Employer: North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Plant Conservation Program
Locations: Raleigh, NC (2), Asheville/Hendersonville, NC, (1)
Application deadline: Open until filled. Available immediately.
Term: Full-Time or Part-Time (11 months); renewable annually
The Land Management Technician will assist with core activities needed to conserve North Carolina’s rare plant species in their natural habitats, across the state, but primarily at Plant Conservation Preserves in the Piedmont and Sandhills regions or in the western region of the state. Tasks involve native habitat restoration and rehabilitation activities plus rare plant monitoring with other Plant Conservation Program staff.
This position involves the following essential job functions:
- Clearing brush and trees using handtools,
- Treating invasive species using mechanical and chemical methods,
- Monitoring Preserve boundaries, and posting property boundary signs,
- Maintaining equipment necessary for a host of management activities including those listed above, as well as backpack sprayers, hand tools, and personal protective equipment.