V3 Companies is a growth-oriented organization based in Woodridge IL providing professional environmental engineering, construction, and science-related services. V3’s Construction & Ecological Restoration Division is seeking qualified candidates to fill multiple Field Technician positions. For those students interested in the biological sciences (i.e., biology, botany, ecology, zoology, aquatic ecology, etc.), these positions offer valuable ecological field experience working within the Chicago region.
- Starting Date: March – May 2015
- Completion: July to November 2015 (project-dependent / flexible)
- Hours per Week: 25 – 45 hours (project & weather-dependent)
- Pay: $10 – $14/hr (based on experience)
- Overtime Pay: 1.5 x base wage for every hour worked over 40 in the same week
- Applications accepted until positions are filled
Responsibilities and Opportunities
Field Technicians will assist V3 staff ecologists with a variety of fi eld management activities for projects around the greater Chicagoland area. The primary responsibility of Field Technicians will be to conduct invasive species control (mechanical and chemical methods). Technicians will obtain a herbicide operators license issued by the State of Illinois. Technicians will spend 100% of their time in the field at various project locations as assigned. Technicians will work in vegetative communities such as prairies, wetlands, sedge meadows, woodlands, and naturalized basins. Technicians may also conduct wetland plant installation.
Technicians will learn plant identification, plant ecology and invasive species control methods. Technicians will be exposed to various ecological management practices commonly used in the Great Lakes Region as well as various restoration and enhancement, wetland mitigation/creation, and naturalization projects. Other responsibilities may include irrigation, tree and shrub installation, select tree removal, and erosion control blanket installation.
For more information and application instructions, see this pdf.