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The Nature Conservancy Invites Applications for Rangeland Scientist

November 22, 2019

Position Title
Image result for the nature conservancyRangeland Scientist                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Job Description

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.

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.

 
 

As our Rangeland Scientist, you’ll be a part of a team that advances conservation of shrub-steppe and other rangeland habitats and provide technical and scientific support for conservation initiatives. You’ll collaborate with other staff, public and private landowners, the USDA Agricultural Research Service and Oregon State University researchers and others to identify and implement projects that maintain shrub-steppe habitat across SE Oregon. You will also supervise a team of two with responsibility of fostering a collaborative team approach. This role is focused 50% on applied science to support conservation, restoration and policy, 25% on advancing science and 25% on communication to the general public, partners, media and scientific community.

 

As a leader in Oregon’s conservation community, our team of scientists and problem solvers protects and restores the iconic landscapes and inspiring locations that define our great state. From working to reduce the severity of fires in our forests and designing our clean water future to developing innovative technologies with fisherman and ranchers that sustainably protect both nature and livelihoods, The Nature Conservancy is building a future where people and nature thrive together.

 

The hiring range for this position is $65,000 – $72,000 per year.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Master's Degree in science related field and 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Experience managing staff, project, workloads and finances under deadlines.

• Experience with management and ecology of western rangeland habitats, and their associated ecological processes, especially fire, grazing and the effects of invasive species

• Experience synthesizing, interpreting and communicating scientific information.

• Experience preparing reports of findings.

• Record of peer reviewed publications in scientific journals.

• Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.

• Experience with scientific application software.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Multi-language skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.

• 4 or more years related experience in developing and directing applied science (research, adaptive management, or related natural resources planning and implementation).

• PhD Degree in science related field

• Demonstrated experience with advanced quantitative and statistical analysis techniques

• Experience with Arc GIS, R or other analysis tools.

 

 


HOW TO APPLY

To apply visit www.nature.org/careers to position number 48240, in the keywords search, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons.

All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 8:59  Pacific Time on December 30, 2019. nature.org/careers

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 people of all genders, 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.

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