Current Openings

HWA Survey Technician (February 2021)

The Antrim Conservation District is seeking interested applicants to serve as a Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) Survey Technician for the Charlevoix, Antrim, Kalkaska, and Emmet Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CAKE CISMA). This is a temporary 6 week position averaging 36 hours per week at $16 per hour, for February 2020 - March 2021. Work schedule will include an average of 4 days per week including potential overnight travel to Beaver Island. Duties will consist of snowshoeing in rugged terrain, identifying HWA masses, daily data entry, completing progress reports, contacting landowners, maintaining field equipment, and hosting outreach events as needed. Applicants must be able to endure long periods in cold and snowy winter environments and follow strict COVID-19 safety protocols. The employee will be supervised by the Field Crew Lead along with the Program Coordinator. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume (including academic and fieldwork background), and a list of three professional references (include both phone number and e-mail) no later than 5:00 PM EST Friday, January 15th, 2021 to with “HWA Survey Technician” in the subject line.


  • Biology or Natural Resources education

  • Valid Driver’s license  

  • Experience safely operating vehicles in snow and off-road conditions.  

  • Reliable personal transportation  

  • Strong organizational skills  

  • Punctual  

  • Ability to work with peers and the general public  

  • Ability to pass a federal background check 

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231-533-8363 ext. 5

4820 Stover Road

Bellaire, MI 49615

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