Seasonal Landscape Technician

Job Locations
US-VT-Huntington
Type
Seasonal, Part-Time
Job Category
Land Stewardship
ID
2022-4975
City
Huntington
State/Province
VT

Overview

The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.

 

Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.

 

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

To maintain the landscaping and grounds at the Audubon Center during the spring, summer and early fall seasons.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for weekly lawn maintenance at the Center. Weekly mowing will include several hiking trails, a playing field, picnic areas and the yard around the office building.
    • Will also be manage mower maintenance to include regular checking of gas, oil and other fluids.  
  • Responsible for weed whacking around gardens, near educational signage and the office building on a weekly basis. Additionally, weed whacking for specified hiking trails on a bi-weekly basis (or more often, if necessary) throughout the season.
  • Weekly weeding, edging, watering and general care of all wildlife gardens near the office building. More regular watering may be required if there are dry stretches of weather.
  • Responsible for picking up trash and keeping our trailheads from the parking areas and across the street from the Sugarhouse Parking Area from becoming overgrown. Position will maintain the trail heads for easy and safe access to the trails system by the public.
  • Responsible for ensuring trail maps and other promotional materials are fully stocked and updated at all kiosks on a weekly basis.
  • May work with volunteers throughout the season on various garden and/or grounds projects.

About the position: 

  • Position requires availability from May, 2022 through early October 2022. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must have a valid license.  
  • Must have experience operating a lawn tractor.
    • Experience driving a farm tractor, a plus.
  • Comfortable using hand and power tools as well as the grounds maintenance equipment.
  • Self-motivated, detailed-oriented with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Must wear all necessary safety equipment provided by Audubon when operating mowers, tractor and other Center equipment. This includes chaps, ear protection, gloves, helmet etc.
  • Physical Requirements: (e.g., lifting, reaching, climb, push/pull, etc.)
    • Able to do several hours of physical labor including: raking, weed-whacking, shoveling, trash collection, mowing etc.
    • Requires ability to lift up to 60 pounds, with or without accommodation.  
    • Must be able to lift, reach, climb, push, pull, and carry, with or without accommodation.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in variable weather conditions on uneven terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
  • Must be knowledgeable about, and committed to, the Audubon mission and the conservation of birds, other wildlife and their habitats.

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

Accessibility Statement

The National Audubon Society endeavors to keep our careers site accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Accommodations@audubon.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

COVID Policy

All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.

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