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Resource Management/Conservation Corps Internship–Cook County Forest Preserve District–May 18th

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This is a paid internship position assisting with the Conservation Corps program. The deadline to apply is May 18th!

Apply here (title is Resource Management Internship): https://cookcountyil.taleo.net/careersection/400/joblist.ftl

Job Summary

The successful candidate will assist Resource Management Office staff with a variety of administrative assignments, tasks, and projects and may assist with some field work as needed.  This position will help existing staff with an array of administrative job functions such as, filing various types of documents, entering data, creating reports, PowerPoint presentations, and other administrative and clerical duties.  This is a seasonal position and reports to the Resource Management Administrator.

Typical Duties

Enters ecological and intern data into Excel and Toogle worksheets

Helps to design conservation related PowerPoint presentations, handouts and other materials.

Drafts follow-up emails and correspondence to volunteers, interns and partner organizations

Develops basic maps for conservation work assignments.

Checks data for quality assurance purposes.

Other duties as assigned including hands-on conservation work in the Forest Preserves.

Minimum Qualifications

Must have completed at least 30 undergraduate credit hours and be currently pursuing an associate’s degree, or a bachelor’s degree, or a master’s degree in geography, ecology, forestry, environmental sciences, biological sciences or substantially similar area at an accredited college or university. You are required to upload a transcript with your online application.

Must be a Cook County resident.

Must possess practical administrative and clerical experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and other online tools.

Highly organized and attentive to detail.

Willingness to be a self-starter and have a positive attitude.

Ability to maintain confidentiality of District information.

Ability to multi-task effectively and productively.

Ability to initiate and follow through with projects under a tight deadline structure.

Ability to follow instructions and take direction.

Ability to travel to work assignments throughout Cook County and have own means of transportation.

Ability to work outdoors in in a variety of weather conditions.

Ability to work up to 40 hours per week and up to 6 months.

The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work.  They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee’s normal line of work.

Veteran’s Preference

When applying for employment with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days or during War Time.  To take advantage of this preference, a Veteran must:

Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Identify themselves as a Veteran on their employment application by answering Yes to the question “Are you a military veteran?”

Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215, or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation) at the time of application by uploading it as part of the application.  If there are multiple DD 214s, DD 215s, or NGB 22s, the one with the most recent date should be submitted.  Coast Guard members must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (before 911) or the Department of Homeland Security (after 911).

Provide original applicable discharge papers at time of interview.

General District Employment Requirements

PROOF OF EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES WILL BE REQUIRED AT TIME OF INTERVIEW. REQUIRED PROOF MUST BE SENT TO DISTRICT PRIOR TO INTERVIEW. ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS MUST BE PROVIDED AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.

COPY OF TRANSCRIPT MUST BE EMAILED AT TIME INTERVIEW IS SCHEDULED.

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.

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Author: Debra Kutska

Thanks for visiting! I am the Sustainability Specialist for Oakton Community College. I look forward to introducing you to the many green initiatives in which we engage and collecting input from YOU as to how we can continue to improve. Please feel free to contact me with your suggestions at any time at greenteam@oakton.edu.

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