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Colorado Reforestation Crew Member

Land Life Company

Land Life Company

alamosa, co, usa
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Do you have an interest in trees and ecological restoration? Are you interested in working with an international company doing large-scale, community-based, technology-driven restoration? Do you enjoy working outside? Interested in gaining reforestation fieldwork experience? Do you thrive leading and working in a team? Land Life Company is looking for you!

Who We Are

Land Life is a technology-driven reforestation company with the mission to help restore the world’s 2 billion hectares of degraded land. We plant trees at scale across the globe to kickstart ecosystems and the communities that depend on them. We are an international scale-up based in the Netherlands with projects in the US, Canada, Spain, Australia, and other places. In the 2021 planting season, we have restored over 10,000 acres (4,000 hectares) of land globally, planting over 4 million trees.

Land Life’s fourth season of implementation in Colorado will be conducted from mid-August to mid-November. Over 1850 hectares of fire affected lands are being restored this season. Land Life partners with Ecoculture, a nonprofit organization affiliated with Northern Arizona University, for the implementation of these restoration projects.

Responsibilities

Land Life is looking for one full-time seasonal Reforestation Crew Member who will be a part of executing the planting quality monitoring with multiple undergraduate interns for the 2024 Colorado reforestation projects. This is primarily a field-based position with travel to different sites in Colorado. Protocol training will be provided by Senior Resilience Scientist and Head of Operations. Reforestation Crew Members will report to the Head of Operations.

Reforestation Crew Member will:

  • Work with the Head of Operations and Rocky Mountain Operations Manager to schedule and arrange the day-to-day execution of monitoring and travels between field sites by coordinating with work schedule of interns and reforestation operations to develop weekly monitoring plans
  • Help train and lead the monitoring team with undergraduate interns by providing day-to-day instructions, support, safety briefings, and guidance on how to collect accurate data, species identification, use of the monitoring app, and ensure the compliance of field health and safety
  • Regularly inspect the collected data to ensure that the quality control and assurance standards have been met
  • Regularly maintain good condition of monitoring equipment
  • Regularly communicate the progress and promptly communicate any necessary resources or issues with the Land Life staff and work with partnering agencies
  • Be a major contributor to the final monitoring reports by the end of the project duration

Location

Southern Colorado, preferably based in Alamosa, CO.

Work schedule

  • The anticipated duration is August 12 until November 15, 2024
  • This is a full-time position with possibility to work on weekends/holidays (but not to exceed 40 hr/wk)

Qualifications

  • Has experience in fieldwork involving plant species identification, plant measurements, and data collection
  • Have experience leading and managing people, especially under field conditions working with people from diverse backgrounds, and able to promote a positive and safe team environment
  • Be able to work for long hours under various field conditions such as steep and uneven terrain, lift up to 50 lb (23 kg), and carry some basic field equipment beside their personal belongings (e.g., drinking water, lunch, sun screen)
  • Have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and personal vehicle to safely transport the interns between field sites (as needed)
  • Have proficiency in Google workspace and Microsoft Office
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills focused on collaboration and building relationships within diverse teams, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to take direction and quickly learn new procedures and processes, as well as willing to solve new problems
  • Have great work ethics (especially around health, safety, and respect for diversity), attention to detail, and punctuality
  • Experience working with many different stakeholders and partners
  • Have personal field gear necessary to carry out the work (e.g., backpack, hiking shoes, rain jacket), a smartphone that can run the Land Life Company monitoring app (Android 13 or iOS 12.0 or later.), and access to a computer (necessary field equipment needed for monitoring and personal protective equipment will be provided)

Benefits

  • Salaried position at $680/wk with biweekly pay
  • $500/mon for health stipend
  • Given 3% of the salary in a 401k
  • $75/mon for gym membership and data service
  • Traveling to field sites will be reimbursed at the federal rate of $0.655/miles contingent on applicants location.

Apply

Land Life values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to create a culture where every team member feels safe, included, respected, and valued, where different backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas are celebrated. We encourage all candidates to consider applying.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume, a brief statement highlighting your interests and qualifications, and confirmation of your availability during the project duration to Zoe Hall . Application will be accepted through July 28, 2024 until the positions are filled.