Seasonal Habitat Program Technician

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Seasonal, Full-Time
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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

The Seasonal Habitat Program Technician will assist with habitat restoration and ownership activities on Audubon's Spring Creek Prairie. They will participate in habitat & Center operations, maintenance and organization. This temporary position will typically work 30-40 hours per week but may be less depending on weather or other factors. 

Essential Functions

  • Assist with invasive species control work using various techniques, including herbicide application.
  • Assist with maintenance and monitoring duties such as fence repair, livestock handling, prescribed fire, woody plant control, trail conditions and equipment maintenance
  • Assist with implementation of habitat management plan activities on all Spring Creek Prairie terrestrial and aquatic habitats.
  • Work closely with supervisor, staff and volunteers.
  • Support key operational programs & projects as needed

Qualifications and Experience

  • High school diploma and up to 1-2 years training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
  • Familiarity of Great Plains plant and animal species as required to complete habitat management activities.
  • Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.; lawn mower, chainsaw, tractor, two-way radio, ATV, motor vehicles including a pickup and trailer etc)
  • Experience with herbicide application and best practices; pesticide applicator license preferred
  • Current valid driver's license.
  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues.
  • Ability to perform physical work, sometime under adverse conditions or in inclement weather.
  • Ability to transport 50 lbs and stand/walk for long periods
  • Must be able to bend, twist, push and pull for duties such as constructing fences, using chainsaws, chopping thistles and other farm-related activity
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work alone, with little supervision, and at irregular hours as projects or weather conditions dictate.
  • Ability to provide for own transportation when necessary, with mileage reimbursed.  


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