North Central Stewardship Assistant

The Nature Conservancy

Morocco , Indiana

ABOUT US
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 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. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org to learn more.

SUMMARY
The North Central Stewardship Assistant performs and participates in the operations, maintenance, and management of TNC preserves in North Central Indiana as part of a multi-person crew.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The North Central Stewardship Assistant is part of a team responsible for the restoration and management of nine nature preserves located in north central Indiana under the direction of the North Central Land Steward, who is based in the Kankakee Sands office in Morocco, Indiana. In addition, approximately 5% of the Stewardship Assistant’s time is spent providing assistance to implement priority conservation management activities throughout Northwest Indiana. The North Central Stewardship Assistant will use hand tools, herbicides, ATV/UTV’s, and small machinery to complete the restoration duties. This is a 6-month position with an approximate time frame of early April to early October. Optional housing located in Tefft, IN is available.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

• The Preserve Management Assistant participates in preserve operations, maintenance, and management. This may include one or more of the following functions:

o Maintain preserve areas frequented by the visiting public
o Remove exotic species and/or species monitoring (including use of herbicides)
o Prepare units for prescribed burning
o Maintain tools and equipment
o Brush and tree removal
o Seed harvest
o Other preserve management activities as needed

• 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.
• Requires long hours in isolated settings.
• Makes day to day decisions as delegated by supervisor.
• May work under infrequent supervision

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• High school diploma or GED and 6 months of related experience.
• Experience recognizing native and exotic plant and animal species.
• Experience operating various types of equipment (sprayers, chainsaws, brush cutters, trucks, trailers, etc.).
• Experience working in a team environment.
• Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide application, and driver’s license).

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and cultures. Recruiting and entoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.

HOW TO APPLY

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