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 $16.00 - $18.00 per hour


Responsible for assisting in the maintenance and repair of all pool facilities and immediate grounds.


High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of three years’ experience in work related to facility maintenance required. Knowledge of heating, plumbing, and electrical repairs required. Must have great problem solving, analytical, organizational, interpersonal; and written and verbal communication skills. Must have good time management skills and work calmly and effectively under pressure.


Attendance at work site as scheduled; must be available to work other shifts and overtime as required.

Assist in developing guidelines for use of facilities.

Maintain water chemistry and all other operations of District pools during season.

Assist with supervision and train night maintenance staff at pools.

Assist with purchasing, installing, maintaining, and repairing inventory of supplies and equipment.

Assist in preparing annual budget.

Assist in maintaining current and accurate records pertaining to pools.

Assist in planning for departments’ goals and objectives.

Assist with general upkeep of all pool facilities and immediate grounds.

Work with immediate supervisor and independent contractors to schedule projects during pool season.

Open and closes Northside Family Aquatic Center and Rice Pool and Water Park during season.

Conduct safety inspections.

Motivate staff to improve work performance.

Train pool staff on emergency situations and general functions at the pools.

Maintain effective two-way communication while dealing with concerns in the field with all district staff and immediate supervisor.

Carry two way or cell phone communication at all times.

Wear personal protective equipment for job function when needed.


Must have and maintain: a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and obtain Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certificate within six (6) months of employment; CPR/AED certified or obtain within one (1) year of employment.


Must be able to: frequently move about the facility and pool area and position one’s self for maintenance and repair; occasionally ascend/descend stairs/ladder, repetitive use of hands/arms, vibration and grasping while working with tools, and move objects weighing up to 50 lbs, and over with assistance, eye/hand coordination, and fine manipulation; occasionally move across uneven ground. Must be able to drive.


Must be able to: handle all weather conditions while traveling between facilities, occasionally encounter rain, snow, stinging/biting bugs and insects, dirt, poisonous plants, heights over 12 feet, fumes, gases, odors, dust, mold, noise over 85 dbls, wet, slippery floors/surfaces, confined spaces, pesticides, chemicals, smoke.


$16.00 - $18.00 per hour.


Shifts vary during pool season. Tuesday thru Saturday or Sunday thru Thrusday.

TIme: 6:00am - 2:00pm during pool season. Off season is Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:00pm.

Full-time 40 hrs per week.

Benefit Package

We have a highly competitive benefits package including: health insurance, life insurance, paid time off (including holiday, vacation, personal, and sick), 457 deferred compensation plan, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (pension plan), medical and dependent flexible spending account, facility privileges for employee and employee's eligible dependents, etc.

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The Wheaton Park District is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V

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 Wheaton Park District


Becky Mendenhall

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $8.60 per hour

The Northbrook Park District is seeking energetic, motivated and team-oriented Lifeguards to work part-time at our outdoor aquatic facilities during the 2018 season. We provide training to become StarGuard lifeguard licensed and CPR/AED certified.

Qualifications: Must be at least 16 years of age and have an interest in working at an aquatic facility. Must hold, or have ability to obtain, a current StarGuard lifeguard license and CPR/AED certification. Previous experience working in an aquatic setting, with knowledge of pool maintenance, operations and/or aquatic programming is highly desirable.

Duties & Responsibilities: Properly supervise and maintain a “10/20” zone coverage while guarding. Enforce all pool rules and regulations. Maintain cleanliness of facility, including keeping pool deck free of debris and clutter. Administer first aid as needed. Maintain positive public relations with patrons. Perform other duties as assigned.

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 Northbrook Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $13 per hour

The Northbrook Park District is seeking motivated, creative and experienced Camp Site Directors for the 2018 Summer Camp program. Applicant must be available Monday-Friday, 8am-3:30pm, June 18-August 10. Attendance at orientation and training on May 22, June 5 and June 11-15 is required.

Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years old and have 2 years of experience working with children. Enrollment in or completion of a college degree in education, recreation or related field is highly desirable.

Duties & Responsibilities: Directors are responsible for overseeing the daily operations of their assigned camp site. Directors supervise camp counselors and communicate with parents on a regular basis. Directors also plan and implement a variety of activities to provide quality recreational camp experiences for children. Other responsibilities include creating camp calendars and weekly newsletters.

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 Northbrook Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $8.60 per hour

The Northbrook Park District seeks motivated, creative and experienced Camp Counselors for the 2018 Summer Camp program.

Applicant must be available for the full 8 weeks of the camp season, June 18-August 10. Must also be able to attend training June 11-15.

Qualifications: Must be at least 16 years old and have experience working with children.

Duties & Responsibilities: Counselors are responsible for the direct supervision of a group of 8-12 campers. Under the direct supervision of the Camp Site Director, counselors plan and implement a variety of activities structured to provide quality recreational experiences for the children in camp. Counselors also act as a liaison between parents, children and Leisure Services administration.

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 Northbrook Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $9.25 / hr

Niles Park District is excited to offer an array of summer internship opportunities for current college students and recent graduates looking to gain experience in the field. Enthusiastic and driven applicants are encouraged to submit their credentials for openings in the following areas:

• Athletics

• Aquatic Facility Operations

• General Recreation and Summer Camps

• Golf Course Operations

• Marketing

• Groundskeeping

Interns can expect to work 20-35 hours per week. Specific job responsibilities will vary by facility. Interns will gain experience across a wide range of essential tasks, including: revenue & inventory control, programming, staff supervision, customer service, special event planning & implementation, and marketing. Requirements applicable to all positions include:

• Area of study in Recreation / Leisure Studies or related field.

• Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

• Must have a valid driver’s license.

• Must be able to respectfully and effectively communicate with fellow staff, program participants, and facility users of all ages.

• Must have current CPR / AED and First Aid certification (or be able to attend Niles Park District training to become certified).

For more information, or to apply, please contact Peter Dubs at 847-583-2735 or email

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 Niles Park District


Peter Dubs

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled