The Forest Preserve District of Kane County seeks applicants for 2016 summer seasonal and internships positions.
Available positions include full-time and part-time positions.
Internships and seasonal positions include:
- natural resources technician intern/seasonal
- naturalist intern/seasonal
- public relations intern
- horticulturist intern
- horticulturist/garden seasonal
- campground attendant seasonal
- maintenance-field operations seasonal
- human resources/volunteer services assistant seasonal
- trades seasonal
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.
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.
Naturalist interns/seasonals will work with the district’s naturalist staff to plan and conduct various nature programs including day camps. 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.
Public relations interns will work with Community Affairs staff 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.
Horticulturist/garden seasonals will carry-out the proper pruning and horticultural practices of the 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 in the district, devise and document procedures and plans for maintaining the historical garden, as well as other areas in the district. Hours will be determined by the schedule of the horticulturist as needed, and up to 540 hours.
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 available.
Maintenance-field operations seasonals will help mow and maintain picnic areas, trails, parking lots and roadways; assist with maintenance and repair of building and structures; operate various hand and power landscape and construction equipment; and general labor. Hours are limited to a 40-hour work week and may include shift work, early mornings, weekend and holidays.
Human resources/volunteer services assistants will assist the Safety Coordinator with initiatives, inspections and communications; help coordinate the annual Health Fair; 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 to 30 hours per week.
Trades seasonals perform building and structural maintenance and repair work, carpentry, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, masonry and roofing. Hours are typically 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For more information and full descriptions of each position, see the “Employment Opportunities” section of the Forest Preserve District’s website.
All candidates must apply online at http://www.kaneforest.com/employment/apply.aspx
For 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
About the Forest Preserve District of Kane County
The Forest Preserve District of Kane County acquires, holds and maintains land to preserve natural and historic resources, habitats, flora and fauna. The district restores, restocks, protects and preserves open space for the education, recreation and pleasure of Kane County citizens. For more information, visit the district’s website or find them on social media via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Also, sign up for the quarterly TreeLine Newsletter.
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