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Natural Resources Technician

Northern Ohio Watershed Corps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

10/08/2024 - 09/30/2025

Application window

05/13/2024 - 08/01/2024

Location

Chardon, Ohio

Hourly pay equivalent

$12.94

Project summary

Performs the necessary labor to control and manage non-native/invasive vegetation. Assists with the maintenance and creation of habitat to meet fish & wildlife management objectives. Assists with flora and fauna inventory and survey work. Assists with wetland and stream assessments and survey work.

Opportunity description

Constructs, installs, and maintains wildlife structures. Implements erosion control measures. Uses hand tools, sprayers, chainsaws, mowers, and other equipment, as required. Cleans and conducts routine maintenance of equipment and facilities. Removes debris and trash from park properties to restore natural areas. Monitors and marks park boundaries utilizing GPS &GIS. Monitors park properties to ensure environmental integrity and reports environmental impacts.

Benefits

  • Paid training
  • Federal loan deferment
  • Eligible mileage reimbursement
  • Full-time members eligible for healthcare
  • May be eligible for childcare
  • Additional training stipend $125/quarter
  • Free attendance to the Ohio Stormwater Conference

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Must have GED or high school diploma; be 18 or older by October 8, 2024. Must successfully pass a National Service Criminal History Check (NSCHC). Must be a U.S citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.

Preferred qualifications

Possess a valid driver's license. Have an interest in the environmental field such as, stormwater managment, climate impacts, or urban forestry. Demonstrate maturity and cultural competency. Self-motivated and able to work on a team.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource conservation and preservation
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Greenspace maintenance

Work environment

  • Outdoor