform other duties as assigned.   REQUIREMENTS: Associates Degree in natural resources; environmental studies or equivalent combination of education and 6 months’ experience.                             Experience managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources. Multi-lingual and/or multicultural experience appreciated. Completed at least two years in natural resource management field of study.  Knowledge and field experience in ornithology highly preferred. Ability to perform with a minimum of supervision and work cooperatively with a wide range of people. Ability to operate all-terrain vehicles, motor boats, 4x4 trucks, trailering, and complete outdoor work using hand tools. Experience with bird monitoring and identification preferred. Willing to work long and irregular hours under adverse environmental conditions. Willingness to live and work in an isolated rural environment and share living quarters and travel frequently. Ability to collect and analyze data and produce written reports. Current North Dakota Pesticide Applicators License preferred. Current Department of Interior Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC) preferred. Demonstrated ability to be a team member and work toward a common goal
The Nature Conservancy Cushing, Minnesota, USA
Jan 30, 2020
Full time
THE ROLE: The Ordway Glacial Lakes (OGL) Site Steward (Steward) performs and participates in preserve operations including the maintenance, management, development and coordination of conservation programs.  The Steward leads work teams to ensure the coordination, community support and implementation of preserve management plans throughout the Ordway Glacial Lakes landscape (central Minnesota). Management activities include assisting with prescribed burning, clearing and mowing firebreaks, repairing and organizing burn equipment, tree and brush cutting, fence construction/removal, parking area maintenance, maintaining vehicles and mileage log sheets, meeting with local landowners, identifying management needs for preserves, assisting with field trips, working with volunteers and contractors, and other land management tasks as needed.  The Steward maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public, removes exotic species and/or monitors and researches species, maintains tools and equipment and operates heavy machinery.  Additional functions may include contract planning and project oversight working with a wide array of private contractors.  This is a full-time seasonal, term position with a start date of March, 31, 2020 and end date of November 13, 2020.  This term position is funded through an LSOHC grant, in combination with TNC operational funds.   RESPONSIBILITIES: May lead or monitor work groups consisting of staff, interns, and volunteers covering a wide geographic area. Financial responsibility may include working within a grant budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, assisting with budget development and fundraising targets.  May assist with grant accomplishments and reporting tasks. Networks with diverse groups, including land owners, conservation partners, government officials, donors, board members and the general public to recruit support for the Conservancy and publicize Conservancy programs/preserves.  May work under minimal and/or distant supervision; may make some independent decisions based on analysis, experience and context.  May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.   REQUIREMENTS: 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 operating and or repairing various types of equipment and machinery. Must have a valid driver's license.  Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated. 2 – 3 years related experience in custodial and ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience in Prescribed burning and/or wildfire suppression, qualified as a FFT2. (S130/190) with FFT1/ICT5 qualified highly preferred. Desire to advance in NWCG fire qualifications. Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. lawn mower, chainsaw, UTV/ATV or OHV, two-way radio, or similar equipment) Ability to become MN Pesticide Applicator certified. MN Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or ability to obtain a CDL. Experience in contract planning and project oversight. Experience working with a diverse group of people (conservation partners, private contractors, LGU’s) Some experience working with lease negotiation (Ag, grazing and haying leases) Some supervisory experience managing volunteers or entry level staff. Ability to recognize plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities. Knowledge/understanding of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation/conservation or similar field. Ability to complete tasks independently with respect to timeline(s). Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers).  Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
The Nature Conservancy Rapid City, South Dakota, USA
Jan 30, 2020
Full time
THE ROLE: The Northern Great Plains Rangelands Program Director (Program Director) will facilitate cross-state coordination among The Conservancy, rancher-led coalitions, individuals and other partners in support of the North America Sustainable Grazing Lands Strategy.  The Program Director will collaboratively identify needs, opportunities and strategies for keeping the ranching community and economy healthy across the northern Great Plains. The Program Director will enhance and accelerate collaboration with producer groups and conservation partners, develop products and cross-boundary relationships that add value to the grazing community at the regional scale. The Program Director will lead a project that will connect the four TNC Chapters of the NGP (South Dakota/North Dakota, Nebraska, Montana and Wyoming), the North America Sustainable Grazing Program, and the respective Great Plains, Rocky Mountain, and Pacific North West Divisions with rancher-led coalitions across political boundaries. They will develop financial instruments and mechanisms to aid in transferring ranch ownership to the next generation; de-incentivize grassland conversion by collaboratively identifying and developing tools that level the playing field between grazers and row-crop agriculture. They will also provide a nexus between rancher groups and TNC corporate partners to test and implement practices that improve the economic, ecologic, and social value proposition within the beef supply chain.   