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Seasonal Tech- Vallonia Nursery - Forestry

Date Posted:  Aug 14, 2019
Requisition ID:  15397
Location: 

Vallonia, IN, US, 47281

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.

 

Hire Salary: The salary for this position is $11.29 per hour.

About the job:

The Seasonal Nursery Worker 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:

Nursery Workers collect, weigh, test, bail and grade seedlings for quality and use.  This role also packages tree seedlings and fulfills customer orders.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

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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