Summer Employment - Park Recreation & Invasive Species Management Intern
West Bend, WI 
Posted 9 days ago
Job/Internship Description
Summer Employment - Park Recreation & Invasive Species Management Intern
Department:Planning and Parks
Location:Washington County Wisconsin
Job Code:1279
# of openings:1


Park Recreation & Invasive Species Management Intern

Washington County, located in West Bend, Wisconsin currently has a great opportunity in the Planning and Parks Department to work in the Washington County Park System as a Park Recreation & Invasive Species Management Intern. This is a temporary internship position working between the months of May and August. Duties will include maintenance of existing trails, development of new trails, invasive species management (detecting, documenting, and removing existing populations), natural area management, assist with park development projects (dog park, disc golf course, campsites,...), GIS mapping and survey work, summer roadway PACER survey, brushing, weed whipping, mowing, assist with development of 2020 AmeriCorps/volunteer plan, train other staff and coordinate the removal of invasive species in priority areas, and other duties as assigned by the Parks Property Manager.

Work Hours: Up to 40 hours per week with four-ten hour days and possible weekends with either a Friday or Monday off.

Salary: $10.00 / hour

Qualified candidates must possess:

  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver's license.

  • Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions for extended periods of time.

  • Organized, selfmotivated, ability to multitask, and work independently.

  • Ability to frequently stand; walk; sit; and stoop; kneel, crouch, or crawl. Occasionally climb or balance. Ability to regularly lift or move 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move 50 pounds.

Preferred candidates will possess:

  • Students majoring in parks and recreation management, natural resources, conservation, botany, landscape architect, or related field.

  • Basic knowledge of GIS mapping and surveying.

  • Experience with pesticide use and invasive species removal.

  • Knowledge with plant identifications.

Washington County is recognized for our commitment to providing quality services to the citizens of our community. Please visit our website at to complete our online application. If you have any questions, please call (262) 335-4633. Thank you for considering Washington County.

Washington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
Period of Employment
Type of Compensation
Salary and Benefits
$10.00 per Hour
College Credits Earned
Tuition Assistance
Required Student Status
Preferred Majors
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