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Monitoring Crew Member

Posted by: Saginaw Bay CISMA

Posted date: Apr-30-2018

Location: Bay City


Saginaw Bay Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (SB-CISMA)


Invasive Species Monitoring Crew Member (1 position)

Type of Position:  1) Full time (40 hrs/week) limited term position, through September 28th, 2018

Employer:  Lapeer Conservation District

Employer Description:  Lapeer Conservation District is a local entity of State government.  Our role in the community is to serve as the local lead organization for assisting landowners with natural resource and agricultural concerns.   We accomplish this through numerous partnerships with non-profit organizations as well as local, state, and federal agencies.  The SB-CISMA exists to create and support collaborative invasive species management among federal and state agencies, municipalities, tribes, non-profits, community organizations, schools and private landowners within 15 counties of the Saginaw Bay Watershed.

Work Location:  Work will take place in the Saginaw Bay Watershed, primarily in Arenac, Bay and Tuscola counties.  Office location is Bay City State Park, 3582 State Park Dr., Bay City, MI 48706

Compensation:  $15/hr

Benefits: Mileage reimbursement and training; no paid time off

Supervision:  Lapeer Conservation District Manager, SB-CISMA Coordinator

Closing Date:  May 14, 2018

Starting Date:  July 2016

Essential Duties:

·       Conduct standardized monitoring procedures on pre and post treatment of non-native Phragmites within defined areas of Arenac, Bay and Tuscola Counties.

·       Monitor for other invasive species within treatment areas.

·       Use aerial maps, GIS and GPS to collect and store data.   

·       Assist in the hiring and oversight of contractors to treat specific areas of non-native Phragmites.

·       Work closely with the SB-CISMA Monitoring Crew Project Manager

·       Work closely with the SB-CISMA Project Coordinator.

·       Work to manage other invasive species identified within treatment areas.

·       Represent the SB-CISMA at events, meetings and while working in the field.

Other Duties:

·       Attend classroom and field trainings as directed.

·       Assist with equipment maintenance as needed.

·       Dress appropriately and be prepared for all outdoor environments and weather (wetlands, lakes, sand, mud, dense vegetation, rain, snow, ice, sun, cold, hot, etc.)

·       Assist with project outreach activities as requested.



·       Must have at least a high school diploma or GED certificate

·       Must have a valid driver’s license.

·       Willingness to work a varied schedule.


·       Experience, training or degree in natural resources or related field.

Skills and Abilities:


·       Plant identification skills.

·       Plant monitoring/surveying skills.

·       GPS proficiency.

·       Operate a standard PC workstation and effectively use Windows-based software

·       Ability to complete fieldwork in all types of conditions (wetlands, lakes, sand, mud, dense vegetation, rain, snow, ice, sun, hot, cold, etc.) while carrying equipment.

·       Ability to work in both team and independent situations, and be self-motivated.

·       Ability to communicate clearly in both speech and writing.

·       Strong organization skills. 


·       Commercial pesticide applicators license

·       Ability to use a plant identification key

·       Operate Arc GIS mapping software.

·       Ability to identify various species of invasive plants, particularly non-native Phragmites, but also Japanese Knotweed, Flowering Rush, Pale/Black Swallow-wort, and European Frog-bit.


To Apply:        Send resume, list of 3 references, and cover letter by May 14th, 2018 to:  Ms. Mary Brown at maryr.brown(at)mi.nacdnet.net.  Include plant identification monitoring and surveying experience in your cover letter.  

Lapeer Conservation District is an Equal Opportunity Provider, Employer, and Lender.
Job Title Monitoring Crew Member
Post Details
Email sbcisma(at)gmail.com
Employer's Website http://
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Environmental Science
Job Classification Job Classification -> Technician
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Bay City
Key Words Environment, Conservation
Start Date July 1st, 2018
Salary $15/hr
Deadline May-14-2018