Wetland Restoration Lead Technician

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

About the organization

The mission of Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF) is to support the parks department's operations in Truckee Meadows, including Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County. We do this primarily by providing in-park programming and opportunities for citizen engagement. TMPF is an independent, nonprofit organization that began operating in 2013. Our current programs focus on improving community health and wellness and developing peoples’ appreciation for the natural and cultural history found in local parks.

Duties

The AmeriCorps Wetland Restoration Technician will be an essential member of the team for this non-profit organization. This person will implement and support the Wetland Restoration Program. The Wetland Restoration Program aims to restore a decommissioned, city golf course back to a functional wetland system. This AmeriCorps member will assist in restoration through research design, invasive plant removal, native plant establishment, site monitoring, trail maintenance, and community education. Members in this position will have the unique opportunity to lay the foundation for the development of a nature study area in the Truckee Meadows.
Facilitate the Wetland Restoration Program; Assist members with data collection techniques; Monitor accuracy of collected data; Coordinate project logistics; Facilitate weekly crew meetings and debriefs; Remove invasive plant species and other debris; Revegetate using both seeds and young plants; Trail and bridge maintenance; Develop interpretive and educational signage; Monitor study plots; Collect and analyze data; Interact with park visitors
Secondary Responsibilities: Develop relationships with park visitors; Recruit, coordinate, train and retain volunteers; Facilitate other interpretive programs such as Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge and Discover Your Parks walks

Qualifications

Passionate commitment to TMPF’s mission and vision;
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Natural Resource Management, or a related field OR previous experience as a field technician;
High degree of initiative and spirit of service;
Exceptional communication skills;
Strong writing skills;
Exceptional organizational skills;
Preferred: Knowledge of Great Basin and wetland plant species;
Preferred: Leadership experience;
Preferred: Experience in data collection.

Salary

In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $19,000/year, health benefits during their service, and will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,345.00.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Send a cover letter and resume to Wetland Restoration Program Director Elena Larsen at [email protected]

Visit the TMPF website, www.tmparksfoundation.org or email/call Elena at 775.576.4568 for more information.

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