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P-CREW Group Leader - Taylorsville, California. Sierra Institute for Communitgy and Environment. Application Filing Deadline: 02/10/17. The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment is looking for a dynamic individual with excellent leadership skills to lead a diverse group of high school aged students in a variety of restoration and resource management projects as a part of its Plumas Conservation Restoration & Education in Watersheds (P-CREW) program. The Group Leader is responsible for managing group dynamics in a diverse group of twelve (including one alumni assistant), 10th-12th grade urban and rural teens for two five-week sessions, as well as managing an assistant. P-CREW is designed to provide natural resource work and educational experiences for urban and rural youth while supporting restoration efforts on the Plumas and Lassen National Forests, and adjacent lands in the northern Sierra. The Group Leader will work with numerous resource professionals, and under the guidance of Sierra Institute’s P-CREW Program Coordinators. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a growing, innovative program. The Group Leader is an experienced outdoor professional, and with the skills and interests to serve as an excellent role model with an exemplary work ethic, and capable of motivating diverse teens in the backcountry. The Sierra Institute is located in rural Taylorsville, CA surrounded by millions of acres of national forest that will be the Group Leader’s home for the majority of the summer. The Group Leader will be camping in the field with program participants; tent space will be provided during training and close out. The Salary for the Group Leader is $720 per week (with the opportunity to earn more DOE) for the 10 week summer season, and $400 for the training and close out weeks. Meals are provided when in the field (approximately 10 of 12 weeks). This position will be a part of a team of three field staff, which includes an Assistant Group Leader and an alumni assistant. Required Qualifications: -Wilderness First Responder certification; -Experience working with high school age (16-18), including one season of experience with responsibilities similar to this position; -Clean driving record with the ability to safely drive a SUV with trailer or 6 passenger pickup truck on windy, dirt roads with participants; -Undergraduate or advanced degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Natural Resources or similar program with teaching experience, and or experience working with groups on conservation and/or natural resource restoration projects; - Experience managing a camp kitchen; -Excellent leadership skills, a positive attitude, and a sense of humor; -Teambuilding leadership and facilitation experience; -Backcountry experience; -Excellent problem-solving ability and confidence adapting “on-the-fly” in field situations; -Comfortable working with a diverse group of high school age participants in unpredictable back and front country settings; -Willing to work long hours, and be responsible for group 24 hours a day/6 days per week in the field and at camp. Group Leader will receive one day off a week. Desired Qualifications: -Lifeguard Certificate; -Experience in conflict management and leading debriefs; -2+ years leading youth corps. Responsibilities and Duties including but not limited to: -Meal planning for the crew while in the field and teaching crew cooking skills; -Completing daily and weekly paperwork (Project Accomplishments, Incident Reports, Daily Entries, etc.); -Capturing before and after photos of projects, and taking pictures of the crew at work and camp; -Teaching students and ensuring that they maintain a safe and clean camp; -Delivering educational lessons while following a curriculum; -Successfully completing conservation projects on schedule; -Leading recreation trips on weekends, some planning is involved; -Conducting personal check ins and mid-session evaluations with crew members and support staff; -Excellent time management skills; -Safely driving crews to and from work and camp sites; -Weekly debriefs with P-CREW Coordinator; -Administering first aid and keeping detailed records; -Leading evening debriefs and teambuilding activities; -Teaching and encouraging Leave No Trace Principles. Tentative start and end dates: June 1, 2017- August 25, 2017. To Apply, please send, as one document, a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and reason(s) for interest in the position, resume, and contact information for three references. Submit application materials to Jobs@SierraInstitute.us with P-CREW in subject line or mail application materials to: P-CREW, Sierra Institute for Community and Environment, P.O. Box 11, Taylorsville CA 95983. Application deadline February 10, 2017 or until position is filled.
P-CREW Assistant Group Leader - Taylorsville, California. Sierra Institute for Community and Environment. Application filing deadline: 02/10/17. The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment is looking for a resourceful individual with excellent leadership skills and backcountry experience to lead a group of high school-aged students in a variety of restoration and resource management projects for its Plumas Conservation Restoration & Education in Watersheds (P-CREW) program. P-CREW is designed to provide natural resource work and educational experiences for 10th-12th grade urban and rural teens while supporting restoration efforts on the Plumas and Lassen National Forests, and other nearby lands. The Assistant Group Leader will be responsible for working with the Group Leader to manage a diverse group of 12 urban and rural teenagers, including one alumni assistant, for two five-week sessions. The Assistant Group Leader will work with numerous resource professionals, under the guidance of Sierra Institute’s P-CREW Coordinators. This is an exciting chance to be a part P-CREW’s third field season of land restoration. The Assistant Group Leader will be an experienced outdoor professional, and with the skills and interests to serve as an excellent role model with an exemplary work ethic. The Sierra Institute is located in rural Taylorsville, California surrounded by millions of acres of national forest that will be the Assistant Group Leader’s home for the majority of the summer. The Assistant Group Leader will be camping in the field with program participants; tent space will be provided during training and close out. Salary for the Assistant Group Leader is $630 per week (with the opportunity to earn more DOE) for the 10 week summer field season, and $400 for training and close out weeks. Meals are provided during the field season. This position will be a part of a crew of three summer field staff. Required Qualifications: -Wilderness First Aid certification; -Clean driving record with the ability to safely drive a large SUV or 6 passenger pickup truck with teenagers on dirt roads; -College or advanced degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Outdoor Recreation Leadership or related field; -Previous field work experience; -Positive attitude with a sense of humor and the ability to keep a group of teenagers motivated in a variety of adverse (hot, dry, rainy, itchy) conditions; -Comfortable working with a diverse group of 10th-12th grade participants in unpredictable back and front country settings; -Capable and willing to assume full responsibility for group of twelve 16-18 year olds, and willing to work long hours, 24 hours a day/6 days per week in the field and at camp (you will receive one day off a week; -Teambuilding facilitation experience. Desired Qualifications: -Wilderness First Responder; -Current Lifeguard certification; -Experience working with teenagers (ideally, 16-18 year olds); -Prior backcountry experience; -Prior conservation corps experience; -Experience managing a camp kitchen. Responsibilities and Duties iIncluding but not limited to: -Meal planning and teaching teens cooking skills; -Capturing before and after photos of project and taking pictures of the crew at work and camp; -Teaching students and ensuring that they maintain a safe and clean camp; -Delivering educational lessons while following a curriculum; -Leading recreation trips on weekends; -Conducting personal check-ins with crew members and staff; -Excellent time management skills; - Safely driving crews to and from work and camp sites; -Weekly debriefs with P-CREW Coordinator(s); -Administering first aid and keeping detailed records. Tentative start and end dates: June 1, 2017- August 25, 2017. To Apply, please send, as one document, a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and reason(s) for interest in the position, resume, and contact information for three references. Submit application materials to Jobs@sierrainstitute.us or with P-CREW in the subject line, or mail application materials to: P-CREW, Sierra Institute for Community and Environment, P.O. Box 11, Taylorsville CA 95983. Application deadline February 10, 2017, or until position is filled.
Education Program Coordinator, Park Nurseries, San Francisco, California. Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: 02/20/2017. The Nursery Education Program Coordinator is engaged in the projects and priorities of the Nursery Program while overseeing and delivering quality education programming at each of the nursery locations. Program coordination is done in close partnership with National Park Service and nursery colleagues, and through the mentoring and managing interns in program delivery. The Coordinator cultivates strong relationships with park partners, teachers, schools, and community groups. The ideal candidate has previous experience teaching ecological and/or scientific concepts to a diversity of youth, is enthusiastic and adept at teaching and inspiring a multicultural audience, and is committed to equitable access to quality learning opportunities. For more information on this position, including desired qualifications and how to apply, visit http://www.parksconservancy.org/about/jobs/?gnk=job&gni=8a78861159b545760159d1cc926e45de&gns=Internal%20Applicant.
Senior Ecological Resources Specialist - Riverside, California. Riverside County Transportation and Land Management Agency – Planning Department. Application Filing Deadline,: 02/23/17 by 11:59 P.M. (PST). The County of Riverside has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Ecological Resources Specialist (Senior ERS)! Serving as the primary technical expert for the County with regard to a total of two distinct Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plans (MSHCPs), the Senior ERS will draw heavily on their expertise to evaluate biological reports and other environmental data submitted to the County to ensure that proposed land use projects conform with the Riverside County MSHCPs and other State and Federal regulations. The Senior ERS will also be tasked to implement habitat conservation plans, review technical reports, and perform biological site research as requested by County departments while working closely with internal and external stakeholders on pre-development and post-development matters. Additionally, the incumbent will independently conduct biological resource evaluations in the field, evaluate and/or determine the type and nature of mitigation measures that are necessary, and train subordinate staff. The Department desires candidates that are seasoned biologists with work experience evaluating biological elements of land use applications, and those who possess extensive knowledge of the Riverside County MSHCPs and the guidelines. Desired qualifications include: Education: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree with major course work in Biological Sciences, Ecology, Natural Resource Management/Analysis, Environmental Studies, or a closely-related field. Experience: Four years of professional experience in research techniques, surveys, and statistical methods, preferably in ecology, natural resources, or environmental studies, at least two years of which shall have been field work experience in natural resource management, wildlife management, biological research, ecology, or habitat restoration performing professional field staff support duties for the management of wildlife habitats, restoration of native habitat through re-vegetation, conducting biological surveys of plant and animal species, or similar activities. (A master's degree in biological sciences, ecology, natural resource management/analysis, environmental studies, or a closely related field may be substituted for up to one year of the required non-field experience.) In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications as described above, the Senior Ecological Resource Specialist must also possess one of the following: 1) A permit to work with and trap a particular species or suite of species issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 2) Significant demonstrable field experience in trapping one or more species as documented by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 3) A certificate, license, or demonstrable experience documented by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a particular biological discipline that is germane to the work performed by Riverside County. To apply, visit http://www.rc-hr.com/Careers/HowtoApply.aspx. For more information on this position email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Biologist | Project Coordinator - Solana Beach, California. San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy (SELC). Application Filing Deadline: 02/28/17. SELC is seeking an Associate Biologist/Project Coordinator with demonstrated project administration skills to successfully implement and monitor assigned HMP invasive species removal and habitat restoration projects, including mitigation projects. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary responsibilities of the Associate Biologist/Project Coordinator will include working with the HMP team, as well as directly with the Lead Ecologist, to implement, monitor and maintain assigned invasive species and/or habitat restoration projects in northern San Diego County. The successful candidate will be accountable for the following key responsibilities: • Conduct initial and maintenance site inspections to assess project needs. • Coordinate and manage monitoring efforts for assigned projects. • Adhere to project implementation, monitoring and reporting schedules. • Manage project budgets in coordination with the Lead Ecologist and the Finance and Administrative Director. • Ensure that project activities comply with permitting requirements. • Coordinate invasive species treatments, initial restoration site plantings, infill plantings and irrigation with contractor(s) and HMP staff. • Coordinate avian and cultural monitoring with contractor(s). • Conduct periodic site inspections to ensure contractor(s) are meeting permit obligations and are conducting work appropriately. • Manage any needed landowner coordination for assigned projects. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Grant Writing Assistance and Program Development and Administration & Reporting. Desired qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Botany, or other closely related field; 5+ years of relevant professional work experience; Knowledge of local habitats, flora and fauna; Experience with field data collection, common protocols (e.g. relevé method of sampling vegetation), data review, and preparation of technical documents; Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills; demonstrated proficiency in technical writing; Solid problem-solving and decision making capabilities, including ability to identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions; Must be comfortable working outdoors, sometimes under rigorous conditions (e.g. hot and/or rainy weather; dense vegetation); Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple, high-priority projects with keen attention to detail; Self-motivated individual with good time-use skills, and the ability to work in a team environment; Proficiency in the following software or systems: MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, ArcGIS and ArcGIS Collector; Ability to seek assistance when needed and to delegate tasks when appropriate; Must possess a valid California driver's license. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and professional reference contact information by February 28, 2017 to: email@example.com.
