004C - Seasonal Intern Ranger (BSO)

 Job Purpose

This position assists Ranger staff in the support of recreational programs and the upkeep of District preserves, facilities and amenities while providing clean/safe preserves for the public.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Preserve/grounds maintenance including opening preserves, de-littering, latrine cleaning and upkeep of amenities
  • Working guidance to seasonal staff (maintenance and camp staff only)
  • Preserve inspections including trails, boundaries, water controls, special facilities, and amenities
  • Lead or assist alongside Division staff with various recreational programs including but not limited to archery, fishing, paddling, geocaching, camps, and special events
  • Interact with the participants, engage in activities, be a positive role model and provide appropriate leadership to program participants
  • Take direction/receive working guidance from Ranger staff
  • Provide District information to the participants regarding the preserves, facility operations, recreational opportunities, rules and regulations
  • Assist with facility operations
  • Keep neat and accurate records including reports on programs, incidents/injuries, equipment damage, documentation of behavioral issues, time accounting, time sheets, etc.
  • Perform as the first responder to emergency situations
  • Operate power tools and motor vehicles
  • Perform other duties as required

Education and Experience Required

Additional Information: Must be 18 years of age or older by the first day of employment.

Hours: May - August; (Option to work through September); 40 hours per week (varying 8-hour shifts, working most weekends and holidays)  

Preferred Experience: 

·         Good written and oral communication skills and well organized

·         Meet assigned deadlines with minimal supervision

·         Have a positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills

·         Preference will be given to applicant meeting a college or university internship requirement

Special training or other licenses, certification,etc.:  Completed at least third (3) year undergraduate studies in Park and Recreation Management, Natural Resources, Forestry Management, Natural Sciences, or related field, or equivalent combination of training and experience; CPR/1st Aid; must have a valid Driver’s License. 

Skills In:  Dealing effectively with the public; expressing oneself clearly and concisely; handling revenues and operating a cash register; sound decision making; prioritization of tasks; time management; 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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