RES is looking for applicants with prior experience in the ecological restoration field. The job will consist of 100% field work ranging from invasive brush cutting, tree felling, equipment operation, planting, seeding, and maintenance of natural areas through herbicide application and equipment operations.
Work is seasonally steady and often will require over 50 hours per week. Some weekend work required during peak periods. Ability to travel up to 75% within the region. Significant travel may be required for some projects. The region includes Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. Travel with overnight stays of 2-6 night periods will be required for job sites.
Execute invasive brush clearing, tree felling, planting, seeding, erosion and sediment controls
Maintenance of natural areas through herbicide application and equipment operation
Perform restoration activities, including identifying and protecting native species, identifying and controlling invasive species and site clearing
Loading plant materials at nurseries and other suppliers
Learning to do plant counts, design and layout
Assist with projects within Region 3 related to:
Invasive plant removal/management
Pruning and plant care
High School degree or equivalent
2 or more years working in field operations or civil construction
Experience working on natural resource or water resource infrastructure projects
Prior experience performing native seed and plant installation, including erosion control measures
Excellent native plant ID, including winter woody plant identification
Prior experience spraying herbicide and the ability to study for and pass a test to become a licensed PA/WV Pesticide Applicator
Experience with repair and maintenance of small engines and equipment is a strong plus
Work is seasonally steady and often will require over 50 hours per week. Some weekend work required during peak periods. Travel with overnight stays of 1-6 night periods will be required for some job sites.
Valid driver’s license required. Prior experience driving large pick-up trucks and hauling trailers preferred
Ability to think quickly and adapt required
Team player- able to operate and adapt within a team
Bachelor’s Degree - background pertaining to Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Horticulture, or a related field
Willing and able to perform and comply with the following items:
Ability to lift or carry up to 50 pounds
Ability to work outside in harsh and under adverse weather conditions including heat, cold, rain, snow, and exposure to insects including ticks and mosquitoes. Exposure to poisonous plants such as poison ivy.
Ability to walk long distances
Ability to undertake field work that includes, operating ATVs, tractors, skid steers, and trucks with trailers
Ability to safely operate chainsaws and gas-powered brushcutters & augers
Strict adherence to safety protocols, including proper PPE requirements
VEVRAA Federal Contractor
RES is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.