The Nature Conservancy Preserve Assistant in Michigan

OFFICE LOCATION

Marquette, Michigan, USA MI201

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The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact for people and nature around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, major US cities and in your neighborhood. 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/aboutus to learn more.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

POSITION SUMMARY

The John Arthur Woollam Preserve Assistant performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance, management and public outreach. This is a part-time 3 hour per week, temporary position with an employment duration that begins approximately May 8, 2017 and ends no later than August 25, 2017.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The John Arthur Woollam Preserve Assistant will work independently maintaining preserve areas frequented by the visiting public at our John Arthur Woollam Preserve, and other nearby preserves within the vicinity of Cedarville, MI. S/he regularly and professionally interacts and educates preserve visitors on allowable uses. S/he maintains trails, signs and other preserve infrastructure in good condition. S/he removes exotic species and/or conducts species monitoring. S/he develops, promotes, leads and organizes public outreach events such as guided nature walks.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

  • May interact with visitors.
  • Works under infrequent supervision.
  • Makes day to day decisions as delegated by supervisor and 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.
  • Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED and 6 months of related experience
  • 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).
  • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide or pesticide application).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to obtain a driver’s license, and maintain a good driving record.

AUTO SAFETY POLICY

This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply to position number 45304, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 3, 2017.

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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 culture. Recruiting and mentoring 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 orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of *The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.*

Job Title: Preserve Assistant

Location: Michigan

Job ID: 45304

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Part-Time