Seasonal Invasive Species Technician

Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District is hiring two Seasonal Natural Resources Technician Positions. These positions are funded under the Public Land Corps (PLC) Initiative, seeking to improve the capacity of students (age 16-30 years old), particularly Alaska Native  students, to advance on-the-ground conservation activities in the State of Alaska and provide exposure to careers in conservation that provide qualifying service hours under the PLC authority.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are enthusiastic about working outdoors and seeking to gain experience in the field of natural resources. The position will involve assisting the FSWCD Habitat Program with a variety of field-based activities including terrestrial invasive plant inventory, aquatic invasive plant surveys in lakes and sloughs throughout interior Alaska, herbicide treatments to eradicate the invasive aquatic plant elodea, fish passage assessments, stream discharge measurements, and community outreach about invasive plants.


Apply by March 15th, 2023

Aditi Shenoy, PhD.
Habitat Program Manager 
Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District
Office: (907)479-1213 Ext 4


Job Details

• Job duties: - Assist with terrestrial and aquatic invasive plant projects including mechanical and chemical control of invasive plants, aquatic and terrestrial invasive plant surveys, equipment maintenance, and data management - Public outreach and education on invasive plant issues - Other duties as assigned

• Job requirements: - Course work in Biology or Natural Resources - Experience in or strong interest in learning plant identification - Experience in or strong interest in field data collection in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems - Interest and enthusiasm for field work under sometimes inclement conditions - Applicants must be able to pass a federal background check

• Wages and benefits - This position will be 30-40 hrs/ week from May – September 2023. Start and end dates are flexible. - The rate of pay will be $19/hr. - Upon completion of a minimum of 640 hours and at least 120 hours of work on Service lands, candidates will qualify for a Public Land Corp Act Certificate to be used towards future Federal hiring and non-competitive hiring status for 2 years after completion of the PLC service.

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