RES is looking for applicants with prior experience in the ecological restoration field. The job will consist of 100% field work ranging from invasive brush cutting, tree felling, equipment operation, planting, seeding, and maintenance of natural areas through herbicide application and equipment operations.
Work is seasonally steady and often will require over 50 hours per week. Some weekend work required during peak periods. Ability to travel up to 75% within the region. Significant travel may be required for some projects. The region includes Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. Travel with overnight stays of 2-6 night periods will be required for job sites.
Execute invasive brush clearing, tree felling, planting, seeding, erosion and sediment controls
Maintenance of natural areas through herbicide application and equipment operation
Perform restoration activities, including identifying and protecting native species, identifying and controlling invasive species and site clearing
Loading plant materials at nurseries and other suppliers
Learning to do plant counts, design and layout
Assist with projects within Region 3 related to:
Invasive plant removal/management
Pruning and plant care
High School degree or equivalent
1 or more years working in field operations or civil construction
Work is seasonally steady and often will require over 50 hours per week. Some weekend work required during peak periods. Travel with overnight stays of 1-6 night periods will be required for some job sites.
Ability to think quickly and adapt required
Team player- able to operate and adapt within a team
Bachelor’s Degree - background pertaining to Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Horticulture, or a related field
Experience working on natural resource or water resource infrastructure projects
Prior experience performing native seed and plant installation, including erosion control measures
Excellent native plant ID, including winter woody plant identification
Prior experience spraying herbicide and the ability to study for and pass a test to become a licensed PA/WV Pesticide Applicator
Experience with repair and maintenance of small engines and equipment is a strong plus
Prior experience driving large pick-up trucks and hauling trailers preferred