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 $22.00 - $28.00 - depending on experience


The Building Mechanic works under the supervision of the Superintendent of Parks and is responsible for skilled work involving the responsibility for the repair and upkeep of Park District buildings and facilities including District swimming pools.

The candidate must possess a working knowledge in construction trades including carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, mechanical, painting, electrical, general building maintenance, and aquatics components.


• Repair, service and maintain buildings, facilities and other mechanical equipment. • Perform tasks involving the use of acquired skills in carpentry, plumbing, painting, electrical, HVAC, and general building maintenance as well as swimming pool maintenance. • Work normally includes repairs to buildings and other district owned facilities. • Respond to emergency calls including calls for repairs and building alarms during and after normal workdays. • Develop, maintain, and adhere to preventive maintenance programs with Supervisor. • Maintain reports as required. • Perform in a timely manner proper operation, water tests, chemical safety, inspections, and mechanical systems of District swimming pools in accordance with the State of Illinois and Cook County Health Department Pool and Spa Codes. • Adhere to and actively enforce safety procedures of the District and its overall risk management program. • Manage and schedule contractors as necessary. • Oversee and manage part-time help as necessary. • Perform related or other assigned tasks as required. • Exercise considerable independence in performing duties. • Ability to read and understand blueprints and schematics.


• Perform the job in compliance with District policies, procedures, work rules and employee manuals. • Perform the job in the safest manner possible and in compliance with District Safety Policies and Procedures. • Adhere to department dress code. • Promote park district facilities and programs. • Maintain a positive public appearance. • Attend conferences, seminars, workshops, training, and webinars as they pertain to the position. • Work in a cooperative effort or assisting manner toward continually improving park district facilities and programs. • Work around general population and park patrons in public areas. • Maintain the facilities in a clean and safe environment for patrons and employees. • Perform snow removal, landscape maintenance, and other duties when required and needed.


• Perform manual labor tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, sitting, kneeling, climbing, reaching, lifting, pulling and/or pushing, grasping, and carrying. • Ability to lift 50 lbs., carry it 25' and lower it to the ground 10 times. • Physical ability to operate motorized equipment and machinery in a safe and proper manner. Good hearing, vision, reactions, etc. • Ability to lift one end of an 80 lb. folding table with another employee and stack 20 tables 5' high. • Must be able to continuously and alertly operate mowers and tractors in an 8-hour workday with a 1-hour rest period for lunch. • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions (extreme heat, cold, rain or snow). • Must be able to work in excess of an 8-hour day when directed by the Superintendent of Parks. • Ability to climb a 20' extension ladder and return to the ground safely. • Ability to lift, with another employee, a minimum of twelve 55-gallon garbage cans with weight of 100 lbs. into a truck bed 40" off the ground.


The Building Mechanic is a full time position working 40 hours per week plus benefits and requires flexibility to work some weekends/evenings and overtime as needed. Normal work schedule is Monday through Friday; 6:30am-3:30pm. The Building Mechanic is on call 24 hours a day and is required to report to duty for emergencies.


• High school graduate or equivalent. • Three years experience in facility and building repairs, including one year at the journeyman level in the repair and maintenance of buildings and facilities, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. • Must be familiar with aquatic systems. • Must have and maintain valid Illinois Drivers License. • Must have or obtain Certified Pool Operator Certification (CPO) and be certified in CPR within six months of employment. • Working knowledge of computers with experience in Excel and Word.

Applications may be obtained at the front desk of the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center located at 8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, or by visiting our website at Click on General Information, and download the application.

Please submit completed resumes and applications titled BUILDING MECHANIC to:

Ryan Veldman; Superintendent of Parks

8125 West 171st Street

Tinley Park, Illinois 60477

Please do not follow up with phone calls.

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 Tinley Park-Park District


Ryan Veldman

 Closing Date

May 13, 2016

 $11.50 - $12.50 per hour

The Buffalo Grove Park District is accepting applications for a Part-time Parks Department Laborer - Athletics. This employee will work an average of 25 - 30 hours per week. This is a year-round position.


