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 Starting at $30,995

The Elmhurst Park District is seeking candidates for a full-time, non-exempt Park Specialist-I position.


The Park Specialist-I is responsible for performing general park maintenance duties throughout the District with an emphasis on trash removal and litter collection. Additional duties include, but are not limited to mowing, tree removal, painting, parking lot repairs, and snow removal.


Prior experience in park maintenance, landscaping, and equipment operation/repair is preferred. The position requires candidates to be able to obtain a CPR/AED certification and Illinois CDL “C” license upon employment.


The Park Specialist I works a schedule of Friday through Tuesday (6:30 am to 3:00 pm) with scheduled days off falling on Wednesday and Thursday.


Starting at $30,995

Interested candidates should apply online:

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 Elmhurst Park District


Tom Shimko

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $15.00 - $17.50 per hour


Responsible for assisting in construction projects and major repairs related to park and recreation facilities, grounds, and equipment throughout the District. Perform routine and preventive maintenance and repairs seasonally as directed.


High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of two years’ experience in park maintenance, building construction, land development, or related field; or Associates degree in construction related field required. Knowledge and skill required in two or more of the following trades: electrical, plumbing, carpentry, concrete finishing, masonry, or landscape construction required. Must have good time management skills and work calmly and effectively under pressure. Must have and maintain: a valid C-class driver’s license with acceptable driving record; and CPR/AED certified or obtain within one (1) year of employment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Not all inclusive)

1.Attendance at work site as scheduled; must be available to work other shifts and overtime as required.

2.Perform park facility routine and preventive maintenance repairs.

3.Implement park development plans individually or as part of a crew.

4.Operate all District equipment efficiently and safely.

5.Perform equipment and building construction projects.

6.Assist with playground repair and installation.

7.Construct, install, maintain, and repair district signs as needed.

8.Install, maintain, and repair general landscape and hard surface improvements throughout the District.

9.Communicate effectively with co-workers and the public.

10.Assist in training seasonal staff.

11.Make and maintain ice rinks and assist with snow removal at any time during a 24 hour period.

12.Maintain effective two-way communication while dealing with concerns in the field with all district staff and immediate supervisor.

13.Carry two way or cell phone communication at all times.

14.Wear personal protective equipment for job function when needed.


Must be able to: frequently move about the facilities and position one’s self for construction projects; occasionally ascend/descend stairs/ladder, repetitive use of hands/arms, vibration and grasping while working with tools, and move objects weighing up to 50 lbs, and over with assistance, eye/hand coordination, and fine manipulation; occasionally move about on uneven ground. Must be able to drive.


Must be able to: handle all weather conditions while traveling between facilities, frequently encounter rain, snow, biting/stinging bugs and insects, dirt, poisonous plants, grease, oil, mud; occasionally encounter heights over 12 feet, fumes, gases, odors, dust, mold, noise over 85 dbls, wet, slippery floors/surfaces; rarely encounter confined spaces, pesticides, chemicals, smoke, animal hair, dander, feces.

Hours - 40 per week Must be able to work Mon-Fri 7am-3pm and occasionally other shifts without notice to accommodate work load

Rate of Pay $15.00 - $17.50 per hour

Benefit Package We have a highly competitive benefits package including: health insurance, life insurance, paid time off (including holiday, vacation, personal, and sick), 457 deferred compensation plan, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (pension plan), medical and dependent flexible spending account, facility privileges for employee and employee's eligible dependents, etc.

To apply for this position go to:

The Wheaton Park District is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V

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 Wheaton Park District


Becky Mendenhall

 Closing Date

July 14, 2017

 17.89 - 26.82 per hour based on qualifications and experience

The Park District of Oak Park Gymnastics and Recreation Center, just a block from the Chicago boarder is looking for a full-time Principal Coach & Program Specialist. This full-time position requires at least 5 years’ experience coaching Girls USAG competitive gymnastics levels 3-10 and will be required to coach all levels of our recreational program. We offer a competitive compensation with an hourly range of $17.89 - $26.82, based on experience and qualifications. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, 457 plan(s), IMRF Pension, $300 reimbursement for wellness related activities, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holidays, sick time and personal days.

Serious inquiries only. Immediate opening available.

