Review the current open positions below, then send in your application online.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Restoration technicians will be conducting invasive species control (mechanical and chemical) and will be required to obtain there Illinois Herbicide Applicators License. Bluestem crew members will be working at locations such as forest preserves, park districts, new developments, HOA’s, Commercial, wetland mitigation sites, sustainable design developments, etc. Technicians will be will work in communities such as prairies, wetlands, sedge meadows, woodlands and naturalized basins. Other responsibilities may include wetland plant installation, tree and shrub installation, select tree removal, and erosion control blanket installation.
Candidates should have some knowledge of local flora, a strong work ethic, function well as both team and individual work assignments and operate small power tools (tractors, RTV, skid steer a plus). Other misc. duties will be equipment care, some data entry and record keeping.
Technicians will be scheduled to work in the Chicagoland area and Southeastern Wisconsin.
1) 1 to 2 years’ experience preferred in biology, botany, ecology (understanding of landscape construction applications helpful).
2) Valid Driver’s License with a good drivers record (Drug testing is required if driving a company vehicle).
3) Must have the physical ability to work long hours in the outdoors in inclement conditions (rain, heat, mosquitoes, bees and wetland conditions).