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Temporary Nursery Assistant at Save The Bay - 9302

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Temporary Nursery Assistant
Save The Bay
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza Suite #280
94612 Oakland , CA ,
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Job Description: 

The Temporary Nursery Assistant contributes to the restoration of San Francisco Bay Estuary tidal marsh projects at Save The Bay by assisting Nursery Staff in our native plant facilities. The Temporary Nursery Assistant is a non-exempt, temporary, part-time position, at 24 hours per week for a limited six-month period. The Temporary Nursery Assistant will work in our native plant nurseries, propagating transition zone native species, assisting in maintenance and integrated pest management projects, and work independently to complete restoration team goals at nurseries and sites throughout the Bay area. This position reports to the Associate Director for Native Plant Nurseries and works closely with the Nursery Manager and the rest of the Habitat Restoration Team during staff workdays and nursery programs.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Primary responsibilities:
• Support Nursery Staff in plant propagation tasks at Save The Bay’s five nursery sites (Palo Alto, San Lorenzo, Bel Marin Keys, Ravenswood, and Oakland), including seed sowing, transplanting, divisions, fertilization, and culling;
• Assist in nursery maintenance projects, including, but not limited to, construction, irrigation, weeding, and organization;
• Conduct and oversee nursery Best Management Practices regarding plant pathogens, including pot sanitization, soil heat treatment, and other sanitization methods;
• Participate in seed collection and cleaning activities and steward native seed storage organization and tracking;
• Join staff-only workdays with tasks such as out-planting, maintenance, propagule collection, and non-native plant removal;
• Co-lead our community-based volunteer programs with HRT staff at our native plant nurseries and in the field as needed for adult and student volunteer programs and with tasks such as native seed collection, non-native plant removal, transplanting, out-planting, and shoreline trash and debris removal;
• Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience: 

• Experience in ecology, horticulture, environmental studies, biology or related field desired
• Knowledge of basic Bay ecology and plant species native to the Bay Area and common invasive species
• Experience in restoration field work, monitoring, and natural resource management
• Detail-oriented with strong communication and organizational skills
• Ability to complete tasks independently and work well in a team; flexible and easily adaptable to change; inclusive to people of all backgrounds
• Ability to work in the field in inclement weather conditions

Application Instructions: 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please make sure to include the position title in the subject line.

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