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The Assistant Crew Leader performs land restoration and management activities at the Kitty Todd Preserve in Swanton, Ohio. This may include seed collecting, seed processing and planting, tree removal, mowing, litter clean-ups, prescribed burning, and weed control using herbicide. He/she will be responsible for preparation and maintenance of equipment used in these management activities. This is a full time position beginning in early January 2013 and set to end in December 2013. This work involves extensive outdoor physical labor in diverse weather conditions and may require working some weekends. Assistant Crew Leader is supervised by the Oak Openings Restoration Crew Leader and will supervise up to four Restoration Assistants on a regular basis as well as volunteers. Applicants must be self- starters and willing to be flexible in their work schedule. Wildland firefighting training (FFT2) and/or commercial herbicide applicators license preferred.
The Oak Openings Restoration Assistant Crew Leader performs activities including, but not limited to, the following:
Remove woody vegetation by mowing with a tractor, using power equipment such as a chainsaw or brush cutter, or by hand cutting.
Control invasive species using various techniques including herbicide application.
Collect, process, and plant native seeds in restoration areas; monitor seedlings and plants.
Assist in prescribed fire operations at training and experience level of Fire Fighter Type 2 including, but not limited to, fireline preparation, ignition, implementation, and mop up.
Maintain tools, vehicles, and equipment used in management activities.
High school diploma 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.
Experience performing physical work.
Bachelor's degree and 1-2 years training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems in Ohio. Ability to recognize plant and animal species as required to complete preserve management activities.
Ability to operate and maintain various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.; lawn mower, chainsaw, brush cutter, ATV, tractor, two-way radio, etc)
Ability to follow instructions from colleagues
Ability to perform physical work, sometime under adverse conditions or in inclement weather
Training or certifications needed to perform job duties (e.g. prescribed fire FFT2, prescribed fire physical fitness test, herbicide application, driver’s license.)
Experience using computers with Microsoft software applications and to access internet.
BENEFITS-SHORT TERM POSITIONS
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, a 401k plan, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
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