Under the supervision of the Forester and Invasive Plant Management Technician, the Natural Resources Technician performs functions related to: invasive plant management, and providing general assistance to the Forester, Invasive Plant Management Technician, and Real Estate Manager on a variety of land use issues. This position entails 1000 hours of field work related to an expected grant. This includes identifying, cataloging, and eradicating invasive plants on his/her own and in coordination with the Forester and Invasive Plant Management Technician. Coordination with the Forester will be most important to prevent the spread of invasive species into newly disturbed areas.
- Document presence of invasive species.
- Prescribe preemptive and reactive actions to prevent the spread of invasive plant species.
- Work independently and cooperatively to remove invasive plants with power equipment and hand tools.
- Coordinate with Authority staff and outside vendors to address (remove, treat, etc.) larger invasive plant populations
- Work with DEEP wildlife biologist to conduct radio telemetry studies of threatened and endangered bat species.
- Maintain a working knowledge of Authority’s Land Use Plan.
- Prepare reports as necessary to communicate work activities.
- Perform responsibilities in accordance with the Authority’s safety procedures.
- Support other departments and divisions within the Authority as called-for.
- Perform special assignments as assigned.
- Other duties as necessary to accomplish the strategic initiatives, mission, vision and values of the Authority.
Minimum Educational Requirement:
Bachelors or Associates degree as noted herein. Those holding a bachelors degree in environmental studies, forestry, natural resources, and the sciences will be given a preference for hiring over those holding other bachelors degrees. Experience in the job responsibilities noted above may be counted towards years of education beyond the Associates degree level.
- Botanical identification skills
- Map reading experience required
- GIS experience required
- GPS experience required
- Natural resources experience preferred
- Chainsaw experience preferred
- Herbicide experience preferred – State pesticide supervisory license for rights-of-way preferred.
- Physically able to perform field work
South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (SCCRWA) will not discriminate or permit discrimination against any person or group of persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, intellectual disability, mental disability or physical disability including, but not limited to, blindness, (unless such disability, even with reasonable accommodation, prevents the applicant from being able to perform the work involved), or in any manner prohibited by the laws of the United States or of the State of Connecticut. Further SCCRWA will not retaliate against or condone retaliation against any person or group of persons who oppose actions, treatment or conduct that they believe to be discriminatory.