Summary of Position:
Invasive Species Technicians will use physical and chemical techniques to remove invasive plant species throughout the 3300 acre Albany Pine Bush Preserve. Other various preserve stewardship/land management tasks will be conducted on a limited basis.
Duties will include orienteering to various known preserve locations and eradicating invasive plant species at those locations. Treatments will be carefully logged using GPS and mapped using GIS software. While in the field, any rare or interesting flora will be noted as well. Other preserve stewardship/land management tasks such as invasive species mapping, boundary posting, seed collection, trails work, minor construction, etc. will be conducted on a limited basis.
The position begins on 9/3/2019 and ends on 11/22/2019
The dates of employment are not negotiable
Bachelor's degree in natural resource management or equivalent experience
Interest/experience in land management, invasive species, conservation, and GIS/GPS
Excellent plant identification skills, familiarity with common Northeastern US invasive plant species
Familiarity with herbicides and various application techniques (cut stump, wicking, etc.)
Ability to use maps, GPS, GIS, and aerial photos; ability to orient oneself in the field.
Proficiency with ArcMap GIS mapping software
Proficiency with GPS, experience using Trimble GPS units with ArcPad is a plus
Ability to use chainsaws and other power equipment is a plus.
Ability and willingness to perform difficult physical work for extended periods, under adverse conditions, and in various extremes of weather
Innovative critical thinking skills, ability to problem solve as well as propose ideas to streamline and improve performance in the field
Ability to remain productive and perform well under minimal and at times distant supervision
Valid driver’s license
First aid/CPR training and certification is desirable