Employment Opportunty

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Habitat Restoration Assistant

   

Habitat Restoration Assistant Job Description

Title: Habitat Restoration Assistant 

Job Summary: Habitat Restoration Assistant (HRA) is responsible for assisting the Cache Creek Conservancy’s Habitat Restoration Manager in habitat restoration, animal monitoring/surveying, and invasive weed management within the Cache Creek Nature Preserve (CCNP) and other restoration sites. HRA will also lead the Creek Spray team during the fall and spring. 

Responsible to: Habitat Restoration Manager  

Time Required: 30-40 hours a week

Position Requirements: Applicants must be accustomed to physical labor, be able to lift, hold, and carry at least 50 pounds for extended periods. Applicants should be comfortable working outdoors in rugged terrain, extreme weather (hot, dry, windy, cold, or rainy), and in the presence of stinging and biting insects, snakes, ticks, etc. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Desirable candidates are self-motivated and efficacious, work well individually or as part of a team, and have a degree in Restoration or Landscape Ecology, Botany, Environmental Studies, or a similar field.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

• 50% of the time 

o Serving as Creek Spray Lead 

o Studying for QAL test 

o Working with Creek Spray partners 

o Leading landowner outreach and record keeping of property ownership

o Completing Creek Spray administration work

• 30% of the time

o Planting native plants on the CCNP property and at other restoration sites

o Implementing invasive plant species control 

o Setting up irrigation of planting sites 

o Conducting plant surveys/monitoring and completing required reports

o Assisting with control burns and other land management activities

o  Conducting animal surveys/monitoring and completing required reports 

• 20% of the time 

o Maintaining Conservancy’s equipment 

o Carrying out grounds keeping activities at the Nature Preserve

o Conducting contractor and partner outreach

o Scheduling projects

o Developing and implementing approved personal projects related to Conservation

Desirable Qualifications/Skills:

• Plant taxonomy/identification 

• Small mammal and bird taxonomy/identification

• Working knowledge of how to keep a field journal

• Working knowledge of ecology and conservation/restoration 

• Working knowledge of community and population ecology 

• Working knowledge of statistical programs like R and SPSS 

• Working knowledge of biological data analysis

• Understanding of Microsoft office products

• Ability to lead a team in the field 


To Apply: Please send an email to pratt@cachecreekconservancy.org containing (1) a cover letter/statement of interest; (2) a resume; (3) contact information for three references. Please use the subject header “Habitat Restoration Assistant Application”. Application will be accepted from January 25, 2019 – February 8, 2019.

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Outreach and Watershed Education Assistant

   

Outreach and Watershed Education Assistant Job Description

Title: Outreach and Watershed Education Assistant

Job Summary: The Outreach and Watershed Education Program Assistant is responsible for assisting the Cache Creek Conservancy’s Outreach and Watershed Education Specialist in implementing the Conservancy’s Experience the Creek education program and public outreach. 

Responsible to: Outreach and Watershed Education Specialist

Time Required: 16-20 hours a week; Monday and Tuesday 8:00am to 2:00pm; remaining hours flexible; including some evenings and Saturdays; will continue through 2019   

Position Requirements: Applicants must be accustomed to physical labor, be able to lift, hold, and carry at least 50 pounds for extended periods. Applicants should be comfortable working outdoors in rugged terrain, extreme weather (hot, dry, windy, cold, or rainy), and in the presence of stinging and biting insects, snakes, ticks, etc. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Desirable candidates are self-motivated and efficacious, work well individually or as part of a team, and have a degree in Wildlife Biology, Conservation Biology, Botany, Environmental Studies, or a similar field.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

• Assist the Outreach and Watershed Education Specialist on field trip days (Monday and Tuesday)

o Help with set-up and cleanup of the activity stations 

o Greet, sign-in, and inform volunteers about the day 

o Lead an activity station; a 20-30 minute interactive, inquiry-based, hands-on activity for small groups of elementary school students. The activity will repeat 4 times throughout the day with different groups of students.

o Lead short hikes on the Nature Preserve with groups of students 

• Assist with volunteer recruitment and management 

• Assist with outreach programs and events 

• Assist with other outreach such as newsletters, press releases, website, and social media posts

• Assist with developing program materials and leading activities for our summer programs

Desirable Qualifications/Skills:

• Passion for the outdoors and a willingness to share experiences and passion with others

• Knowledge of natural sciences

• Ability to follow lesson plans, modify as necessary, and present activity to small groups of Elementary school students 

• Flexible, energetic, and a willingness to learn

• Excellent oral communication skills; able to speak clearly and concisely 


To Apply: Please send an email to pratt@cachecreekconservancy.org containing (1) a cover letter/statement of interest; (2) a resume; (3) contact information for three references. Please use the subject header “Outreach and Watershed Education Assistant Application”. Application will be accepted from January 25, 2019 – February 8, 2019.