Want to learn ecological restoration? Check out our job opportunities!

Do you love being outside, doing ecological restoration work? We are currently looking to fill some Natural Areas Stewardship positions here at Oakland Township Parks. Applications are due February 19, 2016, so don’t delay if you’re interested! Please share this opportunity if you know qualified individuals.

Seasonal Land Stewardship Technicians

These folks get a unique opportunity to use many land management techniques, including prescribed fire, Phragmites control, invasive shrub control, native plant identification, and much more. Here’s a brief overview of the job:

The Stewardship Technician position is a 12 week seasonal, hourly position to be employed by the Parks and Recreation Commission (May to August). Duties include the management of the Township parks’ natural areas under the direction of the Natural Areas Stewardship Manager. Work tasks may include species monitoring, invasive species control, prescribed burning, and assisting with volunteer stewardship workdays. This position will require cooperation with PRC staff, partner organizations, volunteers, and the general public. This position may be ideal for a candidate seeking an academic internship, experience in the natural resource management field, or continued education in stewardship and land management. It is the responsibility of the Stewardship Technician to make any and all arrangements with an accredited institution if an internship is desired.

Stewardship Specialist

The second position is a permanent, 24 hours per week position (year-round).

The Stewardship Specialist will provide technical expertise and coordinate staff and volunteers to effectively conduct ecological stewardship activities in Oakland Township parks. Duties include management of park natural areas under the direction of the Natural Areas Stewardship Manager. Must be familiar with current conservation issues and have knowledge of general biological and ecological principles as they relate to natural areas management; able to identify Great Lakes region plant and animal species; able to operate GPS units and interpret maps; skill in field data collection and management; able to use and maintain power tools and hand tools safely; able to operate tractors and other equipment safely; possess an ability to perform physical work in harsh conditions and inclement weather; and able to work under minimal supervision. This position will require cooperation with PRC staff, partner organizations, volunteers, and the general public.

To see the job advertisement and to read the full job description, visit http://www.oaklandtownship.org/employment_opportunities/index.php

The 2015 Stewardship Crew!
The 2015 Stewardship Crew!
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About Ben VanderWeide

I am the Natural Areas Stewardship Manager for Oakland Township Parks and Recreation in southeast Michigan. I have a doctorate in biology (focused on plant ecology) and I am passionate about protecting and managing natural areas.

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