Ecological Restoration Crew Leader

Primary duties include training and supervising crew members; interpreting and implementing

restoration planting plans; scheduling crews and maintaining crew time sheets; loading and

delivering plants, supplies, tools and equipment; tracking and maintaining tools and equipment;

providing progress updates and brief written final reports.

Projects may include any of the following activities: weed removal; installing jute netting; applying

soil and mulch; laying out plants on-site; planting container and bareroot plants and live cuttings;

installing fascines and other bioengineering measures; installing ground cloth and browse

protectors; hand-watering plants; mowing with brush trimmers; and photographing project sites.

Typical projects include: planting steep slopes and marine bluffs, sometimes working on ropes;

planting disturbed wetlands and buffers; stabilizing and replanting eroding stream banks; replanting

cleared critical area buffer zones; and enhancing native vegetation in conservation easements and

natural areas.

 

Required qualifications:

· Ecological restoration field experience

· Ability to identify common native plants

· Ability to work independently

· Supervisory skills

· Ability to work on rough terrain in inclement weather

· Drivers license

· Good communication skills, positive attitude and willingness to learn

Desired qualifications:

· Tree or rock climbing experience/comfortable working with ropes and gear

· Pesticide applicator license

· Mechanical aptitude

· First-aid training

· Flexible work schedule

This is a permanent position with variable hours depending on work load; hours typically vary from

24 to 40 hours per week. Initial training will be provided. Starting wage: $18.00 – 20.00 per hour

DOQ. Benefits: annual leave, paid holidays, retirement plan. Position is open until filled. To apply,

send a resume and letter of interest to ben@soundnativeplants.com.

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