Field Assistants Non-chemical Invasive Species Control and Restoration: Trabuco Canyon, CA

Agency
Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary
Location
Trabuco Canyon, CA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$620/week plus housing (private rooms in an historic building).
Start Date
10/17/2022
Last Date to Apply
08/26/2022
Website
https://starrranch.org/
Description
Audubon California's Starr Ranch Sanctuary in Trabuco Canyon, CA solicits applicants for positions as field assistants with our innovative invasive species control and coastal sage scrub and native grassland restoration project This is a research-based project 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), composed of a full time Field Supervisor and four seasonal Field Assistants, who perform 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, and quantitative monitoring. Experience in outdoor physical work and plant sampling in the field desirable as is enthusiasm for working outdoors. Opportunity to live on our 4000-acre Sanctuary. Positions (4) start in October 2022 (2) or January 2023 (2) and run six months from start dates. Salary: $620/week plus housing (private rooms in an historic building). Qualifications: College graduates with ecological, biological, or conservation background who seek invasive plant species control, restoration and monitoring experience. Must be enthusiastic about outdoor physical work (i.e. invasive plant control). To Apply: For now, please send CV and cover letter to Dr. Sandy DeSimone at sandy.desimone@audubon.org. In several weeks, the job will be also be posted the confidential Audubon career center to start the application process, https://careers-audubon.icims.com. Two letters of recommendation must be sent by references to: Dr. Sandy DeSimone, Director Research, Education and Land Management; sandy.desimone@audubon.org. The most qualified candidates will be contacted for a phone interview, so you may want to wait till you’re contacted to have your letters sent. For questions, please contact Dr. DeSimone at sandy.desimone@audubon.org. For more information: sandy.desimone@audubon.org; www.starr-ranch.org
Qualifications
College graduates with ecological, biological, or conservation background who seek invasive plant species control, restoration and monitoring experience. Must be enthusiastic about outdoor physical work (i.e. invasive plant control).
Contact Person
Dr. Sandy DeSimone
Contact Phone
9498580309
Contact eMail
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