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 $12/$13 Hourly

  1. Assists with data entry in GIS, Access and Excel programs, includes analyzing data.
  2. Assist with research projects involving flora and fauna, data collection and implementation of research projects, data manipulation and correlation trends and maintenance of the data with research and monitoring projects at both a species and community level.
  3. Assistance with flora and fauna research and management projects as needed.
  4. Native grass and forb seed collection and processing
  5. Brush and invasive species control, including cutting with use of chainsaws and other hand equipment, herbicide applications, mowing, and hand pulling.
  6. Native grass and forb seed collection and processing.
  7. Installation of plugs, bare root stock, shrubs or saplings, and seed distribution.
  8. .Assistance with Prescribed Fire Program including control line preparation, equipment maintenance, and implementation.
  9. Removal of trash and other debris from natural areas.
  10. Other duties as assigned by supervisor or director.

• College student studying in the fields of Ecology, Environmental Science, Biology or other related fields is preferred. • Previous database management and restoration or land management experience is also preferred. • Good physical condition with the ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and physically capable of lifting and transporting 50 lb. objects over uneven terrain. • Ability to use or capable of learning use of power tools including chainsaws, weed whips, and walk behind mowers. District will provide training if needed. • Have or willing to procure an Illinois Pesticide Operator License. District will provide training if needed. • Knowledge of Midwest flora, natural communities, basic ecological principles and natural areas management principles preferred. • Have or willing to procure a Chicago Wilderness Midwest Ecological Prescribed Crew Member Certificate or completion of National Wildfire Coordinating Group S130/S190 coursework. District will provide training if needed. • Must effectively communicate in written and oral formats. • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office (word processing, Excel spreadsheet and Access database) software are preferred. • Must possess and maintain a current and valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

 Forest Preserve District of Will County


Donna Suca

 Closing Date

April 20, 2018  Print