Conservation Worker II

City of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI, US

Work with Natural Area Preservation Conservation Crew to:

  • Manually remove invasive plant species from natural areas
  • Apply herbicide for the control of invasive plant species
  • Assist with prescribed ecological burns (spring and fall)
  • Maintain and construct trails
  • Lead volunteer workdays and other environmental stewardship activities
  • Collect, process, store and sow seed from native plants
  • Keep detailed, accurate records of all work performed
  • Assist in implementing stewardship plans and collecting ecological data from natural areas


  • Excellent interpersonal skills suitable for working with team members, volunteers, and public
  • Background in natural resource management or equivalent field
  • Ability to distinguish between native and non-native flora
  • Ability to perform strenuous manual labor outdoors in all weather conditions, lift and carry moderately
  • heavy items, and sit and stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to work with and maintain chain saws, brush blades, and other power tools
  • Ability to work with minimal direct field supervision
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including evening, weekends, and some holidays
  • Valid Driver’s License, CPR certification, First Aid certification, and MDOT medical card
  • Willingness and ability to obtain Michigan Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certificate (category 6)
  • The City of Ann Arbor is a drug-free workplace. A drug screening may be required as a part of the hiring process.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $13.33/hour; 40 hours/week; including regular evenings, weekends, and holidays. This position does offer some sick time and health insurance.

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a temporary position not to exceed 10 consecutive months from date of hire. Successful candidates may be considered for rehire after a minimum break in employment of 2 months.

TO APPLY: Apply online at: Please contact Michael Hahn, Stewardship Specialist with questions at [email protected]