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Default Temporary - Coastal Dune Restoration Biological Science Technician

Coastal Dune Restoration Biological Science Technician
Filing Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019 or until filled
Position Duration: Temporary - March/April 2019 to November 2019; 40 hours/wk

Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) is seeking a Coastal Dune Restoration Biological Science Technician for its joint programs with Point Reyes National Seashore (Seashore) on Rare Plants and Coastal Dune Restoration. The position is a temporary position (March/April – November 2019). PRNSA is the primary nonprofit partner of the National Park Service at Point Reyes and is conducting restoration of coastal dunes in collaboration with at the Seashore, a unit of the National Park Service, at several locations. The Coastal Dune Restoration Biological Science Technician will assist with removal of invasive, non-native plants from the Seashore’s coastal using manual, mechanical, and chemical means, as well as overseeing contractor crews hired to conduct removal. The Biological Science Technician will assist with biological oversight during implementation to ensure protection of sensitive resources; help to develop contract specifications and supporting graphics; help to implement monitoring programs to evaluate dune restoration project success; assist with annual monitoring of rare plants both within and outside of dune systems; collect data with and navigate to sites using GPS; use ArcGIS to produce graphics and maps of collected and other data; enter and validate data in databases; statistically analyze data, and produce written reports and memorandums, as needed, and perform other duties as assigned. The Coastal Dune Restoration Biological Science Technician will be an employee of PRNSA, which will act as the direct supervisor, while Seashore staff will provide day-to-day technical guidance in the field. The applicant should have demonstrated experience and skills in manual removal and chemical treatment of non-native, invasive plant species and with oversight of contractor crews and volunteer groups; have strong experience and skills with use of most recent versions of ArcGIS, as well as the use of GPS for mapping and site navigation. The applicant must have a strong, working knowledge of California flora and skills in identifying species with only minimal use of a taxonomic key. The applicant must have demonstrated experience and skills in use of Excel, word processing programs, statistical analysis and programs, as well as in writing memorandums and reports. Possession of a Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) highly desirable. Applicants should have demonstrated organizational skills, great attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines and work with minimal supervision. The work requires physical exertion such as hiking, bending, sitting, reaching, carrying a pack of up to 50 pounds, and other physical activities.

Salary range: $21.53 to $23.41/hour, with exact salary rate dependent on strength of qualifications and experience. Annual and sick leave are provided, as well as health benefits. Site is located in a rural area with limited public transportation. A personal vehicle may be necessary to commute to and from work. Cost of living in Marin County is significantly higher than the national average.

All interested applicants should review the full job description and qualifications required are Questions may be directed to Lorraine Parsons, Vegetation/Wetlands Ecologist, (415) 464-5193,

To apply, email your resume, a cover letter that lists available dates for work, and contact information for three references to BOTH and
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