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Stantec Ecosystem Restoration Technician in BLUE ASH, Ohio

Ecosystem Restoration Technician - ( 230000LJ )


More than 3,000 Environmental Services staff. 20 technical specialties. 900 professional associations. An international team with local expertise. You could say we know a little something about the environment. Our passion for it drives our work. Grounded by safety, quality, and ethics, we know what it takes to balance competing project interests with creativity and efficiency. We know what to look for. And we know how to get the job done—the right way. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking passionate and energetic individuals with experience conducting land management and habitat restoration in natural areas of the upper Midwest. Successful applicants will join a growing group of environmental scientists and practitioners implementing projects to conserve, restore, and manage prairies, wetlands, woodlands, and other native habitats. As an Ecosystem Restoration Technician, you will help lead field crews with a focus on safety, innovation, and quality project delivery. Advance your career in the natural resources field by gaining leadership experience and expanding your network to include industry-leading scientists and environmental professionals. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position based out of our Cincinnati, OH office location.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Working with and leading field crews to carry-out tasks related to ecosystem restoration and management on sites ranging from one to 100s of acres.

  • Specific job tasks include invasive species identification and control (herbicide application, cutting, and mowing), native seeding and planting, prescribed burning, and brush and tree removal. Depending on experience and proficiency, equipment operation and tools to conduct the above tasks may include the use of light and heavy-duty trucks and trailers, chainsaws, brush saws, herbicide sprayers, ATVs / UTVs, tractors, and skid loaders with various attachments.

  • Demonstrating skills and experience with field tasks such as plant identification, invasive species control methods, ecological restoration techniques, and natural area assessments.

  • Lead field efforts for planning, collection, and documentation of field and written/tabular data for various restoration tasks.

  • Implementing a safety-first mindset and applying all established health, safety, security, and environment (HSSE) standards during all office and field operations.


Your Capabilities and Credentials


  • 1 to 4 years of experience in natural areas management techniques including herbicide applications, cutting / mowing, controlled burning, and native planting.

  • Positive, safety-first attitude.

  • Effective communication skills and a collaborative mindset.

  • Organized and capable of leading work assignments with attention to detail.

  • Ability to read and interpret herbicide labels and Safety Data Sheets and apply herbicides following label instructions and safety procedures.

  • Commitment to producing high quality in-field work products.

  • Ability to walk 4-6 miles per day over rough terrain and lift up to 50 lbs.

  • A good driving record and valid state driver's license.

  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions.

  • Ability to travel regularly during the field season.

  • Ability to obtain state Pesticide Applicators licenses within one month, including applicable categories for herbicide application in natural areas and aquatic environments

  • A high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Light overnight travel required


  • Applied knowledge of upper Midwest native and invasive species, plant identification, natural areas, and ecology.

  • Demonstrated experience with crew or volunteer leadership, mentorship, and effective team communication.

  • Ability to operate and conduct routine preventative maintenance on a variety of equipment and tools that includes light and heavy-duty trucks and trailers, chainsaws / brushsaws, backpack herbicide sprayers, UTVs / ATVs, and tractors.

  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group Wildland Fire Intro (S-130 / S-190 / L-180).

  • ATV / UTV and chainsaw safety training.

  • Valid commercial driver's license and/or Federal DOT Medical card.

  • Current commercial pesticide license

  • Previous experience utilizing iPads and familiarity with computers, tablets, and GPS units.

  • Pursuing or have obtained Undergraduate or Associates Degree in an environmental discipline

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-Ohio-Blue Ash

Work Locations :

Blue Ash Alliance Road OH

Organization : BC-2390 EnvSvcs-US Great Lakes IN

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Feb 7, 2023, 7:45:01 AM

Req ID: 230000LJ

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans