Natural Areas Restoration Coordinator: Randall’s Island, New York

Agency
Randall's Island Park Alliance
Location
Randall's Island, New York, NY
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
Salary Range: $40-$50,000
Start Date
03/15/2021
Last Date to Apply
03/30/2021
Website
https://jobapply.page.link/Xmgg
Description
POSITION DESCRIPTION The Natural Areas Restoration Coordinator will report directly to the Natural Areas Manager and work with other team members to develop Randall's Island Parks' 20 acres of restored natural areas. The Restoration Coordinator will also assist in developing and overseeing volunteer events and public programming, as needed. This position will be required to work on-site and primarily outdoors. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES Work under the oversight of Natural Areas Manager to develop and implement adaptive strategies for supporting native habitats located within restored sites. Assist in the design and support of proposals for natural areas development. Work with other team members to ensure sites are properly maintained, including eradicating noxious weeds, litter removal, seasonal maintenance, and adaptive management. Update and provide data controls for the department's monitoring databases. Assist the Natural Areas Manager in leading, training, and educating staff, students, and community groups. Provide project reports to the Natural Areas Manager. Provide GIS services and accurate information for management and reporting. Develop public outreach and programming materials. Assist other departments when and if needed. Maintain ongoing communication with the Natural Areas Manager. Other general tasks as assigned by the Natural Areas Manager. This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.
Qualifications
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS B.A. from an accredited college or university in environmental/natural sciences and two or more years of experience in ecological restoration of native habitats and including experience in field monitoring OR a high school diploma (or equivalent) and equivalent environmental restoration certificate/coursework with six (6) years of experience in natural areas restoration as a landscaper, researcher, environmental educator or related position. Experience leading stewardship groups and/or work crews. Experience in environmental monitoring Willing to work in all types of weather, under strenuous conditions. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Highly motivated, able to manage, and prioritize tasks. Ability to perform heavy physical labor (able to lift 50 pounds) daily. Experience with tracking, monitoring, analyzing, consulting, and reporting on projects and programs. Experience working with and leading educational/volunteer/community groups. Knowledge & ability to operate and maintain small hand-held power tools and other field equipment. Experience in database management. Assist other departments when and if needed. Knowledge of computer basics (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Flexibility to work evenings and weekends. Ability to shift priorities and focus, when needed. Motivated and punctual, able to work both independently and as part of a team. Detail-oriented, with considerable attention to order and cleanliness. Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills. Valid Driver License. PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS A certificate, degree, and/or coursework in ecology, conservation, environmental science, or related fields Experience in GIS, program development, restoration practices and field research. Certified NYS pesticide applicator or technician Detail-oriented, with considerable attention to order and cleanliness Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we believe in a diverse and an inclusive workplace and environment.
Contact Person
Christopher Girgenti
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