To apply please complete an online employment application on our website: www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org
Location: Reports to Cole Maintenance, 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30am-4pm; some overtime and weekends may be necessary Salary: $41,600/yr. and up depending on qualifications
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography, Planning, Computer Science or a related field is highly desired or an Associate’s degree with at least two years of experience with a computerized GIS or Asset Management system or, an equivalent combination of education and experience to perform the essential functions. Three years of progressive database or asset management experience, including creation of forms, queries, tables and reports, with one year of professional experience using Cartegraph, Cityworks or related programs and ESRI ArcGIS. ESRI certification is preferred. Knowledge of the Fox Valley Park District coverage area preferred. Strong computer aptitude to use and evaluate multiple systems and applications. Ability to identify problems, collect data, and draw valid conclusions; independently and cooperatively solve problems and develop alternatives. Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional and technical documents, manuals, operating and maintenance instructions, and government regulations is a must. Must have effective communication skills in both verbal and written format and build strong and effective relationships with architects, engineers and planning professions. Must possess a valid IL driver’s license.
Duties: Under the supervision of the Administrative Support Supervisor and the direction of the Director of Operations, the Operations Analyst is responsible for creating and maintaining the department’s asset management/inventory and internal cost accounting database using software modules in conjunction with ESRI mapping products. Perform field assessments of the District’s assets (facilities, amenities, and GIS layers). Manage the captured data to ensure an accurate and current analysis of the condition of the system assets. Design and produce report and maps which provide decision makers with the information needed to prioritize, plan and implement budgets and work plans which most effectively utilize human and financial resources. Individual must be able to work well independently with little supervision. Other duties as assigned by supervisor. This is an at-will position.
The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of more than 233,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s highest honor as a National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management. Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 165 parks and 48 miles of interconnected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Sharing the shores of the Fox River, our communities are united by the District’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible. The Fox Valley Park District … Where Fun Begins!
Assists in planning, organizing and coordinating a community athletic recreation program for youth, teens and adults. May supervise part-time recreation staff, special interest instructors, seasonal employees, and volunteers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Surveys athletic interests and needs of youth and adults. Develops, organizes, promotes, instructs and administers athletic programs for youth and adults. Prepares schedules for adult and youth athletic activities including league games and playoffs, registration periods, and field maintenance. Determines material, equipment, facility, supervision or instruction needs for each activity or program and coordinates with other staff members. Coordinates sports programs, registers teams, collects fees, assigns practice times, distributes and collects uniforms. Secures and schedules use of gymnasiums for classes, programs, leagues, practices and games. Responds to public inquiries about athletic programs made by telephone, correspondence, or during public meetings. Prepares for publication a variety of brochures, calendars, letters, posters, news releases, flyers, and related communications regarding athletic programs. Coordinates, schedules and maintains related records and statistics for athletic programs and personnel. Schedule games and umpires for basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, and other games. Assists the After School Care Director. Serves on various community alliances and attends community outreach events representing Veterans Park District. Teaches and instructs various tot, youth, and teen athletic programs. Manages the Summer Sports Camp program; responsible for staff payroll, staff orientation , staff supervision, ordering of supplies, planning field trips, organizing daily activities. Organizes and supervises the VPD basketball league and Venom Travel Basketball Team, recruiting teams, volunteer coaches and scheduling umpires. Schedules various tournaments throughout the year for a variety of sports, such as basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, racquetball, volleyball, etc. Performs a variety of miscellaneous duties such as answering phone, typing correspondence, running errands, picking up supplies needed for activities, making arrangements for rental and use of Recreation Building, helping set up tables and chairs for classes, etc. Promotes interest and provides information regarding recreation programs to community leaders, recreation officials, community service groups, other departments, and the general public. Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time. Coordinates sports programs, registers children for teams, collects fees, acquires coaches, assigns practice times, distributes and collects uniforms. Prepares budgets for all sports programs and sports events Serves as assistant to the Director of Annual Softball and Bocce Tournament. Will be scheduled to work weekends, and special events. Performs other duties as assigned.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience: A. High School Graduate, Bachelor Degree in Recreation preferred. B. 3 years’ experience in recreation required. C. Preferably Bilingual.
All interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter, references and resume to email@example.com , Veterans Park District, 44 W. Golfview Drive, Northlake, Il 60164 Attn: Carlene Buvak Greifelt
Security/Parks Maintenance Technician
Summary: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Parks and Properties and Superintendent of Recreation, this Parks Department employee shall perform tasks which include, but are not limited to, custodial duties, facility security, repairs and maintenance of grounds and facilities, maintenance & prepping of the ball fields, and assist with ice & snow removal. This employee will perform custodial duties at Western Avenue School, Playhouse 38 and Geneva High School and conduct security checks at various parks and facilities throughout the Park District. The work day for this position is normally scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, and then on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Supervisor: The Security/Parks Maintenance Technician reports to the Park Foreman, Superintendent of Parks and Properties, Superintendent of Recreation and the Executive Director.
Qualifications: Minimum includes completion of a high school education and knowledge of facility, grounds and equipment repairs and maintenance, construction and facility security.
Essential Functions Sunday and Monday: 1. Perform custodial maintenance and repairs for continual upkeep and cleanliness of the facilities as assigned, including but not limited to outdoor restrooms, Western Avenue School, Geneva High School, Playhouse 38, Sunset Pool, the Skate Park, Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course and Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center.
Complete security checks at the Sunset Community Center and Sunset Racquetball & Fitness Center, Peck Farm Park, Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, as well as seasonal facilities as assigned, including but not limited to, the Sunset Pool, the Mill Creek Pool, the Skate Park, the Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course, Moore Spray Park, gymnasiums, parking lots and outdoor restrooms.
Complete night lock up of various seasonal facilities, including but not limited to, outdoor restrooms, Moore Spray Park and the Skate Park.
Check in with front desk and custodial staff at Sunset Community Center and Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center. Mail and package run between facilities.
Assist with special events (Sunday Concerts at River Park, Playhouse 38 Productions, Nutcracker Dance, etc.) as needed.
Park security checks. Empty full garbage cans as necessary and as time allows.
Answer cell phone and respond to items needing immediate attention.
Complete facility maintenance schedules and checklists of Sunset Community Center, Sunset Racquetball & Fitness Center and Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, as well as seasonal facilities as assigned.
Set-up and clean-up classes/programs offered at Western Avenue School, gymnastics at Geneva High School and at Playhouse 38 as described below. At times, if necessary, also at the Sunset Community Center, Sunset Racquetball & Fitness Center and Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center.
Western Avenue School • Open Western Ave School and set up for programs • Clean bathrooms, gym and foyer area at Western Avenue School • Clean bathroom sinks, toilets, mirrors, windows • Check all dispensers for needed refills • Vacuum gym and foyer rugs • Dust mop or spot wet mop gym floor and foyer as needed • Maintain order and cleanliness of bleachers, storage area and gym floor • Clean gym floor with scrubber if necessary • Lock outside doors, check bathrooms, turn off lights, check doors, set alarm
Geneva High School Gymnastics • Maintain stock in all dispensers • Dispose of any garbage • Sweep and mop floors • Vacuum carpets • Clean counter tops, cabinets, desks, drinking fountains, equipment (don’t clean bars) and landing area • Dust furniture in lobby • Wash windows • Supervise building while on duty
Playhouse 38 • Performance Room: -Sweep stage -Wipe down tables & chairs, straighten chairs -Vacuum floor & empty garbage • Bathrooms: -Clean toilets, sinks, mirrors & wipe down grab bars -Restock toilet paper, hand towels & soap -Empty garbage & mop floors • Hallway: -Vacuum carpet -Sweep/mop tile
Complete minor construction and repair projects as necessary.
Operate and maintain motorized equipment and cleaning equipment.
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.
Essential Functions Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 1. In Spring and Fall, in the absence of summer/seasonal staff, assist with prepping baseball/softball fields, lining athletic fields (baseball/softball foul lines, soccer, lacrosse and football) and tending to maintenance issues with baseball and softball fields. 2. In Summer, help as needed with prepping baseball and softball fields after rain has ended. 3. In Winter, assist with snow and ice removal as needed, ice rink maintenance, picnic table repairs and other various projects 4. Disc golf inspections and maintenance. 5. Weekly maintenance items in Wheeler Park – blow debris off and away from tennis courts, parking lot cleanup, monitor tree line/wooded area for debris, hardscape maintenance, etc. 6. Assist security personnel with moving items related to PH38 as needed. 7. Assist with vehicle cleanup.
Safety Program: 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.
Marginal Functions: 1. Relocate any furniture/equipment when requested.