Restoration and Land Management Crew Members - South Lake Tahoe, California. Tahoe Resource Conservation District. Application Filing Deadline: 03/10/17. Primary Duties: This is a labor-intensive and physically demanding position, working as an integral member of a crew implementing restoration, forestry, and maintenance projects on California Tahoe Conservancy (http://tahoe.ca.gov) lands, as well as performing other associated tasks. This position may require flexible work hours when needed including holidays, evenings and weekends. Daily job duties may include, but are not limited to: o Safely operating tools and equipment including chainsaws, chippers, brush cutters, various power/hand tools, and heavy equipment; o Actively participating in routine safety talks and training sessions; o Caring for, maintaining, and ensuring the security of State tools, property, and equipment; o Serving as secondary driver for crew and equipment to and from work sites; o Performing warehouse maintenance tasks. Projects may include: o Ecological restoration and site protection; o Property and facility maintenance; o Native tree planting and revegetation; o Wildlife habitat enhancement; o Hazard tree removal and fuel hazard reduction; o Roping/rigging for safe tree removal; o Soil erosion control; o Road and/or trail removal, rehabilitation, and stabilization; o Invasive plant species management using non-herbicide methods. Applicants must demonstrate ability to work as a professional, mature team member in stressful and physically demanding situations. Required Qualifications: o Ability to work safely and cooperatively in a group setting under a variety of working conditions; o Ability to perform manual labor in rough terrain, lift heavy objects, and work for extended periods of time in various weather conditions; o Possession of a valid driver's license, with clean driving record; o Excellent communication skills; o Ability to work on holidays, evenings, and weekends; o Demonstrated ability to follow directions and carry out specific project plans. Desired qualifications: Education and background in ecological restoration, natural resources management, or land management. Ability to drive a tow vehicle and trailer. o Familiarity with operation and maintenance of chainsaws, wood chippers, brush cutters, various power/hand tools, rigging equipment, and heavy equipment. Class A, B, or C chainsaw certification. To apply, submit a letter explaining your interest in the field of natural resource management/restoration/forestry and your qualifications for this position, along with a current resume and three (3) references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submittal via email is preferred. For full job description, visit the Tahoe Resource Conservation District’s employment page at http://tahoercd.org/employment-and-internships-opportunities/.
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Field Botany Technician (invasive plants) - Angeles National Forest, California. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. In collaboration with the Angeles National Forest, work in a team to assist the Field Crew Leader and Director of Conservation Programs with invasive plant management on the Angeles National Forest. Duties include hand removal of invasive plant species, herbicide application, rugged backcountry hiking, and some GPS mapping of plant populations. Must approach all tasks with respect for natural, cultural and fiscal resources, co-workers, volunteers, partner agencies, and organizations. This is a full time seasonal position (40 hours a week for 1 year, starting in March or as soon as positions are filled). Duties and Responsibilities: - Under cooperative agreements between RSABG, the Angeles National Forest, and National Forest Foundation assists in the execution of invasive plant species removal. - Manual removal of invasive plant species. - Herbicide application. - Drive and navigate to field sites. - Other duties as assigned. Desired qualifications: A working knowledge of basic taxonomic principles and characteristics of major plant families and California flora desired. Ability to perform difficult physical labor such as pulling up plants. Ability to use GPS equipment and read/navigate with topographic maps. Ability to properly use hazardous equipment; ability to operate power tools such as chainsaw desired. Demonstrated interest in conservation Valid driver’s license.Ability to conduct fieldwork under a variety of environmental conditions is required. The physical ability to hike several miles a day for 10 hours a day, carrying a pack through strenuous terrain in adverse weather conditions. Must have physical strength and endurance sufficient to carry field equipment and supplies. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Attention: Rachel Wing 1500 N College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711 | email email@example.com | fax (909) 626-3489. For more information, please visit: http://www.rsabg.org/employment.
Executive Director - Ventura, California. Resource Conservation Partners, Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Executive Director is responsible for establishing organizational priorities and will plan, organize, and direct the operations of the organization. The Executive Director must be a visionary who is highly motivated with a passion for habitat restoration. Strong interpersonal skills are required as the Executive Director is the key individual who represents the organization publicly. It is the responsibility of the Executive Director to guide fund raising events and to identify and pursue grant funding opportunities. Desired qualifications: • Bachelors degree (Masters preferred) in public administration, business or related field ; 8+ years in a senior leadership role, preferably in a large, grant-funded environment or related field; Proven ability in designing and implementing programs, and leading a large non-profit, grant-funded, or government-funded entity; Proven ability in working effectively with elected, regulatory and other government officials; Knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state laws, regulations and rules; Knowledge of the principles and best practices of leadership and management; Ability to adapt and remain flexible in a highly dynamic environment; ability to drive meaningful change. How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wetland Restoration Monitoring Intern - Sausalito and San Francisco, California. Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Golden Gate National Recreation Area seeks a self-motivated, organized, and responsible person to serve as a Restoration Monitoring Intern with the Division of Natural Resources. The intern will be mentored by two Ecologists and assist with duties related to post-implementation monitoring of a restored creek and wetland at Muir Beach in Marin County, California. Some time will also be spent conducting monitoring of the restored marsh at Crissy Field in San Francisco. Primary duties will involve physical monitoring and water quality monitoring but the intern will occasionally assist with fish surveys as well. The intern will be responsible for maintaining several water quality and water level sensors. This will include downloading and managing data, calibrating instruments, troubleshooting mechanical and other issues and keeping detailed records of actions. The intern will also assist with topographic surveys using a total station and/or RTK GPS equipment and will create maps and graphics using ArcGIS and maintain a GIS geodatabase of monitoring stations. This position will be approximately 50% field work and 50% office work. Desired qualifications: Applicants should have college coursework and/or BS degree in Physical Sciences, Ecology, Biology or related field. Experience or interest in natural resources management, creek and wetland restoration, and physical monitoring techniques. Highly organized with strong attention to detail and strong quantitative skills. Ability, experience or interest utilizing technologies including GIS, total station and monitoring instrumentation. Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as a member of a team. Applicants need to be in physical condition that will allow for long days in the field, often carrying field equipment and working in chest waders in aquatic environments. Some training will be provided. Must possess a valid driver's license. Position is 40 hours a week and requires a 10-12 month commitment. Weekly out-of-pocket expenses of $150 per week is provided with dorm-style housing OR $275 per week without housing. Dorm-style housing is provided in the Marin Headlands, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. To apply, email cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Restoration Ecologist - Los Gatos, California. H. T. Harvey & Associates. