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Partner:  The Nature Conservancy
Position:  Dune Restoration Specialist – Crew Leader
Position Profile:
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 60 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.  Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Michigan team!

Over the last 50 years, The Nature Conservancy has worked with the people of the Great Lakes to protect more than one million acres of land, thousands of inland lakes and hundreds of miles of rivers.

The Dune Restoration Specialist – Crew Leader will work with the Coastal Restoration Coordinator to plan and direct work implementing invasive species control at sites located along the Lake Michigan shoreline in the Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan.

Minimum Qualifications/Preferred Qualifications

  • High school diploma and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
  • Experience recognizing plant and animal species.
  • Experience operating various types of equipment.
  • Experience working in a team environment. Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide application, and driver’s license).
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in land management.
  • Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems.
  • Ability to recognize plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities.
  • Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.; lawn mower, chainsaw, tractor, two-way radio, etc.).
  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues.
  • PC familiarity, including database knowledge.

Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world.  Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to fund that bigger vision and building long-term relationships with communities, government agencies and commercial businesses in order to conserve natural resources at a new scale.

If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, and want to receive great benefits, then please visit http://www.nature.org/careers to learn more.

Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 46166 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 23, 2018. Please note that the position will be located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create
an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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Partner:  The Nature Conservancy
Position:  Dune Restoration Specialist – Crew Member
Position Profile:
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 60 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.  Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Michigan team!

Over the last 50 years, The Nature Conservancy has worked with the people of the Great Lakes to protect more than one million acres of land, thousands of inland lakes and hundreds of miles of rivers.

The Dune Restoration Specialist – Crew Member performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management.  S/he will work as part of a field crew to implement invasive species control at sites located along the Lake Michigan shoreline in the Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michiga

Minimum Qualifications/ Preferred Qualifications

  • High school diploma and 6 months of related experience.
  • Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. Lawn mower, chainsaw, tractor, two-way radio, etc).
  • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide application, and driver’s license).
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world.  Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to fund that bigger vision and building long-term relationships with communities, government agencies and commercial businesses in order to conserve natural resources at a new scale.

If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, and want to receive great benefits, then please visit http://www.nature.org/careers to learn more.

Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 46167 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 23, 2018. Please note that the position will be located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create
an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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Partner:  Gun Lake Tribe
Position:  Invasive Species Strike Team Member (2)
Position Profile:
The Strike Team Members will conduct invasive species control on Tribal properties. The Strike Team Members are responsible for survey, detection and control of invasive species. Main job duties will include comprehensive invasive species survey of Tribal lands, manual and chemical control and removal efforts. Strike Team Member will have frequent long days in the field (including lunches). The Invasive Species Strike Team will perform functions for the Tribal Government in compliance with Tribal policy and Federal Government standards.

Department:  Environmental
Reports to:  Stewardship Specialist
Status:  Non-Exempt (NE4)/Full-time/Seasonal
Wage:  $12.10 – $14.22 – $16.34
Open:  February 5, 2018
Close:  February 19, 2018

Essential Qualifications:
– High school diploma or GED
– Must possess valid driver’s license and be insurable on company policy

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
– Report to the Stewardship Specialist on a daily basis
– The majority of work assigned will take place in the field
– Crew members must dress appropriately for the conditions
– Crew members will be performing work in areas highly visible to the Tribe and public
– The Gun Lake Tribe will hold employees to a high standard of professionalism
– Invasive species monitoring
– Document the species, location and area of infestation using GPS, Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN) and other applicable programs
– Treat invasive species using identified best management practices
– Conduct manual and chemical invasive species control including removal of garlic mustard, autumn olive, multiflora rose and honey suckle
– Areas where invasive species are treated must be documented in a pesticide application log book as well as entered into the appropriate data management tool(s)
– Safely utilize equipment including but not limited to chainsaws, herbicide sprayers, UTVs and hand tools
– Assist with mapping, publications, data entry and outreach activities
– Attend classroom and field trainings, as requested
– Assist in maintaining equipment (sprayers, sampling gear, etc.)
– Work as a Camp Counselor and/or other capacity at the Jijak Youth Camp
– Assist Environmental Departmental staff with day-to-day activities when needed

Other Skills and Abilities
– Ability to identify (or learn to identify) invasive species of Michigan
– Must possess a strong work ethic including being service-orientated
– Must have excellent interpersonal, self-starter, organizational, and time management skills
– Possess effective oral communication skills
– Must have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
– Possess the ability to operate equipment including pesticide applicator and UTV
– Ability to work in a team-orientated environment and maintain an effective team working relationship with co-workers
– Must be punctual and reliable
– Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends
– Must be in good physical health
– Must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions
– First Aid and CPR certification must be acquired after hire at Tribe’s expense
– Pesticide Certification must be acquired after hire at the Tribe’s expense

