Jan 14, 2020
The Nature Conservancy OFFICE LOCATION Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, USA HI404 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 Field Technician performs and participates in all aspects of forest protection operations, maintenance and management of equipment, vehicles and the baseyard for the Kauai Program. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Kauai Program Field Technician position requires an enthusiastic, motivated, action-oriented person to play an essential role in ecosystem threat abatement operations. These operations include surveying, mapping, monitoring, and controlling alien species and their impacts to Kauai's forests. The Field Technician must be willing and able to camp in remote mountainous areas for up to five nights at a time and operate in extremely rugged terrain and adverse weather conditions. Work environment involves exposure to job hazards where there is a high possibility of injury, as well as helicopter operations, so a commitment to safety is essential. The Field Technician will assist the Kauai team and partners with all aspects of field operations and office support that may include alien plant removal, fence construction/maintenance, feral ungulate control, trail maintenance and vegetation monitoring. The Field Technician compiles and manages monitoring data with a spatial database and assists the Natural Resource Manager (NRM) with developing resource management plans and reports. The Field Technician assists the Field Coordinator and NRM with training and supervising volunteers, interns, and contractors and building partnerships with other resource management agencies and organizations. Other activities include outreach activities; and vehicle, equipment, and facilities maintenance. With a heavy workload, the Field Technician is expected to manage his/ her time well and effectively prioritize day-to-day operations. The Field Technician is expected to communicate and write effectively. Occasional weekend work is required. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE May lead or monitor work groups consisting of staff, interns, and volunteers with responsibility for training and development. Networks with diverse groups, including landowners, conservation partners, government officials, donors, board members and the general public to meet program goals and gain support for the Conservancy. May work under minimal and/or distant supervision; may make some independent decisions based on analysis, experience and context. 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 and long hours in isolated settings. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and 1 year of related work experience in Hawai'i natural resources management or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in ecological land management and the ability to recognize Hawaiian plant and animal species as required to complete preserve management activities. Experience operating and repairing various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g., machete, weed eater, chainsaw, two-way radio, etc). Experience with software applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Web browsers, GPS/GIS). Must be able to obtain Wilderness First Aid/CPR certification, helicopter safety and sling load training certification, and Hawaii State hunting license to do this job. Must have a valid driver's license. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS 2-3 years' experience in Hawaiian natural resources management. Familiarity and ability to utilize firearms safely and holds a current Hawai'i State (or equivalent) hunting license or has successfully passed a hunter safety course. Familiarity and sensitivity to issues of Hawaiian geographic and cultural diversity. Trained in basic helicopter safety and external sling loads. Experience with ungulate control techniques used in Hawaii: snaring, trapping, and strategic hunting with dogs. Experience building and maintaining game fences in rough, uneven terrain. Experience with map reading and orienteering. Must be able to navigate extremely rugged terrain using maps, compass, and GPS. Proficiency in use of ESRI ArcGIS is a plus. Experience operating 4-wheel drive vehicles on mountain access roads. 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 48417, 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 Monday, February 13, 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.
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