RESPONSIBILITIES: Facilitates and develops cross-boundary work and relationships with TNC operating units, rancher-led coalitions, conservation partners and industry. Collaboratively develops innovative risk-management tools and policies for adoption by the ranching industry. Coordinates with North America Sustainable Grazing and Science teams to accelerate adoption of Integrated Ranch Management Plans throughout the Great Plains. Convenes rancher-led coalitions and agricultural lenders to identify and develop programmatic solutions to overcome barriers for young/emerging-ranchers. Engages with the TNC Indigenous Landscapes and Communities Program to identify new partnership opportunities. Leads multi-disciplinary efforts to influence beef supply chain mechanisms toward measurable outcomes in the northern Great Plains. Establish and maintain optimal standards of performance for the program while controlling costs and administering budgets. Responsible for ensuring that public and private funds are raised to meet program needs. Frequently makes independent decision based on analysis, experience, and context.   REQUIREMENTS: BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines. Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance. Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies  Experience negotiating. Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated. 6-7 years’ experience in conservation practice or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans. Knowledge of current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions. Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives or related field. Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English. Demonstrated experience in fundraising.  Politically savvy.  
The Nature Conservancy Arlington, Virginia, USA
Jan 30, 2020
Full time
THE ROLE: The Director, Product Development, Debt Conversions will report to the Deputy Managing Director, Blue Bonds in NatureVest. Debt Conversions involve negotiating the restructuring of a country’s sovereign debt using investment capital and credit enhancement to create funding to finance marine conservation and related activities in the country.    The Director’s role shall be to lead the development and implementation of debt conversions primarily in the Africa region, but potentially in other regions across the globe where Debt Conversions opportunities can be identified. S/he will engage in all aspects of capital-raising including the soliciting of potential investors and donors, and the management of investor relationships. Key responsibilities shall also include: identifying and negotiating key partnership arrangements, developing financial models (including the incorporation of blended finance and credit enhancement mechanisms), performing due diligence and risk assessments / mitigation, developing internal and external materials, and structuring and closing the deals.   The Director, Product Development Debt Conversions will lead the development and implementation of debt conversions in Africa and potentially globally.  The Director will collaborate with Worldwide Office teams, field staff, The Nature Conservancy senior management, including NatureVest, Africa and other regions, and partner organizations, such as multi-lateral and bi-lateral institutions, donors, investors, and national governments.  The Director will also bring sophisticated business, financial, and economic analysis, and expertise, including financial modeling, pitch deck creation, due diligence, deal structuring and closing, to the design and implementation of this work.  Initial focus of the position will be to bring to close existing potential debt conversions identified in Africa as well as identify additional countries in the region to eventually develop debt conversions.   RESPONSIBILITIES: Implements and manages development of new and existing debt conversions in Africa and potentially globally. Manages and implements multiple deals in the Africa and/or other regions. Travel associated with this position is expected to be approximately 40% of the time. Ensures the programmatic work is collaborative and well-integrated across the organization, including staff from NatureVest, Africa and other regions. Makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment. Ensures programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, financial standards and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance. May direct or participate in negotiations for complex, high profile or sensitive agreements associated with the debt conversions.   REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree and 7 years’ experience in a private sector environment, such as management consulting and investment banking, or with a leading conservation organization or government entity, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience developing and implementing complex projects and strategic initiatives in an unstructured environment. Experience leading and managing large scale projects, including working with both internal and external stakeholders. Experience negotiating complex agreements. Multi-lingual skills (French, Portuguese, or Arabic) and/or multi-cultural experience.  Strong team player who can build relationships and work collaboratively across the organization and with Conservancy partners.   Experience working with governments, multi-lateral, and/or bi-lateral institutions. Ability to successfully develop and implement complex projects in an unstructured environment. Outstanding analytical and project management capabilities. Superior written and oral communications. International work experience desirable. Experience working in Africa preferred. MBA or similar degree with significant coursework in finance or economics. The Nature Conservancy is committed to diversity and encourages candidates with diverse and nontraditional backgrounds to apply.  