Physical Requirements:
– Ability to lift up to 50 lbs with or without assistance
– Requires normal, corrective vision range, the ability to see color and the ability to distinguish letters, numbers and symbols
– Must be able to sit for the duration of the shift
– Manual dexterity to operate job related equipment
– Performance of job duties will require standing, walking, lifting, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting and graspingConditions of Employment:
– Must possess a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and be insurable
– Occasional non-traditional hours including working evenings and weekends
– Ability and willingness to travel for field work, meetings and continuing education
– Field duties can require working in harsh weather conditions including regularly exposed to wet and/or humid and other outside weather conditions
– This position may be subject to frequent exposure to extreme levels of temperature, air pollution, noise pollution and chemicals
– The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and other potentially hazardous equipment
– Must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs, frequently lift and/or move 60 lbs and occasionally lift and/or move 75 lbs
– Willing to obtain and maintain certifications including, pesticide applicator license, first aid and CPR, as required

Disclaimer
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this job. These statements should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
All applicants must be able to demonstrate their U.S. work authorization during the employment verification process. The pre-employment process also requires the ability to pass a criminal background investigation and drug/alcohol test.

Indian Preference
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians recognizes Native American preference in its hiring and employment policies.

Employer Benefits and Compensation
This is a seasonal non-benefitted position.Please submit a cover letter, resume and application, to be considered for this position.  Applicant information may be submitted via mail, fax, in person or by e-mail. Letters may be sent through U.S. Postal Service, must be postmarked no later than the closing date of the posting period. Please submit your applicant information for the position to one of the following:Applicant information can be brought in person or mailed to:
Gun Lake Tribe
Attn: Human Resources
2872 Mission Dr.
Shelbyville, MI 49344E-Mail:  jobs@glt-nsn.gov
Fax:    (269) 397-1786

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Partner:  Ottawa County Parks
Position:  Seasonal Park Supervisor (Part-time/Non-benefited)
Position Profile:
Under the supervision of the Lakeshore Parks Supervisor, assists in all areas of park operations, maintenance, repairs, public relations, rule enforcement, supervision, scheduling and training of seasonal employees. Examples of work include employee supervision, making minor mechanical/plumbing/carpentry repairs, fee collection accounting, preparing bank deposits, public relations/customer service and park rule enforcement.

Salary:  $14.25 (2018 Wage) Returning Seasonal Park Supervisor will receive $14.75 (2nd year), $15.00 (3rd year), and $15.25 (4th year).

This is a part-time, non-benefited, seasonal position based at the lakeshore area parks. This position may work up to 40 hours a week, during the main season, with the possibility of weekend, evening and holiday hours.

Requirements:
The qualified candidate will have the following knowledge and skills:
– Good working knowledge of park operations and supervisory principles and practices.
– Operating knowledge of utility vehicles and grounds keeping equipment, along with working knowledge of electrical/mechanical/carpentry/plumbing preventive maintenance and emergency repair practices.
– Good working knowledge of OSHA/MIOSHA rules, regulations and requirements. Working knowledge of safety protocols and practices.
– Experience in public relations, rule enforcement and good problem solving skills.
– Experience in fee collection, accounting practices and preparing bank deposits.
– Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
– Ability to interact positively and professionally with other Parks and Recreation staff, children, and the general public from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and with widely divergent communication skills.

Required Education, Training and Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree preferred, with at least two years of park operations or related experience. At least one year as a supervisor or lead person in an employment setting.

Physical Requirements:
 – Must possess physical strength, agility and stamina.
– Frequent standing, bending and stooping may be required.
– Must have sufficient unassisted mobility to access all areas of parks, trails and dunes to conduct inspections, verify completion of work and correct unsafe conditions.
– Must have sufficient strength and dexterity to operate manual and power tools commonly used in maintenance construction and landscaping trades.
– Must be able to lift and move equipment and materials weighing up to 50 lbs. with or without mechanical or other assistance.

Licenses and Certifications:
 – Required to obtain and maintain state certification as a pesticide applicator.
– Valid Michigan driver’s license to operate county vehicle.
– Must be insurable to operate a vehicle under the county’s current automobile insurance policy.

Working Conditions:  While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is exposed to moving mechanical hazards; electrical hazards; noxious fumes; dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates; inclement weather, including extreme temperatures, wind, rain and snow; bloodborne pathogens; cleaning compounds; solvents; detergents; noise; and other hazards.

Online application, with resume and cover letter, accepted at www.miottawa.org

Ottawa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer