The Conservation Assistant position will focus on, as a part of the Albemarle-Pamlico Climate Change Adaptation Project (APCCAP) initiated by The Nature Conservancy and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a multi-partner water management capability plan. This plan has been developed for over 65,000 acres in Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and the Dare County Bombing Range with the aim of restoring more natural hydrologic conditions, reducing saltwater intrusion, and supporting fire management. S/he will work closely with conservation staff and partners to provide a field manual to manage water flow and capacity with in the ditch network at Alligator River Refuge. S/he may also support Conservation staff with ongoing stewardship and restoration projects in the APCCAP as needed.
Key projects will include:
•Working with partners at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Dare County Bombing Range to develop a mutually agreed upon nomenclature for water management cells and associated structures.
•Organizing partner meetings to define critical components of a fire response handbook.
•Developing maps of individual water management cells that indicate the locations of primary and secondary structures.
•Collecting and reporting data associated with water volume, structure information and fire response use for each water management cell in the Dare County Peninsula Water Management Capability Plan.
•Designing and producing a field-ready fire response handbook in a clear and concise format.
This is a short term position, with an expected duration of 8 weeks.
•High school diploma or GED and 6 months of related experience.
•Clear communication skills via written, spoken, and graphical means in English.
•Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g., Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, web browsers, Google Earth, online mapping tools).
•Experience or coursework using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to produce maps.
•Experience using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) units in the field.
•Experience with organizational skills, attention to detail and working independently.
•Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g .boats, trailers, water quality meters, two-way radio, etc).
•Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, and driver’s license).
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