We’re looking for a new Restoration Coordinator! Read on to learn more and how to apply.
- Conduct field work in support of new and ongoing habitat restoration projects, including:
- Assist with obtaining, propagating and installing plant propagules
- Identify and manage non-native plant populations through a combination of herbicide application, hand-pulling, mowing, and mulching
- Install, monitor and maintain irrigation systems
- Make monthly and quarterly site observations and submit reports
- Assist with annual vegetation monitoring and photo documentation
- Project management and contractor communication
- Coordinate restoration and nursery-related volunteer efforts
- Develop and implement a weed management team to address emergent weed issues in the South Coast Wilderness
- Coordinate with OC Parks to plan and implement regular volunteer restoration events
- Coordinate with the Volunteer Nursery Manager to plan and implement the LCF Nursery program, including two volunteer events per month
- Assist with preparation of project reporting and grant applications
- Write copy for portions of project reports, grant applications and other documents
- Prepare maps and other exhibits using GoogleEarth Pro and other mapping, image management and publishing software
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in ecology or related field
- 1 year minimum experience in field biology, habitat restoration or related field
- Familiarity with or ability to quickly learn to identify native and non-native plants
- Familiarity and experience with use of handheld GPS units and mapping software
- Has or can obtain Certified Pesticide Applicator license
- Basic computer literacy and the ability to quickly learn new computer programs
- Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communications skills
- Passionate about Laguna Canyon Foundation’s mission
- Highly-motivated and a proven self-starter with the ability to work independently
- Ability and willingness to work regular weekend hours and evening hours as necessary
- Access to a reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license and required insurance coverage, and willingness to use vehicle for work purposes (mileage reimbursement available)
- Candidate must be able to perform the Essential Functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodations (see below)
The ideal candidate may also have:
- Master’s degree in the Biological Sciences
- 3 or more years experience in field biology, habitat restoration or related field
- Extensive experience working outdoors in all conditions
- Experience leading field-based volunteer events
- Experience in plant propagation
- Familiarity with local environmental agencies and regulations
Salary and Benefits:
- $35,000-$40,000 annually
- Health and dental insurance, and retirement benefits
- Start date is September 1-September 15, 2016
- Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, or hard copies to: Alan Kaufmann, Laguna Canyon Foundation, PO Box 4895, Laguna Beach CA 92652
The person in this position:
- Constantly works in outdoors in a wide range of weather conditions.
- Constantly traverses off-trail over rough terrain and steep slopes, sometimes through thick vegetation.
- Frequently lifts and carries loads up to 25 pounds and occasionally lifts loads up to 50 pounds.
- Frequently positions self close to the ground in order to pull weeds, fix irrigation lines, etc.
- Frequently grips and manipulates hand tools such as shovels, picks, loppers, wrenches, hammers, etc.
- Constantly exchanges information both verbally and in written form with supervisor, co-workers, and others.
- Remains in a stationary position for up to 30% of the time.