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Overview:

The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.

North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.

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Position Summary:
The field assistants, as part of the upland field crew, implement the innovative Starr Ranch invasive species control and coastal sage scrub and native grassland restoration project This is a research-based project to control Cynara cardunculus (artichoke thistle) and other invasive species without chemicals and restore to rare native habitat. This role will work as part of a five person field crew who perform mechanical and physical removal of artichoke thistle and all aspects of invasive species control and restoration including non-chemical control of other invasive species, native seed collection and planting, and quantitative monitoring.

Opportunity to live on our 4000-acre Sanctuary. Positions start October 30 2023 and run six months from start date.

Compensation:
$15.50 / hour
Essential Functions:
  • Responsible for mechanical and physical removal of artichoke thistle and all aspects of invasive species control and restoration including non-chemical control of other invasive species
  • Responsible for restoration activities including soil preparation, native seed collection and planting
  • Responsible for experimental tests of weed removal and restoration techniques, and quantitative monitoring.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • College graduates with ecological, biological, or conservation background who seek invasive plant species control, restoration and monitoring experience.
  • Must be enthusiastic about outdoor physical work (i.e. invasive plant control).
EEO Statement:
The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.
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