Position: Lead Wetland Restoration Technician State/National


Organization: Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF)



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 Lead 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 have the unique opportunity to lay the foundation for the development of a nature study area in the Truckee Meadows. 

The AmeriCorps Wetland Restoration Lead Technician will also provide guidance and support through leadership to other restoration technicians

The mission of Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF) is to support the parks department's operating in Truckee Meadows, including Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County. We do this primarily by providing in-park programming and opportunities for citizen engagement. TMPF is an independent, nonprofit organization that began operating in 2013. Our current programs focus on improving community health and wellness and developing peoples’ appreciation for the natural and cultural history found in local parks.


Service Location: Reno, NV


Timeline for Service: , September 9th, 2019 - August 14th, 2020


Primary Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the Wetland Restoration Program;

  • Assist members with data collection techniques;

  • Monitor accuracy of collected plot data;

  • Coordinate project logistics;

  • Facilitate weekly crew meetings and debriefs;

  • Establish and record study plots;

  • 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;

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


  • Passionate commitment to TMPF’s mission and vision;

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Natural Resource Management, or a related field;

  • Previous experience as a field technician;

  • High degree of initiative and spirit of service;

  • Exceptional writing skills;

  • Strong communication skills;

  • Strong 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, 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)


Required Academic and Experience Qualifications

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, or agree to earn a high school diploma or equivalent before using an educational award. It would be useful if members have a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Natural Resource Management, or a related field, or 3-5 years related professional experience.


Member Benefits

In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $15,000/year, health benefits during their service, and will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,095.00.  


To Apply

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


Email/call Elena at  775.360.6068 for more information.

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