This is a seasonal position assisting in wildlife habitat restoration and land management
activities aimed at expanding and improving native plant communities for our clients.
Primary duties for install crews are working soil, seeding/planting, and applying erosion control techniques. Land management crews control invasive species and promote establishment of new installations. Although job duties are often split, there are typically ample opportunities for crossover experiences.
Our Northfield office is our primarily location looking for staff at this time. We have work from now through at least mid-winter at this location. Work will be available until winter projects are completed, or continue on in to spring work. This location also has potential higher level job opportunities in a project manager role to those already possessing particular skills listed in the desired qualifications, or who demonstrate those skills during their time as a seasonal. Fall/Winter work at this location is primarily focused on finishing summer invasive species control, new habitat installs, prescribed burning, and buckthorn control.
No housing is available at the Northfield location. Employees are responsible for locating their own housing.
Prairie Restorations, Inc. has 7 Minnesota locations with varying needs of staff: Princeton, Watertown, Northfield, Scandia, Duluth, Lewiston, and Hawley.
Required Qualifications: High school diploma; An interest in nature/habitats; an ability to work as part of a team; a willingness to work sometimes long/unpredictable hours outside in sometimes adverse conditions; an ability to lift 50lbs frequently; comfortable handling herbicides and operating small power equipment like brush saws or chainsaws; possess a valid driver's license; and an ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening.
Preferred Qualifications: Degree or coursework in a biology/ecology related area; knowledge of Minnesota's native and exotic plant species (and their control); ability to operate large power equipment such as a skid loader or 50hp tractor; pull trailers with loads up to 12,000lbs; ability to drive a manual transmission; ability to obtain MnDOT Health Card; experience with chainsaw operation and tree felling; previous experience with prescribed burning.
To apply: Please submit resume/cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate any site location preference(s). Further info can be found on our website.