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos office for a staff level restoration ecologist. The selected candidate will work on ecological restoration planning, implementation, and monitoring projects in a variety of geographic locations and habitats (riparian, wetland, estuarine, oak woodland, grassland, semi-arid, and others). Desired qualifications: A graduate degree in restoration or plant ecology is strongly preferred and relevant work experience will be considered. Expertise in some or most of the following key areas is strongly desired: habitat restoration design; plant ecology; soil science; wetland/riparian hydrology; statistical design and analysis; and plant taxonomy. Demonstrable technical writing ability and good communication skills are essential. Willingness to travel throughout California and beyond. Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references using ONE .doc or .pdf file (system allows for only ONE attachment, so resume, cover letter, transcripts, and references must be incorporated into ONE file) through this link https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=htharvey&jobId=19241&lang=en_US&source=CC3; via mail to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032; or by fax to 408.458.3210. For more information on this position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biologist/Assistant Biologist - San Luis Obispo (Central Coast/Valley Regions), California. LSA Associates, Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. LSA’s San Luis Obispo office is seeking to hire an experienced Biologist/Assistant Biologist to provide biological services primarily in the Central Coast and Central Valley regions of California. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of local experience related to biological resources assessments, biological construction monitoring, special-status species surveys, vegetation mapping, jurisdictional waters delineations, resource agency permitting, and habitat restoration. Experience working with California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) environmental documentation and proficiency working with geographic information systems (GIS) is desirable. The position requires a bachelor’s degree or higher in biology, ecology, natural resources, or a related field. Emphasis will be placed on previous technical experience, familiarity with the flora and fauna of the Central Coast and Central Valley regions, quality of work, demonstrated technical writing capability, and the ability to manage project budgets and schedules. A strong work ethic, excellent writing and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, solid organizational skills, and the desire to thrive in a fast-paced environment are essential. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team are vital. The position requires an acceptable level of physical fitness to perform periodic fieldwork in sometimes difficult conditions. Candidates applying for this position must have a clean driving record, which will be verified. Salary/hourly pay rates are commensurate with experience. Please visit our job portal to apply: http://lsa.net/careers/openings/
Biologist - Rocklin, California. LSA Associates, Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. LSA Associates, Inc. (LSA) is a diversified environmental, transportation, and community planning organization with California offices in Berkeley, Carlsbad, Fresno, Irvine, Palm Springs, Point Richmond, Riverside, Rocklin, and San Luis Obispo. The staff at LSA includes experts in environmental analysis, transportation planning and engineering, biology and wetlands, habitat restoration, resource management, geographic information systems (GIS), community and land planning, landscape architecture, archaeology and paleontology, noise, and air quality. We are recognized as innovators in the field of environmental impact assessment, and we have developed a reputation among clients and professional peers in both the public and private sectors as being thorough, innovative, and objective. LSA is hiring an experienced biologist for its office in Rocklin, California. The ideal candidate would have a minimum of 3 years of experience with biological resource assessments, jurisdictional waters delineation, habitat restoration, resource agency permitting, vegetation mapping, endangered species surveys, and biological construction monitoring. Experience working with California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) environmental documentation and proficiency working with geographic information systems (GIS) is desirable. A bachelor’s degree or higher in natural or physical sciences is required. Strong emphasis will be placed on previous technical experience, quality of work, and the ability to manage project budgets and schedules. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment are essential. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. LSA’s greatest asset is its employee ownership. LSA offers excellent compensation and benefits, including competitive pay; medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, long-term care, group life and AD&D insurance plans; vacation, sick, and holiday pay; an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); and a Profit Sharing and Savings Plan (with 401k and company match). LSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. Please visit our job portal to apply for this position at: http://lsa.net/careers/openings/
Entry-Level Plant Ecologist/Plant Biologist - Los Gatos, California. H. T. Harvey & Associates. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos office for a full-time, entry-level plant ecologist/plant biologist. This person will conduct field studies, including plant community mapping, rare plant surveys, and wetland assessments and delineations, and will prepare a variety of reports/technical studies, including biological resource reports, resource agency permit applications, and natural resource management plans. Required qualifications: • Academic background in plant biology, plant ecology, plant sciences, or biological sciences with emphasis in botany and ecology • Experience in some or most of the following areas: plant identification, quantitative field surveys, plant community/association mapping, wetland delineation, environmental impact analysis, permit preparation, Trimble GeoXT/XH, and general GIS/Arc View • Demonstrable technical writing ability • Strong communication and collaboration skills • Willingness to travel throughout California and beyond. Candidates with an M.S. or a Ph.D. are preferred, but those with a B.S. and direct relevant experience will be considered. Additional qualifications: • Valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record • Willingness to work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights, weekends) • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, walking over varied terrain, bending, lifting, and carrying upwards of 50 pounds, and otherwise maintain good physical condition • Familiarity with best practices for field safety and low impact principles. Prior experience in the following areas a plus: • California flora • Insect/pollinator sampling and/or identification • Biological consulting • Range management. H. T. Harvey & Associates is an established ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, with more than 100 ecologists, landscape architects, and other professional staff members in six offices in California and Hawai‘i. Our core areas of expertise include restoration ecology and landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, and aquatic ecology. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life insurance and a 401(k) package with a generous employer match program. Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, and references through this link: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=18135122 using ONE (not separate attachments) .doc or .pdf file (system allows for only ONE attachment, so resume, cover letter, and references must be incorporated into ONE file); via mail to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032; or by fax to 408.458.3210.
