SUMMARY The Superintendent of Parks position is performed on a full-time basis and is classified as Management Personnel with exempt status. The function of the position is to manage the maintenance (including repairs and improvements) of all grounds, facilities and equipment of the Norridge Park District. Additionally, the Superintendent of Parks is responsible for coordinating and managing the work activities of the Parks Department staff.
QUALIFICATIONS • Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license. • High school diploma or higher. • 5-8 years of experience at a park district or organization of comparable scope in a supervisory position. • Certification by a related professional association and a record of ongoing participation in continuing education seminars and workshops is preferred. • Knowledge of standard hand and power tools and equipment used in facility and grounds maintenance activities. • Knowledge of minor electrical, carpentry and plumbing maintenance. • Experience with turf, ball field and landscape maintenance. • Ability to lift 100 pounds with or without assistance. • Ability to read, understand and communicate effectively using the English language – applies to spoken, written and electronic media and communications.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Responsible for the landscape operations of Park District grounds, as well as the in-house construction, trades maintenance and care of all the Park District buildings, facilities and equipment.
• Directly hire/supervise all Parks Department – Laborer I/Laborer II.
• Responsible for communicating all policies and procedures within the Personnel Manual to staff and enforcing their adherence to them.
• Prepare work schedules for Laborer I and II positions and submit accompanying payroll information to Business Department for processing.
• Obtain training and certifications for CPR, First Aid, AED and Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI).
• Obtain AFO or CPO certification for pool operations while maintaining ongoing training opportunities and valid certification status.
• Attend seminars/meetings/conferences on issues relevant to job position, as well as PDRMA RMIs.
• Develop and adhere to an annual budget for 1510 (Maintenance).
• Conduct annual performance evaluations for Laborer I and II positions and discuss areas in which to improve.
• Assist in District-wide safety program and comply with all federal, state and local laws.
• Supervise all custodial work and general clean-up of parks and facilities while monitoring the appearance and condition of properties.
• Analyze vehicle and equipment operations and manpower efficiency to determine the most effective use of Park District resources.
• Implement the District’s maintenance program for all parks and equipment.
• Coordinate all Park construction projects with contractors and provide general supervision during construction.
• Maintain records for safety inspections and maintenance of all parks and equipment. • Review all Parks Department invoices and follow expenditure procedures. • Inform the Director and other staff members of all pertinent matters. • Communicate with other departments to assure maximum utilization of available resources and to ensure harmonious working relationships. • Conduct staff meetings with all Parks Department personnel. • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate all Labor I and Labor II personnel for the Parks Department. • Develop and implement a safety training program for all personnel of the Parks Department. • Develop and implement a Park operation and maintenance plan. • Recommend equipment needs and capital improvements to the Director. Prepare specifications and follow through with the bidding process and construction site inspections. • Oversee the start-up and physical operation of the swimming pool, Recreation Center, gymnasium, hockey rinks, NRC East and lighted athletic courts and fields including facilities under contractual agreements.
PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS • Ability to deal well with people under stressful situations (must resolve problems that arise with both patrons and employees). • Ability to prioritize tasks and projects. • Ability to work with co-workers and visitors to the Park in a professional and respectful manner.
• Activities are performed both indoors and outdoors. Indoor environmental conditions will include lighting and temperature. Outdoor environmental conditions will include exposure to weather – ranging from extreme heat to extreme cold – and associated elements like rain, snow, ice, wind, etc.
• Exposure to various chemicals (fertilizers, pool chemicals, cleaning agents, oil fuels, etc.) is to be expected.
COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS • Excellent problem solving ability and good judgment.
BENEFITS Medical Coverage • Dental Coverage • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan (voluntary) • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Personal Days • Other employee membership perks and discounts
The City of Fairview Heights is accepting applications for a full-time Parks Supervisor position in the Parks & Recreation Department. The annual base salary associated with this position is $57,042.60, however - educational salary incentives are available, up to 10% above the base salary. Excellent benefits, vacation and sick leave, and IMRF pension are associated with this position. Basic job qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Park Administration, Landscape Architecture, Ornamental Horticulture, or related field, a Class B CDL, five years of experience in parks landscape and parks-related building maintenance, and three years of progressive, increasingly responsible supervisory experience. Applications may be obtained online at the City's website at this link: http://www.cofh.org/DocumentCenter/View/234 and returned by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to 10025 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights, IL 62208.
The City of Fairview Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F/D/V
POSITION Parks Supervisor
DEPARTMENT Parks and Recreation
STATUS Full-Time (Non-Exempt)
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO Director of Parks and Recreation
SUMMARY OF POSITION Position involves the responsibility for the general supervision, organization and planning of the operations of the parks, including regular maintenance of city parks, park facilities, lawns, grounds and other cultivated areas in the City, and assures that safe and clean park facilities are provided for residents. Position has considerable responsibility in recommending and overseeing the upkeep, upgrade, construction, and/or renovation of parks facilities. Employee works with a high degree of independence and initiative; however, confers with the Parks and Recreation Director as well as with Public Works Director, Supervisor, and crew.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
• Plans, coordinates and supervises the maintenance of landscape and grounds in City parks, facilities and playgrounds, including inspection, maintenance, management and improvement; evaluates maintenance issues and recommends and implements solutions to provide safe, clean, and aesthetically pleasing parks facilities. • Coordinates and supervises the daily activities of parks maintenance staff, vehicles, and equipment to assure the work quality, appropriate work delegation, and timely accomplishment of responsibilities. • Meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve special projects and workload issues, provides assistance and training in technical issues and responsibilities, corrects performance deficiencies, and timely responds to work requests and complaints. • Supervises maintenance operations and resource allocation; prioritizes projects and inspects jobsites to assure quality work products and effective use of resources; oversees the maintenance of irrigation systems; plans and directs the application of pesticide and herbicide materials to assure their safe and effective application. • Supervises special projects; identifies problem areas and implements solutions; oversees setup and teardown and other tasks for special City events as directed; orders and stages materials for special projects and assures projects meet goals and standards. • Supervises a variety of administrative activities including records management, employee scheduling, work activity reports, and assesses inventories to assure that adequate materials are available. • Monitors work sites to assure that safety rules and regulations are adhered to, and that the work zones and all equipment are in safe operational condition; recognizes and reports unsafe acts, conditions, accidents and injuries. • Develops and coordinates training programs for personnel, encourages cross-training opportunities for employees, coordinates safety meetings, and enforces all safety rules and regulations to ensure compliance with OSHA standards.
