The Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is seeking a Kankakee Sands Land Steward to help with day-to-day activities on the Kankakee Sands Preserve. They will perform and participate in preserve operations including the maintenance, management, development, and coordination of conservation programs. They will work with other Kankakee Sands stewardship staff to develop treatment priorities and work plans and turn those plans into action. This is a full-time, 3-year assignment (with the possibility of an extension).
The Kankakee Sands Land Steward leads work teams to ensure the coordination, community support, and implementation of preserve management plans. They will maintain preserve areas frequented by the visiting public, remove exotic species, maintain tools and equipment, operate heavy machinery, help implement prescribed fire, assist with bison and cattle grazing programs, collect and process native seed, and open/close the preserve to the visiting public. They will have direct management responsibility for a portion of the preserve and will assist in site-wide management as needed.
The ideal candidate will have a degree in a science related field and 1 year of related experience; a background and understanding of current practices in conservation, land management, and natural resource preservation; the ability to recognize plant and animal species; and experience operating and repairing field equipment (such as chainsaws and tractors). Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and qualified at the Fire Fighter Type 2 (FFT2) standard.
If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, please visit http://www.nature.org/careers and search for Job ID# 47949 for more information and to apply. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST on September 16, 2019.