Ecological Field Crew Member: Iowa

Resource Environmental Solutions
Iowa City, IA
Job Category
Full time Positions
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The primary function of the Ecological Field Crew Member is to complete ecological restoration work in the field. This includes all aspects of restoration work such as planting, seeding, erosion control methods, brush cutting, prescribed burns, light equipment operation, herbicide application to control invasive species, and various other tasks. Responsibilities Prepare soil for planting seeds, trees, and plant plugs by the following methods: Apply herbicide to areas for planting/seeding; Scarification of soil by hand or with tractor; and mowing tall vegetation. Sow native plant seed install native plant plugs, trees and shrubs according to instructions and planned design of landscaped area. Implements erosion control methods such as, but not limited to: Straw mulching; Erosion blanket; Silt fencing. Cut, stack and chip or burn trees and brush. Operate company equipment (Tractors, ATVs, skid-steers, chainsaws, brush saws, etc.). Perform maintenance and field repairs on equipment. At times, direct temporary labor from an outside third party. Complete project and administrative paperwork in a timely manner. Communicate status of projects to supervisors and project managers. Water seeded areas, trees, and plants. Trail construction. Maintain natural areas by: Hand pulling weed species; Spot herbicide weed species; Mowing; and Prescribed burning. Cross train with Nursery with daily operations as needed, including: Seed Collection and Seed Cleaning etc.
Required: High School degree or equivalent 1 or more years working in natural resources field operations Solid understanding of basic ecological restoration techniques. Willingness to work in all weather conditions to conduct ecological restoration. Pesticide License within 30 days of hire (in the relevant state(s) and categories) Ability to travel from the home location up to 75% of the time
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Jessica Goodwin
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