Forestry Technician
Prospect Park Alliance - Brooklyn, NY

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The Prospect Park Alliance is currently seeking a Forestry Technician . Reporting to the Natural Resources Supervisor, the Forestry Technician implements and carries out ecological restoration and park maintenance projects in the park and watershed working with other Natural Resources Crew members, students, interns, volunteers, and community members.

Main Responsibilities for the Forestry Technician include but are not limited to the following physical tasks:

Invasive plant removal by mechanical and chemical means

Installation and maintenance of fencing and erosion control measures

Trail management

Reforestation planting

Safe operation and maintenance of a range of equipment including hand tools, chainsaws, weedwhackers, tractors and other large vehicles.

Participation in general park maintenance tasks including garbage collection, snow removal, and occasional pesticide applications

Desired Qualifications :
BS or higher in Biology, Ecology, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Fisheries or related field from an accredited university or one year’s field experience in any of the areas of Biology, Ecology, Forestry, or Natural Resource Management.

NYS DEC Pesticide Applicator’s License , or ability to obtain one within 6 months

NYS Driver’s License

NYS Class B CDL Driver’s License in good standing, or ability to obtain one within 6 months.

Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to work independently and also as part of a team

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to j ob226@prospectpark.org .

The Forestry Technician is a full-time position eligible for benefits including a tax-deferred 403(b) plan. The annual salary for this position is $36,000.

No phone calls, please. Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview.

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