Monday, February 25, 2013

Job Announcement - Natural Land Institute

Natural Land Institute

Stewardship Assistant (temporary)
Position Description
Objective: To assist with natural resource management on lands owned by the Natural Land Institute, primarily at Nygren Wetland Preserve, just outside of Rockton, IL
  • Assist with restoration, including seed collecting, native plantings, cultivation in greenhouse, and invasive species control primarily at the Nygren Wetland Preserve near Rockton, Illinois.
  • Additional tasks may include aquatic turtle monitoring, trail camera monitoring, GPS/GIS of invasive plants and/or locations of sources of native plant seed, among others.
  • Work with volunteers on natural resource management projects at NLI properties.
  • Conduct inventories and develop database(s) of flora and fauna at the Nygren Wetland Preserve.
  • Maintain monthly activity records detailing accomplishments.
  • Prepare for public events hosted by the Natural Land Institute at the Nygren Wetland Preserve.
 Desirable Skills:
  • Knowledge of Illinois flora and fauna, especially in northwestern Illinois
  • Candidate should hold or be seeking a degree in natural resources management or a closely related field, but significant field experiences may be substituted.
  • Ability to physically implement natural resource management tasks
  • Ability to use equipment needed in restoration activities, including tractors, UTVs, pumps, chainsaws, clearing saws, etc.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with volunteers
  • Knowledge of word processing and database programs
  • Knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS and GPS receivers a plus
 Hours: This is a temporary position, 40 hours per week, for 12 weeks (480 hours total). The schedule and start/end dates are somewhat flexible but the position will not extend beyond 480 hours. May be required to work occasional weekends.Compensation: $12/hr., no benefits
 To apply: Please send completed resume, cover letter, and three references to Kevin Rohling, Director of Stewardship at no later than March 17.

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