Job announcement: Natural Resource Management Technician

Title: =09=09=09Natural Resource Management Technicians Work Location:=09Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado

Duration: =09=09Temporary, 4 Months (May 22nd through Mid to late September)

Pay Rate: =09=09$13.85 – $14.91/hour, plus housing

Summary of Position:

The Colorado Natural Heritage Program is seeking field crew technicians to support natural resources management at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (FLFO), Colorado. FLFO lies within the montane life-

zone on the eastern slope of the Southern Rocky Mountains. The monument contains montane meadows interspersed with open woodlands of ponderosa pine, and forests of Douglas fir, blue spruce, and aspen.

To protect and preserve the native vegetation species throughout the park and enhance visitor experiences, resource management staff at FLFO have implemented a noxious weed management plan as part of their overall vegetation management program. The CNHP technicians will work with Park resource managers to plan and implement the weed management and other vegetation management programs.

Selected applicants will evaluate, monitor, and treat noxious weeds, collect native seed, salvage native plants, and assist in the revegetation of disturbed areas using native plant species. The work will also include the mapping, and monitoring of new populations of weeds, mapping of treated areas, restoration of treated areas, and building data sets for the park=92s Pesticide Use Proposal System annual report.

The results of this work will include estimates of noxious weeds status and ecological thresholds and management assessment points. The results are intended to help park staff, scientists and the public understand the dynamics of vegetation, and how noxious plants spread throughout the park.

The selected applicants will begin work May 22 and continue through September (total time is 16 weeks). Work location is at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Housing will be provided at the USFS Manitou Experimental Station in Woodland Park, CO, or similar nearby location.


1.=09Work singly or with a crew to identify and safely treat areas of weed infestations. 2.=09Use GPS to locate infestation and treatment areas, safely and efficiently access remote sites, and complete field forms

3.=09Enter and effectively manage electronic data (databases, spreadsheets, GPS, GIS).

4.=09Thoroughly document all fieldwork using field notebooks, survey forms, maps, GPS, and digital tablets and cameras 5.=09Identify and collect seed from areas of native vegetation for purposes of reseeding treatment areas.

6.=09Prepare and manage areas for reseeding of native species after treatment,

7.=09Other vegetation management activities (such as brush clearing), as needed.


A bachelor=92s degree (or significant progress toward degree) in ecosyste=

m sustainability, natural resources, range management, forestry, or related field. Equivalent field experience may be substituted for degree. 1.=09Knowledge of natural resources management

2.=09Sufficient knowledge of native vegetation and weeds to reliably identify common weed species and desirable native plants of the project area

3.=09Desire to work outdoors in various weather conditions during the summer field season

4.=09Good physical condition and ability to work long hours in the field, travel by foot off-trail in rough terrain, and work through inclement weather

5.=09Careful attention to detail in collecting data

6.=09Comfort and familiarity with the use computers and GPS

7.=09Experience with weed identification, weed management, or pesticide application

8.=09A valid state driver=92s license at the start of the project is required.

Additional Desired Qualifications

1.=09Pesticide applicator=92s license 2.=09Familiarity with flora of the Colorado Rocky Mountain montane zone

3.=09Experience collecting vegetation and environmental data in the field

4.=09Understanding of visitor experience management

Availability of positions contingent upon final approval of funding. ————————————————————————


Applications will be accepted until all positions have been filled or through May 12th, 2017. Send resume, cover letter, and three references with phone #=92s to Joe Stevens at References will not b=

e contacted without prior notification of candidates.

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