Wetland Restoration Technician

Summary

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

Position Description

The AmeriCorps Wetland Restoration Technician will be an essential member of the team for this young non-profit organization. This person will implement and support the Wetland Restoration Program. The Wetland Restoration Program aims to restore a decommissioned 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 the development of interpretive signs. Members in this position will also interact with the community and communicate restoration activities and goals.


Service Dates: May 2021 - August 2021


This position is a quarter-time AmeriCorps State/National position.

Primary Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the Wetland Restoration Program;

  • Remove invasive plant species and other debris;

  • Harvest seeds and plant native species;

  • Trail and bridge maintenance;

  • Develop interpretive signage;

  • Monitor study plots;

  • Collect and analyze plot data;

  • Lead interpretive walks and hikes;

  • Interact with members of the community;

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

Qualifications:

  • Passionate commitment to TMPF’s mission and vision;

  • High degree of initiative and spirit of service;

  • Exceptional writing skills;

  • Strong communication skills;

  • Strong organizational skills;

  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Natural Resource Management, or a related field, or 1-2 years related experience;

  • Preferred: Previous experience as a field technician;

  • Preferred: Knowledge of Great Basin and wetland plant species;

  • Preferred: Experience in data collection.

Physical Demands:

  • Lift up to 50-70 pounds of material or equipment

  • Bend, life, 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 approximately $1,050/month and will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,638.89.

To apply:

Send 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.

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