The Kankakee Sands Field Technician has three core functions: help conduct prescribed fire, control invasive species, and collect/ process native seed.High-quality implementation of each of these tasks is critical to the success of the Kankakee Sands projects. These three functions will account for approximately 94% of the Field Technician’s time. In an average year the Field Technician crew will help put fire on roughly 2,300 acres, spend 3,800 hours treating invasive species, and help harvest or process upwards of 400 pounds of seed.
This position may require irregular work hours and long days, particularly during spring and fall fire seasons. While the position will work primarily on the Kankakee Sands macrosite, there may be infrequent travel requiring overnight stays to other locations.