Full – Time Seasonal Restoration Technician

Eco Logic

Bloomington, Indiana

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $15 / hour+5 paid personal days
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Employment Timeframe: April – December

Compensation: $15 / hour+5 paid personal days

Eco Logic LLC is looking for a passionate and highly motivated individual who is interested in gaining valuable experience in the field of ecological restoration.  We are looking for a team player who appreciates hard work, shares our commitment to the environment, and values lifelong growth through education and personal improvement.  This position assists with the completion of ecological restoration activities on nature preserves, parks and private lands, and some of the Midwest’s more precious natural areas.  Herbicide applications to control invasive plant species will be an essential function of this position and will account for large portion of the work performed during this timeframe.  Travel and overnights stays are also essential and could potentially be necessary for up to 50% of the projects.  All travel time and hotels are paid and per diem is provided.  Work is generally performed Monday through Friday and all employees average 40-50 hours per week.  Eco Logic offers paid holidays on Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving for all seasonal restoration technicians.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Arrive on time, well rested, with all essential gear and personal supplies
  • Operate, load, and unload large trucks and trailers safely on a daily basis
  • Mobilize, transport, use, and maintain all tools and equipment in a safe manner
  • Utilize provided PPE, including insect repellants, in accordance with EPA and OSHA regulations
  • Operate off road vehicles and apply herbicide using backpack and tank sprayers
  • Operate GPS units and collect data in a standardized format on a daily basis
  • Operate brush cutters, augers, and a variety of other small tools
  • Show discipline in filling out daily logs, timesheets, and other essential paperwork
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and maintain a clean driving record
  • Possess or obtain a pesticide applicators license with the Office of the Indiana State Chemist
  • Knowledge of woodland, wetland, and prairie plants native to Indiana and the Midwest
  • Knowledge of plants invasive to Indiana and the Midwest
  • Ability to lift and carry a 30 lbs. backpack sprayer for extended periods; hiking up to 12 miles a day
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks such as lifting, digging, and hammering for extended periods
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions such as extreme heat and rain
  • Ability to work with frequent exposure to ticks, mosquitoes, poison ivy, stinging insects
  • Experienced in the field of natural resource management [Preferred]

Competencies

  • Demonstrate clear communication with co-workers, supervisors, and clients
  • Demonstrate a commitment to creating and maintaining a safe working environment
  • Promotes Eco Logic's mission and shares our core values
  • Maintains a positive, constructive approach to dealing with challenges and obstacles
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and team mentality
HOW TO APPLY

Please e-mail resume to:                                             

Matt Fox

matt@ecologicindiana.com 

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