Livestock Technician: Pawhuska, OK

The Nature Conservancy / Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
Pawhuska, OK 74056
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Full time Positions
Annually ($36,000 - $41,000 based on experience and geographical location)
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Livestock Technician Who We Are: The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube or on Glassdoor. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.” What We Can Achieve Together: The Livestock Technician participates in the management and routine care of livestock subject to ownership or oversight by The Nature Conservancy and in duties related to all phases of preserve work. The Livestock Technician (LT) participates in herding and distributing livestock from trucks or ATVs as well as livestock husbandry including daily care of bison and annual roundup of the bison herd. They will maintain and develop livestock handling infrastructure and water systems, tools and equipment, and preserve areas frequented by the visiting public. The LT must remain available for operation-related emergencies, sometimes during night-time hours and holidays. They will assist with and implement preserve and range management plans, which may include species monitoring and research, exotic species control, prescribed burning, vehicle and equipment maintenance, building maintenance, boundary posting, trail maintenance, field trips, and volunteer stewardship work days. May work in variable weather conditions, in isolated settings, often on ATV or truck, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. The LT may resolve ranch management problems independently as delegated and convey work instructions to and direct ranch work groups, including staff or volunteers. The LT may also interact with visitors. We’re Looking for You: Through the efforts of The Nature Conservancy 108,425 acres in Oklahoma have been preserved and protected for people and nature. From grasslands to forests, rivers to mesas, we envision an Oklahoma where our rich natural heritage is valued and protected, and people are inspired to conserve nature for future generations. This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated, capable individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization! Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I make a difference?” but you don’t know where to go or have the time to do it? Welcome to The Nature Conservancy. You have found the solution and now you can pointedly make a difference every day! By joining our Oklahoma team, you will become part of a group that is a force to be reckoned with; a force for nature, a force for people, and a force for our planet. Our team consists of a dedicated group who are leading the conservation effort on multiple fronts and who expertly bring strategy and action together. What We Bring: Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world! The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ! This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.
What You’ll Bring: • High school diploma and 1-year training in an agricultural or science-related field or equivalent related experience in range cow-calf production systems. • Experience working with all phases of ranching operations: recognizing symptoms of illness in cattle, administering medical aid to livestock, calving, horse care and irrigation systems. • Experience working on ATV/UTV and with low-stress livestock handling methods. • Experience operating ranch/farm equipment (e.g.; lawn mower, chainsaw, tractor, two-way radio, etc.). • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, and driver’s license). • Must live on the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Pawhuska, OK in an isolated rural setting. • Must achieve physical fitness standards as set by the local Fire Manager and TNC Fire Manual. Requirements for RXCM or FFT2 can be found at: DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS • Direct experience in applied mechanical maintenance, including the maintenance of on- and off-road vehicles, equipment, and tools. • Direct experience in the operation of heavy machinery, inventory and purchasing of machinery, and repairing various types of equipment. • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated. • 1-2 years training in an agricultural or science-related field or equivalent related experience in range cow-calf production systems. • Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems. • Ability to recognize plant and animal species as required for completing preserve and range management activities. • Ability and willingness to follow instructions from colleagues. • PC familiarity, including database knowledge. FIREARMS USAGE • Firearm possession/use is permitted under the following instances: o Euthanasia o Preserve Stewardship and Management: Control of certain animals.
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