POSITION TITLE: PRESERVE SPECIALIST, EL UNO ECOLOGICAL RESERVE
SALARY GRADE: 6
LOCATION: Janos, Chihuahua
• BA/BS, law or business degree and 5 years experience in natural resource management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Experience negotiating complex agreements.
•Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally.
•Knowledge of natural systems and experience in ecological land management principles, including range management are a plus.
•Experience with a wide variety of general facilities maintenance responsibilities including fence construction and repair, basic road maintenance, the use of a variety of tools and equipment, and general building maintenance.
• Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, Web browsers, etc.
• Experience supervising staff.
• Experience with GPS and mapping.
• Bilingual / English and Spanish
The El Uno Ecological Reserve Preserve Specialist is responsible for the day to day operations of El Uno Ecological Reserve (REU). The REU consists of 18,500 hectares (45,000 acres) of deeded land owned by The Nature Conservancy in Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico. The REU is cooperatively managed and the Preserve Specialist is The Nature Conservancy’s on site management representative. The El Uno Preserve Specialist reports to the Aridlands Program Coordinator.
Coordinate and implement the management program of REU, including maintenance and general preserve management. Coordinate and implement on site management plans, which may include species monitoring and research, exotic or invasive species control, prescribed burning, boundary posting, building, corral and fence maintenance, trail and/or equipment maintenance and field trips. Lead REU work team and oversee administrative processes. Manage bison herd and other livestock. Manage neighbor relations and community outreach in Janos. Supervise permanent and seasonal staff as well as volunteers. Other activities may include promoting and supporting research projects and/or coordinating environmental education activities with local schools.
On site residency is required as a condition of employment.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
• Bachelor’s degree in livestock management, veterinary medicine or related field and at least 5 years experience in natural resource management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Ability to make sound decisions on legal, financial, conservation and reporting issues
•Explaining conservation practices to technical and non-technical audiences.
•Ability and willingness to apply science to decision-making and guide activities
•Ability to communicate and work closely with scientists
•Working with media and influential officials, especially governmental, to improve Conservancy programs’ outcomes
•Knowledge of ecological land management principles
•Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management, and natural resource preservation
•Experience in training and curriculum design.
•Demonstrated experience communicating effectively with the public and/or media
•Completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s)
•Managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results
•Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers).
•Excellent communication skills via written, spoken and graphical means in Spanish and English
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 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.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit resume and cover letter as one document no later than April 15, 2010, 5:00 p.m. EST.
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Job ID # 11912
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