Native Plant Nursery Manager - Santa Cruz, California. Ecological Concerns Inc dba Central Coast Wilds Nursery. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Nursery Manager will work with the General Manager, Senior Botanist and the Nursery Staff to manage all aspects of nursery sales, contract management, production, maintenance, and facilities organization. The Nursery Manager will be given specific training and ongoing supervision, in order to assume various responsibilities. Job duties include the following. NURSERY PRODUCTION • Oversee and direct all nursery staff. • Manage propagation, irrigation, fertilization and maintenance schedules. • Implement organic IPM programs for general and specific pests. • Conduct pesticide safety training. • Implement nursery propagation protocols for over 300 different native plant species. • Use and maintain the nursery plant inventory data base (MS Access DB). • Maintain the supply of all nursery production materials. • Oversee and participate in construction and maintenance of nursery facilities. • Coordinate plant deliveries and deliver plants as required. • Implement and manage BMPs for pest control and water quality. • Procure appropriate potting soil/test and maintain water quality. CONTRACT MANAGEMENT • Manage all aspects of multiple production contracts. • Continuously review the status of current projects and plant materials being grown. • Provide accurate grow times for plants requested by potential contract clients. • Communicate with customers and project managers regarding the status of their contracts. • Negotiate change orders to contracts as required to accommodate customer needs. GENERAL SALES • Prepare estimates, bids and proposals for multiple different client types. • Negotiate contract details with clients. Desired qualifications include: • College degree in horticulture or related biological science (e.g. plant ecology). • Minimum five years nursery management experience. • Minimum five years native plant propagation and production experience. • Demonstrated knowledge of California native plant identification at multiple stages of development. • Good working knowledge of California native plant communities. • Strong organizational skills and proven ability to coordinate multiple complex project simultaneously. • Ability to work independently to complete specific tasks and meet inflexible deadlines. • Ability to multitask and work in a hectic office environment with various personalities. • Excellent communication and customer relations skills. • Must be physically fit: able to stoop, bend, and repeatedly lift 35 lb • Valid driver’s license and good driving record. • Willingness to work in inclement weather (rain gear provided). For more information on this position, contact email@example.com; to apply, send resume and completed job application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restoration Field Specialist - Sacramento, California. Triangle Properties. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. OBJECTIVE OF JOB: Provides technical and labor support to Teichert’s Triangle Properties (Land Restoration) in the implementation and management of land restoration and habitat enhancement areas. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1) Actively participate in the implementation and maintenance of habitat restoration projects, including but not limited to tree/shrub plantings, irrigation, invasive weed management, and herbivory control. 2) Work extensively for long periods of time on various site conditions. Work safely in rough terrain, inclement weather, and other environmental situations. 3) Direct and work with labor crews, including temporary labor staff, in the field to complete tasks. 4) Assists in the collection and reporting of various monitoring requirements. 5) Occasionally operate small equipment (i.e., tractors, bobcats, loaders, and backhoes) for seeding and other specialized restoration projects (i.e., wetland construction, test plots, etc.). 6) Install, operate, and maintain various irrigation systems, including both manual and automated systems. 7) Maintain, repair and organize tools, vehicles and other equipment. Ensure that work-related equipment and tools are in good, safe condition. 8) Conduct extensive weed abatement in both upland and wetland environments using weed-eaters, herbicides (via backpack sprayers and ATV), and manually by hand. 9) Clearly communicate with supervisor on status of projects, including staffing and equipment needs, schedules, potential constraints, etc. 10) Maintain a positive working relationship with co-workers, company employees, and external customers. 11) Reports directly to the Land Supervisor. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Job sites include uneven ground, steep slopes, exposure to extreme temperature and/or humidity. Frequent bending and squatting throughout the day. Carrying loads of 30-40 pounds for extended periods, with occasional lifting of heavy loads up to 90 pounds. Frequently works alone in remote areas. Works occasionally on projects requiring overtime and overnight stays. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum 2 years’ experience conducting habitat restoration projects, including implementation and maintenance activities. Valid CA driver’s license and good driving record. Demonstrated ability to work independently and direct others. Possess the strength and agility to perform maintenance work in an outdoor setting for long periods. Possession of or ability to obtain Pesticide Applicator’s Certificate within one year of hire. General knowledge of local flora and weed species. To apply: Materials should be submitted by mail or email to: Michael Peterson, Land Restoration Supervisor, Triangle Properties, P.O. Box 15002, Sacramento, CA 95851; Email: email@example.com.
Weed Management Specialist - Sacramento, California. Triangle Properties. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. OBJECTIVE OF JOB: Provides support to Teichert’s Triangle Properties (Land Restoration) in the management and control of invasive/noxious weeds and herbivores in both natural open space and urban landscape settings. Also provides support in other various habitat restoration and landscape activities, including plant installation, irrigation installation, and site maintenance. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1) Develop and implement various weed management and herbivory control programs for a variety of sites, including active mines, reclamation, roadsides, sensitive habitats (i.e., wetlands), and urban landscapes. 2) Apply both pre- and post-emergent herbicides using backpack sprayers, power sprayers, and other appropriate application equipment and tools. Maintains all herbicide equipment and tools. 3) Work safely in rough terrain, inclement weather, and other environmental situations. Work extensively for long periods of time on various site conditions. 4) Record daily use of herbicides and oversee the daily reporting of co-workers. Maintain necessary records using computer spreadsheet. Prepare monthly Pesticide Use Reports for each County. 5) Manage herbicide inventory and container recycling program. Responsible for keeping herbicide storage area clean and in compliance with California Pesticide Regulation standards. 6) Research and remain current on the various herbicides and most effective treatments. Implement test plots and experiments to further research the most effective control methods for various sites/species. 7) Assist others in various restoration activities, including planting, seeding, irrigation, and site maintenance. 8) Reports directly to the Land Supervisor. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Job sites include uneven ground, steep slopes, exposure to extreme temperature and/or humidity. Frequent bending and squatting throughout the day. Carrying loads of 30-40 pounds for extended periods, with occasional lifting of heavy loads up to 90 pounds. Frequently works alone in remote areas. Works occasionally on projects requiring overnight stays. