Seasonal Conservation Field Assistants

The Town of Lincoln Conservation Department (LCD) and the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust (LLCT) manage over 2,500 acres of protected open space and over 80 miles of trails. These organizations serve to protect the rural character of Lincoln for the benefit of the residents and the general public; and to encourage preservation, enjoyment, education, and scientific study of Lincoln’s natural areas. The Town of Lincoln Conservation Department and Lincoln Land Conservation Trust value the contributions made by all their employees and believe that workforce diversity strengthens performance, integrity, trust, partnerships, and the protection of all to better serve our staff, boards, committees, community, and guests.

Specific Responsibilities and Tasks:
LCD and LLCT will be hiring two seasonal field assistant positions to support the management of conservation land by controlling invasive species, maintaining trails, participating in Town-wide Pollinator Action Plan projects and performing various other land use projects. Specific examples include mowing trails, clearing historic stonewalls, planting and maintenance of native pollinator species, and assisting in the repair and installation of basic trail infrastructure.

Qualifications:
• Upper level undergraduate or bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, land management or related field preferred
• Experience operating landscaping power equipment as well as other basic hand and power tools preferred
• Experience or willingness to learn basic plant identification required. Experience with invasive plant identification and removal is a plus
• Ability to interpret and use maps in conjunction with other wayfinding devices
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Physical ability and willingness to kayak (removal of aquatic invasive plants)
• Have vehicle and valid driver’s license
• Comfort and enthusiasm for engaging children and adults in educational activities
Applicants must be comfortable working long hours outdoors, on and off trail, in all weather conditions, and be aware of potential risks such as poison ivy, ticks, and thorny plants. We are looking for safety-sensitive individuals with a strong work ethic and a positive attitude. Ability to lift 25-50 lbs.

Time Frame and Compensation:
The position runs 30 hours/week through the summer, typically late May/ early June through August, Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-4:00PM with a 30-minute lunch break. Compensation ranges from $16 to $17 per hour depending on experience level.
Application Information:
Please send a cover letter and your resume to Ryan Brown, Conservation Department, 16 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, MA 01773 or conservation@lincolntown.org.