Recreational Trails Speicliast-Arkansas

Agency
The Nature Conservancy
Location
Little Rock, AR
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$36,000.00
Start Date
12/03/2018
Last Date to Apply
05/03/2019
Website
https://www.nature.org/careers
Description
The Nature Conservancy is dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we work with local communities, governments, landowners, and businesses in 72 countries including all 50 United States to create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. Arkansas’ conservation community is especially collaborative. Our dedicated, talented, and fun Arkansas staff work closely with partners and stakeholders on fire restoration, Delta conservation, river restoration, and connecting people with nature strategies utilizing a network of projects and preserves to test and share conservation practices and influence policy. Working with these many partners the chapter has helped conserve more than 325,000 acres, hundreds of river and stream miles, and has timberlands, ranches, lodges, and recreational amenities for hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, floating, and climbing. The chapter has an ongoing, active fire restoration exchange partnership with the Conservancy’s Zambia and Colombia programs and partners. YOUR POSITION WITH TNC The Recreational Trails Specialist performs and participates in planning, building, and maintaining recreational trails on TNC preserves. The position is a 6-month temporary position with benefits. Position may be extended based on available funding. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Recreational Trails Specialist (RTS) leads work teams and volunteers to ensure the coordination, community support and implementation of recreational trail systems on select TNC preserves. The RTS plans and executes the construction of trail systems as part of TNC’s Building Our Constituency Strategy, maintains tools and equipment, operates heavy machinery, and maintains recreational use amenities that are frequented by the visiting public. RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE • May lead or monitor work groups consisting of staff, interns, and volunteers covering a wide geographic area. • Financial responsibility may include working within a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, assisting with budget development and fundraising targets. • Networks with diverse groups, including land owners, conservation partners, government officials, donors, board members and the general public to recruit support for the Conservancy and publicize Conservancy programs/preserves. • May work under minimal and/or distant supervision; may make some independent decisions based on analysis, experience and context. • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in recreation/science-related field and 1-year related experience in recreational planning and land management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Experience in trail building and/or planning trail systems or recreational amenities. • Must have a valid driver's license. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS • Experience planning and building sustainable trail systems using hand tools. • Experience operating equipment, such as tractors, backhoes, and excavators. • 1 – 2 years related experience in recreational use planning, ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Some experience managing volunteers or entry level staff. • Knowledge/understanding of current trends and practices in trail construction, recreational use management and natural resource preservation/conservation or similar field. • Ability to complete tasks independently with respect to timeline(s). • Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers). • Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages. ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES Builds Relationships Builds productive relationships by interacting with others in ways that enhance mutual trust and commitment. Collaboration & Teamwork Works collaboratively with stakeholders across levels, geographies, backgrounds, and cultures to improve decisions, strengthen commitment, and be more effective. Communicates Authentically Communicates proactively and in a timely manner to share information, persuade, and influence with the appropriate level of detail, tone, and opportunities for feedback. Develops Others Takes ownership to help develop others’ skills, behaviors, and mindsets to help them maximize their workplace contributions. Leverages Difference Demonstrates commitment to harnessing the power of differences strategically; consistently sees, learns from, and takes strategic action related to difference; and demonstrates the self-awareness and behaviors to work across differences of identity and power respectfully and effectively with all stakeholder. Actively seeks to build and retain a diverse workforce and fosters an equitable inclusive workplace by drawing upon diverse perspectives. Systems Leadership Thinks and acts from a broad perspective with a long-term view and an understanding of 1) the dynamic nature of large-scale challenges and 2) the need for integrating five key practices: skillfully engaging appropriate people; providing a clear process for change; taking a holistic view of situations; focusing on a small number of strategic actions, while learning from and adapting them over time; and being aware of how one’s own thinking or patterns of behavior may be limiting change. This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job. HOW TO APPLY Please submit your resume and cover letter through The Nature Conservancy’s online application system at www.nature.org/careers (Job 46956). All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 7, 2018.
Qualifications
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS • Experience planning and building sustainable trail systems using hand tools. • Experience operating equipment, such as tractors, backhoes, and excavators. • 1 – 2 years related experience in recreational use planning, ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Some experience managing volunteers or entry level staff. • Knowledge/understanding of current trends and practices in trail construction, recreational use management and natural resource preservation/conservation or similar field. • Ability to complete tasks independently with respect to timeline(s). • Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers). • Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
Contact Person
Charlotte Bornemeier
Contact Phone
501-614-5085
Contact eMail
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