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 $50,000 - $60,000

The Worth Park District serves a community of 10,800 residents located 25 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. The park district provides recreation and leisure opportunities for all ages and abilities. The Park District operates highly utilized facilities including 10 year-round parks, a sled hill, ball fields and two community centers. The Superintendent of Parks manages the maintenance, repair, and construction work on all park sites and facilities.

Qualifications: Must have 5 years related experience with a minimum of three years supervisory experience. A B.S. in Parks/Recreation, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Forestry or other related field required or a combination of a high school degree/associates degree with applicable years related experience. Strong background knowledge of construction trades, methods, materials and equipment operation is mandatory. Good communication, problem solving, judgment, and safety awareness are essential. Supervisory, negotiation and organization skills are mandatory. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. A valid driver’s license with no revocation or suspension within the last three years. An applicators pesticides license required within 6 months after employment. A certificate in playground and safety inspection is required within 6 months of employment. CPR/AED/First Aid certification required within 3 months of employment.

Employment is contingent upon physical examination, including, but not limited to, a drug screen and passing a criminal background check. Possession of a valid Illinois Class D Drivers License is required.

Availability: Generally 40 hours per week Monday - Friday with weekend and evening work occurring on a frequent basis. A combination of daytime and evening hours is necessary and may work in excess of 40 hours per week to achieve exceptional results. Will be on-call to support personnel and respond to emergencies.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Robert O'Shaughnessy, Director of Parks and Recreation, 11500 S. Beloit Ave., Worth, IL 60482.

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 Worth Park District


Robert O'Shaughnessy
(708) 448-7080

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12 - $15 / hour

Summary: Under the supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, the Registration Assistant performs a wide range of administrative duties in relation to Kid’s Zone (Before & After School Program), Friendship Station Preschool, and seasonal camps.

Supervisor: The Registration Assistant reports to the Recreation Supervisor, Superintendent of Recreation and the Executive Director.

Qualifications: The Registration Assistant must have a minimum of a high school diploma, experience in public relations, customer service and office work or a combination of education, experience and training which provides the following required knowledge and skills; modern office support skills and procedures; standard methods of filing; clear writing, grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary; establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with a focus on quality services to internal and external customers; use initiative and sound, independent judgment within established guidelines; prioritize and coordinate work activities; compose routine correspondence, board material and other documents; make accurate arithmetic calculations; maintain confidentiality of work.

Essential Functions:

  1. Answer phones and greet Geneva Park District patrons in a pleasant and cheerful manner.

  2. Process program registration forms and all other follow up requirements of registration including class input procedures.

  3. Liaison to school district in providing weekly student enrollments.

  4. Process all change and withdrawal forms accurately and update all necessary documentation.

  5. Maintain accurate master schedules, including sign-in/attendance sheets for all sites.

  6. Process and update all waitlists.

  7. Maintain accurate and organized files.

  8. Accurately respond to all customer concerns/questions in a timely manner displaying superior customer service skills.

  9. Assist with necessary typing as assigned by supervisor.

  10. Assist with weekly/monthly newsletters.

  11. Additional clerical work related to organizing files and scanning forms.

  12. Keep front desk, workroom, and hallway/bulletin board areas organized and updated with current information.

  13. Maintain current CPR and First Aid Certifications.

  14. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Inform the Recreation Supervisor and other staff members of all pertinent matters.

  2. Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships among staff members, program participants, and public-at-large.

  3. Establish a pleasant attitude on the telephone and in person.

Safety Program:

  1. Understand the Park District safety procedures and requirements. This includes completion and follow-through on all accident reports, emergency safety procedures, reporting of hazardous equipment, facilities or conditions and the conduct of any employee under his/her supervision. Reports all incidents and potential hazards to the Safety Committee as soon as possible.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Complete other duties as assigned by the Recreation Supervisor, Superintendent of Recreation or Executive Director.

  2. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Ability to operate Park District vehicles.

  2. Handling Park District materials up to 50 pounds. Assistance will be provided when necessary.

Cognitive Considerations:

  1. Resolve differences and problems that arise with patrons and work together with other employees.

  2. Must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.

  3. May be exposed to elements when driving to meetings or when assisting workers with outdoor functions. Most activities are performed indoors; these conditions include lighting and temperature.

