Job Type: Permanent
Salary Details: Competitive – The estimated annual salary range for this position is between $64,480 – 65,775.

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Grounded in science, we develop innovative solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity; respect for people, communities, and cultures; and a collaborative, nonpartisan approach. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world.

The California Chapter is TNC’s largest state program and one of the largest, most dynamic conservation organizations in the country. With approximately 275 employees, from financial analysts and fundraisers to ecologists and economists, we are currently invested in 14 strategies to address the biggest challenges facing California and the world, including numerous community-based projects designed to increase the pace, scale, and effectiveness of conservation. Over the past six decades, we have protected 1.4 million acres, 5,000 miles of streams, and 3.8 million acres of ocean habitat in California and off the coast.

Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. Looking for a way to put your mechanical knowledge and skills to work for conservation? Are you passionate about creating safe, sustainable operations and leading by example?

We’re looking for a passionate, dedicated person who values teamwork, creativity, organizational systems and constantly learning. Come join TNC and apply today!


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to live and work in a remote island setting with fluctuating resource availability
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and safe driving record.
  • Experience completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
  • Experience managing staff or volunteers.
  • Experience with communication via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.


  • Competency operating and maintaining heavy equipment (ex: agricultural tractors, mowers, wheeled loaders, backhoes, tracked dozers, skid steers, forklifts, and trenchers)
  • Demonstrated ability to perform routine vehicle maintenance and repairs
  • Demonstrated ability to perform general facilities construction, maintenance, and repairs such as timber framing, roofing, plumbing, and electrical (experience with off grid solar and battery energy storage systems, including diesel and propane backup generator operation and maintenance appreciated)
  • Demonstrated organizational ability including tools, construction materials, electronic communications, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience of dirt road maintenance techniques including competency operating 4WD trucks and SUVs on dirt roads
  • Competency with safety techniques and standards including the use of proper PPE, risk assessment, risk mitigation, and effective communication to others about avoiding injury
  • Knowledge and experience with fuels transportation, storage, and dispensing (gasoline, diesel, propane, Jet A)
  • Knowledge and experience with cargo and crane operations involving ocean going vessels
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated