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    Piping Plover Management Technician – The Nature Conservancy – North Dakota

    • Employer: The Nature Conservancy
      Location: Center, ND
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/17/2019
      Open Until Filled: Yes


    APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT www.nature.org/careers Job ID 47271 POSTING UPDATE: Start Date can be flexible between mid-March to mid-May.



    The Piping Plover Management Tech. is responsible for the implementation of plover habitat management projects and piping plover nest monitoring at TNC’s John E. Williams Preserve and USFWS Audubon National Wildlife Refuge. Position will begin late-March and end early- September. There is potential for this position to be re-hired (March-Sept) over three years.


    The Plover Management Tech. will conduct habitat management projects and monitor nesting plovers to determine breeding success. He/She may be asked to apply herbicides, use hand tools, operate a motor boat, and collect and document accurate data. This position will be supervised by the Central North Dakota Conservation Manager.


    • Complete annual monitoring of piping plover populations, nest success, and fledgling success on the John E. Williams Preserve and Audubon National Wildlife Refuge.

    • Participate in the collection of research data on plover habitat enhancement projects.

    • Contribute to a final report summarizing plover monitoring and management activities. • Will be required to complete and obtain a North Dakota Pesticide Applicators License (if not already obtained)

    • May be required to submit a Background Check for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service • May perform other duties as assigned.



    • Associates Degree in natural resources; environmental studies or equivalent combination of education and 6 months’ experience.

    • Experience managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources.


    • Multi-lingual and/or multicultural experience appreciated.

    • Completed at least two years in natural resource management field of study. Knowledge and field experience in ornithology highly preferred.

    • Ability to perform with a minimum of supervision and work cooperatively with a wide range of people.

    • Ability to operate all-terrain vehicles, motor boats, 4x4 trucks, trailering, and complete outdoor work using hand tools.

    • Experience with bird monitoring and identification preferred.

    Willing to work long and irregular hours under adverse environmental conditions.

    • Willingness to live and work in an isolated rural environment and share living quarters and travel frequently.

    • Ability to collect and analyze data and produce written reports.

    • Current North Dakota Pesticide Applicators License preferred.

    • Current Department of Interior Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC) preferred.

    • Demonstrated ability to be a team member and work toward a common goal


    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. Employment will require additional training and certification for operating U.S. Government owned/leased vehicles and watercraft.

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