The Houston Parks Board is seeking a Conservation Project Assistant who will be involved in the projects and daily tasks of the Bayou Greenways 2020 project, a $220 million capital project to complete continuous parks and trails along Houston’s major bayous. Responsibilities include: assisting in the site preparation, establishment and post-construction maintenance and monitoring of the experimental test plots at Basin K within the Inwood Detention facility; natural resource management tasks, such as herbicide control of invasive species; and working collaboratively in the field with volunteers and contractors on conservation projects. For the full job description and to apply, visit houstonparksboard.org.
The Houston Parks Board is seeking a Conservation Project Coordinator, a part-time, contract position. The Conservation Project Coordinator— reporting to the Conservation Manager and Lead Technician — will coordinate all activities related to the Inwood Detention-Basin K experimental project. This project involves creating test plots on the slopes of Basin K within the Inwood Detention system. The test plots will experimentally compare different plant establishment methods and management techniques for sloped sites to conclude if there are methods/techniques which are more effective for vegetating similar areas. The coordinator will be responsible for all aspects, including site preparation, test plot establishment, and postconstruction maintenance and monitoring for three years. For the full job description and to apply, visit houstonparksboard.org.
The Houston Parks Board is seeking a Native Plant and Tree Nursery Intern who will report to the Conservation Manager and Lead Technician. The intern would be primarily responsible for watering all potted plants stored at the HPB Native Plant and Tree Nursery, but duties will also include potting and repotting plant material at the Native Plant and Tree Nursery. The nursery is located at 12800 Texaco Road and all work will be centered around the existing facility.
The intern will be responsible for regular communication with the Conservation staff
about nursery conditions and onsite needs (i.e. water tank refilling). Additional nursery maintenance tasks may be assigned, such as weeding of existing potted plants. The intern will be responsible for regular communication with the Conservation staff about nursery conditions and onsite needs (i.e. water tank refilling).
Skills and Qualifications:
Interest in conservation work and practices
Type: Contract, with initial probation period of 1 month
Compensation: $15/hour, average 10 hours per week
To apply, please send an email expressing your interest to Marissa Llosa at: