Gain experience in the field of natural resources as you build your resume in the Habitat Technician position! The Habitat Technician position is a two-year, entry-level job offering experience in fieldwork in the areas of flora, fauna, and ecological restoration. The position is designed for individuals who have completed their college degree in either biology, ecology, zoology, or another natural resource related field within the last five calendar years and have an interest in gaining practical training and experience in the natural resources field. Through this experience, work with our Plant and Wildlife Ecologists in fieldwork associated with data collection, management, and analysis. Additionally, individuals will have an opportunity to assist with land management projects that provide additional practical working experience and skill development in numerous aspects of the discipline of ecological restoration.
What are we looking for? We are looking for an individual familiar with Midwestern natural history and native plant communities. Someone willing to obtain a valid USDA Pesticide Operator's license and complete prescription burn crewmember training. Individuals should be familiar in Microsoft and ArcGIS software.
For your safety and those around you, we require applicants to have a current, valid driver’s license and complete a pre-employment drug screening due to driving being essential to the job as well as be able to regularly lift up to 50lbs.
BENEFITS: As a full-time position, this position is provided with generous benefits including, but not limited to, insurance (medical, dental, vision, and life), holiday pay, paid time off, and IMRF pension.