*Anticipated dates for this position: March 21, 2018 - September 18, 2018*
This position will work full time during the summer, Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. During the school year, this position's hours may change depending on class schedule.
This position exists to provide the labor necessary to complete prescribed burning, boundary management, prairie management and other habitat development and maintenance projects on Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and other state lands in the Crookston Wildlife work area.
Job duties include:
•Assist with prescribed burning on native prairie and brushland habitats.
•Operate vehicles and other motor driven equipment.
•Perform manual labor and use hand tools on various development and maintenance projects, including invasive species control with herbicides and brush/tree removal.
•Routinely maintain and service vehicles, tools, and implements used.
•Clean and perform minor maintenance of buildings and grounds.
•Grassland restorations, including seeding and mowing.
•Wildlife surveys and banding.
*To be eligible for appointment as a Student Worker you must be a student enrolled in an educational program or planning to enroll within three months. Students may be "off" for the summer or for one semester/quarter and remain employed as student workers, but such absences cannot exceed one semester/quarter in a year. As a student you must be enrolled in a post-secondary or graduate program. If a student is enrolled at a credit-granting institution he/she must carry at least six semester (nine quarter) credits. If enrolled at a non-credit granting institution or one that only offers one credit per class, a student must be taking two or more classes per semester/quarter. Any lesser credit (class) load shall be treated as a semester/quarter off. Graduate students must be enrolled in at least two courses or making progress on a dissertation. You will be asked to complete an Educational Verification form prior to appointment.
Please make sure your resume clearly demonstrates how you meet the eligibility to be a Student Worker. Failure to do so may result in you not being considered for this position.
•Perform physically demanding tasks including digging, lifting, planting, shoveling, hauling, carrying, bending, pushing, climbing, and walking on uneven terrain for extended periods of time in extreme weather and environmental conditions.
•Follow written and oral instructions.
•Operate small and heavy equipment, and various hand and power tools.
- Ability to read and comprehend maps (aerial photos and plant maps), instructions on herbicide labels, information in instruction manuals, etc.
- Experience operating handheld GPS equipment.
- Wildlife and plant identification skills.
- Knowledge of small and large engines.
- Ability to proficiently operate and maintain a variety of shop, farm, recreation, and construction tools (i.e. chainsaw, power tools, hand tools, tractors/mowers, and ATVs/UTVs).
- Completion of S130/S190/L180 fire training.
- Experience with ArcMap GIS.
Occasionally lifting articles such as 50 pound bags of seed maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.
This position requires an unrestricted Class D Driver's License.
It is the policy of the Department of the Natural Resources that those offered employment submit to a background check prior to employment. All job offers are contingent upon passing the following components:
1.Criminal history check
2.Driver's license history