Door Peninsula Stewardship Assistant

  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, USA
  • Jan 29, 2020
Full time Government/Nonprofit Land Use

Job Description

THE ROLE:

The Stewardship Assistant maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and performs land management activities on TNC and partner lands. This includes invasive species removal through manual or chemical control, species monitoring, resource mapping using a handheld GPS or tablet, trail maintenance, and sign installation. This also includes interacting with the visiting public and preserve neighbors. The Stewardship Assistant conducts monitoring of TNC-owned properties to assess issues such as boundary encroachment, preserve overuse, or vandalism. This monitoring involves keeping detailed records on monitoring dates and property conditions. The Stewardship Assistant will work under the supervision of the Door Peninsula Land Steward.  This position will frequently work collaboratively with seasonal positions from partner agencies and may work independently in the field either alone or with volunteers. This position helps maintain the tools and equipment necessary to perform the above functions and maintains records of all land management actions and herbicide applications. The salary range for this position is $15-16/hour depending on experience. 

 

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. May require long hours in isolated settings. 
  • Makes day-to-day decisions as delegated by supervisor.
  • May work under varying levels of supervision (from close to minimal).

 

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 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).
  • Valid driver’s license. 
  • 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.   
  • 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 with or willingness to apply herbicides with necessary training provided.
  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members.
  • PC and/or mobile device familiarity, including knowledge or understanding of databases.