Junior Forest Technician Crew Leader

Job Locations
US-CT-Southbury | US-CT
Seasonal, Full-Time
Job Category
Additional Location : State/Province


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

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. The JCT will work from the end of June through the beginning of September.



$16.00 - $17.00 / hour

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.
  • Leading the development of curriculum and programs.
  • Scheduling JFT workdays along with Land Manager, which include activities, habitat work, hosts, and guest speakers.
  • Working as liaison between Land Manager and field professionals.
  • Assisting the Land Manager with 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.
  • Assisting the Land Manager with habitat management.
  • Working with volunteers and organizing volunteer workdays.

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 up to 75lbs.

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.

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