• Seasonal Field Crew Member

    Job Locations US-PA-Scenery Hill
    Job ID
    2018-1151
    # of Openings
    8
    Category
    Field Operations
  • Overview

    RES is the nation’s largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 180 stream miles and 40,400 wetland acres and conserved and preserved 6,100 acres of endangered species habitats. RES operations include planting over 11,000,000 restorative trees and reducing over 240 tons of polluting nutrients. RES navigates and streamlines the environmental permitting process with solutions that balance economic development and ecological sustainability.

     

    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 cutting, tree felling, equipment operation, planting, seeding, and maintenance of natural areas through herbicide application and equipment operations.

    Responsibilities

    • Willing and able to perform and comply with the following items:
      • Lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds
      • Working outside in harsh and under adverse weather conditions and exposure to insects including ticks and mosquitoes
      • Walking long distances
      • Ability to undertake field work that includes, operating ATVs, tractors, skid steers, drill seeders, excavators and trucks with trailers
      • Ability to safely operate chainsaws and gas-powered brushcutters & augers
    • Strict adherence to safety protocols, including proper PPE requirements
    • Valid driver’s license required.  Prior experience driving large pick-up trucks and hauling trailers preferred
    • 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.
    • Strong leadership and decision making required
    • Ability to think quickly and adapt required
    • Team player- able to operate and adapt within a team
    • Optional paid housing for seasonal employees may be available

    Qualifications

    • Experience working on natural resource or water resource infrastructure projects
    • Prior experience performing native seed and plant installation, including erosion control measures
    • Some native plant ID, including winter woody plant identification
    • Prior experience spraying herbicide and the ability to study for and pass a test to become a licensed PA/WV Pesticide Applicator
    • Experience with repair and maintenance of small engines and equipment is a strong plus

    VEVRAA Federal Contractor

     

    RES is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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