Assist with any repairs/installation of equipment.
Set up for Park District classes.
Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.
Perform other general Park District duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements: 1. Ability to operate Park District vehicles. 2. Handling Park District materials up to 100 pounds. Assistance will be provided when necessary (mechanical or team-lift).
Cognitive Considerations: 1. Resolve differences and problems that arise with patrons and work together with other employees.
The Security/Parks Maintenance Technician must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgement in keeping with the mission of the Park District.
Exposed to elements when performing outdoor functions. Most activities are performed indoors; these conditions include lighting and temperature.
JOB OPENING: Fleet Auto Mechanic/Full-Time
PRIMARY LOCATION: Walter Cook Maintenance Facility, 1645 Carboy Rd., Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
Under the direction of the Fleet Service Department Manager, inspect, diagnose and repair mechanical defect in automobiles, trucks, tractors, mowers and other mechanical equipment. Act as a liaison between the Fleet Service Department Manager and Fleet Services staff.
Make any and all adjustments to equipment prior to use.
Purchase necessary materials with the approval of the Fleet Services Department Manager.
Rebuild or redesign equipment as needed.
Take part in scheduling vehicles and equipment for periodic inspection, maintenance, lubrication, tune-ups, brakes, radiator, lights, etc.
Strive to obtain quality workmanship as well as productivity.
Be familiar with safety rules and regulations.
Keep all vehicles and equipment in a safe condition.
Possess ability to function as an equipment operator, truck driver, or snowplow driver when requested.
May be required to work special events from time to time at nights and on weekends.
Respond in person for emergency night and weekend jobs when contacted.
Serve on Safety Committee when assigned.
Be proficient with, adhere to and monitor staff adherence to Park District policies and procedures. All other duties as assigned by the Fleet Service Department Manager, Director of Parks and Planning, and/or the Executive Director. However, in an emergency, perform all other duties as required.
High School graduate or GED equivalent.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Completion of a vocational training school program having to do with car / truck/ and turf equipment repairs.
Ability to possess ASE Automotive and / or ASE Medium/Heavy Truck certifications.
Completion of an on the job training program at an authorized car, truck or equipment dealer service department.
A minimum of five years’ experience as an apprentice mechanic in one or more of the following mechanical areas, including but not limited to: Engine and power train Chassis and body work Brakes and tires Diesel Engines Electric and hydraulic systems Air Conditioning and heat systems Experience with the repair of tractor and maintenance equipment.
Possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Illinois commercial driver’s license Class A (CDL) within 90 days of employment.
Knowledge and experience with the repair and maintenance of turf equipment a plus.
Must be able to communicate effectively with others to allow for coordination of work, safety and in emergency situations if needed.
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.
HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit an application via Frontline/AppliTrack at: https://www.applitrack.com/mppd/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Maintenance
Or, interested applicants can visit our website, www.mppd.org, and click CAREERS, and MAINTENANCE under Vacancies/Categories, to view and apply for the Fleet Auto Mechanic position.
Function: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Parks and Properties, the Foreman shall assist in planning and organizing the daily work schedule including repairs, improvement of grounds, facilities, and buildings of the Park District. Shall assist and carry out work activities as scheduled and supervise full and part-time personnel to complete these functions. May be in charge of Parks Department during absence of Superintendent of Parks and Properties.
Supervisor: The Park Foreman reports to the Superintendent of Parks and Properties and the Executive Director.
Qualifications: Graduate from a College or University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks & Recreation administration or other related field with a minimum of 4 years’ experience. The above may be substituted with at least 8 years practical experience with a park system or related field. Certification by a professional association and record of ongoing participation in continuing education seminars and workshops is desirable. Controlled burn training, natural area maintenance and construction supervision also desirable.
Essential Functions: Administration: 1. Assist in the day-to-day operation of the parks department and the organization of a daily, weekly and monthly work schedule.
Assist in maintaining necessary operational records of the parks department.
Assist in development and implementation of budget.
Personnel: 1. Supervise and work with full and part-time Parks Department personnel.
Construction and Maintenance: 1. Perform work in general construction, maintenance, repairs, and landscaping.
Operate and maintain motorized equipment.
Perform custodial maintenance as necessary.
Maintain an orderly and functional set up of the maintenance facility.
Remain on call for snow removal, repairs, and maintenance as deemed necessary.
Maintain and fortify natural areas throughout the district.