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Planning and Regulatory Support Intern

The Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) is seeking 1 intern to assist our planning and regulatory staff on a variety of tasks.

The successful candidate will spend time in the office and field under the guidance of SMC staff and will be involved in several phases of the Planning and Regulatory Program.

Examples of office activities may include, but will not be limited to 1) updating potential funding sources documents and webpage, 2) creation of a Grant Tracker Spreadsheet, 3) reporting on watershed milestones by pulling and compiling data from the County’s permitting system, 4) creating and updating brochures, project summaries, and educational material, 5) assistance with organizing and managing the watershed workgroup websites 6) assistance in finding presentation topics and presenters for workgroup meetings 7) organize Central Permit Facility maintenance activities for installed best management practices 8) and reviewing watershed-based planning documents for grammar, spelling, and cohesiveness.

Examples of field activities may include but will not be limited to 1) assistance with scheduling and coordinating Des Plaines River Watershed inspections, 2) coordinating and performing field inspections under the guidance of the MS4 Coordinator 3) field inspections on various construction projects under the guidance of the SMC Regulatory Staff, 4) other assigned field tasks under the guidance of SMC Planning and Regulatory staff.

To be successful in this position, candidates must possess a high level of attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills, and intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office products. The candidate will also possess the ability to work both inside and outside in variable conditions and be willing to engage in limited to moderately strenuous physical activity. Successful candidate must also be highly motivated, be willing to take initiative and coordinate with project managers to ensure assigned work items are completed on schedule.

We are looking for candidates who are a graduate of, or current student in, a 2- or 4-year higher education program with an emphasis on water resource engineering, environmental science, biology, or a related field. Experience with ESRI ArcGIS software is highly desirable but not required. Every effort will be made to provide County vehicles for field use; however, candidates must have their own transportation for traveling to and from field sites, if needed. The candidate must have a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

Candidates will work approximately 40 hours per week for up to 15 weeks. The desired start date is flexible. Class credit may be available for these internships; please check with your academic advisor. Questions should be directed to Jeff Laramy at or 847-377-7709.

Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County! To learn more about the department you will be working for, visit the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission Website. To learn more about other services Lake County provides and to see some of our employees in action visit our website to view videos. If you need assistance writing your resume, we have some tools to help you at our Human Resources website.

Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing, and may include a pre-employment medical exam at a County-approved medical facility, at no cost to the applicant. Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Location Libertyville, Illinois, United States
Position Type Intern
Salary $16.00 USD
Applications will be accepted until April 22, 2022

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