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Seasonal Resource Mgmt Tech - Trail Worker

Date Posted:  Sep 10, 2019
Requisition ID:  18781
Location: 

Corydon, IN, US, 47112

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

Harrison-Crawford State Forest

Harrison-Crawford State Forest lies in the central and extreme southern part of the state, bordering the Ohio River. Established in 1932, the forest contains about 24,000 acres of rugged hardwood forest in western Harrison and eastern Crawford counties. This working forest is a favorite destination for sightseers, birdwatchers, hikers, mountain bikers, horse riders, anglers and hunters. It is about 2 ½ hours south of Indianapolis, 2 hours east of Evansville, 15 minutes west of Historic Corydon and 45 minutes west of Louisville, Kentucky. It surrounds the 2,000 acre O’Bannon Woods State Park (formerly Wyandotte Woods State Recreation Area) which offers a variety of recreational opportunities. The state park and state forest here work in a unique partnership, with many of the recreational facilities situated on state forest land but operated by the state park

 

This position is typically filled at a salary of $10.23/hour. 

Trail Worker

The Seasonal Resource Management Technician performs duties related to the survey, biological monitoring, and/or control of property natural resources. This role will also assist in the maintenance of property facilities and equipment.

A day in the life

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

General Resource Management Technicians assist with the control of invasive plant species natural area restoration trail maintenance, brush and tree removal, signage, timber marking and/or timber stand improvement based on the property.

What we're looking for

Candidates shall have a high school diploma or GED or one (1) year of work experience.  A valid driver’s license is required.  Completion of some college coursework in wildlife management, natural resources, biology, ecology, forestry and/or related areas of study is required for some roles.

Additional Skill and Ability Preferred:

  • Ability to understand and apply through on the job training and using previous, relevant experience basic biological principals, ecological variables and interactions, plant identification, herbicide application, invasive plant management techniques (of conservation biology, the management of forests, wetlands, and prairie habitats), and life histories of invasive plants.
  • Basic knowledge of scientific methods, procedures and theories applicable to the management of invasive plant populations
  • Ability to lift equipment, tools, or materials up to 50lbs
  • Ability to sustain periods of strenuous physical activity
  • Ability to carry out assignments with general instruction and limited supervision.

Additional Comments:

  • This role may be required to work afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Individuals may experience working in potentially inclement weather.
  • Individual may be required to wear a DNR provided uniform.
  • Individuals may experience working directly with offenders.
  • May be required to travel to additional properties.
  • May perform duties in a variety of different environments, including an office environment, field environment, rugged terrain, and various adverse weather conditions (extreme heat, cold, rain, snow, sleet, etc.). 
  • May be required to work around potentially dangerous heavy equipment (e.g. tractors, disks, mowers, planters, etc.). 
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

 

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana

This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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