Full Time Ranger
The Wildlands Conservancy - California

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The Position
Performs maintenance, land stewardship activities, and public contact duties; maintains and improves parks and picnic areas; maintains equipment, vehicles and water systems; promotes safety awareness among the public and staff; and performs construction and maintenance projects. Requires some weekend work. Download the Ranger Job Announcement for additional information.

The Location
Wind Wolves Preserve, a 95,000-acre nature preserve in the foothills at the southwestern tip of the San Joaquin Valley, is located approximately 40 minutes south of Bakersfield. Click here for more information.

How to Apply
E-mail cover letter and resume to jobs@twc-ca.org

Filing Deadline
Open until filled

COMPENSATION - $16/hr + benefits with Bachelor’s Degree
THE POSITION – Full-time, primarily outdoor job, working in all weather conditions. Performs maintenance, land stewardship activities, and public contact duties; maintains and improves parks and picnic areas; maintains equipment, vehicles and water systems; promotes safety awareness among the public and staff; and performs construction and maintenance projects. Requires some weekend work.
COMPANY - The Wildlands Conservancy – www.WildlandsConservancy.org
A private non-profit land trust dedicated to outdoor education, habitat preservation, ecological restoration and providing nature-oriented outdoor recreation opportunities to the public.
JOB LOCATION - Wind Wolves Preserve
A 95,000-acre nature preserve at the southwestern tip of the San Joaquin Valley, about 45 minutes south of Bakersfield.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Greets public visitors, provides information, ensures their safety, enforces rules and regulations of the Preserve.
Conducts campfire programs and nature hikes.
Patrols the Preserve, provides protection and security to the land and its resources; occasionally deals with illegal hunters on the premises.
Assists in construction/landscaping of new facilities, campgrounds, picnic areas and trails.
Repairs and maintains buildings, facilities, landscaping, irrigation systems, equipment (weed eaters, mowers, vehicles, generators, etc.).
Assists in habitat restoration programs for oak woodlands, riparian habitat, native grasslands; and eradication of exotic plants (may include use of herbicides).
Assists in fighting wildfires as necessary (we provide additional training).
Performs janitorial work in office and restrooms.
Performs various other duties relating to land stewardship.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education – Bachelors degree in biological, environmental sciences, or Rangeland Management.

Knowledge of:
  • TWC’s conservation mission and commitment to it.
  • Grounds maintenance procedures.
  • Grounds equipment operation and maintenance procedures.
  • Water and irrigation system maintenance procedures.
  • Basic principles of ecology, plant taxonomy, natural history and habitat restoration.
Ability to:
  • Effectively communicate in English and Spanish with co-workers and the public highly
desirable.
  • Effectively deal with difficult (potentially confrontational) situations with the public, visitors
or trespassers.
  • Work cooperatively with fellow employees, supervisors and management.
  • Read, understand and follow written company policies, procedures and directives, in addition
to labels and instructions accompanying grounds maintenance equipment and products.
  • Understand and carry out environmental protection and conservation policies related to job
duties.
  • Perform strenuous work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Skillfully perform janitorial, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, and mechanical
maintenance and equipment repair duties.
  • Perform all landscape maintenance tasks including operate weed eaters and mowers; weed,
rake, shovel, dig; install and maintain irrigation systems.
  • Competently and safely operate a 4x4 vehicle on extreme road conditions.
BENEFIT SUMMARY
  • Health Insurance - $300-$1000/mo. towards health insurance premiums for TWC sponsored
medical plans based on years of service.
  • Section 125 Flexible Spending Account – For payment of medical & dependent care expenses
on a pretax basis.
  • 401(k) Plan - TWC matches employee contributions up to 3%.
  • Paid Time Off –128 hours per year with increases each year up to a total of 224 hours per year.
  • Holidays – 72 hours per year.
HOW TO APPLY
  • E-mail cover letter and resume to: jobs@twc-ca.org
Appointment subject to passing pre-employment physical and drug test, and submission of a current DMV
printout detailing your driving record.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary: $16/hr + benefits. Date posted: 06/03/2013

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