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Restoration Specialists

Stockton or Freeport IL

The Northwest Illinois Land Stewardship Co-op (“NISC”) is seeking two full time Restoration Specialists. These positions will form the Invasive Species Strike Team, which is responsible for the management and eradication of invasive species on sites owned or managed by members of the NISC. NISC is a collaboration of 9 public and private organizations in northwest Illinois that works to address pressing and urgent natural areas management concerns across jurisdictional boundaries and service regions. The Strike Team will be based in Stockton, Illinois or Freeport, Illinois and will work on some of NISC’s conservation areas located in Jo Daviess, Carroll, Ogle, Stephenson, and/or Winnebago Counties, Illinois. Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (“JDCF”) is serving as the fiscal agent for the Invasive Species Strike Team project and the Restoration Specialists will be employed by JDCF. A full job description can be found here 2018 Strike Team Position Description.

The Restoration Specialists will implement invasive and exotic plant management control methods using integrated pest management strategies, including mechanical, chemical, and prescribed burning methods. The Restoration Specialists will also be responsible for designing and leading various educational and outreach activities aimed towards the general public across the northwest Illinois region as opportunities arise.


To apply, send résumé and cover letter to, or

Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation

Attn: Jim Johannsen

PO Box 216

Elizabeth, Illinois 61028


Applications will not be accepted later than June 30, 2018.

Posted June 13, 2018

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