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SWCA Environmental Consultants Ecological Restoration Technician/Invasive Plant Management Technician in Amherst, Massachusetts

About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is looking for assistance with Spring 2021 work in our Ecological Restoration Group. This immediate need is for temporary work through June 2021 with the opportunity for permanent status thereafter. The position may require occasional travel in order to complete restoration projects throughout the Northeast. Should the opportunity for permanent status be available, invasive plant management (herbicide application) will be a requirement of the position (requiring licenses in at least MA and CT).

What you will accomplish

  • Work in a team setting to complete restoration plantings, bank/soil stabilization, trail construction, wetland enhancement, vegetation monitoring and data collection.

  • Effectively communicate with other project team members and follow instructions well

  • Implement and complete tasks and responsibilities delegated by Field Supervisors

  • Take positive action and accountability for assigned work

  • Perform herbicide application for invasive plant management as-needed

Experience and qualifications for success

  • Holds a Bachelor's degree.

  • 1-3 years direct work experience in a landscaping/construction capacity (desired).

  • Experience at working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential

  • Ability to effectively execute tasks is crucial

  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and work in extreme weather conditions

  • Previous herbicide application experience (desired)

  • MA Certified Pesticide Applicators license (desired)

  • Ability to perform herbicide application

  • Previous stormwater experience (desired)

  • Previous erosion control experience is (desired)

  • OSHA 10 and/or 40 hour certification (desired)

  • Flexible during times of change

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Must hold a valid driver's license

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Requisition Number2021-11236

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Office LocationUS-MA-Amherst

ProgramNatural Resources/Biology/Ecology

Hire TypeTemporary

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