The emphasis of this position is to perform routine repair and maintenance on all Park District buildings and facilities as directed by the Buildings Department Manager and Building Maintenance Crew Leader. Execute the job functions of the Building Department including but not limited to: remodeling jobs, repairs on buildings, repairs on outside facilities, maintenance and repairs on swimming pools, heating and a/c systems, necessary electrical maintenance, carpentry and plumbing work, and use of the man lift when required.
Must be 18 years of age.
Must have high school education or G.E.D. equivalent or any combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge and skills for this position.
Must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license.
Must have three years minimum experience in building, facility and aquatic maintenance.
Must be able to communicate effectively with others to allow for coordination of work and in emergency situations if needed.
Must possess or obtain a valid AFO or CPO aquatic certification within 90 days of employment and maintain throughout employment with the Mt. Prospect Park District.
Possess thorough knowledge in the use of common hand tools and power tools.
Must be available nights and weekends, when needed.
Possess the ability to work with little or no supervision.
Work from sketches drawings and blueprints; and improvise on work without plans.
Physical Job Qualifications - Must be physically able to: frequently ascend/descend more than a 25% grade, lift 50 lbs. from a squat position, push/pull, reach, walk; occasionally balance, bend (must be able to bend at waist and touch the floor with fingertips), climb, crawl, crouch, kneel for long periods of time, sit, stoop; and constantly handle objects.
Due to the needs of the Park District, evening and weekend hours may be required. Your work schedule may vary and your workweek may exceed 40 hours at times.
Nothing contained herein shall preclude or limit the Park District from changing this written job description through addition, deletion or modification of essential job duties.
Please send resume and salary history to:
Mt. Prospect Park District
1645 Carboy Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Attn: Bob Smith, Buildings Department Manager
Position: Full Time Horticulturist
Starting Range: $14.43-$15.00+ depending on experience
Under the direction of the Superintendent of Parks and Properties, the Parks Department Maintenance Employees shall perform maintenance tasks which include, but are not limited to repairs, improvement of grounds, facilities, and buildings, construction projects, maintenance of operating equipment, and landscaping. The Parks Department employee is normally scheduled to work from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. of each workday, Monday through Friday.
The Parks Department Maintenance Employees report to the Park Foreman, Superintendent of Parks and Properties and the Director.
Minimum includes completion of a high school education and knowledge of turf, trees, shrubs, flowers, building maintenance, equipment operation, carpentry or construction.
1. Full-time personnel will be assigned specific work crews consisting of part-time or seasonal employees. The full-time personnel will supervise these work crews. More than one full-time staff member may be assigned to a specific crew.
2. Perform work in general construction, maintenance, repairs, and landscaping.
3. Operate and maintain motorized equipment.
4. Perform custodial maintenance, general maintenance, and repairs for continual upkeep and cleanliness of buildings, grounds, and facilities including soccer fields, football fields, tennis courts, Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course and Moore Park Spray Ground.
5. Plant & maintain trees, shrubs, and flowers.
6. Install and repair playground equipment and surfacing. Safety inspections of all playground equipment will be performed by a certified playground safety inspector.
7. Remain on call for snow removal, repairs and maintenance as deemed necessary.
1. Understand the Park District’s 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 their supervision. Report all incidents and potential hazards to the Safety Committee as soon as possible.
1. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.
1. Handling Park District materials up to 100 pounds. Assistance will be provided when necessary.
2. Ability to operate Park District vehicles.
1. Resolve differences and problems that arise with patrons and work together with other employees.
2. The Parks Department employees must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.
3. Exposed to elements when performing outdoor functions these conditions include lighting and temperature. Some activities are performed indoors.
The position of Part-Time Laborer - Parks Operations is a part-time seasonal postion from April - October. Under the supervision of the Foreman - Parks Department, the Part-time Laborer shall perform all duties assigned to keep park district grounds and buildings in good condition for public use.
Responsibilities include: Assist in the cleanliness and upkeep of the park facilities, grounds and fields. Operate and maintain the upkeep of park district vehicles, equipment and tools. Perform general park maintenance, garbage cleanup, mowing, landscaping, playground repairs, and other duties as assigned by the Foreman.
Qualifications: Individual must be a minimum of 18 years old, have a valid driver's license, have the ability to lift up to 100 pounds, the ability to reach, stoop and bend, the ability to spend up to 80% of work time standing or walking, be able to work in all weather conditions and the ability to work on all types of uneven surfaces. Employee must exhibit good safety awareness and judgement. Experience in field related to park district maintenance preferred.
The Addison Park District, located in the western suburbs of Chicago, is seeking a motivated Fitness Center/Recreation Department summer intern student. The candidate must be organized, have the ability to manage time effectively, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. The internship will share responsibilities between Club Fitness and the Recreation Department with an emphasis on administration. Interns will gain experience in program management, budgeting, risk management, special events, human resources, customer relations and marketing. The intern will also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in other areas of the park district operations. These areas include Golf Operations and Parks and Maintenance.