A high school degree or equivalent
A minimum of one year experience in park maintenance or related field
Must be at least 18 years old
Be available to work overtime as required
Have a valid Illinois driver's license and the ability to upgrade to a class "C" license within six months of employment
Have an Illinois Public Pesticide Operators License or be able to acquire one within one year of employment
Must pass pre-employment screenings and background check


Performs park maintenance and site clean up
Observes and report safety hazards and maintenance issues to supervisors
Operates vehicles and equipment according to safety guidelines
Complies with the district's Personal Policy Manual
Performs daily safety check on hand tools, equipment and vehicles
Demonstrates good judgment and safety awareness
Interacts with the general public and collaborates with co-workers
Participates with snow removal operations
Complete other duties as assigned by Supervisor

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 Buffalo Grove Park District


Scott Spitz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


TITLE: Head of Grounds

QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated aptitude or competence for assigned responsibilities. Degree and/or Certifications and Experience in Turf Management and/or horticulture

REPORTS TO: Chief School Business Official

JOB GOAL: To provide students with an attractive and safe, natural environment in which to learn.


Maintains and cares for school grounds and all athletic fields.

Prepares seeding or transplanting beds by cultivating soil and adding fertilizer or chemicals, if needed.

Plants seeds, bulbs, tree seedlings, and shrubbery so that resulting growth will produce attractive appearance.

Experiments with different varieties of lawn and flower seeds to determine those best suited to the soil.

Prunes trees and trims hedges to promote growth and improve appearance.

Oversees mowing of lawns with hand or power mower.

Connects sprinkling equipment and waters lawn and flowerbeds.

Inspects flowers, shrubs, and trees for evidence of insects, fungi, and other pests and sprays or dusts chemicals on infected areas.

Adjusts and repairs such equipment as lawnmowers, sprinklers, and hedge shears.

Removes snow from sidewalks, parking lots and driveways and spreads sand or salt to prevent slipping.

Collects and disposes of leaves and refuse.

Keeps grounds clear of rubbish.

Assists Maintenance Staff in delivery of materials and supplies from storage to buildings.

Manages athletic fields and facilities for the following: Middle School Baseball, Softball &Track; High School Football, Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Softball & Track; Intermediate School Baseball field, etc.

Pre-Season - Performing duties related to getting practice areas and competition areas ready for use such as clean up, trimming, marking, adding fill, getting necessary equipment out, repair, top dressing, aeration, over-seeding, etc.

In-Season - Performing duties related to getting areas ready for practice and actual competition such as cutting/trimming grass, manicuring dirt areas, marking fields for competition, assuring that equipment is in working order, checking seating areas, assisting in clean up after events, checking conditions of court and track areas, making necessary applications to turf area, assist with set up for events.

Post-Season - Performing duties needed such as moving equipment to storage areas, taking down signs, putting away screens, season ending grooming, making necessary applications to turf and equipment that may need it and cleaning up areas.

Provide information for purchase of field materials and also turf maintenance materials.

Monitor irrigation systems on fields such as start up, monitor for problems, and shut down of systems.

Report to Athletic Director whether areas are playable for a contest, perform needed tasks to try to get field/court/track in condition for competition, communicate with coaches in that regard.

Provide information in regard to portable restroom facilities needed and location of such

Provide Athletic Director/CSBO in regard to how we may be able to upgrade areas that we use for practice and competition.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full time employment on a contract year from July 1 to June 30. Salary to be established by the Board annually.

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation of Support Services Personnel.

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 Coal City CUSD #1


Karen Vota

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $34,000 - $40,220 depending on qualifications and experience



Under the general direction of the Trainer/Barn Manager, the Assistant to the Stables Trainer/Barn Manager is responsible to assist with the overall operation of the Stable; the day to day operations of the facility, part-time staff and horses of the Palatine Stables. The exempt position is full time, with comprehensive benefits and paid time off benefits.
Assist in the daily care and maintenance of Park District owned horses and ponies for programs and services, and all boarded horses/ponies at the facility. Assist in the teaching and training of all students and their horses including boarders advancing from the Riding School Program into the Advanced Riding Program. Assist in the scheduling and maintenance of the lesson programs for the Riding School operations. Scheduling part-time staff required for lessons, pony rides, pony parties and summer camp. Schedule, organize and manage the In-house Student Horse Show Series. Prepare facility and schedule for the day. Maintain appropriate records pertaining to horse health, farrier services and all other a la carte services provided by the Stable.

