Invasive Species Strike Team Technician

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Two people pulling invasive mile-a-minute vine (Persicaria perfoliata) from a fence.
Pulling Mile-a-Minute Vine


Arkville, NY
United States


Catskill Center

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We are seeking 4-5 motivated and reliable Invasive Species Strike Team Technicians to join us in controlling invasive species throughout the Catskills this season: Two Aquatic Strike Team Technicians and 2-3 Terrestrial Strike Team Technicians.

These seasonal Technicians are anticipated to work 37.5 hours/week for 14-18 weeks, beginning mid-May. The Terrestrial Strike Team will focus control efforts on terrestrial plants and animals. The Aquatic Strike Team will focus efforts in and around lakes, rivers, and streams, working from boats or shore in waders or similar gear. All equipment is supplied, but Strike Teams may need to transport equipment and gear to field sites, including kayaks, as appropriate. Training is provided.

The Aquatic Strike Team will be supervised by the CRISP Aquatic Invasive Species Manager, and the Terrestrial Strike Team will be supervised by the CRISP Terrestrial Invasive Species Manager.

All Strike Team Technicians will be based in Arkville, New York, where they will complete some office work. However, most days the Technicians will be outdoors in remote environments with minimal facilities available. Frequent travel throughout the Catskills region will be required. Technicians may have the option to stay overnight at some management sites.

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How to Apply:

Send a complete application package to, including:

1. Cover letter, specifying which Strike Team you are interested in joining (or both), and how you learned about this position

2. Resume

3. Contact information for three professional references

Review of applications will begin April 18th. Positions are open until filled.

The Catskill Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Compensation Information:

$16-18 per hour, depending on experience.