Independence Lake Science & Stewardship Intern

internship - full time,

Nature Conservancy
Reno, NV
Closed
Posted 75 Days ago
Nature Conservancy
Reno, NV
internship - full time,
Posted 75 Days ago
Closed

Description

What job title, keywords Where city, state, country Home View All Jobs ( 2,452,944 ) Job Information The Nature Conservancy Independence Lake Science & Stewardship Intern(47579) in Reno , Nevada Description OFFICE LOCATION Reno, Nevada, USA NV401 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 The Science and Stewardship Intern performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management at Independence Lake Preserve (ILP). The Independence Lake Preserve is approximately 20 miles north of Truckee California. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Science and Stewardship Intern provides stewardship of 2,325 acres around Independence Lake, a nearly pristine montane lake in the Sierra Nevada, in the headwaters of the Little Truckee River. The lake supports one of only two remaining wild, self-reproducing lake populations of the Lahontan cutthroat trout and six other native Lahontan basin fish species. The Nature Conservancy's objectives at the ILP are to protect against aquatic invasive species; to restore the Lahontan cutthroat trout population; to restore forest health; and to provide compatible recreation for the public. Numerous other organizations and natural resource professionals are involved with the ILP, including the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife, the US Geological Survey, the Truckee River Watershed Council, and natural resource experts such as foresters, botanists, and stream restoration specialists. Under the supervision of the Preserve Manager, the Intern is expected to work cooperatively with all resource professionals at the Preserve, and to advance the Conservancy's objectives at the Preserve. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE Greet visitors and inform the public about the Preserve and the Conservancy. Assist with native Lahontan cutthroat trout (LCT) population recovery activities. Monitor the lake for aquatic invasive species (e.g., New Zealand mud-snail) As needed, support the Truckee Donner Land Trust Watercraft Manager in training the public in the use of small boats and kayaks As time permits, support other field activities on the Preserve Works under close or infrequent supervision. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time in isolated settings, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain and frequent possibility of injury. ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION Position is seasonal full-time, 5 days per week, and requires week-end and holiday work as part of the regular schedule. During work periods, the candidate will be expected to reside on-site; housing will be provided in a camper. On-site residence will be for a period of approximately 5 months (May through September 2019) MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 2 years of college or equivalent in natural resource or environmental field. Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. motorboats, chainsaw, two-way radio, etc. Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide or pesticide application). DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Ability to follow instructions from colleagues. Knowledge and interest in fishery science, aquatic ecology and biodiversity conservation. Basic understanding of fish ecology and ability to identify common fish species. Ability to manage data, analyze data and prepare final reports. Good social skills and ability to interact well with the public. Willing to work week-end and holidays according to irregular schedule. Willing to live and work in an isolated rural environment, with limited phone/internet connectivity. Ability to work in a team environment. Comfortable working in a remote location and interacting with people who have widely varying attitudes toward conservation and rules governing public access and use of the preserve. The Intern should have a vehicle with medium to high clearance to get to and from the Preserve; however, a vehicle is provided by the Nature Conservancy for work activities. 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 47579, 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 May 20, 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 applyhelp@tnc.org. *LI- 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 men and women 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. VEVRAA Federal Contractor We request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state. We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here. https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf Current Search Criteria The Nature Conservancy Independence Lake Science & Stew... Reno Nevada Clear All if ($('#direct_applyDiv').length) { $('.direct_highlightedText').contents().filter(function() { return this.nodeType == 3; }).each(function() { this.textContent = this.textContent.replace(' in', ''); }); $('.search-container').hide(); $('#direct_wideHeader').css('height','auto'); }; /* hide facet (hide) */ if($('#direct_disambiguationDiv h3 .direct_highlightedText:contains("(hide)")')) { $('#direct_disambiguationDiv h3 .direct_highlightedText:contains("(hide)")').parent().hide(); $('#direct_facetDisambig').hide(); }

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