3 Mar 2023

Temporary Natural Resource Specialist (Seasonal) – Midwest

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Job Description

Habitat Architects is seeking (4-5) Natural Resource Specialists to assist in the successful completion of habitat restoration and invasive species management in the Midwest region. The position is considered temporary and seasonal, however, the potential for full time employment may result.

The Company:
Habitat Architects is an environmental consulting and ecological restoration company leading the way in successful habitat restoration projects. Our experience and proven project successes has resulted in continued growth of our restoration program. Our projects are extremely diverse and include everything from prairie restoration, woodland restoration, invasive species management, threatened and endangered species surveys, floristic surveys, native plantings and everything in between. Our full environmental and ecological service line provides our staff the opportunity to work on a variety of projects while offering growth and exposure to an array of field experiences.

• Our science-based approach to projects sets us apart from traditional consulting firms and leaves your passion intact to explore and grow.
• It’s the “Nature” of our Business. Your passion for natural resources can be a complement to our collective successes.

Job Category:
Hourly full or part time seasonal employment with potential for year-round employment based on future workload and mutual interest.

Hourly Wage:
Commensurate with experience.

Seasonal Period:
Begins in March and/or April

The position includes daily outside work in different habitats. Field work ranges from planting, seeding, invasive species mechanical clearing, monitoring and maintenance of native areas, herbicide application, and equipment operation. Field work is often completed in varying weather conditions and includes physical activities during those periods. Individuals who enjoy being outside and working as part of a small team who work hard together are best suited for this position. Hours and the number of days can be flexible to accommodate other obligations such as college classes or similar commitments, but our company generally operates 8:00-5:00 Mon.-Fri. The ability to safely operate different types of equipment such as brush cutters, chainsaws, weed cutters, mowers, water units, and applicators as well as some construction/restoration equipment such as a skid steer, tractor, ATV/UTVs, seed drill, water units, boom sprayer, etc. are beneficial skills. Other preferred qualifications include.

• Natural resource knowledge and past work experience (native seeding, planting, nursery and landscape materials, plant counts and inventories)
• Construction experience
• Plant ID (Native plants and woody species)
• Invasive species management (mechanical equipment, site clearing, herbicide application)

Preferred Qualifications:
• Must be 18 with a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
• Preference will be given to individuals with a natural resource background.
• Natural Resource or similar degree is preferred but not required. Individuals with a suitable degree or currently in school in a related field will be given preference.
• Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions, lift 50 pounds and walk long distances.
• Prior experience driving pick-up trucks and hauling trailers.
• Safety conscious and the ability to adhere to safety protocols and are prepared to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
• Excellent communication, team collaboration, attention to detail, and critical thinking skills.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and contact information to [email protected]

Job Categories: Biology and Featured. Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: habitat, invasive species, restoration, and woodland management.

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