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23 Mar 2023

Field Steward – Solano Land Trust

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Job Summary:

Field Steward I supports land management and facilities maintenance on all Solano Land Trust properties (totaling over 11,600 acres). This person helps to control weeds and maintain cattle and irrigation water infrastructure, trails and other public access facilities, and equipment. The Field Steward interacts with the public, supports use of all facilities by user groups, visiting scientists, and the general public, and may lead or supervise temporary employees, volunteers, and contractors.

Required Skills/Education and Physical Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED, plus two years related work experience in conservation, land management, or agriculture (Associates Degree or Trade School certification in a relevant field may substitute for one year of experience).
  • California Class C driver’s license.
  • Strong and reliable work ethic. Ability to rigidly adhere to maintenance and management schedules.
  • Basic carpentry, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical skills. Ability to safely operate a chainsaw and other power tools, a four-wheel drive truck with standard transmission, and a small farm tractor.
  • Willingness to work with chemical herbicides with appropriate training and protective gear.
  • Willingness to work in all kinds of weather conditions, walk for several miles over rough terrain, and endure biting and stinging insects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the visiting public, ranchers, volunteers, and others.
  • Ability to do physical work related to various maintenance and fieldwork activities including lifting and carrying tools and heavy (60-100 pounds) field equipment.

Preferred Skills / Knowledge:

  • Experience operating All Terrain Vehicles over hilly terrain.
  • Experience managing small construction projects.
  • Experience with trail construction.
  • Experience with chemical herbicides and associated equipment.
  • Interest or knowledge in learning to identify plants and animals.
  • Comfortable working around livestock.

Salary and Benefits:

Solano Land Trust provides a portion of the employee’s health, dental, and vision insurance, matches up to 3% of employee’s contribution toward their 403.b retirement account, and provides eleven paid holidays and three weeks of vacation per year.

After 6 months of employment, this position is eligible to enroll in the process to earn their Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) at the expense of Solano Land Trust.

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