Preserve Management Assistant (Whitney Preserve SD) Summer-South Dakota

Agency
The Nature Conservancy
Location
Hot Springs, SD
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$12.50 to $15.50/hr DOE; housing provided
Start Date
05/14/2018
Last Date to Apply
01/28/2018
Website
https://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/careers-interactive-job-map.xml
Description
The Preserve Management Assistant performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management. S/he will assist the Preserve manager in daily activities and assist in other areas as need arises as they pertain to the workings of the preserve. Expected start date of May 14, 2018 with an expected end date of August 10, 2018. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Preserve Management Assistant maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and performs land management activities. S/he removes and/or treats exotic species with herbicides and/or conducts species monitoring and may also manage livestock. S/he will assist in fencing, maintaining tools, equipment and land. They will be assisting with implementing a forestry/fire mitigation plan which includes using chainsaws to remove trees. The Preserve Management Assistant will be required to have a working knowledge of fencing, ranching and range management. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE - Supervises no staff, but may help plan and direct preserve work groups or volunteers. - May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. - Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain. - Requires long hours in isolated settings. - Makes day to day decisions as delegated by supervisor. - May work under infrequent supervision WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT - May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. - Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain. - Requires long hours in isolated settings.
Qualifications
MUST APPLY ONLINE at www.nature.org/about-us/careers/ Search for Job ID 46013 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - High school diploma or GED and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management. - Experience recognizing plant and animal species. - Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. Lawn mower, chainsaw, UTV, ATV or OHV, two-way radio, or similar equipment). - Experience working in a team environment. - Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide or pesticide application) PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross cultural experience are appreciated. - 1 - 2 years’ experience in land and range management. - Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems. - Ability to recognize plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities. - Experience in fence construction and signing on a large scale in rough terrain. - Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.; skid steer, chainsaw, tractor, two-way radio, ATV etc.). - S-212 Chainsaw training and experience operating a chainsaw preferred. - Experience in herbicide application and identification of noxious weeds. - Ability to follow instructions from colleagues.
Contact Person
Sonia Winter
Contact Phone
218-498-2679
Contact eMail
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