Under the general direction of the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s Chief of Police, oversees all administrative aspects of the Law Enforcement Department. Assists in overseeing Patrol and Administrative Units. Responsible for the welfare, protection and service of patrons visiting the Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC), as well as the conservation and protection of the FPCC’s natural resources. Performs related work as required. This position is the third in command and responsible for the Chief’s job duties in the absence of the Chief of police and First Deputy Chief of Police.
Verifies that all department personnel both sworn and civilian personnel are appropriately performing their duties on all shifts.
Reviews and coordinates maintenance on all equipment (i.e., cars, cameras, computers, radios, safety equipment) needing to be replaced or repaired for further use.
Performs a variety of public relations and community engagement to promote FPCC natural resources, programs and activities available to the citizens of Cook County, Illinois.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of modern Law Enforcement administration, organization, personnel, equipment, and procedures.
Knowledge in conservation laws desired.
Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and projects occurring simultaneously.
Ability to plan and supervise work assignments.
Skill and ability to communicate with professionalism to diverse groups, as well as various levels of rank and title.
Ability to learn and master all rules, regulations, policies, patrol operations, procedures, reports and record system of the FPCC Law Enforcement Department.
The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.
General FPCC Employment Requirements
The Forest Preserves of Cook County is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.
Must be a resident of Cook County or establish residency in Cook County within six (6) months of employment and remain a resident at all times during employment with the FPCC
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You May Qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
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The Forest Preserve District of Cook County, with more than 69,000-acres, is the largest forest preserve district in the United States. It receives an estimated 40 million visits each year, providing an escape into a world teeming with wildlife and rich with outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities. Within its boundaries are rare habitats that offer plant and animal diversity o...n par with the rainforests of the world. This natural heritage offers something for everyone:
Oak woodlands and savannas
Migratory fly-ways that afford spectacular birding
22 dedicated nature preserves
40 managed lakes and ponds
7 major waterways that can be canoed or kayaked and offer glimpses of waterflow and shorebirds
300 miles of marked trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing
Scenic spots for painting, photography or quiet reflection