The Forest Preserve District of Kane County seeks applicants for 2018 summer seasonal and internships positions.
Available positions include full– and part–time positions. Internships and/or seasonal positions are available in the following specialties: naturalist, natural resources technician, horticulturist/garden, public relations, campground attendant, wildlife technician, landscape architecture/GIS, maintenance-field operations and trades.
Applicants who apply for the campground attendant 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.
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.
Landscape Architecture/GIS interns will develop site plans, grading plans and details using AutoCAD; assist with construction bid documents; assist with field work; develop maps in ArcMap; assist with trail and preserve master planning and locate trails and preserve amenities using GPS data collection. Hours are typically 8 a.m. to 4:30 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 intern/seasonals assist tradesman with a variety of daily tasks including building and structural maintenance and repair work, carpentry, HVAC, electrical and plumbing. Hours are typically 6:30 a.m. to 3 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 http://www.kaneforest.com/employment/apply.aspx
If you have questions, contact Human Resources Specialist Betsy Scaletta at 630-208-8662 or e-mail email@example.com. The Forest Preserve District of Kane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
SOURCE: Forest Preserve District of Kane County 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.