Summer 2017 working hours are M-F and school year hours are 4 week nights plus one weekend day. To complete an application and find out more about the Park District of Oak Park and our new Gymnastics and Recreation Center, go to

The Park District of Oak Park is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Park District of Oak Park


Paula Bickel

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $17.55 - $21.93 per hour

Naperville Park District is looking to hire a Golf Course Specialist at the Springbrook Golf Course. The Golf Course Specialist performs the daily maintenance of all aspects of the golf facilities, supervises the activities of the part time maintenance staff, and assists the Superintendent in the daily operation of the course. This position is under the supervision of the Superintendent of Golf Operations.

Location: Springbrook Golf Course, 2220 83rd Street, Naperville, IL 60564 Salary: $17.55 - $21.93 per hour Schedule: Full Time; schedule varies depending on time of year; must be available to work weekends and holidays

To be considered for this position, interested individuals must complete the online application accessible at Select the Golf – Grounds Maintenance category to access the posting. Materials submitted through mail, email, or fax will not be considered.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 1. Coordinate golf course set up and support (e.g. changing green hole, tee marker and flags as needed). 2. Collaborate with the Superintendent in planning, scheduling, and supervising the maintenance of the golf course. 3. Supervise and participate in the operation and maintenance of the golf course irrigation and drainage systems. 4. Apply pesticides for control of weeds, insects, and fungal disease problems as needed. 5. Inspect golf facilities and property for safety and cleanliness. Evaluate, determine and prioritize necessary repairs and maintenance. 6. Clean and organize work and storage areas. 7. Operate and maintain equipment. 8. Perform administrative duties including inventory, budget, and daily record-keeping. 9. Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with residents, customers, vendors, community partners and co-workers. 10. Follow and model compliance with all District, State, Federal and departmental safety and risk management, personnel, administrative policies and procedures, ordinances and regulations. 11. Maintain a proactive approach to safety and risk management. Report all accidents, incidents and unsafe conditions in a timely manner. 12. Comply with District Financial Policies. Communicate budgetary requests to supervisor. 13. Supervises temporary staff assisting with equipment maintenance by training, communicating job expectations and coaching

Other Duties and Responsibilities: • Under supervision of the Vehicle and Equipment Technician, perform minor maintenance and repair of golf equipment and carts. • May assist in the general maintenance and/or repairs to golf course equipment under direction of Vehicle and Equipment Technician, as assigned by the Superintendent of Golf Grounds.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Working knowledge of generally accepted maintenance practices for golf course playing surfaces; the planting, cultivation, pruning, and general care of a variety of plant materials; the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers, plant protectants, soil conditioners, herbicides and other pest control methods and materials; drainage control methods; irrigation systems, including wells, pumps, and automated controls. • Ability to schedule and supervise maintenance activities to achieve the most efficient and effective utilization of labor and equipment; prepare reports; and to maintain effective employee and public relations. • General understanding of the game of golf and how it relates to the set up and playability of the course. • Ability to operate tractors, trucks, mowing equipment, etc. • Ability to communicate with non-English speaking staff. • Ability to apply knowledge of maintenance and repair of golf equipment.

Education and Experience: • High School diploma or equivalent. • One year experience in turf and/or green industry related field.
• Valid driver’s license. • Possess or have ability to obtain current State of Illinois pesticide operator or applicators license within six (6) months of hire.

Special Considerations: • Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. • Ability to move from site to site. • Exposure to pesticides, chemicals, dust, exhaust fumes, dirt, noise, and insect bites and loud noises. • Ability to manipulate and operate power operated equipment/machines. • Subject to modified, flexible and extended work schedules. • Ability to list heavy (>50 lbs.) objects. • Subject to prolonged lifting, stooping, bending, standing and twisting, for extended periods of time.

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 Naperville Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


The Recreation Coordinator is a full-time (40 hours per week) non-exempt position that reports to the Recreation Supervisor. Main job responsibilities include the planning and direct implementation of before and after school programs and the summer sports camp. Other duties include but are not limited to customer service at the reception desk, management of part-time program staff, coordination with outside contractors, scheduling of birthday parties, fitness center orientation for new members, management of social media accounts, and the planning and execution of certain special events. Hours can vary by season but are typically Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm during the school year, and 7:30am-3:30pm during the summer months.

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 Northfield Park District


Bill Byron

 Closing Date

July 21, 2017