Tallgrass Restoration LLC Seasonal Restoration Technician- IL in Schaumburg, Illinois

Job Descriptions:

Promoting the value and function of native plants, Tallgrass Restoration works with its clients to foster sustainable landscapes ranging from forest preserves to private residences. We are looking for people with a common goal and commitment to make a positive impact on our environment while restoring and maintaining the health, integrity and beauty of our clients’ land and water resources. Our Seasonal Restoration Technicians join our full-time staff on a wide variety of ecological restoration projects from installing native plants, mowing, selective application of herbicide to invasive species, and more!

Tallgrass Restoration employs Restoration Technicians on a seasonal basis, when most manual labor-intensive projects are completed. Seasonal positions typically run April through November, however this is flexible. The preferred candidate will have a background in plant identification (native and invasive species), small tool/equipment operation and ecological restoration activities, as well as hold a State issued Pesticide Operator’s License. Selected applicants will be required to undertake equipment and operations safety training. Some may be required to obtain a Pesticide Applicator’s License.

BASIC FUNCTION & ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Participate in work teams to complete the installation of ecological restoration projects and provide stewardship activities. Job duties will include carrying out tasks related to prairie, wetland, woodland and other natural community restoration, installation and stewardship. Specific job tasks may include:

  • Installing plants and seed

  • Mowing grass/brush

  • Cutting and piling brush

  • Invasive species control

  • Controlled prescription burning

  • Herbicide application utilizing backpack sprayer

  • Erosion control activities

  • Utilization of hand tools and small gas-powered machinery including chainsaws, weed whackers, walk-behind mowers and ATV

  • Utilization of tractor with various attachments, driving truck and trailer combination, if necessary

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work schedule – 35 to 50 hours per week, 4-6 days depending on weather and work load. Some overnights may be required, with per diem reimbursed to employees. Employees may be required to meet on site for some projects, with excess mileage expense reimbursed, so reliable transportation is needed.

Tallgrass Restoration is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Tallgrass Restoration will not discriminate against employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, disability (mental or physical), genetic information, military status, marital status, order of protection status, gender identity, and sexual orientation, all in accordance with applicable law.

Required Experience:

Experience:

  • Hands-on plant identification, small tool/equipment operation and ecological restoration activity exposure

  • Ability to work outdoors under adverse weather conditions

  • Strong oral communication skills

  • Enthusiasm, strong work ethic, courteous and positive attitude, team player mentality

  • Participation in controlled prescription burns a plus

  • Must be 18 or older

Certifications Required:

  • State issued driver’s license that is free from suspension or revocation during term of employment

  • Must be able to obtain state issued Pesticide Operator’s license within 30 days of employment

Physical Demands:

Manual Dexterity – Work requires regular speed and accuracy for most of the working day.

Physical Effort – Work requires heavy muscular effort or exertion, but not continuous. Employees shall be able to lift 50 lbs.

Working Conditions – Exposure to disagreeable conditions (outdoors in all elements) and use of personal protective equipment.

Keyword: Restoration Tech

From: Tallgrass Restoration LLC