Aravaipa Steward

Willcox, AZ, United States 🇺🇸


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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 Aravaipa Land Steward performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management.


The Aravaipa Land Steward coordinates preserve stewardship work and general operations including maintenance and general preserve management. Implements preserve management plans, which may include species monitoring and research, exotic species control, prescribed burning, boundary posting, preserve building maintenance, trail and/or equipment maintenance, field trips and volunteer stewardship workdays. Maintains preserve equipment, such as tractors and ATV’s. Maintains database for monitoring information such as; stream flow, rare species, and precipitation. Creates and compiles GIS information and databases for the Aravaipa watershed and greater Galiuro Mountain complex.


  • Supervises no staff but may help plan and direct preserve work groups including staff or volunteers.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.
  • Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain.
  • Requires long hours in isolated settings.
  • Requires the ability to pass TNC wildland firefighting training (S130/190, Work Capacity Test).
  • Ability to work with livestock.
  • Ability to maintain and repair vehicles and equipment.
  • Makes day to day decisions as delegated by supervisor.
  • May work under infrequent supervision.


  • Associates Degree 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 license).
  • Valid driver’s license required.


  • BS in related field. (Watershed Mgmt, Botany, Environmental Studies)
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in land management.
  • Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems.
  • Ability to recognize plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities.
  • Ability to operate and maintain various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.; chainsaw, tractor, ATV, etc.).
  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues.
  • Ability to develop timeframes and then complete tasks within timeframes.
  • Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems. Ability to recognize plant and animal species as required to complete preserve management activities.
  • Experience working with cattle and horses.
  • Experience directing efforts of others.
  • Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather.
  • PC familiarity, including database knowledge, in order to maintain preserve records.
  • Familiarity with GIS data collection and mapping.


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

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.


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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: Aravaipa Steward

Location: Arizona

Job ID: 44337

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time