Seasonal Entomology Worker
Company: State of Indiana
Posted on: June 12, 2021
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About the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:
The mission of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is to
protect, enhance, preserve, and wisely use natural, cultural, and
recreational resources for the benefit of Indiana's citizens
through professional leadership, management, and education.
This position starts at a minimum rate of $9.86 per hour;
however, pay may be commensurate with experience and the starting
rate may vary for the position for which you apply.
About the Job:
As a Seasonal Resource Management Technician, you will perform
duties related to the survey, biological monitoring, and/or control
of property natural resources. This role will also assist in the
maintenance of property facilities and equipment.
A Day in the Life:
The essential functions of this role are as follows:
- General Resource Management Technicians assist with the control
of invasive plant species natural area restoration trail
maintenance, brush and tree removal, signage, timber marking and/or
timber stand improvement based on the property.
- Nature Preserves Stewards assists Regional Ecologists to
implement habitat restoration and management plans for native plant
and animal communities, including endangered, threatened, or rare
species. Further, this role assists with the control of invasive
plant species through physical or chemical removal, and natural
area restoration (including controlled/prescribed burns). Stewards
also assist with trail maintenance, brush and tree removal,
signage, timber marking and/or timber stand improvement based on
- Biological Naturalist Aides assist District Biologists with
future succession control, food plot plans, fish, wildlife and
vegetation surveys. Duties may include data collection, species
monitoring, mowing, planting and managing habitats for
- Wildlife Science Technicians assist Wildlife Science Biologists
with research and management activities focused on a species or
group of species. Duties may include developing and/or conducting
surveys, building and maintaining traps and other equipment,
coordinating volunteers, entering data, staffing check stations,
and processing carcasses.
- Entomology and Taxonomy Identifiers sort through samples of
exotic forest or tree pests of specific concern. Survey samples are
collected from high risk sites to determine locations of exotic
insects and pathogens in Indiana. Samples of concern are processed
and forwarded to a certified taxonomist for further identification
- Nursery Workers collect, weigh, test, bail and grade seedlings
for quality and use. This role also packages tree seedlings and
fulfills customer orders.
- Creel Clerks interview anglers, collect biological information
and tissues from various fish species, and enter data on relevant
forms and/or systems.
- Classified Forest Program Interns primarily conduct field
inspections of forestlands and complete associated reports. Duties
may include assisting with forest inventories, timber marking,
educational programs, and timber stand improvement.
The job description is not designed to cover or contain a
comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities
that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities
and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
What We're Looking For:
- Candidates shall have aHigh School Diploma or High School
Equivalent (HSE) or one (1) year of work experience.
- A valid driver's license is required.
- Completion of some college coursework in wildlife management,
natural resources, biology, ecology, forestry and/or related areas
of study is required for some roles.
- This role may be required to work afternoons, evenings,
weekends and holidays.
- Individual may be required to wear a DNR provided uniform.
- May be required to travel to additional properties.
- May be required to work around potentially dangerous heavy
equipment (e.g. tractors, disks, mowers, planters, etc.).
What You'll Need for Success:
- Ability to understand and apply through on the job training and
using previous, relevant experience basic biological principals,
ecological variables and interactions, plant identification,
herbicide application, invasive plant management techniques (of
conservation biology, the management of forests, wetlands, and
prairie habitats), and life histories of invasive plants.
- Basic knowledge of scientific methods, procedures and theories
applicable to the management of invasive plant populations
- Ability to lift equipment, tools, or materials up to 50lbs
- Ability to sustain periods of strenuous physical activity
- Ability to carry out assignments with general instruction and
- Individuals may experience working in potentially inclement
- Individuals may experience working directly with
- May perform duties in a variety of different environments,
including an office environment, field environment, rugged terrain,
and various adverse weather conditions (extreme heat, cold, rain,
snow, sleet, etc.).
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct
Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:
This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to
180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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