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Buffalo Bayou Partnership seeks Conservation Technician

Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) is the non-profit organization revitalizing and transforming Buffalo Bayou, Houston’s most significant natural resource. BBP works along a 10-mile stretch of the waterway from Shepherd Drive to the Port of Houston Turning Basin. Over the past 30 years, BBP has spearheaded numerous award-winning parks and green space project, most notably the $58 million Buffalo Bayou Park.

Buffalo Bayou Park
Buffalo Bayou Park, a 2.3-mile 160-acre green space just west of downtown is one of Houston’s most iconic green spaces and one of the country’s great urban parks. BBP operates and maintains the park under a long-term agreement with the City of Houston, Harris County Flood Control District, and Downtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) #3. The park serves as critical infrastructure for both active recreation and cultural venues, while preserving the corridor’s sensitive ecology and critical role in flood water conveyance. Various park zones are located throughout the park, including riparian, woodlands, groves, perennial gardens, and prairie and wildflower areas.

Position Summary
Under the direct supervision of the Conservation Manager, the Conservation Technician assists with the restoration and enhancement of Buffalo Bayou Park’s native landscape and riparian areas. He/she works cooperatively with other Conservation Technicians, the park’s Volunteer Coordinator, Zone Supervisors and grounds crew.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Maintain native landscape and riparian areas through planting, weeding, pruning, seeding, mulching, invasive plant removal, herbicide treatment, etc.
• Operate equipment to perform tasks
• Works on a regular basis with park team, including other Conservation Technicians, Zone Supervisors, and grounds crew
• Participate in volunteer events
Experience and Qualifications
• Bachelors degree in natural resources, wildlife biology, ecological restoration, environmental science or related field
• Ability to perform physical labor on a daily basis in all weather conditions
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.
• Ability to operate power equipment
• Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Pesticide Applicator License preferred or secured within four months

Salary and Benefits
Buffalo Bayou Partnership offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Please submit cover letter and resume by email, fax or mail to:
Joe Rodriguez
Buffalo Bayou Park Director
1803 Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77007
No phone calls please