City of Ann Arbor
  • Natural Area Preservation
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • 11.72
  • Hourly
  • Temporary-Benefits Eligible

CONSERVATION WORKER II  
Starting Hourly Rate: $11.72

Nature of Work Manually remove invasive plant species from natural areas.  Assist with prescribed ecological burns.  Monitor progress of restoration and ecological stewardship activities.  Maintain and construct tails.  Collect, process, and sow seed from native plants.  Keep accurate, detailed records of work performed.  Apply herbicide for the control of invasive plant species.  Help lead and supervise volunteer workdays. 

Required Qualifications: CPR/AED and First Aid certification, Medical Card, and MDARD Commercial Pesticide Applicator license (Category 6) required by start of employment. Please note your certification must be from an organization that has been approved by the Bureau of Community and Health Systems, Child Care Licensing Division. Please see following link for list of approved organizations. http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-63294_5529_49572_49583-82382--,00.html The incumbent must have the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle as he/she may be required to drive a vehicle for local travel.  Must have a valid Driver's License. 

Desirable Qualifications: Completion of at least 2 years of college work in natural resources or equivalent field. Knowledge of native and non-native flora. Ability to perform strenuous manual labor outdoors. Ability to operate chain saws, brush blades, and other power tools. Good interpersonal skills, suitable for working with volunteers and the public at large.  Knowledge of common invasive species and their control methods. Ability to work with minimal direct field supervision. Basic computer skills.

Work Schedule  Frequent weekend and evening hours are required due to volunteer workdays, prescribed burns, etc. Typical season is March-December

 

EEO: The City of Ann Arbor is proud of our diverse workforce and our commitment to equal opportunity.  We do not discriminate on the basis of a person's actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, condition of pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental limitation, height, weight, source of income, family responsibility, educational association, sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status in any aspect of our hiring or employment process. We have earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Municipal Equality Index (MEI), which assesses lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality in more than 500 cities across the nation.

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