Seasonal Restoration Monitoring Assistant, The Nature Conservancy

Job Type(s): Programs / Services
Deadline: April 3, 2017 6:00 am
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The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact for people and nature around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, major US cities and in your neighborhood. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.
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.
POSITION SUMMARY

The Seasonal Restoration Monitoring Assistant performs ecological monitoring, data entry, and reporting.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Seasonal Restoration Monitoring Assistant will be responsible for monitoring ecological conditions for wetland and stream compensation projects completed through the Virginia Aquatic Resources Trust Fund (Trust Fund). The Trust Fund is a partnership between The Nature Conservancy in Virginia (TNC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) that provides a form of compensatory mitigation through preservation, restoration, creation or enhancement of wetlands, streams, buffers, or other aquatic resources in Virginia. The Seasonal Restoration Monitoring Assistant works collaboratively with TNC’s Restoration Assistants in both the field and office. Primary responsibilities include assistance with ecological monitoring, data entry, and reporting. Ecological monitoring tasks include identifying plant species, estimating plant community coverage and height, measuring shallow groundwater wells, evaluating stream features and providing photo documentation within permanent plots. The Seasonal Restoration Monitoring Assistant is responsible for collecting and analyzing information in the field, entering data into data forms and spreadsheets, and assisting with the development of compliance reporting that is required by the regulatory agencies.