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The Nature Conservancy Tallgrass Prairie Conservation Practitioner I in Pawhuska, Oklahoma

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: OFFICE LOCATIONnPawhuska, Oklahoma, USAnOK403nA LITTLE ABOUT USnFounded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.nThe 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.nYOUR POSITION WITH TNCnThe Seasonal Land Steward performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management during the spring and summer months. Seasonal Land Stewards will be hired for the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve (17 miles north of Pawhuska).nESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSnThe Seasonal Land Steward maintains preserve areas through daily removal of invasive plant species and other ranch-related activities. S/he maintains tools and equipment. The majority of each day will be spent on an ATV/UTV spraying invasive plant species, and/or fencing and corral construction.nRESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPEnMay interact with visitors.nWorks under close or infrequent supervision.nWorks in variable weather conditions including summer heat, at remote locations for long periods of time in isolated settings, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.nRequires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain.nHousing not available; applicants must have means for daily transportation to remote areas.nMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSnHigh school diploma and 6 months of related experiencenExperience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. lawn mower, chainsaw, tractor, two-way radio, etc).nMust be able to operate ATV/UTV hauling a 60-gallon tank through rough and rocky landscapes.nMust be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide application, and driver's license).nDESIRED QUALIFICATIONSnAbility to follow instructions from colleagues.nAbility to work in a team environment.nAbility to operate ATV in uneven terrain.nAbility to work in difficult conditions including exposure to heat, sun, insects, remote areas etc.nMust have a valid driver's license.nAbility to operate various types of equipment, lawn mower, trimmer, chainsaw, manual/standard transmission vehicle, tractor, etc.nExperience recognizing plant and animal species.nWillingness to learn to identify invasive plants and participate in spot-spraying of herbicides.nPreferred ranch management experience: fence construction, welding, livestock, etc.nMust be at least 18 years old. Prefer age 21 or older.nADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATIONnHourly Rate: $10-$12nAUTO SAFETY POLICYnThis 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 urther details in the Auto Safety Program document available at 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.nHOW TO APPLYnTo apply to position number 47373, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 1, 2019.nClick "submit" to apply for the position or "save for later" to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.nIf you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity EmployernOur 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 p