Conservation Technician Houston, Texas

Agency
Houston Parks Board
Location
Houston, TX
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Start Date
07/06/2021
Last Date to Apply
05/25/2021
Website
https://houstonparksboard.org/about/careers
Description
With guidance from, and under the direction of, the Conservation and Maintenance Director and the Conservation Manager, the Conservation Technician will coordinate the following activities within the Bayou Greenways 2020 Conservation and Maintenance program. This position involves hands-on work in restoring and maintaining natural areas and landscape resources, therefore it requires knowledge of plant/animal ecosystems and landscape techniques.
Qualifications
Education: • Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture, natural resources, ecology, forestry, resource management, biology, wildlife biology, urban planning with an emphasis on environmental design or related field, or equivalent experience in a related field Knowledge and Experience: • 2 or more years of experience managing natural resource management projects and environmental education programs • Strong knowledge of plants native to the Houston area • Experience with technical aspects and best practices of landscape and wildlife management • Expertise and understanding of landscape systems, ecological systems, green infrastructure and landscape sustainability • Understanding of long-term implications of construction-related decisions and practices on future maintenance operations Skills and Abilities: • Plant identification skills are essential for a successful candidate • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to meet multiple deadlines with attention to detail, define problems, collect data, establish facts, and present viable solutions • Good communicator, including clear, concise and accessible reports, correspondence, procedural manuals and verbal presentations • Ability to work effectively with others in order to build mutual respect and solve problems • Ability to efficiently respond to questions from staff, Board members, program partners, funders and members of the community • Ability to effectively manage projects and project personnel, both volunteer and contract • Demonstrated ability to work independently • Evidence of good judgment and decisiveness • Ability to work creatively and resourcefully within a determined budget • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products, working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), ability to read and interpret landscape architectural plans
Contact Person
Marissa Llosa
Contact eMail
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