Qualifications and Experience Minimum five (5) years’ of progressive “hands-on” experience and knowledge or equivalent experience of the equine industry and stable operations, knowledge of daily horse care and behaviors and health. Good problem solving skills. Required to have basic veterinary skills and knowledge; including wound care, injections, bandaging techniques and medication. Strong supervisory skills for part-time staff. Ability to work harmoniously and maintain effective relationships with fellow employees, patrons, community groups and other units of local government. Ability to multi-task, troubleshoot, problem solve, meet deadlines and effectively communicate verbally and written. Proficient in Microsoft Office products; experience with VSI RecTrac and Time pro a plus.

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. in materials, equipment and supplies. Standing and walking for long periods of time. General work area is outdoors and indoors with un-controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting. Working conditions in the barn and the arenas can be dusty, dirty and smelly. Work very close to large, live animals. Work around uneven ground, fencing and terrain. Frequent exposure to natural and varied weather conditions while supervising employees or attending job related activities.

Benefits Excellent benefit package including: Retirement Plan, paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday, personal) medical, dental and life insurance, annual fitness and 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.

Starting Salary Range ($34,000 - $40,220) depending on qualifications and experience

Open until filled.

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


Veterans Park District is approximately 7.5 square miles located about 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Serving over 55,000 residents, the District covers portions of the Village of Franklin Park, the Village of Melrose Park, the City of Northlake, Village of River Grove and unincorporated Leyden Township. Veterans Park District consists of 11 playgrounds, 5 facilities including an outdoor pool, three pre-schools, a Fitness Center, a Gymnasium and a Multi- Sports Complex.

JOB SUMMARY: Marketing Associate/Event Planner is under the supervision of the Director of Recreation. The Marketing Associate/Event Planner is responsible for the overall promotion of all Park District events and programs, as well as the Park District as a whole through social media, print media, electronic media, and other forms of communication with the public. The Marketing Associate/ Event Planner is responsible for special events including, development, planning, brainstorming, promotion, overseeing and assisting the Recreation Department on implementation of district events.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree preferred in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or related field. Associate Degree required. Experience in event planning is required. Knowledge in social media, brochure publication, and some graphic design.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES: -Develop and implement specific goals and objectives related to Promotion/Marketing of events, recreation programs and the Park District as a whole. -Work with the Director of Recreation to prepare annual Promotional/Marketing/Special Event budgets in accordance with District goals. -Create and manage a social media plan for the Park District. -Work with department staff to ensure effective promotion and awareness of VPD programs and special events at all facilities i.e. flyers, posters, newsletters, signage, etc. -Establish and maintain relationships with the press, including writing press releases on a regular basis. -Develop/Create Park District seasonal brochures and newsletters in cooperation with recreation department staff. -Update information to Park District website and mobile application. -Establish email list and maintain regular email communication with residents through e- newsletters and program/event updates. -Coordinate Park District representation at community events, health fairs, school open houses, etc. -Plan, assist, and supervise all Park District Special Events. -Develop and expand sponsorships/donations from local businesses, and assist in the coordination of districts annual Softball Tournament sponsorships. -Develop and maintain VPD Volunteer Program -Maintain the Veterans Museum -Supervise facility wide holiday decorations -Act as Chair of the Green Team -Other duties as directed and required.

SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS: -Ability to manage multiple projects. -Strong writing, editing, proofreading and creative skills. -Creative and innovative thinker. -Ability to collect data and draw valid conclusions.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Minimum 1- 2 years work experience in event planning, marketing media, and a demonstrated expertise in special events.

All interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and resume to , Veterans Park District, 44 W. Golfview Drive, Northlake, Il 60164 attn: Carlene Buvak Greifelt

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 Veterans Park District


Carlene Greifelt

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled