Restoration Technician


About the organization

RES is the nation’s largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 328 stream miles, 58,024 wetland acres, and rehabilitated, preserved, and/or managed over 15,000 acres of special-status species habitats. RES operations include planting over 17,400,000 restorative trees and reducing over 267 tons of polluting nutrients. RES navigates and streamlines the environmental permitting process with solutions that balance economic development and ecological sustainability through the establishment of mitigation/conservation banks, permittee responsible turnkey mitigation, and corporate social responsibility projects.


What your day-to-day might look like?

Execute invasive brush clearing, tree felling, planting, seeding, erosion, and sediment controls
Maintenance of natural areas through herbicide application and equipment operation
Perform restoration activities, including identifying and protecting native species, identifying, and controlling invasive species, and site clearing
Loading plant materials at nurseries and other suppliers
Learning to do plant counts, design, and layout
Assist with projects related to:
Stream restoration
Restoration planting
Invasive plant removal/management
Landscape construction
Plant identification
Pruning and plant care


Required Qualifications:

High School degree or equivalent
Ability to think quickly and adapt required
Team player- able to operate and adapt within a team

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree - background pertaining to Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Horticulture, or a related field
Experience working on natural resource or water resource infrastructure projects
Prior experience performing native seed and plant installation, including erosion control measures
Excellent native plant ID, including winter woody plant identification
Prior experience spraying herbicide and the ability to study for and pass a test to become a licensed PA/WV Pesticide Applicator
Experience with repair and maintenance of small engines and equipment is a strong plus
Prior experience driving large pick-up trucks and hauling trailers preferred
1 or more years working in field operations or civil construction


Physical Requirements:


Willing and able to perform and comply with the following items:

Ability to lift or carry up to 50 pounds
Ability to work outside in harsh and under adverse weather conditions including heat, cold, rain, snow, and exposure to insects including ticks and mosquitoes. Exposure to poisonous plants such as poison ivy.
Ability to undertake fieldwork that includes, operating ATVs, tractors, skid steers, and trucks with trailers
Ability to safely operate chainsaws and gas-powered brush cutters & augers

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