Natural Resources Technician-Michigan

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi
Dowagiac, Michigan
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Essential Functions: •Provide labor and support for all conservation projects on an as needed basis •Maintain work ethic during all tasks assigned •Work around streams and lakes in a variety of flow regimes and weather conditions •Practice safe and proper care and maintenance of equipment •Ability to maneuver in a Jon Boat, Canoe, or Kayak •Ability to use a compound or dissecting microscope to identify macroinvertebrates and insects •Ability to identify invasive species or ability to learn invasive species •Ability to identify native plants and wildlife or ability to learn how to identify species •Ability to operate power equipment such as indoor and outdoor saws and weed clearing equipment •Maintain all vehicles and equipment. Identify and troubleshoot any equipment failures. •Operate heavy machinery and equipment including tractors and tractor implements. •Assist with the application of herbicides in upland and wetland conditions to control invasive species. •Maintain accurate and concise records of herbicide use to include: amount used, location, concentration, date, time, and weather conditions. •Assist with planting native trees and seeds utilizing hand and machinery methods. •Assist with prescribed burns and planting of warm season grasses. Non-Essential Functions: •Ability to utilize Microsoft Office to create reports and enter data •Perform other related functions as assigned. Equipment: •Boat electrofisher, backpack electrofisher, fyke nets, dip nets, canoe, kayak, Manta water probes, Flowmeter •Bobcats, front end loaders, high-lifts, stump grinders, mowers, tractors, snow plows and blowers, chain saws, jigsaws, circular saws, routers, electric sanders, electric clippers, , boat motors, weed razors, weed whackers, vegetation groomers and trimmers, pruners, and hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders. Trucks, ATV’s, Rangers, Boats, Trailers Indian Preference: •Pokagon Band Preference Code applies. Physical Requirements: •Frequently required to use hands and fingers to operate equipment. •Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, and crawl. • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Work Environment: •Outdoor environment; frequently exposed to outside weather condition during all four seasons. •Local travel is necessary, so the ability to travel as needed is required. Occasional long-distance travel may be necessary for training purposes. •Occasional strenuous work required.
Position Requirements: •High School Diploma or GED required. •Self-motivated able to perform with minimal supervision required. •Ability to operate and maintain a chainsaw up to 20 hours per week. •Ability to lift and stack firewood up to 20 hours per week. •Ability to acquire a pesticide applicator’s license as needed •Ability to operate a tractor and high RPM implements •Ability to safely load, secure, and transport heavy equipment on truck and trailer. •Experience and knowledge of Michigan Department of Transportation’s procedures for transporting, securing and loading large machinery on equipment trailers. •Ability to identify land parcels based on a legal land description. Please apply online at
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Ruth Froberg
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