Ecological Restoration Technician: Wisconsin

Agency
Bay Area Environmental Consulting LLC
Location
Washburn, WI
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$17.50/hr
Start Date
04/01/2023
Last Date to Apply
03/01/2023
Website
http://www.cheqbayrestoration.com/
Description
Bay Area Environmental Consulting LLC (BAEC) is looking to hire a full-time Ecological Restoration Technician for the 2023 season. The job would be out of our headquarters in Washburn WI, near Lake Superior. Our work takes us to a variety of northern ecosystems including pine barrens, coastal estuaries, northern forests, and lakes. Because of our unique location, we get to work in old growth forests, remnant prairies, dune-swale complexes, and rare plant communities that few others have the opportunity to see. The bulk of our time is spent controlling invasive species, but we also complete surveys from boats, plant prairies, and create habitat for rare wildlife. The position pays $17.50/hr and is full time (40 hr/wk) from around April 1 to December 15, 2023. If snow depths allow, work may be extended later into the winter. Opportunity for pay increase would be available after performance review. We are a young, but established, ecological restoration company and are expanding our operations each year. As we expand, there is promotion opportunity for the right employee to a crew leader position. The employee’s responsibilities would include: • 70% Invasive species control (operating backpack sprayers and chainsaws) • 10% Planting trees and assisting in the establishment of prairies and pollinator plantings • 10% Maintaining equipment and facilities • 5% Plant surveys • 5% GIS
Qualifications
This job requires that you have or willingness to learn: • The ability to work long hours in sometimes harsh conditions including temperatures ranging from -10°F to 100°F, rain, snow, and swampy conditions • The ability to lift and carry heavy loads (~50lbs) • The ability to identify plants including common invasive plants of northern WI • Experience with invasive plant control by methods such as cut-stump, foliar spray, basal bark, etc. • Attention to detail working in the field and in record-keeping • Ability to professionally communicate and work with other employees, supervisors, and land managers • Willingness to learn more about the ecosystems and species that we work with • Valid driver’s license Not required, but preferred, skills: • A degree in natural resources, forestry, conservation biology, or related fields • Herbicide application certification • Chainsaw experience and/or certification • Experience operating work trucks, ATVs, boom sprayers, boats, and other restoration equipment • Experience with GIS and GPS
Contact Person
Michael Sinclair
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