Florence County Land Conservation Department is hiring grant-based, summer Limited Term Employment (LTE) positions. Positions will run from May 16, 2018 to September 7, 2018. All positions require working weekends, holidays, and non-standard hours. Applicants must have a willingness to learn, along with a friendly and helpful personality that promotes a positive respectful experience for the public and co-workers while demonstrating a genuine interest in preserving water quality. Seasonal staff will follow Florence County’s Personnel Policy requirements. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, have transportation, and be willing to work at remote sites. All positions require the safe operation of hot-water pressure washers. A knowledge of Aquatic Invasive Species is helpful, but not required. All positions are subject to grant requirements, and are classified LTE with no benefits. Mandatory training for all positions will be provided. All questions should be directed to Scott Wolf, Department Supervisor (email@example.com), 715-528-3430) or Scott Goodwin, Conservation Technician (firstname.lastname@example.org), 715-528-3484). Letters of interest, resumes, and Florence County job application forms will be accepted by the County Clerk, Donna Trudell, (email@example.com) at P.O. Box 410 (501 Lake Avenue), Florence, WI 54121. Deadline to apply is April 20, 2018. Florence County applications available at: http://www.florencecountywi.com Watercraft Inspector: Five (5) part-time (24-32 hours/week) positions as Clean Boats, Clean Waters (CBCW) Watercraft Inspectors. Successful applicants will follow Wisconsin’s CBCW protocols to assist the public with prevention, education, and techniques aimed at slowing the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species. This position requires work outdoors, professional interaction with the public, simple interviewing, and careful record keeping. Wages: $11.50/hour. AIS Technician: One (1) part-time position (24-32 hours/week). The successful applicant will assist LCD staff in meeting grant requirements. Duties include, but are not limited to water quality monitoring, Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) inspection and reduction efforts, participating in local AIS educational activities, regional events, partnerships and statewide initiatives; conducting watercraft inspections, lake monitoring, mapping, and plant surveys, along with data collection. This position requires work outdoors, careful record keeping, and familiarity with small vessel operations. A background or education in environmental or water sciences beneficial. Wages: $11.50/hour. AIS Coordinator: One (1) full-time (640 hour) position. The successful applicant will lead the effort in reaching active grant project goals. Duties include, but are not limited to, oversight of the CBCW program including scheduling, payroll, supervision of CBCW staff, and conducting watercraft inspections. Duties also include water quality monitoring, AIS inspection and reduction efforts, participating in local AIS educational activities, regional events, partnerships and statewide initiatives; conducting watercraft inspections, lake monitoring, mapping, and plant surveys, along with data collection and entry. A background or education in environmental or water sciences, and/or computer skills beneficial. A familiarity with small vessel operations. This position is both in office and the field. Based on grant requirements and restrictions this position may be extended to December 31, 2018. Wages: $14.60/hour. Florence County is an equal opportunity employer.
Dickinson Conservation District is looking for a part time Pesticide Applicator to combat invasive species. The ideal candidate must already possess or be able to pass the Michigan Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam as a condition of employment; enjoy doing physical work outdoors (able to lift 50 lbs); have a clean driving record; be able to (or learn to) identify local plants including a dozen invasive species; is capable of working independently; and be able to adapt to a weather dependent schedule. Experience using a handheld GPS unit, power tools, and a backpack sprayer is preferred. Most of our work is in the woods, with a 4 gal backpack sprayer and brush saw—but we are open to creative ideas and growing the business. The primary work will take place May-Oct, with the potential some winter hours available. DCD encourages the pesticide applicator to assist in accruing new customers in a professional manner and to attend to the details of record keeping. DCD supplies a vehicle, fuel, protective wear, all materials, and liability insurance. The starting wage for pesticide applicator activities is $15/hr with potential for raises or profit sharing in succeeding years.
Apply by contacting Amanda Nelson, Manager, Dickinson Conservation District; firstname.lastname@example.org; 420 N Hooper St, Kingsford. 906-774-8441.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Conservation Districts prohibit discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact the USDA's TARGET Center at 202/720-2600 (voice and TDD).
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call 202/720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.