AmeriCorps Verde River Technician

Camp Verde, AZ, 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.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position will engage community members in implementation of the Verde River Flow and Habitat Restoration Initiative with the Conservancy and partners at Friends of Verde River Greenway and Verde Natural Resource Conservation District. This initiative is aimed at improving riparian health by removing non-native invasive plants and restoring flow to Verde River by partnering with agricultural water users. Work will be focused in the Verde Valley but opportunities for travel will occur.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Develop conservation plans for private properties that lead to improvements in streamflow and riparian health by improvements in land and water management.
  • Conduct stream flow measurement in Verde River, its tributaries and irrigation ditches and maintain database of Verde River data.
  • Perform basic data analysis of flow data and maintain database.
  • Service flow gaging stations and automated head gates with supervision.
  • Organize volunteer work events in the Verde Valley area with partner organizations.
  • Work with local partners to assist in implementation in invasive plant controls and restoration in the Verde Watershed.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Receives detailed instructions to complete required tasks
  • May work under close supervision or infrequent supervision
  • Supervises no staff, but may help plan and direct preserve work groups, including other staff, volunteers, and partners.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma
  • Physically able to traverse and hike over rough terrain
  • Capable of considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience with MS Office, including Access
  • Strong interest in environmental conservation
  • Must possess valid driver license

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Some college and conservation experience desirable
  • Physically able to traverse and hike over rough terrain
  • Capable of considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience with MS Office, including Access
  • Strong interest in environmental conservation
  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues
  • A strong interest in the mission and activities of The Nature Conservancy

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

This position has custodial responsibility for the house on the Shield Ranch. Residence in the house is required for easy accessibility to the Verde River area and to perform caretaking duties on the property.

The selection into this program is contingent upon review of a criminal history check.

This position does have recurring access to vulnerable populations.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The Conservation Practitioner II may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions:

  • require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain
  • require physical ability to traverse and hike over rough terrain

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

To apply to position number 44462, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on 08/10/2016.

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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.*

Job Title: AmeriCorps Verde River Technician

Location: Arizona

Job ID: 44462

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Full/Part Time: Full-Time


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