Careers in the Plant Sciences

FORESTRY/HABITAT RESTORATION TECHNICIAN

Eco-Tech Consultants, Inc. - Louisville, KY, United States

Position Title: FORESTRY/HABITAT RESTORATION TECHNICIAN
Position Type: Permanent Position
Application Review Begins: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Application Deadline: Monday, July 15, 2019
Institution: Eco-Tech Consultants, Inc.
Department/Division: Habitat Management
Field (e.g., systematics):
City: Louisville, KY, United States
General Information: One permanent/full-time and one seasonal/full-time positions in our Louisville office are available. These positions will start immediately. The seasonal position will last until the end of August 2019 with the possibility for extension. Responsibilities of the Habitat Restoration Technician will be to implement field practices related to: reforestation of disturbed lands, invasive/exotic species control, timber stand improvement, targeted wildlife habitat restoration, and other related disciplines.

The expected salary will be commensurate with experience and abilities. Permanent employees are eligible for benefits package consisting of training allowance, vacation plan, health/dental/vision insurance, disability and life insurance, bonus time plan, retirement matching, and profit sharing. Seasonal employees can expect competitive hourly pay with paid overtime.
Qualifications/Requirements: o Bachelors or Associates degree (or actively working towards) in ecology,
forestry, agriculture, natural resources, environmental science, or similar
disciplines.
OR
1+ years of documented work experience relating to landscaping or the specific
duties listed above.
o Strong communication and team cooperation abilities.
o Must be able to successfully obtain state pesticide applicator’s licenses.
o Physical ability to perform duties in the field under strenuous and adverse
conditions.
o Applicant must possess a valid driver's license and may be required to pass
drug and/or alcohol tests as needed.
Responsibilities: This position will require an understanding and the willingness to learn of the safe and proper use of restoration equipment, vegetation chemical/physical control treatments, and agriculture‐type equipment and implements. Pesticide applicators licenses will be required upon selection for this position. The successful applicant will be expected to follow direction from team leaders and other professional staff, operate habitat restoration equipment and implements, maintain professional appearance and demeanor, conduct themselves safely in the presence of heavy equipment and hand tools, show initiative to learn, and conduct inspections and regular maintenance on a variety of company‐owned mechanical equipment. Opportunities may exist to assist other professionals within our office on several biological, restoration, and engineering field study needs across the eastern U.S. Travel and overnight stays are common and may be necessary for the majority of projects.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Send a cover letter and resume/CV including a minimum of three employment references (name and contact info) to the Eco‐Tech contact below. Email submittal is preferred.

Pamela Carter HR Director
pcarter@ecotechinc.com
Web Link: http://
Compensation Range: The expected salary will be commensurate with experience and abilities.
Contact Name: Pamela Carter, pcarter@ecotechinc.com