THE WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY RANGER
PIONEERTOWN MOUNTAINS & MISSION CREEK PRESERVES
COMPENSATION - $14.25/hr + benefits ($15.25/hr with Bachelor’s Degree)
THE POSITION – Full-time, primarily outdoor job, working in all weather conditions. The successful candidate will become part of a team working in maintenance and land stewardship, public visitation and providing natural history interpretation during Preserve tours.
The successful candidate will be required to live on-site in company-provided Ranger housing.
• Is a dynamic, 48-employee land preservation and outdoor education non-profit corporation.
• Formed in 1995 and dedicated to preserving outstanding landscapes.
• Has a twofold mission:
o To buy wild lands so that present and future generations may continue to enjoy the wonders of nature; and [bio-diversity]
o To foster reverence of nature in an ever-changing world by calling people back to the land through passive use of our preserves, and by providing programs for underserved youth.
• Acquired or funded the acquisition of more than 744,000 acres including the:
o Largest conservation acquisition in recent U.S. history, and
o 97,000-acre Wind Wolves Preserve in Kern County, the largest nonprofit preserve on the West Coast
• Has preserved more land in California with private funding than any other conservancy.
JOB LOCATION: Pioneertown Mountains Preserve and Mission Creek Preserve
Pioneertown Mountains Preserve is the headquarters for management of more than 40 square miles of land owned by The Wildlands Conservancy in the eastern end of the San Bernardino Mountains to the northwest of Pioneertown. Mission Creek Preserve is located in a transition zone between the Sonoran and Mojave deserts with flora and fauna representing both deserts.
• Patrol 32,000 acres as assigned, in 4x4 vehicle and on foot, providing protection and security to the land and its resources.
• Survey and maintain trails and facilities including fences, irrigation and drip systems, solar panels, and restrooms; report problems you cannot fix.
• Greet public visitors, provide information, ensure their safety, and enforce rules and regulations of the Preserve.
• Participate in (or conduct) interpretive workshops for children and adults.
• Enforce company policies with firmness and diplomacy.
• College coursework in Biological Sciences or related field highly desirable.
• Excellent physical condition, capable of performing strenuous work outdoors in all weather.
• Possession of some basic trade skills, including: carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding; and equipment repair and maintenance; and janitorial duties.
• Able to perform all landscape maintenance tasks, including: operation of weed eaters and mowers, weeding, raking, digging, and installation and maintenance of irrigation systems.
• Able to competently and safely operate a 4x4 vehicle on extreme road conditions.
• Knowledge of ecology, natural history, and methodologies for exotic plant eradication and habitat restoration.
• Good people skills: Outgoing, friendly, able to effectively deal with difficult situations.
• A positive and dedicated person who believes in our conservation mission.
• Ability to speak Spanish would be a plus.
• Actively involved in environmental protection or conservation
• Experience working with ethnically diverse clients
• Personable, idealistic and engaged in The Wildlands Conservancy’s mission as defined in our website at www.wildlandsconservancy.org
• Health Insurance - $300/mo., starting the first of the month after hire date, towards health insurance premiums for TWC sponsored medical, dental, vision and chiropractic/acupuncture plans. That amount increases after each year of service up to a maximum of $1000/mo. after 15 years of service. Unused premium monies may be taken in cash or put in TWC’s 401(k) Plan. Employees may currently select from 10 Blue Shield plans, including PPO’s and HMO’s; 2 Delta Dental Plans, 1 HMO and 1 PPO; a VSP vision plan; and an American Specialty Health Acupuncture/Chiropractic plan.
• 401(k) Plan - TWC matches employee contributions up to 3%.
• Paid Time Off (PTO) – 16 days (128 hours) per year with increases each year up to a total of 28 days (224 hours) per year.
• Holidays – 9 days (72 hours) per year
HOW TO APPLY
• Fax resume to (866) 808-6584
• E-mail resume to: HR@twc-ca.org
FILING DEADLINE: 5 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2011
For additional information about the mission and programs of The Wildlands Conservancy, please check our website at www.wildlandsconservancy.org
Equal Opportunity Employer