WHO WE ARE
The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.
One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”
WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER
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 Grand River Restoration Coordinator. 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.
WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU
Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. We’re looking for someone who is a passionate, motivated problem-solver. Come join TNC Ohio and apply today!
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
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
WHAT WE BRING
Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!
TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.
We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’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." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/careers/recruitment/ under the FAQ section.
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.
$17 per hour