The Habitat Restoration Technician is responsible for protecting and restoring habitat
throughout the County of San Diego and demonstrating proficiency in implementing,
monitoring and maintaining restoration projects.
• Assist in the implementation, monitoring and maintenance of restoration efforts
including site preparation, planting and irrigation
• Responsible for invasive plant management including herbicide selection, application,
seeding, planting and propagation
• Assist in operation of field nurseries
• Follow all work, health and safety, and restoration plans
• Work with the employees in performance of field work and perform job functions
independently as required.
• A typical schedule will consist of Monday – Friday, occasional weekends and
evenings, as needed; flexibility as needed.
• An Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Environmental
Science or other closely related field.
• 3+ years of relevant work experience in California.
• Conversational Spanish skills Preferred
• Certifications/Licenses Recommended and Preferred
Qualified Application License from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation
• Self-motivated, organized individual with good time-use skills, and the ability to work in
a team environment
• Knowledge of local habitats, flora and fauna
• First Aid and CPR certification Preferred
• Physically able, with or without an accommodation, to work in outdoor
environments with uneven terrain, variable outdoor conditions including heat, dusts,
chemicals, moisture, dense vegetation, and dryness; position requires frequent
standing/walking, and lifting of 50-75 pounds; operation of vehicles; working with
arms above shoulder level, climbing stairs, using portable ladders, wearing fall
protection, operation of heavy, moving, or dangerous equipment, working in an
environment of heavy, moving, dangerous equipment, keyboard/mouse operations.
Position will include wearing associated personal protective equipment, including
safety glasses/goggles, gloves, safety shoes/boots, and face shield.
• Use of hand tools and machinery related to farming and restoration projects
Reading and installing irrigation diagrams and plans.
• Must possess a valid California driver’s license.
• Be able to travel independently to project sites throughout the County of San Diego.
• Must have an affinity to the Nature Collective mission and vision
• Must have a complete COVID-19 vaccination, and boosters (as required)
Benefits & Features
Salary: $19.00 – $20.00 per hour
This is a full-time, nonexempt position with 40 hours per week.
-Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage employer paid for employee up to $450 per month
-Employee Assistance Program
-401(k) with matching
-80-216 hours paid time off per year, based on seniority
-48 hours paid sick time per year
-9 Paid Holidays
About Nature Collective
Founded in 1987, Nature Collective is a conservation and environmental education nonprofit leader in San Diego County. Nature Collective works to restore habitats to provide healthier waters and greater wildlife
diversity and educate current and future generations to become aware of, appreciate, and act to protect
the natural environments surrounding them. We think inclusively and diversely when serving our
audiences and envision a world where everyone connects with, experiences, and protects nature. Our
work spans San Diego County, with a long-term commitment to the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
and the Escondido Creek watershed.
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