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Seasonal Field Crew Member

Company: RES
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

RES is the nation’s largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 328 stream miles, 58,024 wetland acres, and rehabilitated, preserved, and/or managed over 15,000 acres of special-status species habitats. RES operations include planting over 17,400,000 restorative trees and reducing over 267 tons of polluting nutrients. RES navigates and streamlines the environmental permitting process with solutions that balance economic development and ecological sustainability through the establishment of mitigation/conservation banks, permittee responsible turnkey mitigation, and corporate social responsibility projects.RES is looking for applicants with prior experience in the ecological restoration field. The job will consist of 100% field work ranging from invasive brush cutting, tree felling, equipment operation, planting, seeding, and maintenance of natural areas through herbicide application and equipment operations.Work is seasonally steady and often will require over 50 hours per week. Some weekend work required during peak periods. Ability to travel up to 75% within the region. Significant travel may be required for some projects. The region includes Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. Travel with overnight stays of 2-6 night periods will be required for job sites. Execute invasive brush clearing, tree felling, planting, seeding, erosion and sediment controlsMaintenance of natural areas through herbicide application and equipment operationPerform restoration activities, including identifying and protecting native species, identifying and controlling invasive species and site clearingLoading plant materials at nurseries and other suppliersLearning to do plant counts, design and layoutAssist with projects within Region 3 related to:Stream restoration Stormwater Restoration plantingInvasive plant removal/managementLandscape constructionPlant identificationPruning and plant careRequired Qualifications:High School degree or equivalent2 or more years working in field operations or civil constructionExperience working on natural resource or water resource infrastructure projectsPrior experience performing native seed and plant installation, including erosion control measuresExcellent native plant ID, including winter woody plant identificationPrior experience spraying herbicide and the ability to study for and pass a test to become a licensed PA/WV Pesticide ApplicatorExperience with repair and maintenance of small engines and equipment is a strong plusWork is seasonally steady and often will require over 50 hours per week. Some weekend work required during peak periods. Travel with overnight stays of 1-6 night periods will be required for some job sites.Valid driver’s license required. Prior experience driving large pick-up trucks and hauling trailers preferred Ability to think quickly and adapt requiredTeam player- able to operate and adapt within a team Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor’s Degree - background pertaining to Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Horticulture, or a related fieldPhysical Requirements:Willing and able to perform and comply with the following items:Ability to lift or carry up to 50 poundsAbility to work outside in harsh and under adverse weather conditions including heat, cold, rain, snow, and exposure to insects including ticks and mosquitoes. Exposure to poisonous plants such as poison ivy. Ability to walk long distancesAbility to undertake field work that includes, operating ATVs, tractors, skid steers, and trucks with trailersAbility to safely operate chainsaws and gas-powered brushcutters & augersStrict adherence to safety protocols, including proper PPE requirementsVEVRAA Federal ContractorRES is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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