The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization, seeks qualified applicants to maintain a wide range of habitats in Indiana with DAVEY RESOURCE GROUP, in SCA’s DAVEY Restoration Crew Member cohort.
SCA crew members work under the direction of Environmental Restoration Technicians as well as Project Managers with Davey Resource 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 species control, or 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.
Note that this position may be up to 90% invasive species control, which would involve herbicide application on most days. Members must be able to obtain an IL herbicide license within 2 weeks of start date.
Project Work Summary: Plant ID, Various IVC techniques, including backpack spraying; Safety Tailgates/Topics, small equipment operation
May 15th – October 1st, 2023*
*Potential to work through October 15th dependent on projects
8 hrs/day, 40 hrs/week: Monday-Friday, 7 AM to 3:30 PM for 20 weeks, with the occasional option to work overtime
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 memebers should anticipate an average of 35hrs/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 withstand the weather and being active on your feet while carrying a 20 lb backpack; outdoor skills and experience hiking in varying terrain and weather conditions; ability to maintain a safe, productive and enjoyable work environment. 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: 910 S. Riverside Drive, Suite 5, Elmhurst, IL 60126
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-00735012
Expected Dates: May 15, 2023 - October 1, 2023
910 S. Riverside Drive
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt
AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible