Natural Resources Field Technician (Parks Maintenance Aide)

Oakland County
Job Description

Regularly survey, monitor and collect data across the park system and provide verbal, written, or data based reports. Directly manage targeted plant and/or animal populations through appropriate methodologies including: application of herbicides or fungicides, removal or modification of native vegetation or animals, and restoration activities such as prescribed burning or planting native species.  Identify Michigan plant and animal species as required in order to implement land management activities. Utilize current technologies to navigate and record ecological data.  Technologies currently includes: GPS, ArcGIS Online, Smartphone. Maintain good public relations, such as speaking to  interested citizens and park staff about program methods, practices and purpose of programs. Ability to safely use and maintain tools and equipment including: hand powered tools, brush cutters, herbicide applicators, chainsaws, tractors, chippers, loppers, and construction tools.

Minimum Qualifications

At the time of application, applicants must:

1. Be at least 16 years old and a high school graduate; OR have completed the state requirement for a G.E.D. certificate; OR be an emancipated minor; OR have passed their 18th birthday;

2. Possess a valid United States motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license. Out of country driver's license holders will be required to obtain the appropriate valid State of Michigan driver's license before the hire date.

NOTE: Under federal law, those assigned to Mobile Recreation and who operate certain vehicles are required to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a Group "A" designation with air brakes endorsement.

3. Pass the complete examination, including the employment medical established for this classification.

Special Requirements


Must maintain a valid Michigan motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license. (SEE NOTE)

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