The Nature Conservancy Northern NH Seasonal Land Steward in North Conway, New Hampshire

OFFICE LOCATION

North Conway, New Hampshire (NH) NH401

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, in varying proportion, include: preserve inspections and follow-up actions, monitoring and maintaining hiking trails (i.e. brushing & drainage structure maintenance), property boundary line maintenance, invasive species monitoring and manual control activities, installation & maintenance of preserve signage, stocking and maintaining kiosks, monitoring conservation easements, supporting prescribed fire at the Ossipee Pine Barrens Preserve and other locations as assigned, assist in leading volunteers, ecological monitoring, equipment maintenance and organization and engaging with the public on our preserves and at our office in a professional, welcoming, and informative manner.
  • The Seasonal Land Steward will be responsible for documenting work accomplished and tracking other information using the Conservancy’s database entry system.
  • The Seasonal Land Steward will be supervised by the Northern New Hampshire Land Steward. The Seasonal Land Steward will also work collaboratively with the Director of Stewardship and Ecological Management as well as other Conservancy stewardship staff and conservation partners.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Supervises no staff, but may help plan and direct preserve work groups, including staff or volunteers.
  • Receives work instructions as delegated from supervisor to aid in the planning and prioritization of required tasks.
  • 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.
  • Works in situations that require extended vehicle travel to access designated work locations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma and 1 year’s training in a science-related field or related experience in land management.
  • Experience in communicating in a friendly and positive manner with people of diverse ages and backgrounds.
  • Experience and competence in the safe use, organization and maintenance of various types of tools & equipment (i.e., assorted hand & electric powered tools, brush saw, motor vehicles, etc.)
  • Experience performing physically demanding hands-on work; sometimes on challenging terrain, in hazardous conditions, in variable weather conditions and/or at remote locations.
  • Experience of working productively and efficiently (a “self-starter”) alone minus continual oversight; including ability to independently plan, problem solve, improvise and adapt to shifting demands.
  • Experience accepting and following instructions and taking charge in the completion of tasks.
  • Experience working productively in a collaborative, team based working environment.
  • Experience in orienting oneself, and working competently and confidently in the outdoors; sometimes off-trail.
  • Experience with fundamental GPS and computer use in order to maintain preserve and other records.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-2 years’ experience in land management and/or related natural resource based disciplines.
  • Environmental interest and possess fundamental skills for recognizing or identifying various plant and wildlife species.
  • Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems.
  • Ability to identify invasive plant species common to New Hampshire and experience with control and monitoring projects.
  • Attentive to detail, well-organized, energetic, and self-motivating.
  • Ability to be aware and observant as well as objectively assess risks, employ sound judgment and avoid potential hazards.
  • Basic carpentry skills as may be needed to maintain Preserve signage, kiosks, and other infrastructure.
  • Safe and competent use of chainsaw; most preferred, training in chainsaw safety and maintenance.
  • Ability to read and interpret assorted survey, topographic and GIS maps
  • Basic firefighter training (S130/S190); preferably red card certified.
  • Fundamental ArcGIS skills.
  • First Aid and CPR certifications.

WORKING CONDITIONS/ PHYSICAL EFFORT

  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.

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 45088, 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 February 28, 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: Northern NH Seasonal Land Steward

Location: New Hampshire

Job ID: 45088

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Full/Part Time: Full-Time