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Habitat Restoration Technician in San Diego, CA

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    Habitat Restoration Technician in San Diego, CA

    Hi there, the Soil Ecology and Restoration Group, based in San Diego, is looking to hire one field technician to perform restoration activities, such as native plants installation, non-native species control, and rare plants surveys. Please see below for details. We're looking forward to your application! Thanks!

    SERG is a non-profit organization under the umbrella of the San Diego State University Research Foundation and is committed to restoring and preserving California’s sensitive vegetation communities for the benefit of the environment and the preservation of the ecosystem services they offer.

    The Habitat Restoration Technician will help implement habitat restoration and other botanical tasks. This position requires repetitive manual labor, working outdoors in harsh conditions, heavy lifting and carrying, and hiking on rugged terrain. This is a full-time, hourly position with full benefits. The starting salary is $17/hour. Relocation benefits will not be offered.

    • Application of herbicide
    • Removal of non-native species manually and mechanically
    • Collection and propagation of native plant propagules
    • Maintenance of greenhouse and nursery facilities
    • Installation and maintenance of native species out-plantings
    • Monitoring of rare plant populations
    • Other duties as assigned
    SERG is looking to hire someone with the following qualifications and professional skills.
    • Bachelor’s degree in botany, ecology, biology, or related discipline
    • Excellent physical fitness
    • Willingness to apply herbicide
    • Ability to carry over 30 lbs of herbicide solution in backpack sprayer for several hours in hot conditions
    • Ability to repetitively carry over 40 lbs objects, kneel, crouch, and stand.
    • Ability to interact respectfully and effectively with coworkers, management, and clients
    • Ability to demonstrate a high level of cross-cultural sensitivity
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Highly motivated self-starter, with a high energy level and strong interpersonal skills.
    • Well organized, ability to meet deadlines, detail oriented; possess good judgment and common sense.
    Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references in one PDF to Julie Lambert at [email protected] and Jocelyn Diego Hernandez at [email protected]