Oct 02, 2019
The Nature Conservancy OFFICE LOCATION Camp Shelby, Mississippi, USA MS401 A LITTLE ABOUT US Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter. 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. YOUR POSITION WITH TNC The Feld Conservation Practitioner I performs and participates in various Conservancy managed program objectives to deliver valuable contributions to federal and at-risk herptofauna within the Longleaf pine ecosystem in Mississippi. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Field Conservation Practitioner I performs field work in remote settings to assist with the implementation of long-term life history and population monitoring of the Black Pine snake, Gopher tortoise and other rare and endangered herptofauna projects. Work also includes monitoring breeding activities, head starting and translocation of the Dusky Gopher frog. S/he collects field data related to at-risk species management that drives conservation activities and priorities. Also assists with public outreach activities and prescribed fire. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE Coordinates with Wildlife Biologist and Biological Field Technician II to complete daily tasks. Assists with black pine snake, gopher tortoise and other projects to include, but not limited to, building traps, installation of drift fences, trapping, radio telemetry, identification of reptiles and amphibians. Assists with gopher tortoise projects to include, but not limited to, egg nest surveys/transport, incubation care, hatchling tortoise care, burrow surveys/scoping, checking traps. Assists with dusky gopher frog project to include, but not limited to, rearing to include egg mass surveys, setting up/breaking down rearing tanks, checking growth and releasing metamorphs. Assists with Camp Shelby Burrowing Crayfish burrow monitoring. Assists with field surveys for threatened and endangered species for specific project areas as requested by the Mississippi Military Department (MMD). Captures field collected GPS data. Performs data entry. Assists with prescribed burns on Department of Defense (DoD) and TNC lands. Performs various administrative duties. Purchase equipment and supplies as provided for in budget. Work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, in hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. Interacts with visitors and occasionally a small group of volunteers. Works under close or infrequent supervision. 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. 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, prescribed fire). DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Associates or bachelor's degree in the natural sciences (e.g. biology, herpetology, zoology, etc.). Experience and/or coursework involving natural systems and natural systems management techniques. Experience with herptofauna (including snakes). Ability to meet annual training and health requirements for prescribed burning and prior experience with prescribed burning. Ability to safely operate and haul equipment such as UTVs and ATVs. Familiarity with a variety of electrical and fuel powered tools and must be able to operate these tools safely. Must follow safety guidelines and precautions specified for work and vehicle operation. 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. Ability to work in a military environment which includes mandatory coordination with Range Control to enter restricted access areas with unexploded ordinance. Ability to work in an environment with red bugs, ticks, poisonous plants and venomous snakes. 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 48070, 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 October 29th 2019. 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 email@example.com. 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 people 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.
Professional Diversity Network Camp Shelby, MS 39401, USA Full-Time