[Fwd: [sustainable_tompkins-l] FW: Cornell Plantations Natural Areas Steward Job Announcement]

Steve Gabriel steve at fingerlakespermaculture.org
Fri Oct 21 09:13:03 EDT 2011


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> >>> Todd Bittner <todd.bittner at cornell.edu> 10/18/2011 5:10 PM >>>
> Please share this job announcement with potentially interested 
> individuals...
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> Natural Areas Steward, Cornell Plantations
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> Within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell 
> Plantations is the arboretum, botanical garden, and natural areas of 
> Cornell University. Our mission is to preserve and enhance diverse 
> horticultural collections and natural areas for the enrichment and 
> education of the academic community and the general public, and in 
> support of scientific research.
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> Plantations' Natural Areas Program is the steward of 4000 acres of 
> biologically diverse ecosystems in central New York. Our holdings are 
> among the five largest systems of natural areas associated with public 
> gardens in North America. To support research and teaching at Cornell 
> and beyond, Plantations manages a diverse group of preserves that 
> represent the full range of ecological habitats found in the Finger 
> Lakes region.
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> We are seeking a Natural Areas Steward who will, under the direction 
> of the Natural Areas Director, assist in the oversight of all aspects 
> of the site management, restoration, and protection of Plantations on- 
> and off-campus natural areas in support of Plantations' mission. As a 
> member of the stewardship crew, assist in determining management 
> needs, make recommendations, develop work plans and schedules, and 
> coordinate and execute stewardship activities and special projects. 
> Implement programs for site monitoring, invasive species control, and 
> nuisance wildlife abatements. Use accepted Natural Areas management 
> techniques to promote the desired conditions particular to each 
> ecological community or native species. Collect natural resource 
> information, and use GIS/GPS to monitor sites, species, or other 
> conditions. Participate in Plantations programs to protect rare and 
> scarce native plants in Natural Areas, propagate native plants of 
> local genotypes, and restore them to protected habitats. Evaluate 
> trail conditions, report hazards, conduct trail maintenance, and 
> respond to emergency alerts from users. Provide general support and 
> technical expertise for preserve educational uses and participate in 
> Plantations' educational programs. Work with interns, volunteers, 
> student workers, and other Plantations staff as a member of the 
> natural areas stewardship crew. Ensure that work is conducted in a 
> safe manner. Substantial manual labor is involved requiring physical 
> fitness, awareness of safety issues, and proper use of pesticides. 
> This position is full-time (39 hours) for eight months, and part-time 
> (20 hours) for four months.
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> Required Qualifications:
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> *         Associates degree in natural resources, conservation or 
> related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
> 1-3 years of relevant experience required.
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> *         Possess and maintain a valid NYS Certified Pesticide 
> Applicator's license or obtain within one year of appointment.
>
> *         Possess and maintain appropriate certifications to 
> participate in prescribed burn management program, or obtain 
> certification within one year of appointment.
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> *         Knowledge of and skill with GIS/GPS equipment, and good 
> computer skills.
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> *         Be able to work in a team environment as well as 
> independently to accomplish required tasks and achieve departmental 
> objectives.
>
> *         Be personable and flexible, possess excellent organizational 
> and communication skills, and take pride in work.
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> *         Be able to develop effective working relationships with a 
> variety of people.
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> *         Be aware of Natural Areas concerns, conservation methods and 
> protocols, and be sensitive to Natural Areas preservation and wildlife 
> control issues.
>
> *         Know plant nomenclature and be able to identify a wide range 
> of native and naturalized herbaceous and woody plants. Know natural 
> ecological communities and native plants associated with community types.
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> *         Know invasive plant species issues, and be able to implement 
> treatments for control. Must be willing to work with pesticides and 
> chemicals.
>
> *         Have experience in the safe operation and use of equipment 
> such as front deck mower, flail and hand mower, tractor, brush hog, 
> string trimmer and chainsaw.
>
> *         Possess and maintain NYS driver's license.
>
> *         Be physically capable of performing the functions associated 
> with this position, and willing to work under varying climatic 
> conditions (heat, cold, precipitation, etc.).
>
> *         Be able to report to work outside of the regularly scheduled 
> shift to address Plantations' time-sensitive operational and/or 
> snow-removal needs, to assist with departmental emergencies, or to 
> deal with issues of public safety.
>
> Preferred Qualifications:
>
> Bachelor's degree in natural resources, conservation or related field 
> strongly preferred.
>
> Background check may be required. No relocation assistance is provided 
> for this position.
>
>
> Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, 
> dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York's 
> land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an 
> uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and 
> best practices to further the university's mission of teaching, 
> research, and outreach.
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> Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action 
> educator and employer.
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> To apply, visit http://hr.cornell.edu/jobs/. 
> <http://hr.cornell.edu/jobs/.%A0> Go to EXTERNAL APPLICANTS, 
> BARGAINING UNIT POSITIONS, JOB # 16183.
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> Contact Name-Alisa Gardner
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> Number of Openings-1
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> Minimum Hire Rate-$16.92
>
> University Job Title-Gardener SO08
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> Todd Bittner
> Natural Areas Director, Cornell Plantations
> 607.255.9638
> 607.592.2256 cell
> www.cornellplantations.org <http://www.cornellplantations.org/> < 
> http://www.cornellplantations.org/>
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