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
- 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.