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Sycan Marsh Preserve Steward

The Nature Conservancy

Silver Lake ,  Oregon

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The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

SUMMARY

The Sycan Marsh Preserve Steward performs and participates in preserve operations including the maintenance, management, development and coordination of preserve stewardship activities on the remote 30,000 acre Sycan Marsh Preserve.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Sycan Marsh Preserve Steward leads work teams to ensure the objectives of Conservation Strategic Plans are met and coordinates community support. S/he performs all aspects of land management, public access, outreach, infrastructure, equipment, data collection, mapping, reporting and administration. S/he works closely with Oregon chapter teams and appropriate stakeholders to develop or advance preserve-related strategies and regional conservation efforts.  The Sycan Marsh Preserve Steward leads work teams to ensure the objectives of Conservation Strategic Plans are met and coordinates community support. S/he performs all aspects of land management, public access, outreach, infrastructure, equipment, data collection, mapping, reporting and administration. S/he works closely with Oregon chapter teams and appropriate stakeholders to develop or advance preserve-related strategies and regional conservation efforts.  

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

  • May supervise seasonal staff and lead or monitor work groups consisting of staff, interns, and volunteers covering a wide geographic area.
  • Financial responsibility may include working within/managing a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, assisting with budget development and meeting fundraising targets.
  • Coordinates multiple projects with several variables, setting realistic deadlines and managing timeframes.
  • Fulfills legal and reporting obligations for TNC-owned fee lands and conservation easements.
  • Prepares preserves for prescribed fire activities, assists with TNC and partner prescribed fires and maintains Wildland Firefighter certification.
  • 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.
  • Works under minimal and distant supervision; must make independent decisions based on experience and judgments.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and 1 year related experience in custodial and ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in ecological land management principles.
  • Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.; ATV, snowmobile, chainsaw, Bobcat, two-way radio, etc.).
  • Qualified NWCG Engine Boss (ENGB). Requirements can be found in the Conservancy Fire Management Manual at: http://tncfiremanual.org/SingleResource.htm
  • Must achieve physical fitness standard as determined by local Fire Program Manager.
  • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, Commercial Pesticide Applicator).
  • Experience working with common software applications including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and web browsers.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • 2 years related experience in land management including grazing, prescribed fire, forestry and invasive species control.
  • Ability to recognize plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities.
  • Spatial data skills including mapping with ArcMap GIS and the use of GPS equipment.
  • Experience working in a team environment.                                      
  • Cross cultural and multilingual skills appreciated.
  • Experience supervising staff or volunteers.
  • Service contract administration experience.
  • Grant writing and administration experience.
  • Holds a license or certification in use of chainsaws and ATVs.
  • Experience with data collection and technical writing
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation.
  • Ability to complete tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit cover letter and resume here or serach job ID 45159 on our careers page at www.nature.org/careers.

All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 8:59 PM PST on 3/1/17. 



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