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Restoration Technician
Category: Horticulture

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Claremont, California

Salary: Full-time Hourly (9 months)
Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013


1500 North College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711-3157

Phone 909-625-8767 · Fax 909-626-7670


TITLE:                                Restoration Technician

DEPARTMENT:        Seed Conservation Program

STATUS:                   Full time hourly (9 months)

REPORTS TO:          Seed Conservation Program Manager


Position Overview:

The Restoration Technician will work closely with Seed Program and Nursery staff on rare plant seed banking and propagation/reintroduction contracts. Major duties will include field collections of seeds and cuttings, seed processing, and plant propagation and maintenance. The primary focus of this position will be to assist in executing a restoration contract with a variety of partners. Approximately half of the time will be spent outdoors in rugged terrain. This will be an opportunity to work closely with multiple agencies (national forests, environmental consulting firms, etc.), and to develop hands on knowledge of collection and propagation of wild plants. The technician must approach all tasks with respect for natural, cultural and fiscal resources, co-workers, volunteers, partner agencies, and organizations. This is a full time seasonal position (40 hours a week for 9 months, starting in May or June).


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under cooperative agreements between Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and other agencies, assists in the execution of seed collection and growing contracts.
  • Assists with seed processing and storage.
  • Assists in propagation and maintenance of living plants.
  • Assists in supervision of volunteers.
  • Assists in record keeping and data management. 


  • One or more years of professional experience in related field (horticulture, nursery production, restoration, botanical field work, etc.) desired.
  • Aworking knowledge of basic taxonomic principles and characteristics of major plant families and California flora and/or willingness to learn required. 
  • Knowledge of basic horticulture practices and/or willingness to learn required.
  • Ability to use GPS equipment and read/navigate with topographic maps desired.
  • Familiarity with MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) required.
  • Valid driver’s license. 

Physical demands

  • Ability to conduct fieldwork under a variety of environmental conditions (heat, cold, rain, etc.) is required.
  • Ability to walk in uneven terrain through thick chaparral is required.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs is required.


Qualified candidates please send cover letter and resume to:

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Attention:  Naomi Fraga  

1500 N College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711


Fax: (909) 626-3489

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