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Stream Barrier Technician

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The Nature Conservancy
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Keene Valley, NY
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Published 28 days ago

About Us

Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I help?” or “How can I make a difference?”, but you don’t know where to go or have the time to do it? Welcome to The Nature Conservancy. You have found the solution and now you can pointedly make a difference every day!

By joining our New York team, you will become part of a group that is a force to be reckoned with; a force for nature, a force for people, and a force for our planet. We are making a difference every day through our boots on the ground conservation work, voices in public policy advocacy, and teaching minds in local cities and communities. Our science community consists of a group of a women and men who are leading the industry on multiple fronts and who expertly bring strategy and action together.


Position Summary

We are seeking a Stream Barrier Technician who will be responsible for evaluating a suite of priority road-stream crossings in the Adirondack region of New York. They will field inventory at least 100 road-stream crossings and record survey observations.

The Stream Barrier Technician will be trained in culvert inventory methods which follow protocols developed by the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative. They will be responsible for data collection, database population and maintenance, producing summary results, and general assistance to program staff as needed. The results of this work will contribute to a larger project in the Adirondacks seeking to identify priority barriers for retrofits or replacements. The goal is to minimize the impacts of road-stream crossings (i.e., culverts and bridges) which can cause flooding and have negative impacts on aquatic systems and species.

This is a 13-week full time seasonal position. Exact dates are somewhat flexible depending on the availability of the successful candidate. 


 The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes: 

  • High school diploma and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
  • Experience working in a team environment.                                           
  • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g., road-stream crossing inventory certification).
  • Must have valid drivers’ license.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.


How to Apply

If you are interested in doing work you can believe in and want to work in a collaborative environment, please visit http://careers.nature.org and search for job ID #49664 in the keyword search. Applications must be made online. Submit your application by 11:59 PM EST on May 16, 2021. The work location will be Keene Valley, NY.

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 diverse people of all genders, 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 orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.

About Us

Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I help?” or “How can I make a difference?”, but you don’t know where to go or have the time to do it? Welcome to The Nature Conservancy. You have found the solution and now you can pointedly make a difference…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Application Deadline
    May 16, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required

Salary

Hourly $17.50

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Keene Valley, NY
Associated Location
8 Nature Way, Keene Valley, NY 12943, USA

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