Seasonal Invasive Species Technician

Timberland Invasives Partnership

Keshena, Wisconsin

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $15-$17/hour
Deadline Apr 30, 2024

2024 Seasonal Invasive Species Technician

Description: The Invasive Species (IS) Technician is responsible for conducting various invasive species activities, including surveying, mapping, control work, as well as occasionally assisting with education and outreach events. This limited term position is for the field season of 2024. The position will be supervised by the Coordinator of the Timberland Invasives Partnership (TIP) and is funded by multiple grants administered through Lumberjack RC&D Council Inc, TIP’s fiscal sponsor. IS Technicians will operate out of offices in Antigo and Keshena, WI, but may conduct work duties across the four-county area which makes up the TIP region. This area includes Langlade, Menominee, Oconto, and Shawano Counties.

Wage: $15-$17 per hour based on experience.

Training and Experience: Background in natural resources or a related field preferred. Knowledge of Wisconsin native and common invasive plant taxonomy is preferred but not required. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with the public. Proficient in basic computer skills. A valid Wisconsin driver's license is required, as is a reliable vehicle with proof of insurance.

More information is available at the Menominee County Land Conservation, Forestry and Zoning Department, W3270 Courthouse Lane, Keshena, WI 54135 or by emailing Tracy Beckman at: tracybeckman.lumberjack@frontier.com
Lumberjack RC&D, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Overview
Timberland Invasives Partnership (TIP) is hiring for a seasonal position for invasive species work from approximately May through October of 2024, exact dates can be determined based on candidate availability. The positions will help the organization, at the direction of the TIP Coordinator, complete invasive species control work, surveys, public outreach and education.

The IS Technician will:

  • Work under the direction of the TIP Coordinator to identify, survey and record invasive plant species locations using a handheld GPS unit.
  • Conduct manual and chemical control of invasive plants on public and private lands.
  • Be responsible for operating and maintaining all provided equipment and materials.
  • Communicate effectively with the TIP Coordinator and others as needed with regards to work activities.
  • Assist as needed with volunteer workdays, trainings, and other outreach events.
  • The period of work will run approximately from May through October based on candidate availability. Completion of a full field season will make applicant eligible for a season-end monetary bonus (Full field season is defined as completion of a minimum 13 weeks of employment between May and October).


  • Must have a valid state driver’s license, access to a reliable and insured personal vehicle, and a good driving record
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Background in natural resources or a related field preferred but not required
  • Must be able to work in a variety of outdoor conditions
  • Must be able to safely carry a three-gallon backpack sprayer for extended periods of time and lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to work independently or as a team
  • Ability to converse with members of the public in a friendly, positive manner
  • Ability to operate mechanical equipment in a safe and responsible manner
  • General knowledge of the threat posed by invasive species
  • Experience with plant identification and GPS use preferred (training provided)
  • Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Wisconsin Pesticide Applicator Certification or ability to obtain certification soon after start date (cost of training materials, certification and licensing fees to be reimbursed upon completion of 30 days employment)



Send resume with available start date, weekly availability, and references to Abby Vogt at: timberlandinvasives@outlook.com 
Questions on applying for a position: contact Tracy Beckman by email at tracybeckman.lumberjack@frontier.com  or at (715) 369-9886
Questions on the position: contact Abby Vogt by email at timberlandinvasives@outlook.com  or at (715) 799-5710 x3
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Category Botany , Restoration