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Urban Habitats Project Manager

SUMMARY: The Restoration Project Manager provides a lead role in the development and implementation of urban habitat restoration projects for Tucson Audubon. This especially includes projects with a focus on Habitat at Home, green storm water infrastructure (GSI), and other urban habitat projects yet to be developed. This position focuses on managing urban habitat conservation-centric projects, including their funding through grants and contracts, and on building the program’s reputation by ongoing networking  with the conservation community.

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Director of Urban Conservation and Sustainability

SUMMARY: The Director of Urban Conservation + Sustainability will strategically direct the efforts and activities of Tucson Audubon’s conservation, restoration, and potentially research efforts within the urban context. This includes the priority programs of Habitat at Home, Bird Safe Buildings, Urban Habitats, Nature Center/Golf Course Habitats, and management of the habitats at Tucson Audubon’s Centers/Preserves. This person will guide and provide the lead for the development, planning, funding, and implementation of projects within the programs listed above in close coordination with the Director of Conservation + Research // Director of Wildland Conservation and Research. This role will also oversee the rollout of Tucson Audubon’s business license for urban landscaping in close coordination with the Urban Habitats Restoration Manager, who will serve as the licensed Qualifying Party.

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Federal-Lands Strike Team Crew

  • DEPARTMENT:        Restoration
  • FLSA STATUS:          Non-Exempt/Full Time
  • REPORTS TO:          Invasive Plant Program Manager

SUMMARY: The Strike Team Crew serves as a member of the Federal Lands Invasive Plant Strike Team (CoATIS – Collaborative Audubon Inventory and Treatment Squad), which is responsible for invasive plant species management (identification, assessment, treatment, monitoring) primarily at a variety of ecologically sensitive and high-priority areas on lands managed by federal agencies throughout the Desert Southwest region with geographic scope extended as far as Oklahoma. The Strike Team Crew receive enhanced trainings provided by federal partners and must become certified applicators within the state of Arizona under the Environmental Services Division of the AZ Department of Agriculture.

Up to ¾ of the year will be based on remote work throughout the region consisting of 4 to 8-day hitches involving backcountry camping or lodging in government provided quarters. The remaining time will be based locally to Tucson and involve daytrips. When not working with federal agency partners, the Strike Team Crew will work with other Tucson Audubon crews on a variety of work including, but not limited to, invasive plant control, hazardous fuels management, vegetation mapping, and habitat creation.

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Tribal Relations Resource Intern

  • DEPARTMENT:      Agencies
  • FLSA STATUS:        Non-Exempt/Full-Time/Seasonal
  • REPORTS TO:        Erin Zylstra

SUMMARY: The Tribal Relations Resource Intern will serve as a valuable member of the Resource Management Team. Major duties for the position include:

  • Working with park staff and tribal partners, the intern will identify and contribute to tribal consultation, research, and interpretive needs. This involves assisting with tribal consultation related to park projects; assisting with logistics, planning, and consultation related to an ethnographic study; and contributing to a new exhibit that showcases the artistic expression of the park’s associated tribes.
  • Assist with resource management operations, including collecting backcountry game camera data, monitoring archaeological sites, and participating in post-fire restoration work involving revegetation and invasive species removal.
  • Staffing the Lower Cliff Dwelling to provide information to visitors about the site.

The Tonto National Monument was established to preserve, protect, and interpret two prehistoric cliff dwellings, backcountry archaeological sites, and the natural resources of the Upper Sonoran ecosystem. The Monument is over 1120 acres of desert environment comprised of diverse plants and animals including many species of cacti, snakes, bees, scorpions, lizards, and tarantulas. The Monument ranges in elevation from 2300′ to 4000′ and temperatures in this high desert location may range from 30 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit. This position is stationed at Roosevelt, AZ.

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