The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization, seeks qualified applicants to maintain a wide range of habitats in Northeast Ohio with DAVEY RESOURCE GROUP, Inc., in SCA’s DAVEY Ecological Restoration cohort.
SCA crew members work under the direction of Ecological Restoration Site Managers as well as Project Managers with Davey Resource Group to provide clients with the services and solutions needed to efficiently manage natural resources, comply with policies, and obtain regulatory permits. Members will inspect, manage, and maintain a wide range of habitats, both natural and disturbed. Daily tasks include native seed installation, native plug planting, tree/ shrub installation, invasive vegetation control (IVC), and other tasks related to habitat restoration. Members will receive on the ground training in hand and power tool use, herbicide application, and gain exposure to careers working for contracting agencies such as DRG. Members will also have the opportunity to participate in environmental education and professional development workshops/trainings, as well as travel for special projects across the state.
Project Work Summary: Plant ID, Various IVC techniques, including backpack spraying; native seeding; native planting (live stakes, container plants); possibly stream seeding/matting before and after IVC season; Safety Tailgates/Topics, small equipment operation
May 15th – November 17th, 2023
8-10 hrs/day, 40 hrs/week, for 27 weeks: daily schedule varies. Hours generally fall on weekdays between 7 AM and 5:30 PM, with the occasional option to work overtime or on Saturday.
Training Dates: May 15th – 19th, 2023 8 AM – 3 PM (mandatory paid training with SCA and DRG)
$18/hr for up to 40 hrs/week, $27/hr for occasional optional overtime up to 5 additional hours/week.
Crew members should anticipate an average of 40 hrs/week of work. Some work may be offered on Saturdays, but is not mandatory.
Must be 18 yrs or older; have a valid driver’s license for 3+ years and clean driving record; Current ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards; ability to lift up to 50 lbs; ability to withstand the weather and be active on your feet while carrying a 35-lb backpack; outdoor skills and experience hiking in varying terrain and weather conditions; ability to maintain a safe, productive and enjoyable work environment. Ability to adapt as schedule may change based on weather and project requirements. Plant identification skills and knowledge of midwestern ecology is a plus! Hand and power tool experience is a plus!
Ability to meet at the Davey Resource Group office every morning (unless planned otherwise) at: 333 Martinel Dr., Kent, Ohio 44240
Current students are encouraged to apply, as well as those looking to get into the field of conservation.
SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
Position ID: PO-00735004
Expected Dates: May 15, 2023 - November 17, 2023
333 Martinel Dr
Kent, OH 44240
Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt
AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible