Forestry Technician

Lake Forest County Preserve District

Job Description

The Forestry Technician performs work in forestry, land management and restoration and other natural resource management functions including tree removals, tree maintenance, reforestation, invasive species management and controlled burns.


Duties include: climbing, conducting tree surveys, assessments and inventories; tree removal, pruning, planting, etc.; preparing sites for tree and brush clearing; applying herbicides and pesticides; assisting with controlled burns; maintaining waterways; and other land management duties. Performs heavy lifting tasks up to 50 pounds.



Associates degree and/or certificate in Natural Resource Management, Urban Forestry, Horticulture or related field. Three years of related work experience. Must have valid Driver’s License and the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver's License, Class A with airbrake endorsement and a Public Pesticide Operators License within first six months of employment.

Salary/Salary Range

$21.63 – $31.43/hour; Anticipated Hiring Wage: $21.63/hour

How to Apply Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at Applications are accepted only for posted positions. A completed application must be submitted by Friday, December 1, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

Closing Date

December 1, 2017


November 6, 2017