Seasonal Habitat Technician

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/8/2024 2:52 PM)
Job Locations
US-NE-Denton
Type
Seasonal, Full-Time
Job Category
Land Stewardship
ID
2024-5636
City
Denton
State/Province
NE

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 towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.

North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.

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 brings 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 6-month full-time assignment, planned to start in May and run through October.

 

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

 

Compensation:

$17.00 / 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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