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Weed Control Reserve Technician - Sun Prairie North Property

To apply, please submit an email expressing interest and a resume to jobs@americanprairie.org. American Prairie Reserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

START DATE: April 2021
DURATION: Up to 6-months, no less than 2-months
BASE WORK & HOUSING LOCATION: Sun Prairie North property on American Prairie Reserve
REPORTS TO: Reserve Project Manager
SUPERVISES: None
HOURS: Full time at 40 hours per week, typically 4 work days at 10 hours per day with some variation depending on operational demands
WAGE: $15 per hour
JOB PROVISIONS: Shared staff housing, shared work vehicle, shared work laptop & cellular phones
BENEFITS OFFERED: Reserve Lodging Perks & Corporate Discounts

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the employee. All employees are required to be responsible for and assist with additional tasks and responsibilities as needed.

JOB PURPOSE: This laborer position performs weed control in support of restoration. As qualified, needed and directed, this position assists with other restoration work and in other operations such as facilities and property maintenance and visitor services support.

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES

  • Ability and willingness to positively represent American Prairie’s mission, goals, values, and culture.
  • 1+ years of related labor experience in weed control including spraying, general farm and ranch labor, or facilities maintenance.
  • Basic knowledge of and ability to accurately identify plants.
  • Identify weeds on Reserve deeded and leased lands maintaining detailed electronic data using GPS based software applications.
  • Perform weed control and removal through application of herbicides.
  • Mechanically remove undesirable plants with chainsaw, brush mower, and other tools.
  • Operate skid steer, tractor, ATV and/or UTV to access and remove weeds.
  • As needed and directed, perform maintenance tasks such as landscaping, light carpentry and finishing work, minor plumbing and electrical, and basic repair and upkeep of motorized and non-motorized vehicles, tools, and equipment.
  • Complete work indoors and primarily outdoors in varied and extreme weather conditions, in remote and isolated areas including rustic and uninhabited structures, and traveling across rough and unmaintained terrain.
  • Complete job duties to the specification set forth by supervisor in a manner that meets safety, health and sanitation standards and policies including appropriate use of safety and protective equipment.
  • Assist in the monitoring of infrastructure while completing job duties to identify and report real or potential items of interest or concern whether regarding property, land, livestock, wildlife or people.
  • Report accidents, injuries, damage or near misses immediately to Safety Manager.
  • Complete accurate paper and electronic records in accordance with asset management and safety protocols.
  • Respond as directed to assist in emergencies or unanticipated needs such as facility or visitor issues.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Dependable with good time management skills and follow-through to complete work.
  • Ability to adhere to instructions and ask necessary questions to ensure tasks and responsibilities are completed to employer specifications.
  • Demonstrate a proactive and motivated work ethic with ability to work quickly and efficiently to complete tasks and responsibilities.
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively with others.
  • Proficient use of technology including laptop, iPhone, and software for email, texting, calendars, time tracking, mapping, and data collection with apps such as Esri.
  • Use chemicals and cleaning products and tools such as disinfectants, degreasers, solvents, broom, vacuum, etc.
  • Proficient with hand tools and power tools.
  • Ability to physically exert self, complete repetitive weight bearing labor such as shoveling, and lift and carry up to 50 pounds or more pounds with assistance.
  • Physical mobility and dexterity including but not limited to the ability to walk, stand, squat, kneel, bend, stoop, reach and handle.
  • Ability to operate 4WD trucks, skid steers, trailers, other farm & ranch equipment and off-road vehicles.
  • Ability to drive long distances alone in remote areas and navigate unmaintained or potentially hazardous 2-tracks and roads in varied conditions such as mud, ice, and snow.
  • Ability to work varied or long hours, on-call hours, evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
  • Reliable transportation for personal non-work use.
  • CPR, AED, and first aid training (provided).