003E - Seasonal Pre-Professional Aquatic Invasive Species
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County RP089 West Chicago, IL $12.00 - $13.00/hr.

Job Purpose

This position assists field crews for the Aquatic Invasive Species Program within the Ecology Division - Natural Resources

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


·       Initiates contacts with anglers and other aquatic recreationists

·       Sample and identify target aquatic invasive species (zebra mussels)

·       Carry out the operation and towing of a boat and outboard motor

·       Contributes to the exotic and invasive species control using herbicides and mechanical equipment

·       Performs aquatic wildlife surveys and data entry

·       GPS data collection may be assigned

·       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: Mid April - Mid October; up to 40 hours per week, (will include some evenings and weekends).  

Preferred Experience:  Working knowledge of an outboard motor and boat safety; previous experience with aquatic invertebrates, fish, and wildlife; ability to operate vehicles off-road; prior experience in 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 Biology, Ecology, or related field; 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).  Ability to convey basic ecological concepts to the public in a professional manner.  Must have the ability to swim.

Onboarding/Training Requirements:   Criminal Background Check

                                                                        Driver’s License Check

                                                                        National Sex Offender Registry Check

 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.

Applications:  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.


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