Nags Head Woods Conservation Practitioner

  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, USA
  • Jan 29, 2020
Full time Government/Nonprofit Land Use

Job Description


The Conservation Practitioner I (CPI) will provide The Nature Conservancy with a report that documents the innovative approach to powerline management at Nags Head Woods results in clear benefits to high value pollinator plant species. The report will include recommendations for management actions of the powerline right of way. The CPI will research and produce a plan that identifies spatial needs for pollinator conservation at Nags Head Woods Preserve and within the southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina regions.



  • Works under close or infrequent supervision.
  • Works with others in the field and in administrative offices.
  • 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.               
  • Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain. 



  • High school diploma or GED and 6 months of related experience             
  • Experience with plant identification, plant surveys, or pollinator plant restoration projects.
  • Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g., Microsoft Office, Google Earth, online mapping tools)
  • Experience or coursework using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) units in the field and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to produce maps.
  • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, and driver’s license).
  • Two years of university or higher education and working toward a degree in biology, botany, forestry, natural resource management, or equivalent field.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g .boats, trailers, two-way radio, etc).
  • Ability to interact positively with preserve visitors.
  • Self-starter with excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.