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Three years’ field experience in the management of noxious/invasive weeds in natural wildland settings. Valid CA driver’s license and good driving record. Possess the strength and agility to perform maintenance work in an outdoor setting for long periods. Willingness to do both strenuous and routine manual labor. Field leadership skills. Possession of Pesticide Applicator’s License or Certificate. Knowledge of rules, regulations, and safe practices for applying herbicides. Detailed knowledge of local weed species and common native plants. To apply: Materials should be submitted by mail or email to: Michael Peterson, Land Restoration Supervisor, Triangle Properties, P.O. Box 15002, Sacramento, CA 95851; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catalina Island Conservancy Plant Program Lead Technician - Avalon, Catalina Island, California. Catalina Island Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. A Plant Program Lead Technician is a lead worker in providing necessary support and day-to-day implementation of assigned Conservation Department plant programs, projects, activities and/or facilities with specific duties focused in three broad programs: 1) Invasive plant management, horticultural and restoration and/or 2) Vegetation monitoring, depending on the Conservation Department needs and incumbent’s skills and training. Duties will involve significant field work and assigned office support and administrative duties. This position will: Lead worker for The Conservancy’s invasive plant management project; Directly supervise field staff in the absence of Plant Conservation Manager; Conduct field inventories and monitor plant populations; • Input and update data and produce maps and other materials to guide daily field activities; Keep accurate and detailed records of management work; Oversee maintenance of equipment and field gear, vehicles, and project base yard, including proper storage of herbicides. Desired qualifications: Bachelor degree in botany, plant ecology or other related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. One to three (1-3) years of experience in field activities related to natural resources management, including the use of pesticides and/or horticultural practices. Experience using basic GPS (such as Trimble GeoXT) units and ArcGIS software. Familiarity with the Microsoft office suite (Access, PowerPoint, Excel). Experience with invasive plant management; and/or vegetation monitoring. For the full position announcement, visit the Conservancy’s job board https://www.catalinaconservancy.org/index.php?s=general&p=jobs. To apply for the position, please submit the following documents, preferably in a single PDF file, via email to email@example.com: 1) Cover Letter (include the position title in which you are applying for), 2) Resume, 3) Salary Requirement. Include the position title, Plant Program Lead Technician, in the email’s subject line. All candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide a Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). For further information, please contact JPARISH@catalinaconservancy.org.
Conservation Program Manager - Santa Rosa, California. The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation is looking for a Conservation Program Manager with experience in building strong relationships with both private and Agency stakeholders and grant management from proposal writing and permitting through invoicing and reporting. The conservation program manager reports to the director of restoration and conservation science programs and works closely with our restoration program as part of a six person team. Current conservation priorities include expanding our ‘adopt a vernal pool’ program, managing our lower Laguna planning process, and completing an ongoing historical ecology project. Key responsibilities include: • Work with the director to meet the department’s financial needs by identifying and developing potential project and funding opportunities and writing grant proposals. • Manage grant funded projects by developing and maintaining a project budget, invoicing expenses, submitting reports and ensuring project success. • Keep abreast of developments in the field and contribute to a positive stakeholder view of the foundation. • Contribute to the public’s knowledge of and access to scientific information about the Laguna watershed by giving presentations and posting to the Laguna Knowledgebase. • Assure that meeting and events related to program objectives are productive and professionally produced by coordinating and participating in planning and production. • Secure permits as needed to ensure that all projects are in compliance with current environmental regulations. • Build relationships with private landowners and other potential collaborators. • Assure the smooth implementation of projects by making detailed project plans including staffing needs and as warranted, managing appropriate personnel, by selecting and overseeing the work of outside contractors or youth groups and by supervising the project in the field as necessary. • Recruit and oversee the activities of volunteers and interns to help achieve project objectives while at the same providing rewarding volunteer or intern experiences. Desired qualifications: • Bachelor degree in natural sciences related to wetland management, planning, and/or restoration (wildlife biology, ecology, conservation biology, soil science, hydrology, etc.) or equivalent experience. • At least two years of experience in project management. • Knowledge of California environmental regulations. • Proficiency with GIS mapping (ArcView) as well as GPS field data collection. • Knowledge of California fauna, flora and ecosystems . • Computer skills: MS Office, Photoshop and InDesign. • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • Ability to manage interns and volunteers in field situations. • Willingness to work in the field in various weather conditions. • Experience managing and/or working in collaborative resource management processes particularly in Sonoma County. To apply, please submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org containing a cover letter, resume with dates of employment including salary history, and the names & contact information of at least 2 references. No phone calls please. The position will remain open until filled.
Nursery Production Manager - Claremont, California. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Hours: Full-time; salary commensurate with experience. Reports to: Director of Horticulture. Works closely with: Staff of Grow Native Nursery, Director of Conservation Programs, Manager of Community Education, Chief Financial Officer. The primary responsibilities of this senior level staff position are to: 1) manage nursery operations including the plant production process to support RSABG’s retail nursery, Grow Native Nursery (GNN), the needs of the living collections (including exhibits), and to fulfill contracts; 2) work closely with staff in the GNN on list of plants to be grown, sizes, quantities, and schedule for transfer to GNN; 3) lead the propagation and production of over 20,000 retail-quality plants of about 100 different taxa each year; 4) work with research staff and students to oversee management of research plants; 5) work closely with Conservation Program staff to achieve contract objectives; 6) work closely with Director of Horticulture to develop lists of plants needed for the living collection, including rare and unusual natives; propagate and produce this in a timely manner; 7) establish and maintain high standards for sanitation and organization of the entire space devoted to nursery functions; 8) maintain plant propagation records and track plant accessions of nursery-maintained plants for the living collection. Duties and Responsibilities include: • Oversee and manage the entire production process to ensure that the highest quality plants are produced as efficiently as possible, both for the living collection and for the GNN. Seek out and implement new methods and materials to improve the production process. • Establish, implement and maintain procedures to track costs of production accurately, especially of plants grown for the GNN. • In close consultation with Garden staff, create production plans and production schedules to support GNN yearly sales goals, the needs of the living collection (including exhibits), contracts and research. • Maintain accurate and up-to-date reports on production progress and make these accessible to GNN staff and Director of Horticulture. • Work closely with the RSABG CFO to establish and then implement tracking and reporting systems to achieve accuracy for purposes of financial accountability and audit. • Develop strategies