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 fill out our job application form here.

27788 West Case Road
Wauconda, IL 60084

Full time and seasonal positions available