Field Assistant – California

Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary
Trabuco Canyon, CA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$480/week plus housing (private room).
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Last Date to Apply
FIELD ASSISTANT NON-CHEMICAL INVASIVE SPECIES CONTROL AND RESTORATION Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary Trabuco Canyon, CA Audubon California's Starr Ranch Sanctuary in Trabuco Canyon, CA solicits applicants for a position as field assistant with our innovative invasive species control and coastal sage scrub and native grassland restoration project. This is a research-based program to control Cynara cardunculus (artichoke thistle) and other invasive species without chemicals and restore to rare native habitat. Must work well with people as part of a field crew (5) who work on mechanical and physical removal of artichoke thistle and all aspects of invasive species control and restoration including non-chemical control of other invasive species, native seed collection and planting, tests of invasive plant species removal and restoration techniques, and quantitative monitoring. Experience in invasive plant species control and plant sampling in the field desirable. Enthusiasm for working outdoors. Opportunity to live on our 4000 acre Sanctuary. One remaining position runs 13 January through 10 or 17 July 2020 (six months from start date). Salary: $480/week plus housing (private room). To Apply: Please go to the confidential Audubon career center to start the application process: Please use this link to upload your résumé and a cover letter addressed to Dr. Sandy DeSimone stating career goals. Please have two references send letters of recommendation to: Dr. Sandy DeSimone, Director, Research and Education; The most qualified candidates will be contacted for a phone interview. For questions contact Dr. DeSimone at or 949-858-0309. For more information:;
College graduates with ecological, biological, or conservation background who seek invasive plant species control, restoration and research experience. Must be enthusiastic about outdoor physical work (i.e. invasive plant control). Experience in invasive plant control and plant sampling in the field highly desirable.
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Dr. Sandy DeSimone
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