Join our team! As a member of the Greenway Trust Stewardship Program, you will have the opportunity to work as part of a team in an energetic, productive, and collaborative environment. The Restoration Crew identifies, surveys for, and controls invasive plants, installs native trees and shrubs, collects monitoring data, and maintains ecological restoration projects in partnership with public land management agencies throughout the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area. Restoration Crew Members support project implementation and will be provided opportunities for leadership growth as the season progresses.
Season Length: July to November 18, 2022*
*This position will be starting three months into the Restoration Crew’s season. We are looking for a candidate with experience in habitat restoration in the Pacific Northwest. This position will be starting during our busy invasive weed control season. Prior knowledge of plant identification (native and non-native) and foliar herbicide application will be preferred.
The Greenway Trust is looking to hire at least one full-time, four-month seasonal position with the possibility for short-term extension. The Restoration Crew will also support Greenway Trust volunteer events on a regular basis and will work regularly with Greenway Trust staff and occasionally with partner agency and nonprofit staff, sponsored AmeriCorps members, and volunteers.
This position is contingent upon funding from outside sources secured by the Greenway Trust.
EXPECTATIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES
The position expectations listed below are representative of the demeanor, knowledge, and ability of the applicant necessary to successfully carry out the essential duties and responsibilities of the job. Reasonable accommodations can be made as possible.
- Professionally represent the Greenway Trust and follow all Greenway Trust policies.
- Engage, listen to, and learn from people with diverse perspectives and experiences.
- Possess high standard of courtesy, selflessness, tolerance, hard work, adaptability, and flexibility.
- Ability to properly use tools and conduct routine maintenance of tools, including backpack sprayers, EZ-Ject lances, brush cutters, and other restoration related equipment.
- Work long days in variable weather, walk on uneven terrain, and wear a 30-pound backpack to apply herbicide.
Safety and Risk Management
- Contribute to a culture of safety on the crew during all Greenway Trust activities and projects.
- Report any incidents or injuries in a timely manner.
- Careful attention to safety policies around driving and herbicide application
- Support professional documentation of project metrics, vehicle mileage logs, project reports, and incident reports as needed.
A successful applicant brings a combination of the following certifications, knowledge, and experiences. Reasonable accommodations are possible.
- Interest in native and non-native plant ecology of the Pacific Northwest.
- One season of restoration crew experience.
- One season of safe pesticide application experience with backpack sprayers.
- Washington State Pesticide Applicator’s License with an aquatic endorsement.
- Demonstrated experience and engagement with diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Experience using and maintaining small motor tools (i.e., brush cutters)
- Experience with ArcGIS mobile applications like QuickCapture and Field Maps.
- Insurable driving record and the ability to drive full-sized trucks on rough terrain, and trailer experience.
- Relevant education and/or experience in a natural resource field.
The Restoration Crew Members report to the Restoration Projects Manager.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Compensation is $20.00 per hour.
Benefits for full-time seasonal employees include paid sick time (accruing at one hour per 40 hours worked with 20 hours fronted at the start of the season), worker’s compensation coverage, optional participation in an Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement (ICHRA) ($200 monthly contributed by the Greenway Trust), participation in HealthiestYou program, and optional participation in a 403(b)-retirement plan. This position is not eligible for paid time off including holiday pay. There may be a possibility of unpaid days off due to extenuating circumstances.
Gear Provided by the Greenway Trust:
- Long sleeve and short sleeve shirts
- Rain gear (overalls and jacket)
- Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Sturdy, above the ankle work or hiking boots
- Rain boots
- Durable work pants
LOCATION AND SCHEDULE
The Restoration Crew is based out of the Greenway Trust Field Office at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, WA and will work on surrounding public lands. The Restoration Crew works a 10-hour workday (7am to 530pm), on a Tuesday-Friday schedule, with occasional Saturday volunteer events.
Please send in a cover letter, resume, references, any materials you wish to share that are related to your ecological restoration experience to: email@example.com
Indicate which position you are applying to in the email subject line. In the cover letter, please address your experience and passion related to ecological restoration and how you have demonstrated the ability to work as part of a team with people from different backgrounds with perspectives.
This position is open until filled; priority will be given to applications received by June 28, 2022.
ABOUT THE MOUNTAINS TO SOUND GREENWAY TRUST
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance the landscape from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature. Our coalition of community members, businesses, government agencies, and donors is joined together by the ethos that when we have meaningful connections with our natural surroundings, we are healthier and happier, our communities are stronger and more equitable; our lives are better.
Nearly thirty years of collaboration and hard work have tested and strengthened the vision of the Mountains to Sound Greenway and resulted in this landscape being recognized as a National Heritage Area by the US Congress. We have proven to this region and the rest of the nation that collaborative conservation, pursued by a broad-based and inclusive coalition of partners, can affect positive change. Learn more at mtsgreenway.org
STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
The Greenway Trust strives to be a multicultural organization. We have contracted with a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consultant who is helping to guide us as we develop and grow. We acknowledge that we operate in a historically white-led field and that this process is long overdue. We are still early in this work and know that we will make mistakes, but we are committed to creating lasting structural changes that increase diversity, equity, and inclusion internally in our workplace and externally in the communities we serve.
STATEMENT ON COVID-19
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is following Washington State and King County guidelines in response to COVID-19. We have modified on-the-ground programming as needed to be safe during the pandemic. Our pandemic response plan can be found on our website at www.mtsgreenway.org/covid19/.
Please note that vaccination requirements are in place for Greenway Trust staff and volunteers.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER
The Greenway Trust is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, ancestry, genetic information, use of a service animal, honorably discharged veteran, military status, political ideology, personal appearance, family responsibilities, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. Each person is evaluated on the basis of personal aptitude and merit.