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Mt. Prospect Park District

Buildings Maintenance Technician / Full Time – 2016

DIVISION: Parks and Planning


POSITION: Buildings Maintenance Technician

PRIMARY LOCATION: Walter Cook Maintenance Facility

REPORTING SUPERVISOR: Buildings Department Manager

SALARY RANGE: $26,000 - $40,000


Perform routine repair and maintenance of all Park District buildings and facilities as directed by the Buildings Department Manager and Building Maintenance Crew Leader.


-Take direction form the Buildings Maintenance Crew Leader in the absence of the Buildings Department Manager.

-Work with fellow employees in a productive manner and train them when necessary.

-Coordinate work with others working on the same job or project.

-Participate in preventive maintenance program.

-Purchase materials as needed with the approval of the Buildings Department Manager.

-Perform the job functions of the Buildings Department including but not limited to:

Remodeling jobs, repairs on buildings, repairs on outside facilities, maintain and repair swimming pools, heating and a/c systems, perform necessary electrical maintenance, carpentry and plumbing work, and use of the man lift when required.

-Required to participate in the emergency phone program.

-Respond in person for emergency night and weekend jobs, when contacted.

-Responsible for and required to wear a pager at all times (pager is furnished by the District).

-May be required to work special events from time to time at nights and on weekends.

-Perform exterior maintenance as needed on a year round basis.

-Participate in the Park District’s Safety Training programs and serve on Safety Committee when required.

-Be familiar with and abide by Park District policies and procedures.

-All other duties as assigned by the Buildings Department Manager, Director of Parks and Planning, and/or the Executive Director. However, in an emergency, perform all other duties as 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 for 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.

To apply for this position, please submit information through AppliTrack:

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 Mt. Prospect Park District


Mary Kiaupa

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $16.52 - $20.65

To apply, go to and select the Golf - Grounds Maintenance category to access the application.

Overview: Under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Golf Operations, the Vehicle and Equipment Technician oversees a comprehensive preventative maintenance program for golf vehicles and equipment. This program includes the regular inspection, diagnostics, and repair of failing equipment to OEM specifications and safety standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1.Maintain a preventative maintenance program within budget on all equipment and purchase repair parts and supplies. 2.Repair, rebuild, and/or adjust vehicles and equipment for golf course as required. 3.Maintain cutting units on reel and rotary mowers to industry standards. 4.Clean and maintain shop equipment and tools. 5.Maintain records for equipment and parts inventory, equipment conditions, cost of repairs, and preventative maintenance for all equipment. 6.Recommend changes to procedures where appropriate. 7.Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with residents, customers, vendors, community partners and co-workers. 8.Follow and model compliance with all District, State, Federal and departmental safety and risk management, personnel, administrative policies and procedures, ordinances and regulations. 9.Maintain a proactive approach to safety and risk management. Report all accidents, incidents and unsafe conditions in a timely manner. 10.Comply with District financial policies. Communicate budgetary requests to supervisor. 11.Supervise part time staff assisting with equipment maintenance by training, communicating job expectations and coaching.

Other Duties and Responsibilities: •Coordinate use of supplies and equipment with other departments.
•Condemn equipment as necessary.
•Operate vehicles, implements and equipment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: •Knowledge of tools, equipment and procedures used in overhaul, repair and adjustment of gasoline and diesel-powered equipment. •Knowledge of the maintenance and adjustment of reel type mowers. •Diagnostic and operating principles/standards of heavy equipment, hydraulic systems, and gasoline and diesel engines. •Basic practices and procedures of welding. •Troubleshooting mechanical repair needs and estimate the time of repairs. •Understand and use complex service manuals, wiring diagrams and maintenance and operators' manuals. •Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the profession. •Excellent oral and written communication skills. •Ability to effectively keep business records. •Knowledge of and/or ability to play the game of golf and understand how job performance affects the playing conditions of the golf course.

Education and Experience: •High school graduate or equivalent. •Graduation from vocational school supplemented by an approved apprenticeship or training in mechanical repair, or golf course position of similar nature. •Minimum of one (1) year experience or an equivalent combination of education. and experience •Valid driver’s license.

Special Considerations: •Ability to work in a crouched position, or back lying on mechanic's dolly beneath motor vehicle equipment and standing position for extended periods of time. •Subject to prolonged lifting, stooping, bending, standing and twisting, for extended periods of time. •Ability to manipulate and operate power operated equipment/machines. •Exposure to pesticides, chemicals, dust, dirt, exhaust fumes, insect bites and loud noises. •Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. •Ability to occasionally lift, move and carry heavy (>50 lbs.) objects. •Ability to move from site to site. •Subject to modified, flexible and extended schedule.

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 Naperville Park District


Human Resources
No phone calls please

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Position: Facilities Coordinator

Facilities Coordinator responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Scheduling of District and Community use at Community Center, Birchwood Recreation Center, District athletic fields and shelters, and District preschools, as well as, Coordination of Park District use at area schools, and supervision of concessions operations at three seasonal sites; Coordination of rentals, birthday party service, and drop in nights at assigned facilities; Hire, train, and supervise part-time attendants, instructors, and concession staff; Develop, monitor, and execute area budget; Make recommendations and implement improvements within area; Oversee small scope repair and improvement projects for assigned facilities; Follow and promote all safety procedures, and be mindful and act in the best interest of the Palatine Park District, fellow employees, and patrons; Work independently, as well as, part of a team. The Facilities Coordinator position is full time, benefitted, exempt, year round position reporting to the Assistant Superintendent of Facilities.

Qualifications and Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, related studies, or three (3) years working experience in a field related to facility management required. Experience in facility scheduling and management, recreational programming, and budgeting. Strong supervision and customer service skills required. Valid State of Illinois driver’s license. CPRP a plus.

