Assistant to the Arboretum Manager - Temporary

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Department: Arb Studies
Position Type: Temporary
Categories: Arb Studies

Position Type: Temporary
Hours Per Week: 40
Position FTE: 0.17
Pay Grade: Non-Exempt - Grade 8
     This positions expected working schedule is mid September through mid November, 2022.

Position Overview:

The Assistant to the Arboretum Manager provides support for the restoration and management work of the Arboretum and McKnight Prairie. This role is a full-time temporary staff position. 

Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities:

  • The Assistant to the Arboretum Manager will participate in the prescribed burn program, remove invasive plant species and undesirable vegetation, prepare sites for burning or planting, collect seeds, assist with restoration plantings and assist with plant inventory. This will require the use of equipment including chain saws and brush saws and herbicide application.
  • Repair and perform maintenance on equipment.
  • This position is supervised by the Arboretum Manager.
  • Receive weekly direction on specific tasks from the Manager but timing and exact implementation of the tasks is at the discretion of the Assistant.
  • Consult with the Manager if a project cannot be completed as originally described.
  • Supervise student workers when the Arboretum Manager is unavailable.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Required Qualifications:

  • Identification of native and invasive plant species.
  • Control of non-native or undesirable plant species.
  • Knowledge and experience with the operation of small power equipment.
  • Knowledge and experience with herbicide application using hand application.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and training in prescribed fire.
  • Federal S130/S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire course.
  • Supervision of an unskilled labor force

Special Instructions to Applicants:

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by Monday, June 6, 2022. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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