At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do and they are proud to tell people “I work for the County of Marin.”
Marin County Parks offers an extensive system of regional and community parks, open space preserves, and trails for public use and enjoyment. The Department consists of two divisions: the Parks and Landscape Division and the Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD). Our team is made up of committed professionals serving in the core programs of operations and maintenance, planning and resource management, volunteers, environmental education, and administrative services.
The Natural Resources and Science program is now recruiting for a Seasonal Nursery Technician for the 2020 Season. We are looking for someone to support our native plant nursery, from February through October. The nursery provides volunteer engagement opportunities while supporting restoration and landscaping projects in parks and open space. The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include:
Volunteer Program Development and Oversight:
Collaborate with Volunteer Coordinators to develop and host nursery-focused volunteer programs and events.
Lead groups of volunteers and school programs in service-learning opportunities at the nursery and in parks and preserves.
Nursery Operation and Maintenance:
Create a grow plan and collection goals with the guidance of the Vegetation Specialist.
Carry out routine nursery production tasks such as treating seeds, propagation and transplanting, watering, weeding, and pruning.
Work independently to scout, identify, and collect native seed from a variety of species and habitats, in Parks and Open Space.
Maintain nursery equipment, databases and facilities, including implementation of phytophthora best management practices.
Data Management and Project Coordination:
Coordinate with the volunteer program and natural resources program to support goals.
Maintain excel database records for nursery production and use Calflora Weed Manager to track seed collection.
Assist in scheduling events at the nursery and ensure necessary supplies have been ordered.
Professionally and punctually respond to inquiries by email and phone.
There will be opportunities to support other Natural Resource programs or teams. Additional tasks for all Natural Resources & Science Seasonal staff may include: treating invasive plants, restoration planting activities, working with volunteers, monitoring and collecting plant and wildlife population data, mapping and recording work completed using GPS/GIS, data entry/processing, writing monitoring protocols and summary reports, maintaining tools and equipment, general park maintenance and other tasks as needed. Working occasional Saturdays may be required.
We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications: Six months of experience in landscape and/or parks maintenance work. Completion of 12 semester units or 18 quarter units of training and/or education in horticulture, park or landscape maintenance or development may be substituted for the experience outlined above.
Highly Qualified Candidates will be willing to perform tasks both indoors and outdoors in a variety of open space settings, and have experience working independently and providing support on more complex projects and teams. Experience leading public programming with diverse community members in a nursery, ecological restoration, or outdoor setting; and working in a native plant nursery with a working knowledge of phytophthora protocol is highly desirable. Familiarity with the local flora and habitat restoration concepts applicable to the Bay Area region is ideal.
Physical Demands: Must have the ability to perform heavy physical labor and lift materials weighing up to 40 pounds and heavier weights with proper equipment.
Working Conditions: Must be willing to work independently for extended periods in remote locations, off-hours and weekend schedules, and outdoors in any weather conditions. Work may occur in areas with natural hazards such as poison oak and ticks. Must be willing to wear a uniform.
NOTE: Successful candidates may be subject to a Sheriff's background investigation, including fingerprinting, prior to appointment. A pre-placement physical examination given at County expense is also required prior to appointment.
The first 50 qualified candidates meeting minimum qualifications will continue to the next step in the recruitment process and have their application materials reviewed.
How to apply: Apply online at: www.marincounty.org/jobs. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of County application and supplemental application form.
Filing Deadline: Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 4:00pm. For questions about this recruitment or the application process, contact the Marin County HR Dept. Staffing Division by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (415) 473-2126. EEO/TTY