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Seasonal Field Crew Member

Company: Resource Environmental Solutions
Location: Pittsburgh
Posted on: October 17, 2020

Job Description:

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

Execute invasive brush clearing, tree felling, planting, seeding, erosion and sediment controls

Maintenance of natural areas through herbicide application and equipment operation

Perform restoration activities, including identifying and protecting native species, identifying and controlling invasive species and site clearing

Loading plant materials at nurseries and other suppliers

Learning to do plant counts, design and layout

Assist with projects within Region 3 related to:

Stream restoration

Stormwater

Restoration planting

Invasive plant removal/management

Landscape construction

Plant identification

Pruning and plant care

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

High School degree or equivalent

2 or more years working in field operations or civil construction

Experience working on natural resource or water resource infrastructure projects

Prior experience performing native seed and plant installation, including erosion control measures

Excellent native plant ID, including winter woody plant identification

Prior experience spraying herbicide and the ability to study for and pass a test to become a licensed PA/WV Pesticide Applicator

Experience with repair and maintenance of small engines and equipment is a strong plus

Work 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 required

Team 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 field

Physical Requirements:

Willing and able to perform and comply with the following items:

Ability to lift or carry up to 50 pounds

Ability 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 distances

Ability to undertake field work that includes, operating ATVs, tractors, skid steers, and trucks with trailers

Ability to safely operate chainsaws and gas-powered brushcutters & augers

Strict adherence to safety protocols, including proper PPE requirements

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

RES 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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Keywords: Resource Environmental Solutions, Pittsburgh , Seasonal Field Crew Member, Other , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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