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27 Apr 2023

Field Technician – Solano Land Trust

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Field Technician

  • Full-time (1.0 FTE), non-exempt position
  • Reports to the Senior Project Manager
  • Hours are generally between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday with occasional weekends
  • Compensation: $20-$23/hour DOE


Field Technician supports stewardship and resource management with a focus on habitat restoration and mitigation on all Solano Land Trust (SLT) properties (over 11,600 acres). Current projects include oak woodland and riparian area restoration, with future wetland creation projects planned. The Field Technician will be responsible for monitoring endangered species including California red-legged frog and various plant species. Field Technician will lead Community Science projects and work with volunteers to collect data and implement projects. (SLT will provide training, as needed.)

The Field Technician is accountable for delivering the following results:

  1. Prompt and efficient response to requests for management/maintenance of SLT’s facilities, properties, and infrastructure.
  2. Accurate and complete activities logs, including timesheets, maintenance records, monitoring data sheets, property visit records and other forms as assigned.
  3. Consistent watering and weed control of mitigation sites, as directed.

Specific Responsibilities:

Support restoration and mitigation projects on Solano Land Trust lands. This includes oak and riparian restoration projects, and may include planning, implementation, and monitoring. Land management and habitat restoration includes weed control. Field Technician will work with chemical herbicides and will be provided appropriate training and protective gear. Mitigation and restoration area maintenance may include construction or maintenance of some fences and tree cages, mowing or weeding to promote native species, and may involve installation or maintenance of irrigation systems.

Support land restoration and habitat maintenance, including weed control using weed eater, tractor mower, chain saw, manual removal, and/or herbicide application by back-pack, ATV, and tractor. Repair and maintain fences, gates, barns and other livestock-related facilities, and repair or maintain trails and trail-related signage and kiosks, ranch roads.

Support facilities maintenance including scheduled and minor maintenance of off-grid electrical system, well-supplied public water system and the septic system.  Maintain and build/repair well-supplied stock water and irrigation systems, including electric and solar pumps, storage tanks, piping, and troughs.  Support maintenance of vehicles and equipment, including hand and power tools, vehicles, trailers, and other equipment as assigned.  Keep accurate records on activities and maintenance logs.

Support users and visitors of SLT lands including interacting with and providing assistance to groups and visitors utilizing facilities, and assisting SLT staff and volunteers with outdoor activities and fund-raising events. Field Steward may occasionally lead or supervise temporary employees, volunteers, including prison work crews, or contractors. Field Technician interacts with the public and supports use of all facilities by visiting scientists, user groups, and the general public.

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