001O - Seasonal Forestry (Nursery)

Job Purpose

Work involves operating equipment and performing manual labor supporting the Forestry crew maintenance of District trees and shrubs in order to provide safe and aesthetically pleasing areas for recreation and to promote natural area conservation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs tree/shrub trimming and removal
  • Perform preserve maintenance and nursery management (i.e.:  brush chipping, stream clearing, turf restoration, various pruning activities, etc.)
  • Operate small hand and power tools
  • Provide general irrigation and upkeep of trees
  • Installation of soil and compost
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Experience Required

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

Hours: Mid May-August; 6:45 - 3:15, Monday-Friday.

Preferred Experience:  Arboricultural and maintenance operation experience

Special training or other licenses, certification, etc.:  Must have a valid Driver’s License.

Skills In:  Identification of trees and shrubs; safe and proper operation and maintenance of a variety of equipment; performing manual labor tasks; understanding and following verbal or written instructions; maintaining effective working relationships.

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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