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6 Mar 2023

Temporary Indiana Grand Calumet River Restoration Crew Member

The Nature Conservancy in Indiana – Posted by The Nature Conservancy in Indiana Merrillville, Indiana, United States

Job Description

The Nature Conservancy in Indiana is looking for Grand Calumet River Restoration Crew Members to join our staff in protecting more than 500 acres, including globally rare dune and swale habitat, across northern Lake County, Indiana.  Restoration efforts are geared towards reinstating beneficial uses related to wildlife and wildlife habitat.  This is a unique opportunity to work in an area that contains more than 30 percent of Indiana’s rare and endangered species, while expanding your conservation knowledge and skills for the next phase of your career!

The Grand Calumet River Restoration Crew Members participate in restoration efforts as part of a Grand Calumet River Restoration Action Team.  They assist in maintaining preserve areas and riverine marshes.  Work may include controlling exotic invasive species; maintaining tools and equipment; monitoring wildlife; conducting preserve maintenance; learning how to identify native and non-native species; and preparing sites for prescribed burns.

The scope and responsibilities for this position include teamwork; close or infrequent supervision; interaction with visitors and/or volunteers; considerable physical exertion and/or muscle strain; irregular work hours and long days, particularly during spring and fall fire seasons; and variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time, on difficult and hazardous terrain.

This is a short-term, full-time (40 hours), field position based at our Southern Lake Michigan Rim Office in Merrillville, Indiana, lasting approximately 6 months starting May 2023.  This position pays $17.25/hour with a bonus of $500/month (all subject to required tax withholdings).

How to Apply

Visit and use keyword “Indiana” to see a complete position description and apply by 11:59 pm EDT March 24, 2023.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Temporary.

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