Tortoise Outreach


The Living Desert is seeking qualified candidates to join our Conservation Department in a 6 month, part-time Desert Tortoise Conservation Outreach position in support of our mission:  Desert conservation through preservation, education, and appreciation.

General Responsibilities:

Specific Tasks:

This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.

Equipment Used:

PC computer, general office equipment, telephone, radio, electric and gas cart, manual and automatic transmission vehicles, digital camera, audio-visual equipment, camping equipment.

Specific Skills:

Conditions of Work:

PHYSICAL EFFORT:  Requires walking, hiking, bending, climbing, lifting, and driving of vehicles. Requires time working on a computer.

DISCOMFORT/RISKS:  Work with constantly changing external groups may be physically and intellectually demanding. Occasional exposure to the extreme heat and aridity of the desert environment.

HOLIDAY/EVENING WORK:  Holiday, weekend and evening work may be required, and flexibility as to scheduling will be necessary and will be available to interested parties.

TRAVEL:  Regular travel across the deserts of Southern California in carrying out job responsibilities.  Possibly, occasional travel to attend workshops, conferences, symposiums and meetings in the Southwest.


To apply for this position: Please send resume, cover letter, and two references to


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