Seasonal Habitat Technician

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(4/19/2023 5:05 PM)
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Seasonal, Full-Time
Job Category
Land Stewardship
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National Audubon Society
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Spring Creek Prairie


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

The Habitat Program Technician will assist with habitat restoration and management activities on Audubon's Spring Creek Prairie, including implementing the habitat management plan on diverse habitats associated with the tallgrass prairie. The Habitat Program Technician participates in habitat & Center operations, maintenance, and management. This is a 5-month full-time assignment, planned to start in late June and run through mid-November.

This position is on-site at Audubon Denton, Nebraska – Spring Creek Prairie Center.



$17.00-$19.00 / hour

Essential Functions

  • Help implement a habitat management plan on all Spring Creek Prairie terrestrial and aquatic habitats.
  • Work closely with supervisor, staff, and volunteers.
  • Assist with invasive species & woody plant control work using various techniques, including herbicide application.
  • Assist with fence repair and livestock handling.
  • Assist with trails and ground maintenance.
  • Assist with prescribed burn site prep and prescribed burns.
  • Assist with equipment or facility maintenance as needed.
  • Assist with monitoring species, habitat conditions, trails, and grounds.
  • Collaborate with staff, interns, students, and volunteers.
  • Collaborate with Audubon colleagues to ensure EDIB principles are incorporated into SCPAC’s habitat programs and operations.
  • Support key operational programs & projects as needed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • High school diploma and 1-2 years of training in a science-related field or related experience in land management.
  • Familiarity with 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.
  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues.
  • Ability to perform physically, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather.
  • Ability to transport a minimum of 60 lbs. and stand/walk for long periods regularly.
  • Must be able to bend, twist, push, and pull for duties such as constructing fences, using chainsaws, chopping thistles, and other farm-related activities.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work alone, with little supervision, and at irregular hours as projects or weather conditions dictate.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and can provide own transportation when necessary. Mileage reimbursement is provided.

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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