Ecological Restoration Interns
Public Works Department
The Village of Glenview is seeking two temporary summer ecological restoration interns. The Village of Glenview's internship program is geared toward college students seeking to supplement their academic training, and expand their professional knowledge and skills in the ecological restoration and management field, and will provide students with real-world experience.
The primary purpose of these positions is to enhance the success of several award-winning terrestrial natural area restorations in Glenview, including: naturalized rights-of-way, North Navy Ditch, Baxter Property, the Techny Basin and Lot 16, and the banks of the North Branch of the Chicago River, through monitoring and controlling invasive plant species. Urban forestry duties include assisting in the Village's response to the Emerald Ash Borer. Assist with public outreach projects. Other similar duties and projects as assigned. The position reports directly to the Village's Natural Resources Manager.
Essential functions of the position include:
Monitoring: Conduct daily inspections of Village trees, landscaped areas and natural area restorations. Identify invasive species problem areas and report them to the Natural Resources Manager.
Planning: Consult with Natural Resources Manager to flexibly prioritize areas and species most in need of control and to determine appropriate means of control.
Invasive Species Control: Implement invasive species control plans using such methods as spot spraying, wicking, or painting with appropriate herbicides, hand pulling, cutting, or girdling woody and herbaceous invasive plants. Among the invasive species likely to be controlled are teasel, sweet clover, bull and Canada thistles, purple loosestrife, and buckthorn.
The ideal candidate will have education or experience in ecological restoration and management, natural resources, environmental science, or other closely related field. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license.
Must become licensed as an Illinois herbicide operator within two weeks of start date (the Village of Glenview will supply training materials and make arrangements for testing).
Must be willing to learn the identification and biology of about a dozen invasive plants, responsibly apply herbicides and to engage in outdoor manual labor, occasionally under adverse weather conditions. Receiving an internship offer is contingent upon the candidate's successful completion of a background and driving record check, and medical and drug screening.
SALARY/HOW TO APPLY
Hourly Rate: $13 - $15 per/hour with no benefits.
This position is for 37.5 hours per week (8:00 am – 4:00 pm) May 2017 through August 2017 (exact dates can be flexible with the candidate's school schedule).
To apply, complete the form below by 5:00 p.m. on Friday April 7, 2017. Attach your cover letter and resume as indicated. Emailed, mailed, faxed, or hand-delivered applications will be declined. For more information about the Village of Glenview.
Persons requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act are asked to contact the Human Resources Division at 847-904-4370.
THE VILLAGE OF GLENVIEW IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER