Conservation Technician

Conservation Technician up to 4

Grand Portage National Monument, Resource Division

Wage Range:
Negotiable, depending on qualifications. Housing isavailable for duration of employment (approximately March – September) Flexible start and end dates for students.

Melvin Gagnon


In a developmental capacity, learn to conduct resource conservation work such as: 

  • trail maintenance
  • exotic/invasive plant management
  • light construction of bat condo
  • historic masonry repair
  • wildlife acoustic monitoring
  • forest pruning
  • tree planting
  • basic wildland firefighting
  • other duties/special projects


Pay commensurate with academic achievement, knowledge, skill and experience.


Must be 18-35 years of age. Must be willing to work outside on a diversity of projects in all kinds of weather while maintaining a positive attitude. Must be able to communicate well with various project mentors, community members and fellow crew members. Must be fit enough for arduous duty and be able to pass a fitness test that entails carrying a 45 pound pack for three miles within 45 minutes. Basic first aid and CPR preferred.


Grand Portage requires a background check and pre-employment drug and alcohol testing for all positions. American Indian Preference will apply.

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