Seasonal Natural Resource Technician

Muskegon Conservation District
4735 Holton Road, Twin Lake, MI 49457
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$15.50 Per Hour
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Muskegon Conservation District is seeking (3) seasonal Natural Resource Technicians to assist with in-field implementation projects including but not limited to: wildlife habitat management, tree planting, green infrastructure and LID, native plant installations, invasive species management, and riparian based stabilization and restoration. General Conditions: This is a seasonal position. A successful applicant will work 30-40 hours per week from mid-April through late September (900 hr. max). A typical work week consists of 4, 10-hour shifts, Tuesday-Friday with periodic voluntary paid overtime. Flexibility in work shifts can be accommodated in some instances. Successful applicant(s) will spend roughly 95% of their time implementing field-based projects and approximately 5% of their time preparing reports. Work will be conducted under direct supervision of Muskegon Conservation District Project Coordinator, Invasive Species Technicians, Project Managers and/or Executive Director. Essential functions include: 1. Complete labor-intensive field projects 2. Application of herbicide/insecticide 3. This job will frequently require the lifting and moving of objects weighing 50lbs or more 4. Work in conjunction with a Project Coordinator/ Project Manager(s) to implement District and grant programs 5.Manage small portions of larger initiatives 6. Coordinate with other District staff for special initiatives, education, and outreach 7. Assist local agencies, municipalities, organizations, and individuals with conservation programming 8. Ensure that the District adheres to the provisions of grant agreements and contracts while obeying laws covering Conservation Districts
Qualifications: 1. Education: Coursework or experience related to Natural Resource Management, Botany, Environmental Science, General Biology, GIS, or Ecology preferred. 2. Must be at least 18 years of age as of April 1st, 2023. 3. Must either be a Michigan Certified Pesticide Applicator or be able to become certified by April 2023; training materials will be provided, and testing fees are on a reimburse basis. 4. Maintain a valid Michigan driver’s license or equivalent. 5. Be able and willing to work efficiently outdoors in a variety of conditions and terrains. 6. Be able to pass a drug screening and background security check. 7. Must have sufficient visual acuity to identify spills and other potential hazards in the workplace 8.This position works around pesticides, and the employee runs the risk of exposure to such chemicals. Employees must be able to wear all required clothing and equipment. Experience and Skills 1. Experience in invasive species identification and control 2. Experience with map interpretation and GPS usage 3. Familiarity or experience with Michigan native plants 4. Familiarity with small machinery usage 5. Experience with restoration or stabilization 6. Computer skills: proficiency with MS Office and data entry platforms a plus. 7. Must exhibit exceptional communication skills 8. Must exhibit excellent attention to detail 9. Ability to work independently or part of a small team 10. Displays a positive demeanor and work ethic
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Emily Grasch
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