Water Resources Technical Planner

West Palm Beach, FL, US


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 Water Resources Technical Planner manages and implements water resource conservation projects in Florida which involve multi-disciplinary scientific input.


The Water Resources Technical Planner is responsible for providing the leadership necessary to advance and complete water resource projects for freshwater environments in Florida. The Technical Planner coordinates all aspects of project planning and implementation, inclduing managing multi-disciplinary planning teams. He/She works with technical experts to develop sound scientific outcomes that support project objectives.


  • Supports program objectives by overseeing planning and implementation of water resource projects
  • Administers project budgets and contracts for fiscal accountability
  • Establishes project schedules and takes actions necessary to fulfill schedule requirements
  • Manages multi-disciplinary scientific contributions needed to achieve project objectives
  • Prepares grant applications, research proposals and Requests for Proposals where needed


  • BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance
  • Experience developing partnerships (partners,community, government)
  • Negotiation skills


  • BS or MS degree preferred
  • Experience managing complex restoration projects
  • Proven history of successful collaboration with State and Federal agencies, corporate partners, and other non-governmental organizations
  • Excellence in communication
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret data
  • Strong knowledge of common software applications
  • Attention to detail


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.


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Job Title: Water Resources Technical Planner

Location: Florida

Job ID: 44374

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time