Position Description

Position Announcement: Ecological Restoration Technician – Full Time

Natural Shore Technologies is an ecological restoration company serving the Twin Cities area. Based in Independence, MN, we design, install and maintain shorelines, prairies, rain gardens and other natural landscapes. We have commercial and retail greenhouses where we grow and provide Minnesota native plants.

• Bachelor’s Degree in ecology or a related field
• At least one year of ecological restoration field experience
• Excellent native and invasive plant identification skills
• Effective communicator both verbal and written
• Experience in mixing and applying herbicides, ability to obtain Commercial Pesticide Applicator (Categories A & E) license within 30 days of hire
• Clean driving record and ability to load and haul equipment and machinery

Primary responsibilities:
• Assist the Installation and Maintenance Crew Leaders with ecological restoration projects including: site preparation, plant installation, and site maintenance
• Ability to do heavy lifting and willingness to work outdoors in all types of weather
• Ability to operate landscaping tools and equipment, drive trucks and haul trailers
• Assist crew leaders with managing summer interns and project scheduling
• Effectively manage supplies and field equipment
• Help keep tools and equipment in proper working order
• Assist with nursery operations including transplanting and general organization

Other duties:
• Interact with clients and represent the company in a professional manner
• Help update client databases
• Represent company at local tradeshows and professional forums
• Work in the retail greenhouse
• Assist with researching and writing content for newsletters
• Assist with social marketing (website, Facebook, Instagram, and e-mail)
• Give presentations at homeowners and professional meetings

This is a full time position with 2 weeks paid vacation, health insurance plan, and a flexible work schedule during the winter months. Salary – 35k to 40k.

Please send cover letter and resume to rob.l@naturalshore.com. Position closing date: 4-30-18