The Town of Lincoln’s Conservation Department and Lincoln Land Conservation Trust are hiring 2 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, assisting in the repair and installation of basic trail infrastructure, and performing various other land use projects.
Applicants must be comfortable working long hours outdoors, on and off trail, in all adverse 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.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, applicants should have a personal vehicle to drive to field locations. All training
and work will be conducted according to state and town regulations with regards to masking and social distancing
Time Frame and Compensation:
The position runs 32 hours/week through the summer months (Starting date flexible, preferably May), MondayThursday 7:30-3:30 with an hourly rate of $14.25-$15/hour.
- 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 maps and ability to use map and compass to navigate in the field. Competency with using mobile devices and mobile apps.
- 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
To receive first consideration, please submit cover letter and resume to Emma Coates, Conservation Department, 16 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, MA 01773 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.