Wetland Restoration Lead Technician

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

About the organization

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is a private nonprofit that was incorporated in 2012 and received its 501(c)(3) determination in 2013. The Parks Foundation protects and enhances our communities' livability through public engagement, education, and the sustainability of our parks, open spaces, and trails.

Duties

Position Description

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.

Service Location: Reno, NV

Timeline for Service: September 2020- August 2021

Primary Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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.

Physical Demands

Lift up to 50-70 pounds of material or equipment

Bend, lift, pull, and push

Crouch, stoop, kneel, stand, or bend for long periods of time

Walk for long periods of time on uneven surfaces

Be outside in extreme heat or cold (depending on season)

Salary

In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $17,000/year, health benefits during their service, and will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,195.00.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please send cover letter and resume to Elena at [email protected]
Reach out to Elena with any questions.

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