Team Member Restoration Crew Institute for Regional Conservation – In Goulds, Florida

Agency
The Institute for Regional Conservation
Location
Goulds, Florida
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
10.50 per hour
Start Date
04/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
05/01/2021
Website
https://www.regionalconservation.org/index.html
Description
IRC is currently accepting applications for team member (field technician) positions for 2020/2021 for our Pine Rockland Initiative program. Our restoration projects will be in Miami-Dade County working on restoring the pine rockland fragments through invasive plant treatment, native hardwood reduction, rare plant monitoring, seed collecting, and other restoration activities. Responsibilities include using hand tools and mechanical tools, such as chainsaws and brush cutters, and applying herbicide. Some knowledge of south Florida plants (native and non-native) is preferred but not required (must have the ability to learn in the field). Must be okay working in the south Florida climate (hot and humid). Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Full-time, starting pay rate is $10.50/hour, and must have reliable transportation. Our field office is located in Goulds, FL (south Miami-Dade County). Looking to hire immediately!
Qualifications
We are looking for a person(s) to become part of the restoration experience. Actually doing the grunt work of restoring the imperiled pine rockland ecosystems. Daily job duties include applying herbicide to non-native (invasive) plants, using chainsaws and brush cutters to cut down small-medium sized trees, and using a billygoat brushcutter (forestry lawnmower). We would like you to know how to identify south Florida plants (native and non-native) or be willing to learn them once you start the position. You must be okay carrying 50lbs since you would need to carry 1-gal sprayers and must be willing to haul plant debris to piles or to the onsite dumpster. You will be rewarded for seeing all of your hard work transform ecosystems to better health.
Contact Person
Michelle Smith, Field Biologist
Contact Phone
305-304-6275
Contact eMail
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