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Seasonal Tech - East Fork Hatchery FWA

Date Posted:  Aug 8, 2019
Requisition ID:  14343

Montgomery, IN, US, 47558

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Hire Salary: The salary for this position is $10.75 per hour. 

About the job:

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:
  • Primarily operates push and riding lawn mowers, utility sized tractors, weed eating equipment, as well as hand operated chemical spraying equipment.
  • As time, schedule, and Property Manager's priorities allow, candidate performs property maintenance duties to include, but not limited to, sweeping parking areas, picking up trash, washing windows, cleaning restrooms, waxing floors, painting, and unloading and storing supplies and equipment.
  • Occasionaly operates small and large equipment to include farm machinery and commercial vehicles, as well as hand tools utilized to complete work assignments.
  • Follows all DNR safety directives and safe work practices.  Ensures all doors and windows in buildings and vehicles are closed and locked and all lights in areas not in use are turned off.  
What we're looking for:
  • Candidates shall have a high school diploma or GED or one (1) year of work experience. 
  • Completion of some college coursework in wildlife management, natural resources, biology, ecology, forestry and/or related areas of study is required for some roles.
  • Ability to operate lawn equipment, etc.
  • Ability to routinely work with weights of 50 pounds, and occasionally in excess of 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to operate hand tools and power shop tools.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in oral and written form.
  • Ability to get along with supervisors and fellow employees.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Desired qualifications include high school education, plus related experiences and training.
  • 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.

General directions are given by the Property Manager, or designated staff, with candidate working independently when applying and adapting basic work methods and practices of their area of specialization to varying situations.  Manager checks work as needed.

Candidate's work environment is routinely within a fish production building and occasionally outside. Candidate is occasionally subjected to inclement weather conditions, as a portion of the candidate's time will be spent outdoors. May be required to wear protective clothing such as chemical suits, eye protection, hearing protection, and gloves.

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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