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 Information: Must 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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Forest Preserve District of DuPage County RP089 is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled