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Missouri Coteau Conservation Technician

Missouri Coteau Conservation Technician

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The Missouri Coteau Conservation Technician will primarily assist The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and partners such as U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) with promoting conservation objectives. The Technician will be responsible for establishing contact with private landowners of native prairie for enrollment in conservation programs.  Overall supervision will be provided by TNC. Day-to-day direction and training will be provided by partners such as the USFWS regarding easement work.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Contact landowners to inform them about conservation programs and explain opportunities for enrollment.
  • Coordinate contacts and conduct biological evaluations on potential easement properties as the initial step to prioritize each tract of land for easement acquisition.   
  • Provide support for other conservation projects as assigned

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • May lead, direct, or monitor work groups consisting of staff, interns, and volunteers.
  • Financial responsibility may include working within a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, assisting with budget development and fundraising targets.  
  • May assist with program budget preparation and working within/managing a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, assisting with budget development and meeting fundraising targets.  
  • Networks with diverse groups, including landowners, conservation partners, government officials, donors, board members and the general  public to recruit support for the Conservancy and publicize Conservancy programs/preserves.  
  • May work under minimal and/or distant supervision; must make independent decisions based on experience, context, and judgement.  
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
  • Coordinates multiple tasks or projects in a timely manner and with attention to detail.
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