Downers Grove Park District
Custodian Full Time
40 hours per week
$17.06 per hour
Under direction and supervision of an assigned administrative/supervisory employee, performs housekeeping-type maintenance and custodial work for the Recreation & Fitness Center (4500 Belmont Rd.). This position is considered non-exempt.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Performs custodial duties in the upkeep and cleaning of the buildings.
2. Responsible for routine tasks, including sweeping, scrubbing, dusting, and polishing floors; cleans and washes walls; cleans restrooms and replenishes supplies; empties wastebaskets and other trash; vacuums carpeted floors; changes light bulbs, cleans furniture and fixtures as necessary; cleans elevator; strips and waxes floors; performs minor painting and general repair work.
3. Requests the requisition of cleaning and maintenance supplies and equipment.
4. Moves furniture and equipment, and performs set-up of rooms for certain program requirements.
5. Reports needs for building repairs.
6. Cleans grounds of litter, maintains walks and stairways, aids in snow removal, maintain lighting system, monitors operation of the HVAC/Electrical/Plumbing systems, elevator and water heating systems.
7. Responsible for the safety and security of the building, and reporting all irregularities such as vandalism immediately.
8. Locks/unlocks doors as needed or required. Maintain security alarm as needed.
9. Maintains necessary records and required reports.
10. Adheres to Park District safety rules and procedures and directs subordinates to exercise safe work practices.
11. Participates in staff meetings, staff development sessions and continuing education opportunities as required.
4. Time Management
5. Customer Service
7. Mechanically Inclined
This job operates throughout the Park District and requires driving a vehicle from location to location. Primarily responsible for cleaning common areas and office areas at Park District facilities.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Must be able to stand and walk 90% of the work day. Must be able to operate power tools and some heavy equipment, and be able to use cleaning supplies.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Regular shift: 5:00am – 1:30pm (Monday – Friday).
Lunch/break times scheduled according to collective bargaining agreement (Article XII, Section 12.5 & 12.6).
Employee will drive District vehicle.
Required Education and Experience
Completion of high school and two years of experience in general custodial maintenance. Knowledge of cleaning materials, methods, equipment, and procedures; knowledge of the use and care of cleaning equipment; ability to learn routine tasks quickly; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and tasks; communicate effectively; must work harmoniously with Park District personnel and the facility patrons.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
1. Valid Illinois driver’s license (may receive within three months of hire)
Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
THE DOWNERS GROVE PARK DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER
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Batavia Park District’s Recreation Supervisor of Aquatics and Special Events is responsible for the beautiful Harold Hall Quarry Beach, paddleboat rentals, and a wide-array of special events that bring family and friends together throughout the year. Events include: Daddy/Daughter Date Night, Egg Hunts, River Rhapsody Concert Series, Movie in the Park Nights, Mom-Son Wagon Rides, Celebration of Lights, Breakfast with Santa, Polar Express, and more.
This recreation team-member must exhibit high energy and enthusiasm, strong habits in organizing and prioritizing, and safety-mindedness. The top candidate must communicate and supervise cross-generationally, and be a proactive planner in events and facility management that can also respond with a calm, adaptable demeanor in crisis situations.
Batavia Park District is committed to providing fun, safe and innovative open space and recreational opportunities that will enrich the quality of life for our residents. Employees must model our core values: integrity, trust, respect, creativity, motivation, growth, clarity and teamwork.
Minimum qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or related field with a minimum of two years experience in recreation management. Must achieve within six (6) months of employment: Starfish Aquatics Lifeguard Instructor Certification and Illinois Department of Public Health Food Sanitation Management License. CPRP preferred.
View full job description and apply online at www.bataviaparks.org. Please attach your cover letter and resume to your online application.
We have a highly competitive benefits package including: health insurance, life insurance, paid time off (including holiday, vacation, personal, and sick), Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, annual program stipend, etc. Batavia Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
PARK SERVICES DEPARTMENT
PARK SPECIALIST III – Horticulturist
Under the direction of the Parks Division Manager performs highly skilled tasks related to the planning, installation and maintenance of landscaping, athletic fields and general park amenities. Effectively leads crews from 2-10 staff.
Background & Qualifications:
Associates degree in horticulture or related field, Five years of increasingly responsible experience in related field, including one year of supervisory responsibility. Knowledge of principles and practices of park maintenance, grounds maintenance, ornamental horticulture, turf management and silviculture. Valid Pesticide Operator’s license or ability to obtain within 90 days. Valid Illinois CDL driver’s license or the ability to obtain within 120 days.
