Horticulturist – Seasonal

Forest Preserve District of Kane County Published: August 5, 2020
Geneva, Illinois
Job Type
Full-time Internship
Farm / Organics / Natural Resources/ Restoration /
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~ The mission of the Forest Preserve District of Kane County is to acquire, hold and maintain lands within Kane County that contribute to the preservation of natural and historic resources, habitats, flora, and fauna; and to restore, restock, protect and preserve such lands for the education, recreation, and pleasure of all its citizens. Our goal is to preserve and restore the nature of Kane County. ~

Internship Overview

The Planning and Operations Department has one (1) Horticulturist seasonal position available for the 2020 summer/fall season.

  • Date Posted: August 5, 2020
  • Hours: Up to 49 Hours per week for up to three months; flexible work schedule
  • Salary Range: $20.84 per hour.
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled.


Essential Duties:

  • Carry out the proper pruning and horticultural details of the existing plant materials in compliance with generally accepted plant maintenance for this region.
  • Maintain the grounds of the historical areas of Fabyan Forest Preserve and other areas as assigned.
  • Understand and control weed species for our area.
  • Safely uses or operates hand tools, and other lawn and landscaping equipment as appropriate.
  • May be responsible with the planting of new plant materials.
  • Coordinate and regulate public use of assigned areas.
  • May help devise and document proper and timely procedures and plans for maintaining the historical garden, as well as other gardens in the District.
  • Other duties as assigned, in keeping with education, experience and training.


  • Associate Degree in Horticulture, science or closely related fields or equivalent combination of relevant education and experienc and experience (3 years) in landscape maintenance and design
  • Ability to work outdoors under adverse weather conditions.
  • Current and valid Illinois driver’s license that is free from suspension or revocation during term of employment; must maintain insurability with the District’s fleet carrier.
  • Employment is subject to successful results of a criminal history background investigation and satisfactory completion of a physical and drug screen.

To Apply

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  • All candidates must apply on-line.
  • Position until filled.

Contact Us:

  • Forest Preserve District of Kane County, Betsy Scaletta, Human Resources Generalist, 1996 South Kirk Road, Suite 320, Geneva, Illinois 60134
  • Tel: (630) 208-8662; Email: hrforest@kaneforest.com
  • Web: https://kaneforest.com/careers

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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