Land Steward (Bilingual Spanish/English preferred)

Urban Ecology Center
Milwaukee, WI
Job Category
Full time Positions
Starting range: $39,252 to $42,124
Last Date to Apply
Position Summary: As the Land Steward at Menomonee Valley, you will manage the habitat quality, biodiversity, and recreation of 24 acres of brown field natural area within the Menomonee Valley Three Bridges Park branch managed lands. You will also maintain the Urban Ecology Center’s building gardens and engage the community in land stewardship efforts. Primary responsibilities below. Follow the link for full job description and details. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES LAND STEWARDSHIP: Create, revise, and implement standard operating procedures and best management practices to meet management plan objectives for Three Bridges Park. Create annual budgets, goals, and task-lists for the land stewardship team at Menomonee Valley. Monitor and manage invasive species using best available science and management practices. Plant native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants to improve biodiversity and habitat quality. Design, perform, and analyze vegetation surveys. Collect and propagate native seed from natural areas within a 100-mile radius to raise the biodiversity of native plants within the park. Track, prioritize, and mitigate erosion within Three Bridges Park and the surrounding foot trail system. Maintain native gardens and swales around the building and parking lot. Write annual reports of all land stewardship activities to be shared with Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee and general public. Collaborate with Manager of Land Stewardship and Development staff to report stewardship activities to raise funds for operations. Participate in yearly native plant sale at Menomonee Valley branch. Maintain hand tools and equipment. Follow safety protocol for all procedures. Participate as a crew member for prescribed burns with Urban Ecology Center. Assist with daily operations of the Center, as needed. SUPERVISORY & STAFF COORDINATION: Oversee the day-to-day operations of the land stewardship work at Menomonee Valley. Lead volunteers to implement the organization’s goals for the natural areas that the UEC manages. Mentor Assistant Land Steward and High School Outdoor Leaders in best management practices for land stewardship tasks. Hire and supervises Land Stewardship Interns and limited-term staff. Communicate and work closely with facilities, volunteer coordinator, and community science staff. Coordinate and communicate with volunteer service groups. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Write plant or ecology blogs and articles for the UEC website. Teach yearly classes or workshops (ie: botany walks, plant physiology and tree identification) to fulfill mission reach. Maintain ongoing communication with community members, dog walkers, park users, and volunteers as an ambassador for ecological restoration within the city. Be available two Saturdays per quarter to lead a volunteer group activity. You may be asked to lead a group at a different branch than your assigned location.
You have at least 3 years of experience working in a related field, including work with and leading groups of people. A degree in ecological restoration, forestry, botany, natural resource management, natural sciences or related fields is recommended and preferred. Pesticide application training and/or experience is recommended; prescribed burn training and experience is preferred. Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) training and/or experiences is recommended. DATCP Pesticide Applicator 5.0 | 6.0 or ability to acquire within 3 months. SAWW I or ability to acquire within 3 months. Red Cross Lifeguard/CPR/FIRST AID or ability to acquire within 3 months. OSHA 10 or ability to acquire within 3 months. Wildland Firefighter Introduction (S-130|S-190|L-180) or ability to acquire within 6 months. Valid driver’s license, with insurability through UEC’s liability policy. Apply directly on our website or by following the link below: link
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Zac Schnick
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