Conservation Technician Job Description Sample
Soil Conservation Technician
Soil Conservation Technician
HS/GED Degree OR Minimum of 5 year(s) of experience in developing and presenting
conservation plans or providing technical assistance to landowners.
Valid Driver's License.
Experience required with Windows, Copying Machine, MS Word, MS Excel
The position will assist USDA NRCS field office staff with the planning, design,
and implementation of conservation practices.
Possess and maintain knowledge and skills to assist NRCS staff with the
planning, surveying, design, and checkout of common conservation practices in
accordance with NRCS policy and guidance. 60%
Works one-on-one with USDA participants in conjunction with field office and
area office staff in the planning and implementation of conservation practices.
Review and check NRCS staff?s engineering work including computations,
planning, designs, and documentation. 10%
Training in Civil Rights, Computer Security
Health and Safety Considerations:
Conservation Technician (Hall Of Native North America)
The Field Museum seeks to hire two Conservation Technicians full-time to participate on the conservation team dedicated to the transformation of the Museum's 60-year old Hall of Native North America into a new exhibition experience. A generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and an individual donation will contribute to the conservation of the Museum's significant Native North American collections and engage in collaborations with descendant communities in the development of the new exhibition.
Tentatively scheduled to open in 2021, Native American Journeys is central to the Museum's current strategic plan. The Field Museum's Native North American collection of approximately 770,000 artifacts ranks among the largest and most comprehensive in the world. The project is expected to involve two major conservation stages: (1) the deinstallation, documentation, and care of objects currently on view that will return to collections storage and (2) the documentation, stabilization, and treatment preparation of objects that will go on exhibition in the new galleries. The Conservation Technicians will report to the Head of Conservation and the project Associate Conservator.
These are term positions (until June 2021, with possibility of extension). Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Native American heritage.
To apply for the position, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae on the Museum's website. Questions about the position may be directed to Stephanie Hornbeck, Head of Conservation, at email@example.com. The deadline for application is April 6, 2018.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist with undertaking conservation photographic and written documentation.
Archive documents in the Museum's collections database.
Assist with compiling existing paper files and photographs to make them readily accessible for use in the project. Digitize these materials as needed and upload them to the Museum's collections database.
Assist with artifact surface-cleaning.
As needed, assist the collections management team with object movement and re-housing.
B.A./B.S. degree is required. Major in a field relevant for conservation (i.e. anthropology, art history, studio art, chemistry) is desired.
At least one year of museum collections experience, including object handling.
Demonstrated hand skills and aptitude for object handling.
Ability to use a digital SLR camera and to download images.
Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.
Working knowledge of MS Word and Excel.
Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
The ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment with conservators, collections staff, and museum colleagues.
Prior experience and knowledge of conservation principles and practice are desired.
Experience working with Native North American material culture is highly desired.
Experience with KE-EMu database is desired.
Conservation Coordinator- Tennessee Plant Conservation Alliance
Austin Peay State University invites applications for Conservation Coordinator for the Tennessee Plant Conservation Alliance within the Dept. of Biology and Center for Field Biology. The successful candidate’s primary role will be to serve as the coordinator for the statewide TN Plant Conservation Alliance program.
Some publishing, development of plant conservation curricula, and grant-writing is expected. Two year initial position. Continuation of employment based on continued grant funding.
Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon's mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon's unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Audubon's WINGS internship program invites undergraduate and graduate students to help shape a healthy environment and vibrant future for birds – and all of us who share the planet with them. Audubon Dakota currently has an opportunity for you to expand your wings through our Conservation internship.
In this position, you will work closely with Audubon Dakota's staff to conduct data collection at local restoration sites and sanctuaries, perform data input, and facilitate outreach and education programs to a wide audience from K-12 schools to college-age students. The Conservation WINGS Intern will facilitate with annual monitoring of vegetation and avian species at local restored sites, North Dakota sanctuaries, and partner ranches.
Through this position, you will not only gain a deeper understanding of natural ecosystems, but also improve skills in species identification, data entry and analysis, public speaking, presenting educational materials, and developing a relationship between Audubon and local entities. This position will also allow you to become familiar with the workings of a non-profit organization while building relationships with other conservation partners.
This part-time internship opportunity, up to 35 hours per week with flexible hours, is available May 2018 through August 2018 (flexible), and reports to Audubon Dakota's Conservation Programs Manager.
Please submit a cover letter with your resume.
Conduct avian and vegetation monitoring following Audubon Dakota's protocols.
Assist Range Ecologists with vegetation community composition monitoring through the Conservation Ranching Program.
Contribute to the development of nature programming, birding tours, outreach, and public events.
Assist with implementation of local restoration projects.
Other administrative tasks may be asked as they arise.
Travel around and outside of Fargo, ND will be required - must have own reliable vehicle.
Qualifications and Experience
Enrollment in a biology, ecology, natural resources, or other relevant bachelor or graduate degree program.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Great Plains species identification skills.
Experience with data input and analysis.
Ability to lift 25 lbs and be able to work/hike in adverse field conditions.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Organizational skills and attention to detail are highly desired.
Proficient with Microsoft Office.
Flexible with tasks or the ability to multi-task when asked.
Enthusiastic and willing to take on tasks with a positive approach.
Conservation Outreach Specialists II
Ecology Action is seeking an Outreach Specialists II to join our residential water conservation efforts. Preference given to bilingual candidates (Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese or other commonly spoken language desired). This position is a 32 hours per week, include benefits, and are based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The position is scheduled to run through September 2018, subject to continued program funding.
Outreach Specialists II will be responsible for supporting implementation of the WaterLink residential outreach program in certain neighborhoods in Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward, Daly City, East Palo Alto, and San Francisco. WaterLink is funded by the California Department of Water Resources. In addition to serving as members of the outreach team, Outreach Specialists II promote the program to apartment managers as well as provide support to the Team Leader with administrative tasks and team coordination
Contact apartment managers to promote the program and schedule timing of direct installation work and to test water-flow.
In teams of two, find residents willing to participate in the program by knocking on doors and talking to residents about the program. Once invited into a home, install low-flow sink aerators in kitchens and bathrooms, install shower heads, and check faucets and toilets for leaks.
Assess eligibility for single-family and multi-family customers to be a recipient of high efficiency washers.
Maintain a supply of faucet aerators, showerheads and flyers in your car.
When the Team Leader is not available, the Outreach Specialist II will:
Communicate the schedule and location of field team direct installation work to team members.
Supply outreach team with the equipment and information necessary to begin and end each shift.
Ensure that team members follow safety protocols and maintain a high standard of professionalism and efficiency.
Support and communicate with team members in the field to maintain team cohesion.
Respond professionally to conflicts and complaints from outreach staff and property owners/renters and help find acceptable solutions.
Provide daily progress report to Team Leader and Field Team Manager.
Required skills and experience
Availability to work early evenings and all-day Saturday, as the project must connect with residents when they are home
Ability to work collaboratively with field team to fulfill daily requirements with minimal supervision
Comfortable using/learning to use household tools
Ability to use a tablet computer and Microsoft Office programs, email, and scheduling tools
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Highly organized and detail oriented
Valid California Class C Driver's license, a reliable personal vehicle available to haul equipment and meet potential participants at their home (mileage reimbursement provided), and current automobile insurance
Bilingual Chinese or Spanish language speaking skills
One or more years supervising employees or volunteers, including work planning and scheduling
At least one year of experience working in sales, environmental public education and/or community organizing
Familiarity with neighborhoods, community service groups and leaders in Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward, San Francisco, and/or East Palo Alto areas
Understanding of water efficiency and/or energy efficiency measures and technologies for homes
Bachelors' degree (or working toward a degree) in the area of Environmental Studies, Physical Sciences, Social Marketing, Business, Education, Communications, or related field
Experience and comfort working with customer database programs such as Salesforce
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will walk outdoors through neighborhoods for a significant portion of the work day, five days a week. The employee will regularly be required to sit, stand, walk up to 1/2 mile per day, walk up and down stairs, talk and hear, and use a tablet computer. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment: Generally, the work environment is in under-resourced residential neighborhoods and homes. Occasional work will be performed in an office setting.
Compensation: Ecology Action offers a competitive hourly rate, ranging from $19.69 - $21.69 per hour (depending on experience), plus the potential for individual and team financial performance incentives. We also offer a generous benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision and flexible spending benefits and group life insurance. Driving an insured personal vehicle on company business is required, and mileage reimbursements is provided at the Federal rate.