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 Geneva Park District


Kelly Wales

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $54,469 - $65,090

The Park Superintendent is a supervisory position that is responsible for the upkeep, maintenance, and operation of all park facilities and grounds that he/she manages.


• Responsible for the management of five parks on the western side of Kenosha County Park System. Operational management includes the oversight of beach operations, recreational amenities, playgrounds, picnic rentals, nature center operations and dog parks.

• Plan and supervise the maintenance and repairs to buildings within the parks.

• Administrative duties including payroll, budgets, equipment records, email correspondence.

• Interview, hire, train, guide, and motivate staff in work related skills and customer service.

• Coordinate, partner and guide volunteers and summer youth work programs.

• Attend seminars and classes to learn the most updated and relevant information.

• In winter months responsible for snow and ice removal.

• Forestry, horticulture management and plant identification

• Performs other work as required or assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Education and Experience

• High School Diploma or GED equivalent with some training in management.

• 5 years of experience in Park maintenance or related field.

Preferred Education and Experience

• Associate’s Degree in Horticulture, Urban Forestry, Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation or related field or equivalent experience.

• 10+ years of experience in Park maintenance with some supervisory experience.

Licenses or Certifications

• CDL A and Pesticide Applicators license within 6 months of hiring.


• Availability: Flexible work hours, frequent weekend shifts, holidays and on-call for emergency response.


Knowledge of:

• All aspects of park maintenance, turf, trees, equipment, buildings, and playgrounds.

• Budget constraints and priorities.

• County work rules and safe working practices.

• Building construction, roofing, painting, plumbing, landscaping, forestry, and reforestation.

Skill in:

• Verbal communication.

• Organization.

• Customer service.

• Leadership and team building.

Ability to:

• Make quick decisions and handle public relations in a positive manner.

• Handle public relations in a positive manner . • Accurately diagnose and prevent plant disease.

• Apply proper herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers.

• Remain professional and courteous at all times.


The position involves heavy physical demands, such as exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and up to 50 lbs. of force frequently.

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 Kenosha County


Kenosha County Human Resources

 Closing Date

May 31, 2017


The Arlington Heights Park District seeks a full-time Graphic Designer to design, develop and catalog all printed and graphic materials for the District. The Arlington Heights Park District serves a diverse population of over 78,000 residents by offering more than 3,200 programs annually at its 58 facilities and parks. This position reports to the Superintendent of Marketing and Communications.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES • Designs and oversees the production of all printed and graphic materials for the District using Mac-based graphic design and desktop publishing software • Prioritizes design production assignments in a timely manner to meet deadlines • Handles the entire production process for four seasonal program guides, including management and processing of ActiveNet data, layout and design of the pages and covers, writing articles (as needed), proofing page proofs, etc. • Oversees delivery of the program guide through a contracted delivery service • Photographs District programs, activities, meetings, special events, projects and recognition events • Designs all display ads for newspaper and magazine advertising • Design all social media graphics (as needed) • Solicits bids on printing projects and handles all printing/production problems • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with members of the print media • Serves as a resource on the purchase and use of graphic design software and hardware • Designs logos, as needed, for T-shirts, special events, etc • Designs and creates graphics and banners for websites, as needed • Develops, catalogs and maintains an up-to-date photo and video library for use by District staff • Collaborates with the Superintendent of Marketing and Communications to advance the Park District’s positioning in the community • Implements a long-range strategic communications plan approved by the Executive Director and Department Directors • Participates actively in the Communications and Marketing Section of IPRA to stay informed of trends and developments in employee’s area of responsibility • Prepares annual budget projections and monitors revenue and expenses for applicable areas of responsibility • Assists with the display in Administrative Center's lobby display case • Creates photos and copy for the portable display boards, as needed • Prepares and distributes New Resident packets • Provides business cards and printed memo pads for staff • Provides communications-related orientation and training to staff • Attends meetings and participates in IPRA, IAPD and local community agencies, associations and organizations • Attends professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility and for continuing education • Attends work on a regular basis

