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Randall's Island Park Alliance, Inc

Job:  Natural Areas Restoration Coordinator (1 position available)
Department: Natural Areas
Job Type: Year Round; 40 hours per week; Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $40-$50,000
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package following 60-day introductory period (health insurance, paid time off, etc.)
Work Location: Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY 10035

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Natural Areas Restoration Coordinator will report directly to the Natural Areas Manager and work with other team members to develop Randall’s Island Parks’ 20 acres of restored natural areas. The Restoration Coordinator will also assist in developing and overseeing volunteer events and public programming, as needed. This position will be required to work on-site and primarily outdoors.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Work under the oversight of Natural Areas Manager to develop and implement adaptive strategies for supporting native habitats located within restored sites.
Assist in the design and support of proposals for natural areas development.
Work with other team members to ensure sites are properly maintained, including eradicating noxious weeds, litter removal, seasonal maintenance, and adaptive management.
Update and provide data controls for the department’s monitoring databases.
Assist the Natural Areas Manager in leading, training, and educating staff, students, and community groups.
Provide project reports to the Natural Areas Manager.
Provide GIS services and accurate information for management and reporting.
Develop public outreach and programming materials.
Assist other departments when and if needed.
Maintain ongoing communication with the Natural Areas Manager.
Other general tasks as assigned by the Natural Areas Manager.
This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
B.A. from an accredited college or university in environmental/natural sciences and two or more years of experience in ecological restoration of native habitats and including experience in field monitoring OR a high school diploma (or equivalent) and equivalent environmental restoration certificate/coursework with six (6) years of experience in natural areas restoration as a landscaper, researcher, environmental educator or related position.
Experience leading stewardship groups and/or work crews.
Experience in environmental monitoring
Willing to work in all types of weather, under strenuous conditions.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Highly motivated, able to manage, and prioritize tasks.
Ability to perform heavy physical labor (able to lift 50 pounds) daily.
Experience with tracking, monitoring, analyzing, consulting, and reporting on projects and programs.
Experience working with and leading educational/volunteer/community groups.
Knowledge & ability to operate and maintain small hand-held power tools and other field equipment.
Experience in database management.
Assist other departments when and if needed.
Knowledge of computer basics (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
Ability to shift priorities and focus, when needed.
Motivated and punctual, able to work both independently and as part of a team.
Detail-oriented, with considerable attention to order and cleanliness.
Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
Valid Driver License.
PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS
A certificate, degree, and/or coursework in ecology, conservation, environmental science, or related fields
Experience in GIS, program development, restoration practices and field research.
Certified NYS pesticide applicator or technician
Detail-oriented, with considerable attention to order and cleanliness
Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills
The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we believe in a diverse and an inclusive workplace and environment.

To apply for this job please visit www.randallsisland.org.

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