Dec 28, 2019
The Nature Conservancy OFFICE LOCATION Ione, Oregon, USA OR411 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 74 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 Columbia Basin Field Assistant is a member of a team that performs and participates in operations, maintenance and management of high priority conservation lands in north-central Oregon. This position requires living in shared housing provided by the Conservancy in Ione, a small, isolated town in north-central Oregon. This is a seasonal position that starts in March 23, 2020 and ends in June 11, 2020. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Columbia Basin Field Assistant performs land management activities and/or conducts species monitoring in grassland and shrub-steppe plant communities in north-central Oregon. The Field Assistant assists with spraying herbicides using a backpack sprayer (weighing ~30lbs and walking an average of 5-7 miles), hand removal of invasive weed species, vegetation mapping/monitoring, wildlife monitoring, grassland restoration activities, compiling data for reports and internet research. The Field Assistant will also assist with site, equipment and facilities maintenance, fence construction and repair, and field house and landscaping upkeep and repair. RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE Supervises no staff, but may help plan and direct preserve work groups, including staff or volunteers. Often works in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. Travel often involves driving on narrow, hazardous gravel or dirt roads. Makes day to day decisions as delegated by supervisor. May work under infrequent supervision. Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain. Requires long hours in isolated settings. Will require occasional work on evenings and weekends. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma or GED and 1 year's training in science-related field or related experience in land management. Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. lawn mower, ATV, tractor, radios, etc.). Experience working in a team environment. Experience performing physical work. Experience with common software applications (Word, Excel, Web browsers). Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide application). Must have a valid driver's license. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated. 1-year experience in land management, manual labor or related field. Experience operating a backpack herbicide sprayer and mixing herbicides in a safe manner. Experience recognizing plant and animal species. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members. Experience with GPS and GIS. Familiarity with grassland and sagebrush habitat. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The pay for this position is $16.75/hour 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 48346, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time on January 26, 2020 . 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 Ione, OR 97843, USA Full-Time