Field Manager Natural Areas

Miami University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 30, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Serve as the field manager for the Miami University Natural Areas system, comprised of 1000 acres and 17 miles of hiking trails.

Duties include and are not limited to:

  • Provide support for field research, education, and community outreach activities in the Natural Areas
  • Perform routine maintenance of trails and signage in the trails system
  • Operate off-road vehicles and gas-powered equipment
  • Train and supervise student employees to work in the Natural Areas
  • Apply herbicide treatments to invasive plants in management areas
  • Order and maintain supplies needed for field maintenance of trails
  • Maintain the Natural Areas website
  • Coordinate with the Physical Facilities Department on maintenance of parking lots and service roads
  • Serve on the university Natural Areas Committee

Required: Bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences, resource management, outdoor education, or a related field; a valid driver’s license. Position not eligible for H1B sponsorship.

Consideration may be given to candidates with three years of experience in managing natural areas; pesticide applicator license.

Submit cover letter and curriculum vitae to  Inquiries may be directed to Thomas Crist at Screening of applications will begin December 8, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.


Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.


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