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Conservation Technician

Gun Lake Tribe (Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan)

Job Title:                       Conservation Technician

Department:               Environmental

Reports To:                 Water Resources Specialist

Location:                      Administration Building

Status:                          Non-Exempt (NE-9)/Full Time/Seasonal

Hiring Wage:               $17.07 – $21.33

Open Date:                  January 20, 2023

Close Date:                 January 30, 2023

The Conservation Technician will assist with Environmental Department projects, including but not limited to our Tribal and GLRI funded nmé (lake sturgeon) rehabilitation efforts, aquatic and terrestrial invasive species management,
mnomen (wild rice) conservation and Jijak Youth Camp.

The Conservation Technician will have frequent long days in the field (including lunches).

The Conservation Technician will perform functions for the Tribal Government in compliance with Tribal policy and Federal Government standards.


Ecological Technician

Ottawa Conservation District

Application deadline: March 1, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST.


The WMCISMA is hiring four Ecological Technicians to work out of the Ottawa Conservation District.

The successful candidates will work under the direction of the West Michigan CISMA Coordinator and Invasive Species Specialist to conduct field-based surveys, mapping, and treatment of invasive plant species throughout West Michigan counties. The position will be based out of the Ottawa Conservation District office, but daily travel to site locations will be required.

Ecological Technicians will conduct field-based surveys and mapping of aquatic and terrestrial invasive plant species across West Michigan on both public and private land. Individuals will primarily work in teams of two to survey reported infestations, communicate with landowners to discuss projects and secure permissions, and regularly partake in manual plant removal and herbicide applications. Data will be collected using handheld GPS units and information will be recorded on data sheets. The Ecological Technicians will frequently use online and printed parcel and aerial maps. Plant identification training will be provided, but prior experience is useful. Individuals will be required to obtain a Michigan Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification in Categories 2, 3B, 5, and 6 upon hire.

We are seeking self-directed, responsible, and highly motivated individuals who have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Individuals with the ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and the public in a professional manner, strong organizational and computer skills, and a background or interest in natural resources management or a related field are preferred.

While working in the field, Ecological Technicians will be working in inclement weather such as rain and extreme heat while doing physical work such as hiking for extended periods on uneven terrain while carrying a 40 pound backpack sprayer or kayaking turbulent waters. This position also requires the employee to have sufficient strength to lift supplies weighing up to 50 pounds with little to no mechanical or other assistance. Regular use of herbicides is expected.

Desired Qualifications:
• Minimum of high school diploma or GED certificate
• Possession of Michigan Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification is preferred
• If not already certified, candidates will be required to obtain Michigan Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification in Categories 2, 3B, 5, and 6 upon hire
• Ability to recognize and properly identify aquatic and terrestrial native and invasive plants
• Knowledge of invasive plant species control techniques
• Experience in various invasive species control methods, especially herbicide use
• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel)
• Experience with data entry and management
• Must have valid driver’s license
• Must be detail oriented
• Be able to collaborate well with others
• Experience working in various field conditions

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, and references as a single PDF to with “Ecological Technician” in the subject line. If you have any questions, please call Will Latham at