Cass Lake, Minnesota, USA. Duluth, Minnesota, USA, will also be considered.
A LITTLE ABOUT US
Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Forest Data Technician works closely with other staff to research and gather conservation planning data.
The Forest Data Technician will assist in measuring forest vegetation and site conditions in North - Central Minnesota, primarily within the Chippewa National Forest and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Landscape. They will focus on collecting baseline forest vegetation data with Riparian Emphasis Areas as well as pre-treatment data on sites to be managed using a variety of silvicultural techniques. The Forest Data Technician will work with Conservancy staff as well as work closely with Chippewa National Forest staff members. This position will be supervised by the Conservancy's Forest Restoration Specialist. This is a full-time, short-term position working for 23 weeks from mid-April through mid-October of 2019.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
Will enter and manage forest survey data using ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and other GIS web applications
Coordinate GIS-based survey data collection with TNC Staff and other conservation partners
GIS-Based data processing and analysis
Compiles data, resolves disparities and modifies processes to generate plans.
May work with a small group of staff, interns or volunteers on a project basis.
Will work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, in hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
Bachelor's Degree in science related field and 1-year experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with GIS software and data to create maps.
Experience and familiarity with flora and fauna of Minnesota forested ecosystems.
Multi-language skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
Field experience related to natural resource management.
Ability to interpret guidelines and evaluate information and adapt accordingly.
Ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment.
Time management skills.
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered \"high risk drivers.\" Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.
Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.
HOW TO APPLY
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.
Associated topics: animal, biological, cultivate, environment, environmental, forest, forestry, geologic, gs 0025, horticulture