Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge – NW Colorado
Job Title: Invasive Species Technician
Organization: Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge, CO
Overview: Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge is seeking 1 member to work in support of all aspects of the refuge invasive plant control program. Primary duties include invasive species management via mapping with GPS/GIS technology, mechanical removal and herbicide application. Support of native cottonwood tree restoration efforts and a variety of tasks ranging from structural upkeep to grounds maintenance. Additionally, the selected candidate may provide direction for another seasonal employee.
This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic individuals with a background in natural resources who possess an interest in gaining experience in the field of natural resource management, habitat restoration, biology, botany visitor services and grounds maintenance.
Compensation: The selected candidate is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $480/week to cover the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.
Housing: Refuge housing is available at no cost to the selected candidate. The Bunkhouse is located 13 miles from the Refuge Office. The bunkhouse is located 150 feet from the Green River and has a fire pit and picnic tables available to the residents. Selected candidate may be sharing a residence with another person. Residence includes separate bedrooms and shared common areas such as kitchen and living room. Applicants must have a personal vehicle to drive for necessities.
Start/end dates: Starting April 26th (can be flexible with start until May 10), must make a 26 week commitment
Note: The Refuge can provide a cell phone with a wifi hotspot but no TV services. This is a remote location that is 1.5 hours from the nearest grocery store and 45-60 minutes from the nearest gas station/convenience store (on a good day). Please consider the location before applying and use “Browns Park NWR 1318 Hwy 318, Maybell, CO 81640” to find it on Google Maps. The work is primarily outdoors and focuses on invasive plant control with some basic maintenance tasks thrown in. The remote location and small staff means that everyone pitches in if something breaks unexpectedly and interns will learn a variety of skills. Applicants need to be comfortable with learning to drive a 4×4 truck, tow trailers, operate UTV’s and ATV’s, and use some basic hand tools.