Big Darby Watershed Restoration Coordinator

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Dublin, OH, United States
Position Type: 
Part-Time
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Junior (0-4 Years)
Apply By: 
22 August 2018
5 days remaining until the deadline.

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A LITTLE ABOUT US

 

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable.  One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

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.

 

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

 

With guidance and support from the Central Ohio Conservation Project Manager, the Restoration Coordinator coordinates and performs the maintenance and management of the Big Darby Headwaters and Agnes Andreae preserves in the Big Darby watershed in central Ohio, with an emphasis on ecological restoration. S/he will be based out of TNC’s Dublin office and will regularly work out of an equipment barn at the Big Darby Headwaters Preserve in East Liberty, Ohio.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

The Restoration Coordinator works with regular volunteers to maintain preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and perform land management and restoration activities, with a focus on removing invasive, exotic species. S/he monitors restoration activities such as tree plantings, helps with other preserve maintenance activities like boundary posting, and maintains tools, equipment and preserve records using a database, PC or mobile device. S/he coordinates regularly with the Volunteer Coordinator to address preserve and project needs.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

 

  • Supervises no staff, but will 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.                                                                                           
  • May require long hours in isolated settings.                                                                                                                        
  • Makes day to day decisions as delegated by supervisor.                                                                                                  
  • May work under infrequent supervision.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • High school diploma or GED 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 in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. Lawn mower, chainsaw, UTV, ATV or OHV, two-way radio, or similar equipment).                        
  • Experience working in a team environment.                                            
  • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide or pesticide application).

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross cultural experience appreciated.
  • 1 - 2 years’ experience in land management or related field.                     
  • Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems.   
  • Ability to obtain driver’s license and maintain a good driving record.
  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members.
  • PC and/or mobile device familiarity, including database knowledge or understanding.

 

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 46741, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 22, 2018.

Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.

If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide 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 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