City of Ann Arbor
Conservation Worker II (R&D)
Conservation Worker II
Starting Hourly Rate: $18.68
Work Schedule: Typical season is March-December
Manually remove invasive plant species from natural areas. Assist with prescribed ecological burns. Monitor progress of restoration and ecological stewardship activities. Maintain and construct tails. Collect, process, and sow seed from native plants. Keep accurate, detailed records of work performed. Apply herbicide for the control of invasive plant species. Help lead and supervise volunteer workdays.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that may be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Positions in this class typically require: driving, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, grasping, feeling, talking, hiking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
The work includes hiking long distances in and out of a park carrying heavy tools.
The work often involves the ability to perform routine moderate lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs. including regularly moving heavy logs off the trail and carrying 5 gallons of water on incumbent's back during burn season. Work may be performed off the trail on uneven terrain. In addition, the work will require seasonal exposure to extreme (both hot and cold) weather conditions, including snow and ice and working in adverse weather conditions.See job description