The Nature Conservancy Sacramento, California, USA
Jan 30, 2020
Full time
THE ROLE: The Coordinator provides gift coding and administrative support for the California Development department, including processing and recording gifts, assisting donors with asset transfer, data entry, preparing meeting briefings, distributing and filing gift documentation, donor reporting, and mailing list coordination. The Coordinator uses the available fundraising management system to input notes on interactions with donors, update donors’ demographic and personal information, and produce donor reports including summaries for donor visits, and to track prospects and donors. S/he may assist in expense reporting, and other special projects related to fundraising and financial reporting. S/he applies established processes and practices to improve effectiveness. The Coordinator may have substantial contact with staff, donors, legal and financial professionals. S/he will provide other staff with information they need to make decisions and solve problems.   RESPONSIBILITIES: Does not supervise any staff, but may supervise volunteers, interns, or temporary staff. Duties are performed under general supervision and established guidelines.  Financial responsibility may include working within a budget, purchasing, processing invoices, contracting with vendors, and assisting with budget tracking. Refers difficult questions and unusual problems to supervisor. Maintain confidentiality. Serve as a team member for assigned projects. Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain. Work overtime as needed.   REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree and 1-year experience or equivalent combination.  Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading. Experience managing diverse activities to meet deadlines. Experience providing administrative support. Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people. Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated. Database skills; including experience with gift coding and/or data entry. Ability to analyze information for the purpose of preparing reports, coordinating efforts and solving problems. Ability to apply research skills.  Ability to write and edit written materials for use with donor solicitations, member communications, and special events.  Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles & practices. Excellent customer service skills and focus. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
The Nature Conservancy Sacramento, California, USA
Jan 30, 2020
Full time
THE ROLE: The Coordinator provides gift coding and administrative support for the California Development department, including processing and recording gifts, assisting donors with asset transfer, data entry, preparing meeting briefings, distributing and filing gift documentation, donor reporting, and mailing list coordination. The Coordinator uses the available fundraising management system to input notes on interactions with donors, update donors’ demographic and personal information, and produce donor reports including summaries for donor visits, and to track prospects and donors. S/he may assist in expense reporting, and other special projects related to fundraising and financial reporting. S/he applies established processes and practices to improve effectiveness. The Coordinator may have substantial contact with staff, donors, legal and financial professionals. S/he will provide other staff with information they need to make decisions and solve problems.   RESPONSIBILITIES: Does not supervise any staff, but may supervise volunteers, interns, or temporary staff. Duties are performed under general supervision and established guidelines.  Financial responsibility may include working within a budget, purchasing, processing invoices, contracting with vendors, and assisting with budget tracking. Refers difficult questions and unusual problems to supervisor. Maintain confidentiality. Serve as a team member for assigned projects. Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain. Work overtime as needed.   REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree and 1-year experience or equivalent combination.  Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading. Experience managing diverse activities to meet deadlines. Experience providing administrative support. Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people. Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated. Database skills; including experience with gift coding and/or data entry. Ability to analyze information for the purpose of preparing reports, coordinating efforts and solving problems. Ability to apply research skills.  Ability to write and edit written materials for use with donor solicitations, member communications, and special events.  Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles & practices. Excellent customer service skills and focus. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
The Nature Conservancy Shelter Island, New York, USA
Jan 30, 2020
Full time
THE ROLE: The Conservation Steward will be exposed to, and participate in, a broad range of educational opportunities, such as preserve stewardship, applied conservation, and outreach at Mashomack Preserve, Shelter Island, NY.  The anticipated duration of this position is approximately 5 months; shared housing accommodations are available. Some duties may include: Stewardship (60%) : Assist other team members with various aspects of preserve stewardship, facilities maintenance and Manor House operations. Tasks may include trail management and maintenance, routine mowing of trails and grounds, event preparation/clean-up, invasive species removal and trash removal/recycling. Duties will require physical labor and the safe operation of hand tools and power equipment. Applied Conservation (25%) : Assist other team members with a variety of conservation projects related to habitat management, wildlife monitoring, and research. Tasks may include GIS data collection and mapping, wildlife and vegetation surveys, data entry and analysis, literature reviews, and written reports. Duties will require long hours in the field and/or office. Outreach (15%) : Assist with conservation outreach and education programs offered at Mashomack Preserve. Tasks may include assisting with community science programs, teaching children during environmental education programs, and sharing conservation messages with preserve visitors.   RESPONSIBILITIES: Requires good interpersonal and communication skills for regular interaction with other team members and visitors. Ability to work under close supervision or independently. Ability to follow protocols and troubleshoot as necessary. Willingness to work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time in isolated settings, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances in areas where ticks & mosquitos are a frequent nuisance. Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings as necessary.   REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED and 6 months of related experience or equivalent combination. Experience performing physically demanding work or activities and the ability to lift at least 50lbs.             Experience operating various types of tools and equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. handheld GPS, gardening tools, lawn mower, chainsaw, etc). Must have valid drivers’ license. Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated. Experience or degree in environmental education or related field preferred. Knowledge of, or a demonstrated interest in, ecology and conservation biology. Experience collecting spatial and biological data in the field. Experience using ArcGIS and/or R statistical software. Working knowledge of lawn mowers, weed whackers, and other landscaping tools. Experience driving automatic and manual pick-up trucks or off-road vehicles. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment cooperatively with a variety of volunteers and employees. Strong written and oral communication skills.  Excellent organizational skills.  Ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
The Nature Conservancy
Jan 30, 2020
Full time
THE ROLE: Working with the Conservancy’s conservation teams at the global and local levels will provide the selected candidate with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of worldwide conservation issues and strategies for addressing threats to biodiversity.  The Conservation Education Assistant will be exposed to, and participate in, a broad range of educational opportunities. For example, they will participate in education, stewardship and operations programs, interact frequently with visitors, and help maintain preserve areas frequented by the public at Mashomack Preserve, Shelter Island, NY.  The anticipated duration of this position is approximately 5 months; shared housing accommodations are available. Some duties may include: Education & Outreach (70%) : Assist Education and Outreach Coordinator and Visitor Center Coordinator to help create and implement interpretive education/outreach programming and materials that emphasize the biological diversity of the Mashomack Preserve, global environmental change, and The Nature Conservancy’s conservation initiatives.  Help direct and teach the summer Children’s Environmental Education Program.  Provide general Visitor Center support, including providing information to visiting public, working with and helping to direct volunteers and completing office/administrative work. Stewardship (20%) : Assist Preserve team with various aspects of preserve stewardship, facilities maintenance and Manor House operations. Tasks may include trail management and maintenance, routine mowing of trails and grounds, event preparation/clean-up, invasive species removal and trash removal/recycling. Duties will require physical labor and the safe operation of hand tools and power equipment. Applied Conservation (10%) : Assist team with a variety of conservation projects related to habitat management, wildlife monitoring, and research. Tasks may include GIS data collection and mapping, wildlife and vegetation surveys, data entry and analysis, literature reviews, and written reports. Duties will require long hours in the field and/or office.   RESPONSIBILITIES: Requires good interpersonal and communication skills for regular interaction with employees, volunteers, preserve neighbors and visitors to convey basic preserve information. Ability to speak, both one-on-one and in front of small to medium sized groups, in a consistently professional, positive and approachable manner. Ability to work under close supervision or independently. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time in isolated settings, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances in areas where ticks & mosquitos can be a frequent nuisance. May require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain. Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings as necessary.   REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED and 6 months of related experience or equivalent combination.             Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR). Experience performing physically demanding work or sports/fitness. Must have valid drivers’ license. Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated. Experience or degree in environmental education or related field preferred. Knowledge of ecological and natural history concepts, familiarity with Northeast coastal flora and fauna, and the love of sharing that knowledge with others. Knowledge of, or a demonstrated interest in, climate change ecology and conservation biology. Strong written and oral communication skills.  Excellent organizational skills.  Ability to manage several projects simultaneously. Experience with teaching/tutoring or customer service. Computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment cooperatively with a variety of volunteers and employees. Ability and willingness to do occasional physical labor. Experience operating various types of tools and equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. handheld GPS, gardening tools, lawn mower, chainsaw, etc.) Skill in kayaking and/or canoeing Current First Aid or CPR certification desirable.  
The Nature Conservancy Arlington, Virginia, USA
Jan 30, 2020
Full time
THE ROLE: The Climate & Clean Energy intern will provide research, writing, and communications support for senior staff of The Nature Conservancy’s Global Conservation Campaigns (GCC) and U.S. Government Relations (USGR) teams in the External Affairs Department. The GCC team consists of 10 staff who serve as consultants to TNC’s state chapters to help them achieve solutions to conservation challenges by increasing investments in nature and changing public attitudes and behaviors so that nature and people thrive. This includes advancing climate change and clean energy policy outcomes in the U.S. at the national and state level to spur action and build bridges across political spectrum.     GCC’s expertise includes strategic planning, feasibility research, public opinion polling, message development, fundraising, campaign management and training. The intern will have the opportunity to observe this work firsthand as well as the federal advocacy efforts of the USGR team on national climate and clean energy policy. The intern will significantly benefit our program through content creation on various climate and clean energy topics, implementing online strategies, strategic research, marketing support, and message development. USGR consists of 20+ staff who work with members of Congress, their staff and senior officials of the federal agencies to transform how we use the world's resources by affecting policy and practices that affirm the value of nature locally and globally. TNC most often pursues its public policy and public funding objectives in partnership with other organizations that share our mission. Maintaining strong partnerships with governments, other nonprofits and private sector organizations is an essential part of USGR’s approach.    RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist GCC and USGR on national and state and/or local climate change and clean energy policy and advocacy efforts by supporting strategic research, marketing, and message development activities  Support communication and social media efforts by curating content for TNC’s climate-related Twitter account and other potential social media platforms  Attend meetings and conferences with senior staff members and provide logistical support on planning/implementing events  Help produce content for our climate social media feed (Twitter, Facebook, and Workplace)  Use images and content to produce sharable visuals or infographics and receive necessary training (as needed) on how to use social media listening tools to help monitor conversations on topic  Assist with updating climate target spreadsheet by incorporating information from advocacy day and fly-bys, and other legislative issues Assist with bill tracking, as needed Participate in shadowing opportunities: committee hearings or legislative staff meetings on Capitol Hill to attend with USGR; partner coalition meetings in DC; USGR or IGR staff meetings; in-district legislator events or meetings in nearby Maryland, Virginia or Pennsylvania with state GR.   REQUIREMENTS: Enrolled as a current undergraduate of Middlebury College (graduating Seniors not eligible), in the areas of Environmental Studies, Political Science/Government Relations, Public Policy or related field, or equivalent  Experience using MS office, Word, Excel, Publisher Experience navigating the Internet for professional use  Experience or skills in data tracking and/or research, and general program support such as meeting preparation Experience with written and oral communication Prior work on climate change or clean energy policies or advocacy campaigns  Experience with social media, online metrics, digital engagement tools, and interest in content marketing  Experience completing tasks independently  Strong organization skills, accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks  
The Nature Conservancy Cushing, Minnesota, USA
Jan 30, 2020
Full time
THE ROLE: The Burn Crew Member will work throughout the Prairie Forest Border Ecoregion in central and southeastern Minnesota.  This position may spend 70% of the time away from their home base.  Housing away from the home base will be will be provided by the Conservancy at a bunk house or camp ground facility.  Crew members will participate in prescribed fire activities, and other stewardship activities which may include some or all of the following functions: Prescribed burn preparation, implementation, and post-fire monitoring with TNC, MN Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) staff. Assist with maintaining TNC preserves and public lands including state-owned Wildlife Management Areas (WMA's) and federally-owned Waterfowl Production Areas (WPA's) and other protected lands.  Assist in fence maintenance, removal, and construction for conservation grazing. Posting and signing of properties. Brush/tree removal with chemical stump treatment. Remove and chemically treat exotic species. Maintain tools and equipment. Collect and clean native seeds. Monitor and record data entries for photo and vegetation research monitoring. Other preserve management activities.   RESPONSIBILITIES: Ability to recognize plant and animal species as required completing preserve management activities. Will perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire. Works in a high stress team environment. Works under close supervision. Ability to perform heavy physical work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.   REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma and 6 months of related experience.    Must be or able to meet qualifications for Fire Fighter Type 2 (FFT2) prior to the start date, 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      Must achieve physical fitness standard as determined by local Fire Program Manager and the TNC Fire Manual. Experience operating various types of equipment.                         Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, and driver’s license). Multi-lingual skills and multicultural or cross cultural experience appreciated. High school diploma and 1 year training in science-related field or related experience in land management. Experience performing physical work. Ability to pass US Forest Service work capacity test at arduous level (3 mile walk with 45 lb pack in 45 minutes). Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems. Experience recognizing plant and animal native and exotic species in Minnesota. Ability to operate and maintain various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. ATV, engine, pumps, chainsaw, brush-cutter, and two-way radio). Ability to pass the DOT federal medical exam ( https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/title49/section/391.41 ). Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record. Ability and willingness to follow instructions from colleagues.          
