Three Habitat Restoration Job Openings in Sacramento, California

Triangle Properties, the Land and Habitat Management branch of Teichert, a mining and construction company based in Sacramento, California, is looking for enthusiastic and hardworking individuals for three job openings: Restoration Field Laborer, Restoration Field Specialist, and Weeds Management Specialist.

Please read the job descriptions below and if you are interested in applying send a cover letter and resume to JJohnston@teichert.com.

Please forward this along to anyone you know looking for work in the habitat restoration field. Thank you!

Restoration Field Laborer - Temporary

Sacramento, CA

OBJECTIVE OF JOB

Provides labor support to Teichert’s Triangle Properties in the implementation of land restoration in habitat enhancement areas.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1) Actively participate in the implementation and maintenance of habitat restoration projects, including but not limited to tree/shrub plantings, irrigation installation and maintenance, invasive weed management (chemical and mechanical), and herbivory control.

2) Work extensively for long periods of time in various site conditions. Work safely in rough terrain, inclement weather, and other environmental situations.

3) Occasionally operate small equipment (i.e., tractors, bobcats, loaders, and backhoes) for seeding and other specialized restoration projects.

4) Install, operate, and maintain various irrigation systems, including both manual and automated systems.

5) Maintain, repair and organize tools, vehicles and other equipment. Ensure that work-related equipment and tools are in good, safe condition.

6) Conduct extensive weed abatement in both upland and wetland environments using weed-eaters, herbicides (via backpack sprayers and ATV), and manually by hand.

7) Clearly communicate with supervisor on status of projects, including staffing and equipment needs, schedules, potential constraints, etc.

8) Maintain a positive working relationship with co-workers, company employees, and external customers.

9) Reports directly to the Land Supervisor.

 

EQUIPMENT USED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THE JOB

Automobile (truck), ATV, small tools and various equipment.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Job sites include uneven ground, steep slopes, exposure to extreme temperature and/or humidity. Frequent bending and squatting throughout the day. Carrying loads of 30-40 pounds for extended periods, with occasional lifting of heavy loads up to 90 pounds. Frequently works alone in remote areas. Works occasionally on projects requiring overtime and overnight stays.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience conducting habitat restoration projects, including implementation and maintenance activities preferred. Valid CA driver’s license and good driving record. Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others. Possess the strength and agility to perform maintenance work in an outdoor setting for long periods. Possession of or ability to obtain Pesticide Applicator’s Certificate within one year of hire. General knowledge of local flora and weed species preferred.

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Restoration Field Specialist

Sacramento, CA

 

OBJECTIVE OF JOB

Provides technical and labor support to Teichert’s Triangle Properties in the implementation and management of land restoration and habitat enhancement areas.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1) Actively participate in the implementation and maintenance of habitat restoration projects, including but not limited to tree/shrub plantings, irrigation installation and maintenance, invasive weed management, and herbivory control.

2) Work extensively for long periods of time on various site conditions. Work safely in rough terrain, inclement weather, and other environmental situations.

3) Direct and work with labor crews, including temporary labor staff, in the field to complete tasks.

4) Assists in the collection and reporting of various monitoring requirements.

5) Occasionally operate small equipment (i.e., tractors, bobcats, loaders, and backhoes) for seeding and other specialized restoration projects (i.e., wetland construction, test plots, etc.).

6) Install, operate, and maintain various irrigation systems, including both manual and automated systems.

7) Maintain, repair and organize tools, vehicles and other equipment. Ensure that work-related equipment and tools are in good, safe condition.

8) Conduct extensive weed abatement in both upland and wetland environments using weed-eaters, herbicides (via backpack sprayers and ATV), and manually by hand.

9) Clearly communicate with supervisor on status of projects, including staffing and equipment needs, schedules, potential constraints, etc.

10) Maintain a positive working relationship with co-workers, company employees, and external customers.

11) Reports directly to the Land Supervisor.

 

EQUIPMENT USED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THE JOB

Automobile (truck), ATV, small tools and various equipment.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Job sites include uneven ground, steep slopes, exposure to extreme temperature and/or humidity. Frequent bending and squatting throughout the day. Carrying loads of 30-40 pounds for extended periods, with occasional lifting of heavy loads up to 90 pounds. Frequently works alone in remote areas. Works occasionally on projects requiring overtime and overnight stays.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum 2 years’ experience conducting habitat restoration projects, including implementation and maintenance activities. Valid CA driver’s license and good driving record. Demonstrated ability to work independently and supervise others. Possess the strength and agility to perform maintenance work in an outdoor setting for long periods. Possession of or ability to obtain Pesticide Applicator’s Certificate within one year of hire. General knowledge of local flora and weed species.

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Weeds Management Specialist

Sacramento, CA

OBJECTIVE OF JOB

Provides support to Teichert’s Triangle Properties (Land Restoration) in the management and control of invasive/noxious weeds and herbivores in both natural open space and urban landscape settings. Also provides support in other various habitat restoration and landscape activities, including plant installation, irrigation installation, and site maintenance.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1) Develop and implement various weed management and herbivory control programs for a variety of sites, including active mines, reclamation, roadsides, sensitive habitats (i.e., wetlands), and urban landscapes.

2) Apply both pre- and post-emergent herbicides using backpack sprayers, power sprayers, and other appropriate application equipment and tools. Maintains all herbicide equipment and tools.

3) Work safely in rough terrain, inclement weather, and other environmental situations. Work extensively for long periods of time on various site conditions.

4) Record daily use of herbicides and oversee the daily reporting of co-workers. Maintain necessary records using computer spreadsheet. Prepare monthly Pesticide Use Reports for each County.

5) Manage herbicide inventory and container recycling program. Responsible for keeping herbicide storage area clean and in compliance with California Pesticide Regulation standards.

6) Research and remain current on the various herbicides and most effective treatments. Implement test plots and experiments to further research the most effective control methods for various sites/species.

7) Assist others in various restoration activities, including planting, seeding, irrigation, and site maintenance.

8) Reports directly to the Land Supervisor.

 

EQUIPMENT USED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THE JOB

Automobile (truck), ATV, small tools, herbicide applicator equipment, and computer.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Job sites include uneven ground, steep slopes, exposure to extreme temperature and/or humidity. Frequent bending and squatting throughout the day. Carrying loads of 30-40 pounds for extended periods, with occasional lifting of heavy loads up to 90 pounds. Frequently works alone in remote areas. Works occasionally on projects requiring overnight stays.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Three years’ field experience in the management of noxious/invasive weeds in natural wildland settings. Valid CA driver’s license and good driving record. Possess the strength and agility to perform maintenance work in an outdoor setting for long periods. Willingness to do both strenuous and routine manual labor. Field leadership skills. Possession of Pesticide Applicator’s License or Certificate. Knowledge of rules, regulations, and safe practices for applying herbicides. Detailed knowledge of local weed species and common native plants.

 

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