We are looking for Seasonal Natural Resources Technicians to provide stewardship, maintenance, and improvement of urban natural areas including foothill upland sites, riparian and wetland areas, trails, and other special sites within Salt Lake City's open space lands system.
This position will remain open until filled and may close at any time without notice. The positions are anticipated to begin in May 2022.
Offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check in accordance with City policy and applicable law. Criminal offenses will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and do not automatically disqualify a candidate from City employment.
Vegetation management and control of noxious weeds, including use of manual, chemical, and biological control methods.
Litter cleanup and general maintenance of trails and properties.
Light equipment operation.
Interface with the public, including providing support to interpretation programs, volunteer stewardship activities and events, and engaging with stakeholders in various formats.
Identification and mapping of native and non-native plant species.
Installation and maintenance of fencing and signage.
Maintenance and construction of natural surface trails and trail amenities, including use of hand tools and mechanized equipment.
Ecological restoration and erosion control, including seeding, native plant propagation and installation.
Training and professional development activities.
Data collection, including vegetative transects and other natural resource related elements.
Various other tasks in support of Salt Lake City's system of public lands and trails.
Communicates and updates co-workers and management of progress and problems.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills in plant identification, restoration, farming, forestry, hydrology or ecology or a strong desire and aptitude to develop these skills2. Practical outdoor work experience.
Basic experience and knowledge of natural resource conservation practices and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to operate hand tools and light equipment.
Demonstrated ability to work in adverse conditions including rain, high or low temperatures, insects, and difficult terrain and to work full days outdoors without regular access to amenities
Demonstrated ability to carry a heavy pack and hike up to six miles in variable mountainous terrain.
Must be 16 years of age or older.
Bachelor's degree in natural resources, natural sciences, i.e., biology, geology, hydrology, etc., forestry, wildlife management, environmental science or related fields.
Six months of field experience, research experience, natural resources management or other directly relevant job experience
Experience in GIS and GPS and associated hardware.
Effective at leading and motivating small groups.
Excellent observation and communication skills (written and verbal).
Demonstrated knowledge of plant identification and invasive plant management.
Detail-oriented and focused on accuracy and quality control.
Possession of a valid drivers' license or driving privilege card.