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.
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.
The Restoration Technicians report to the Restoration Projects Manager.
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.
Email cover letter, resume, references, and any materials you wish to share that are related to your ecological restoration experience to:
*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.
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