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The Amargosa River Project Manager contributes to the protection, restoration, and stewardship of key habitats, lands, and properties in the Amargosa River basin in Nevada and California. They perform and participate in operations, maintenance, and restoration of TNC preserve properties and, where opportunities exist, on non-TNC lands. They represent TNC in the local community and with key partners and work to build support for the conservation of the Amargosa River ecosystem. They are responsible for preserve operations, including the maintenance, management, development, and coordination of conservation activities, and provides support to other TNC staff in areas such as community outreach and donor engagement, as needed. While this position's activities are primarily focused on Oasis Valley, Nevada, they may be asked to contribute to other chapter priorities as needed.
Skills & Experience
The Amargosa River Project Manager recruits and leads work teams to ensure implementation of TNC’s priority objectives for conservation of the Amargosa River ecosystem. The Project Manager enlists and coordinates community support, implements preserve management plans, and helps facilitate protection, restoration and stewardship of key habitats and lands in the watershed. Some restoration and stewardship activities may require securing local or state permits. They maintain preserve areas frequented by the visiting public, remove exotic species, monitor species, maintain tools and equipment, operate heavy machinery, and open and close preserves to the visiting public. They represent TNC within the community and with key partners. The Project Manager is on the staff of the Nevada Chapter of TNC, reporting to the Protection and Stewardship Strategy Director, but also will have activities in California in collaboration with TNC’s California Chapter.
· 1 - 2 years related experience in custodial and ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Experience in and familiarity with U.S. southwestern deserts
· Ability to identify plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities.
· Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land restoration, and natural resource management.
· Ability/desire to communicate and engage with stakeholders in sometimes contentious situations where the conservation message can be delivered in a non-confrontational but effective means.
· Ability and willingness to apply science to making decisions and guiding activities.
· Familiarity with principles of land acquisition or similar asset acquisition.
· Training in wilderness safety and first aid.
· Preference for experience applying for/managing grants (budget development, grant writing, budget/grant management, reporting).
· Preference for experience securing local and state permits.
· Strong preference for candidate who currently lives in the Oasis Valley area or is willing to relocate.
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…
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