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Baraboo Hills Land Stewardship Intern at The Nature Conservancy

Posted in Government 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Baraboo, Wisconsin

Job Description:

OFFICE LOCATION
Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA
WI401
A LITTLE ABOUT US
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. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, 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 Baraboo Hills Land Stewardship Intern participates in field work, preserve management, and project research. The position is based in the Baraboo Hills project office in Baraboo, Wisconsin. This is a full-time, 10-week summer internship position with an approximate start date of May 21. This position is paid $12 per hour, and 2 positions are available. Housing is not provided, and transportation to and from the office is the responsibility of the applicant.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Baraboo Hills Land Stewardship Intern works with Conservancy staff to participate in field work and land management, equipment and tool maintenance, and conservation easement monitoring. The intern may also assist researchers in gathering forest management and wildlife monitoring data. This internship is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with land stewardship and learn about conservation topics such as hardwood forest management and oak regeneration in the ecologically valuable Baraboo Hills.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
Participate in field work to manage invasive species, apply herbicide, post and mark boundaries, design and install fire breaks, conduct timber management, engage volunteers, and map unique features/rare species.
Create and maintain Geographic Information Systems (GIS) records and database.
Work under either close or infrequent supervision.
May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time in isolated settings, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.
This position may require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be currently enrolled in college or graduated within 12 months with college-level coursework in natural resources, environmental studies, biology, or related field.
High school diploma and 6 months of related experience.
Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide application).
Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, web browsers).
Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions or inclement weather.
Valid driver's license.
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE
Ability to work in a team environment.
Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (such as brush cutter, chainsaw, ATV, hand tools, and sprayer equipment).
Experience with plant and animal identification.
Experience using maps and GPS.
Experience using GIS software.
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
To apply to position number 46087, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, March 4, 2018.
Click "submit" to apply for the position or "save for later" to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.
If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.
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 men and women 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.