Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 04-Aug-2017 to 18-Aug-2017 (CST)
  • Litzsinger Road Ecology Center
  • St Louis, MO, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time, Temporary

Summary:

The Litzsinger Road Ecology Center is recruiting one intern to assist in restoration and site management of 34 acres of prairie, woodland and urban creek in St. Louis.  This position is an entry-level internship that will require 40 hours per week from September 11th - November 17th.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively works with horticulture staff and volunteers to maintain prairie and woodland restoration program
  • Identify and tag invasive plant species for eradication process: assists in control of invasive plant species through use of manual, mechanical, and /or chemical means.
  • Operates power equipment and hand tools.
  • Assists in trail maintenance restore trail erosion to prevent and/or divert further water erosion; trash cleanup, etc.
  • Interacts with volunteers and partner schools as needed.
  • Participates in ongoing research projects.
  • Behaves and communicates in a manner that promotes and fosters a culture of teamwork and cooperation, within our division and throughout the Garden, with co-workers, supervisors/managers, volunteers, visitors and employees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Competencies:         

  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments prepared and on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings, as required.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively, using correct spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.                     

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Strong interest in outdoors, ecology, natural history and restoration.
  • Adherence to all health and safety guidelines.
  • Please submit cover letter with resume and application
  • The requirements and duties listed are representative and not exhaustive of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.

Education: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent and some college with an emphasis in biology, natural resource management, environmental studies, horticulture, or related field
  • An equivalent combination of skills, education and experience may be considered.

 

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