Dec 18, 2019
The Nature Conservancy OFFICE LOCATION Block Island, Rhode Island, USA RI401 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 Block Island Preserve Assistant maintains preserve areas on Block Island frequented by the visiting public and performs trail management activities. The Block Island Preserve Assistant will assist with the tasks associated with biological and property monitoring, habitat restoration, maintaining trails, mowing, trimming, nature education programs, posting signage, interacting with visitors, and invasive species removal. The Block Island Preserve Assistant works closely with Block Island Preserve Caretaker, seasonal staff and volunteers and is directly supervised by the Block Island Program Coord. The position is full-time, short term, (35 hours per week) and is paid hourly. It begins on June 1, 2020 and terminates August 28, 2020. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Maintain preserve trails, entrances, and facilities including mowing, trimming, and posting signage. Work with Preserve Caretaker to implement specific projects at preserves. Conduct regular monitoring of preserves to detect and remedy problems (safety hazards, trespass, vandalism, trail erosion). Deals with problems as they arise on preserves. Assist with volunteer workdays and nature education programs. Interacts with preserve visitors by providing information, promoting the Conservancy, answering questions, and enforcing preserve policies. Assists with biological monitoring, and other land management tasks as necessary. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE May interact with visitors. Works under close or infrequent supervision. May supervise volunteers. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time in isolated settings, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. 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. lawn mower, weed wacker, chainsaw, hand tools). Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR). DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated. 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. Experience driving pickup trucks. Ability to deal with the general public in a friendly, outgoing and professional manner. Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills preferred. Knowledge of Block Island community preferred. Mechanical skills preferred. Ability to recognize plant and animal species as required to complete preserve management preferred. 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 48303, 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 Friday January 31, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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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