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Seasonal Landscape - Engineering and Environmental

Company: Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Forest Preserve District of DuPage County provides opportunities for people to connect with nature.The District's mission is to, "acquire and hold lands containing forests, prairies, wetlands and associated plant communities or lands capable of being restored to such natural conditions for the purpose of protecting and preserving the flora, fauna, and scenic beauty for the education, pleasure and recreation of its citizens.Job PurposeWork involves operating equipment and performing manual labor supporting landscape maintenance (trees, shrubs, turf, and general appearance of District preserves/facilities). This position assists Grounds Management Crews employing proper arboricultural practices to ensure the safety of all forest preserve users while maintaining the health of its natural resources.Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs landscape maintenance of preserves including edging, weeding, flower planting, cultivation, shrub pruning and flower/shrub watering
  • Performs turf maintenance includes hand mowing, trimming, sidewalk edger, various small hand and power tools
  • Plants perennials, annuals, bulbs, bushes, and trees
  • Installation of soil and compost
  • Spread woodchips and split firewood
  • De-litter turf areas prior to mowing
  • Facility general cleaning including garbage removal, cleaning of gutters, etc.
  • Opening and closing procedures within the preserves
  • Assist with volunteer workdays
  • Providing assistance to garden and special event volunteers (including set-up and breakdown)
  • Perform other duties as requiredEducation and Experience RequiredAdditional Information: Must be 18 years of age or older by the first day of employment.Hours: May - August (Flexible); Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm, No weekends or holidays.Preferred Experience: Landscape maintenance and turf management (lawn mower or line trimmer)Special training or other license, certification, etc.: Must have a valid Driver's License.Skills In: Identification of trees, shrubs, native grasses, wild flowers, and exotic weeds for horticulture aspects of preserve management; safe and proper operation and maintenance of a variety of grounds equipment; performing manual labor tasks; understanding and following verbal or written instructions; maintaining effective working relationships.The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is an EEO employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Wheaton , Seasonal Landscape - Engineering and Environmental, Engineering , Wheaton, Illinois

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