The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/about-us to learn more.
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.
The Wetland Ecologist will work with individuals, groups, units of government, and partners in Tennessee to assist in the implementation of wetland conservation and restoration across the state but primarily in west Tennessee. As a member of the conservation team, the individual participates in the development and coordination of conservation programs of the chapter. This position is funded for three years and is located in Jackson, Tennessee.
The Wetland Ecologist will work independently and as part of a team to expand the scope and scale of restoration in Tennessee necessary to provide critical habitats for waterfowl and other wildlife, reduce flood risks, and improve water quality. S/he will assist the Tennessee Easement Management Team to evaluate and rank applications for eligibility, review of possible Threatened and Endangered species, and environmental concerns. The Wetland Ecologist will lead targeting and geographic prioritization of wetland easements, lead producer outreach efforts to encourage participation, and apply for extramural funding to support the easement program. S/he will serve as technical lead in developing elements for the wetland restoration plans regarding herbaceous and forestry practices and serve as technical contact on the Compatible Use Agreement review team.
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HOW TO APPLY
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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 men and women 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.