Job Opportunity Field Naturalist
The Irvine Ranch Conservancy is a non-profit, non-advocacy organization with 50 full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees and nearly 400 volunteers. Our mission is to protect, restore, and enhance the natural resources of nearly 50,000 acres of protected open space on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks in perpetuity, and to provide diverse opportunities for compatible public enjoyment through scientific, recreational, and educational initiatives and programs.
We have an exciting opportunity for a full time Field Naturalist to be a part of an organization that works with partners to connect people to the land while helping landowners protect and restore. This entry level position will have primary responsibility for coordinating and leading a variety of activities led by Conservancy-certified volunteers and staff and offered on LetsGoOutside.org, including Wilderness Access Days as well as community events and outreach booths. The Field Naturalist will provide information to the public and volunteers on resource values and public access policies in the wildland areas and may coordinate volunteers related to these activities. This position will be required to assist with volunteer training, habitat restoration, trail work, research, fire prevention, and outreach. The Field Naturalist must be able to operate with tact and diplomacy while working with a wide variety of people. The Field Naturalist will provide support in all aspects of visitor relations and public access programs and will work directly with volunteers. This person would need to be flexible and available to undertake regular evening and weekend work. Regular work schedule will include most weekends.
The successful candidate will have the following:
Benefits: The Conservancy offers industry-leading benefits including paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; medical, dental, and vision insurance; life and short- and long-term disability insurance; optional retirement plan with company match; health savings account (HSA) with company contribution with qualified medical insurance plan; optional flexible spending and dependent care accounts (FSA); and optional long term care insurance with company contribution.
The Irvine Ranch Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.