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Prescribed Burn Technician

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, a field station of the University of Minnesota, is looking for four to six technicians to assist in our spring prescribed burn program. The positions could start anywhere from March 14th to April 4th and end around mid-May (start and end dates are weather dependent). This is a 40 hour per week position but the hours are variable, especially on days we burn. There is the possibility of overtime on intense burn weeks. Housing is available to rent on-site. If you have graduated or are not currently enrolled in classes we encourage you to apply.

Main Duties:
  • Prepping burn units
  • Assisting in burning the units
  • Monitoring and mopping up the units after burning

Other Duties:
  • Research field help. Assist with various field research tasks, i.e. weeding, mowing, etc.
  • Fire road maintenance. Clearing brush and trees to make fire roads safer for burning and driving.

  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends
  • Must be willing to work long hours and have a flexible schedule

For questions regarding the internships or applications please email or call 612-301-2616.