Open Space Technician
Reports To: Open Space Manager
Department: Open Space
Position Level: Non-Exempt
Job Type: Temporary (potential to extend)
Salary: $13/hr. - $17/hr.
Start Date: May 2019
End Date: TBD
*Deadline to apply March 22nd 11:59 PM MST.
Genesee is a unique residential community located in a biologically diverse foothills ecosystem. The foothills climate zone is an ecological transition between the lower elevation plains and higher elevation mountain zones. Ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir forests dominate the landscape in Genesee, with juniper trees found at lower elevations and warmer south facing slopes. Shade-tolerant Douglas fir trees are located at higher elevations and north facing slopes. The transitional nature of the foothills ecosystem is a key factor contributing to its rich biological diversity. The Open Space department is responsible for maintaining 1,200 acres for the community. Wildlife, forestry and natural resources management are a top priority of Genesee Open Space. We are a pioneer member of the Firewise Community program. Starting and ending dates are flexible for the perspective candidate. These positions can last up to 7-9 months depending on management needs and funding.
Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date
Ability to operate 4-wheel drive vehicles in variable weather and road conditions
Ability or willingness to learn how to operate chainsaws. logging/forestry equipment, and perform strenuous outdoor work in a variety of weather conditions
Ability and willingness to work long hours with occasional evening and weekend duties (work based on a 40-hour work week)
Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team
Assist Open Space Manager in applying for and managing grant funds
Assist with noxious weed control
Help maintain Genesee’s Trail System
Endurance to hike on a regular basis in any weather
Ability to drive trucks, tractors and UTVs
Cruising and data collection for forest-wide inventory
Ability to use: hand tools, back pack sprayer, compass, inventory tools, etc.
Chainsaw operation - thinning, firewood, and defensible space work
Assisting with forest treatment layout - cruising, boundary delineation, and marking
Various GPS and GIS applications
Assisting with assessment and treatment of insect/disease projects
General labor - facility and equipment maintenance, minor construction projects, etc.
Material and equipment directly used: All hand and power tools, chainsaw, chemicals, pool equipment, tractor, crack filler. Working environment: Shop, all tools and business vehicle provided. Work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions. Work is hands on and involves heavy lifting and endurance. Work may involve lifting 50 (+/-) pounds, Must work July 4th, 2019.
Education + Experience:
Training and/or experience with ArcGIS and/or GPS systems is preferred
Ability to identify Colorado native and non-native plant species is preferred
Knowledge of restoration techniques, forest management, weed management, wildlife management, Firewise and fire mitigation
Experience doing natural resource surveys, data collection, reporting, monitoring, etc.
Experience in the utilization of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet, e-mail, GPS and ArcGIS
Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written
Robert E. Elliott | Open Space Manager
303-526-0284 | firstname.lastname@example.org
*THE GENESEE FOUNDATION PROHIBITS UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT AND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.