Natural Resources Technician – Illinois

Agency
Forest Preserve District of Kane County
Location
Aurora, Illinois
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$10.00 per hour.
Start Date
09/01/2017
Last Date to Apply
10/01/2017
Website
http://www.kaneforest.com/employment/apply.aspx
Description
The Natural Resources Department has one (1) seasonal Natural Resources Technician position available for the 2017 Fall season (not to exceed 600 hours). DATE POSTED: JULY 28, 2017 HOURS: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, MONDAY – FRIDAY, MAY INCLUDE INFREQUENT SATURDAY WORK (Some flexibility with hours) SALARY: $10.00 PER HOUR APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED All candidates must apply on-line at: http://www.kaneforest.com/employment/apply.aspx Must include a resume and brief cover letter ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES - Assist the field staff with natural areas management tasks including, but not limited to seed collection, seed processing and exotic species management. - Assist field staff with herbicide application and tree/brush removal. - Assist the field staff in restoration assessment and planning. - Participate in planting & seeding projects. - Assist District staff with tree inventories, project mapping, and data collection leading to the preparation of typed summaries, graphed and charts detailing project and site assessments. - Participate in prescribed burns as a member of a burn crew.
Qualifications
- Ability to maintain a pleasant personality while working often under adverse winter weather conditions. - Must be a current college student or a recent graduate from an accredited school with one-year minimum course work in biology, botany, environmental science or education or related field. - Computer skills - experience with common computer software including Microsoft Office Suite. - Strong written and oral communication skills. - Possess a working knowledge of the flora of northeastern Illinois and familiarity with the characteristics of regional woodland, prairie and wetland communities. Understanding of a broad range of ecological concepts and a willingness to learn in a variety of settings. - Experience with or a willingness to learn safe operation of gas powered chainsaws and brush saws. - Possession of or ability to obtain a Commercial Pesticide Operator license from the Illinois Department of Agriculture. - Possession of or ability to obtain NWCG S-130/190 and I-100 training. - Must be 18 years of age or older. - Current and valid Illinois driver’s license that is free from suspension or revocation during term of employment; must maintain insurability with the District’s fleet carrier. - Employment is subject to successful results of a criminal history background investigation and satisfactory completion of a physical and drug screen.
Contact Person
Betsy Scaletta
Contact Phone
630-208-8662
Contact eMail
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