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The Marine Technician will be responsible for assisting the Marine Restoration Specialist in site selection, preparing regulatory applications and managing volunteers during the oyster reef install projects in 2014. S/he will spend the majority of his/her time in the field mapping oyster reef community types and plotting potential sites based on criteria presented by TNC staff. The two oyster reefs projects could consist of working with oyster castle blocks, bamboo stakes, bagged shell, etc. One project will take place in spring/summer working with 40 - 60 volunteers from a local company. The oyster reef installations will be part of an on-going pilot effort TNC is conducting to determine the best methodologies for created oyster reefs in South Carolina. The Intern will also be assisting TNC staff with preparing permit exemption documents for the Army Corps of Engineers and Department of Health and Environmental Control, including a standard application and multiple site drawings (including maps created with GIS). The paid position is for approximately 12 months and will average approximately 50 hours a month on the project.
- Bachelor’s degree in biological, environmental or related science field of study.
- Graduate degree student during in the entire 2014 calendar year.
- Experience in working independently, managing project timelines and field work.
- A working knowledge of GPS equipment and GIS software (ArcGIS 9 or better).
- Preference will go to candidates currently enrolled in a South Carolina College or University.
- A candidate with the ability to operate a truck with boat/trailer and launch it by themselves is highly preferred.
- Completion of a boater safety course highly recommended.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
- Employment duration is from January 2014 - December 19, 2014
- Part-time position that averages 12 hours/week
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
- Work requires physical exertion and/or physical strain. Work environment involves routine exposure to disagreeable elements.
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 41676, 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 December 27, 2013.
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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The Nature Conservancy - 13 months ago