The Nature Conservancy Southern NH Seasonal Land Steward in New Hampshire

OFFICE LOCATION

Newmarket, New Hampshire, USA NH402

WORK WITH US

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 35 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. 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Specific duties will include Preserve inspections and follow-up actions, monitoring and maintaining hiking trails, boundary line maintenance, invasive species control activities, vegetation monitoring, installation & maintenance of preserve signage, stocking and maintaining kiosks and trailheads, and positive engagement with the general public throughout all aspects of work. The Seasonal Land Steward will have opportunities to coordinate, train, & lead volunteers and interns in invasive plant control and monitoring activities.
  • The Seasonal Land Steward will be responsible for documenting their activities on Preserves by maintaining an online work log, managing natural resource spatial data, and writing inspection reports for TNC’s Preserves.
  • The Seasonal Land Steward will be supervised by the Conservancy’s Southern NH Stewardship Ecologist.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Supervises no staff, but may help plan and direct preserve work groups, including staff or volunteers.
  • Makes day to day decisions as delegated by supervisor.
  • Works under either close or little supervision depending on the nature of particular work tasks and projects.
  • Is flexible with work schedule including a willingness to work extended hours on given days, occasional Saturdays and undertake occasional overnights.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
  • Experience recognizing plant and animal species.
  • Experience and competence in the safe use and maintenance of various types of tools & equipment (i.e., assorted hand & electric powered tools, lawn mower, weed wrenches, brush saw, motor vehicles, etc.)
  • Experience reading and interpreting assorted maps, independently orient oneself, and work competently and confidently in the outdoors.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Experience performing physically demanding hands-on work; sometimes on challenging terrain, in hazardous conditions, in variable weather conditions and/or at remote locations.
  • Possess fundamental GPS and computer skills in order to maintain preserve and other records.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1 - 2 years’ experience in land management.
  • Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems.
  • Ability to recognize plant and animal species in New Hampshire as relevant to completing preserve management activities.
  • Ability to identify invasive plant species common to New Hampshire and experience with control and monitoring projects.
  • Ability to accept and follow instructions and take responsibility.
  • Experience working productively and efficiently (a “self-starter”) alone minus direct supervision; including ability to independently plan, problem solve, improvise and adapt to shifting demands.
  • Basic carpentry skills as may be needed to build or fix Preserve signage and kiosks.
  • Experience working with volunteers and/or leading volunteer work activities
  • PC familiarity, including database knowledge.
  • Safe and competent use of chainsaw; including training in chainsaw safety and maintenance.
  • Possess a friendly, positive disposition including experience of interacting well with people of diverse ages and backgrounds.
  • Ability to contribute to a collaborative working environment in support of The Nature Conservancy mission.
  • Ability to be aware and observant as well as objectively assess risks, employ sound judgment and avoid potential hazards.

WORKING CONDITIONS/ PHYSICAL EFFORT

  • 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.

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 45089, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 29, 2017.

Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.

If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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: Southern NH Seasonal Land Steward

Location: New Hampshire

Job ID: 45447

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Full/Part Time: Full-Time