003D - Seasonal Pre-Professional Eco Entomology

Job Purpose

This position assists in the quality control of the Mosquito Management Program within the Ecology department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·       Perform field sampling and identification of target insect species

·       Test insects for the viral presence and manage target insect species using ecologically sound scientific protocols

·       Collect GPS data and enter data

·       Perform wildlife surveys, native seed collection, control of invasive and exotic plants using herbicides

·       Keep neat and accurate records

.     Perform other duties as required


Education and Experience Required


Additional Information: Must be 18 years of age or older by the first day of employment.

Hours:  May - October (or until first-frost, whichever arrives earliest); up to 40 hours per week (may include evenings and weekends on occasion)  

Preferred Experience:  Experience in Ecology and/or Restoration, Conservation, or Wildlife Management, or other ecological areas of the appropriate discipline.  The preferred candidate will have previous experience with insects or other wildlife, and experience with natural resources management or related field.

Special training or other licenses, certification, etc.:  Must have an undergraduate degree or be in the process of attaining an undergraduate degree in Ecology, Natural Resources Management, Biology, Botany, Fisheries Management, Invertebrate Ecology, Wildlife Management, or related field; as well a possess a valid Driver’s License.  Must be able to pass the Integrated Pest Management exam to qualify for Operator’s License within one (1) month of employment.

Skills In:  Work independently and fulfill tasks with attention to detail and willing to work in a variety of inclement weather (heat, cold, rain within reason).

On-boarding/Training Requirements:   Criminal Background Check

                                                                          Driver’s License Check

                                                                         National Sex Offender Registry Check

Application:  Candidates must complete the application process in its entirety, including the Pre-Screen Questions, to be considered for this position.  Resumes may be included, but are not accepted in lieu of the application. 

Equal Employment Policy:  As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County complies with Federal, State, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.  The Forest Preserve District makes all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sex (wages), genetics, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, retaliation, or other unlawful considerations.


Forest Preserve District of DuPage County RP089 is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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