Seasonal Invasive Grass Intern, Sheridan Community Land Trust

Sheridan, WY

Job Title: Seasonal Invasive Grass Intern

Organization: Sheridan Community Land Trust

Location: Sheridan, WY

Duties: The Invasive Grass Inters will help coordinate invasive grass education, monitoring, mapping, and management. S/he maintains positive working relationships and provides community outreach to diverse stakeholders, partners, and user groups. S/he works with the Sheridan Community Land Trust and the Sheridan County Weed and Pest District and reports to the Sheridan County Weed and Pest District Supervisor.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Education: Develop and deliver education on invasive grasses. Education includes the development of fliers, brochures, PSAs, and presentations. The Invasive Grass Interns will deliver education through one on one meetings with landowners; public avenues such as tables at the Farmers Coop, Post Office, and community events; and invited presentations. This includes comfort with communication, presentations, and computer skills to develop materials and presentations.
  • Monitoring: Following the existing protocol, the Invasive Grass Interns will monitor the control effectiveness of existing populations of invasive grasses within the District. This will include field time, operating and navigating by GPS, and accurate record keeping. Monitoring records will be uploaded to digital files and folders.
  • Mapping. Following existing protocol, the Invasive Grass Interns will map new locations of invasive grasses working with both public and private landowners to secure permission. This will include field time, operating and navigating by GPS, and accurate record keeping. Mapping records will be uploaded to digital files and folders.
  • Management: Following best practices, the Invasive Grass Interns will manage small populations of invasive grasses using chemical management. This will require accurate weed identification and record keeping.

Requirements:

  • Occasionally work independently of supervisor.
  • Across all projects maintain a high standard of quality.
  • Work as a team of Invasive Grass Interns.
  • While riding with coworkers in vehicles be as courteous as possible.
  • When managing weeds, keep accurate daily spray records with GPS and turn in a record of work.
  • When managing weeds complete general cleanup/calibration/inventory and all other related tasks will be performed as needed.
  • Pack yourself a sack lunch.
  • Employees are to assume responsibility in caring for all Sheridan County Weed and Pest property (tools, trucks, trailers, etc.). Maintain truck by cleaning it out and checking it daily. If something is broken or lost report it to the supervisor.
  • Fill out time cards daily.
  • Days off must be arranged in advance except in case of emergency or sickness.
  • Be on time. Work 40 hours a week for 4 days, from 6:00amto 4:30pm (with some variance week to week) (10-hour days with 30-minute lunch break) (Overtime pay on hours over 40).
  • All employees may need to lift/carry 50lbs, bend, kneel, and hike steep uneven terrain. They also need to be able to climb up and down the vehicles to mix chemicals.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Department of Motor Vehicle- acceptable motor vehicle record; valid driver’s license.
  • Background (Criminal) Check
  • General Reference

Start/End dates: June 4-August 9, 2019

Salary/pay: $12/hour

How to apply & application deadline: Email a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to director@sheridanclt.org. Please use the subject line: “Invasive Grass Intern Application”. Applications are only accepted electronically. Screening of applications begins April 15th and ends May 31. SCLT is an equal opportunity employer.
No calls, please.