Abilities and skills

Energetic person with strong organization and time management skills, good problem solver and positive attitude. Self-starter with the ability to deal effectively with multiple priorities. Must have a high level of customer services skills. Budgeting skills, creativity, able to bring forward new ideas, as well as implement suggestions to enhance District offerings. Strong computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office, Rec Trac, Encode, and website management a plus. Attain valid CPR/AED certification within six (6) months of employment and maintain throughout employment.

Excellent benefit package including: Retirement Plan, paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday, personal) medical, dental and life insurance, annual fitness center pass, pool pass and free and/or subsidized Park District activities and events for employees and family members.

Apply online at under the Job tab Full-time. Closing Date: Until Filled Starting Salary: $47,500 The Palatine Park District is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer

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 Palatine Park District


Phil Riskin

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $48,000-$55,000 commensurate with experience

Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA), a two time National Gold Medal Winner and leader in the field of special recreation, is seeking applicants who are self-starters, career minded, demonstrate initiative, and possess problem solving skills. The ideal applicant is someone who is people oriented, enjoys working with individuals with disabilities and is an effective communicator. This lead position will be a part of the Support Services Department, which is responsible for hiring, training, evaluating and placing part time staff and volunteers into seasonal programs. WDSRA will invest in the right person for the job who is a leader, is flexible, creative, organized, disciplined, takes ownership and pride in their work, and is a team player. Requirements • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university based on a major in Therapeutic Recreation or related field. • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in recreation management with disability experience preferred. • A minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience. • A Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) or Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) preferred. • A pre-placement physical required.

Core Responsibilities • Recruit, hire, orient, train, and supervise two full time area supervisors, seasonal and regular part-time staff, volunteers and interns. Monitor their performance with continual feedback and regular performance reviews. Promote staff growth and development, providing support and/or disciplinary action as needed. • Serve as agency seasonal part-time staff and volunteer program Safety Coordinator and oversee the part-time and program safety program. Act as liaison with the agency’s risk management association (PDRMA) on part-time staff and program issues. • Serve as Fleet Manager and maintain all agency vehicles, communicate vehicle issues and concerns to all drivers, maintain fleet schedule, manage vehicle repair budget and make projections for the purchase of vehicles, safety equipment, services and repairs. • Develop area budgets, assist with seasonal part-time staff payroll and monitor financial activities. • Coordinate seasonal part-time staff meetings and annual trainings. Conduct program visits.

Anticipated start date is January 4, 2017, but may be postponed slightly.

Submit applications online through our website:

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 Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)


Gail Bettcher

 Closing Date

November 27, 2016

 48,000 or DOQ

The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible for planning, promoting and administering a comprehensive recreation program for the residents of the Geneseo Park District. The Superintendent of Recreation provides leadership to recreation staff, ensures a high level of service quality in operations and programs, and develops and maintains positive relationships with affiliated organizations and partners. The Superintendent of Recreation is a full time position working an average of 40 hours per week. The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible to the Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or a closely related field and a minimum of five years of successful experience in the administration and management of recreation programming. Current CPRP and CPO or ability to obtain within the first year of employment. Must possess the ability to supervise personnel; to take initiative, resolve problems and communicate effectively. Candidate may also be required to possess a valid Illinois class “D” driver’s license and current CPR certification.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Understand Park District finance and maintenance; apply and interpret knowledge in practical situations related to programming and facility operations. 2. Remain abreast of recreation trends, community interests and needs, develop and implement programming which is timely, relevant and responsive to needs. 3. Work cooperatively with representatives of community, public, private groups and organizations to provide best possible image of the Park District reinforcing public respect and appreciation of the Park District, its facilities and the quality of its recreation programs. 4. Prepare Departmental budget and work with Superintendent of Finance and Administration to maintain department operations within existing budgetary limitations. 5. Oversee the scheduling of facilities and work with Superintendent of Facilities regarding agency spaces and equipment; recommend and substantiate equipment and capital improvement needs for the Recreation Department. 6. Oversee Community Center Desk operation ensuring operational excellence, through effective internal communication, supervision, and training. 7. Manage Community Center membership sales, membership experience, and facility promotions. 8. Provide Community Center Membership program and Business Membership programs for local businesses. 9. Gain and maintain complete understanding of software systems INCODE and RecTrac. 10. Recruit, select, train, evaluate and supervise part-time and full-time Recreation Department personnel. 11. Provide leadership through technical assistance and professional guidance to subordinate staff. 12. Develop goals and objectives for programs and individuals in accordance with overall Park District goals recommending changes and initiatives when necessary. 13. Evaluate Recreation Department programs and services; research resources, study trends, and confer with community organizations, agencies, interest groups, and the general public regarding interest and need; determine areas in need of attention or development, define options and implement action for resolution and results. 14. Act as a liaison when necessary with School District, City, Chamber, Library, Hospital and other agencies and groups to strengthen relationships and better coordinate services and programming. 15. Work closely with Marketing Department to effectively promote Park District programs and facilities, making presentations and speaking before groups when necessary. 16. Assist in the planning and organization of all special events. 17. Assist in the development of copy for publications and the Park District Activity Guide. 18. Develop curriculum and conduct training sessions and staff meetings to review progress and develop new ideas for recreation services; assist in representing the interest of the Recreation Department at other departmental meetings. 19. Attend all Regular Board Meetings of the Park District. 20. Prepare and submit records and reports of the Recreation Department operations and activities. 21. Assist the Park District organization in the development and implementation of Goals, Master Plans and major District projects.

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Andy Thurman 541 E. North St. Geneseo, IL 61254

or by email:

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 Geneseo Park District


Andy Thurman

 Closing Date

November 11, 2016