[Fwd: [sustainable_tompkins-l] FW: Cornell Plantations Natural Areas Steward Job Announcement]
steve at fingerlakespermaculture.org
Fri Oct 21 09:13:03 EDT 2011
> >>> Todd Bittner <todd.bittner at cornell.edu> 10/18/2011 5:10 PM >>>
> Please share this job announcement with potentially interested
> Natural Areas Steward, Cornell Plantations
> 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.
> 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.
> 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.
> Required Qualifications:
> * Associates degree in natural resources, conservation or
> related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
> 1-3 years of relevant experience required.
> * 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.
> * Knowledge of and skill with GIS/GPS equipment, and good
> computer skills.
> * Be able to work in a team environment as well as
> independently to accomplish required tasks and achieve departmental
> * Be personable and flexible, possess excellent organizational
> and communication skills, and take pride in work.
> * Be able to develop effective working relationships with a
> variety of people.
> * 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.
> * Know invasive plant species issues, and be able to implement
> treatments for control. Must be willing to work with pesticides and
> * 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.
> Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
> educator and employer.
> To apply, visit http://hr.cornell.edu/jobs/.
> <http://hr.cornell.edu/jobs/.%A0> Go to EXTERNAL APPLICANTS,
> BARGAINING UNIT POSITIONS, JOB # 16183.
> Contact Name-Alisa Gardner
> Number of Openings-1
> Minimum Hire Rate-$16.92
> University Job Title-Gardener SO08
> Todd Bittner
> Natural Areas Director, Cornell Plantations
> 607.592.2256 cell
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