- Brush and invasive species control, including cutting with use of chainsaws,brush cutter and other hand equipment, herbicide applications, mowing, and hand pulling.
- Native seed collection and processing.
- Assistance with research and monitoring projects including water quality testing.
- Assistance with prescribed burns including control line preparation, equipment maintenance, and implementation.
- College Grad in the fields of Ecology, Environmental Science, Resource Management or related fields preferred. Will consider local college student with availability weekdays.
- Previous restoration or land management experience preferred.
- Good physical condition with ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and physically capable of lifting and transporting 50 lb. objects over uneven terrain.
- Ability to use and maintain power tools including chainsaws, brush cutter and walk behind mowers. Safety training provided.
- 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 required.
- Completion of National Wildfire Coordinating Group S130/S190 coursework or equivalent required.
- Must effectively communicate in written and oral formats.
- Basic computer skills in Microsoft word processing, Excel spreadsheet and Access database are preferred.
- Must posses a valid Illinois driver’s license. Housing is not provided.
Send a cover letter describing interest and a resume to Rebecca Grill, Natural Areas Manager; Park District of Highland Park at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line must read: Seasonal Position