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Galveston Bay Foundation seeks Seasonal Field Technician

The Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) is a nonprofit organization located on the Upper Texas Coast that has worked for over 35 years to preserve and enhance one of the world’s most productive estuaries—Galveston Bay—as a healthy and productive place for generations to come. We have diverse programs in land preservation, habitat restoration, water quality and quantity, youth education, and advocacy. To learn more about the Galveston Bay Foundation, please visit
www.galvbay.org or find us on social media.

Number of Positions Available: 2

Classification: Full-time, temporary

Term of Employment: 560 hours through June 2024

Pay Rate: $15 per hour

Reports To: Conservation Steward

Position Summary:

The Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) seeks two (2) temporary, full-time field technicians to join the
conservation team to conduct and promote habitat management and restoration activities on conserved lands throughout the Galveston Bay watershed. This is an opportunity to assist with conservation management and restoration activities for nearly 17,000 acres of protected land. The Field technicians will receive job-specific training based on the identified needs of the GBF conservation team. GBF staff will provide training, supervision, and direct feedback throughout the entirety of the ~15-week term. Training will focus on habitat restoration and native plant nursery management.

Specific Duties
Assist with land conservation management activities including:

  • Habitat restoration of coastal prairie, mixed hardwood forest, and freshwater wetland
    • Mechanical removal and herbicide treatment of invasive species, brush clearing, fence/gate repair, trail maintenance, landscaping, and irrigation duties, etc.
    • Plant material collections for propagation and assistance in prairie and wetland nursery operations

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • Experience in land/wildlife management and a strong interest in learning about invasive plants
  • Ability to work alone and a strong work ethic
  • Demonstrated prior experience in field work
  • Ability to navigate to remote locations using a map
  • Ability to work well with partners, staff, and community volunteers
  • Ability to take instruction and complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to update basic Excel spreadsheets

Special Requirements

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to lift objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work outdoors for up to an eight-hour day in conditions associated with coastal environments (possible dense vegetation, biting insects, inclement weather etc.) and variable weather conditions typical of Texas summer/fall seasons
  • Experience preferred operating small equipment (chainsaws, weed eaters, various other land management tools)
  • Experience preferred pulling trailers and operating four-wheel drive vehicles

To apply, email a 1) letter of inquiry stating your interest in the position 2) resume and 3) references to
rsimmons@galvbay.org by 5 pm on Friday, February 09, 2024. Applications submitted past the deadline will not be reviewed. Reference the position title in the subject line.

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