Seasonal Junior Forest Technician Crew Leader

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Seasonal, Full-Time
Job Category
Land Stewardship


Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of approximately 450 local chapters, 120 campus chapters, 17 state and regional offices, 34 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. 


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Position Summary

We are looking to employ a dedicated Crew Leader to supervise the activities of our Junior Forest Technician (JFT) program.  The Crew Leader’s responsibilities include managing a team of five or more high school Agriscience students, supervising daily work in the field and planning activities with the Land Manager. 


To be successful as a Crew Leader you should demonstrate strong leadership and management skills and have experience in the field of natural resources and environmental sciences. 

Essential Functions

  • Supervising activities of JFT’s including Forest and River surveying.
  • Educating Crew Members on proper habitat management techniques, equipment use, and chainsaw safety.
  • Ensuring established Covid-19 safety protocol are followed.
  • Scheduling JFT workdays along with Land Manager, which include activities, habitat work, hosts, and guest speakers.
  • Assisting Land Manager with in the field videography and editing short tutorial videos.
  • Organizing and overseeing the repair and maintenance of equipment, vehicles, and surveying instruments.
  • Monitoring habitat management supplies and placing orders for new stock required.
  • Assisting JFT’s with daily work and processing forest and water quality data.

Qualifications and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Proven management experience in the field of science and natural resources.
  • The ability to work well with others.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Proficient in recording devices and editing software.
  • CPR/First Aid certification.
  • The ability to work outside in all conditions.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • The ability to lift heavy objects.


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