Houston Natural Resources Management Program seeks Heavy Equipment Worker

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department’s Natural Resources Management Program is seeking a heavy equipment worker (conservation). The heavy equipment worker will support the Natural Resources Management Programs’ habitat restoration projects by driving equipment to different work sites, mowing prairie restoration areas with a batwing mower, watering tree plantings, transporting trees to their planting locations, and other equipment work as needed. Additional tasks include tree planting,  greenhouse and tree farm work, prairie and forest restoration field work. The Natural Resources Management Program oversees all natural areas with the City of Houston’s 380 public parks. The program manages five prairie restoration sites, and is currently implementing HPARD’s riparian restoration initiative. In this initiative, we are targeting all parks adjacent to waterways for reforestation and habitat enhancement. Candidates must have a Commercial Driver’s License. This is a permanent, full time staffing position with HPARD with benefits. Please contact NaturalResources@houstontx.gov if interested in applying.

Houston Natural Resources Management Program seeks Conservation Technician

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department’s Natural Resources Management Program is seeking a conservation technician, who will participate in field work at habitat restoration sites, as well as native plant propagation work at the HPARD greenhouse and tree farm. Habitat restoration tasks include invasive species removal, tree planting, mulching, herbicide application, watering, and overseeing habitat restoration volunteer workdays. Plant propagation tasks include seed collection, seeding trays, bumping plants up, greenhouse facility maintenance, and overseeing greenhouse volunteer workdays. The Natural Resources Management Program oversees all natural areas with the City of Houston’s 380 public parks. Our program manages five prairie restoration sites, and is currently implementing HPARD’s riparian restoration initiative. In this initiative, we are targeting all parks adjacent to waterways for reforestation and habitat enhancement.This is a permanent, full-time staffing position with HPARD with benefits. Preferred candidates have some background knowledge in ecological field work and plant identification, a positive attitude, and ability to work on a team. Please contact NaturalResources@houstontx.gov if interested in applying.

Houston Parks and Recreation Department seeks Urban Garden Manager

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is hiring an Urban Garden Manager to coordinate more than 13 community gardens around the City of Houston. The Urban Gardener will educate gardeners on gardening techniques, ensure that all gardens are well maintained by the community, and help guide the development of new gardens as needed. The Urban Garden Manager will be a part of the Natural Resources Management Program. The Urban Gardener will assist our efforts by overseeing our greenhouse and tree farm facilities that supply plants for habitat restoration projects. Please contact NaturalResources@houstontx.gov if interested in applying, or visit governmentjobs.com.