Seasonal Grassland Steward

The Nature Conservancy in Texas
Texas City, Texas (housing provided)
Job Category
$15-17 based on experience and location
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Seasonal Grassland Steward position is a full-time position. A minimum of 20 weeks of availability is required. On-site housing is available at our Texas City Preserve. The employee will be expected to 1) become familiar with local prairie grassland restoration practices and native plant materials along the upper Texas coast and other parts of the state; 2) learn local invasive plant species and techniques for controlling them; 3) learn and implement a variety of practices for site restoration of native grassland plant communities, including safely applying appropriate herbicides, native seed planting, and establishment monitoring; 4) learn and operate various equipment and machinery appropriate for restoration practices and native seed production; 5) work with TNC staff, partner organizations, and volunteers to accomplish restoration and stewardship objectives; 6) help clean and maintain preserve facilities. The employee may be expected to travel to various locations in the greater Houston area, sometimes overnight, and may have opportunities to travel to preserves and conservation lands along the Texas coast. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain.
High school diploma or GED and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management. Experience recognizing plant and animal species. Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. Lawn mower, chainsaw, UTV, ATV or OHV, two-way radio, or similar equipment). Experience working in a team environment. Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide or pesticide application).
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