Seasonal Restoration Field Crew Member

US-PA-Pittsburgh
Job ID
2017-1077
# of Openings
5
Category
Field Operations

Overview

Resource Environmental Solutions, the largest and most experienced provider of ecological offsets in the US, has openings available for Field Crew Members in the Pittsburgh/SW PA area. The Field Crew Member position is being offered as a seasonal position with the opportunity of advancing to a full-time permanent position.

Responsibilities

RES is looking for applicants with prior experience in the Ecological Restoration field. The job will consist of 100% field work, ranging from invasive brush clearing, tree felling, equipment operation, planting, seeding, and the maintenance of natural areas through herbicide application and equipment operation. A small percentage of the field work will involve assisting with wetland delineations, stream surveys, plant and animal surveys, GIS mapping, and mitigation permitting.

Work is seasonally steady and often will require over 40 hours per week. Some weekend work required during peak periods. Some travel with overnight stays of 2-6 night periods may be required for some job sites.

Qualifications

    • Ability to safely operate chainsaws and motorized brushcutters
    • Strict adherence to safety protocols, including proper PPE requirements
    • Basic native plant ID, including winter woody plant identification
    • Educational background pertaining to Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Horticulture, or a related field
    • Ability to work in the field 40+ hours per week and endure inclement weather conditions including heat, cold, rain, snow, and exposure to insects including ticks and mosquitoes.
    • Ability to lift or carry 50lbs and walk for over a mile or more a day.
    • Prior experience performing native seed and plant installation, including erosion control measures
    • Prior experience with herbicide application and ability to obtain PA herbicide applicator’s license
    • Equipment operation- including skid steers, excavators, tractors, drill seeders, etc.
    • Team player- able to operate within a team. Leadership abilities strongly preferred
    • Valid driver’s license required. Ability to obtain CDL with permanent position preferred. Prior experience driving large pick-up trucks preferred
    • Experience with repair and maintenance of small engines and equipment is a strong plus
    • Prior experience with wetland delineation, stream surveys, macro invertebrate studies, GIS mapping, and report writing strongly preferred
    • Ability to think quickly and adapt required
    • Optional paid housing for seasonal employees may be available.

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