Employment Opportunity Announcement
Ecosystem Support Team Member
Application Due Date: June 22, 2018
The Longleaf Alliance is seeking a Team Member for the Gulf Coastal Plain Ecosystem Partnership (GCPEP) Ecosystem Support Team (EST). The EST, consisting of four full-time (supervisor included) and one seasonal employee, was developed to support land management and restoration in collaboration with GCPEP partners, across and beyond the GCPEP landscape. Priority work by the EST centers on prescribed burning, invasive species control, mechanical treatments, ecological monitoring, rare species recovery, and fire training. The position is full-time and dependent upon successful program funding and grants.
Duties: The Ecosystem Support Team Member will work in the field to further the Alliance’s and GCPEP’s strategic goals. The EST Member assists with the implementation of ecosystem management plans and projects, which include prescribed burning, species and/or natural communities surveying and ecological monitoring, exotic species identification and control, threatened and endangered species management and monitoring, habitat restoration, data management, training and development, wildfire suppression, and trail and/or equipment maintenance.
- Qualifications: Applicants must have at a minimum, a BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and 1 year related experience in custodial and ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience. In addition, at a minimum, applicants need to be qualified as NWCG FFT2. S-212 wildland power saw qualifications are preferred, but not required. Applicants must also possess strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills. Additional preferred qualifications include experience with control of invasive species, use of field equipment, and operations of an ATV/UTV. Computer proficiency also preferred and a valid driver’s license is required.
Salary and benefits package will range from $30,000 to $33,000 and will be commensurate with experience. A resume, cover letter, and three references must be received no later than June 22, 2018 electronically to: