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Conservation and Stewardship Assistant

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 12/02/2016
Company Name Nature Conservancy
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Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


The Conservation and Stewardship Assistant is responsible for implementation of selected strategies and action steps detailed in the Conservation Action Plan, and various duties associated with preserve stewardship on the 2,039 acre coastal Mashomack Preserve. Primary duties include mechanical and chemical removal of invasive plant species, implementation of forest management practices, trails and facilities maintenance, lawn mowing, and special events set-up and conduct.
  • Work with staff and volunteers to implement control/eradication practices on selected invasive species. Control strategies will include the use of herbicides under the direct supervision of a NYS Certified Pesticide Applicator. Additionally, mechanical mowing and/or hand pulling, cutting and digging as appropriate will target select invasive plants, Black & Pale Swallow-wort, Oriental Bittersweet, Black Locust and Japanese Barberry. Assistant will receive training as required under Part 325 of the NY Environmental Conservation Law in the safe handling and application of pesticides as an “Apprentice” under the direct supervision of a certified pesticide applicator.
  • Maintain accurate pesticide use records daily.
  • Collect vegetation data at permanent plot locations as part of a long-term forest health monitoring study.
  • Monitor nesting osprey and bald eagle nests at Mashomack throughout the nesting season. Maintain a detailed record of field notes; inform supervisor of current status on a weekly basis, and prepare an end of season report.
  • Assist preserve steward and volunteers with routine lawn mowing, trail maintenance and other facilities management chores. These duties may require strong physical labor and the safe operation of hand tools and power equipment.
  • Assist with the implementation of scheduled special events (incl. the Dinner Dance) on preserve property, including preparation, set-up and clean-up.
  • Assist with the general operation of the preserve, including maintenance activities, special events, visiting groups and maintaining an on-site presence.


To apply to position number 43905, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 12, 2016.

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