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The Nature Conservancy Northeast Minnesota Fuels Planner (54574) in Birmingham, Alabama

OFFICE LOCATION

Ely, Minnesota, USA

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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 acommitment to diversityand 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 ourTNC Talent playlist on YouTubeto hear stories from staff or visitGlassdoor.

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 Northeast MN Fuels Planner ('Planner') is based in the Kawishiwi Ranger District office in Ely, Minnesota, the gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The Planner is an 'out the door' resource management professional responsible for:

  • Collaborating closely with USFS staff, other agency partners, and non-profit allies to build a portfolio of private landowner and cross-boundary fuels management action plans.

  • Participating in prescribed fire operations as qualified and assigned. You may also be available for wildfire details during periods agreed upon with their supervisor.

  • Working in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU

The Planner serves as a member of a multi-agency, interdisciplinary team that develops and implements fuels management plans in and around the Superior National Forest. Implementation of these plans will result in reduced wildfire hazard and improved forest resilience on a landscape scale.

Goodwill, credibility, and competence are key in this role. If you're looking for a career where you can find meaning and purpose, come join our Chapter as the Northeast MN Fuels Planner!

We are looking for someone to start April 8, 2024. The position may be scheduled for less than year-round work as agreed upon by the Planner and their supervisor.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • Bachelor's degree and 3 years' experience in natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience managing staff or volunteers.

  • Experience working closely with a variety of partners, i.e., government officials, public stakeholders, non-profit partners, etc.

  • Experience completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).

  • Experience with communication via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.

  • Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.

In addition, the following DESIRED skills and/or experiences would be an asset for this role but are not required. For applicants without these, please view these as areas or skillsets where you will have opportunities for growth and professional development.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • 3-5 years' experience in natural resource management, similar field or equivalent combination of education nd experience.

  • Ability and willingness to apply science to decision-making and guide activities.

  • Familiarity with principles of wildland fire management and forestry.

  • Knowledge of ecological land management principles.

  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation.

WHAT WE BRING

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become 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, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We're proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

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.

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, visithttps://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.

SALARY INFORMATION

The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $52,000 - $58,000 for annual base salary. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. Where a successful candidate's actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate's location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.

APPLY NOW

To apply for job ID 54574, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button athttps://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit ourrecruitmentpage or contactapplyhelp@tnc.org.

Our recruiting process is a rolling interview process to ensure we engage applicants in a timely manner. This means we review applications in the order in which they are received. Once a strong candidate pool is identified, the role will be unposted. The timeline may vary depending on the expressed interest in the role, so we highly encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Empl

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