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Employment -- Job Opportunities
Forest Preserve District


Natural Resources Seasonal

The DeKalb County Forest Preserve District carries out a broad range of ecological restoration activities related to our core mission: "preserve, protect and restore the flora, fauna and natural beauties of our lands, as near as may be, in their natural state and condition, for the education and recreation of our citizens". Primary duties and activities:

Job Purpose
This position assists with the maintenance of the District's natural areas and the restoration of forests, prairies, wetlands, and plant communities . This position hours will be up to 40 hours per week from May - September.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
· Perform handling of herbicides and mechanical equipment in an effort to control exotic and invasive species
· Conduct native seed collection and processing
· Perform minor maintenance on mechanical and/or hand equipment
· Take direction/receive working guidance from Natural Resources' staff
· Keep neat and accurate records.
· Operate power tools and motor vehicles


Education and Experience Required: Must be 18 years of age or older by the first day of employment.

Preferred Experience: Familiarity with native plant and animal species of Illinois a plus.

Special training or other license, certification, etc.: Must have a valid Driver's License and be able to obtain an Illinois Department of Agriculture Pesticide Operator's License within one month of employment.

Skills In: Work independently, capable of hard physical labor.

Other Requirements: Criminal Background Check
Driver's License Check


Pay rate @ $10.00 per hour

Please send a completed DeKalb County employment application, resume and contact information for two references to:
DeKalb County Forest Preserve District
200 N. Main Street
Sycamore IL 60178

815 -895-7191

False or incorrect information may result in termination