Native Plants Program Technician

  • Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
  • New Orleans
  • May 14, 2022
Full time Entry Level

Job Description

The Native Plants Program Technician will work closely with the Native Plants Program Coordinator to support the planning and preparation of 20-35 volunteer restoration project workdays as well as the monitoring of current and past plantings. Workdays will consist of long hours in the field directing and supervising volunteers of varying experience levels in remote locations across coastal Louisiana. This position will be responsible for coordinating and supervising volunteers to pilot the cypress tree seed starting initiative which will grow cypress trees from seed, to ultimately be planted on volunteer restoration workdays. This position will require a flexible schedule and some work on weekends. 

In the short-term, the Serve Louisiana member will be expected to support the planning and implementation of 20-35 volunteer restoration project days annually. They will also implement the cypress tree seed starting initiative to grow 8,500 cypress seedlings through monthly volunteer workdays that will continue to supply volunteer work days into the future.

Essential Functions of Position:

• Support Native Plants Program Coordinator in the implementation of 20-35 volunteer restoration project days

• Support the coordination of logistics, equipment, and personnel prior to volunteer events

• Recruit, train, supervise and recognize volunteers

• Support the management and presentation of project data and basic GIS maps for outreach and reporting purposes

• Contribute to developing content for restoration project communications, marketing, and database tracking

• Work with Communications, Engagement and Development teams to produce informational material and outreach opportunities to disseminate nursery and plantings to a wide audience

• Maintain all equipment used in plantings and nursery work days

• Help plan and host larger CRCL events, such as our annual Shell-A-Bration, the State of the Coast conference (in odd years), annual Stewardship Awards event, Restoration on the Half Shell, etc.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Interest in coastal restoration, community engagement, and science communication

• Knowledge of basic plant physiology and care

• Able to comfortably navigate through wetland ecosystems in hot, cold, and wet conditions while carrying up to 30 pounds

• Able to work evenings and weekends–frequent weekend travel is required

• Proficient with Microsoft Office and have a demonstrated ability to learn new software

• Positive, professional, and exhibit a solution-oriented attitude

Required Academic and Experience Qualifications:

• Coursework in wetland ecology, general ecology, environmental studies, environmental science, natural resource management, botany or similar fields

• Experience with field work in a coastal environment

• Familiarity with Louisiana’s coastal land loss issues and coastal restoration/protection projects

• Operational knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 software


Environmental Protection-Conservation



$1,680 per month

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