Native Seed Collection Seasonal

McHenry County Conservation District

Ringwood, Illinois

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $16/hour
Required Experience 0 - 1 years


Spend your next botanical experience adventuring through pristine Conservation District sites holding native flora treasures while working with our experienced Plant Ecologist. Join our team from August-November conducting botanical work on District sites including participating in plant surveys and  collecting and processing native seed. Work with our volunteers on projects as well as enhance your knowledge in the field of ecology by possibly participating in plant surveys, mixing seed, assisting on controlled burns, etc. as well as data entry.   

What are we looking for? An applicant with some knowledge of Midwestern native plant communities, and native plant identification and terminology skills preferred. Additionally, someone in the process of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree relating to the field of biology or natural resources, or possess equivalent knowledge and experience working in the field of biology or natural resources.

For your safety and those around you, we require applicants to have a current, valid driver’s license and complete a pre-employment drug screening due to driving being essential to the job as well as be able to regularly lift up to 50lbs.


  • Become proficient in plant and seed identification skills.
  • Develop or enhance leadership and communication skills.
  • Expand knowledge in the field of ecology.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: While we do not provide a formal internship program, if you need to obtain college credits through an internship we are open to further discussing with you the criteria your college is looking for in a program to determine if the District has the time and resources to fulfill those needs.

Questions: Contact HR at 815-451-8244.


Applicant can locate an online application and job description at

https://mccdistrict.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Accepting applications until filled. 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Botany, Ecology