Natural Resources Technician II

  • South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  • Richland County, SC, USA
  • Sep 09, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

Assists the Cultural Heritage Preserves Manager with the installation and management of new and existing features of the Cultural Heritage Preserves located primarily in Regions I, II & III, however work will be in other Regions of the state as well. This includes implementation of cultural resource, habitat, and wildlife management activities. Establishes a regular visitation routine to the Greenville, Spartanburg, Chester, Aiken, Richland, and Lexington County Cultural Heritage Preserves that will allow for inspection and management work to be conducted on these properties and creates a visible SCDNR presence. Manages tasks including vegetation control such as eradication of invasive plant species and regular mowing of open grass land. Maintenance of trails, kiosks, gates, property lines and signage. Participates in trash pickup. Inspects Cultural Heritage Preserves for looting of archeological resources, encroachments and violations of SCDNR regulations. Assists the SCDNR & Heritage Trust Archeologist with cultural resource protection work.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A high school diploma and two (2) years of experience in wildlife or fisheries work or an associate degree in the technical sciences. 

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to work and maintain good working relations with the public, technical field staff, office staff, managers and administrative staff. Ability to work within a group or individual setting, completing all delegated tasks as required by supervisors within a specified timeframe. Ability to talk with the public and answer questions in various settings (i.e. field, laboratory, and meetings). Possess writing and communication skills in order to effectively communicate with staff, supervisors and the public. Ability to operate 4x4 vehicles and conduct field work that may include the operation of various equipment (i.e. chainsaws, weed eaters, lawn mowers, tractors, wood chippers, power tools, motor boats, canoes/kayaks) in a safe and responsible manner. Ability to lift heavy objects. Willingness to obtain Herbicide Applicators License, Prescribed Fire Manager Certification, CPR/AED Certification, and Wilderness First Aid Training.

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Sector

Government- State/Provincial

Salary

$22,182.00 - $41,046.00 Annually