Natural Resources Technician – Illinois

Forest Preserve District of Kane County
Aurora, Illinois
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$10.00 per hour.
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
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: 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.
- 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.
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Betsy Scaletta
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