Job Opening: Land Restoration Field Specialist
August 28, 2012
The Restoration Field Specialist works within the NAtive Trees in Urban and Rural Environments (NATURE) program and performs field activities related to the planting and care of native trees. The Restoration Field Specialist works closely with program staff and Sacramento Tree Foundation partner organizations to plan, implement and steward projects establishing native trees and other plant materials at restoration sites, parks, schools, public open space, and neighborhoods throughout the Sacramento region. The Restoration Field Specialist will oversee projects working with community volunteers, service organizations and students to implement tree planting and habitat restoration activities. A background in environmental restoration, landscaping practices, agriculture, natural resource conservation and management or related fields is desired.
- Work alone, in a team setting, or with volunteers to plant and maintain trees and other native plants according to Tree Foundation standards.
- Perform and lead others in tree care activities including mulching, pruning and watering.
- Execute weed abatement and vegetation control activities using hand tools, mechanical equipment, and herbicides.
- Install, maintain and operate irrigation systems to promote healthy tree establishment.
- Monitor tree condition and site success using GIS and GPS technologies.
- Carry out basic nursery tasks such as watering, planting, up-potting, weeding and fertilizing.
- Communicate Tree Foundation messages to community members at planting events, while working at planting sites and at community outreach events.
- Other duties, as assigned.
- Assure compliance with strategic plan values and goals. Contribute to the organization’s purpose.
- Maintain reporting paperwork and site files to reflect current progress.
- Communicate successes and challenges with the NATURE Program Director and other team members at daily/weekly meetings.
- Demonstrate professionalism and a high standard of work ethic.
- Maintain compliance with all safety guidelines and procedures.
- Present self, position, and the Sacramento Tree Foundation positively in all activities and settings.
- Demonstrate enthusiasm, integrity, and commitment.
Attitude, Abilities, and Skills
- Understanding of nonprofit, mission-based organizations.
- Desire to work closely with volunteers of all ages.
- Interest in building a better community.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work independently or as a team member.
- Willingness to honor all policies and procedures.
- Sound reasoning and decision making skills.
- Class C driver’s license.
- 70 pound safe lifting capability.
- Attention to safety and proper equipment use.
- Ability to walk and work safely on uneven terrain and steep slopes.
- Capacity to perform repetitious movements for extended periods.
- Must be able to work weekends and occasional evenings.
- Knowledge of native plants, habitat types, wildlife and invasive weeds is preferred.
- Knowledge of or prior experience using GIS monitoring systems is desired.
Full time, permanent appointment. Hourly wage, commensurate with experience.
September 14, 2012
To apply, please submit your application, resume and cover letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please, no phone calls concerning this position.
Sacramento Tree Foundation
191 Lathrop Way, Suite D
Sacramento, CA 95815
Attn: Erika Teach