Seasonal Land Stewardship Technician-Michigan

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation
Oakland Township, MI
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Pay Rate, Starting Date and Work Schedule: Pay will be commensurate with education and work experience. Up to three positions are available.
Last Date to Apply
Position: The Stewardship Technician position is a full-time, seasonal (up to 20 week), hourly position to be employed by the PRC. Duties include the management of the Township parks’ natural areas under the direction of the Natural Areas Stewardship Manager. Work tasks may include species monitoring, invasive species control, prescribed burning, and assisting with volunteer stewardship workdays. This position will require cooperation with PRC staff, partner organizations, volunteers, and the general public. This position may be ideal for a candidate seeking an academic internship, experience in the natural resource management field, or continued education in stewardship and land management. It is the responsibility of the Stewardship Technician to make any and all arrangements with an accredited institution if an internship is desired. Pay Rate, Starting Date and Work Schedule: Pay will be commensurate with education and work experience. Up to three positions are available. Anticipated start date is mid-April to early-May, but somewhat flexible. Position would end on or before September 28, 2019. Typically work 40 hours/week Monday to Friday, with occasional weekends or evenings for special events. To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Ben VanderWeide, Natural Areas Stewardship Manager. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Email:, with “Seasonal Land Stewardship Technician Application” in the subject line. Mail: Seasonal Land Stewardship Technician Application Oakland Township Parks and Recreation 4393 Collins Road Rochester, MI 48306 Cover letter, resume, and professional references must be received no later than February 15, 2019. For more information visit the Parks and Recreation page of the Oakland Township website,, or contact Ben VanderWeide, Natural Areas Stewardship Manager, Oakland Township Parks and Recreation, at, 249-651-7810 ext 401.
Qualifications: Must possess an awareness of conservation issues and knowledge of general biological and ecological principles as they relate to natural areas management; able to identify plant and animals species; able to operate GPS units and interpret maps; skill in field data collection and management; able to use tools safely; possess or willing to obtain Michigan Pesticide Applicator License; willingness to obtain additional training (provided by Township); ability to perform physical work in harsh conditions and inclement weather; and able to work under minimal supervision. Must be willing to provide their own transportation if needed. Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
Contact Person
Dr. Ben VanderWeide
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