Restoration Management Assistant
The Nature Conservancy - Michigan

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The successful applicant will apply knowledge and skills related to both wetland and upland restoration in southeast Michigan ecosystems with primary focus on fen and savanna. Under supervision of the Land Steward, the restoration management assistant will assist in the removal of non-native plant species, native seed collection, and preserve maintenance. This is a short-term temporary 6 month position. Although the majority of duties will be carried out in and around the River Raisin conservation area in southeast Michigan, the applicant should expect to spend some time on other sites in Michigan. Housing will be provided near Tecumseh, MI.

  • High school diploma and 6 months of related experience
  • Experience recognizing plant and animal species.
  • Experience operating various types of equipment.
  • Experience performing physical work.
  • High school diploma and 6 months-1 year of related experience
  • Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems.
  • Ability to recognize plant and animal species as required to complete preserve management activities.
  • Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.; lawn mower, chainsaw, tractor, two-way radio, etc).
  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues.
  • Ability to perform physical work, sometime under adverse conditions or in inclement weather
  • Possess or ability to obtain related licenses or certifications such as first aid, CPR, commercial herbicide application, driver license.

  • This is a full-time (40 hours/week), temporary position that has an employment duration of 6 months.
  • Housing will be provided near Tecumseh, MI.

The Conservation Practitioner I 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, a 401k plan, 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.


To apply to position number 41223, 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 July 8, 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

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