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Position Description

Employee works as a member of the Vegetation Management crew. Monitors and controls invasive plants within the park system using multiple methods. Organizes volunteer vegetation management efforts. Installs and maintains native plantings. Additional duties include but are not limited to:

  • Maintains accurate records of herbicide applications, native plantings and maintenance activities.
  • Operate GPS units and collect data on a daily basis.
  • Other duties as assigned (e.g. assist Landscaping crew, event setup and teardown, etc.).

 

Training/Special Skills

  • Possess or obtain OISC Certified Pesticide Applicator/Registered Technician License within 30 days of hire
  • Knowledge of forest, prairie and riparian ecosystems; and plants invasive to this area.
  • Ability to safely use hand tools, motorized equipment, and operate vehicles
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and team mentality. Must have the ability to interact and work well with the public and other employees
  • Must have valid Driver’s License and maintain a good driving record.

 

Physical Effort

Must be in excellent physical condition. Ability to lift and carry 30 pound backpack sprayer for extended periods over rough terrain. Frequent bending, stooping, lifting, cutting, shoveling etc. Moderate to strenuous physical effort is frequently required for extended periods of time in the lifting and loading of equipment, tools, soil, rocks, logs etc. Must be physically capable of lifting 50 pounds.

 

Working Conditions

Employee performs duties outdoors, in varying weather conditions, and is periodically exposed to ticks, poison ivy, stinging insects, high temperatures and humidity. Safety precautions, including Personal Protective Equipment, must be used to avoid injury.

 

Hours

8 hours per day, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. However, hours and job duties vary with the season. Some weekends and evenings required. 40 hour work week, except holiday weeks and during periods of inclement weather.

 

Season

March 23-November 13. Term of employment not to exceed nine months.

 

Immediate Supervisor

Natural Areas Working Foreman

 

Salary

$16/hour

 

Applicants for this position are subject to a criminal history background check. Direct deposit is a required condition of employment.