Restoration Technician

Bluestem Ecological Services

Marengo, Illinois

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $18-22+/Hour, paid weekly
Deadline Sep 01, 2024

WHO YOU ARE: Individual with an interest in land conservation. Strong work ethic and excited to work out in nature. Critical thinker who is interested in learning new plants & techniques. Has a positive attitude to encourage and work together with teammates.

THE JOB: Technicians are responsible for performing work including invasive species control, planting, erosion control, grading, equipment operation, general yard/equipment cleaning, and prescribed burns. Bluestem provides on-the-job training, certification, and continued education.


  • $18-22+/HR, paid weekly
  • 8 PTO days in year one with annual increases
  • 401(k) enrollment available after 1 year
  • Health/Vision/Dental/Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account after 90 days.
  • Paid training, certifications, and educational opportunities.
  • Uniforms & PPE provided – Paid Job Travel in company vehicles.


No Experience Necessary, Bluestem will train you!

  • Ability to work within a team setting & follow direction.
  • Attention to detail and ability to learn new plant ID.
  • Interest in learning new land management information and techniques such as equipment operation or specific control methods by species.
  • High School degree or equivalent.


  • Understanding of basic ecological restoration techniques & basic Midwest plant knowledge, including through volunteer experience
  • Illinois Pesticide Applicator/Operator License
  • Knowledge of equipment operation/maintenance (small engines, pumps, tractors/mowers)
  • Valid Driver’s License


  • Ability to work outdoors under adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to lift 50lbs, bend & stoop on a continual basis, and walk long distances.
  • Ability to safely work with and near EPA approved herbicides

Send resume to bluestemeco.com with the job title in the subject line.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category General / Stewardship, Restoration
Tags Environmental Consulting