001CC - Seasonal Camp Counselor (BSO)

Job Purpose

This position is to ensure the safety and supervision of the Ranger Adventure Camp participants during camp hours.

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 and Ranger camp interns
  • Assist Division staff with various recreational programs including, but not limited to team building, archery, wilderness navigation, boating, paddling, fishing, special events, and summer camps.
  • Perform as the first responder to emergency situations
  • Assist with preserve/grounds maintenance including opening preserves, de-littering, latrine cleaning, and upkeep of amenities
  • Provide Preserve inspections including trails, boundaries, water controls, special facilities, and amenities
  • Assist with facility operations
  • Assist with the operation of District vehicles
  • Perform other duties as required

Education and Experience Required

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

Hours: June - August; 40 hours per week, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., (may vary 2 hours earlier or later due to before/after care. Monday - Friday, (hours vary and may include weekends and holidays).

Related experience: Recreational programming, (archery, boating, fishing, field games, etc.); Summer camps; Youth leadership groups; Work with children of various ages; General maintenance and cleaning.

Special training or other licenses, certification, etc.: CPR/1st Aid; must have a 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.

Job Location: Herrick lake and Mayslake

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

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.

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.

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