Ecological Restoration Technician II - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

San Diego
United States

United States of America - California, San Diego

Job Summary

AECOM’s San Diego Natural Resources group is actively seeking ecological restoration crew members for full-time employment. These positions will support numerous projects in the southern California region, and report to the Field Director formally with day to day supervision from the Crew Leader.

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Under the direction of the Crew Leader and Field Director, provide field labor for all aspects of habitat restoration including but not limited to nonnative species control (manual, mechanical, and chemical), native seed application and container plant installation and maintenance, construction and maintenance of temporary irrigation systems, and erosion control.

  • Act as back-up for the Crew Leader in his/her absence.

  • Work on complex projects with support and guidance from the Field Director and Crew Leader.

  • Maintain the Annex (National City) and Clover Flat (Campo) facilities – e.g., irrigation, climate control, and security systems.

  • Maintain seed cleaning and other equipment.

  • Maintenance of Qualified Applicator Certificate.

  • Consult with supervisor about unusual problems and developments.

  • Participation in and enthusiasm for AECOM’s health and safety culture. Compliance and enforcement of OSHA and AECOM specific safety policies

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma and 2+ years of experience in native habitat fieldwork, or AA/AS.

  • Knowledge and understanding of equipment and techniques used to perform habitat restoration.

  • Knowledge and familiarity with use and repair of small power equipment, such as weed eaters, chain saws, and blowers.

  • Willingness to perform herbicide application.

  • Native plant species knowledge and identification.

  • Elementary GPS capabilities.

  • Excellent work ethic and team-player attitude. Ability to lead, as needed.

  • Strong attention to detail, with proven ability to follow specific instructions.

  • Ability to effectively express his or herself orally to other project staff.

  • Must pass a State and Federal criminal history/security background check; many projects/ clients are security sensitive.

  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license and clean driving record.

  • Physically able, with or without an accommodation, to work in outdoor environments with uneven terrain, variable outdoor conditions including heat, dusts, chemicals, moisture, and dryness; position requires frequent standing/walking, and lifting of less than 25 pounds; often performing repetitive bending & stooping, power gripping/squeezing (hand tools, levers, etc.), repetitive or fine hand movements, and lifting 25-50 pounds; rarely working with arms above shoulder level, operation of vehicles, climbing stairs, using portable ladders, wearing fall protection, operation of heavy, moving, or dangerous equipment, working in an environment of heavy, moving, dangerous equipment, and lifting 50 - 75 pounds. Position will include wearing associated personal protective equipment, including safety glasses/goggles, gloves, safety shoes/boots, and face shield.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with electronic data collection devices.

  • CPR/First Aid certified.

  • English/Spanish bilingual.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 213705BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.