This position is to provide clean and safe preserves for visitors, assist Ranger staff with day-to-day operations to ensure effective facility operations, provide working guidance to seasonal staff, and provide positive recreational experiences for the public.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide information to the public regarding District rules & regulations, safety guidelines, general preserve information, facilities, amenities, programs, and special events
- Assist Ranger staff with day-to-day operations including opening preserves, permit check-ins, preserve inspections, and general preserve maintenance (i.e.: clean latrines, de-littering, amenity repairs, etc.)
- Operate cash register, POS systems, run end-of-day reports, issue equipment and handle revenues
- Provide a safe recreational experience, including ordinance interpretation, education of District rules and regulations, and identification of potential hazards in the fields
- Maintain facilities and equipment in sanitary conditions for the public. (i.e.: boat rental, campground, tube hill)
- Process permits for a family campground, and monitor campground overnight for the safety of visitors
- Assist Division staff with various recreational programs including archery, geocaching and special events
- Assist with natural resource management tasks including brush clearing, minor landscaping, and prescription burning (upon completion of Chicago Wilderness Burn training)
- Assist in the operation of District vehicles
- Perform as the first responder to emergency situations
- Perform other duties as required
Education and Experience Required
Related Experience: Experience in facility operations, POS systems, customer service, and general maintenance preferred.
Special training or other licenses, certification, etc.: Valid Driver’s License
Knowledge Of: District rules and regulations; proper safety considerations; outdoor recreational programs; basic computer software.
Skills In: Dealing effectively with the public; expressing oneself clearly and concisely; handling revenues and operating a cash register; interpreting rules and regulations; keeping neat and accurate records; general maintenance
Onboarding/Training Requirements: Criminal Background Check
Driver’s License Check
HBV Series/Hepatitis B (Candidate can refuse)
Hearing Audio Baseline
Mandated Reporter – Abused and Neglected Child Reporting
National Sex Offender Registry Check
Youth Protection Standards Training
CPR/1st Aid Training
Hours & Schedule: Varies
Comments: Uniforms provided. Part Time Position- No Benefits
Working Environment: Work outdoors in all weather conditions.
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.
*Applications must be filled out to their entirety, including the electronic signature, to be considered for this position. Resumes may be included but are not accepted in lieu of the application.
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County RP089 is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled