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Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Travel Team Technician, Invasive Plant Control, Inc. – Tennessee

Organization:  Invasive Plant Control, Inc.

Position Title: Travel Team Technician

Location:  Nashville, Tennessee

Hours and Compensation: Not listed

Application Deadline: Not listed

Internship Description:

Applicants will have the opportunity to work in various natural areas throughout the eastern United States with an emphasis on invasive plant management. Invasive Plant Control, Inc. will provide you with the opportunity to conduct intensive habitat rehabilitation of many different native plant communities with the main emphasis in invasive plant management. IPC is a privately owned company considered one of the leaders in the invasive plant control market in the US. IPC emphasizes control in natural area settings.

SPECIFIC DUTIES: Primary function will be to travel continuously throughout the eastern US as part of an invasive plant management team and utilize a variety of techniques including chemical and mechanical methods to control invasive exotic plants.

TRAVEL: • Lodging is provided. • Personal vehicle is encouraged but not required. • Food is on your own. • There may be no opportunity to travel home during the course of this position other than on your own time

REQUIREMENTS: • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation. • Applicants must pass a pre hire drug screening to be considered for employment • Valid driver’s license; good communication skills; good physical condition; ability to work with minimal supervision; ability to travel for long periods of time away from home; ability to pass pesticide applicator exams in various states. • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines • Ability to travel extensively and on short notice. • Must be actively seeking a college degree or have a college degree. Knowledge of current trends in invasive plant management in natural areas. • The ability to motivate, lead, set objectives, and manage performance of a small team. • Adapt, improvise, and overcome precarious situations. • Employee will be required to treat all invasive plant species with minimal to no damage to native species in the area.

TRAINING/EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Applicant will have the opportunity to participate in seminars or training sessions regarding: Invasive plant removal techniques; first aid; chainsaw and hand-tool safety; pesticide safety; application equipment; ATV use and orienteering. There will be opportunities to visit many culturally and historically significant sites; attend educational workshops or meetings concerning vegetation management and work alongside professionals involved in many different areas of resource management.

To Apply:

Send Cover Letter and Resume to: Lee Patrick at [email protected] 615-385-4319 

Invasive Plant Control, Inc. PO Box 50556 Nashville, TN 37205

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