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Village of Wilmette, Forestry Intern

The Village of Wilmette is seeking a self-motivated individual with positive work ethics to fill the Forestry Intern position in the Engineering & Public Works Department. This position will work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday for a 12-week period during the summer months.

General Responsibilities
Position works under the general direction of the Village Foresters and will assist in performing a variety of Urban Forestry tasks, including but not limited to tree inventory updates, tree watering and mulching, monitoring street trees for Dutch elm disease, Emerald ash borer and other diseases and pests; and any other related work assignments.

Position Requirements
The successful candidate will be enrolled in an Urban Forestry or a related program and have an interest in pursuing a career in arboriculture. The candidate must have a valid driver’s license, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and strong customer service skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, ArcGIS and Davey TreeKeeper® tree management software are preferred. Position requires frequent work outdoors and extensive walking. Candidates will be required to provide their own safety boots; all other personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided by the Village.

Hourly Wage
The starting wage is $18.66 per hour.

Selection Process
The hiring process will entail an interview with members of Public Works. A candidate who receives a conditional offer of employment will need to successfully complete a preemployment physical to include a drug and alcohol screening, reference checks, and a driver’s license record verification.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should complete an online employment application that can be
found on the Village’s Self-Service Employment Opportunities webpage at

The position will remain open until filled.

The Village of Wilmette is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to the Village’s success. The Village seeks to recruit the most talented individuals from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourages applications to be submitted from all genders, all races, all sexual orientations, people with disabilities, and Military Veterans.


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