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Field Technician

Company: Irvine Ranch Conservancy
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

The Irvine Ranch Conservancy is a non-profit, non-advocacy organization with about 50 employees and nearly 500 volunteers. Our mission is to protect, restore, and enhance the natural resources of nearly 50,000 acres of protected open space on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks in perpetuity, and to provide diverse opportunities for compatible public enjoyment through scientific, recreational, and educational initiative and programs.

The Conservancy has an opening for a full time Field Technician. This is a great opportunity for an entry level person who is willing to learn and experience the outdoors. The Field Technician implements wildland management, land stewardship, general facilities operations and maintenance, and public access activities related to the Conservancy's land management obligations. These activities include trail maintenance and construction, fire/fuels control, construction, Works effectively as part of a team and with partners.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Education High school diploma and/or at least three years related experience.
  • Experience
  • Means, methods and equipment utilized in trail and landscape maintenance, erosion control, fencing and gate maintenance, weed abatement, sign installation and maintenance, and facilities construction and maintenance (kiosks, benches, bridges, etc)
  • General construction means, methods, and equipment including rough carpentry, concrete, masonry, sheet metal, asphalt repair, surveying, grading, etc.
  • Experience in safe use and maintenance of field tools and maintenance equipment, especially trail maintenance equipment (mowers, trimmers, leaf-blowers, etc.)
  • Familiarity with the biological systems, flora, and fauna of the region, including the planting/care of trail-side native plants.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain necessary licenses or certifications such as first aid, CPR, herbicide application.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain Class B driver's license with Passenger Endorsement a plus.

  • Teamwork Ability to work independently as well as part of a team in an outdoor setting at multiple locations.
  • Communication Skills Ability to communicate work instruction clearly to staff, contractors and volunteers.
  • Adaptability Ability to perform tasks requiring physical exertion, outdoors, in diverse weather conditions and on difficult and sometimes hazardous terrain. Also, to traverse long distances on foot to remote work-sites.

Benefits: The Conservancy offers industry-leading benefits including paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; medical, dental, and vision insurance; health savings account (HSA) with employer contribution; life and short- and long-term disability insurance; optional 401K plan with company match, optional flexible spending account (FSA), optional dependent care spending plan, and optional long term care insurance with employer contribution.

How to Apply: Visit to submit your resume and cover letter. Also include a sample social media post promoting our website Visit the IRC website for a full job description.

The Irvine Ranch Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin and any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: Irvine Ranch Conservancy, Irvine , Field Technician, Other , Irvine, California

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