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Nags Head Woods Conservation Practitioner

Kill Devil Hills NC

Job ID: 48471


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 74 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 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.



The Conservation Practitioner I performs and participates in researching, surveying, mapping, and reporting of high value pollinator plant species throughout a maintained powerline cut at Nags Head Woods Preserve in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.



The Conservation Practitioner I (CPI) will provide The Nature Conservancy with a report that documents the innovative approach to powerline management at Nags Head Woods results in clear benefits to high value pollinator plant species. The report will include recommendations for management actions of the powerline right of way. The CPI will research and produce a plan that identifies spatial needs for pollinator conservation at Nags Head Woods Preserve and within the southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina regions.



Works under close or infrequent supervision.

Works with others in the field and in administrative offices.

May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time in isolated settings, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain.



High school diploma or GED and 6 months of related experience

Experience with plant identification, plant surveys, or pollinator plant restoration projects.

Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g., Microsoft Office, Google Earth, online mapping tools)

Experience or coursework using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) units in the field and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to produce maps.

Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, and driver’s license).



Two years of university or higher education and working toward a degree in biology, botany, forestry, natural resource management, or equivalent field.

Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.

Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g .boats, trailers, two-way radio, etc).

Ability to interact positively with preserve visitors.

Self-starter with excellent writing and communication skills.

Ability to follow instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members.

Ability to work in a team environment.



This is a short-term, 7 week position. Housing is provided.



Apply online: to position number 48471, 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 February 21, 2020.

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Posted February 4, 2020

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