Forest Preserve District of Kane County Seeks Summer Job Applicants
The Forest Preserve District of Kane County seeks applicants for 2017 summer seasonal and internships positions.
Full- and part-time positions, internships and/or seasonal positions are available in the following specialties:
- natural resources technician
- public relations
- human resources/volunteer services
- campground attendant
- wildlife technician
- maintenance — field operations and trades
Applicants who apply for the campground attendant or horticulturist intern must be 21 years of age or older. Applicants for other summer positions must be 18 or older. All candidates must be able to work outdoors in adverse weather, possess a valid driver’s license, and able to maintain an enthusiastic, courteous, positive attitude and team spirit.
Job duties differ by position. Naturalist interns/seasonals will work with the district’s naturalist staff to plan and conduct various nature programs. Interns will assist in teaching and leading activities, and assist the naturalist staff with daily operation of the Nature Center. Hours are typically 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Natural resources technicians assist field staff with exotic-species management, seed harvesting, sign posting, plant identification, data collection and ongoing restoration activities. Hours are typically 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Horticulturist/garden seasonals will carry out the proper pruning and horticultural practices of existing plant materials, and maintain the gardens and grounds of Fabyan Forest Preserve. Hours are typically 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Horticulturist interns will help maintain gardens throughout the district, devise and document procedures and plans. Hours will be as needed, and up to 540 total hours.
Public relations interns will work with Community Affairs department to plan and staff special events and assist with marketing, writing, graphic design, social media and other promotional work. Hours are typically 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Human resources/volunteer services assistants will assist the safety coordinator with initiatives, inspections and communications; provide assistance with special events; assist with volunteer banquet preparations, maintain the volunteer database, and respond to volunteer inquiries. Hours are typically Monday through Friday, 20 hours per week.
Campground attendants will provide information and answer questions to campers and the public regarding camping and the district preserves. They will collect fees and operate the check-in station. Morning and afternoon shifts are available Sunday through Saturday.
Wildlife technicians will assist with turtle surveys; participate in salamander and snake surveys; assist with ongoing bird–monitoring projects; and participate in planting and seeding projects. Hours are typically 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Maintenance-field operations seasonals will help mow and maintain picnic areas, trails, parking lots and roadways; assist with maintenance and repair of buildings and structures; operate various hand and power tools, landscape and construction equipment; and general labor. Hours are limited to a 40-hour work week and may include shift work, early mornings, weekends and holidays.
Trades seasonals perform building and structural maintenance and repair work, carpentry, HVAC, electrical and plumbing. Hours are typically 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For more information, see the “Employment Opportunities” section of the Forest Preserve District’s website at www.kaneforest.com.
All candidates must apply online at this page of the Forest Preserve District website.
If you have questions, contact Human Resources Specialist Betsy Scaletta at 630-208-8662 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Forest Preserve District of Kane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
SOURCE: Kane County Forest Preserve District news release