Seasonal Field Technician

Illinois, United States
Feb 24, 2015
May 01, 2015
Employment Type
Part time, Temporary / Seasonal
Salary Type

V3 Companies is a growth-oriented organization providing professional engineering, construction, and science related services to clients. V3’s Construction & Ecological Restoration Division is seeking qualified candidates to fill thirty Field Technician positions. For those individuals interested in the biological sciences (i.e., biology, botany, ecology, zoology, aquatic ecology, etc...), these positions offer valuable ecological field experience working within the Chicago region.

Open Position: Field Technicians:
Location: Various sites in the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area
Starting Date: March – May 2015
Completion: July to November 2015 (project dependent / flexible)
Hours per Week: 25 – 45 hours (project & weather dependent)
Pay: $10-14/hr (based on experience)
Overtime Pay: 1.5 x base wage for every hour worked over 40 in the same week
Applications: Accepted until positions are filled

Field Technicians will assist V3 staff ecologists with a variety of field management activities for projects around the greater Chicagoland area. The primary responsibility of Field Technicians will be to conduct invasive species control (mechanical and chemical methods). Technicians will obtain a herbicide operators license issued by the State of Illinois. Technicians will spend 100% of their time in the field at various project locations as assigned. Technicians will work in vegetative communities such as prairies, wetlands, sedge meadows, woodlands, and naturalized basins. Technicians may also conduct wetland plant installation. Technicians will learn plant identification, plant ecology and invasive species control methods. Technicians will be exposed to various ecological management practices commonly used in the Great Lakes Region as well as various restoration and enhancement, wetland mitigation/creation, and naturalization projects. Other responsibilities may include irrigation, tree and shrub installation, select tree removal, and erosion control blanket installation.

Technicians will be scheduled on various project sites, possibly on a daily basis, throughout the season. Project sites are located throughout the greater Chicagoland area, including DuPage, Cook, Will, Kane, and Lake Counties, Illinois and Lake County, Indiana. Technicians will likely be assigned to project sites located in most, if not all, of these counties throughout the duration of the season.

1) Must be at least 18 years of age;
2) Must provide own private transportation to each project location;
3) Must have the physical ability to work in up to 2 feet of muddy water and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds, while exposed to outdoor elements such as heat and rain.

Interested applicants should email their resume to Rachel Urbanski at .

V3 Companies is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.