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6982 Co. Rd. 41
Minimum Qualifications • Completed or in progress - AS or BS in biological/environmental sciences, conservation biology, natural resource management, or a related field.
• Working knowledge of plant identification and/or experience in field botany.
• Experience using GPS. Experience with GIS preferred.
• Ability to utilize power tools and heavy equipment (UTV, tractor, brush-saw, brush-hog, etc.).
• Ability to work effectively both independently and with a group.
• Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
• Comfortable working outdoors in various weather conditions.
• A valid driver’s license.
Duties Description • Install restoration plantings utilizing native plant materials.
• Manage invasive species using appropriate manual and mechanical means.
• Assist in collection of regionally appropriate plant materials for restoration plantings.
• Utilize heavy equipment to prepare seed beds, water plantings, control invasive species, maintain grassland plantings, etc.
• Utilize GPS to survey and map invasive species populations, treatment areas, and plantings.
• Lead volunteer groups in invasive species removal or other activities.
• Educate park patrons relating to ongoing projects while working in the field or at outreach events.
• Participate in weekly planning/update meetings.
Additional Comments POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Stewardship Project Technician will, under the direction of the Lead Stewardship Technician and Stewardship Project Coordinator, perform ongoing restoration projects at Ganondagan State Historic Site, including invasive species control, restoration plantings, and collection of native, local ecotype plant materials.
The Stewardship Project Technician will be responsible for carrying out weekly work plans related to ongoing restoration and invasive species control projects. Job duties will include installing restoration plantings, removing invasive plants, mapping invasive species, utilizing heavy equipment, leading volunteer groups, and other assigned activities on State Park lands.
The Stewardship Project Technician will be expected to work both with a team and individually. The candidate should be detail-oriented and have excellent communication skills. Candidates should be comfortable working outdoors in various terrains and weather conditions.
Position will be based out of the Finger Lakes Environmental Field Office at Ganondagan State Historic Site (6982 Co. Rd. 41, Victor, NY 14564). Transportation to the site and housing are not provided.
10 weeks, September 12th – November 20th, 2019
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingSend resume and cover letter to Kyle.Webster@parks.ny.gov by August 30th, 2019. Interviews and hiring will happen on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.