The Nature Conservancy North Dakota, USA
Jan 30, 2020
Full time
THE ROLE: The Burn Crew Member (BCM) will serve on a crew of 6 to 8 people. The crew travels throughout the Missouri Coteau (central ND) landscape: This crew is responsible for preparation and implementation of prescribed fire at various nature preserves in the landscape. Under the direction of a Prescribed Burn Leader, the BCM will assist with controlled burns. In addition, the BCT will assist with preserve management tasks such as boundary posting, firebreak preparation, fencing, tree clearing, brush cutting, and equipment maintenance when conditions are not conducive to burning. This is a seasonal position that will start April 13, 2020 and end on May 22, 2020. The BCM will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. This may include participation in wild land fire suppression activities in partnership with other non-profits, local fire departments, and local, state and federal agencies, either as a TNC employee, or as a volunteer or short term employee of the partner entity (such as an administratively determined, short term federal employee). All TNC staff actively participating on a prescribed burn must be qualified as a FFT2.  The BCM will be required to attend and pass TNC sponsored fire and equipment training during the first full week of employment. Training time is paid at normal salary rate. They will perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.   RESPONSIBILITIES: Will perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire. Works in a high stress team environment. Works under close supervision. Ability to perform heavy physical work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.   REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma and 6 months of related experience.    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      Must achieve physical fitness standard as determined by local Fire Program Manager and the TNC Fire Manual. Experience operating various types of equipment.                          Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, and driver’s license). Multi-lingual skills and multicultural or cross cultural experience appreciated. 6 months -1 year of related experience. Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record. Ability and willingness to follow instructions from colleagues.  
The Nature Conservancy Glyndon, Minnesota, USA
Jan 30, 2020
Full time
THE ROLE: The Burn Crew/Land Management Tech (BCLMT) will work in the Agassiz Beach Ridges Landscape in the Northern Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion (western Minnesota) as part of a crew managing prairie tracts and restorations as well as being responsible for preparation and implementation of prescribed fire at various nature preserves in this landscape.  Technician duties will include vegetation management (herbicide applications, brush removal, tree removal, mowing, biological control, etc.), equipment maintenance and organization, hand collecting native prairie seed, firebreak installation, boundary posting, fencing and assist with controlled burns. As part of the prescribed burn crew, the BCLMT will be responsible for preparation and implementation of prescribed fire at various nature preserves under the direction of a Prescribed Burn Leader.  They must use safety equipment and maintain a safety-conscious attitude at all times. Tasks include assisting with preserve management activities such as prescribed burning, applying herbicides, clearing and mowing firebreaks, boundary posting, repairing and organizing burn equipment, tree and brush cutting, fence construction/removal, constructing parking areas, maintaining vehicles and equipment, and other land management tasks as necessary.  This position requires irregular hours, travel on short notice and the ability to work weekends. Housing is provided.  Transportation from The Nature Conservancy office to the various preserves will be provided by The Nature Conservancy.   This is a full-time (40 hr/week) seasonal position with a start date of April 13, 2020 and end date of September 18, 2020.The Conservation Practitioner II (CPII) maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and performs land management activities.     RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises no staff, but may help plan and direct preserve work groups, including staff or volunteers.     Maintain preserve areas frequented by the visiting public Remove exotic species and/or species monitoring (including use of herbicides) Prescribed burn preparation, implementation, and post-burn monitoring Maintain tools and equipment Brush and tree removal Seed harvest Photo and vegetation monitoring Other preserve management activities All TNC staff actively participating on a prescribed burn must be qualified as a FFT2. The Preserve Management Assistant will participate in prescribed burns, preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks.    Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain.                                                                                           May require long hours in isolated settings.                                                                                                                        Makes day to day decisions as delegated by supervisor.                REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management. Experience recognizing plant and animal species.        Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. Lawn mower, chainsaw, UTV, ATV or OHV, two-way radio, or similar equipment).                        Experience working in a team environment.                                           Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide or pesticide application). Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross cultural experience appreciated. 1 - 2 years’ experience in land management or related field.                     Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems.   Ability to obtain driver’s license and maintain a good driving record. Qualified as or able to meet qualifications for FFT2, including Introduction to ICS (I-100), Human Factors on the Fireline (L-180), Introduction to Wildland 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 Ability to recognize plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities. Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.; lawn mower, chainsaw, tractor, two-way radio, etc.). Ability to perform physical work, sometime under adverse conditions or in inclement weather Ability to pass US Forest Service work capacity test at arduous level (3 mile walk with 45 lb pack in 45 minutes) Ability to follow instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members. PC and/or mobile device familiarity, including database knowledge or understanding
The Nature Conservancy Clear Lake, South Dakota, USA
Jan 30, 2020
