Seasonal Invasive Species Technician
 

Introduction:

The Fairbanks Soil & Water Conservation District (FSWCD) is an outreach and technical assistance organization whose mission is to serve its cooperators, private landowners, and all citizens of the district by promoting wise development and conservation of natural resources. The person who is selected for this position will assist the Invasive Species Specialist in a variety of technical tasks associated with aquatic and terrestrial invasive plant management in interior Alaska. The position includes conducting surveys for aquatic invasive plants in interior AK by boat or floatplane, conducting aquatic herbicide treatments in lakes and streams to eradicate invasive plants, organizing outreach and education events, assisting landowners with invasive plant issues, preparing invasive plant outreach materials, and conducting terrestrial invasive plant surveys in interior and Northern Alaska.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.Assist with aquatic and terrestrial invasive plant projects, including mechanical andchemical control work, aquatic and terrestrial plant surveys, public outreach, creation ofeducational materials, equipment maintenance, and data management.

2.Assist landowners with invasive plant issues.

3.Public outreach and education on invasive plant issues.

4.Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

1.Background in natural resource fields especially Botany and Ecology

2.Degree or course work in Biology or Natural Resources.

3.Ability to work independently on projects

4.Comfortable working outdoors for long periods of time, and comfortable in boats and small aircraft

 

Timeline: Early May- September, start date is flexible


Wages and Benefits:

This position will be 30-40 hrs/ week from April - September 2021. The rate of pay will be $19-20/ hour, depending on the project.

 

How to Apply:

Apply by March 15th, 2022

Cover letter, resume, and 3 references may be emailed to fairbanksswcd@gmail.com