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Horticultural Assistant

Company: Resource Environmental Solutions
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

RES is looking for a Restoration Technician with 1+ years of working in the natural resources field experience, based out of our Des Moines, Iowa office.

Our Techs work on a variety of projects, including Stream restoration, Stormwater, Restoration planting, Invasive plant removal/management, and Landscape construction. This means that you will be traveling to the job sites for around 75% of your time.

If you are an avid outdoorsman and want to start your journey in the ecological restoration industry - this is the right job for you.
What your day-to-day might look like?
In the field, you will be planting, seeding, performing erosion control, brush cutting, prescribed burns, operating light equipment, and applying herbicide to control invasive species.

Please note that we also work outside come rain or come shine, and are exposed to insects including ticks and mosquitoes, or poisonous plants such as poison ivy. You will be walking long distances, and carrying equipment, such as chainsaws and gas-powered brush cutters & augers or a sprayer (up to 50 lbs.). At times, you will also be required to operate ATVs, tractors, skid steers, and trucks with trailers.
We would like to talk to you if you have many of the following:

  • High School degree or equivalent
  • Team player- able to operate and adapt within a team
  • Keen interest in natural resources and outdoors What will make you stand out:
    • 1 or more years working in field operations or civil construction or on natural resource or water resource infrastructure projects
    • Prior experience performing native seed and plant installation, including erosion control measures
    • Native plant identification knowledge
    • Prior experience spraying herbicide and the ability to study for and pass a test to become a licensed Pesticide Applicator
    • Experience with the repair and maintenance of small engines and equipment
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a FedMed Certificate and drive truck and trailer
      VEVRAA Federal Contractor

      RES is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Associated topics: cultivate, fork lift, garden, inventory, lawn, management, plant, scanner, ship, watering

Keywords: Resource Environmental Solutions, Des Moines , Horticultural Assistant, Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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