003S - Seasonal Pre-Professional Landscape Architect/Civil Engineer

Job Purpose

This position assists with field work and administration work associated with researching, planning, designing, and implementing Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) for the Resource Management and Development Division utilizing resource-based design principles in adherence to the District's mission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in gathering field data utilizing GPS units, surveying equipment, and digital camera.
  • Assist in the preparation of site analyses, conceptual drawings, master plans, Presentations, construction documents, details, specifications, quantity takeoffs, and cost estimates utilizing various traditional and computer-aided design and drafting software.
  • Assist in administering contracts including conducting reference checks, preparing written correspondence, attending coordination meetings, performing construction observation and inspections for compliance with plans and specifications, and measuring and confirming field quantities for processing payment requests.
  • Assist in administering various internal work order requests between District departments.
  • Develop graphic aids and exhibits both hand-drawn and computer - generated formats.
  • Perform general office duties such as ordering drafting supplies, organizing flat file data, scanning drawings and filing.
  • Assist in gathering public input through surveys, meetings, and open houses as required.
  • Collect construction material samples including soils, gravel, geotextiles, and miscellaneous pavements etc...
  • Assist in environmental sampling including air, water, and soil using appropriate equipment.
  • Assist in monitoring of vegetation planting activities and construction of engineered facilities including trails, waterways, and stormwater management facilities.

Education and Experience Required

Additional Information: Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of hire.

Hours: May-August: 40 hours per week.

Preferred Experience: Must be entered in an accredited Professional Program for Landscape Architecture or Civil Engineering, or related field at their respective school.

Special Training or other License, certification, etc.: Must have completed coursework in Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, or related field; or equivalent combination of training and experience; Ability to work in an office or outdoor setting; Ability to operate computers, survey equipment, and hand tools etc.; Ability to follow written and oral direction and relate to the public; Must have a valid Driver's License.

Skills in: Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word and Excel is essential; Knowledge of Autodesk, AutoCAD, Autodesk Civil 3D, Trimble SketchUp, ESRI ArcGIS/MAP, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In-Design, and other Microsoft Office products is preferred; Knowledge of both native and non-native plants of the Midwest is preferred; General proficiency in performing mathematical calculations is required; Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Onboarding 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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