Beals Healthy Streams Fellow

The Nature Conversancy (TNC)
Topeka, KS, United States
Position Type: 
Fellowship
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified

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POSITION SUMMARY

The Nature Conservancy’s 2017 Beals Healthy Streams Fellow is funded by the Emporia Community Foundation’s Kansas Park Fund and the David T. Beals III Healthy Streams for Kansas Initiative.

The Beals Healthy Streams Fellow is a 35 hour a week position with an hourly wage of $12.80. This position will work out of the Kansas Chapter office in Topeka, Kansas. Travel around the state to work at various project areas may be expected. This is a short-term, 10 week long position, beginning June through August 2016. The selected Fellow will also have an opportunity to apply for the Lance Hedges Conservation Scholarship.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Support the advancement of the David T. Beals III Healthy Streams for Kansas Initiative
  • Assist with literature reviews and research related to watershed and freshwater conservation efforts in Kansas. Summarize research for use by TNC staff
  • Assist in developing maps for use in the Healthy Streams Initiative. GIS experience preferred.
  • Field work in documenting stream resources on TNC preserves in Kansas. Could involve assisting with mapping, taking photos, or resource inventory of streams on TNC preserves in Kansas
  • Assist partner organizations with stream-related projects as opportunities and availability allows
  • Attend meetings with TNC staff related to stream issues in Kansas.
  • Learn about TNC mission and work in Kansas by interacting with staff and visiting various preserves
  • Other duties as assigned by the Kansas Healthy Streams Initiative Manager

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

  • May interact with partner organizations and public
  • 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age during the time of the fellowship and an undergraduate student from a four year Kansas college or university. Seniors that graduate in the spring are eligible to apply.
  • Currently studying towards a degree in natural resource management, wildlife biology, environmental science, water resources, or related field.
  • Applicant must have access to a vehicle to drive to and from work
  • Must have a current Kansas driver’s license. This position requires 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." 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 and a basic background check.
  • Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner
  • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide application, and driver’s license).

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Coursework in fisheries, stream ecology, hydrology, etc.
  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues, and work independently and in a group.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • GIS experience.

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

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Job Title: Beals Healthy Streams Fellow

Location: Kansas

Job ID: 45194

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Full/Part Time: Full-Time