Invasive Species Technician

Windham NRCD is hiring a Seasonal Invasive Species Technician for Summer of 2024

The Windham Conservation District manages invasive species programs throughout Windham County, including Water Chestnut Survey and removal on the Connecticut River and Japanese Stiltgrass survey, mapping and removal work throughout the county.  We are looking for an individual who can work outdoors and help protect Windham County’s natural resources.

  • $20/Hour
  • Temporary/Seasonal Position (around 24 hours/week)
  • Start Date: June 1 or as Early as Possible.
  • Last Date – September 9 (end date is flexible)
  • Locations: Throughout Windham County – mileage to project sites reimbursed at the federal IRS rate ($0.67 per mile currently).
  • Variable Work Schedule.


  • Experience, knowledge, coursework or an interest in a career in a natural resource or education field (e.g., environmental sciences, environmental education, interpretation, education, natural resource policy, natural resource management, water resources, forestry, etc.) or another related field is helpful but not required.
  • Experience working with invasive species preferred but not required
  • Experience with plant identification is preferred but not required
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Must have vehicle or other means to reach work location each day
  • Ability to work independently at a remote location
  • Ability to use smartphone or tablet for data entry
  • Excellent communication skills in person, by phone and over email
  • Comfortable walking several miles per day, bending over to identify and remove plants.
  • Comfortable walking through vegetation that may include poison ivy and ticks.
  • Comfortable working in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Comfortable using a kayak on flat water for long periods of time.


  • Work independently in a remote setting
  • Walk or kayak assigned sites to search for invasive species
  • Document detections using personal smartphone in the field.
  • Remove invasive species through hand pulling.

To Apply:

Download application from Windham NRCD website here:

Email completed application and a resume or cover letter highlighting relevant skills and experiences to District Manager Cory Ross at [email protected]


We will review applications as received and schedule interviews as soon as possible. Position will remain open until filled.