001I - Seasonal Equestrian Care and Facilities Maintenance (DANA)

 Job Purpose

This position assists with horse care, riding lessons, stable/land maintenance for the District ensuring a positive and safe environment for the public and animals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform basic farm and stable chores; includes cleaning stalls, dispose of manure, mow and fertilize horse pastures, feed, and water of animals
  • Provide maintenance to the fence, building, painting, mowing, trimming, etc.
  • Serve as a positive role model for volunteers, staff, and the public
  • Perform other duties as required

Education and Experience Required

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

Hours: June - mid-August; 40 hours/week; may include weekends

Related Experience:  Experience in daily care, handling, riding, and maintenance of equipment.

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

Skills In: Dealing effectively with the public; communicating effectively verbally and in writing; interpreting rules and regulations; knowledge of District rules, and policies and safety procedures; ability to work independently exhibiting characteristics of responsibility, patience, dependability, maturity, and display a positive attitude.

Onboarding/Training Requirements:   Criminal Background Check

                                                                  Driver’s License Check

                                                                  Mandated Reporter – Abused and Neglected Child Reporting

                                                                  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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