The Vermont Field Technician conducts field research and management activities across the state of Vermont. The first three months of the position (Apr – Jun) will focus on restoration of American Elm. This will include taking measurements, mapping and monitoring elm plantings. This work is part of a partnership with the US Forest Service to restore the wild population of American elm to its former role as canopy trees by developing and planting more disease-tolerant selections of American elm. The final two months (Jul-Aug) of the position will focus on invasive species surveying, mapping and planning, and culvert assessments on Conservancy natural areas. This is a full time, short term position that involves extensive outdoor physical labor in diverse weather conditions. The Vermont Field Technician is supervised by Vermont Stewardship staff and does not supervise other staff. Prior ecological or agricultural field research experience desirable but not required. To learn more, and apply online, please visit careers.nature.org and search for Job Opening # 46009.
To learn more, and apply online, please visit careers.nature.org and search for Job Opening # 46009.
*High school diploma 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.
*Experience working in a team environment.
*Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide application, and driver’s license).
*1 - 2 years’ experience in land management.
*Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems.
*Ability to recognize plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities.
*Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.; lawn mower, chainsaw, tractor, two-way radio, etc.).
*Ability to follow instructions from colleagues.
*PC familiarity, including database knowledge such as ArcGIS.