at Tucson Audubon
Field Crew (Urban Habitats)
- Status: Full-time / Non-exempt (anticipate 10 hours / day, 4 days / week)
- Salary Range: $15-17.50 DOE
- Benefits: 153 hrs of annual PTO; Health insurance; 10 annual holidays
- Geographic Location: Based in Tucson, AZ, works throughout southeastern Arizona
The entry level Field Crew position will be trained and involved in all stages of habitat installs and maintenance including: irrigation systems; plant propagation, pruning, and transplanting; active and passive water harvesting; erosion control and rockwork; client and partner interactions; and eventually project planning and design, budgeting, and timelines as interested. An existing knowledge of native plant landscaping in the desert southwest is highly beneficial. Tucson Audubon habitat projects regularly include passive and active stormwater management and rainwater harvesting and previous experience will be viewed favorably. Though not required, an awareness of green infrastructure and low-impact design principles, bird-friendly tree care best practices, permaculture, arborist or other certifications, invasive plant management experience, landscape design software, and local codes will all be helpful to securing the position.
Summer Intern (6 months),
SouthWest Invasive Plant Management Team (NPS)
- Location: Throughout the desert southwest especially on National Parks and Monuments
- Rate: $17.00/hr
- Benefits: State-mandated sick time.
- Term: Seasonal, 6 months max. Potential exists for preferential appointment to Tucson Audubon Strike Team upon completion
Tucson Audubon seeks to hire an entry-level Summer Intern to work with the South West Invasive Plant Management Team (SWIPMT) of the National Park Service. This individual will work directly with SWIPMT staff doing manual and chemical invasive plant control, mapping and inventory, and a range of other field activities. Work will occur via day-trips as well as multi-day hitches (up to 8-day/7-night) staying in government-provided housing or camping. Training in safe herbicide application and plant identification will be provided as part of this internship. When not working with SWIPMT, the intern will have the opportunity to work with Tucson Audubon’s crews on other projects including mapping and inventory, creating and restoring urban and wildland habitat throughout the region, or a variety of other projects.
The preferred time period is late-April through late-September, though accommodations can be made for applicants with scheduling constraints on either end of the appointment.