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Sagebrush Ecology Technician

Burns OR

Job ID:  46481


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. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, 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.



The Sagebrush Ecology Technician will primarily collect data in support of field research, monitoring, and assessment projects (30%) and support preparation and implementation of projects via field and lab work (50%). Other duties will include data entry (10%) and other conservation/science tasks as directed (10%). Specific projects include, but are not limited to: collecting data on efficacy of novel sagebrush-steppe restoration technologies, collecting field data to assess accuracy of remotely-sensed ecological status, and pilot testing of sage-grouse habitat quality tools. The Sagebrush Ecology Technician will also support The Nature Conservancy's Precision Restoration project by producing enhanced seed materials, designed to increase successful restoration of native perennial vegetation in annual grass-prone rangelands.

This is a full-time, short-term seasonal position with a target start date of July 9 and ending mid-December.



The Sagebrush Ecology Technician provides administrative, research, project management and/or general assistance to program or preserve staff.



Will perform field work.

Maintain project records.

May purchase equipment and supplies as provided for in budget.

May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, in hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

May require overnight travel in and out of state.



Associates Degree in natural resources; environmental studies or equivalent combination of education and 6 months’ experience.

Experience in an outdoor or lab or greenhouse setting.

Experience managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources.



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

Field experience in sagebrush ecosystems and knowledge of common plant species.

Ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment.

Ability to identify plant species using diagnostic tools such as a dichotomous key.

Ability to work effectively on a small team.

Demonstrated ability to safely travel on primitive roads and trails.

Time management skills.

Ability to follow safety protocols for using small machinery, hand tools, and power tools in field and lab/shop environment.



Preferred hiring range: $18.37-$19.52.

This is a short-term, 40 hours per week, seasonal position with a target start date of July 9 ending in mid-December.



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.



Apply online: https://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/ to position number 46481, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 8:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on May 25, 2018.

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Posted May 7, 2018

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