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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNIT: City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation is Hiring Conservation Worker II (Deadline: n/a)






Conservation Worker II needed for employment with the City of Ann Arbor, MI, Natural Area Preservation (NAP).






Work with Natural Area Preservation Conservation Crew to:


·         Manually remove invasive plant species from natural areas

·         Apply herbicide for the control of invasive plant species

·         Assist with prescribed ecological burns (spring and fall)

·         Maintain and construct trails

·         Lead volunteer workdays and other environmental stewardship activities

·         Collect, process, store and sow seed from native plants

·         Keep detailed, accurate records of all work performed

·         Assist in implementing stewardship plans and collecting ecological data from natural areas




·         Excellent interpersonal skills suitable for working with crew, volunteers, and public

·         Background in natural resource management or equivalent field

·         Ability to distinguish between native and non-native flora

·         Ability to perform strenuous manual labor outdoors in all weather conditions, lift and carry moderately heavy items, and sit and stand for long periods of time

·         Ability to work with and maintain chain saws, brush blades, and other power tools

·         Ability to work with minimal direct field supervision

·         Willingness to work flexible schedule, including evening, weekends, and some holidays

·         Valid Driver's License, CPR certification, First Aid certification, and medical card

·         Willingness and ability to obtain Michigan Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certificate

·         The City of Ann Arbor is a drug-free workplace.  You may be required to submit to a drug screen during the hiring process. 


SALARY:   $12.12/hour; 40 hours/week; including regular evenings, weekends, and holidays. This position is considered a temporary - benefits eligible position.


DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: Successful candidates can expect this position to go through mid-December, with the possibility of it being extended up to 10 months from date of hire. Candidates may be considered for rehire after a 2 month break in employment, but rehire is not guaranteed.


       TO APPLY:  Apply online at

       Please contact Michael Hahn, Stewardship Specialist with questions at