FIELD ECOLOGY COORDINATOR (Full-time, year-round)
The Nantucket Land Bank seeks a qualified individual to complete field-based projects that improve and help to responsibly manage the Land Bank’s conservation, recreation, and agricultural properties. This position is approximately 60% in the field and 40% in the office. The Field Ecology Coordinator will be responsible for cyclical ecological work including but not limited to rare plant surveys, habitat assessments, vegetation monitoring, trail mapping, invasive species management, wetland delineations, water quality monitoring, completing grassland and forest management, and data collection with a GPS unit. Office responsibilities include submitting data reports to NHESP, writing habitat management plans, creating GIS maps, environmental permitting applications, and contributing to outreach activities and publications.
This position will report directly to the Director of Environmental & Agricultural Resources, will frequently collaborate with other environmental staff and property management field crew, and will be responsible for overseeing seasonal staff during the summer. The ideal candidate will have strong plant identification skills, a Massachusetts pesticide applicator’s license, familiarity with Massachusetts environmental regulatory agencies, and strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, conservation management, botany, or a related subject and three (3) years of relevant work experience OR a Master’s degree in a similar scientific field
- Ability to navigate and collect data with a GPS unit
- Strong plant identification skills
- Proficient in ArcGIS
- Familiarity with wetland delineations and Massachusetts soils
- Familiarity with environmental regulatory agencies such as the Conservation Commission and Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program
- Pesticide applicator’s license
- Interest in climate resilience initiatives
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, & Excel
- Strong communication & interpersonal skills
- Supervisory experience required
- Demonstrated strong attention to detail and must be task oriented
- Ability to prioritize, schedule, and execute office and field projects in an efficient manner
This position works a minimum of 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Daily work schedule may vary slightly depending on time of year and project demands. Compensation commensurate with education and experience. Position includes full benefits. Must have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license. Housing potentially available.
Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume with contact information for three references to Susan Campese at email@example.com by March 1st, 2024.
THE NANTUCKET LAND BANK IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND AN ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE WORKPLACE.
SHOREBIRD & ECOLOGY TECHNICIAN (Full-time, seasonal)
The Nantucket Land Bank seeks a qualified individual to assist with environmental management responsibilities on Land Bank properties during the summer of 2024. This position begins in May and ends in August with potential for extension. The start date may be flexible. A minimum of 35 hours up to a maximum of 40 hours per week is required, with an unpaid lunch break. The primary responsibility of this position is to monitor coastal shorebirds during nesting seasons on Land Bank beaches, and assist the Field Ecology Coordinator with various tasks including (but not limited to) vegetation surveys, invasive plant species management, wetland delineations, water quality monitoring, and GPS/GIS tasks.
Pay starts at $25 per hour depending on experience. Housing may be available. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to lift 50 pounds. CORI check required.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Susan Campese at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be received no later than March 15, 2024.
Candidates must possess the following qualifications:
- B.S., B.A or M.S. in biology, natural resources, environmental studies, or related field
- Relevant job experience
- Prior experience identifying and observing coastal waterbirds and ability to learn new species
- Understanding of basic principles related to ecology, land management, botany, wildlife biology and wetland science
- Experience identifying plants in the field and using a dichotomous key
- Ability to use handheld GPS units for navigation and to collect spatial data
- Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
- Experience with data entry and management
- Experience with technical writing, including keeping detailed records of observations
- Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience
- Ability to work productively as part of a team and independently to accomplish mutual goals
- Proven ability to interact positively with the public and partner conservation organizations
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:
- Ability to perform habitat assessments and rare species surveys
- Experience with Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Permitting
- Knowledge of invasive plant species management principles
- Current Pesticide applicators license
THE NANTUCKET LAND BANK IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND AN ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE WORKPLACE