Job Title: Director of the Orianne Indigo Snake Preserve
Job Type: Full time Permanent
Job Location: Orianne Indigo Snake Preserve, Telfair County, Georgia
Salary: $40,000 to $55,000 depending on experience (plus housing on the Preserve)
Supervisor: Chief Executive Officer or Director of Conservation
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
General Overview: This position 1) acts as the manager of the Orianne Indigo Snake Preserve (OISP); 2) leads Groundcover Restoration efforts in the region; 3) leads our Gopher Tortoise Prescribed Fire Team; and 4) leads the effort to create communication content on restoration activities.
Responsibilities: The Director of the OISP has many roles associated with applied conservation and program management. These responsibilities include and are not limited to:
• Overall administration of the OISP and Restoration Teams including budgeting, financial reporting, administration, staff management, and grant writing and reporting.
• Management of the OISP and Partner lands including groundcover restoration, prescribed fire, coordination of building maintenance, and road maintenance.
• Leading a team effort in creating communication content on restoration activities, including photography, videography, weekly social media posts and a monthly video blog update.
• Strong coordination with the Director of Science, Director of Conservation, and Director of Communication.
• Operate equipment including ignition devices, 4 WD trucks, ATV’s, UTV’s, portable pumps, small engines, tractors, chain saws, hand tools, and GPS units. Must hold a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
• Work with private landowners to help them achieve their conservation goals and efforts that are in accordance with the Orianne Society’s goals.
• Good interpersonal skills. Ability to maintain positive morale under adverse working conditions. Ability to get along in a group setting and make quick decisions under pressure.
To Apply: Send cover letter and CV or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Director of the OISP” by April 30, 2021. Please no calls.
• A minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s degree in the field of forestry and/or wildlife.
• Must meet NWCG 310-1 training requirements for Fire Fighter Type 1 (FFT1). Must be willing to work towards the goal of becoming an RXB2 within at least 10 years.
• Ability to operate and maintain various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. chainsaw, tractor, ATV’s, UTV’s, small engines, two-way radios, etc.).
• Experience and ability performing physical work.
• Familiarity with ArcMap/ArcPro.
• Ability to complete tasks in the absence of supervision.
• Willingness to work long hours, weekends, and live and work in close contact with coworkers of varying backgrounds and dispositions.
• Maintaining First Aid/CPR certification.