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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 McCloud River Preserve Associate performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management. The McCloud River is one of California’s aquatic jewels and an angler’s paradise. Located near the top of California, north of the Sierra Nevada and at the southern end of the Cascade Range, the McCloud snakes its way down a scenic canyon beneath the rugged slopes of 14,000-foot Mount Shasta. The preserve offers three miles of hiking trails and a self-guided nature walk popular with hikers, birdwatchers, and wildflower enthusiasts. This position is seasonal from April through October and requires on-site residence in Nature Conservancy housing.
The Preserve Associate maintains the McCloud River preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and performs land management activities. S/he removes exotic species and/or conducts species monitoring. S/he may assist in prescribed burns and maintain tools, equipment and land. The Preserve Associate will open and close preserve to the visiting public and maintain preserve records using a PC database. Knowledge of freshwater fisheries and angling are useful.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Supervises no staff, but may help plan and direct preserve work groups, including staff or volunteers.
- Work involves variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.
- Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain. Must be able to carry a 60 pound pack.
- Help with occasional maintenance or repairs on property.
- Requires long hours in isolated settings.
- Makes day to day decisions as delegated by supervisor.
- May work under infrequent supervision.
- High school diploma and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
- Experience recognizing plant and animal species.
- Experience operating various types of equipment.
- Experience working in a team environment.
- Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide application, and driver’s license).
- BA or BS degree preferred.
- 1 – 2 years’ experience in land management.
- Competence at fly fishing.
- Experience working with the public, customer service orientation.
- Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems.
- Ability to recognize plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities.
- Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.; lawn mower, chainsaw, tractor, two-way radio, etc.).
- Ability to follow instructions from colleagues.
- PC familiarity, including database knowledge.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
Job duration: less than 6 months
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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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.
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Job Title: McCloud River Preserve Associate (seasonal)
Job ID: 44914
Full/Part Time: Full-Time