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Ecological Restoration Technician

Swca Inc
North Amherst, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Jun 17, 2024

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants' Ecological Restoration Group is looking for additional team members to assist during our 2024 field season (April-October). This position will predominantly require work in the New Bedford, Massachusetts area and may require occasional travel in order to complete restoration projects throughout the Northeast. Projects requiring overnight mobilizations include per diem and a single occupancy hotel room.

Please submit a cover letter so you will be considered for the position.

Application deadline: Our team will begin reviewing applications immediately, and interviews will be scheduled with qualified candidates on a rolling basis. The application process will remain open until we have received a robust pool of qualified candidates. Once we have identified suitable individuals, we may close the application process without prior notice. We appreciate the time and effort invested by all applicants and will carefully consider each submission.

What you will accomplish

* Work in a team setting to complete restoration plantings
* Effectively communicate with other project team members and follow instructions well
* Implement and complete tasks and responsibilities delegated by Field Supervisors
* Take positive action and accountability for assigned work

Experience and qualifications for success


* Must hold a valid driver's license and be able to pass a motor vehicle screening.
* Ability to travel to a location, hike and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, in a coastal setting, while carrying equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds is required.
* Experience at working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential
* Effectively conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
* Strong interpersonal skills
* Flexible during times of change
* OSHA 10-hour certification


* Direct work experience in a landscaping/construction capacity, as normally acquired from one (1) to three (3) years of industry experience.
* Prior experience conducting invasive species removal through chemical and/or physical removal.
* OSHA 40-hour certification

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms.

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email or call 480-581-5378. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

SWCA is committed to salary equity and salary transparency for all its employees. In alignment with this commitment, SWCA posts good faith pay ranges in all its advertised job postings to promote pay equity and transparency.

An employee in this Amherst-based position can expect an hourly rate of $19.00-$24.50/hour. Actual pay within this range may depend on experience, qualifications, geographic location, client requirements where applicable, and other factors permitted by law. Regular-status employees are also eligible for performance bonuses. Candidates are also encouraged to consider SWCA's Total Rewards package, which includes a competitive Benefits package, forward-thinking workplace flexibility, outstanding corporate culture, award-winning career development, and more.

EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. At SWCA Environmental Consultants, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds, including those with diverse experiences and veterans, to apply. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce enhances creativity, innovation, and overall organizational success.

SWCA continues to invest deeply in career development programs, delivering our award-winning Career Landscape support resources to accelerate the growth of our staff. We recognize the valuable skills and experiences our internal team members bring to SWCA's continued success. Qualified internal candidates are encouraged to apply and will be seriously considered for this position. We believe in promoting from within, where possible, providing our existing employees with compelling opportunities to advance their careers.



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