“Love the California coast and the environment? This might be the job for you!”
The position is located in Novato, CA
The Environmental Services Intern is a nine-month position at the Coastal Conservancy. The incumbent will assist with native plant propagation, planting, monitoring, and invasive species management at the Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project in Novato. The internship provides entry-level experience in the wetland restoration field, with a specific focus on tidal wetlands and seasonal wetlands of San Francisco Bay. Additional tasks include environmental education, interpretation, volunteer coordination, and outreach associated with Hamilton Wetlands, monitoring of public use at Hamilton Wetlands, and general assistance with monitoring other Coastal Conservancy projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. Specific tasks include the following:
Hamilton Native Plant Program Support: Support staff and volunteers in the propagation, planting, and monitoring of native plants at the Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project, which includes the former Hamilton Airfield and the Bel Marin Keys Unit V properties. Propagation occurs in a standard nursery shadehouse environment and in-ground beds. Manage invasive plant species via mechanical and cultural methods, including monitoring experimental trials.
Public Outreach: Support the Coastal Conservancy Project Manager, the Hamilton Nursery Manager, and others with efforts to provide environmental education, interpretation, guided walks, and other public outreach activities at Hamilton and Bel Marin Keys, in order to increase public engagement in the wetland restoration effort, recruit volunteers, and increase understanding and support for this large-scale wetland restoration effort.
Monitor public use of the Hamilton and Bel Marin Keys properties and report activities and any concerns to the Hamilton Nursery Manager and Coastal Conservancy Project Manager. Monitor impacts of public access on the wetlands and wildlife. Assist with efforts to educate the public about guidelines for trail use.
Support for Maintenance Agreement:
Assist the Coastal Conservancy Project Manager with management of an agreement with Marin County Parks for trail maintenance work. Assist with invoicing, workplans, and communication with Marin County Parks staff. Ensure timely and effective management of invasive plant species along the trail.
Visit completed public access or habitat restoration projects that have been funded by the Coastal Conservancy in the San Francisco Bay Area to assess whether they are still meeting their goals. Complete the monitoring forms and project database entries and follow up with the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Manager regarding issues that need to be addressed with grantees.
Able to work in outdoor, natural settings. A significant amount of work is outdoors, in a muddy, wet setting, with uneven surfaces and limited or no protection from the elements.
Additional work is in a concrete building used for native plant propagation, with no heat or air-conditioning. Willing to travel within California, sometimes staying overnight. Willing to work weekends and evenings as needed for public outreach events.
In order to be considered for the pay range "B " you must: Possession of a master's or two years of graduate work towards a Doctorate Degree in Urban, Regional or Environmental Planning, Economics, Natural Resource Management, Ecology, Geography, Earth or Natural Science, Engineering, Architecture, Law, or a related field or possession of another advanced degree with significant graduate course work in these fields. Relevant, environmentally-related work experience may be substituted for the graduate work on a year-for-year basis.
In order to be considered for the pay range "C" you must meet the qualifications of range B out-lined above and have twelve (12) months of related environmental work experience.
You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.
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