The Nature Conservancy Silver Creek Preserve Assistant in Picabo, Idaho

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: OFFICE LOCATIONnPicabo, Idaho, USAnID406n#LI-POSTnA 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 Silver Creek Preserve Assistant is responsible for the daily operation and management of the Nature Conservancy's Silver Creek Preserve located in Picabo, Idaho. The Preserve Assistant will oversee the day to day activities of the Silver Creek preserve including overall preserve maintenance, public outreach, and other preserve related activities. Most of the Assistant's time will be spent working in the field with volunteers and interns, as well as interacting with the public. This position requires working independently and as part of a team, sometimes in difficult physical conditions. This is a 9-month seasonal position from April to December. Must have valid driver's license and safe driving record. Assistant Manager will be required to live on-site in provided housing at the Silver Creek preserve.nESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSnThe Silver Creek Preserve Assistant participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management. This may include one or more of the following functions:nMaintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting publicnProvides visitors to the preserve a safe and positive experience with the ConservancynAssisting with outreach projects and public education events including interpretive outingsnAssisting with conducting cooperative projects with surrounding landownersnAssisting with research, habitat restoration projects, and scientific monitoringnRemoval of exotic species and/or assisting with species monitoring and mappingnAssisting with trail and grounds maintenance including clearing trails, repairing boardwalks, posting signs, fixing fences, and other tasks as necessarynMaintains all facilities, tools and equipmentnRESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPEnSupervises no staff, but may help plan and direct preserve work groups, including other staff, interns or volunteersnMay work under close supervision or infrequent supervisionnMay resolve preserve management problems independently as delegatednConsults with supervisor to develop plans for resolution of unusual or complex problemsnMonitor the progress of work groups toward achieving preserve management goalsnMake day-to-day decisions as delegated by supervisornAbility to convey work instructions to other preserve management team members, including interns and volunteersnAbility to professionally represent the Conservancy with preserve visitors and to convey basic preserve information, possibly leading preserve field tripsnAbility to function productively as a member or leader of a work teamnThe Conservation ractitioner II may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions:nRequire considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strainnPresent frequent possibility of injurynRequire long hours in isolated settingsnMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSn3-5 years' experience in natural resource management or equivalent combination of education and experience.nExperience interacting with a variety of people ranging from anglers to wildlife enthusiasts to farmers and ranchers.nExperience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. ATV, power tools, canoe, etc).nExperience performing physical work.nDESIRED QUALIFICATIONSnBachelor's degree in biology, ecology, natural resources management or related field and two years related work experience or related experience in land management.nExperience working with or knowledge of natural systems. Ability to recognize plant and animal species as required to complete preserve management activities.nAbility to follow instructions and perform tasks in a timely fashion.nAbility to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather.nPC familiarity, including database knowledge, in order to maintain preserve records.nAUTO SAFETY POLICYnThis position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees ma