Full time
THE ROLE: SBCT will serve on a crew of 6 to 8 people.  The crew travels throughout the Prairie Coteau (northeast SD/southwest MN) landscape.   This crew is responsible for preparation and implementation of prescribed fire at various preserves in the landscape.  Under the direction of a Burn Boss, the SBCT will assist with controlled burns and other land management activities which may include some or all of the tasks listed in the following Responsibilities and Scope section.  The SBCT will work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.     RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with maintaining TNC land as well as public lands including state-owned Wildlife Management Areas (WMA's) and federally-owned Waterfowl Production Areas (WPA's), as well as other protected lands.  Prescribed burn preparation, implementation with TNC, MN Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) staff. Will perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire. Remove and chemically treat herbaceous and woody exotic species. Maintain tools and equipment. Post and sign properties. Seed harvest. Works in a high stress team environment. Works under close supervision. Ability to perform heavy physical work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.   REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma and 6 months of related experience.    Must be qualified as, 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      Must achieve physical fitness standard as determined by local Fire Program Manager and the TNC Fire Manual. Experience operating various types of equipment.                         Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, and driver’s license). Multi-lingual skills and multicultural or cross cultural experience appreciated. 6 months -1 year of related experience. Ability to pass NWCG arduous level “pack test” (3 mile walk with 45 lb pack in 45 minutes). Ability to operate and maintain various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. engine, pumps, ATV, brush-cutter, chainsaw, two-way radio). Ability to recognize plant and animal species as required for preserve management activities. Experience working with natural systems.  Qualified or able to obtain SD Pesticide Applicator license. Have valid DOT health card or the ability to obtain a health card. Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record. Ability and willingness to follow instructions from colleagues.
The Nature Conservancy Clear Lake, South Dakota, USA
Jan 30, 2020
Full time
THE ROLE: The RT will participate in prescribed fire activities like preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. Their duties will include daily conversations with supervisor to receive assignments and efficient and concise communication of assignments to the land management crew.  Personal organization and excellent communication skills are a must for this position.  The Range Technician will be expected to travel individually or with a crew to perform various grazing program and habitat maintenance duties on TNC preserves throughout the Prairie Coteau in northeast South Dakota and southwest Minnesota.  All duties listed under the Responsibilities & Scope section will be part of the position. The RT position also may include a variety of outreach activities including meeting with local landowners, assisting with field trips, and leading volunteers. Occasional overnight or extended periods away from base office may be required. This position is based on a 40-hour work week, but may require irregular hours, long days, and travel on short notice. Housing facilities will be provided for the full term of employment.   Employees are required to live in TNC provided housing due to the remote setting of this work location and the need to report to duty on short notice.  If an employee already lives in the area or is able to obtain housing within a close proximity to this work location, and the employee is able to report for duty within 30 minutes, then the employee may live offsite.  Transportation from TNC office to the various preserves will be provided by TNC.   RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with maintaining TNC land as well as public lands including state-owned Wildlife Management Areas (WMA's) and federally-owned Waterfowl Production Areas (WPA's), as well as other protected lands.  Prescribed burn preparation, implementation with TNC, MN Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) staff. Assist with fireline construction, preparation for and implementation of prescribed burns and mop-up activities. Mow firebreaks and clear trees where necessary for prescribed burn management.  Repair and organize burn equipment. Will perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire as assigned. Ability to perform heavy physical work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. Repair and organize burn equipment. Use safety equipment and maintain safety conscious attitude at all times. Maintain and install barbed wire and electric fencing for grazing programs Control of exotic species by biocontrol measures or through herbicide application (e.g. Tordon 22K, Krenite S, Roundup, Plateau, 2,4-D) with back-pack and ATV type sprayers, mowing, hand cutting with machetes, chainsaws, brush cutters, and other tools. Maintain accurate records and maps of herbicide use, biocontrol releases, mowed areas, and species managed. Assist on prairie reconstruction projects including seed harvest, post seeding mowing management and spot treatment of noxious weed patches. Install and maintain preserve boundary signs. Works in a high stress team environment. Identify observed management needs in and communicate information to supervisor verbally or in writing. Maintain daily journal and work log, summarizing daily work completed. Discuss calendar of proposed activities with supervisor daily.   REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma and 6 months of related experience.    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      Must achieve physical fitness standard as determined by local Fire Program Manager and the TNC Fire Manual. Experience operating various types of equipment.                         Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, and driver’s license). Multi-lingual skills and multicultural or cross cultural experience appreciated. 6 months -1 year of related experience. Experience working with natural systems.  Experience recognizing plant and animal species in Northern Tallgrass Prairie is preferred Ability to operate and maintain various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. engine, pumps, ATV, brush-cutter, chainsaw, two-way radio). Qualified or able to obtain SD Pesticide Applicator license. Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record. Ability and willingness to follow instructions from colleagues.  
The Nature Conservancy Clear Lake, South Dakota, USA
Jan 30, 2020
Full time
THE ROLE: The Habitat Technician’s tasks primarily include fence construction and maintenance, vegetation management (herbicide applications, brush removal, tree removal, mowing, biological control, etc.), equipment maintenance and organization, identifying management needs for preserves, reporting, and miscellaneous duties as assigned.  Duties will also include installation of firebreaks for prescribed fire and prescribed fire implementation as part of a prescribed burn crew.  All TNC staff actively participating on a prescribed burn must be qualified as a FFT2. The Habitat Technician will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. Occasional overnight or extended periods away from base office may be required. There will be two different housing locations during the term of employment. The housing locations are in Clear Lake, SD (4-6 to 6-5) and University of Minnesota Morris (6-8 to 7-31). Employees are encouraged to live in TNC provided housing due to the remote setting of these work locations and the need to report to duty on short notice.  If an employee already lives in the area or is able to obtain housing within a close proximity to this work location, and the employee is able to report for duty within 30 minutes, then the employee may live offsite.  Transportation from The Nature Conservancy office to the various preserves will be provided by The Nature Conservancy.   RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with maintaining TNC land as well as public lands including state-owned Wildlife Management Areas (WMA's) and federally-owned Waterfowl Production Areas (WPA's), as well as other protected lands.  Coordination of short-term seasonal staff and communication of assignments between supervisors and seasonal staff. Accurate dissemination of information, record keeping, and daily communication. Prescribed burn preparation, implementation with TNC, MN Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) staff. Assist with fireline construction, preparation for and implementation of prescribed burns and mop-up activities. Mow firebreaks and clear trees where necessary for prescribed burn management.  Repair and organize burn equipment. Use safety equipment and maintain safety conscious attitude at all times. Maintain and install barbed wire and electric fencing for grazing programs Control of exotic species by biocontrol measures or through herbicide application (e.g. Tordon 22K, Krenite S, Roundup, Plateau, 2,4-D) with back-pack and ATV type sprayers, mowing, hand cutting with machetes, chainsaws, brush cutters, and other tools. Maintain accurate records and maps of herbicide use, biocontrol releases, mowed areas, and species managed. Assist on prairie reconstruction projects including seed collecting, post seeding mowing management and spot treatment of noxious weed patches. Seed harvest. Install and maintain preserve boundary signs. Identify observed management needs in and communicate information to supervisor verbally or in writing. Maintain daily journal and work log, summarizing daily work completed. Discuss calendar of proposed activities with supervisor daily. Other preserve management activities as assigned. Ability to perform heavy physical work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.   REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma and 6 months of related experience.    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      Must achieve physical fitness standard as determined by local Fire Program Manager and the TNC Fire Manual. Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner.                         Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, and driver’s license). Multi-lingual skills and multicultural or cross cultural experience appreciated. 6 months -1 year of related experience. Ability to operate and maintain various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. engine, pumps, ATV, brush-cutter, chainsaw, two-way radio). Ability to recognize plant and animal species as required for preserve management activities. Experience working with natural systems.  Qualified or able to obtain SD Pesticide Applicator license. Have valid DOT health card  or  the  ability to obtain a health card . Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record. Ability and willingness to follow instructions from colleagues.