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Restoration Technician

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust

Snoqualmie Pass ,  Washington

Join our team! The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is hiring two temporary, full-time Restoration Technicians. Working for the Greenway Trust offers an opportunity to gain natural resources management experience in a blend of forest and aquatic ecosystems from Seattle to Central Washington. As part of the Greenway Trust, you will work closely with our partners and volunteers to combat invasive plants throughout the Greenway. Your hard work will result in improved forest and ecological health for Greenway natural areas.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Working as a small team, and occasionally with groups of volunteers, seasonal restoration technicians will identify, survey, and control invasive plants and maintain riparian and other ecological restoration projects throughout the Mountains to Sound Greenway. As a member of the Greenway Trust Stewardship Program, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a highly successful team in an energetic, productive and fast-paced environment. Through extensive hands-on involvement in projects and agency partnerships, you will learn about ecological issues on public natural lands and build skills in public land management.

Restoration Technician positions are temporary/seasonal and full-time, for approximately 5-months, with the possibility for short-term extension. Technicians will be primarily focused on two comprehensive weed survey and control projects in partnership with several public land management agency partners. The position is highly physical and demanding in nature; technicians will work in variable weather conditions, at times in remote locations, and on difficult terrain. Most days will be spent surveying for invasive weeds and applying herbicide while wearing a 30-pound backpack sprayer.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with Greenway Trust and public agency partner staff to complete ecological restoration projects throughout the Mountains to Sound Greenway, including: manual, chemical and mechanical invasive weed control; noxious weed surveys using a handheld GPS unit; site maintenance and plant establishment support; and maintenance and monitoring of existing project sites.
  • Track and produce detailed reports and information products relating to weed survey and control efforts.
  • Work with hand tools, herbicides and power equipment.
  • Communicate regularly with Greenway Trust and agency partner staff on project accomplishments, updates, and other factors.
  • Other tasks as necessary.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Washington State Pesticide Applicator’s License and at least one season of experience with pesticide application.
  • Valid Wilderness First Aid certification or ability to obtain certification by time of employment.
  • At least one year of ecological restoration field experience.
  • Strong plant identification skills, with proven ability to identify Pacific Northwest native and invasive plants.
  • Experience in proper use of hand tools and conducting routine maintenance of tools, including backpack sprayers, EZ Ject lances, injection guns, brushcutters, and other restoration equipment
  • Ability to work long days wearing a 30-pound backpack and applying herbicide to targeted invasive plant species.
  • Experience surveying vegetation and using GPS.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team and to plan and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Attention to detail and ability to accurately track and report on project metrics, activities, and accomplishments.
  • Ability to drive full-sized trucks on rough terrain.
  • Insurable driving record and ability to pass a criminal history background check.
  • Transportation to Snoqualmie Pass at beginning of work week.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong interest in ecological restoration and public land or natural resources management.
  • Experience with ArcGIS 10.5

REPORTS TO

The Restoration Technicians report to the Restoration Projects Manager.

COMPENSATION

Salary is $18.00 per hour. The position offers the opportunity to live in U.S. Forest Service bunkhouse for duration of employment.

LOCATION AND SCHEDULE

Restoration Technicians are based out of Snoqualmie Pass, and will work on surrounding public lands. Restoration Technicians work a 10-hour workday, on a Tuesday-Friday schedule. The position is currently scheduled to run from mid-April through the middle of September, 2017.

TO APPLY

Email cover letter, resume, references, and any materials you wish to share that are related to your ecological restoration experience to:

lisa.nelson@mtsgreenway.org

*No phone calls please.

The Greenway Trust is committed to hiring a skilled, dedicated and diverse work force.

ABOUT THE STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

The Greenway Trust Stewardship Program provides long-term stewardship of public and private land in the Mountains to Sound Greenway, which includes nearly 900,000 acres of public lands from Seattle to Central Washington. This program works on federal, state, county and city lands completing tree plantings, invasive plant removal, riparian restoration, forest road removal, trail maintenance and construction, and a host of other stewardship activities. The involvement and education of thousands of volunteers yearly is a major component of the program.

ABOUT THE MOUNTAINS TO SOUND GREENWAY TRUST

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance the landscape from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature.

Twenty-five years of collaboration and hard work have tested and strengthened the vision of the Mountains to Sound Greenway. We have proven to this region and the rest of the nation that collaborative conservation, by convening a broad-based and inclusive coalition of partners, can affect positive change.

Enhancing people’s connections to nature drives the Greenway mission. Our coalition of community members, businesses, government agencies, and donors is joined together by the ethos that when we have meaningful connections with our natural surroundings, we are healthier and happier, our communities are stronger and more equitable; our lives are better.

mtsgreenway.org



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