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Restoration Intern

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Saugus, California
Deadline 10/15/2018
Job Type Internship

Position Overview:

In collaboration with the Angeles National Forest and National Forest Foundation, assists the Restoration Project Manager with restoration projects on the Angeles National Forest. Duties include care, maintenance, and out-planting of containerized plants at restoration site, watering, weeding, and general maintenance at the restoration site. Must approach all tasks with respect for natural, cultural and fiscal resources, co-workers, volunteers, partner agencies, and organizations. This is a full-time seasonal position, 40 hours a week. Please note that the job reports to Saugus, CA.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under cooperative agreements between RSABG and partner agencies, assists in the execution of restoration projects.
  • Become familiar with restoration practices
  • Plant container plants at restoration sites
  • Drive and navigate to field sites
  • Collect seeds for restoration sites
  • Plant container plants at restoration sites
  • Water, weed, and conduct maintenance at restoration sites.
  • Supervise and assist volunteers

Qualifications:

  • A working knowledge of basic taxonomic principles and characteristics of major plant families and California flora desired.
  • The physical ability to perform labor such as transporting water, planting container plants, bending and standing for long periods of time.
  • Ability to use heavy equipment such as a soil auger.
  • Knowledge of basic horticulture practices and/or willingness to learn required.
  • Willingness to work with or be around pesticides or herbicides with appropriate training and supervision.
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to drive a large box truck or other large vehicle.

Physical demands:

  • Ability to conduct fieldwork under a variety of environmental conditions is required.
  • The physical ability to work outdoors all day in unpredictable weather conditions.
  • Must have physical strength and endurance sufficient to carry field equipment and supplies.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates please send cover letter and resume to:

Please note that the job does not report to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, California. The reporting location is in Saugus, California

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Attention:  Billy Sale

1500 N College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711

e-mail bsale@rsabg.org

Fax to (909) 626-3489

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

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