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Company: The Nature Conservancy
Location: Keene Valley, NY
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Title Adirondack Invasive Species Management Steward Job ID 48458 Location New York State Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Temporary OFFICE LOCATION

Keene Valley, New York, 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.


The Adirondack Invasive Species Management Steward will advance invasive species surveys, data collection, and management at high-use recreation areas such as campgrounds and trailheads throughout the Adirondack region of upstate NY. This is a 10 to 12-week full-time seasonal position for the summer of 2020. Exact dates are flexible depending on the availability of the successful candidate.


The Adirondack Invasive Species Management Steward will advance invasive species field work at 50+ high-use recreation areas (campgrounds, trailheads, TNC preserves, etc.) throughout the Adirondack region of upstate New York. Daily activities will include, but are not limited to: early detection surveys, data collection with mobile monitoring tools, mechanical invasive plant management, public education/outreach, data analysis, and report writing. The Adirondack Invasive Species Management Steward will work under the direction of APIPP’s Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator and Program Manager and will also work closely with other APIPP program team members.

  • Performs early detection surveys for invasive species.
  • Collects invasive species distribution and management data using mobile monitoring tools and GPS.
  • Deploys mechanical and/or chemical (as applicable) management techniques to control terrestrial invasive plants.
  • Educates the public about invasive species identification and spread prevention measures.
  • Works long hours in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.
  • May require moderate physical exertion and/or muscular strain.                                                                                          
  • Resolves routine issues independently and may work under infrequent supervision.

  • High school diploma or GED and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
  • Experience recognizing plant and animal species.
  • Experience working in a team environment.                                           
  • Must have valid driver’s license.



  • College junior or senior, or recent graduate with at least 1 years’ experience in natural resources and/or science related field.
  • Knowledge of invasive plant/animal biology.
  • Experience with invasive species management tools and techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience collecting scientific data with mobile monitoring tools, GPS, etc.
  • Experience, training, and/or NYS certification in herbicide application.
  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.


The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) is an award-winning invasive species program that leads The Nature Conservancy’s invasive species work in the Adirondacks in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. APIPP is one of eight established Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs) in New York, whose mission is to protect the Adirondack region from the negative impacts of invasive species. Program goals are to prevent new invasive species introductions to the region, detect and rapidly respond to new infestations, and mitigate harmful impacts of established infestations. APIPP advances a comprehensive, integrated approach that incorporates awareness building, prevention, early detection, rapid response, monitoring, restoration, and innovation strategies. Visit to learn more.

• May-August 2020, 10-12 weeks total.
• $16.10/hr, 35-hour work week, generally Mondays through Fridays. 
• Cover letter and resume required for application to be considered. 
• Housing is not provided, but we may be able to assist the successful applicant in finding local housing.
• No phone calls or emails please.



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 48458, 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 March 2, 2020.

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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.

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