Mission Statement

Human Resources is dedicated to promoting a positive and high-performing work environment characterized by fair treatment of staff and volunteers, open communication, personal accountability, trust and mutual respect.

Organization Structure

District Organizational Chart

  • Administrative Office / Fox Valley Ice Arena, Geneva
  • Campton Trades Shop, St. Charles
  • Creek Bend Nature Center, St. Charles
  • Grunwald Operations Shop, Elburn
  • Horticulture Shop, Geneva
  • Mill Creek Greenway Natural Resource Management Shop, Elburn
  • Muirhead Operations Shop, Hampshire

Strategic Areas

  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Professional Development and Training
  • Employee Relations
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Safety and Wellbeing
  • Volunteer Management

Contact Us

  • Phone: (630) 208-8662
  • Fax: (630) 232-2038
  • Email: hrforest@kaneforest.com
  • Mail: Forest Preserve District of Kane County
    Administrative Headquarters
    1996 S. Kirk Road, Ste. 320
    Geneva, IL 60134

    Note: We are located on the third floor of the Fox Valley Ice Arena. There are an elevator bank and stairwell next to the skate-rental desk.


  • Health Insurance (PPO and HMO)
  • Dental Insurance (PPO)
  • Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (Medical and Dependent)
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan
  • 457b Deferred Compensation / Defined Contribution Plan
  • Financial Planning with a Certified Financial Planner
  • Basic and Additional Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Group Decreasing Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Personal Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave Donation Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistant Program
  1. Where is the District headquarters located?
    Fox Valley Ice Arena, Third Floor, 1996 South Kirk Road, Geneva, IL 60134

  2. Where is the job located?
    It depends on the position. The District has satellite offices throughout the county.
  3. What is the procedure to apply?
    Use the above links to View Open Positions or Start an Application.

  4. How long will my application be kept on file?
    With our new on-line application tracking system, applications will be kept electronically indefinitely. However, applicants are responsible for re-applying for future openings.
  5. How old do I have to be to work for the forest preserve?
    Eighteen years old.
  6. What type of schooling is needed?
    It depends on the position. Each requires different levels of education and experience.
  7. Are there any other types of certifications or requirements needed?
    The job/position description will detail any certification or licenses required.
  8. What does the hiring range indicate?
    The hiring range lists the position's salary minimum and midpoint. This is the salary range in which a new employee is hired in at, depending upon education, training and experience.
  9. Where can I find the job/position description?
    Use the above link to View Open Positions.
  10. When will I be notified of an interview?
    The top candidates will be scheduled for interviews as soon as the applications have been reviewed, which may take 7 to 10 days after the closing date.
  11. When will interviews be scheduled?
    After the position posting closes, the supervisor will review all applications. That process will take an estimate of 7 to 10 days, and then the top candidates will be contacted to set up interviews.
  12. When will the District make a decision?
    The chosen candidate will be notified 5 to 7 days after the last interview. During that time period, reference checks will be made.
  13. Do you have any job openings?
    Use the above link to View Open Positions.

  14. What are the hours?
    It depends on the position. Non-exempt (hourly) positions are limited to a 40 hour workweek, which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays for field positions.