Jan 16, 2020Full time
THE ROLE: The Preserve & Outreach Assistant performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance, management and outreach primarily in the Upper Peninsula. The position will be approximately 80% field work and 20% office work and will be based out of Marquette, MI. This is a short term, full time, 35 hour per week position lasting 17 weeks (beginning approximately April 27 and ending approximately August 21). The Preserve & Outreach Assistant works independently maintaining preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and performs other land management activities. S/he professionally interacts with and explains preserve rules to visitors. S/he maintains trails, signs, and other preserve infrastructure in good condition. S/he may develop, promote, lead, and organizes public outreach events such as guided nature walks and trail work days. S/he removes exotic species and/or conducts species monitoring. S/he will also help with other projects such as forestry activities and deed restriction monitoring. The successful applicant will be able to navigate natural areas with map, compass, and GPS. RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises no staff, but may help plan and direct preserve work groups, including staff or volunteers. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain. May require long hours in isolated settings. Makes day to day decisions as delegated by supervisor. May work under infrequent supervision. REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management. Experience recognizing plant and animal species. Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. Lawn mower, chainsaw, UTV, ATV or OHV, two-way radio, or similar equipment). Experience working in a team environment. Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide or pesticide application). Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated. 1 - 2 years’ experience in land management or related field. Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems. Ability to obtain driver’s license and maintain a good driving record. Ability to follow instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members. PC and/or mobile device familiarity, including database knowledge or understanding.