Posted 4 weeks ago

Natural Resources Technician

Company: The Morton Arboretum
Category: Horticulture, Maintenance


Type: Full Time

The Morton Arboretum has an opening for the Natural Resources Technician position. This position performs a variety of duties relating to the maintenance and restoration of woodland, wetland, prairie, and aquatic natural areas. Essential Functions:

  • Control invasive plant species by applying herbicide and removing plants in accordance with prescribed standards. Communicate with supervisor to understand and achieve natural area objectives.
  • Collect seeds and assist in propagating plants. Prepare areas for planting, sow seeds, and plant native vegetation for ecological restoration.
  • Implement prescribed burns and winter projects within natural areas.
  • Assist with fisheries and wildlife management and conservation projects.
  • May use GIS mapping and GPS technology to assist with the tracking and record keeping of natural resource projects.
  • Learn, understand, and demonstrate the ability to safely operate and maintain all pesticides, tools and equipment according to the operator’s manuals.
  • Provide guidance and direction to volunteers and seasonal employees.
  • Participate in snow removal operations, including snow shoveling, snow blowing, and application of deicing materials.
  • Assist with the set-up for special events and other large-scale grounds projects, as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.