More About Us
Ecology Action is an award-winning non-profit consultancy that provides innovative solutions to the energy, water, and transportation challenges of cities, governments, and utilities across California. We have four decades of experience helping people make simple yet profound changes that have big environmental impact. We believe that when individuals and businesses make simple changes in their behavior they drive large scale changes that benefit people and the planet. This translates into reduced carbon emissions, stronger businesses, healthier communities and a sustainable future for all. Together, we help people, businesses and communities act now.
Ecology Action believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success and should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. This position description outlines primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but is not intended to be a comprehensive description of job responsibilities. We expect each employee to offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.
Ecology Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in its workforce. Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as an employee for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.
Ecology Action does not offer a company paid relocation program.
Ssl: Energy Conservation Squad
The Energy Conservation Squad is made up of three students who oversee campaigns to improve energy efficiency on campus. Areas of focus include proper use of heating and cooling systems in dorms, classrooms and offices, smart personal energy usage (unplugging devices when not in use, etc.) and exploring energy-efficient practices.
Energy Squad students will develop and carry out educational campaigns as a team with the assistance of the Office of Sustainability Integration. Students will work 2-5 hours per week. Typically 1-1.5 hours each week will be spent meeting with team members and Office of Sustainability Integration staff.
Our goal is to significantly reduce energy usage on campus through a variety of efforts.
Students will be responsible for developing an effective way to measure and assess success, as well as setting goals for progress.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Desired skills: Enthusiasm for sustainability, ability to work as a team, flexibility with working style (interns may be asked to table at dining halls, present to clubs, work with Facilities, etc), graphic design and/or video experience.
Water Conservation Manager
The Water Conservation Manager will be responsible for the overall sales growth of Rain Bird water management platforms and central controls, controllers, and associated water saving products in the assigned territory. The ideal candidate must be able to analyze market trends / opportunities and create, prioritize and execute strategies capitalizing on those opportunities assuring Rain Bird gains market share. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills are necessary to succeed in this position, as well as, the candidate is expected to be proactive, customer-oriented, driven to succeed in a fast paced environment, suited for independent field work, possess strong self-initiative and deliver extraordinary results.
ResponsibilitiesDevelop and successfully execute a sales plan that achieves new and significant sales and market share growth in all water management platforms and central controls, controllers, and associated water saving product categories in select regions.Justify and execute promotional programs intended to drive sales of the technical products, assuring market share gains are achieved.Work with the local sales team, including distribution sales staff and Rain Bird Authorized Service Providers (ASPs) to actively manage and assure Rain Bird is involved in all key / large central control projects.Work in conjunction with the local sales team in the development and implementation of the SBU Strategic Plans as they pertain to technical products.Collaborate with SBU Marketing to ensure product line plans, marketing programs; product / service launches and marketing materials meet the current and future needs of the end user customers.Work with the local sales team to maintain a seamless and cohesive approach to the market, while achieving the sales goals for the technical products.Prepare regular and special sales reports, as assigned, including bimonthly reports, strategic plans, market share analyses, etc.Be the regional expert for all central control products for the Rain Bird Sales Team, as well as, external customers. Fully understand technical product applications and design.Assist in the development and marketing launch of key technical products.Provide product application assistance to designers / specifiers, contractors, distributors, end-users and Rain Bird Sales Team.Travel to various regions in support of sales efforts and industry events (travel approximately 60%).
10+ years of technical marketing and/or technical sales experience.
Direct report management experience.
Undergraduate degree with an emphasis on Business, Engineering or Landscape Architecture.
Strong interpersonal, influencing and leadership skills.
Strong written, verbal, computer, and presentation skills.
Strong analytical, technical, and communication skills.
Comprehensive understanding of the landscape irrigation market or building management systems.
Background in commercial design and/or project sales and management.
MBA degree is highly desirable.
Experience marketing and/or selling products through distribution.
Bi-lingual – English and Spanish.
