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Tallgrass Prairie Center

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Roadside-related job openings

Roadside Vegetation Management Aide, Linn County Engineering/Secondary Road Department. Apply by September 25, 2019. Performs duties in the field and in the office related to Linn County’s integrated roadside vegetation management.  Applies knowledge and skills, under the direction of the Roadside Vegetation Management Specialist, related to the field of roadside vegetation, road safety, and of highway construction and maintenance.  Responsible to assist in the maintenance of roadside inventory, noxious weed and invasive species control, tree and shrub removal, trimming and planting, and the general use of chemicals, seed mixtures, plants and plantings. For more information and to apply, click here.

Prescribed Fire Specialist, Minnesota Department of Transportation. Apply by September 9, 2019. As a Prescribed Fire Specialist, you will support a one-of-a-kind roadside prescribed fire program at the Minnesota Department of Transportation. This opportunity will allow you to be instrumental in developing and ensuring the long-term success of this program. You will directly mentor district crews on the use of prescribed fire and will collaborate with fire personnel across the state, including staff from other agencies, non-profits, and private industry groups. This position demands strong problem solving skills and the ability to work independently on projects and assignments, as you will be given much autonomy and be expected to make decisions on a daily basis. For more information, including how to apply, please click here.