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES • Advanced skills in writing, editing, graphic design, word processing software; knowledge of social networks, current, innovative and emerging industry trends; and analytics tools and tactics • Strong knowledge of desktop publishing, graphic design, layout and print production • Strong knowledge of print media, digital photography and videography • Strong knowledge of paragraph styles and style sheets • Good knowledge of writing, editing and proofreading various types of promotional copy • Basic knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of park and recreation administration • Good knowledge of the principles of financial management • Ability to write, edit and proofread promotional copy • Ability to catalog and image documents, photos and other forms of media for District-wide use • Ability to cooperate with and interpret Park District philosophies in relation to governmental, public and private groups and agencies and to the general public • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other supervisors and subordinate employees • Ability to work harmoniously with fellow employees, patrons, community groups and other units of local government • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction of the Executive Director • Capacity to utilize effective time management skills and be able to work under the stress of multiple deadlines, requests from other departments and interruptions with accuracy • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with both internal and external customers • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow staff and the public both orally and in writing • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve goals with minimal supervision or direction • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations • Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing and to read and understand materials printed in English • Capacity to utilize advanced level computer skills in desktop publishing, graphic design, photo and imaging software • Capacity to utilize intermediate level computer skills, including demonstrated proficiencies in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications • Capacity to proactively troubleshoot, problem solve and make sound judgments with respect to confidentiality

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE BA/BS in Graphic Design, Visual Communications or closely related field from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of three to five years of work experience in graphic design, preferably in parks and recreation or a related field. Must have online portfolio with case studies and samples of work. Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License, to drive to various District locations

HIRING RANGE: $42,726 - $49,873, based on qualifications and experience

Qualified individuals should apply online at by May 14, 2017. You will be able to upload your cover letter and resume through our on online job application website.

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 Arlington Heights Park District


Anita Pacheco

 Closing Date

May 14, 2017


Golf Coordinator $12.00

Job Title: Golf Coordinator; Classification: Part-Time, Non-Exempt; Department: Stony Creek Golf Course.

Summary: Under the direction of the Stony Creek Facility Manager, the Golf Coordinator is responsible for assisting in rentals and golf outing, administrative functions, booking and maintaining rentals, facility tours, staff supervision, vending, and implementation of Park District policies and safety standards.

Supervisory: The Golf Coordinator reports to the Clubhouse Manager. This position also serves as the primary supervisor for evening and weekend hours and the primary supervisor for rentals and SCGC staff.

Essential Job Duties: Communicate with the Manager regularly on Park District matters. • This individual in this position must be knowledgeable of golf programs and facility rental options. • Assist with duties assigned when SCGC Facility Manager is unavailable. • Supervise janitorial, party rental, and facility services when scheduled. • Supervise SCGC staff on days, nights and weekends. • Assist in planning and maintaining fiscal control of golf operations, including payroll and accounts payable when required. • Receive and process payments for rentals. • Attend to the needs of our patrons, answer all phone calls/emails in a prompt manner, assist with rentals and golf functions. • Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communications. • Support a quality loss control/safety program for the Park District. • Performs the job in a safe manner and in compliance with the District policies, procedures, work and safety rules and the employee handbook. • Perform any duties as assigned by the SCGC Manager, • Reserve, coordinate, and execute all rentals at the SCGC facility on nights and weekends. •

Marginal Job Functions: • Attend Park District meetings as necessary. • Attend golf staff meetings.

Psychological Requirements: • Ability to work effectively in a climate of political assertiveness and interaction, requiring timely administrative responsiveness and flexibility. • Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. • Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations. • Must be able to function under stressful situations when first aid or CPR is required.

Physical Requirements: • Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching, and sitting. • Drive a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations on site. • Perform lifting tasks up to 50 pounds.

Hours: The Facility Coordinator is a part time position working days,evenings and weekends.

Education, Experience And Training: A high school degree is required, with a minimum age of 21. One year of experience in golf customer service is required with a basic knowledge of computers. CPR/AED certification is required. CPR/AED training will be provided by the Park District. A valid Illinois Driver's License is required.

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 Oak Lawn Park District


Tim Scott

 Closing Date

May 12, 2017