Wetland Restoration Lead Technician

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Summary

The Wetland Restoration Lead Technician will primarily assist in the development of the Truckee Meadows Nature Study Area through leadership, research design, field duties, and data collection and analysis.

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.


Timeline for Service: September 2021 - August 2022

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

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.

AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of service; or be an out-of-school youth 16 years of age at the commencement of service participating in a program described in §2522.110(b)(3) or (g);

  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent; OR not have dropped out of elementary or secondary school to enroll as an AmeriCorps participant and must agree to obtain a high school diploma or its equivalent prior to using the education award; OR obtain a waiver from the Corporation of the requirements in paragraphs (a)(2)(i) and (a)(2)(ii) of this section based on an independent evaluation secured by the program demonstrating that the individual is not capable of obtaining a high school diploma or its equivalent; or be enrolled in an institution of higher education on an ability to benefit basis and be considered eligible for funds under section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1091);

  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.

  • Successfully pass the National Service Criminal History Check (NSCHC) and National Sex Offender Program Registry check;

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)

Compensation and Benefits

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.

To apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to Wetland Restoration Program Director Elena Larsen at elena@tmparksfoundation.org


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