Title: Invasive Plant Management Field Crew Leader
Location: Washington, D.C.
Dates: Position starts as soon as possible and runs for 18 weeks
Positions Available: 1 Position
Pay: $700 – $750/week depending on experience
Status: This is a full-time, seasonal 40 hour/week position
Contact: Questions? Email [email protected])
The National Capital Region Invasive Plant Management Team (NCR IPMT) is seeking an experienced Crew Leader to assist with leading field crews during the summer season. The NCR IPMT is based in Washington, D.C., and works directly with all National Park Service units located in the National Capital Region. This team focuses on control of invasive plant species using mechanical and chemical control methods which include but are not limited to herbicide application via backpack sprayers and gas operated tank sprayers, chainsaws, brush cutters, hand saws, pruners, and loppers. The IPMT Field Crew Leader will provide direct day to day supervision of the field crew following an already set schedule of projects in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. The work schedule is generally 4 days a week for 10 hours/day, from 6:30 am-5 pm.
Successful candidates will have experience leading a small team in the field, have knowledge of invasive plants in the Mid-Atlantic region, and will have or have previously held a Pesticide Technician or Pesticide Applicator License. They will also demonstrate resourcefulness, effective communication skills, excellent judgement, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The Field Crew Leader position requires mentorship, patience, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors.
While this position is primarily field-based there may be some office-based responsibilities involving the use of GIS and paper and electronic files to conduct invasive plant ranking, evaluate tools for mobile data collection, collect data and/or perform data analysis, contribute to the development of reports, and assist in the development of communication materials.
About Appalachian Conservation Corps
The Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) is a non-profit whose mission is to engage motivated young adults to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the region. ACC works with a variety of land management agencies throughout the state such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service, and The Nature Conservancy.
Our programs focus on place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility and career development. ACC also provides an opportunity for members to learn about the local environment, environmental issues and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers.