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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Employment Opportunity: Seasonal/Internships

Title: Seasonal and Intern Employment Opportunities - Public Works

Closing Date: Until Filled

Department: Public Works

Hours: Temporary

The County provides seasonal and intern opportunities annually. Persons hired as seasonal workers or interns remain active for a period of one year (April 1 – March 31) and are eligible to return during this period as needed. Persons interested in seasonal work or intern positions must complete an employment application in accordance with the department’s projects.

Seasonal Employment Schedule
Spring Season: March 1 – March 31
Summer Season: April 1 – September 30
Winter Season: November 15 – February 28 

Posting Number Classification Description


Intern-Public Works Chemist


• Assist with field monitoring equipment in local rivers
• Perform laboratory testing as needed
• Compile historical data utilizing Excel spreadsheets
• General laboratory duties including reagent preparation, cleaning, maintenance

2179 Intern-Public Works Wheaton Admin/Field
• Operate the County’s Leica 1200 Global Positioning System for surveying
• Assist with the mapping and updating of County owned sewer and water features using ArcGIS 
• Gather historical information regarding sewer & water systems and features
• Plaza, Grease Trap, Cross-Connection Review
• Maintenance and Construction observation and reporting
• Assist with general office duties on an as-needed basis
2180 Intern-Public Works Woodridge Finance/Accounting  • Shadow members of the accounting and billing teams as they perform their duties
• Assist with research, filing, invoice scanning, data entry and recording and maintaining complete financial records
• Take on additional tasks or projects to learn more about accounting in a governmental setting and GASB accounting rules as applied to an Enterprise Fund
Hiring Rates:
$12.00/hour completed freshman year
$12.50/hour completed sophomore year
$13.00/hour completed junior year
$14.00/hour completed senior year
$1.00 increase for returning intern ($15.00/hour maximum)

Intern positions require the applicant to be actively taking undergraduate or graduate level courses at an accredited institution to obtain an Associates, Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate degree, or be a recent graduate (within past year).
All new employees will require a pre-employment background check.  Returning employees will complete a waiver in regard to background. Some positions will require a valid Illinois Driver's License in good standing.

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DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer