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The Nature Conservancy Seasonal Trail Assessment Technician in Albany, New York

The Nature Conservancy is hiring one temporary Seasonal Trail Assessment Technician.
Expected start date of May 10, 2021, with an anticipated end date of October 1, 2021.

The Seasonal Trail Assessment Technician will assist with the implementation of a trail and infrastructure assessment of The Nature Conservancy's 75 publicly accessible preserve portfolio in New York State. The Seasonal Trail Assessment Technician works closely with The Nature Conservancy's Equitable Access and Stewardship Team members.

Works with Stewardship and Equitable Access Team to tune in the assessment tool to adapt in real time to on the ground conditions.
Interprets, after training, trail conditions based on existing guidance and record data via drop down menus.
Manages data by downloads, processing, sending to another users, or uploading to a database.
Navigates safely using maps and GPS equipment.
Maintains and operates tools, equipment and vehicles in a safe manner while taking appropriate care. Equipment and tools may include handheld data collection devices. Ability to navigate in the backcountry and read maps.
Requires good interpersonal and communication skills for regular interaction with other employees, preserve neighbors, and visitors.
Makes day to day decisions as delegated, but with infrequent supervision.
Supervises no staff but may work as part of a team.
May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time in isolated settings, on difficult and hazardous terrain, under physically demanding circumstances; sometimes working independently.
Tasks may require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain.
+ High school diploma or GED and 1 year's training in science-related field or related experience in trail maintenance.
+ Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR).
+ Valid drivers' license.
Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
1 to 2 seasons experience in trail maintenance or related field.
PC and/or mobile device familiarity, including database knowledge or understanding.
Some experience working with or knowledge of trails and associated infrastructure.
Ability to follow instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members.

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 49366, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. The application deadline is 11:59 PM EST on March 3, 2021.