Thank you for your interest in joining our team! The Champaign County Forest Preserve District employs approximately 60 full-time and part-time staff as well as a number of seasonal employees.  As stewards of our county’s natural and historic resources, the Forest Preserves is dedicated to bringing people closer to nature.

With seven forest preserves throughout Champaign County, our employees wear many hats.  We have a wide range of positions—from landscape/garden/maintenance workers to day camp educators and from campground hosts to golf pro shop attendants—working at various locations throughout the county.

Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

The Champaign County Forest Preserve District is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We embrace and value our employees’ differences and the characteristics that make each of our employees unique.

 As an equal employment opportunity employer, the Champaign County Forest Preserve District is committed to all federal, state, and local laws that prohibit discrimination and/or harassment on the basis of age, race, color, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, civil union or domestic partnership status, protected veteran status or any other protected status as established by law.

Reasonable accommodations, in accordance with the ADAAA, will be made when necessary for all employees and/or applicants with disabilities. Such individuals are encouraged to discuss their need for a reasonable accommodation with Human Resources.

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.