The Lake County Forest Preserves offers an excellent work environment as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including:
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 District's 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:
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 September 17, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Selected candidates must be available on October 9, 2021 to complete a written test.
Candidates will be required to produce a valid POWER test card prior to participating in the written test. POWER test cards will be considered valid if issued within twelve (12) months PRIOR to testing date (October 10, 2020 – October 9, 2021).
Selected candidates will be notified regarding details of the testing day via email after the application deadline.
ABOUT LAKE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVES:
As principal guardian of Lake County's open space and natural area since 1958, we manage more than 30,900 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 206 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.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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