Rain Bird is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Conservation Fellow, Objects
The purpose of this post is to provide a graduate of a conservation program (or equivalent) the opportunity to broaden their practical experience and skills, to encourage their ability to make effective decisions, to work independently to put their theoretical knowledge of recent conservation techniques into practice, and to undertake research related to aspects of the study and care of the collections. Under the direction and guidance of the Peabody conservator, the Conservation Fellow will undertake a condition assessment of the holdings of the Yale Babylonian Collection, primarily clay tablets, and rehousing when necessary, to preserve, protect, and guarantee the survival and future accessibility of the Babylonian Collection objects
Conservation Program Associate (Temporary)
Bachelor Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major coursework in a field related to Environmental Studies, Resource Management, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction, Planning, or Business, plus two (2) years of experience related to job.Masters degree may substitute for up to two (2) years of the required experience.Experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years.
Licenses and Certifications Required:
Valid Texas Class C Driver's License.
Conservation Tech, Library Assistant, Senior
Performs a variety of treatments for the repair and rehousing of library materials. Oversees the sorting of materials from circulation points in Perkins and the branch libraries, and the distribution of finished work back to those areas.
Assists with student and volunteer training and supervision, and performs quality review for their work. Has an active role in staff and patron education and training regarding the proper treatment and handling of library materials. Works with a moderate degree of independence.
- Using judgment, experience and knowledge of structures of library materials, selects for and carries out basic, intermediate, and advanced treatments primarily on circulating collections; binds pamphlets using accepted materials and techniques; constructs custom fitted enclosures for library materials from circulating and special collections following established guidelines and procedures. Works independently but consults with the Head of Conservation Services Department and/or the Senior Conservator as needed to resolve problems. (70%)
- Retrieves damaged materials and shelf-preparation requests from the Perkins re-shelving area, branch libraries, and Perkins Technical Services in the Smith Building; assesses damage to library materials; triages damaged materials according to appropriate repair workflows. (10%)
- Assists Head of Conservation Services Department in providing training, technical assistance, quality assurance, and guidance to other staff, student assistants and volunteers. (10%)
- Provides quality assurance for student/volunteer work including pamphlet binding and CoLibri workflows; ordering and application of shelf labels; and distributing finished work to Perkins re-shelving and to branches. Conducts these functions when student assistants are not available or as needed. (5%)
- Assists in developing workflow for conservation program and department; assists in presenting preservation education and outreach programs for the library; participates in lab tours. (3%)
- Participates in disaster response team for the Library, and in training other members of the disaster response team. (1%)
- Performs other duties as assigned. (1%)
- With Head of Conservation Services Department, trains, supervises and/or makes work assignments for student assistants and volunteers. Conducts quality assurance for student work.
Qualifications It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity. Education Required: Two years post-secondary education and/or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Experience: Required: One year of library experience to obtain a specialized knowledge of library systems and procedures; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; able to work independently and as a member of a team; demonstrated proficiency using computer based technology and ability to adapt to new technologies; ability to effectively organize and prioritize daily work; demonstrated commitment.
Demonstrated manual dexterity required to perform assigned tasks; able to handle sharp tools and large bindery equipment; effective organizational skills; able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Preferred: Prior experience working in an academic research library. Prior conservation experience; applied knowledge of library or archival preservation. Prior student supervisory experience.
Must be able to lift 30 pounds and unpack, shelve and shift large quantities of library materials with or without reasonable accommodation;
Must be able to push a full book truck;
Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible;
Frequent bending, crouching, stooping;
Normal office environment;
Occasional weekend shifts required in the case of an emergency affecting the library collections.
These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
Salary and Benefits $15.60 per hour (minimum). Comprehensive benefits package upon eligibility includes vacation, 13 holidays, sick leave, health, dental, disability, life insurance, educational assistance, and tuition grants. Environment Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation.
The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the Perkins Library, Bostock Library, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly Library, and Music Library, and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke's library holdings of 6.2 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.
Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.
Duke offers a comprehensive benefit packages which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at: http://www.hr.duke.edu/benefits/index.php. Application Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of references should be submitted at: https://hr.duke.edu/careers/apply. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes.
To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
Required: Two years post-secondary education or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Required: Requires one year of library experience to obtain a specialized knowledge of library systems and procedures; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; able to work independently and as a member of a team; demonstrated proficiency using computer based technology and ability to adapt to new technologies; ability to effectively organize and prioritize daily work; demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer services. Preferred: Prior experience working in an academic research library OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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