Habitat Specialist, Ecological Restoration: Massachusetts

The Trustees of Reservations
Leominster, Ashfield, Ipswich, Massachusetts
Job Category
Full time Positions
$25/hr negotiable
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Habitat Specialist performs a suite of duties including regular and heavy mowing and herbicide application directly related to managing habitats and ecological resources including grasslands, early successional habitat (shrublands), fire-adapted habitats, exemplary natural community types and rare species habitat. The position requires daily travel throughout the state, including the trailering of heavy equipment. While the position is based on 40 hours per week, due to the demands of seasonal fieldwork, unpredictable weather, occasional overnight stays near field sites, and the need to attend some evening or weekend meetings, a flexible schedule is required. The Habitat Specialist mainly works alone or with property-based staff for on-site work and with members of the Coast and Natural Resources Program and stewardship staff for planning and prioritizing work. This position supports the Program’s priority management goals statewide and will work closely with the Lead Ecologist for Inland Natural Resources, other ecology staff, and property stewardship staff. Applications should be submitted via: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=47134&clientkey=A116ACB81F47E0050535F1FC4DA6EE15
B.S. or B.A. in wildlife biology, ecology, wildlife management, environmental science, or related field, or equivalent experience with habitat management. Massachusetts Commercial Pesticide Applicator (CORE) License or willingness to obtain. Massachusetts Hoisting License (2A) and DOT medical card or willingness to obtain. Experience with operating and transporting heavy equipment (e.g., tractors, skid steer). The desire to take initiative and problem solve. Effective communication skills. A valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record as outlined in The Trustees’ driving policy. The ability to work outdoors daily, and at times, under rigorous conditions and perform physically strenuous duties including traversing steep slopes with a backpack sprayer. The ability to lift /carry 50 pounds. A satisfactory criminal background check (CORI). Preferred applicants will also have: Possess strong time management skills and the flexibility to deal with shifts in the weather The ability to work independently and with other staff and the public. Knowledge of invasive plants and methods of control.
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