003CC - Pre-Professional Ranger Camp Counselor (East)

Job Purpose

This position will lead the Ranger Adventure Camp program, assist Ranger staff in the upkeep of District preserves, facilities and amenities, while providing clean/safe environment for the public and engaging in programs with summer camps

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Interact with the participants, engage in activities, be a positive role model and provide appropriate leadership to camp participants
· Help develop full value contracts (code of conduct), form group dynamics, and apply varying leadership techniques
· Oversee a safe participant drop off/pick up
· Provide District information to the participant regarding the preserves, facility operations, recreational opportunities, rules and regulations
· Keep neat and accurate records including incident/injury reports, equipment damage reports, documentation of behavioral issues, time accounting, time sheets, etc.
· Take direction/working guidance from Ranger staff
· Assist Division staff with various recreational programs including, but not limited to team building, archery, wilderness navigation, boating, paddling, fishing, special events, and summer camps.
· Perform as first responder to emergency situations
· Assist with preserve/grounds maintenance including opening preserves, de-littering, latrine cleaning, and upkeep of amenities
· Provide Preserve inspections including trails, boundaries, water controls, special facilities and amenities
· Assist with facility operations
· Operate power tools and motor vehicles

· Working guidance to seasonal staff (maintenance and camp staff only)
· Perform other duties as required

Education and Experience Required

Additional Information: Must be 18 years of age or older at time of hire.

Requirements:  Applicants must have completed coursework in Parks & Recreation Management, Natural Resources, Forestry, Environmental Science or another related field

Hours: May - August; approximately 40 hours per week (hours vary and will include weekends and holidays).

Related Experience: Experience in the operation of maintenance equipment preferred.

Special training or other license, certification etc.: CPR/1st Aid; must have a valid Driver’s License.

Skills In: Dealing effectively with the public; expressing oneself clearly and concisely; interpreting rules and regulations; keeping neat and accurate records; knowledge of District preserves, rules, policies and safety procedures; operation of power tools and motor vehicles.

Onboarding/Training Requirements: Criminal Background Check
                                                               Driver’s License Check
                                                               Mandated Reporter – Abused and Neglected Child Reporting
                                                               National Sex Offender Registry Check
                                                               CPR/1st Aid Training


Application:  Candidates must complete the application process in its entirety, including the Pre-Screen Questions, to be considered for this position.  Resumes may be included, but are not accepted in lieu of the application. 


Equal Employment Policy:  As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County complies with Federal, State, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.  The Forest Preserve District makes all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sex (wages), genetics, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, retaliation, or other unlawful considerations.

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County RP089 is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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