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Habitat Restoration Specialist

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The Conservancy has an opening for a six-month, limited-term appointment as a Habitat Restoration Specialist.

The position could turn into a full-time, permanent position, pending funding. We are accepting applications through July 31st.

A Habitat Restoration Specialist (HRS) is responsible for assisting the Cache Creek Conservancy’s Executive Director in habitat restoration, animal monitoring/surveys, and planting within the nature preserve and off-property restoration sites. HRS also plays an integral role on the Creek Spray team during the fall and spring.

Responsible to: Executive Director
Time Required: 30-40 hours a week
Pay: $23.55 per hour

To apply, send resume, cover letter, and three references to Sheila Pratt at [email protected]. If you have any questions, please call us at (530) 661-1070.


50% of the time

  • Conduct Creek Spray monitoring, spraying, and planning
  • Work with Creek Spray partners
  • Complete land owner outreach and record keeping
  • Complete Creek Spray administrative work

30% of the time (seasonably adapted work)

  • Engage in invasive plant species control, primarily plants
  • Maintain, repair, or install Irrigation for planting sites
  • Conduct plant surveys/monitoring
  • Develop and participate in cultural or control burns; especially assisting with planning and implementing the Leok Po (Good Fire) workshop in November
  • Plant and map native plants on the CCNP property and at off-site locations

20% of the time

  • Maintain equipment
  • Assist with groundskeeping duties
  • Assist with contractor and partner outreach
  • Work with Assistant Director regarding scheduling

Desirable Qualifications/Skills

  • Plant taxonomy/Identification
  • Small mammal and bird taxonomy/identification
  • Working knowledge on how to keep a field journal
  • Working knowledge of Ecology and conservation/restoration
  • Working knowledge of community and population ecology
  • Knowledge of R, Excel, Arc GIS, or SPSS
  • Work well individually and as part of a team
  • Ability to lead a team in the field
  • Ability to handle seasonal weather in our area. Most activities take place outdoors.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to lift 50 LB and hike 1-5 miles

To apply, send resume, cover letter, and three references to Sheila Pratt at [email protected]. If you have any questions, please call us at (530) 661-1070.

Posted on June 19th, 2023 by Cache Creek Conservancy

Posted in: Closed, Employment Opportunities
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