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. Applicants must be culturally aware and respectful. Desirable candidates are self-motivated and passionate, work well individually or as part of a team, and have or are pursuing a degree in Restoration or Landscape Ecology, Native American Studies, Botany, Environmental Studies, or a similar field.
Duties and Responsibilities: Under the guidance of the Cache Creek Conservancy’s Habitat Restoration Specialist and the Tending and Gathering Garden Steering Committee, the technician will:
· Aid in physical and cultural management of non-native, invasive plant populations in the TGG.
· Tend to desirable native species to increase seed or propagule production, increase plant productivity, influence growth pattern, and improve both visual aesthetics and habitat value.
· Maintain trails.
· Clean and repair gear as needed.
· Contribute to interpretive materials.
· Assist with collection and preparation of materials from the TGG (e.g., tule harvesting and drying) for classes and workshops.
· Clearly and concisely communicate with coworkers, supervisors, members of the public, and partnering agencies.
Term of Employment: This is a part-time, grant-funded position with an average of 20 hours per week. Hours will be negotiable. The successful applicant must be willing to work some weekend dates.
How to Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and two professional or academic references to email@example.com