The Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission, through the Suffolk County Water Authority is currently accepting applications for a part-time Ecological Field Specialist. The Ecological Field Specialist will assist with the planning and implementation of ecological management and stewardship activities and projects in the Central Pine Barrens that foster biological diversity, natural resource conservation, water resource protection, and ecosystem protection and restoration, and the implementation of a scientific ecological research program. Current examples of programmatic activities include southern pine beetle monitoring and suppression; prescribed fire management and monitoring; community and species inventories; invasive species management; habitat restoration and insect trapping as well as outreach activities.
This position is part-time, 28 hours a week, and fringe benefits are not provided.
The formal position job description can be found here and applications can be submitted through the Suffolk County Water Authority website (apply here).
The mission of the Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission is to manage land use within the Central Pine Barrens to protect vital ground and surface waters and the region’s vast and significant natural, agricultural, historical, cultural, and recreational resources for current and future Long Island residents. Further information on the Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission can be found by visiting our website: https://pb.state.ny.us/.