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Who We Are


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. 

Browse available opportunities below. If you have trouble viewing the list below visit our Career Portal.

Email to check the status of an application. 

Thanks for your interest in employment with the Lake County Forest Preserve District, an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Director of Public Safety Opening

The District is seeking experienced police leaders as applicants to serve as its next Director of Public Safety. The Public Safety Department is a full-service conservation law enforcement organization that protects the District’s natural resources, facilities and the people that visit and work in the preserves. The department enforces conservation, criminal and traffic laws of the State of Illinois, and the ordinances of the Lake County Forest Preserve District. The District has partnered with GovHR to lead the recruitment efforts for the next Director of Public Safety. Interested candidates can find out more about this opportunity by linking to GovHR’s website.

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Contact Us

Lake County Forest Preserves
Human Resources Department
1899 West Winchester Road | Libertyville IL 60048 | 847-367-6640


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Below you can view videos providing an insight on various careers that may be available at the Forest Preserves and what makes the District a special place to work.