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Wetlands Specialist

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Description:  Responsible for maintaining numerous wetland mitigation sites, storm water detention ponds, and natural areas. Work is characterized by a variety of skilled journey-level maintenance tasks and the operation of a variety of specialized machines and hand, power, and automotive equipment.

Duties include, but are not limited to, mowing and weed-whacking to enhance survival of native plantings and maintaining access and aesthetics at artificially created ponds and natural areas; invasive plant removal; pruning and trimming plants; planting and replanting; watering, fertilizing, and caring of plants; raking and removal of seasonal and other debris; applying chemical pesticides; controlling litter; planning, coordinating, educating, and supervising paid and volunteer work crews; and numerous other maintenance tasks to aid plant survival and improve wildlife habitat. May also assist with environmental monitoring and other tasks as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  • Basic stream and wetland ecology

  • Wildlife and fisheries rules, regulations, and laws

  • Invertebrate habits and behaviors

  • Basic small-engine repair

  • Permit processes for wetland projects

  • Mowing, pruning, edging, trimming, and weeding techniques

  • Plant biology/horticulture, landscaping, and/or forestry practices

  • Methods, tools, equipment, and materials used in the Street/Storm Vegetation Division

  • Vegetation control equipment operation and basic preventive maintenance of each

  • Work hazards and applicable safety precautions entailed in work activities

  • Chemicals, pesticides, and herbicides

  • Maintenance routes, facility sites, and maintenance requirements of each

  • Recordkeeping techniques

  • Correct English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary

  • Personal computers and its basic use

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  1. What knowledge and experience do you bring to this position.
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  2. What aspects of the position appeal to you most? 

  3. What is your experience developing goals and objectives? What steps do you take to organize and prioritize work plans?

  4. Faced with multiple tasks to complete, how do you decide which task has priority?

  5. Your supervisor gives you a rush job to complete. This is in direct conflict with an assignment given to you by your supervisor’s boss. How do you manage the situation?

  6. What are the most important aspects of planning a wetland restoration project?

  7. Please name a few non-native plant species.

  8. What are some goals you would set for yourself within the first 30 days on the job?

  9. The work sometimes involves long periods of repetitive tasks. How do you motivate yourself to complete unpleasant assignments?

  10. What technical experience do you have that applies to being the crew lead?

  11. The position requires punctuality.  How would your former coworkers or supervisors describe ways in which you are dependable?

  12. We are looking for a “go-to” person. In what way can you fill this need?

  13. Would you like to make a final statement? 
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  14. Do you have any questions you would like to ask us?


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