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Ecological Restoration Field Technician

Jensen Ecology Madison, Wisconsin
Job Type Seasonal / temporary

Overview:

Jensen Ecology is a small, Midwest-based company in the field of Ecological Restoration. Jensen Ecology provides great opportunities for gaining experience and professional development at a growing firm in a growing industry.

Job Description:

Jensen Ecology is seeking an entry-level field technician to work in the ecological restoration field. Position is seasonal full-time (30-40+ hour weeks from approximately April-November) but could be extended based on work load and qualifications of candidate. Projects involve physical field work, technical report writing, site inspections, design assistance, endangered species monitoring, field supervision, project oversight and project management assistance.

Responsibilities:

  • Implementing project work in the field at the directions of a project manager
  • Native planting, seeding, invasive species control (physical and chemical), erosion control installation, prescribed fire or other tasks related to implementation of restoration work
  • Compilation of field reports and inspection forms
  • General project management tasks as needed
  • Equipment maintenance and organization
  • Following and adhering to safety protocols

Basic Qualifications/Skills required:

  • Degree from natural resources, forestry, biology, botany, landscape architecture, horticultural, environmental science or related field
  • Experience with and knowledge of natural resources and the conservation field
  • Midwestern Plant identification skills
  • Experience with and knowledge of ecological restoration concepts and practices
  • Ability to perform physical field work in adverse weather conditions in remote areas and rough terrain while carrying up to 50 lbs
  • General knowledge and experience with hand tools such as augers, sprayers, chainsaws, brushcutters
  • Willingness and availablity to travel overnight for multiple days per week (up to one week), often on short notice
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a company truck
  • Ability to obtain a herbicide applicator license
  • General communication and correspondence skills

Skills desired:

  • GIS
  • Ability to lead and organize field work activities
  • Experience with endangered species monitoring and management
  • Project management experience
  • Landscape Architecture graphics and design experience

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, send a cover letter and your resume to Jens Jensen,  jens@jensenecology.com  Any questions about this opportunity – same email or call 608 630 1651.

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