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Seasonal Ecologist PGC

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Seasonal Ecologist PGC   

JOB TITLE:

Seasonal Ecologist PGC

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Headquarters - Pittsburgh Office (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has been dedicated to protecting and restoring the regions exceptional natural places since 1932.
As a member-based nonprofit organization, we work in cities and towns across Western Pennsylvania and rely on the help of thousands of members, partners and volunteers.
We are making a difference in our regions water, land and life.
We do this work for the benefit of wildlife and people who call Western Pennsylvania home, and for future generations.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has been dedicated to protecting and restoring the regions exceptional natural places since 1932.
As a member-based nonprofit organization, we work in cities and towns across Western Pennsylvania and rely on the help of thousands of members, partners and volunteers.
We are making a difference in our regions water, land and life.
We do this work for the benefit of wildlife and people who call Western Pennsylvania home, and for future generations.

The Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking a full-time seasonal position to conduct invasive species inventories on State Game Lands.
The Seasonal Ecologist will be responsible for locating, identifying, and mapping invasive species on specific State Game Lands, primarily in western Pennsylvania.
Although it is expected that this person will work independently, other WPC and PGC staff will often be available to advise, work with and provide resources needed to carry out the work.
This person will be supervised by WPC but will need to work closely with PGC regional staff and managers to gain access, ensure that there are no special use or other conflicts, and take advantage of the knowledge and expertise of PGC staff.
The majority of the work required will be field work, covering substantial distances across State Game Lands, taking coordinates and mapping invasive species locations, and reporting that information to the iMapInvasives database as well as other PNHP-related forms and databases.
This position will be based in Pittsburgh but will travel to various locations as needed.

Physical Requirements

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The candidate must have a willingness and ability to work outdoors, navigate difficult terrain, and be comfortable in remote areas.
  • Applicants must be prepared to spend consecutive days away from home and to work in the field under rugged conditions.

Qualifications

  • This position requires background in botany, conservation, ecology or environmental sciences.
  • Direct experience and/or education in related fields is helpful.
  • The ability to identify invasive plants, unique plants and wildlife habitat in Pennsylvania is essential.
  • Familiarity with navigating using maps, compasses and GPS units is necessary.
  • The candidate must have a willingness and ability to work outdoors, navigate difficult terrain and be comfortable in remote areas.
  • Applicants must be prepared to spend consecutive days away from home and to work in the field under rugged conditions.
  • Being detail-oriented, having good communication skills and having the ability to work independently are a must.
  • Must provide a valid drivers license and transportation.

Location

This position's primary location(s): Headquarters - Pittsburgh Office (Pittsburgh, PA)

Position Duration

This is a 16-week, 40 hours per week position beginning in mid to late May.

Pay

Pay is $19 per hour.

Application Process

Please send a letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.
org and list Seasonal Ecologist PGC in the subject line

Application Deadline

February 23, 2024

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is fully committed to diversity and inclusion.
We seek contributors from all backgrounds to join our team.
Read our equal opportunity employer statement.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

19 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707367775-02224b5328f9e5704f67197cc6a00a98

LOCATION:

Pennsylvania United States

CITY:

Pittsburgh

Job Origin:

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Headquarters - Pittsburgh Office (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has been dedicated to protecting and restoring the regions exceptional natural places since 1932. As a member-based nonprofit organization, we work in cities and towns across Western Pennsylvania and rely on the help of thousands of members, partners and volunteers. We are making a difference in our regions water, land and life. We do this work for the benefit of wildlife and people who call Western Pennsylvania home, and for future generations.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has been dedicated to protecting and restoring the regions exceptional natural places since 1932. As a member-based nonprofit organization, we work in cities and towns across Western Pennsylvania and rely on the help of thousands of members, partners and volunteers. We are making a difference in our regions water, land and life. We do this work for the benefit of wildlife and people who call Western Pennsylvania home, and for future generations.

The Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking a full-time seasonal position to conduct invasive species inventories on State Game Lands. The Seasonal Ecologist will be responsible for locating, identifying, and mapping invasive species on specific State Game Lands, primarily in western Pennsylvania. Although it is expected that this person will work independently, other WPC and PGC staff will often be available to advise, work with and provide resources needed to carry out the work. This person will be supervised by WPC but will need to work closely with PGC regional staff and managers to gain access, ensure that there are no special use or other conflicts, and take advantage of the knowledge and expertise of PGC staff. The majority of the work required will be field work, covering substantial distances across State Game Lands, taking coordinates and mapping invasive species locations, and reporting that information to the iMapInvasives database as well as other PNHP-related forms and databases. This position will be based in Pittsburgh but will travel to various locations as needed.

Physical Requirements

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The candidate must have a willingness and ability to work outdoors, navigate difficult terrain, and be comfortable in remote areas.
  • Applicants must be prepared to spend consecutive days away from home and to work in the field under rugged conditions.

Qualifications

  • This position requires background in botany, conservation, ecology or environmental sciences.
  • Direct experience and/or education in related fields is helpful.
  • The ability to identify invasive plants, unique plants and wildlife habitat in Pennsylvania is essential.
  • Familiarity with navigating using maps, compasses and GPS units is necessary.
  • The candidate must have a willingness and ability to work outdoors, navigate difficult terrain and be comfortable in remote areas.
  • Applicants must be prepared to spend consecutive days away from home and to work in the field under rugged conditions.
  • Being detail-oriented, having good communication skills and having the ability to work independently are a must.
  • Must provide a valid drivers license and transportation.

Location

This position's primary location(s): Headquarters - Pittsburgh Office (Pittsburgh, PA)

Position Duration

This is a 16-week, 40 hours per week position beginning in mid to late May.

Pay

Pay is $19 per hour.

Application Process

Please send a letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Seasonal Ecologist PGC in the subject line

Application Deadline

February 23, 2024

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is fully committed to diversity and inclusion. We seek contributors from all backgrounds to join our team. Read our equal opportunity employer statement.


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