OVERVIEW OF ROLE: The IPM and Conservation Technician position is a dynamic role that is part of a team of professionals who manage the natural areas of the Parks and Recreation system. They will work across multiple disciplines including IPM/restoration, wildlife management, community engagement and natural lands maintenance.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES:
Integrated Pest Management and Restoration
· Removes noxious and invasive weeds by utilizing assorted mechanical methods (digging, hand pulling, whipping, tractor and mower operation, chainsaw) and by chemical control (backpack spraying, wicking, stump treatments). May implement biological and cultural control methods.
· Assists with restoration projects such as native tree/forb planting, watering duties, re-seeding, seed collection, mulching, mitigation work and wildlife habitat enhancements.
· Performs wildlife surveys such as early morning prairie dog counts, aquatic nuisance species monitoring, bird observations and evening frog surveys.
· Performs wildlife mitigation with a focus on prairie dog management including relocation and utilizing exclusionary measures such as installing and maintaining barriers.
· Assists with volunteer, jail crew, youth crew and community service projects.
· Assists with public environmental education and outreach programs including tabling and trail monitoring.
Natural Lands Maintenance
· Performs trash removal and restroom maintenance.
· Assists with maintenance and construction of infrastructure including fencing, trails and signage.
For a full job description and to apply, please visit: https://bouldercolorado.gov/human-resources/city-jobs and search for "Integrated Pest Management and Conservation Technician."
REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
· Must have a valid drivers' license and the ability to maintain an acceptable motor vehicle record.
· Acceptable background information, including criminal history.
· Ability and willingness to perform a wide range of manual and physically demanding tasks in an outdoor environment under a variety of weather and terrain conditions. Ability to lift at least 30 pounds.
· Previous experience with and/or college level coursework related to IPM, restoration, ecology, biology, environmental education, visitor management, community engagement, wildlife management or a related field.
· Training/experience with hand tools such as shovels, hammers and pruners and with mechanical equipment use such as a tractor, weed whip, chainsaw, UTV, large mower, drill seeder or pulling a trailer.
· Familiarity with computers and office software programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
PREFERRED CERTIFICATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
· Training/experience with herbicides including previous mixing experience, product selection knowledge and backpack applications.
· Strong plant identification skills.
· Training/experience with wildlife management and/or surveys especially prairie dog management such as active or passive relocation and/or the installation and maintenance of barriers.
· Training/experience with GPS systems and/or GIS software and applications (such as ESRI Collector App).
· Previous work as a member of a crew especially completing natural resource management or land management field tasks.
· First Aid and CPR Certification