Houston Parks and Recreation Department seeks Natural Resources Technicians

The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department‘s Natural Resources Management Program is seeking Natural Resources Technicians. Natural Resource Technicians 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 working with volunteers. Plant propagation tasks include seed collection, weeding, bumping plants up, and greenhouse facility maintenance. There are permanent and seasonal positions available.

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, they are targeting all parks adjacent to waterways for reforestation and habitat enhancement.

Preferred candidates have demonstrated interest in habitat restoration and natural resources, a positive attitude, and ability to work on a team. Please contact Cassidy.Kempf@houstontx.gov if interested in applying.

Houston Parks and Recreation Department seeks Natural Resource Specialist

The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department’s Natural Resources Management Program is hiring a Natural Resource Specialist (Park Naturalist). The Natural Resource Specialist will oversee all field-based aspects of habitat restoration projects, including supervising field staff, tracking project goals and outcomes, and conducting field-based data analysis. Field work will include mechanical and chemical invasive species removal, tree planting, mulching, and other habitat restoration tasks.  Preferred candidates have experience in field work and are ready to gain experience in management and project coordination.

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.

This is a permanent, full time staffing position with benefits. Please contact Cassidy.Kempf@houstontx.gov if interested in applying.

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.