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 starting salary $33,000+ depending on qualifications

Under the direction of the Superintendent of Parks and Properties of Recreation, this Parks Department employee shall perform tasks which include, but are not limited to, repairs and maintenance of Peck Farm Park facilities and grounds, maintenance of operating equipment, custodial duties and other duties as assigned. Employee 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 work day for this position is normally scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday during the months of April-October and 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. November-March. Qualifications: Minimum includes completion of a high school education and knowledge of facility, grounds and equipment repairs and maintenance, and construction.

Essential Functions: 1. Perform custodial maintenance and repairs for continual upkeep and cleanliness of the Peck Farm Park Interpretive Center as well as other facilities as assigned, including but not limited to the Peck House, Orientation Barn, Butterfly House and other facilities located in the core of Peck Farm Park.

• Set up for programs as instructed. • Assist with Special Event set-up and dismantling. • Clean bathrooms, rooms and outside areas (if needed) • Clean bathroom sinks, toilets, mirrors, windows • Check all dispensers for needed refills • Vacuum • Dust mop or spot wet mop as needed • Maintain order and cleanliness of storage area • Vacuum and clean Silo as needed • Assessing maintenance and repair needs for buildings

  1. Perform maintenance and repairs for continual upkeep and cleanliness of the exterior of Peck Farm Park core area including but not limited to Courtyard, 3-Sided Barn, Picnic Shelter, and George’s Circle. Core maintenance is described below.

• Maintain facility standards. • Assessing bricks of the courtyard and spraying for weeds as necessary. • Assessing maintenance and repair needs for buildings.
• Placement and removal of screen from Butterfly House • Maintain the Butterfly House for continual upkeep and cleanliness.

  1. Complete facility maintenance schedules and checklists of Peck Farm Park facilities located in the core.

  2. Assist with natural areas and land management across the district as needed. Including but not limited to: (50% of time typically.)

• Daily Hawks Hollow Maintenance • Prescribed Burning • Prairie Invasive Weed Control • Tree Removal • Tree Planting • General Landscape Maintenance • Ice Rink Maintenance

  1. Complete minor construction and repair projects as necessary.

  2. Operate and maintain motorized equipment and cleaning equipment. Complete equipment checklists and maintenance schedules.

  3. Review inventory of cleaning supplies, outdoor restroom supplies and equipment, and notify the proper personnel when products need to be ordered; assist with distribution as directed.

  4. Remove snow on all sidewalks and at all exit doors in the core area of Peck Farm Park.

  5. Remain on call for snow removal, repairs and maintenance as deemed necessary.

  6. Along with other duties as assigned.

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 Geneva Park District

 Contact

Adam Schultz
630-208-0475
aschultz@genevaparks.com

 Closing Date

October 28, 2016

 28,000-32,000

The facility manager is responsible for the operation and management of the ice arena facility and developing programs related to hockey. Responsible for, but not limited to, the building, property, company assets, staffing, programming, fiscal matters, production of maximum profits, customer service and marketing and public relations.

Submission of Applicants: Interested applicants can apply by submitting a cover letter of interest and resume to: dheitz@kvpd.com by mail or by fax (815-939-1311).

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 Kankakee Valley Park District

 Contact

Dayna J Heitz
815.939.1311
dheitz@kvpd.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $45,000-$55,000 DOQ

Parks and Recreation Director

Job Summary: This full-time supervisory position plans, schedules, and implements a wide range of maintenance and improvement activities for the Parks and Recreation Department of the Village. The Village’s Parks and Recreation Department is a small department within the Village and is not a Park District. This position is responsible for organizing, creating, budgeting, promoting and implementing a variety of community-wide special events and other programs throughout the year and also oversees maintenance of the Village parks. The position acts under the general direction of the Village Administrator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The ideal candidate should possess a positive attitude, effective communication skills, understanding and sensitivity of community needs, as well as understanding of park district logistics. The candidate should possess a team mentality, be open minded, understand the value of work-life balance, be passionate in what they do, embrace change, creativity, and be trustworthy.

The position is full-time, but hours must be flexible to accommodate evening, weekend and holiday programs. The weeks in between programs are dedicated to program planning and development, miscellaneous programs, park building rentals, sports, senior luncheons, special events, and trips.

Must be able to perform well under stressful situations, effectively transition through multiple tasks, and work as a motivational team player as well as independently.

Demonstrated knowledge, creativity and skill in programming and managing special events as well as partner with other lead staff, part-time staff, and volunteers in the planning, execution and supervision of shared large scale events.

Working knowledge of principles, practices, and objectives of event planning administration within community recreation. Must possess the ability to hire, organize, direct and lead the work of subordinate employees and volunteers for event and program responsibilities.

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work with minimal supervision, to solve problems and produce work on a timely basis.

Must have the ability to build and maintain quality working relationships with outside community groups, PACE Bus Service Program, service organizations and other government agencies to develop partnerships for events and sponsorships to enhance events and programs in cooperation with communication and marketing personnel.

Demonstrate leadership, initiative, dependability, professionalism, resourcefulness, and management skills with the ability to work in a positive manner with co-workers, the general public, Park staff and the Village Board.

Certifications Required: Current CPRP, CPR, First Aid, and AED certification is required or ability to obtain within six months of employment. Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license.

Minimum Qualifications: 1. Bachelor’s Degree in parks and recreation administration or related field. Master’s Degree preferred. 2. Minimum of five (5) years of parks and recreation experience. 3. Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a supervisory capacity. 4. Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.

Salary and Benefits: Salary range for this position $45,000 to $55,000-DOQ. Additionally, an excellent benefits package is provided. Health/Dental/Life insurance, IMRF pension benefits, paid vacation, sick time.

Application Process: Candidates should apply by October 15, 2016, with resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references to: Village Administrator Anne Marrin at marrina@foxlake.org.

The Village reserves the right to select only the most qualified applicants for an interview.

JOB TITLE: Parks and Recreation Director (FLSA Exempt)

More Information

 Village of Fox Lake

 Contact

Anne Marrin
847-587-3942
marrina@foxlake.org

 Closing Date

October 14, 2016

 35,000-45,000

The Superintendent of Building & Grounds is responsible for the construction, maintenance, upkeep and record keeping for all grounds, buildings and properties of the district. The Superintendent will contribute to the master plan, comprehensive plan and capital repair and replacement schedules. The Superintendent will supervise a staff of full and part-time seasonal employees. The Superintendent will be an integral part of the district's administrative team.

Submission of Applicants: Interested applicants can apply by submitting a cover letter of interest and resume to: dheitz@kvpd.com by mail or by fax (815-939-1311).

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 Kankakee Valley Park District

 Contact

Dayna J Heitz
815.939.1311
dheitz@kvpd.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 30,000-35,000

The Athletic Manager is responsible for the planning, supervision, operation, and evaluation of assigned programs and services. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, organizing, supervising and overseeing a variety of youth and adult athletic leagues, classes and programs. Creation of league schedules, captain's meetings, upkeep of standings on teamsideline.com and trainingand supervision of staff at fields.

Submission of Applicants: Interested applicants can apply by submitting a cover letter of interest and resume to: dheitz@kvpd.com by mail or by fax (815-939-1311).

More Information

 Kankakee Valley Park District

 Contact

Dayna J Heitz
815.939.1311
dheitz@kvpd.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled