Wetland Restoration Specialist, MD & DE

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Easton, MD, USA 🇺🇸

Job ID: 53148

Location: Maryland

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

OFFICE LOCATION

Hybrid working model based out of our TNC office location in Easton, Maryland, USA. 

Must be able to navigate the Delmarva Region. 

WHO WE ARE

The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube   to hear stories from staff or visit  Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”

WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER

The Wetland Restoration Specialist works closely with other staff and partners to accelerate implementation of wetland and floodplain restoration projects by deploying a full range of restoration and protection tools to engage private landowners in priority locations, developing restoration concepts, submitting permits, and overseeing construction. They assist in evaluating projects, writing project reports, and identifying future conservation priorities. They may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, in hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. 

The salary range for this position is between $55,000 – $60,000. Compensation will be based on skills and experience.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR YOU

By joining the Maryland/DC Agriculture Program, you will become part of a group that is a force for nature and people.  Our team consists of a dedicated group who are among those leading the effort to promote agricultural sustainability and resilience across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Our cross-disciplinary team creates new knowledge about how to achieve at-scale environmental progress, while also advancing on-the-ground conservation implementation. This individual will offer their expertise in restoration, agricultural systems and conservation practices, stakeholder engagement, and cross-functional team coordination and communication. Come join TNC and apply today!

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

Although you’ll see requirements in our posting, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job so please don’t hesitate to apply — we’d love to hear from you.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in natural resource management, agriculture, or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Relationship building experience to work closely with a variety of partners, i.e., media, government officials, internal scientists. 
  • Experience completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
  • Experience with communication via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.
  • Experience in training.   
  • Experience managing staff or volunteers.  
  • A valid driver’s license and capacity to maintain a good driving record.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with landowners and/or farmers to deliver conservation projects.
  • Experience with restoration design.
  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal agricultural conservation programs, for example National Resource Conservation Service CREP, CSP, EQIP, NAWCA, etc. 
  • Experience using GIS.
  • Local knowledge of agricultural systems in Maryland and Delaware.
  • Familiarity with rural communities and farmers. 
  • Experience working under minimal direct supervision.
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment, especially teams that cross multiple-disciplines and include scientists and stakeholders.
  • Enthusiasm and excitement for the work, including a desire to learn interdisciplinary research approaches and a desire to understand farmers’ perspectives.

WHAT WE BRING

Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world! 

TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.

APPLY NOW

To apply for job ID 53148, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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 people 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.

Do you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings!

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19.   By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.


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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development