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State of Minnesota Laborer General in Akeley, Minnesota

Job Summary

Job Summary

THE MINNESOTA STATE FOREST NURSERY IS LOCATED IN NORTHWEST MINNESOTA IN A VERY RURAL AREA NEAR AKELEY, MINNESOTA.

THESE POSITIONS ARE INTERMITTENT TEMPORARY AND APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK ON CALL AS NEEDED DURING THE PERIOD OF MARCH 15 THROUGH NOVEMBER 15, 2021. HOURS AND DAYS OF WORK ARE WEATHER DEPENDENT AND WILL VARY. BUSIEST MONTHS WILL BE APRIL, MAY AND OCTOBER.

These positions provide manual labor necessary to maintain quality standards in production, handling and shipment of tree seedlings and other vegetative materials.

This posting will be used to fill up to 60 vacancies at this location.

Responsibilities include: *Removing and separating seedlings from seedbeds. *Count and sort seedlings accurately and consistently in bundles depending on given instructions. *Identify, after instruction, acceptable seedlings size and height grade standards and differentiate seedlings with top, shoot and root damage for discard. *Removing weeds from seedbeds and designated areas. *Perform miscellaneous tasks including root pruning, packing, tying, boxing, labeling, etc. *Perform miscellaneous fieldwork tasks such as lifting seedlings directly from field, weeding, planting, seeding.

*Select positions may have driving responsibilities. For those positions candidates must have a valid unrestricted class D driver's license and as part of the background check will be required to pass a driver's license history check.

Most tasks are performed while in a standing position for long periods of time.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Ability to comprehend and follow simple oral and written instructions.

Ability to withstand exposure to adverse weather and/or environmental conditions.

Basic arithmetic/counting skills.

For select positions with driving requirements, an unrestricted Class D Driver's License will be required. This is a license for a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.

Physical Requirements

Requires occasionally lifting articles such as 50-pound bags of seed maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting or bending most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

Most tasks are performed while in a standing position for long periods of time. This posting will remain open until all positions are filled.

Additional Requirements

For positions that require driving responsibilities candidates will need an unrestricted Class D Driver’s License with a clear driving record.

It is policy of the Department of the Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

  1. Employment Reference Check
  2. SEMA4 Records Check
  3. Criminal History Check
  4. Education/License Verification

Application Details

Why Work For Us

The Department of Natural Resources is proud to operate within a Culture of Respect that provides a healthy, safe, and productive work environment for all employees. This means that our employees are supportive of a diverse workplace, are respectful to one another and to our customers. We believe that promoting a Culture of Respect allows our employees to do their best work in support of the agency’s mission.

How to Apply

Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page and submit an application/resume that clearly describes how you meet the qualifications listed above.If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to_http://www.mn.gov/careers_.

Contact

If you have questions about the position, contact Kristina Somes at kristina.somes@state.mn.us or 218.652.2385 x222.


AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom applicant has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation. Applicants may also contact the DNR’s Human Resources office to request an accommodation by: E-mail:ADA.DNR@state.mn.us or by calling Jill Westberry, Title 1 ADA Coordinator at 651-259-5326; or using MN Relay 711.

Job Title: Laborer General

Location: Akeley

Job ID: 43524

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Full/Part Time: Intermittent

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 02/04/2021

Closing Date: 03/31/2021

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Natural Resources

Hiring Agency: Department of Natural Resources

Division/Unit: Forestry

Work Shift: Day Shift

Work Hours: Day Shift

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

Days of Work: Varies

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $16.40/hourly

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 218/Commissioner's Plan (Insufficient Work Time)

Job Class: Laborer-General

Working Title: State Tree Nursery Field Workers

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