To be considered for this position, candidates must be currently enrolled at a college/university pursuing a degree in Exercise Science, Parks and Recreation, Management or a related field. A valid driver’s license is also required. Interested candidates should send their resume to Greg Vitale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Type: Seasonal
Stipend: Up to $200 per week
Location: Club Fitness, 1776 W. Centennial Place, Addison IL
Hours: TBD. Frequent evening and weekend hours will be necessary to produce exceptional
Contact: Greg Vitale,
Title: Manager of Fitness Center Operations
NATURE OF WORK:
This position is administrative and technical work involving the management of a recreation center and an environmental education center, and facility management of arts center, including other recreation programs throughout the community. Work includes planning, organizing and coordinating all program and activities of the centers and other program sites. In addition, the preparation and maintenance of the program budgets, operating records and reports. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment and under the general administrative direction of the Assistant Director of Community Services or designee.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
*Plans, organizes and coordinates a diversified City-wide recreation and environmental programs for all age groups at designated facilities or areas, including developing long-range plans for the centers and prioritizing program operations.
*Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
*Plans and coordinates with administrative staff in reference to developing a public relations program to include publicity.
*Selects, directs, supervises, assigns, and evaluates work of subordinate program supervisors and professional staff; recommends staffing levels and personnel change actions that are assigned to the Centers and assigned responsibilities.
*Conducts or supervises preparation of program reports.
*Works with the Assistant Director of Community Services in implementing program policy related to the centers, as well as reviewing and suggesting new policies for Board(s) approval.
*Meets with special interest groups in relation to their involvement with the centers.
*Serves as the employee liaison to the advisory board or support groups of the centers, including the ability to work with a variety of public and private special interest groups.
*Coordinates the use of the centers in coordination of maximum programs and revenues.
*Assures that safety standards and precautions are followed in recreation and facility management activities.
*Prepares specifications for new equipment and material and to recommend items for purchase.
*Assists in developing recommendations for improvements to policies and procedures.
*Prepares annual program budgets; analyzes and evaluates costs; coordinates program purchasing requirements; reviews and monitors budget appropriations.
*Researches and drafts proposals and reports.
*Works closely with the Assistant Director and Facilities Management in providing necessary information to coordinate the related building maintenance.
*Ability to work on multiple tasks at one time, some of which may have conflicting deadlines and/or priorities.
*Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other staff and the general public.
*Thorough knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of community recreation center programming, operations and maintenance.
*Performs related duties as needed/or assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
Possession of a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Recreation and Park Administration or a related field. A minimum of five years administrative experience in a community recreation center management capacity or equivalent combination of education and experience which would provide the following knowledge, skill, and abilities (certification as a Certified Park and Recreation Professional [CPRP]; preferred); in addition to four (4) years supervisory experience with demonstrated planning, directory and direct supervision. Prior experience in dealing with recreation applications/software (RecTrac) preferred.
• Considerable knowledge of the philosophy principles and practices of public recreation.
• Considerable knowledge of the social and economic characteristics of community served; especially as such characteristics must be applied to a successful program of services for the center.
• Ability to select, assign, train and supervise the work of employees engaged in the center, as well as engaging volunteers as applicable.
• Ability to plan, evaluate, organize and direct an adequate well-rounded program of services adapted to community preferences and needs.
• Excellent verbal and written community skills, including presentation skills.
• Working knowledge of theory, techniques, and applications of municipal management.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of “clients” and staff throughout the city and outside the organization.
• Ability to learn, understand and incorporate city ordinances, rules, regulations and procedures into daily activities.
• Ability to prepare work assignments, summaries, and reports.
• Ability to converse in theory, principle, and methods of effective and persuasive speaking, voice, and diction, and phonetics, and discussions and debates.
• Ability to work on multiple projects at one time, some of which may have conflicting deadlines and/or priorities.
• Ability to identify problems and develop, propose and implement solutions.
• Ability to facilitate meetings and lead special project teams.
• Ability to read, understand, and interpret manuals, ordinances, policies, and memos, letters, reports, financial reports and legal documents.
• Ability to speak before audiences with poise, voice control and confidence, using proper grammar and vocabulary appropriate to the audience.
• Self motivated, disciplined, organized, and reliable.
• Innovative, creative, resourceful and independent thinking.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
The position is typical of an office setting. The ability to work in a primarily sedentary position, with the ability to occasionally use force to exert up to 50 pounds. The ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects, books, materials, etc. using up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions, protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from indoor temperature changes.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid driver’s license – safe driving record.
CPR and First Aid certifications
Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of Community Services, work is performed with independence. Works with other division and department staff at all levels, and with necessary resources in other departments and divisions. Work is assigned through specific projects assigned by the Assistant Director of Community Services or designee, and through general goals and objectives set by the Director and overall City management, providing research and analysis necessary to meet goals and objectives. The employee is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and managing support, administrative services, and program activities. As well as provide support for budgeting, programming, personnel and information systems functions. In addition to the development and implementation of procedures for operating guidelines, supervises professional and clerical and custodial employees. Supervision is provided by the Assistant Director of Community Services or designee, and performance is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, status reports, conferences and meetings. Guidance is provided through the City Code, departmental policies, City operating practices and procedures, and other resources as applicable to the specific goals and this classification standard. Work is evaluated at least annually, with respect to managing staff, problem solving abilities, customer service, written and verbal communication skills, and performance in accordance with the classification standard.
The employee has regular and frequent contact with division and department employees and other City employees as well as regular contact with community residents and representatives; and members of the public and representatives of other agencies, including elected officials.
SELECTION METHOD TYPE OF ELIGIBILITY LIST LIFE OF ELIGIBILITY LIST
Structured Oral Interview
To apply for this position, please apply online at www.cityofevanston.org on or before the closing date.
Chosen candidates will be subject to a qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug/alcohol screen.
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