YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Clymer Meadow Preserve Technician assists in preserve operations for all five north Texas preserves, with a primary focus on reduction of exotic species and woody cover by mechanical and chemical means. This position may require travel for extended periods and at various times of the year.
Assists with exotic species control/removal.
Operates and maintains in good working order preserve and prescribed fire related tools, equipment, and vehicles.
Assists with management of north Texas grassland preserves, including prairie restoration.
Assists with maintenance and activities associated with seed grow out facility, seed harvesting, and field preparation for restoration.
Provides periodic assistance at other preserves across the state (requires willingness to travel for extended periods of a week or more at one time).
Maintains office grounds, office lodging, shop areas, and barn.
Opens and closes preserve to the visiting public as required.
Participates in open preserve days and volunteer work days as necessary
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
Accept direction from Preserve Manager and Assistant Preserve Manager.
Ability to adapt to frequent changes in field work priorities
May resolve problems independently as delegated.
Consult with supervisor(s) to develop plans for resolution of unusual or complex problems.
Monitor the progress of work groups toward achieving preserve management goals.
Supervises no staff, but may help plan and direct preserve work groups, including other staff or volunteers.
Ability to convey work instructions to other preserve management team members, including volunteers.
Ability to interact with preserve visitors and to convey basic preserve information, possibly leading preserve field trips.
Ability to function productively as a member or leader of a work team.
May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions:
include adverse weather conditions (extreme heat, cold, wind, rain, etc.)
require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain
present frequent possibility of injury
require long hours in isolated settings
include exposure to hazards such as biting / stinging insects, venomous snakes, other wildlife
High school diploma and minimum 1 year experience in natural resource-related field or related experience in land management.
Basic mechanical experience and the proven ability to operate and maintain various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (lawn mower, chainsaw, tractors/shredders/discs, UTV, ATV, trucks, two-way radios, etc.)
Experience working with, or knowledge of, invasive/exotic species control and grassland monitoring techniques; requires ability to recognize plant and animal species as required for surveys, and ability/willingness to utilize herbicides for control of noxious weeds.
Ability to perform strenuous physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather
Currently possess, or ability to obtain, relative certifications (first aid/CPR certification, pesticide applicators license, state driver’s license, ATV safety certification).
PC familiarity- MS Excel, Word knowledge, ability to maintain preserve records.
2 or more years experience in natural resource-related field, or related experience in land management.
Experience in management or restoration of Blackland Prairie remnants
Current wildland firefighter ‘red card’ (Interagency Incident Qualification Card) meeting NWCG standards and minimum qualification of FFT2, including Introduction to ICS (I-100), Human Factors on the Fireline (L-180), Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190), Firefighting Training (S-130), and one training burn serving under the supervision of a qualified FFT2. See http://www.tncfiremanual.org/firefighter.htm. Ability to achieve and maintain arduous physical fitness standard of carrying a 45 pound pack 3 miles in 45 minutes.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
This is a full-time (40 hours/week) temporary position with an anticipated term of January 2018 - March 2018.
To apply, please visit https://careers.nature.org and search for job id 45898.