004CI - Intern Ranger Camp (WEST)

Job Purpose

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

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

·         Provide appropriate working guidance to seasonal Ranger Camp Counselors

·         Prepare an end of season Ranger Adventure Camp report highlighting all of the activities and accomplishments from the various camps

·         Assist Division staff with various recreational programs including, but not limited to team building, archery, wilderness navigation, boating, paddling, and fishing.

·         Perform as first responder to emergency situations

·         Perform other duties as required

Education and Experience Required

Additional InformationMust be 18 years of age or older at the time of hire.

Hours:  May 16th - Aug 11th; 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.:  Priority will be given to applicants who are completing a school requirement; internship paperwork is required before start

date; 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

                                                                           Drivers 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.


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