Stewardship Field Assistant (two 6-month positions)

The Nature Conservancy, Maine

Opening posted: 01/03/2022 | Expires: 02/13/2022

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The Stewardship Field Assistant assists with a variety of stewardship and management duties on Conservancy preserves within Maine. Duties include legal compliance monitoring, ecological monitoring, invasive species control, research, updating management plans, using and maintaining equipment such as hand tools, chain saws and brush saws, enforcing preserve policies and monitoring visitor use, performing trail, boundary, and sign maintenance, and maintaining cooperative relationships with preserve neighbors, agency partners, the general public, and partner organizations.

This is a full-time, 26-week, temporary position that begins in April 202w and ends in October 2022, COVID permitting. The Assistant may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. This position requires physical exertion and/or muscular strain, long hours in isolated settings, and presents frequent possibility of injury.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management or equivalent combination. 
  • Experience identifying plant and animal species.
  • Experience with GPS units and interpreting mapped information.
  • Experience performing physical work.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Full position description available here

To apply for job ID 50730, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at by 11:59 PM EST on February 13, 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact .

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 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.