Ranger Technician (Intern)

Forest Preserve District of Kane County Published: July 14, 2021
Elburn, Illinois
Second Location
Hampshire, Illinois 60140, United States
Job Type
Full-time Part-time
Natural Resources/ Restoration /
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~ The mission of the Forest Preserve District of Kane County is to acquire, hold and maintain lands within Kane County that contribute to the preservation of natural and historic resources, habitats, flora, and fauna; and to restore, restock, protect and preserve such lands for the education, recreation, and pleasure of all its citizens. Our goal is to preserve and restore the nature of Kane County. ~

Position Overview

The Planning and Operations Department has Ranger Technician intern/seasonal positions available.

  • Location: Grunwald Farms Forest Preserve, South Operations, Elburn, Illinois & Muirhead Springs Forest Preserve, North Operations, Hampshire, Illinois
  • Hours: Limited to a 2440 hour workweek, which may include shift work, weekends and holidays.    
  • Application deadline: Open until filled.

Essential Duties / Responsibilities

  • Mows and maintains picnic areas, trails, parking lots, and roadways.
  • Performs custodial work as required and assigned, including: cleaning & sanitizing rest rooms and replenishing supplies; cleaning spills; ground litter pick up and dumping garbage.
  • Assists with semi-skilled maintenance and repairs of buildings and structures.
  • Drives trucks and trailers to deliver equipment and materials to job sites.
  • Operates various hand and power landscape and construction equipment.
  • Insures proper maintenance of equipment and tools; performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Assist with reservation room setup and take down for rental facilities.
  • Maintains necessary records of work completed; maintains equipment log.
  • Assists the public as needed.
  • General labor.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.


  • Ability to work outdoors under adverse weather conditions.
  • Enthusiastic, courteous, positive attitude and team spirit.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Current and valid Illinois driver’s license that is free from suspension or revocation during term of employment; must maintain insurability with the District’s fleet carrier.
  • Employment is subject to successful results of a criminal history background investigation and satisfactory completion of a physical and drug screen.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to apply online. (All candidates must apply online.)
  • Contact: 
    • Betsy Scaletta, Human Resources Generalist, 1996 South Kirk Road, Suite 320, Geneva IL 60134
    • Tel: (630) 208-8662;
    • Email: hrforest@kaneforest.com; Web: www.kaneforest.com 


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