This is a co-funded position with Maine Audubon and the Nature Conservancy. For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID# 41909 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is March 14, 2014.
- High school diploma and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
- Experience with GPS units
- Proficiency with interpreting maps and aerial photographs to navigate.
- Experience performing physical work in an outdoor setting.
- Valid driver’s license.
The Summer Stream Barrier Assessment Crew Member will work closely with another crew member, with partners, and a crew of high school students for 3-4 weeks often in remote areas of northern Maine assessing roads as stream barriers. Tasks include coordinating survey sites, field work logistics, conducting site assessments, data entry and quality control, photo file management, supervision of volunteers, operating GPS equipment, all in a variety of field conditions.
This is a fourteen-week full time seasonal position beginning June 2, 2014, with the possibility of extending another 2-4 weeks pending available funding.
- Work in a crew of two, plus occasionally bringing on volunteers, and working with a High School crew to divide into two crews or more
- Plan and implement efficient stream barrier surveys at road crossings following Maine protocol
- Collect all necessary data, data entry and photo management
- Map and navigate progress around remote Maine watersheds living in remote locations with options of (4) 10-hour day work weeks when NOT with added high school team.
- Perform on-site quality control as well as checks of your data entry and management
- Supervise volunteers including training of field and road safety, survey protocol, and data entry
- Be a positive ambassador for The Nature Conservancy and Maine Audubon working with towns, large private landowners and other natural resource agencies and NGO’s
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- 1 – 2 years training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
- Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather
- Knowledge of, and demonstrated experience with, a GPS unit to find and mark field locations. Able to read and interpret road and topographic maps, aerial photos, and other sources of mapped information. Experience navigating roads in remote locations highly desirable.
- Practiced in taking and recording field measurements in diverse field conditions (weather, bugs, flat tires).
- Ability to plan field logistics, including potential camp sites and food for small crews.
- Meticulous with data entry, quality control and management of files.
- Knowledge and familiarity with Maine geography, natural history, environmental science, preferred.
- Experience working with volunteers
- Must hold a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation and experience on backwoods roads.
- Experience collecting field measurements and entering data.
- Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
- Must resolve logistical problems independently as delegated.
- Must consult with supervisor to develop plans for resolution of unusual or complex problems.
- Consults supervisor on unusual or complex issues.
- Make day-to-day decisions as delegated by supervisor.
- Conduct regular (daily and/or weekly) check-ins with supervisor.
RESPONSIBILITY/OVERSIGHT – FINANCIAL AND SUPERVISORY:
- Receives detailed instructions to complete required tasks
- May work under close supervision or infrequent supervision
- Supervises no staff, but may supervise students and volunteers.
COMMUNICATIONS /INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS:
- Ability to follow work instructions and coordinate with other team members, including volunteers and resolve communication problems as they arrive.
- Ability to interact with people you meet in the field, represent TNC and MA, and convey project information.
- Ability to function productively as a member or leader of a work team
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Will work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions:
- require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain
- present frequent possibility of injury
- require long hours in isolated settings
For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID# 41909 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is March 7, 2014.The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Maine Audubon and the Nature Conservancy are Equal Opportunity Employers. Any job offers are contingent on a successful criminal background check.