Responsibilities include a full range of land management duties in a variety of terrain and weather conditions, including the planting of native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants; weeding and maintenance of formal native planting beds; managing invasive species using manual, mechanical, and herbicide techniques; trail maintenance; ecological monitoring and management; and ecosystem restoration. This individual will also train and mentor students and volunteers on best management practices required to maintain Longwood’s natural resources and ecosystems. Occasional weekend, evening and holiday work is required.
Candidates must have a thorough knowledge of natural land stewardship and a degree in Ecology, Horticulture, Wildlife and/or Natural Resource Management, Biology, or a related discipline. Three years of land stewardship experience is preferred and candidates with master’s degrees are encouraged to apply. Preferred candidates will have ecological science experience and be well versed in plant and wildlife identification. Strong organizational and computer skills, the ability to communicate and work effectively with a broad range of people and to complete work in a timely manner are required. Must have a valid driver’s license, basic equipment operation skills and be willing to obtain a Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator’s license.