Location & Hours:
Park Services Department, 750 N. Randall Road, West Dundee, IL 60118. This is a non-exempt full-time year-round position normally working 40 hours per week. Regular work schedule is Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with winter hours of 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Weekend or holiday work may be required as well as irregular hours.
$16.83 - $18.52/hr., depending on qualifications. Full benefit package including medical, dental, life, IMRF retirement and comprehensive leave package.
Full job description and application available online at www.dtpd.org
Deadline to Apply: Until position is filled.
Under the direction and supervision of the Park Supervisor, the Part-Time Park Maintenance Worker is responsible for performing a variety of park maintenance, turf, horticulture, forestry, custodial, snow removal, and recreation support activities. Must be on-call as needed, and must have flexible availability up to and including weekends. Candidates for this position must be 18 years of age or older. This is an at-will position.
Hired applicants subject to mandatory Pre-Employment Physical and Drug Screening.
Experience: Preference given to candidates with previous related experience. Preference given to candidates with some knowledge of field dimensions (baseball, soccer, football, softball, basketball). Preference given to candidates with experience prepping sports fields for game usage, as well as the maintenance of park facilities. Working knowledge of hand tools.
Certifications / Memberships: Must be CPR & AED certified within six (6) months of hiring.
Licenses: Preference given to candidates with a valid driver's license.
Pay Rate : $9.00 per hour
Benefits We Offer
In exchange for your time and talent, we offer:
Fun working environment
Flexible work schedule
Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits
Applications accepted online only at the Streamwood Park District website:
www.spdcares.com / Contact Us / Employment / Park Maintenance
or direct link:
The Forest Preserves of Cook County is seeking to fill the position of Senior Resource Ecologist for the Department of Resource Management. The Senior Resource Ecologist is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Preserves’ ecology section, providing a high level of professional expertise and direction in the coordination of the Preserves’ ecological land management activities. The Senior Resource Ecologist supervises the preparation of site specific land management plans and the implementation of large-scale ecosystem restoration initiatives performed by FPCC personnel, volunteers, interns, contractors and partner organizations. The Forest Preserves of Cook County currently manages approximately 69,000 acres of natural area, including 22 designated Illinois Nature Preserves and a variety of habitats of high conservation significance. This position will play a critical role in the expansion of restoration efforts across the District’s holdings, which are expected to increase dramatically over the course of the next 25 years through the implementation of the Next Century Conservation Plan (http://www.nextcenturyconservationplan.org/) and the Natural and Cultural Resources Master Plan (http://fpdcc.com/preserves-and-trails/plans-and-projects/natural-and-cultural-resources-master-plan/).
The Senior Resource Ecologist position will require the ability to effectively oversee the coordination and execution of large-scale land management programs, floristic and faunal monitoring programs, and ecological consultation services while fostering positive relationships with staff, volunteers, contractors, the public, universities, and other conservation-based governmental and non-governmental agencies. The Senior Resource Ecologist will play a key role in the Department and the Preserves overall, ensuring effective use of the Preserves’ resources to promote responsible land management.
Additional responsibilities of the Senior Resource Ecologist will include prioritizing and scheduling the daily activities of the Preserves’ four (4) regional ecologists, providing technical expertise for restoration-related grants and land-use projects, conducting biological inventories, collaborating with Resource Management staff on leadership of the Preserves’ prescribed fire program, and supervising Districtwide ecological restoration activities.
• Under the general direction of the Director of Resource Management or his/her designee, develops and implements land management policies that accommodate the needs of the District’s natural resources.
• Manages, maintains and preserves the biodiversity of the land.
• Directs ecological management while recognizing the compatible recreational aspects of the District’s mission.
• Directs and supervises Ecology Section staff.
• Prioritizes application of restoration resources (staff, contracts, interns, volunteers and partner organizations), focusing on highest quality areas and large-scale ecosystem restoration programs.
• Communicates effectively with staff, volunteer stewards, outside agencies, and the general public, in all matters regarding the ecology of the District. Recognizes that District priorities include small, high quality sites, large-scale ecosystem restoration initiatives, designated Illinois Nature Preserves and habitats for endangered, threatened and other elements of high conservation significance.
• Collaborates and directs the Ecology Section staff in the ongoing inventory of all District land conditions in order to identify, maintain and restore natural areas.
• Helps identify high quality and restorable natural areas with respect to quality as well as management, maintenance and restoration needs.
• Collaborates with Resource Management staff on leadership of the District’s prescribed burning program.
• Assists with prescribed burning plans and conducts prescribed burns on appropriate District lands.
• Represents the District on various committees with outside agencies and organizations such as Chicago Wilderness, United States Forest Service, Morton Arboretum, Chicago Botanic Garden and the City of Chicago.
• Designs and oversees monitoring and studies of the District’s natural communities, flora and fauna.
• Ensures monitoring programs best aid the District’s conservation needs and helps inform land management decisions, as well as document the District’s natural resources.
• Confers with Resource Project Manager, Fisheries Biologists, Wildlife Biologists, Ecologists, Resource Operations Manager, Civil Engineer IV, Chief Landscape Architect and Education section staff in completing land management programs.
• Provides ecological consultation for land use projects.
• Provides technical expertise for restoration-related project packages and grant submissions.
• This position may require the employee to work at various locations to facilitate District operations.
• Must possess a bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental sciences, natural resource management, ecology or substantially similar area from an accredited college or university.
• Must possess ten (10) or more years of full-time work experience in arboricultural and/or other natural resources land management work.
• Must possess seven (7) or more years of full-time work experience in a supervisory capacity in an organization with large scale operations, such as a park district, municipality, state park, forest preserve, or other similar organization.
• Must possess a current valid driver’s license.
Possession of professional work experience in biodiversity-focused ecosystem restoration with experience in the incorporation of hydrology, botany and zoology into decision-making.
Possession of a certificate of completion of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group course work S130/S190 or a certificate of completion of the Chicago Wilderness Midwest Ecological Burn Crew Member Training.
Possession of a current Illinois Pesticide Applicator’s License or official documentation verifying that the examination has been taken and passed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
• Ability to provide in-depth knowledge and expertise in all areas related to the preservation, management and conservation of natural resources as it applies to the District.
• Knowledge of current conservation practices as applied to forests, woodlands, wetlands, prairies and savannas.
• Knowledge of principles and concepts related to ecology, conservation biology, restoration, and natural area management.
• Knowledge of the principles of restoration ecology and experience with application methods
• Strong ability to resolve conflicts and work through differences of opinion between staff, contractors, volunteers, partner groups and outside agencies relative to land management techniques and programs.
• Ability to obtain within eight (8) months of employment an Illinois Pesticide Applicator’s License
• Ability to obtain within eight (8) months of employment a certificate of completion of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group course work S130/S190 OR a certificate of completion of the Chicago Wilderness Midwest Ecological Burn Crew Member Training.
• Knowledge in the care and preservation of natural plant and animal species and the appropriate management techniques suitable for regional habitat restoration and management as it pertains to the District’s needs and operations.
• Knowledge of the ecosystems of the Chicago area and the central Midwest; knowledge of and ability to identify insect pests and plants which are native and invasive to Cook County.
• Knowledge and ability to apply ecological and conservation principles to varied taxonomic groups. Knowledge and ability to conduct biological inventories and summarize findings.
• Knowledge of or the ability to learn and apply established District Land Management Guidelines.
• Knowledge of ecological effects of fire on natural communities.
• Knowledge of and ability to perform fire management activities related to prescribed burning; knowledge of and ability to perform prescribed pesticide application.
• Skill in supervising, training, managing and coordinating staff, contractors and trained volunteers to fulfill management goals and objectives related to vegetation management, ecological land management, and resources management.
• Skill in maintaining a high level of efficiency and morale while supervising and interacting with staff, volunteers and the general public.
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications.
• Ability to effectively communicate (verbally and in writing) both professionally and to the general public.
• Ability to organize and execute with dedication the mission of the District.
• Ability to represent, communicate, and advocate for the interests of the District as they relate to natural area conservation.
• Ability to manage numerous projects at one time, skill in directing written and oral instructions effectively and the ability to follow safety procedures for prescribed burns.
• Ability to maintain or obtain certifications and licenses deemed appropriate by the District as a condition of continued employment.
• Ability to work outdoors in wilderness conditions and in inclement weather.
• Ability to work in a hazardous work environment under adverse conditions, including exposure to extreme weather conditions, fire, smoke, natural elements and hazardous plants and animals.
• Ability to perform various types of physically demanding and strenuous tasks, including, but not limited to, lifting, pulling, pushing, and moving objects of up to 50 pounds and using hand and power tools in a safe and effective manner.
• Ability to travel to work assignments for which the employee may be required to provide his or her own means of transportation.
• Ability to work extended, flexible, weekend and holiday hours as needed.
• 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.
To apply, please use our online web portal: https://cookcountyil.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=00118383&lang=en