Invasive Species Technician: Eastern Upper Peninsula Michigan

Three Shores CISMA
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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Full time Positions
$16/hr; Mileage Reimbursement
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Last Date to Apply
The Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District is seeking interested applicants to serve as an Invasive Species Project Technician for the Three Shores Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area. The positions are grant funded, starting in Mid-May 2022 and extend through October 2023, with possibility of future extension dependent on funding availability. During the summer and fall (May – October), applicants selected for this position will be expected to work 40 hours per week, 5 days a week, with occasional irregular hours, weekends, and overnight trips as needed. During off-peak months (November – April), hours will be reduced with an average of 24 – 40-hour per week dependent on funding availability. The selected applicants for this position will be expected to assist in providing in-field supervision of seasonal field team members and volunteers along with the Invasive Species Team Leads, conduct invasive species management through manual, mechanical, and chemical removal, map the extent of invasive species, maintain field equipment, and assist in outreach events as needed. Additional duties may be assigned to assist with activities for the Three Shores CISMA. This position will require the applicant to conduct field work in all weather conditions and be able to lift and carry 50 pounds on a daily basis. Chosen applicants will be required to become a Michigan certified pesticide applicator and apply herbicide following all permits and label procedures. Chosen applicants will also be expected to have reliable transportation as use of employee’s personal vehicle will be required during employment. The employee will be supervised by the Three Shores CISMA Coordinator. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume (including academic and field work background), and a list of three professional references (include both phone number and e-mail) no later than 4:00 PM EST February 11th, 2022 to with “Invasive Species Technician” in the subject line. *Please Note: Housing is not provided; however, housing is available through Lake Superior State University Housing Department at chosen employee’s expense until early August
Required Qualifications: Drivers License Strong Organizational Skills Punctual Ability to Work with Peers and the Public An Associate or Bachelor's Degree in a Natural Resources Field of Study Preferred Qualifications Field Experience in Invasive Species Identification GPS/Tablet Proficiency Boat & Kayak Operation and Basic Maintenance Michigan Pesticide Certification Strong Leadership Skills
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Michael Hindy
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