Wetlands Technician: South Carolina (Magnolia Plantation & Gardens)

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Charleston, SC
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Full time Positions
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Description Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, one of the nation’s oldest and most frequented historical public gardens, is looking for a new Wetlands Technician for the on-site team. This role will assist the Ecologist in managing multiple wetland units in an effort to improve carrying capacity by increasing the amount and availability of food and cover plants to be more attractive to resident and migratory wildlife species. What you will be doing: - Assisting in moist soil management activities across the property’s wetland units - Identifying, monitoring, and treating for invasive plant species by means of mechanical, chemical, and biological control methods - Performing routine trail maintenance in the Audubon Swamp Garden and other specified nature trails - Co-creating, updating, and maintaining ecological interpretive materials and displays - Assisting with the nuisance wildlife program, wildlife surveys, and wildlife monitoring programs - Assisting with the creation of and maintaining all wildlife food plots and pollinator plots - Ability to traverse various types of terrain for extended periods of time, often in cold and hot weather conditions and able to lift 50 pounds at a time
Who you are: - You are wildly passionate about enhancing habitat for our native wildlife. - You’ve got a degree in a relevant field such as but not limited to Biology, Ecology, or Wildlife & Fisheries and 1-2 years of experience (internships and volunteer work included) in habitat management. Experience with wetland management preferred! - You’ve got a strong knowledge of wetland systems and skills in identifying native flora and fauna found in the southeastern USA and are comfortable working long days in the field - You have strong verbal skills and can communicate ecological principles to the public - You are comfortable connecting with a wide variety of people, and do so by flexing your presentation style to meet the unique needs and backgrounds of the people you’re with - You’re tech savvy, and utilize technology to not just streamline and automate process, but to collect data to support decisions regarding the management of the properties natural resources As Magnolia is a tourist attraction, this position may require long-days and/or work on the weekends as needed. We’re mindful that in order for you to be the most effective in your role, it’s important that you balance that work with time to rest, so we offer generous PTO and other benefits to support you We are proud to offer a competitive annual salary starting at $37,000, in line with industry standards. Employee Benefits - Magnolia realizes the importance of a healthy work/life balance and offers a generous amount of PTO, Sick Days & Paid Holidays - Happy Birthday.. off! If you are scheduled to work on your special day, you can request 8 hours of pay - Magnolia contributes 80% of medical premiums for employee-only coverage and 40% to all other levels of coverage - No cost $10,000 life & accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance - 401K retirement plan matching at 4% - If enrolled in our medical plan, access to covered MinuteClinic® and Teledoc® services are offered to you free or at a lower cost. Covered medical participants can also enjoy Peerfit (helps you stay active with monthly credits that can be redeemed for group fitness classes), Wellness tools (health assessment and online programs to help you meet your goals), Discount program (helps you save on health products and services), 24/7 Employee Assistance Program (helps in all aspects of life, from emotional well-being, legal and financial help), behavioral telehealth/virtual providers and services, no-cost diabetic meters and enhanced maternity program. Plan participants are also offered free, online will preparation with claimant support services and emergency travel assistance Employee Discounts - Experience our history, horticulture and nature with your loved ones! Employees can host their immediate family members (on non-scheduled working days) to Magnolia! This includes free admission to the gardens and to all tours. If immediate family members visit during an employee's scheduled working day, eligible family members are welcome to visit the gardens with free admission. Please contact the Welcome Center for more information. - Save 50% on all on-site venue rentals (includes standard fees), 40% off at our charming Gift Shop and meal discounts at our impeccable Peacock Cafe! - Employees and their immediate family members can join Community Events for free! - Enjoy discounted pricing for Magnolia's prime Special Events - Earn your Reciprocal Admission Pass after your first 90 days! This gold pass allows you and one guest free admittance to over 40 participating attractions such as: SC Aquarium, SpiritLine Cruises, Charleston County Parks, Children's Museum of the Lowcountry and many more! - Team Members are provided company branded uniform items at no cost! Training & Development - No-cost continuing education training for current licenses that benefit both you and MPC - Limitless internal training and development opportunities! Additional Perks - It really pays! Referral bonus for an employee's referral that is hired and completes three months of service. $500 for full-time hires and $250 for part-time hires. - Accept your own stainless steel Magnolia logoed bottle, perfect for preserving our environment and keeping your drinks hot or cold (up to 24 hours) - 6mi of Biking and Walking Trails for you to use
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