Eastern Oregon Invasive Species Early Detection and Rapid Response Coordinator

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organization:The Nature Conservancy
position summary:

HOURS: Part-time position at 20 hours per week. START & END DATES: January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2010 LOCATION: Eastern Oregon (flexible but preferably Bend or Burns) POSITION CLOSES: Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Invasive Species Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) Coordinator for Eastern Oregon is responsible for establishing and managing model EDRR programs in Eastern Oregon. This includes all of the following functions/duties:

• Builds capacity of Conservancy staff, volunteers, and key partners in the identification and reporting of new invasive species threats • Researches species information, creates identification materials and an EDRR training manual, and exports those materials to the appropriate public and private partners. • Works to create a coordinated framework for an EDRR network at the local level by working with local partners to plan and develop model programs, and collaborates with state agencies to export materials and lessons-learned to the state scale. • Works to identify the appropriate authority and reporting agency for new invasive species. • Leads training workshops for TNC and partner staff and volunteers on invasive species topics. • Ensures that project objectives are being met by keeping track of appropriate measures and outcomes.

TO APPLY: Please go to www.nature.org/careers view the position description and submit an online application. All sections of online application must be completed (e.g. work experience and education, even if information is included in resume) to be considered for a position. In addition to the online application, please attach a resume and cover letter, and submit as one document. All application materials must be received by October 14, 2008. Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

Salary / Pay Rate:$20.00 per hour + full benefits.
Required Skills and Abilities:• Graduate degree in science-related field and no experience, or the equivalent combination of education and 0-1 years of experience • Ability to collect, manipulate, analyze, and interpret scientific data and prepare reports of findings • Managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results • Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Web browsers) and ability to use provided computer technology to enhance the quality of work • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
website link:www.nature.org/careers