Ecological Field Services

Kane or Waterford, Pennsylvania

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $14-$15/hour based on qualifications; $18.41/hour federal

Ecological Field Services (EFS) is a company based in Waterford, Pennsylvania which performs ecological restoration and consulting work to aid land managers and owners in effective and efficient management of their natural areas. Some of our services include invasive species control, tree and shrub planting, and timber stand improvement.  We work in western and northern Pennsylvania, northeast Ohio, and southwest New York. We are currently seeking applicants to fill a number of full-time seasonal positions. Based on performance in this position and available work load, employees may be eligible to become permanent full time.  Self-motivated people with strong environmental and work ethics are encouraged to apply.

This position is for work based out of Kane, PA on the Allegheny National Forest, or based out of Waterford, PA for work in western PA, northeast Ohio, or western NY. The physical requirements of this position include being able to carry a 40 lb. backpack sprayer for 10 hours/day and working in difficult conditions due to vegetation and topography. Work with herbicides, brush cutters and chainsaws is typical. This job requires flexibility in the work week as weather dictates work schedule. Housing is available as part of compensation package if needed.

College level coursework in biology, botany, or forestry is important.  Plant identification skills are a major plus.  Previous substantial field experience in this area of work is an acceptable alternative to educational requirements. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Expected hours/week: 40-45

Minimum 12 week commitment starting May 17, 2021

Pay Rate: Standard starting wage $14-$15/hour; federal wage $18.41/hour


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