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Student Associate - Natural Areas

Apply now Job no: 501510
Department: Biology
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Student
Categories: Custodial, Building Support, Grounds, Other

Job Title: Student Associate - Natural Areas

$11.45 - $12.45 / hr

Hours per Week:


Duration of Appointment:

two semesters

Job Summary:

Miami University is looking for very responsible students who can work independently or as a cooperative member of a crew to become crewmembers of the Miami University Natural Areas Trail System, working in beautiful woodland settings. After a training period, much of the work is performed individually, without direct supervision and for the most part, worked around your schedule, but some work will be completed in a team setting with a coordinated schedule.
The Miami University Natural Areas System is composed of 1000+ acres and 17 miles of trails. Crew members participate in developing and maintaining this system.

Essential Duties:

Duties include:
*Chainsaw removal of fallen trees and limbs
*Maintain trails by removing invasive species, repairing drain areas, erecting signs,
building/repairing trail bridges and removing litter.
*Power mowing - trail entrances and trail heads
*Scheduled walks to inspect the trails
Work Hours: are flexible around your schedule.
Fall, Winter and Spring: 8 – 16 hours a week.
Summer work (required): 15 to 25 hours a week depending on your schedule
Work assignments require limited direction and supervision.

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience or specialized knowledge in the area required.
Work directly with management in technical tasks.
Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:
Provide your own automobile to worksites
18 yrs. or older
Capable of lifting & carrying materials up to 50 lbs., and hiking several miles at a time over uneven ground
Capable of pull starting and operating power equipment, including chainsaws and mowers.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.


A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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