Field Assistant

Jefferson Land Trust

Port Townsend, Washington

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $21.00/hour
Deadline Jun 21, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

The Field Assistant supports the short- and long-term stewardship responsibilities of Jefferson Land Trust by implementing field-based activities that support the desired future condition of protected properties. 

Job Roles and Responsibilities

  • Perform a variety of stewardship actions including, but not limited to, invasive weed removal, restoration project maintenance, restoration tree planting, and tool maintenance
  • Demonstrate strong work ethic and practice basic safety practices
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Represent Jefferson Land Trust to Preserve visitors and neighbors
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Experience in habitat restoration and maintenance field work including experience with common noxious weed management techniques such as grubbing blackberry roots, removing holly, and removing annual weeds with or without seed heads
  • Experience maintaining restoration plantings
  • Experience repairing and maintaining trails
  • Experience operating chainsaws for bucking and felling trees
  • Commitment to conservation with a passion for protecting natural habitats, farmland, and scenic open spaces

Desired Skills and Attributes

  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to listen to and carry out instructions, asking for clarification and support where necessary
  • Ability to work individually and well on a team, both as a leader and a team member

Physical Requirements

  • Physically able to conduct demanding field work with hand tools and mechanical tools (training provided) and traverse occasionally rough terrain in a variety of weather conditions
  • Ability to lift 20-40 pounds
  • Ability to climb over brush, logs, fences, creeks, and other obstacles on protected properties

To Apply

  • Email a resume and cover letter to jobs@saveland.org  with the subject: Field Assistant Position.
  • We will begin reviewing applications on June 1, 2024 and recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Botany, Land Trust, Restoration