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The Pennsylvania Chapter of The Nature Conservancy seeks a knowledgeable, energetic conservationist for the position of Habitat Management Coordinator. The position, located in the scenic Pocono Mountains in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, offers the opportunity to join the staff of one of the largest, most successful conservation organizations in the world. The Nature Conservancy’s global success can be measured by the protection of 117 million acres in over 30 countries. The Pennsylvania Chapter is known in the Conservancy and beyond as a leader in innovative, effective strategies that benefit both people and nature at a scale that matters. Our past successes include protecting over 80,000 acres of key habitat and helping to restore natural, healthy flows to Pennsylvania’s three great river systems. The Habitat Management Coordinator will play an important role in achieving the Chapter’s goal to protect the lands and waters of Pennsylvania, the region, and the world for future generations.
The Habitat Management Coordinator is based at our Long Pond, PA office and participates in the maintenance, management and monitoring of the Pennsylvania Chapter’s portfolio of preserves and conservation easements while assisting with the development of ecological management plans and projects. This may include one or more of the following functions:
- Leads work teams and supervises contractors, volunteers, interns, and AmeriCorps crews;
- Implements habitat management plans;
- Maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public;
- Removes invasive species and/or monitors target species;
- Maintains tools and equipment;
- Maintains property boundaries and signage;
- Maintains required electronic and paper files for monitoring and project management;
- Coordinates community support;
- Collects and analyzes various types of data including GPS data, produces maps using GIS software and assists in the production of reports.
- Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in ecology, forestry, natural resources management or related field and 1 year of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience with natural systems and ecological land management.
- Experience using Microsoft Office; Outlook, Word, Excel.
- Experience with GPS and ArcGIS or similar applications.
- Experience performing physical work outdoors.
- Experience organizing and coordinating projects.
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
- 2 years’ experience in ecological land management, forestry or natural resource management.
- Ability to recognize plant and animal species as required for habitat management activities; knowledge of Pennsylvania’s plants and natural systems preferred.
- Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation and land management.
- Ability to obtain related certifications such as herbicide applicator, Firefighter Type II, first aid & CPR; experience or interest in prescribed fire management preferred.
- Safe use of maintenance tools; including brush mowers, ATVs, chainsaws and other power tools.
- Ability to manage time and complete diverse activities within assigned time frames.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and work independently.
- Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers).
- Basic GPS and GIS skills to collect data and produce maps for plans and reports.
- Strong written and spoken communication skills.
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.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT
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
- present frequent possibility of injury
- require long hours in isolated settings
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.
- Approx. Salary Range $35,000-$40,000
To apply to position number 41295, 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 August 4, 2013.
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process