Conservation Technician Houston, Texas

Agency
Houston Parks Board
Location
Houston, TX
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Start Date
03/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
02/05/2021
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. Main Responsibilities • Train all seasonal technicians regarding HPB Conservation projects and on-going efforts • Natural resource management tasks, such as herbicide control of invasive species • Work collaboratively in the field with volunteers and contractors on conservation projects • Vegetation inventory/assessment within prairies, meadows, wetlands and wooded areas • Creation, replanting and rebuilding of prairies, wetlands and wooded areas • Project coordination with HPB team members, including Greenspace Managers and the HPB Volunteer and Activation Manager • Regular meetings with Conservation Manager • Additional duties as required
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 Preferred 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
Contact Person
Marissa Llosa
Contact eMail
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