Ecological Restoration Field Technician/ Laborer

  • Cardno
  • Grand Haven, MI, USA
  • Aug 18, 2018
Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources

Job Description

Join Cardno’s Restoration Services team in Grand Haven, MI to play an integral role in implementing project work in the ecological restoration management field. Projects will involve field labor, technical work, and/or supervision of field crews. A typical work day consists of 8‐10 hours of in‐the‐field physical labor although, in accordance with the requirements of specific assignments, may include irregular hours.

Job Description:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

> Implementing restoration project work at the ground level under the direction of a Field Supervisor and/or Project Manager
> Native planting, seeding, erosion control installation, herbicide application, prescribed fire or any other activities necessary with field implementation of ecological restoration projects
> Accurate documentation of daily field activities and organization of materials
> Compliance with all company and client safety requirements
> Adherence to corporate policies, operate through the proper management channels, and act in the best interest of the company
 

Basic Qualifications:

> Associate’s or Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences (Ecology, Environmental Science, Botany, Biology, Fisheries, Forestry) ‐ or equivalent experience

> Ability to traverse wet and/or rugged terrain in diverse, sometimes inclement, weather conditions while carrying up to 50 lbs.
> Experience in native and invasive species plant identification
> Experience operating basic hand tools and smaller equipment such as backpack sprayers, augers, chainsaws, and/or brushcutters
> Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
> Availability and willingness to travel overnight for multiple days per week, occasionally more than a week, and adaptable to schedule changes upon short notice - work related travel expenses are covered by the company
> Must be able to work in an environment where safety is at the forefront of all operations
> Technicians will be required to obtain Commercial Pesticide Applicator's Certifications in Categories 5.0 and 6.0
> Valid Driver's License with the ability to drive a company vehicle and an acceptable motor vehicle record

Desired Qualifications:

> Experience operating large equipment such as ATVs/UTVs, tractors, chippers, and/ or skid steers
> Experience with herbicide handling, application, and application equipment
> Knowledge and/or experience in ecological restoration techniques
> Experience in map reading, GIS, and/or operating a GPS
> Standard First Aid, CPR, and/or Red Card
> Bilingual (Spanish) is a plus

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