City of Ann Arbor
  • Natural Area Preservation
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • 14.66
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal/Temp

IMPORTANT POSITION INFORMATION

There is a possibility that this position may be renewed on an annual basis depending on the organization needs, funding and employee performance, in accordance with the City temporary worker's policy.

 

CONSERVATION WORKER III 
Starting Hourly Rate: $14.66

Nature of Work Coordinate, organize, prioritize and track daily activities and fieldwork of Conservation Crew.  Coordinate hiring, training and evaluation of Conservation Workers.  Ensure that accurate records and maps are kept of all restoration work.  Track and maintain tools and equipment and order new materials as needed. Write monthly reports on all work activities.  Work with Stewardship Specialist and other staff to develop management priorities and work plans for invasive species control and habitat restoration projects, including prescribed burning.  Oversee division's herbicide program for the control of invasive species (train staff, maintain accurate records and research the most up-to-date control methods for invasives).  Ensure division's compliance with city and state safety regulations.  Coordinate and lead volunteer workdays as needed.  Monitor progress of restoration and ecological stewardship activities.

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.  Ability to prioritize and carry out work assignments and motivate field staff to do likewise.  Ability to keep accurate records and maps. Ability to perform strenuous manual labor outdoors.  Experience using and maintaining chain saws, brush blades, and other power tools is essential.  Knowledge of native flora, fauna, and ecology of southeastern Michigan. 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. 

 

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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