PAY RATE: Crew Member: $12/hour; Crew Leader: $13/hour
AMERICORPS GRANT AWARD: Optional Educational Grant Awards up to $5,815, are subject to availability upon hire
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Thursday, 10-hour days. Job includes frequent overnight travel and has some weekend work
• Survey of forests in at-risk Michigan State Parks for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
• Apply pesticides for control of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
• Ensure accurate and timely completion and submission of treatment, survey, GIS and other records
• Perform regular equipment cleaning and maintenance
• Work may include traversing difficult terrain in adverse weather conditions
• Overnight travel (paid) will be required. Overnight travel may be for periods of up to 4 days
POSITION INFORMATION: This multi-person crew will assist in survey and detection of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) and treatment of HWA populations to protect the natural resources within state parks including but not limited to Silver Lake, Ludington, Muskegon, P.J. Hoffmaster, Saugatuck Dunes, Petoskey and Leelanau State Parks. Work includes paid travel to field sites. Each member of the crew will gain hands-on experience in ecological restoration techniques, forest health concepts and resource stewardship of coastal forest ecosystems. Crew members should understand and appreciate the non-financial rewards of helping to preserve Michigan’s natural resources for this and future generations.
ABOUT MCCC/AMERICORPS: MCCC Crew members may have the opportunity to join AmeriCorps, the domestic program of the Peace Corps. AmeriCorps provides educational grants upon completion of time and performance requirements. Education awards may be used for any qualifying form of higher education from vocational training to graduate school, or may be used to repay existing student loans. Other benefits include paid personal leave and paid administrative leave for career development and job searches. AmeriCorps grants are subject to availability at the time of hire.
• Applicants must be between 18 and 27 years of age and meet all MCCC requirements to qualify
• Minimum of high school graduate, resident of Michigan
• Willing to use herbicides and pesticides. Must be willing to obtain pesticide applicator certification in the required categories.
• Good physical condition to conduct long days of strenuous field work, often under adverse conditions in remote areas. Must be able to endure biting insects and work in all weather conditions
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment and with the public
• Be able to complete necessary forms and documentation accurately and in a timely manner
• Be safety conscious (obey all safety instructions and guidelines) and committed to restoration and general stewardship of the
natural ecosystems within Michigan State Parks
• Submit resume and DNR job application to Bob Clancy, Ecological Restoration Specialist; firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Applications may be accepted year-round for positions of various lengths, depending upon availability
• Job application and official position description are available at www.michigan.gov/dnrjobs (scroll down to seasonal positions)
• Resumes and applications can be mailed or emailed to the following:
Bob Clancy, Ecological Restoration Specialist; email@example.com
MDNR, Parks & Recreation Division, P.O. Box 30257, Lansing, MI 48909
For questions please call: 517-202-6751