Albany Pine Bush Preserve Stewardship Technician-New York

Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
Albany, NY
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$12.00/hr, 37.5hrs/week, shared housing included
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Summary of Position: The Stewardship Technician will participate in various preserve management activities related to conservation, restoration, and visitor experience throughout the 3300 acre Albany Pine Bush Preserve. Duties: Primary Duties will include: Native seed collection, invasive species removal, trails work, and boundary posting/maintenance. Other potential activities include: herbarium specimen collection/mounting, facility/equipment maintenance, tree planting, erosion control, GPS/GIS mapping, trash removal, firebreak prep, and data entry. Once qualified, stewardship technicians will assist in prescribed fire operations, which include: day of burn prep, ignition, control, suppression, and mop-up.
• Bachelor's degree in natural resource management or equivalent experience • Experience and/or interest in land management, preserve management, conservation, restoration and prescribed burning • Ability to operate various types of tools and equipment, such as: power and hand tools, brush cutters, ATVs, farm tractors, and skid steers in a safe and efficient manner • Experience operating chainsaws, official training/certification is highly desirable • Willingness to receive herbicide applicator training and to apply herbicides • Willingness to receive prescribed burning training and participate in prescribed burning; • Ability and willingness to perform difficult physical work for extended and irregular periods, under adverse conditions and in various extremes of weather • Excellent plant identification skills • Excellent physical conditioning and the ability to complete the arduous level work capacity test for prescribed burning wildland fire operations ( • Ability to use maps, compass, GPS, GIS, and aerial photos; ability to orient oneself in the field • Valid state or international driver’s license, experience with towing trailers is a plus • Ability and willingness to work occasional weekends including 4/21/18 and 6/2/18 • Experience with computers and ArcMap GIS software • Willingness to perform a variety of tasks, both in the office and in the field • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work in both group settings, and independently
Contact Person
Jesse Hoffman
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