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Seasonal Forestry

Company: Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

The 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 it's citizens.Job purposeWork involves operating equipment and performing manual labor supporting the Forestry crew maintenance of District trees and shrubs in order to provide safe and aesthetically pleasing areas for recreation and to promote natural area conservation.Essential Duties and Responsibilities--- Performs tree/shrub trimming and removal--- Perform preserve maintenance and nursery management (i.e.: brush chipping, stream clearing, turf restoration, various pruning activities, etc.)--- Operate small hand and power tools--- Provide general irrigation and upkeep of trees--- Installation of soil and compost--- 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; 40 hours per week; Monday-Friday. 6:45am - 2:45pm. Bring own lunch. Safety toe boots required, reimbursement available.Preferred Experience: Arboricultural and maintenance operation experienceSpecial training or other license, certification, etc.: Must have a valid Driver's License. Skills In: Identification of trees and shrubs; safe and proper operation and maintenance of a variety of 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 Forestry, Other , Wheaton, Illinois

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