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Ecological Restoration Crew Member

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Ecological Restoration Crew Member
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The Nature Conservancy in Ohio
Rock Creek, Ohio


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.

We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.


The Ecological Restoration Crew Member is a 6-month, full-time, short-term position based out of the Northeast Ohio Field Office located near Rock Creek, Ohio. The Ecological Restoration Crew Member is part of a 3-person team that supports the implementation of ecological restoration projects throughout Northeast Ohio. Daily activities of the Crew Member will be over seen and directed by the Restoration Team Leader who reports to the Restoration Practitioner. This is primarily a field position working with project partners to survey and control invasive species throughout project sites in Northeast Ohio through chemical and mechanical applications. S/he will also be responsible for equipment preparation, use, and maintenance; use of GPS unit and related devices; accurate record keeping; and other responsibilities as assigned.


Use chemical and manual methods to control invasive, non-native plant species.
Use GPS and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to identify, record and map non-native, invasive species’ presence and locations throughout project sites.
Excellent communication skills to ensure efficient, effective and safe working conditions with crew members, partners, and the public.
Use and maintain equipment, vehicles, trailers, GPS units and tools.
Use of Argo amphibious vehicle in water and on land.
Distribute educational materials and answer questions from the general public.
Navigate natural areas with map and compass.


Receives detailed instructions to complete required tasks.
May be responsible for purchases and record keeping.
May work under close supervision or infrequent supervision.
Works as part of a team and does not supervise staff.


High school diploma and 1 year training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
Experience recognizing plant species
Experience operating various types of equipment.
Experience performing physical work.
Experience working in a team environment.
Valid driver’s license


High school diploma and 1 year training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems. Ability to recognize plant species as required, to perform invasive species management activities.
Ability to operate and maintain various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.; Argo, herbicide sprayers, hand tools, loppers, brush cutters, two-way radio, etc.)
Ability to follow instructions from supervisor and colleagues.
Ability to perform physical work, often under adverse conditions or in inclement weather
Experience using computers with Microsoft software applications and to access internet.
Experience using hand-held GPS devices to record data and use of database systems for maintaining field records.


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

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.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, April 5, 2021
Application Instructions: 
HOW TO APPLY To apply to position number 49496, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. Applications will be reviewed in the order they’re received.The deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST on April 5, 2021. 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 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.
Erin O'Rourke
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