Ecological Restoration Crew Member

at City Of Boulder
Location Boulder, CO
Date Posted February 9, 2019
Category Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Job Type Temporary

Description

Under general direction, performs a variety of tasks in the area of ecological restoration, including, but not limited to, invasive species management, planting and watering, seeding, seed collection, and erosion control on natural lands, trails and trailheads, and performs related duties as required.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Works as part of a team to conduct on-the-ground habitat restoration and maintenance including invasive species control, revegetation, and seed collection.
  • Maintains detailed records of restoration and invasive species treatments and resources used.
  • Works with the Integrated Pest Management team on species specific invasive species control.
  • Maps and logs work efforts and invasive species infestations using GPS technology and aerial photography
  • Implements restoration projects with employees, other agency staff and/or volunteers in grassland and forested ecosystems, including trailheads and other facilities.
  • Assists with native seed collections and maintenance of native plant materials.
  • Performs research and/or monitoring of restoration projects and/or techniques and prepares related reports.
  • Assists in rare plant inventory and monitoring.
  • Operates four wheel drive vehicles on rough terrain.
  • Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents. Uses all proper safety equipment. Reports all accidents and damage to city property.
  • Responsible for knowing and complying with all city and department policies; participating in professional trainings and development; and adhering to attendance and workplace attire policies.

REQUIRED BACKGROUND CHECKS

  • Department of Motor Vehicle
  • Background (Criminal) Check
  • General Reference
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to perform a wide range of strenuous physical and manual tasks in an outdoor environment. Physical ability to stand, walk, and kneel. Able to use a variety of long handled, manual, and power tools; and to operate equipment while working in and around moving traffic. Upper body strength to lift up to 65 pounds on a daily basis and over 100 pounds on an occasional basis.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Frequently works outside with an exposure to a variety of weather conditions.

Machines and equipment used include, but are not limited to the following: Construction equipment; standard office equipment including personal computers, telephones, calculators and copy/fax machines.

ACCOMODATIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

WORK SCHEDULE: Position Starts: March 11, 2019

40 hours per week; generally Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; occasional evenings and weekend days as necessary

Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Ability and willingness to work as part of a team.
Ability to perform a wide range of physical and manual tasks in an outdoor environment under a variety of weather conditions.
Experience in invasive species management and/or ecological restoration techniques in forest, grassland or aquatic systems.
Plant identification skills.
Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse groups of people including the ability to deal courteously with the public and land users.
Ability to organize and maintain supplies and equipment.
Ability to keep accurate records, organize information and prepare written reports.
Ability to evaluate conditions and make judgments related to safety
Driving skill, experience and acceptable motor vehicle record; current Colorado license required.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
College level coursework in botany, environmental biology, or related field.
Experience with weed whips, mowers, pumps, chainsaw, and other related landscape maintenance equipment.
Training and/or experience in mapping, aerial photo interpretation and map reading
Experience with GIS software and applications.
Familiarity with personal computer and office software programs (word processing, spreadsheet).
Effective writing and analytical skills.
Training and/or experience in vegetation inventory and monitoring principle.
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