Invasive Species Strike Team Member (2)
Environmental Specialist
Non-Exempt (NE4)/Full Time/Seasonal
$12.10 - $14.22 - $16.34

The Strike Team Members will conduct invasive species control on Tribal properties. The Strike Team Members are responsible for survey, detection and control of invasive species. Main job duties will include comprehensive invasive species survey of Tribal lands, manual and chemical control and removal efforts. Strike Team Member will have frequent long days in the field (including lunches). The Invasive Species Strike Team will perform functions for the Tribal Government in compliance with Tribal policy and Federal Government standards.

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must possess valid driver’s license and be insurable on company policy
  • Ability to identify (or learn to identify) invasive species of Michigan
  • Must possess a strong work ethic including being service-orientated
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, self-starter, organizational, and time management skills
  • Possess effective oral communication skills
  • Must have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Possess the ability to operate equipment including pesticide applicator and UTV
  • Ability to work in a team-orientated environment and maintain an effective team working relationship with co-workers
  • Must be punctual and reliable

include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Report to the Stewardship Specialist on a daily basis
  • The majority of work assigned will take place in the field
  • Crew members must dress appropriately for the conditions
  • Crew members will be performing work in areas highly visible to the Tribe and public
    • The Gun Lake Tribe will hold employees to a high standard of professionalism
  • Invasive species monitoring
    • Document the species, location and area of infestation using GPS, Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN) and other applicable programs
    • Treat invasive species using identified best management practices
  • Conduct manual and chemical invasive species control including removal of garlic mustard, autumn olive, multiflora rose and honey suckle
    • Areas where invasive species are treated must be documented in a pesticide application log book as well as entered into the appropriate data management tool(s)
  • Safely utilize equipment including but not limited to chainsaws, herbicide sprayers, UTVs and hand tools
  • Assist with mapping, publications, data entry and outreach activities
  • Attend classroom and field trainings as requested
  • Assist in maintaining equipment (sprayers, sampling gear etc.)
  • Work as a Camp Counselor and/or other capacity at the Jijak Youth Camp
  • Assist Environmental Departmental staff with day-to-day activities when needed
  • First Aid and CPR certification must be acquired after hire at Tribe’s expense
  • Pesticide Certification must be acquired after hire at the Tribe’s expense
  • Willing to obtain and maintain certifications including pesticide applicator license, first aid and CPR, as required
  • Occasional non-traditional hours including working evenings and weekends
  • Ability and willingness to travel for field work, meetings and continuing education
  • Field duties can require working in harsh weather conditions including regularly exposed to wet and/or humid and other outside weather conditions
  • This position may be subject to frequent exposure to extreme levels of temperature, air pollution, noise pollution and chemicals.
  • The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and other potentially hazardous equipment

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
All applicants must be able to demonstrate their US work authorization during the employment verification process. The pre-employment process also requires the ability to pass a criminal background investigation and drug/alcohol test.

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians recognizes Native American preference in its hiring and employment policies.

This is a seasonal non-benefited position.

Continued Employment For Subsequent Seasons Is Possible

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You are required to register and apply through our online employment portal to be considered for this position. If you require assistance or to apply in person:

Gun Lake Tribe
Administration Building
2872 Mission Dr.
Shelbyville, MI 49344