Conservation Technician

Conservation Technician

Job Summary: Responsible for maintaining native forested and riparian habitats, as directed by the Conservation Forestry Manager and Conservation Director. Coordinate with Conservation team members, other departments, and volunteers to maintain sustainable ecosystems.

Specific duties include:

  • Maintaining native forest/riparian areas and specimen trees in a professional manner through planting, invasive removal, herbicide treatment, thinning, monitoring, and other forestry practices.
  • Anticipate seasonal work required to sustain forests, and riparian habitats
  • Assist Conservation Forestry Manager with hazard tree assessment and management tasks via tree removal or risk reduction. Help maintain specimen tree health through arboricultural practices.
  • Coordinate with Conservation team, other departments, and partners on remote trails management
  • Trash and debris removal
  • Keep inventory, maintain conservation stalls, and coordinate maintenance of tools and supplies assigned to field operations
  • Operating equipment, as needed, to perform tasks
  • Lead volunteers in conservation projects
  • Ensure the highest level of safety when executing work, and when working with volunteers
  • Assist in supporting other projects within the Park as required
  • Track inventory, removals, herbicide treatment, and other modifications using GIS

Minimum Requirements:

  • Associates degree with concentration in Forestry/Natural Resources preferred
  • Experience with natural resource management techniques, forestry techniques and operation of associated equipment
  • Strong communication skills; highly motivated; ability to work independently
  • TDA Pesticide Applicator License preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber preferred

Abilities Required:

  • Ability to perform heavy, physical labor on a daily basis in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Sufficient strength and manual dexterity to operate power equipment
  • Ability to stand, crouch, and climb to use ladders and perform various types of manual labor

Safety Requirements:

Establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment is the shared responsibility of this organization and employees at every level. The Conservancy will make every effort to assure a safe environment and be in compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations. Employees are expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all their work activities.  Accordingly, employees should be aware of any hazards, which could cause an injury or accident (e.g., spills, obstacles in walkways).  If an employee discovers a potentially dangerous condition, he/she should alert other employees and notify his/her supervisor immediately.

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Compensation:

This is an hourly non-exempt position.  Benefits include full medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, short-term and long-term disability, continuing education allowance and 401k retirement plan.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter along with two references to Careers@memorialparkconservancy.org