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Forest Preserves Filling Part-time, Temporary Positions


Looking to spend the summer outdoors in a beautiful, natural setting? We are in the process of hiring an array of temporary and part-time positions, from lifeguards to golf course attendants. "We offer a wide variety of seasonal employment opportunities with immediate openings available," said Forest Preserve Human Resources and Risk Manager Laurel Diver.

Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville is hiring lifeguards for the 2019 season. "Lifeguards provide for the safety of the public using American Red Cross and site-specific lifesaving standards," said Independence Grove Visitor Services Manager Sara Page. Candidates must have strong swimming skills, including the ability to complete a 50-yard swim in less than 40 seconds and a 150-yard swim in less than three minutes. The position pays $9.50 to $12 per hour.

There are also openings at Independence Grove for a variety of attendants. These positions assist preserve visitors at the entrance gate, marina, beach, and visitors center.

Temporary and part-time positions are available at the Forest Preserve’s three golf courses ThunderHawk Golf Club in Beach Park, Countryside Golf Club in Mundelein and Brae Loch Golf Club in Grayslake. The courses are looking for guest service attendants and laborers. Attendants, which are paid between $8.25 and $10 per hour, are responsible for a variety of golf-related activities including maintaining the appearance of the clubhouse and course facilities. Applicants should know the game of golf and etiquette. Golf course laborers, paid between $12 and $15 per hour, are responsible for routine golf course maintenance tasks including cutting crass.

The Youth Conservation Corps is looking to fill a variety of crew leader positions this summer. The program, which includes environmental education and outdoor recreation components, involves developing trails, planting native wildflowers, installing fences and other tasks. 

Several temporary positions in the grounds maintenance division are also available. Candidates for these jobs must be 18 years of age and be available to work through December. Assisting in keeping buildings and grounds in clean and orderly condition is the main goal of this position that has a salary ranging from $12 to $15 per hour. Positions are available on the painting crew as well.

Apply online for these seasonal employment opportunities, or call 847-968-3242 to learn more about the available positions.


Media Contact
Laurel Diver, Human Resources and Risk Manager, ldiver@LCFPD.org, 847-968-3242

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Kim Mikus Croke, Communications Specialist, kmikuscroke@LCFPD.org, 847-968-3202





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