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Prairie Restorations Employment Opportunities - Seven Locations Throughout Minnesota

Interested in joining the region’s leader in the growing business of native plant community restoration?

Prairie Restorations, Inc. (PRI) was founded in 1977, one of the first companies, nationally, devoted exclusively to designing, restoring and managing native prairie plant communities. In three decades we’ve grown from three employees in a single location to a full-time staff of 45 in seven locations throughout Minnesota.

Our mission: “to produce and provide the highest quality, most ecologically appropriate products and services possible to restore and manage native plant communities.”

2018 Job Announcements

Position: Seed Production Technician

Description: This is seasonal position starting in mid-May. The responsibilities of this position include planting, weeding, harvesting, seed cleaning, and tending to the fields at our production location in Princeton, MN. You will be part of a team effort to produce native seed to restore Minnesota landscapes.

Qualifications: Applicants should have an interest in working outdoors and be able to cope with occasional inclement weather. Previous experience in outdoor employment is helpful but not necessary. Applicants must also be willing to learn on the job, have a positive attitude, have a good work ethic, possess basic physical fitness, and be able to occasionally lift over 50 pounds.

Location: Princeton, MN

How to Apply: Email resumes to jharren@prairieresto.com or call Josh at 320-510-4160

Position: Project Manager/Management Specialist

Location: Northfield, MN

Description: To implement all management activities, including burning management; from the proposal stage through the permit application process and on to the actual execution of burns. In addition, IPM (Integrated Plant Management) to include herbaceous weed control with spraying and cutting, removal of woody species, embellishment of existing projects with added seed or plants, mulching, blanketing, consultation and management planning.

Required Qualifications: A certified applicators license must be maintained from the State of Minnesota and a health card for driving will be required (both of these items will be coordinated thru and paid for by PRI).

Desired Qualifications: At least some coursework or degree in a biological area; some knowledge/experience with plant identification; experience with large power equipment such as tractor/ATV/skid loader; experience with prescribed burns and chainsaws.

How to Apply: Send resume with cover letter to prihr@prairieresto.com by March 26, 2018.

Salary: $18 - $22 based on work experience.

Position: Summer Seasonal Services

Locations: Princeton, Scandia, Watertown, Northfield

Description: The service department is split into two primary work groups, install and land management. Primary duties for install staff are working soil, seeding/planting, and applying erosion control techniques. Land management staff control invasive species, promote establishment of new installs, and perform prescribed burns. Although job duties are often split, there are typically ample opportunities for crossover experiences.

Required Qualifications: An interest in nature/habitats; willingness to work sometimes long/unpredictable hours outside in sometimes adverse conditions; ability to work as part of a team; and comfortable handling herbicides and some small power equipment like weed whips. Must also have a valid driver’s license, an ability to lift 50 lbs. frequently and an ability to obtain MnDOT Health Card

Desired Qualifications: At least some coursework or degree in a biological area; some knowledge/experience with plant identification; experience with large power equipment such as tractor/ATV/skid loader; experience with prescribed burns; and/or experience with a chainsaw.

How to Apply: Send your resume to prihr@prairieresto.com. Please indicate if there is a site location preference. Some sites may have more openings than others. Please also indicate when you’re available to start, if your availability is limited to just the summer, and when you need to be finished if returning to school in the fall.

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Princeton Headquarters
31646 128th Street,
Princeton, MN 55371

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