001T - Seasonal Ranger (BSO)

Job Purpose

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with Preserve/grounds maintenance including opening preserves, de-littering, latrine cleaning, and upkeep of amenities
  • Provide District information to the public regarding the preserves, facility operations, recreational opportunities, rules, and regulations
  • Preserve inspections including trails, boundaries, water controls, special facilities, and amenities
  • Keep neat and accurate records including inspection reports, field logs, time accounting, time sheets, etc.
  • Assist with various recreational programs including archery, boating, fishing, special events, and summer camps
  • Operate power tools and motor vehicles
  • Assist with facility operations (including boat rentals and campgrounds).
  • Assist with the operation of District vehicles
  • Perform other duties as required Education


Education and Experience Required

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

Hours: June - 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 licenses, 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

Applications:  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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