Find a Job  

Members Only  

Become a Member  

Executive Jobs 

Post a Job  

Recruiter Info 

Our Clients 

Banner Ads  

Police Pay

Get Your AA, BA or Masters Degree

Police Training


follow us onFollow The Blue Line on Twitter

and get free updates


Books & Resources


Patch Collectors

Listen Live

Police & Fire








Ranger Police Officer

Lake County, Illinois



Lake County Forest Preserve District

1899 West Winchester Road

Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone: 847-968-3215






Starting Salary: $27.11/hour


Application Deadline: 5/13/16








The Ranger Police Officer enforces the Illinois Compiled Statutes and District Rules and Regulations on District lands. Responsible for the protection of the public and natural resources.  Provides public relations field support, surveillance, emergency assistance, and assistance to local law enforcement agencies.  The Lake County Forest Preserve Districtís Public Safety Department has a Community Oriented Policing philosophy and is responsible for maintaining the peace and initiating activities that build positive relationships with the public. The selected candidate will conduct high visibility patrols on foot, bike, or vehicle to prevent crime or disturbance of the peace, control traffic, maintain order, conduct surveillance, investigations, make arrests and provide emergency assistance. 




Qualified candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • at least 21 years old;

  • a citizen of the United States;

  • a high school graduate with at least 60 hours of college credit or a combination of education and experience;

  • a valid driverís license;

  • and vision correctable to 20/20.

  • Conservation policing background is a plus.

  • Must be able to complete basic police training approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

  • Selected candidates will be required to complete the State Certified Power Test, written test, oral interview, psychological test, physical and drug test and in-depth background investigation.


Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application.



Applications are accepted online at:


A completed application must be submitted by Friday, May 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm. Applications are accepted only for posted positions. 

Selected candidates must be available for a testing day consisting of the power and written tests on Saturday, June 11, 2016.  The selected candidates must be able to successfully complete the State Certified Power Test in order to be eligible for the written test.  Selected candidates will be notified regarding details of the testing day via email or US Mail, after the closing date of May 13th.






As principal guardian of Lake Countyís open space and natural areas since 1958, we manage more than 30,300 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 182 miles of trail for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, ponds and lakes for fishing, public golf courses, historical and cultural venues, public access to the Fox River and Lake Michigan and award-winning nature and history education programs and events.











Do you need to finish your degree?

Click Here for a list of all our college programs



Police Jobs

Fire Service Jobs

Civilian Jobs

Your email address:

Enter 5-digit code:

Free email subscription widget

Return to the Featured Department List            

2644   4/19/16-5/13/16