V3 Companies is a growth-oriented organization providing professional engineering, construction, and science related services to clients.V3’s Construction & Ecological Restoration Division is seeking qualified candidates to fill multiple Field Technician positions in Illinois. For those students interested in the biological sciences (i.e., biology, botany, ecology, zoology, aquatic ecology, etc…), these positions offer valuable ecological field experience working within the Chicago region.
Location: Various sites in the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area
Starting Date: March – May 2018
Completion: July to November 2018 (project dependent / flexible)
Hours per Week: 25 – 45 hours (project & weather dependent)
Pay: $11 – $14/hr (based on experience)
Overtime Pay: 1.5x base wage for every hour worked over 40 in the same week
Applications: Accepted until positions are filled
Field Technicians will assist V3 staff ecologists with a variety of field management activities for projects around the greater Chicagoland area. The primary responsibility of Field Technicians will be to conduct invasive species control (mechanical and chemical methods). Technicians will obtain an herbicide operator’s license issued by the State of Illinois. Technicians will spend 100% of their time in the field at various project locations as assigned. Technicians will work in vegetative communities such as prairies, wetlands, sedge meadows, woodlands, and naturalized basins. Technicians may also conduct wetland plant installation. Technicians will learn plant identification, plant ecology and invasive species control methods. Technicians will be exposed to various ecological management practices commonly used in the Great Lakes Region as well as various restoration and enhancement, wetland mitigation/creation, and naturalization projects. Other responsibilities may include irrigation, tree and shrub installation, select tree removal, and erosion control blanket installation.
Technicians will be scheduled on various project sites, possibly on a daily basis, throughout the season. Project sites are located throughout the greater Chicagoland area, including DuPage, Cook, Will, Kane, and Lake Counties, Illinois and Lake County, Indiana. Technicians will likely be assigned to project sites located in most, if not all, of these counties throughout the duration of the season.
V3 IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER- “EEO Employer/ Vet/ Disabled”
Qualified minority applicants encouraged.
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