The Macon County Conservation District has a full time Natural Resources Technician position open. The selected candidate will be self-motivated with a well-rounded knowledge of applied and theoretical ecological restoration practices. Under direction of the Natural Resources Specialist, performs a wide variety of assigned and self-initiated tasks and projects designed to improve the ecological health of Conservation District lands. Work involves participating in natural resources activities requiring the coordination of work between personnel, departments, volunteers, consultants, and contractors. Full Job Description at: http://maconcountyconservation.org/job-opportunities/
Four year degree, or equivalent, with major courses in Natural Resource Management, Restoration, Ecology, Biological Sciences or related field and two years of experience in natural resource work. Knowledge and experience working with the principles, practices, and techniques of natural resource management as applied to Illinois ecosystems. Experience in safe operation and maintenance of chainsaws and other power equipment, vehicles, and tractors is a must. Must have a valid Illinois Driver's License (CDL Class A). Candidates must have or be able to obtain within six months of hire: a current Illinois Pesticide Operator’s License, a completed Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training (or NWCG S130, S190, or equivalent prescribed fire training). Must have current First Aid and CPR certificates, or the ability to acquire them within 90 days of hire. Must possess a good driving record, and successfully complete a drug screen and criminal background check.