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Employment Opportunities

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Employment

The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County is dedicated to protecting, conserving, enhancing and promoting Winnebago County's natural heritage for the environmental, educational, and recreational benefit of present and future generations.

Full-Time or Part-Time Employment

Ranger - South Area
This entry-level position serves as a caretaker of the forest preserves with responsibility for maintenance, cleanliness, safety, and accessibility of greenspace. In addition, this role assists the Senior Ranger and Area Manager as necessary and appropriate, as well as customer service support, as this position is often the initial contact person for the public. Typical winter hours are weekdays 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., no weekends (except for on-call snowplowing on a rotating basis). Summer hours are from 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. weekdays, with rotating weekend/holidays required. View the complete job description here. Apply for the position here.

Seasonal Employment

Golf Maintenance - Atwood Homestead, Macktown, Ledges Golf Courses
This position performs routine manual labor tasks at the golf course as assigned. Work hours may vary, and may include weekdays, evenings, weekends, and holidays. A forty-hour work week is not guaranteed, depending on weather conditions and workload. $15/hour, commensurate with experience. View the complete job description here. Apply for the position here.
Preserve Maintenance - South Area
This position will work in our south area forest preserves. Tasks include mowing, trimming, litter clean-up, and janitorial tasks. This position is seasonal through end of October, weekdays (6:00 am to 2:30 pm), with some weekends, up to 40 hours per week. $15/hour. View the complete job description here. Apply for the position here.
Beverage Cart Attendant - Atwood Homestead, Macktown, Ledges Golf Courses
This position greets guests daily and communities with the in a friendly, professional, and courteous manner. Provides excellent on-course beverage service to our golfers.   Hours vary; typical hours are 8 am to 2 pm; includes weekend/holiday hours.  You must be at least 21 years old. View the complete job description here. Apply for the position here.
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