Natural Areas Maintenance Technician

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Natural Areas Maintenance Technician will be properly trained and take directions from the Maintenance Crew Leader and Maintenance Manager for season restoration activities in the field.

Duties will include:

  • Chemical treatment of invasive species with backpack application, wicking, and ATV spraying
  • Operate brush clearing equipment safely including light power equipment such as weed whips, mowers, and chainsaws
  • Basic knowledge of native and invasive plant species
  • Report to work on time and with a positive attitude


  • Be a positive addition to the field crew, ready to work each day
  • High school graduate seeking college degree or a career in a natural resource field
  • Desire to learn both native and invasive plants in the Chicagoland region
  • Interest in various weed control methods including herbicide treatment, selective mowing, and prescribed burning
  • Ability to obtain an Illinois Pesticide Operator License
  • Ability to work between 40 and 50 hours a week with occasional weekend availability preferred
  • Ability to work under various weather conditions
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds and walk for long periods of time
  • Valid driver’s license

How to Apply:

Please email your resume to Taylor Wilson at with reference to the job you are applying to in the subject line.


27788 West Case Road

Wauconda, IL 60084


Full time and seasonal positions available