Restoration Field Technician
Cardno USA Inc
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4 Year Degree
Cardno is seeking a Restoration Field Technician in our Madison, Wisconsin office, to implement project work in the ecological restoration management field. Projects will involve field labor, technical work, and/or supervision of field crews. A typical work day consists of 8‐10 hours of in‐the‐field physical labor although, in accordance with the requirements of specific assignments, may include irregular hours. This position will require overnight travel.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
> Implementing restoration project work at the ground level under the direction of a Field Supervisor and/or Project Manager
> Native planting, seeding, erosion control installation, herbicide application, prescribed fire or any other activities
necessary with field implementation of ecological restoration projects
> Accurate documentation of daily field activities and organization of materials
> Compliance with all company and client safety requirements
> Adherence to corporate policies, operate through the proper management channels, and act in the best interest
of the company
> Associate’s or Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences (Ecology, Environmental Science, Botany, Biology, Fisheries, Forestry) ‐ in progress or equivalent experience
> Ability to traverse wet and/or rugged terrain in diverse, sometimes inclement, weather conditions while carrying up to 50 lbs.
> Experience in native and invasive species plant identification
> Experience operating basic hand tools and smaller equipment such as backpack sprayers, augers, chainsaws, and/or brushcutters
> Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
> Availability and willingness to travel overnight for multiple days per week, occasionally more than a week, and adaptable to schedule changes upon short notice
> Must be able to work in an environment where safety is at the forefront of all operations
> Technicians will be required to obtain Commercial Pesticide Applicator's Certifications in Categories 5.0 and 6.0
> Valid Driver's License with the ability to drive a company vehicle and an acceptable motor vehicle record
> Experience operating large equipment such as ATVs/UTVs, tractors, chippers, and/ or skid steers
> Experience with herbicide handling, application, and application equipment
> Knowledge and/or experience in ecological restoration techniques
> Experience in map reading, GIS, and/or operating a GPS
> Standard First Aid, CPR, and/or Red Card
> Bilingual (Spanish) is a plus
• Please Note that selected candidates will be required to pass a drug, background and reference screening.
Cardno is a professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D
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