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Program Technician, Plant Materials Development

Irvine Ranch Conservancy

Irvine Ranch Conservancy

Irvine, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Program Technician, Plant Materials Development

  • Closes 28-Jul-2024 (PST)
  • Irvine, CA, USA
  • 22.50-26.00 per hour Salary Range: $22.50 - $26.00 per hour ($46,800 - $54,080 per year)
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • IRC offers industry-leading benefits including paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; medical, dental, and vision insurance; health savings account (HSA) with employer contribution; life and short- and long-term disability insurance; 401K plan with employer match; flexible spending account and dependent care spending plan (FSA).

About the Position: IRC has openings for two full-time Program Technicians on the Plant Materials Development team. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to work outdoors and use a variety of skills. Depending on the season and the needs of the program, the Program Technician will assist with the daily operation of IRC's native seed farm, which could be seeding and planting, weed management, seed harvesting, seed processing, or site maintenance. The Program Technician will also collect seeds from the wild, coordinate work crews, and assist with nursery propagation and maintenance. The Program Technician may work independently under general direction and as part of a team.


The Successful Candidate will have a minimum of two years of work experience in a related field and the following experience, skills, abilities, and knowledge:


  • Experience in landscape maintenance, nursery work, habitat restoration, or similar
  • Experience collecting, processing, and propagating seed and controlling non-native plants using various methods
  • Experience safely using and maintaining hand tools such as hoes, trowels, shovels, and weed whips
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team in an outdoor setting at multiple locations
  • Helpful, but not required: Familiarity with the local ecology

Salary Range: $22.50 - $26.00 per hour ($46,800 - $54,080 per year)


About Irvine Ranch Conservancy: Irvine Ranch Conservancy restores, protects, and enhances our closest connection to nature - our local wildlands. As an innovator in the management of Southern California's urban wildlands, IRC works in partnership with landowners, community leaders, and residents in Orange County and beyond to engage, educate, and foster a shared vision for responsible, long-term care and protection of the natural resources we all share.


Benefits: IRC offers industry-leading benefits including paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; medical, dental, and vision insurance; health savings account (HSA) with employer contribution; life and short- and long-term disability insurance; 401K plan with employer match; flexible spending account and dependent care spending plan (FSA).


How to Apply: Visit irconservancy.applicantpro.com to submit a resume. Visit the IRC website www.irconservancy.org for a full job description. Application deadline is July 28, 2024

The Irvine Ranch Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, disability unrelated to job or admission requirements, or veteran status.