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 $16.50 - $17.50 DOQ

Job Title: Park Technician; Classification: Full-Time, Non-Exempt; Department: Park Maintenance Department;

SUMMARY: The Park Technician is responsible for performing the landscaping operations of the Park District grounds, and assisting with in-house construction, maintenance and repair of all the Park District buildings, facilities, and equipment.

SUPERVISORY: The Park Technician reports directly to the Director of Parks and Planning.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Communicate with the Director of Parks and Planning regularly on Park District matters. • Communicate with the Athletic and Recreation Manager regularly to ensure athletic fields are in playable condition for scheduled field rentals. • Perform landscape maintenance operations for the Park District. This includes, but not limited to: ▪ Turf Maintenance: mowing, irrigation, fertilizing, seeding, weed control, and removal of garbage and refuse materials. ▪ Athletic Field Maintenance: baseball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, shall be maintained to a high level of excellence. Install and maintain necessary apparatus according to field’s programmed use, such as marking lines, moving and anchoring soccer goals, installing ballfield bases, wind screens and nets. ▪ Landscape Maintenance: soil grading and preparation, tree plantings, tree trimming, tree spraying, tree watering, applying mulch to tree rings and planting beds, weeding, and flower bed planting and maintenance. ▪ Construction: installation of park/playground equipment, park benches, park signage. ▪ Winter Maintenance: snow removal from parking lots and sidewalks. • Inspect parks, playgrounds, and recreation areas for hazards and unsafe conditions and make necessary repairs or modifications and document such repairs. • Maintain and repair picnic tables, fences, benches, trash cans, walkways, playground equipment and other park items, using tools such as saws, drills, and hand tools. • Assist with any equipment repairs for the Park District. This includes Parks Department tools and equipment, as well as facility and programming equipment • Assist with Recreation Department requests for construction, installation, and repair of special event materials. • Set up and break down recreational facilities for routine use or special events; provide general assistance to event coordinators. • Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communications. • Perform the job in a safe manner and in compliance with the District policies, procedures, work and safety rules and the employee handbook.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Attend Park District meetings as required. • Assist the Recreation Department with special event programs.

• Set up and/or breakdown programming space as required by facility and recreational staff. This includes, but not limited to, lifting and arranging chairs and tables, and moving supplies. • Perform other duties as assigned. • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow staff members.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. • Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS: • Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. • Perform duties that require physical manual labor. • Drive motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. • Perform duties that require being exposed to the elements outdoors. • Perform lifting tasks up to 50 pounds. • Utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required.

HOURS: The Park Maintenance Technician is an hourly full-time position working 40 hours a week. The scheduled hours for this position are Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, including a 30-minute unpaid lunch. The scheduled hours may be subject to change at the discretion of the Director of Parks & Planning. Evening and weekend hours may be required to assist the Park District with special events or other projects as required.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: • High school graduate. Minimum 1 year experience in landscape maintenance with preference given to those with a Park and Recreation background. • Valid Illinois State Driver's License is required. • Good physical condition with sufficient strength to lift and hold 50 pounds. • CPR/AED/First Aid Certification is required within the first year of employment. Training will be provided by the Park District. • In-depth Confined Space training is required at time of hire with retraining every two years.

The Oak Brook Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Bob Johnson, Director of Parks and Planning. Email address: Mail: Oak Brook Park District, Attn: Bob Johnson, Director of Parks and Planning, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523.

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 Oak Brook Park District


Bob Johnson

 Closing Date

April 6, 2018

 $30,711 - $35,000


Job Title: Landscape I

Grade: 2

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Department: Parks & Golf Operation


Reports to: Landscape Maintenance Supervisor or Lead Landscape Worker Supervises: Seasonal part-time staff as assigned


Performs semi-skilled landscape and golf course maintenance at all parks and facilities as directed by the Landscape Maintenance Supervisor or Special Projects Maintenance Supervisor. Constructs ice rinks and performs snow removal.


  1. Maintains turf areas including mowing, trimming, aerating and spraying for weeds.
  2. Inspects parks and clean up debris.
  3. Plants materials such as flowers, trees, shrubs, grass ,etc.
  4. Prunes hedges and trees.
  5. Maintains irrigation systems and repair.
  6. Participates in snow removal operations.
  7. Participates in ice rink maintenance.
  8. Inspects, cleans, maintains and performs routine maintenance on equipment.
  9. Identifies turf and ornamental diseases and treats as necessary.
  10. Operates equipment such as: riding mowers, trimmers, chain saw, power washer, snow blower.
  11. Operates Des Plaines Park District vehicles
  12. Cleans buildings and restrooms and needed.


  1. Assists other work crews as needed.
  2. Assist administrative staff with special maintenance requests.
  3. May be required to perform overtime work as requested or required.
  4. Attend related training to expand skills and knowledge
  5. Assist patrons with providing information as requested.
  6. Follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Park District Safety and Crisis Manuals
  7. Perform additional duties as assigned.
  8. Member of a Park District committee as assigned.


Education: High School diploma or equivalent (GED)

Experience: Six months related experience Possess mechanical skill and knowledge of turf and landscape equipment and tools.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certified, Classes available through Park District upon hire Valid Illinois Driver’s License
Illinois Pesticide Operator License within six months of hire

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 Des Plaines Park District


Corrie Guynn
(847) 390-4939

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Job Purpose: Manages the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Accounting/Finance functions of the Agency. These functions include establishing and maintaining the organization's accounting principles, practices, procedures, and initiatives. Prepares financial reports and presents findings and recommendations to top management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to): •Oversight of a 2.8 million dollar operating budget. •Audit, develop, and implement financial systems. •Assure financial plans are consistent with organizational goals. •Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures. •Safeguard assets and assure accurate and timely recording of all transactions by implementing disciplines of internal audits, controls and checks across all departments •Achieves budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions. •Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data. •Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. •Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Executive Director; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep administration team abreast of the organization’s financial status. •Manage the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities of accounts payable, cash disbursements, invoicing/billing, customer credits and collections, payroll, perpetual inventory integrity, fixed asset records, general & entity accounting, cost accounting. •Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions. •Manage the retirement fund and payroll process for the Association. •Manage liability, property, and unemployment insurance programs and insure compliance with applicable laws. •Monitors and confirms financial condition by conducting audits; providing information to external auditors. •Ensures operation of equipment by establishing preventive maintenance requirements and service contracts; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques. •Maximizes return, and limits risk, on cash by minimizing bank balances; making investments. Follow investment policy •Create financial reports for the FVSR Foundation. •Develop, improve and issue timely monthly financial records for Executive Director and Board of Directors. •Calculate, prepare, complete, and file all State and Federal forms. (W-2s, Form IL-941, UI-3/40) •Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. •Must follow all of the safety policies as indicated by the PDRMA Loss Control Program and the FVSRA Safety Manual. •Perform other duties related to the Business/Accounting Manager, or duties in the best interest of the Association.

​Qualifications: •Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, public finance, business, public administration or related field of study. CPA preferred. •3-5 years of overall combined accounting and finance experience. •Knowledge of accounting, budgeting, managing processes, financial software (QuickBooks), audit, corporate finance, and laws effecting financial/accounting procedures. •Knowledge of accounting and reporting software. QuickBooks ProAdvisor (preferred) •Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures.Experience with creating financial statements. •Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process. •Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. •Maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees, clientele and the public. •Proficient in Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks

Physical Demands: The Business/Accounting Manager must, with or without reasonable accommodations, be able to perform the following functions: •Gather, load, transport and set-up equipment and supplies for activities. •Reach storage cabinets or areas to place or retrieve binders or documents. •Keyboard information efficiently with a high accuracy rate, for periods of up to an hour or more without a break. •Ability to lift 30 pounds. •Pass pre-employment physical and lift test.

Working Conditions: This job operates in an office setting occasionally assisting with larger Agency Programs or Foundation events. The noise level can range from quiet to loud. When working indoors conditions can include different types of lighting and temperatures. When working outdoors you may be exposed to different types of weather conditions. You may be exposed to elements when driving to meetings or assisting with Agency programs or Foundation events.

​How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Leticia Bedoya, Human Resources Manager, at

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 Fox Valley Special Recreation Association


Leticia Bedoya

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $45,000 - $53,000/year

Primary Duties: *Oversee the electrical, plumbing, and mechanical maintenance of all Park District’s facilities. *Inspect and maintain all outdoor lighting, electric, and plumbing systems. *Inspect, repair, clean, and maintain mechanical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems and related components. *Opening and closing of the outdoor aquatic center and three spray playgrounds in a timely manner. *Maintain proper operation of the outdoor pool throughout the season which includes inspections, maintenance, cleaning and repairs of aquatic pumps, motors, piping, slides, pool chemistry, and all associated components. *Maintain the proper operation of indoor pools throughout the year, which includes inspections, maintenance, cleaning and repairs of aquatic pumps, motors, piping, slides, pool chemistry, and all associated components. *Oversee proper pool operations and mechanical systems in accordance with the State of Illinois and County Health Department Pool and Spa Codes. *Work with outside contractors to insure all construction, repair and maintenance specifications are met. *Supervise assigned Parks Department staff, which includes full time and part time seasonal workers. Interview, assist in hiring and terminations, create work schedules, assign duties, troubleshoot day-to-day problems, discipline, evaluate, and train staff. *Assist in the preparation and administration of the annual Parks Department budget.

Qualifications: *An Associate’s Degree or Trade School Certification in Mechanic & Repair or Construction is preferred. *Must have at least five (5) years facility maintenance experience including HVAC, electrical, and plumbing. *Or equivalent combination of education, experience and training. *Must be an Aquatics Facility Operator within one (1) year of the date of hire. *Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License.

Please apply on-line at under the Employment tab.

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 Bartlett Park District


Judy Artos

 Closing Date

April 5, 2018

 $10.25 - $11.00/hour

Qualifications •High school graduate or equivalent. •Must be at least 18 years old.
•Previous maintenance and supervisory experience preferred. •Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License.

Duties and Responsibilities •Landscaping work:◦•Maintain tree and landscape beds including shrubs and flowers. ◦•Assist with planting trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals. ◦•Assist with native area maintenance including invasive plant removal and or/mowing. ◦•Assist with tree removal and chipping. •Turf maintenance; Golf and Parks – mowing and trimming of park areas, seeding, sodding, and establishing new turf. •Athletic field maintenance - striping fields, grooming infields, home plate and pitching mound repairs, bench repairs, etc. •Playground maintenance - repair and maintain playground equipment. •General cleaning and minor maintenance within park facilities. •Remove garbage from parks and facilities. •Supervise seasonal crews to accomplish above tasks. •Perform general preventive maintenance on equipment such as greasing, etc. •Remove snow from parking lots, sidewalks, and throughout the park district, as needed.

Apply on line at:

Pay Rate: $10.25 - $11.00/hour
Hours: Full-time from approximately May - November

Benefits Include: • IMRF Retirement • Accrued time off • Limited use of Park District facilities • Other voluntary benefits.

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 Bartlett Park District


Judy Artos

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled