Midland Business Alliance

Summer 2019 Invasive Exotic Plant Control Crew

Chippewa Nature Center
Job Description

Help with ecosystem restoration by removing invasive exotic plants so that a diversity of native species once again thrive.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Control non-native plant species using physical and chemical means, with the goal of helping to restore selected Nature Center ecosystems back to a more natural state

2. Safely and properly use powered brush saws, pole pruners, hand pruners and hand saws to remove brush

3. Assist with other land management and facilities work as assigned

4. Operate within all established safety and security procedures

Required Qualifications

  • ? At least 18 years old
  • ? Have a valid driver’s license
  • ? Physical abilities to carry out above mentioned tasks and must be able to lift 50 lbs regularly and occasionally lift 100 lbs
  • ? Operate within all established safety and security procedures
  • ? Experience identifying plants desired
  • ? Experience using power equipment preferred
  • ? Mental and physical capacity to:
    • Work outdoors in adverse weather conditions (heat, high humidity, rain, snow, etc. …
    • Tolerate snakes, mosquitoes, deer flies, bees, thorns and other insects
  • ? Hard worker who is able to maintain a positive attitude and high group morale
  • ? Pesticide Certification Preferred (preference may be given to those with certification, but is not required)

Reports to: Natural Resource Technician

Status: Full time, temporary (seasonal)

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm; up to 40 hrs/wk and 640 total hrs

Start Date: May 1 or when available (flexible)

End Date: Through September if available (flexible)

Compensation & Benefits: $11/hr

Application procedure: Send cover letter and resume to Tom Lenon, Director of Land and Facilities at tlenon@chippewanaturecenter.org or 400 S Badour Road, Midland, MI 48640)

Application Deadline: March 15 or until filled

Overview: CNC is a nonprofit, environmental education organization. Its mission is to connect all people to nature through educational, recreational and cultural experiences. The 1,200-acre property includes woodlands, fields, ponds and rivers. CNC’s facilities consist of a Visitor Center with Ecosystem Gallery, classrooms and Nature Center store; an 1870s Homestead Farm complex; Nature Preschool; an arboretum and over 19 miles of nature trails. See www.chippewanaturecenter.org for more information.

Equal Opportunity Employment: CNC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, height, weight, handicap or disability, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable state or federal laws.

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