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Arid Lands Assistant Manager

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The Nature Conservancy
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Waterville, WA
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Published 18 days ago

About TNC

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. 

We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.

 

Position Summary

The Arid Lands Assistant Manager performs and participates in preserve operations including the management, maintenance, development and coordination of conservation programs for the Washington Chapter’s Moses Coulee/Beezley Hills preserves. The primary focus of this position will be related to post-wildfire restoration projects in the shrub-steppe ecosystem.  


Essential Functions 

  • The Arid Lands Assistant Manager (ALAM) will assist the Manager with stewardship projects on the Moses Coulee/Beezley Hills preserves in Central Washington. The ALAM will lead post-fire restoration work on the preserves, including managing contracts, monitoring vegetation, evaluating project outcomes, coordinating with partners, contractors, and staff, and mapping and treating invasive plants. The ALAM is responsible for maintaining tools and equipment, maintaining fencing and signage, and overseeing volunteer work groups.  
  • To accomplish the essential functions of this position, the ALAM will interact primarily with the Moses Coulee Land Manager, Eastern Washington Stewardship Coordinator, and multiple partners, contractors, and volunteers. Limited interaction with preserve visitors may also occur.  
  • Land management (65%)
  • Project management and administration (25%)
  • Community engagement (10%)

  

Desired Skills & Experience

  • One (1) year related experience in custodial and ecological land management or similar field, BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  •  Ability to act in accordance with our WA Equity Statement; be respectful of differences of identity and/or beliefs, and successfully work across those differences to meet work objectives.               
  • Experience operating and maintaining various types of equipment and light machinery, e.g. lawn mowers, 4-wheel drive vehicles, power tools, grass trimmers, etc.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.   
  • Ability to hike five miles a day on a regular basis in inclement weather and hazardous terrain.
  • Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.
  • Experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS).
  • Must possess or be able to obtain Washington State Pesticide Applicator license.

 

How to Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID# 49698 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST May 24, 2021. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

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About TNC

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    May 24, 2021

Salary

The starting rate is $24.85 – $27.60 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Waterville, WA
Associated Location
Waterville, WA 98858, USA

How to Apply

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