As Lake County’s principal guardian of open space and natural areas since 1958, we set the standard in nature and historic preservation, and in outdoor recreation and education. We offer a broad range of employment opportunities, including career and temporary positions, and internships.
Applications are accepted for open positions only.
We are still accepting employment applications. At this time, we continue to move forward with recruitment efforts to fill the position vacancies at Independence Grove and the Golf Courses. While we are still accepting applications for other full, part-time and temporary positions, we are not moving forward in the recruitment process (including applicant review and interviewing) at this time. If you wish to check the status of your application, please email email@example.com.
Thank you for your interest in employment with the Lake County Forest Preserves, an Equal Opportunity Employer. Browse through the following to learn about available opportunities. If you have trouble viewing the list of opportunities below, visit our Career Portal.
Youth Conservation Corps
Crew Member Recruitment
Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a summer program designed to employ high school youth in natural resources, construction, and park maintenance related projects.
Crew members work together in teams to build trails and boardwalks, restore natural areas and waterways, and complete basic preserve maintenance projects. Additionally, crew members receive training in first aid, basic work and life skills, construction skills and environmental awareness.
The program runs for eight weeks each summer from mid-June through early August. View the application below for further details.
Completed applications must be received on or before 4:30 pm, Friday, April 24. Applications can be completeted and submitted electronically. Or you may fill out the paper application and mail or deliver it to the address below under Contact Us, or faxed to 847-968-3177.
Electronic Application Paper Application