Job: Conservation/Forestry Technician - Nelson Land Management - Greenview, IL

Description

DUTIES

  • Vegetation Management: Brush clearing, herbicide application, prescribed burning

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • HS Diploma. Those with Bachelor’s degree OR related field experience (forestry, biology, agriculture or other natural resources-related field) will be given preference
  • Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather
  • Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.; chainsaw, brush saw, UTV, water pumps, herbicide sprayers, etc.)
  • Possess, or ability to obtain, related licenses such as first aid, CPR, basic wildland firefighter 130/190 etc. (provided by NLM, if needed)
  • Possess, or ability to obtain possession of, IL Department of Agriculture Commercial Pesticide Operator’s license

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or one or more years of experience in natural resources related field

REQUIRED:

  • Personal pair of steel toe boots
  • Leather gloves

*All other personal protective equipment supplied by employer: i.e. disposable ear plugs, chainsaw chaps, hard hat, etc

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT
The candidate may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions require:

  • considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain
  • 8 -10 hour days in isolated settings
  • occasional overnight stays in hotels
  • ability to tolerate insects, poison ivy, and other unpleasant aspects of nature

Job Type: Permanent
Salary Details: $16-$18/ hour depending on education/experience
Required Experience: 0 – 1 years

TO APPLY

Post Date

Oct 26, 2021

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