Join our team! As a member of the Greenway Trust Stewardship Program, you will have the opportunity to work as part of a team in an energetic, productive, and collaborative environment. The Restoration Crew identifies, surveys for, and controls invasive plants, installs native trees and shrubs, collects monitoring data, and maintains ecological restoration projects in partnership with public land management agencies throughout the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area. Restoration Crew Members support project implementation and will be provided opportunities for leadership growth as the season progresses. This is a full-time approximately 9-month seasonal position with the possibility for short-term extension and annual renewal. The Restoration Crew may also support Greenway Trust volunteer events on a semi-regular basis and will work regularly with Greenway Trust staff and occasionally with partner agency and nonprofit staff, sponsored AmeriCorps members, and volunteers.
EXPECTATIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES
The position expectations listed below are representative of the demeanor, knowledge, and ability of the applicant necessary to successfully carry out the essential duties and responsibilities of the job. Reasonable accommodations can be made as possible.
o Professionally represent the Greenway Trust and follow all Greenway Trust policies.
o Engage, listen to, and learn from people with diverse perspectives and experiences.
o Possess high standard of courtesy, selflessness, tolerance, hard work, adaptability, and flexibility.
o Ability to properly use tools and conduct routine maintenance of tools, including backpack sprayers, EZ-Ject lances, brush cutters, and other restoration related equipment.
o Work long days in variable weather, walk on uneven terrain, and wear a 30-pound backpack to apply herbicide.
Safety and Risk Management
o Contribute to a culture of safety on the crew during all Greenway Trust activities and projects.
o Perform daily COVID-19 self-checks and report any incidents or injuries in a timely manner.
o Support professional documentation of project metrics, vehicle mileage logs, project reports, COVID-19 check-in forms, and incident reports as needed.
The Restoration Crew Members report to the Restoration Projects Manager.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Compensation is $18.00 per hour.
Benefits for full-time seasonal employees include paid sick time (accruing at one hour per 40 hours worked), worker’s compensation coverage, participation in an Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement (ICHRA) ($175 monthly contributed by the Greenway Trust), and optional participation in a 403(b)-retirement plan. This position is not eligible for paid time off including holiday pay. There may be a possibility of unpaid days off due to extenuating circumstances.
LOCATION AND SCHEDULE
The Restoration Crew is based out of the Greenway Trust Field Office at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, WA and will work on surrounding public lands. The Restoration Crew works a 10-hour workday (7am to 5:30pm), on a Monday-Thursday schedule, with occasional Saturday volunteer events. This position is contingent upon funding secured by the Greenway Trust.
A successful applicant brings a combination of the following certifications, knowledge, and experiences. Reasonable accommodations are possible.
• Interest in native and non-native plant ecology of the Pacific Northwest.
• One season of restoration crew experience.
• One season of safe pesticide application experience.
• Washington State Pesticide Applicator’s License with an aquatic endorsement.
• Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification.
• Demonstrated experience and engagement with diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Experience using and maintaining small motor tools (i.e. brush cutters)
• Experience with ArcGIS mobile applications like QuickCapture and ArcCollector.
• Insurable driving record and the ability to drive full-sized trucks on rough terrain, and trailer experience.
• Relevant education and/or experience in a natural resource field.
Please send in a cover letter, resume, references, any materials you wish to share that are related to your ecological restoration experience to:
Indicate which position you are applying to in the email subject line. In the cover letter, please address your experience and passion related to ecological restoration and how you have engaged in topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This position is open until filled; priority will be given to applications received by May 27, 2021.