to improve overall efficiency in a manner that emphasizes cost-effectiveness of plants produced for GNN. • Develop and maintain production department standard operating procedures, including high sanitation standards, protocols for pest control, and organization; ensure that employees understand and follow the procedures. • Develop and manage budgets following RSABG financial policies in consultation with the Director of Horticulture and other senior staff as necessary (e.g. Director of Conservation Programs); monitor and take appropriate actions to ensure that department meets budget goals. • Manage employees, interns and volunteers in the Nursery: in consultation with Director of Horticulture and HR, hire, train and supervise staff and interns to create and support a professional nursery staff that is empowered to be creative and resourceful; ensure that staff follow best practices, including safety considerations; ensure that work is appropriately prioritized and completed in a timely manner; perform regular evaluations of staff. • Work in partnership with Conservation Program staff on contracts, including assisting in estimating the cost basis for growing contracted plants and providing guidance on propagation methods. • Perform other duties as assigned. Desired qualifications: • Associate’s degree in horticulture or related field and/or extensive related practical work experience; Bachelor’s degree in horticulture or related field preferred. • Two or more years’ professional experience in related field (horticulture, nursery production, restoration, etc.). • Working knowledge of the California flora and experience working with California native plants. • Experience managing budgets and tracking financial records. • Basic computer skills including familiarity with MS Office (Word, Excel) essential. • Good communication skills and willingness to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other department staff, volunteers, students and associates outside the institution. • Physical strength sufficient to safely lift and carry 30-40 lbs. • Must possess a valid California State Driver's License. To apply, qualified candidates should email, fax or mail resume and letter of interest to: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Attention: Human Resources 1500 N College Avenue Claremont, CA 91711 Email: email@example.com or Fax: (909) 626-3489. For more information on this position, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Land Acquisition Project Manager. Santa Rosa, California. Sonoma Land Trust. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Sonoma Land Trust is looking for energetic, detail-oriented and experienced land conservation professional with experience in developing, implementing and securing funding for land protection fee and conservation easement projects. As a member of SLT’s acquisition team, the land acquisition project manager works closely with regional program staff to support land protection (fee and conservation easement) projects. Primary responsibilities include evaluating potential conservation projects, drafting conservation easements, performing project due diligence, complying with record-keeping standards, and managing other tasks essential to completing fee acquisition, title transfer and conservation easement transactions. In addition, the land acquisition project manager will represent SLT in various public settings while coordinating conservation planning with partner organizations. The land acquisition project manager reports to the conservation director and does not supervise other staff; however, they may manage sub-contractors, partners and volunteers. They will respond to and track inquiries about potential conservation projects, and provide landowners and other interested members of the public with information about SLT’s acquisition program, building cooperative, effective working relationships with partner agencies, landowners, funding agencies and foundations, local government, conservationists, policy makers, and planners. They will also develop grant applications and administer contracts and grants for land acquisition projects, draft correspondence, memoranda and documents and coordinate with GIS staff in the development of appropriate maps and GIS data. Desired qualifications: A college degree with relevant graduate studies is preferred. The candidate should have a minimum of two years’ demonstrated experience managing projects and/or conservation real estate transactions; demonstrated knowledge of real estate transactions including appraisals, title work, due diligence and escrow instructions, closing principles and practices of land conservation, real estate and land use planning, regulations and zoning. They should also have experience with securing and managing grant funding and contract management, experience working with public agencies and non-profit organizations in natural resource conservation or land use planning, as well as an understanding of emerging public policy issues affecting land use and land preservation. Additional desired attributes include the ability to organize one’s work effectively and to prepare and work within budgets, as well as superior written and verbal communication and negotiation skills. To apply, please email (1) a letter introducing yourself and (2) a copy of your resume to email@example.com. Please: no phone calls, drop-ins, or paper.
East Walker Land Stewardship Coordinator - Yerington, Nevada. Walker Basin Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Essential duties and responsibilities for the position fall within the following categories: Stewardship planning; Project Management, implementation and monitoring; Weed control; Irrigation; and Personnel management and coordination. Such as: • In cooperation with the Land Stewardship Program Manager, develop plans for transitioning retired farmland to vegetative communities that will thrive without supplemental irrigation. Conduct background research, participate in planning meetings, and contribute content to restoration plans. • Evaluate biotic and abiotic conditions on each parcel of land and identify plant species and cultural practices that will meet goals established for each property. Possible goals may be: dust control, weed suppression, creation of wildlife habitat, generation of revenue, or any combination of these factors. • Research potential sources of high quality seed and/or plant material and purchase as needed; develop native seed collection capacity; develop an intimate knowledge of the local flora and regional ecology. • Supervise and assist staff during all aspects of Stewardship projects including planting, seeding, weed control, and irrigation to assure that techniques being used are effective; the Stewardship Coordinator is expected to work with the crews in the field to provide direction, oversight, and management. • Coordinate and supervise contractors, consultants, and outside researchers as needed. • Provide leadership, oversight, and training for Conservation Technicians and Seasonal Technicians to ensure smooth operation of field programs. Desired qualifications: • Successful completion of a 4-year undergraduate degree in ecology, agriculture, range management, horticulture, biology or a similar field from an accredited institution; applicants with advanced degrees are encouraged to apply. • 3-5+ years of increasingly complex experience in a natural resources management setting including supervisory and planning experience. • Knowledge of the native, non-native, and invasive plants of Nevada. • Knowledge of horticultural and agricultural planting methods, irrigation systems, equipment, and cultural techniques preferred. • Knowledge of natural resources monitoring and inventory techniques. • Competency in an ArcGIS setting. • The ability to obtain a NV Certified Pesticide Applicator’s license within 2 months of hire; a willingness to work with chemicals and to oversee chemical applications is mandatory. • Clean driving record and a NV State driver’s license, or ability to obtain within 1 month of hire. • The ability to work with a diverse group of project partners and community members in a sensitive setting to accomplish project goals is critical for success. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Sarah Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "East Walker Stewardship Coordinator". Please call (775) 463-9887 with questions.
