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Columbia Basin Steward, Oregon with The Nature Conservancy in Boardman, OR

Type of position full-time
Employer The Nature Conservancy
Description of Employer The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube or on Glassdoor.
Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!
Location Boardman, OR
Salary $24.51- $26.71/ hour
Benefits The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid
time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.
We’re proud to offer a work environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!
Closing date of competition 01/16/2024
Date position available 12/19/2023
Description of duties

We are looking for a self-motivated and dedicated individual to join our Stewardship Team and help care for
important conservation lands in north-central Oregon. This is an opportunity for someone with strong organization, collaboration, prioritization and communication skills and a person who enjoys seeing their efforts result in healthy ecosystems and natural communities. Are you committed to helping connect people from diverse background to nature? Are you open to change and a workload that varies from project planning to hands on field work, takes you to beautiful places, and varies with the seasons? Optional shared housing is available in Ione, a small, isolated town in north-central Oregon. If not living on-site, a home office arrangement will be established and must be located within a 60-minute drive of Boardman, Oregon.
Through the efforts of The Nature Conservancy, 547,895 acres in Oregon have been preserved for people and nature. From the mountains to the sea, the Oregon Chapter is dedicated to conserving the natural resources that make Oregon unique. This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated, capable individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization!

Qualifications sought

What You’ll Bring:
• BA/BS degree and 1-year related experience in conservation field work or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience in identifying plant/animal species.
• Experience in data collection, summary techniques, and reporting.
• Experience operating and repairing various types of equipment, hand tools, and machinery.
• Ability to meet all TNC Youth Qualification requirements and background checks.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record. Please indicate this in your resume.
• Experience working in a diverse team environment with high collaboration to deliver work.
• Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
• Ability to obtain related licenses or certifications such as red card, first aid, CPR, herbicide license.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Web browsers).
• Knowledge of GIS software or collecting field GPS data.
• Experience conducting physical labor and/or working in remote locations on difficult/hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances

Application procedure  
Submit what resume, cover letter
Submit to To apply for job ID# 54493, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. The application deadline is 1/16/2024 at 8:59 PM PST. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact [email protected].
Additional Information The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.