ANTICIPATED START DATE: As soon as possible - Position open until filled
ANTICIPATED END DATE: December 31, 2024, with possibility of extension based on available funding
COMPENSATION: $18.00/hr, plus employer-provided health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, PTO, paid holidays, a 403(b) retirement plan. *If you elect to decline medical benefits rate of pay is $19.00/hr
LOCATION: Office located in Mukilteo, WA – with daily work throughout King and Snohomish counties
HOURS: 40 hours per week, Monday-Thursday 7AM – 5:30 PM with occasional weekend work
POSITION SUMMARY: Implement field-based riparian restoration efforts independently, as a team, and under the supervision of the Habitat Program Manager, Project Coordinator & Habitat Restoration Lead, and any project partners to improve water and habitat quality and quantity. Primary tasks include controlling invasive vegetation and installing native plants. Additional job tasks are listed below.
- Experience in environmental field work, including invasive weed management
- Ability to identify PNW native and non-native vegetation
- Commitment and cooperation to work with team members including good verbal communication skills
- Strong situational awareness, attention to detail, and a good-natured attitude
- Experience operating tools and power equipment
- Ability to work in all weather conditions
- Ability to lift up to 50lbs
- Ability to operate 4-wheel drive vehicles and tow trailers
- Valid Driver’s License and Insurance
- WSDA pesticide license holder highly desired
- Control and remove invasive and noxious weeds from project sites using mechanical and chemical methods.
- Perform annual site maintenance activities and other tasks on project sites such as: mowing grass and removing blackberry using walk-behind field mowers, gas-powered brush cutters, ATV, tractors, and hand tools as assigned.
- Perform invasive weed surveys in and along rivers and streams.
- Assist with the implementation of riparian restoration projects including planting, soil erosion control, installation of exclusion fencing, and other general construction activities.
- Collect, manage, and summarize field data using GPS units and tablets.
- Maintain a daily record of activities and prepare site reports as requested.
- Keep workspaces safe, clean, and organized.
- Maintain and repair tools and equipment.
- Effectively communicate with SSS Staff, landowners, partner organizations, and the public about restoration work and salmon recovery efforts.
- Attend and assist with outreach and volunteer events as needed.
- Attend necessary training and testing sessions.
- Keep abreast policies, protocols, safety standards and daily tasks by attending staff meetings, communicating with supervisors, and reading emails and manuals offered by supervisors.
- Perform assigned tasks to the standards offered by SSS staff, manuals, and training sessions.
- Operate equipment safely and effectively, taking care to know safety guidelines of each instrument before use.
- Communicate with SSS supervisors and/or crew members any field related or pertinent information including equipment needs, interpersonal difficulties, comfort level with tasks, concerns for safety, interactions with landowners, etc. in a timely manner.
- Understand limitations in the field and executing tasks to the best of your ability.
- Come prepared to work each day with a positive attitude.
Send resume, cover letter, and three professional references with “Your Name – Habitat Technician” as the subject line via e-mail to Breanna@soundsalmonsolutions.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please no office visits regarding the position opening.
Sound Salmon Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
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