NATURAL RESOURCE SPECIALIST

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Sep 10, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 227171-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: VCRGE/ARBORETUM/ARBORETUM
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Plant Sciences



Position Summary:

The Natural Resource Specialist is a member of the Arboretum Land Care field crew, and works with the Land Care Manager and the rest of the field crew to implement restoration and management plans for the UW Arboretum's restored and remnant plant and animal communities. This position also assists in the management of the horticultural gardens and performs general maintenance of the grounds. Arboretum land management contributes to the Arboretum mission--"We conserve and restore Arboretum lands, advance restoration ecology, and foster the land ethic"--by ensuring that our ecological communities and horticultural plantings illustrate exemplary management practices, and are a valuable resource for research, teaching, and outreach.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

A minimum of 1 year of experience and knowledge of Wisconsin/Midwest ecology and plants, natural areas management, prairie restoration, native seed collection, prescribed fire, chainsaw use, small engine repair, equipment and vehicle use and maintenance, herbicide application, and/or related skills and knowledge.

License or Certificate:

- Certification as prescribed fire crew member through completion of National Wildfire Coordinating Group courses S130, S190, and I100, or ability to become certified within 12 months of hiring.
- Certification as Wisconsin pesticide applicator, or ability to become certified with 12 months of hiring.
- Certification in chainsaw safety, or ability to become certified within 12 months of hiring.
- Certification in First Aid, CPR, AED or ability to become certified within 12 months of hiring.

Department(s):

A347700-VCRGE/ARBORETUM/ARBORETUM

Work Schedule:

7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Monday - Friday

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $12.12 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply through wisc.jobs.edu with a cover letter that includes any experience with and/or knowledge of Wisconsin/Midwest ecology and plants, natural areas management, prairie restoration, native seed collection, prescribed fire, chainsaw use, small engine repair, equipment and vehicle use and maintenance, herbicide application, and/or related skills and knowledge, and an updated resume.

Contact:

Denise Westphal
denise.westphal@wisc.edu
608-263-7760
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )





Official Title:

ARBORETUM TECH(90480)

Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:

227171-US

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Sep 10 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 16 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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