Wildlife Biologist / Project Manager - San Diego, California. AECOM. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. This position will predominantly involve project management and working with a team to implement and manage biology projects across southern California. He/she will be responsible for projects that involve innovative study designs and complex agency permitting strategies; mitigation and conservation planning; multi-disciplinary teamwork with biologists, planners, wetland scientists and landscape architects; and creative integration of natural resource analyses and project design. This position works with a variety of clients and requires occasional travel. Specific duties and responsibilities may include: -Operate as lead author on large natural resources documents such as Biological Technical Reports, Bird and Bat Conservation Strategies, Eagle Conservation Strategies, Mitigation and Monitoring Plans, Biological Assessments, Incidental Take Permits, Environmental Assessments, and/or EIR/EIS sections for complex projects; -Interface directly with clients and resource agencies; -Oversee or prepare permit applications for federal, state and local regulatory entities; -Perform client management duties such as regular recurring status meetings, submitting deliverables, responding to client comments on deliverables, and milestone checkins. Desired qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife Biology and/or Ecology or related field (i.e., Ecological Restoration, Watershed Planning, Natural Resource Management, Hydrology, or Geomorphology) 8+ years of professional experience Working knowledge of major state and federal agencies (e.g., USACE, USFWS, BLM, BOR, CDFW, RWQCB, and CCC) and major regulatory frameworks (e.g., NEPA, CEQA, ESA, CESA, CFGC, CWA and CCA) Strong writing skills and experience completing Biological Technical Reports, Bird and Bat Conservation Strategies, Eagle Conservation Strategies, Mitigation and Monitoring Plans, Biological Assessments, Incidental Take Permits, Environmental Assessments, and/or EIR/EIS sections Experience with California Energy Commission and California Public Utility Commission environmental documentation and review processes Familiarity with complex issues related to assessment of impacts, analysis of inventory data, mitigation planning, conservation planning, and/or natural resources planning Experience designing scientific studies to assess species population trends, abundance, diversity, presence/absence, mortality monitoring, etc. Strong foundation in biostatistics to build into study designs Experience managing large tabular data sets in programs such as, MS Access, MS Excel, or SQL and implementing data quality assurance/quality control methods Prior consulting experience and strong project management skills that include interacting with clients and agency staff, and managing staff Marketing experience and proven ability to play a lead role in marketing and business development efforts in pursuit of new projects. Experience preparing winning proposals and interviewing A strong background in wildlife biology and ecological processes, as well as experience conducting listed species surveys for species in Southern California (e.g., Quino checkerspot butterfly, fairy shrimp, least tern, light-footed Ridgway’s rail, California gnatcatcher, etc), including leading field teams and managing data collection and QA Experience in California and southwest U.S., including knowledge of native and non-native fauna and experience identifying in field Experience in biological survey fieldwork, including avian nest searches, line transects, point counts, small mammal trapping, herpetological sampling, as well as experience with GPS and electronic data collection devices The ability to work independently and as part of a team; be innovative and a problem solver. For more information on this position contact email@example.com. To apply, visit http://aecom.jobs/san-diego-ca/wildlife-biologist-project-manager/F6924FFF42DB41D4B31B4AE49946DDDF/job/
Restoration Ecologist - San Diego County. River Partners. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Restoration Ecologist works with biology, field implementation, and development staff to design, implement, and manage complex riparian restoration projects to further River Partners’ mission of restoring habitat for the benefit of wildlife and people. This position requires strong project management skills, ecological expertise, and effective collaboration with diverse stakeholders including local, regional and international conservation organizations, landowners and resource agency personnel. The successful candidate will also manage personnel, secure environmental permits, assist with scientific experiments, and assist in new project development in Southern California. Desired qualifications: MS or BS/BA in biology, ecology, environmental science, agriculture science, or a related discipline, and at least five years of appropriate work experience required. Work experience in Southern California, including knowledge of native flora and fauna, is preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate project management experience, skilled use of Microsoft Office software, and familiarity with GPS/GIS technology. Additionally, the successful candidate must be an independent self-starter, managing multiple projects, budgets, and timelines with minimal direct supervision. Ask for more information and/or apply by emailing cover letter, CV/resume, and references to Mona Dagy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Propagule Collector, Rancho Corral de Tierra - San Mateo County. Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) Nursery System and Parks Conservancy Projects and Stewardship Department seek a part-time, temporary Propagule Collector for seed collection and processing. This position is field based and its duty location is the Montara parcel of Rancho Corral de Tierra in coastal San Mateo County. The successful candidate will need to deliver and properly store collected seeds to Fort Funston. Pending funding, successful candidate will also assist in the processing/cleaning of seeds for longer-term storage. This position will perform seed collection duties in preparation for an extensive revegetation required after a 5-acre grassland restoration project. Approximately 90% of this position's duties will be performed in the field. This position requires extensive hiking on and off trails throughout open spaces at Rancho Corral de Tierra. This work may include exposure to poison oak and habitats that support ticks. An ideal candidate would be familiar with native plants of San Mateo, including common native grasses, and would have previous experience in seed collection and seed processing. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: *Collect maximum allowable quantities of seeds (based on protocol) for specified native species throughout Montara watersheds. This includes scouting for and accurately identifying plants, accurately timing seed ripeness, recording collections, and mapping collection sites using GPS unit or marking on a map. *Deliver and store seeds that have been collected. *Track and organize collection progress and maintain ongoing & accurate collection records. *Complete administrative tasks and data entry requiring attention to detail. *Collaborate with National Park Service project manager and nursery staff in scheduling and prioritizing propagule collection and field work. *Follow guidelines and protocols to ensure worker safety. Minimum Qualifications: At least one season demonstrated professional level experience in propagule collection. Knowledge of SF Bay Area plant communities and native plant species, especially common native grasses. Demonstrated ability to safely and efficiently hike and work in the field for extended periods of time. Professional level plant identification experience or the equivalent ability to effectively use a taxonomic key in identifying plant species. Familiarity with GIS mapping and use of GPS instruments a plus. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work independently with little supervision. Motivated and self-directed. Proven ability to complete detail-oriented tasks, especially accurate record keeping and data entry. Ability to safely lift 30 lbs. Experience using MS Word, Access and Excel software programs. Valid California driver’s license and excellent driving record. Ability to provide own transportation to the work site. Mileage can be reimbursed for weekly delivering of seeds to Fort Funston. For more information on this position, email email@example.com. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume online: http://www.parksconservancy.org/about/jobs/?gnk=job&gni=8a7886f8548eb5fe0154a1c3459d0832&gns=Other