This position assists with the maintenance of the District’s natural areas in concert with the restoration of forests, prairies, wetlands, and plant communities in order to support and uphold the District’s Mission.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
· Perform handling of herbicides and mechanical equipment in an effort to control exotic and invasive species
· Conduct native seed collection and processing
· Perform minor maintenance on mechanical and/or hand equipment
· Take direction/receive working guidance from Natural Resources’ staff
· Keep neat and accurate records.
· Operate power tools and motor vehicles
Education and Experience Required
Additional Information: Must be 18 years of age or older by the first day of employment.
Hours: May - August; 40 hours per week (may include evenings and weekends on occasion)
Preferred Experience: Familiarity with native plant and animal species of Illinois a plus.
Special training or other license, certification,etc.: Must have a valid Driver’s License and be able to obtain an Illinois Department of Agriculture Pesticide Operator’s License within one month of employment.
Skills In: Work independently, capable of hard physical labor including bending, digging, and kneeling for hours at a time.
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