Job Title: Natural Areas Maintenance – Restoration Technician Location: Talcott Page Maintenance Facility and various locations in the Rockford Park District Pay Grade: I ($8.25-$10.50) Length of Season: May-August
Summary of Duties: Include, but are not limited to the following
-Prairie, wetland, and woodland restoration
-Brush and invasive species control, including cutting, herbicide applications, mowing, and hand pulling.
-Native grass and forb seed collection and processing.
-Installation of plugs, bare root stock, shrubs or saplings, and seed distribution.
-Assistance with research and monitoring projects at both a species and community level.
-Assistance with wildlife management projects as needed.
-Removal of trash and other debris from natural areas.
-Assist with volunteer and community projects -Operate hand tools and power equipment -Drive park district equipment (trucks, towing trailers, tractors, etc.) -Perform general duties relating to the upkeep of the buildings and grounds
Qualifications: -Must be a minimum of 18 years old -Days and hours vary, general hours will be 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. M-F. Evening, weekend, and holiday work may be required -Ability to provide customers with expert care, sensitive consideration and efficient service. -Good communication skills including expressive, written, and receptive. -Ability to follow direction from Supervisor of Horticulture & Natural Areas and/or Horticulture Coordinators, demonstrating flexibility as a team player. -Ability to problem solve in a variety of situations -Valid Driver’s license -CPR and First Aid Certification (can be obtained through the Rockford Park District -Valid Pesticide Operator License (or the ability to obtain after employment)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
-Very Heavy work:
Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally
Exerting in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently
Exerting in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects -Climbing, Balancing, Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching, Crawling, Reaching, Standing, Walking, Pushing, Lifting, Grasping, Feeling, Talking, Repetitive motions Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. -Far, near, and mid-range vision
-Outside work in various weather conditions
-Hiking through uneven terrain.
Significant environmental factors are applicable to this position. The Rockford Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer