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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. 

Major Gifts Manager

We are currently seeking a Major Gifts Manager who will be responsible for leading strategic fundraising efforts and developing close relationships with the Lake County community. Interested candidates should click the button below for position information and application instructions.

Learn More & Apply: Major Gifts Manager

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.