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Restoration Field Forester Full-time Job

2 weeks ago Social Work and Caring Services Flagstaff   7 views
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Flagstaff, Arizona, USA



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 74 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 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.


This is a term limited position.....The term is tied to a Master Stewardship Agreement with the USFS, with expected completion in approximately 3 years.

The Restoration Field Forester provides technical support, field-based information capture and safety management related to innovative forest restoration projects. This position works both internally and with a variety of external partners to lead and support efforts to modernize and innovate various practices involved in ecological forest restoration.


Based in one of Arizona's beautiful mountainous areas, Flagstaff, the Restoration Field Forester will assist with planning, implementing and monitoring of forest restoration projects in cooperation with a variety partners (e.g., United States Forest Service, industry and stakeholders). Activities will include testing, refining and implementing methods to streamline field data collection and interpretation that allow for informed decision making and direct action related to the restoration of forests. Develops documentation of data collection protocols in cooperation with partners which allows for ease of information transfer. They will utilize digital methods for data collection and management. This position will also be responsible for monitoring, training and reporting of field safety protocols related to data collection and forest operation for both internal and contractor personnel.


  • Performs tasks with minimal supervision and makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and context.
  • Designs, documents and implements field-based data collection methods.
  • Provides guidance and trainings to both external cooperators and internal staff related to field-based forest restoration activities.
  • Supports Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data collection and management.
  • Monitors field safety protocol compliance and reporting.
  • Trains TNC staff, external contractors and partners on safety protocols.
  • Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
  • Acts independently within broad program goals.
  • Incorporates cross-disciplinary knowledge to support program objectives.

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in forestry, natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Relationship building experience to work closely with a variety of partners, i.e., federal agencies, government officials, internal scientists.
  • Experience completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
  • Experience with communication via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.
  • Experience in training.
  • Must have valid driver's license.


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in natural resource management, similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability and willingness to apply science to decision-making and guide activities.
  • Experience with ArcGIS software highly desired.
  • Knowledge of ecological land management principles.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation.
  • Experience managing staff or volunteers.

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 .

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.


To apply to position number 48772, 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 July 20, 2020.

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.

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.

Company Description
The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive.
Founded at its grassroots in the United States in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than a million members and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and more than 400 scientists, we impact conservation in 79 countries and territories across six continents.