Jan 11, 2020
The Nature Conservancy OFFICE LOCATION Milnor, North Dakota, USA.Sheyenne Delta (Brown Ranch) Office, Milnor, ND 58060 ND402 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 Sheyenne Delta Fire & Stewardship Crew Leader oversees a squad (4-8 Crew Members) in prescribed fire and stewardship activities, as directed by a Burn Boss, or other command position. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Sheyenne Delta Fire & Stewardship Crew Leader (Crew Leader) participates in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. The Crew Leader will also perform other land management duties which may include but are not limited to fence repair, noxious weed control and trail maintenance on TNC and partner lands. The Crew Leader will work closely with the Sheyenne Delta Land Steward/Burn Boss and partner agency representatives to carry out prescribed fire and stewardship activities across the Sheyenne Delta. The SDFS crew leader will be responsible for day to day logistics, crew cohesion as well as skill/professional development of him/herself and crew members. RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE Function as both the "lead" of the SCA intern crew and also work as a member of the crew in a sometimes high stress team environment. Convey work instructions to crew members. Monitor the progress of crew members toward achieving goals. Makes decisions on the fire line based upon evaluation of fire behavior, available resources and judgment. Lead and perform a range of other land management duties. 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. May require long hours in isolated settings. Makes day to day decisions as delegated by supervisor. Must have valid driver's license and good driving record. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma or GED and 1 year's training in science-related field or related experience in land management. Qualified Fire Fighter Type 2. Must achieve physical fitness standards as set by local Fire Manager and the TNC Fire Manual (Arduous Pack Test). Experience recognizing plant and animal species. Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. Lawn mower, chainsaw, UTV, ATV or OHV, two-way radio, or similar equipment). Experience working in a team environment. Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide or pesticide application). DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross cultural experience appreciated. 1 - 2 years' experience in land management, training in fire operations or other science-related. Ability and willingness to work in a team environment. Ability to evaluate inputs in a rapidly changing work environment and make decisions that affect the safety and work of crew members. Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems. Ability to follow instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members. PC familiarity, including database knowledge, to maintain preserve records. 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. SALARY INFORMATION Salary is $12.50 to 415.50 depending on experience. Housing is provided. HOW TO APPLY T o apply to position number 48327, 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 February 7, 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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