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Juniper Hills Preserve Steward, Oregon with The Nature Conservancy in Post, OR

Type of position The Juniper Hills steward, as part of our OR stewardship Team, is a full-time, one-year term position who primarily works near central Oregon on properties owned or managed by The Nature Conservancy. The Juniper Hills steward will plan and manage a variety of stewardship projects at several locations including the Juniper Hills Preserve, Lawrence Memorial Grasslands Preserve, and others across the state. The work entails on-the-ground activities, such as invasive species control, and plant monitoring, as well as coordinating the work of contractors and volunteers. The Juniper Hills steward will work with a variety of different people including volunteers, conservation partners, contractors, neighbors, and members of the public. Stewardship responsibilities will require monitoring the property for human and livestock trespass and dealing with those situations safely and effectively. The position also entails the operation and maintenance of tools and equipment (e.g., tractor, UTV, chainsaws, etc), as well as the maintenance of facilities. There may also be opportunities to assist in fire management activities in Oregon. The Juniper Hills steward will utilize organization skills to track spending to budgets, record spatial data, and establish contracts and other project elements. While the Juniper Hills Preserve is the primary focus, this position requires up to 25% travel to other parts of the state to assist with stewardship and other projects. They will work in variable weather conditions, at remote and isolated locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.
Employer The Nature Conservancy
Description of Employer 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!
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!
Location Post, OR
Salary $24.51- $26.71/ hour
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 near 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 backgrounds to nature? Are you open to change and a workload that varies from project planning to hands-on fieldwork, takes you to beautiful places, and varies with the seasons? Optional housing
on-site near Post, Oregon may be available. If not living on-site, a home office arrangement will be established and must be located within a 60-minute drive of Juniper Hills Preserve.
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.
• 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, and herbicide license.
• Ability to meet all TNC Youth Qualification requirements and background checks.
• 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.
• FFT2 qualified or ability to pass fire training courses and provide a copy of the certificate indicating completion of S-130, S-190, I-100, and IS-700 within 6 months of hire (online courses available). See http://www.tncfiremanual.org/firefighter.htm

Application procedure  
Submit what resume, cover letter
Submit to To apply for job ID 54494, 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].