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Seasonal Field Crew (Vegetation management and ecological re

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Title
Seasonal Field Crew (Vegetation management and ecological re
Organization
Resource Environmental Solutions (RES)
Description

Overview


RES is looking to find a Seasonal Restoration Technician for our restoration teams across the state in Janesville, WI. Travel is required throughout the State/Region based on project location. Overnight travel is expected.


 


The mission: The job will consist of 100% fieldwork ranging from invasive plant removal/management, tree felling, equipment operation, restoration planting, seeding, and maintenance of natural areas through herbicide application and equipment operations. Stream restoration, Stormwater, Restoration planting, Invasive plant removal/management, and Landscape construction are also part of the fieldwork. Work is seasonally steady and will require 40 to 50 hours per week. Opportunities for weekend work during peak periods. Ability to travel up to 25% within the region.


 


If you are an avid outdoors person and want to start your journey in ecological restoration industry – this is the right job for you.  Please note that we also work outside come rain or come shine, and are exposed to insects including ticks and mosquitoes, or to poisonous plants such as poison ivy. You will be walking long distances, and carry equipment, such as chainsaws and gas-powered brush cutters & augers or a sprayer (up to 50 lbs).


What your day-to-day might look like?



  • Execute invasive brush clearing, tree felling, planting, seeding, erosion, and sediment controls

  • Maintenance of natural areas through herbicide application and equipment operation

  • Perform restoration activities, including identifying and protecting native species, identifying, and controlling invasive species, and site clearing

  • Loading plant materials at nurseries and other suppliers

  • Learning to do plant counts, design, and layout

  • Assist with projects related to:

    • Stream restoration

    • Stormwater

    • Restoration planting

    • Invasive plant removal/management

    • Landscape construction

    • Plant identification

    • Pruning and plant care




Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of your duties. 

Qualifications
Required Qualifications:



High School degree or equivalent
Plant identification


Preferred Qualifications:



Experience working on natural resource or water resource infrastructure projects
Prior experience performing native seed and plant installation, including erosion control measures
Excellent native plant ID, including winter woody plant identification
Experience with repair and maintenance of small engines and equipment is a strong plus
Prior experience driving large pick-up trucks and hauling trailers preferred
1 or more years working in field operations or civil construction
Ability to obtain and maintain a FedMed Certificate and drive truck and trailer
Ability to obtain and maintain a pesticide/herbicide license based on state of work










VEVRAA Federal Contractor



RES is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Salary
18-20
Job Type
Full Time Entry Level
Location
Janesville, Wisconsin United States
Posted on
2024-05-22
Expires on
2024-06-22
Desired Start Date
Not provided
How to Apply
https://careers-res.icims.com/jobs/3246/seasonal-field-crew-%28vegetation-management-and-ecological-restoration%29/job