About us

Black Sage Environmental, Inc. is a growing local San Diego company passionate about Natural Resource Management and restoring our disturbed natural areas back to the natural pristine habitat it once was. We provide exceptional knowledge and produce excellent results. Black Sage Environmental, Inc. is a CA licensed pest control business and Landscape Contractor specializing in invasive weed removal, brush management, pesticide application, habitat restoration, erosion control, trail maintenance and construction.

We are looking for hard working individuals to assist us in invasive weed removal, brush management, pesticide application, habitat restoration, erosion control, trail maintenance and construction. You must be self motivated and able to listen to instructions. Work locations will take place throughout San Diego County and work will be conducted outside in all weather conditions in natural areas of various habitat types and geographic landscapes.

Work hours can vary from Part-time position to Full-time position depending on work availability. The amount of work hours can vary weekly. You must be able to work a full 8 hour day during work week at least 2-3 days a week starting as early as 6:30AM. Meeting location is in Kearny Mesa in San Diego, CA. All crew travel together in company vehicles to the job sites.

Minimum Qualifications:

Hard worker

Arrives to work on time and when scheduled
Reliable transportation
Accepts guidance from Supervisor
Ability to work as part of a team
Physically fit to perform hard labor for full work day

Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge of Southern California Native and Invasive Plants

Trail building knowledge and experience
Experience with the safe operation of landscaping power tools (weed whacker/chainsaw/chipper/brush mower)
Experience with the safe operation of battery operated power tools (drills, sawzall, circular saw, etc)
Experience operating 4×4 vehicles (Truck/ATV)
Experience operating tractors of various types
Experience with the operation of small gas engines (water pumps/spray pumps/gas generator)
Knowledge of safe herbicide application techniques
Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC)

Job Duties:
Work varies depending on clients needs, but can include: Installing/planting native container plants or cuttings and broadcasting seed. Maintenance and watering of installed native plants or cuttings. Performing vegetation and brush management by hand pulling or safely operating hand tools, weed whackers, chain saws and chippers to cut and mulch various invasive weeds and brush including branches and small trees or to trim along trails. Transporting cut debris to dumpster or utilizing chipper to reduce biomass. Trash and debris pickup. Installing temporary fencing and signs. Performing trail maintenance and installing erosion control materials. Installing small retaining walls and gabions. Performing Natural Resource monitoring. Using backpack, hand held, truck or ATV sprayers to safely apply herbicides. Cleaning and maintaining herbicide application equipment. Tracking daily herbicide usage and submitting report to supervisor. Safely operating company vehicles. Safely operating and maintaining company equipment and shed. Other tasks as needed.

Relevant experience and/or education in the above tasks is preferred.’

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $18.00 – $19.00 per hour


  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Standard Covid-19 safety protocols are being implemented. Most work is conducted outside.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • San Diego, CA 92123: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • Are you a Hard worker?
  • Do you arrive to work on time and when scheduled?
  • Are you able to work as part of a team?
  • Do you have reliable transportation?
  • Are you open to accepting guidance from your Supervisor?
  • Are you able to be flexible to constantly changing situations?
  • Are you physically capable to perform hard labor for a full day of work?
  • Do you have any concerns with spraying and applying herbicides/pesticides to control non-native or invasive plant species as part of this job?


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Habitat Restoration: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver’s License (Preferred)
  • Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) (Preferred)

Work Location: One location