Type of Job
Feb 28, 2022
About the job
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 use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners to make a positive impact around the world in more than 70 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard.
The Nature Conservancy in Indiana has a long history of protecting some of Indiana’s best natural habitats. Southern Indiana is known for both dry disturbance dependent oak-hickory forest communities and woods that are more heavily shaded beech-maple. The area is home to several state and federally endangered bat species and a suite of declining migratory songbirds that are the focus of conservation action.
The Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is seeking a Forester to provide technical and field support to the Conservancy’s sustainable forestry program. They will perform and participate in forest management operations including, but not limited to: monitor or conduct timber inventories, appraisals, and harvests; prepare, update, and implement forest management plans; collect and analyze data; produce GIS maps; boundary management; and maintain tools and equipment.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years related experience (or equivalent combination); a background in logging operations, forest management planning, and forest certification programs; and experience using common software applications and mapping tools, such as GPS and ArcGIS. They must gain and maintain wildland fire fighting credentials and be comfortable working outdoors in varied weather conditions. They should be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects; direct other staff and volunteers; build relationships; and communicate the value of habitat conservation to others in a clear and compelling way.
This is a hands-on field-oriented job with an expected 50% or more time spent in the field and some overnight travel. It is a full-time position based at the Brown County Hills Office near Nashville, Indiana (some flexibility regarding location in southern Indiana). It includes a competitive benefits package and a compensation range that begins at $50,400 and is commensurate with experience.
For a complete position description, qualifications, and to apply, visit http://www.nature.org/careersand search keyword “Indiana”. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EDT, March 11, 2022.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.