003O - Seasonal Pre-Professional Ranger (CSO)

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

·       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/to 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: April - September; approximately 40 hours per week (hours vary and will include 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

·        Preserve maintenance; Facility Operations; Recreational Programming; Natural Resource Management


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; 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

                                                                 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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