OFFICE LOCATION Boulder, Colorado, USA CO201 A LITTLE ABOUT US Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow nature_press on Twitter. The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, 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. YOUR POSITION WITH TNC Through our Early Career Science Fellowship Program, the GIS and Field Technician performs a variety of routine tasks that assists the implementation of work plans within the business unit. The GIS and Field Technician provides technical support in GIS or other database technologies to Conservancy staff and monitors conservation easements. The position is a three-year and three-month, June 2019 - August 2022, (three summers included) term position. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The GIS and Field Technician provides administrative assistance to program or preserve staff. They provide research assistance to a program or preserve tasks, project management and/or general assistance to program or preserve staff. Specifically, s/he provides technical support in GIS (such as producing paper and/or online maps and processing spatial data sets) and other software programs (such as Excel) to Science and Conservation staff. S/he performs data analysis and helps write scientific reports. S/he works with the land asset management team to monitor conservation easements across the state of Colorado. S/he will review legal documents, travel to properties throughout the state, work with landowners, and create monitoring reports including written documentation, photos, maps and other data associated with monitoring of conservation easement properties. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE General Responsibilities Maintain project records. May perform financial or administrative work related to project appraisals, surveys or title work. May purchase equipment and supplies as provided for in budget. May assist with program budget development and monitoring. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, in hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. Will require travel to remote places and contact with partners and private landowners. Works under minimal supervision making independent decisions based on experience and judgment. Will require the ability to drive 4-wheel drive vehicles or pickup trucks on two track and rough roads in remote locations and may require some overnight travel to remote areas. GIS Responsibilities Ensures integrity of both data collection and management relating to conservation projects and project statistics. Produces maps from templates and creates original print-quality maps using ESRI GIS products. Creates, edits, and populates spatial data in geodatabases. Organizes and updates maps and map archives. Provides occasional technical support and assists non-GIS staff when necessary. Conservation Easement Stewardship and Field Responsibilities Plan and conduct property monitoring visits for compliance, including taking annual monitoring photos and completing assessments of property conditions. Builds and maintains strong landowner and partner relationships. Understands and interprets complex legal documents such as conservation easements and stewardship agreements. Identifies, documents and reports violations, will coordinate with staff, legal counsel, and partners to determine a course of action. Responds in a timely manner to landowner requests for permission, notification, and amendments by gathering field data, reviewing easement language, summarizing and analyzing issues, and collaborating with other staff, legal counsel, and partners. Tracks and records transfers of ownership, including title searches. Independently drafts memoranda, correspondence, forms, and stewardship issue analyses, and revises as necessary. Assists with additional stewardship duties as assigned, including updating Management Plana and creating Current Conditions Reports. Assists with collection of other field data and ecological information on properties throughout Colorado as needed. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Associates Degree in natural resources; environmental studies or equivalent combination of education and 6 months' experience. Experience managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources. Experience with GIS software and basic map making. Experience managing, maintaining and populating databases and manual files. Experience with producing maps and/or other graphic products and reports and operating GIS software. Experience analyzing, building, populating and producing reports from databases. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and web browsers. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS BA/BS or Associates degree in related field and recent graduate or recent veteran. Multi-language skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated. Field experience, including working alone in remote locations. Strong communication skills including written and verbal communication. Ability to assist with program budget development and monitoring. Ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment. Basic supervisory skills. Time management skills. Working knowledge and experience using ESRI's ArcGIS to perform basic spatial analyses involving both vector and raster data. Strong administrative skills including attention to detail and numerical ability. Ability to plan, administer and record results of work-team meetings and activities. Experience managing, maintaining and populating databases and manual files. AUTO SAFETY POLICY This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy'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.\" Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers. 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. HOW TO APPLY To apply to position number 47679, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, June 14, 2019. Click \"submit\" to apply for the position or \"save for later\" to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelptnc.org. 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. The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process. Associated topics: cad, geographic, geographic information system, gis, gis analyst, gis consultant, gis developer, gis technician, survey, technician
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