QUALIFICATIONS The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Knowledge of: • City policies and procedures. • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. • Principles and practices of budget development. • Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in parks maintenance. • Landscape and irrigation design and maintenance practices and standards. • Principles and practices of pesticide/herbicide application and plant disease identification and treatment. • Proper use and storage of chemicals, including OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for hazardous chemicals used in the workplace. • Federal, state and city safety rules and regulations. • Occupational hazards and safety precautions.
Ability to: • Use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines. • Supervise staff, delegate tasks, manage and resolve conflicts, and evaluate staff performance. • Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands. • Safely and efficiently oversee the operation and maintenance of equipment according to standard operating and safety procedures. • Safely use chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and cleaning compounds. • Troubleshoot repairs on irrigation systems and equipment. • Promote and enforce safe work practices. • Operate a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software. • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff, the general public, vendors, and contractors. • Communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing. • Create reports, RFP's, manage contracts and review proposals. • Prepare cost and materials estimates and administer a budget.
EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree required with preferred education in Park Administration, Ornamental Horticulture, Landscape Architecture or related field. Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in landscape and building maintenance including at least three (3) years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: • Class B - CDL Driver’s License • Sprayers License from the State of Illinois • CPRP - Certified Parks and Recreation Professional Certificate preferred • First Aid, CPR and AED Certifications
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Work is performed primarily outdoors; travel to different locations; employees may be exposed to inclement weather conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces; employee may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.
Physical: The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and is required to perform moderate physical work. Employee must also have the ability to bend, stretch and maneuver objects weighing up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk; sit; use hands and fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb and balance.
Technology: Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite is necessary, in addition to communicating effectively and in a timely manner via e-mail, and the ability to use a smartphone.
Vision: Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
SUMMARY The Accounting Manager is responsible for the management of the full accounting cycle: general ledger accounting, A/P, A/R, month end, and year-end audit in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Provides high-level financial analysis to help management improve operational performance. Supervises full-time staff.
Maintains the General ledger through Journal Entries, performs the month-end closing and year-end closing processes.
Oversees account reconciliations to ensure accuracy and correct coding in an accurate, complete, and timely manner. Coordinates annual audit and works closely with the District’s outside auditors to review annual financial information and record year-end journal entries including GASB34 entries. Prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Prepares monthly financial analysis and provides high-level financial analysis to help management improve operational performance. Processes IMRF, unemployment, Federal and State Tax remittances, and quarterly payroll taxes. Assists in the preparation of the District Annual Budget and implementation of District Budget Policies. Prepares grant reporting and coordinates annual single audit. Implements GASB pronouncements. Manages accounting software modules and system interfaces including updates and upgrades. Manages inventory software for central supply warehouse. Oversees Preservation Foundation accounting, reporting and annual audit. Manages Merchant Services including point of sale terminals and transaction review, booking and discrepancy resolution. Participates in setting strategic direction for the organization and advancing the execution of strategic goals. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. Performs lifting tasks up to 25 pounds. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations.
Bachelor's Degree with concentration in Accounting or Finance. Eight years of accounting experience including two years supervisory experience. Working knowledge of Fund accounting preferred. Ability to collect, compile and analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions and translating observations and results into clear, concise reports. Ability to effectively present facts and recommendations both verbally and in writing to all levels of employees and the general public. Good analytical skills, problem solving ability and judgment to resolve, organize and manage programs and issues. Ability to make decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures. Ability to provide direction, supervision and mentoring to staff. Ability to use computers to prepare financial statements. Must possess valid Driver’s license.
HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at www.LCFPD.org. Applications are accepted only for posted positions. A completed application must be submitted by Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
The restoration tech works with the crew chief to restore natural areas as part of ecosystem management. Work includes herbicide application for invasive species control, prescribed burn management, and removal of non-native brush. The tech will report directly to the work location.
Qualifications: • Ability to obtain a Pesticide/Herbicide license in the state of Illinois. • Ability to operate a variety of power tools and equipment safely. • Understanding of herbicide uses and application techniques. • Understanding of prescribed burn techniques. • Ability to assess a job site and work patterns for safe operations. • Knowledge of environmental conservation skills and basic environmental education • Ability to identify native and invasive plant species. • Ability to perform a variety manual labor task for extended periods of time, in rough terrain, and often under adverse weather conditions. • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. • Ability to understand and follow Semper Fi systems and processes. • Ability to work and engage trust with a diverse population of people. • Ability to structure work to meet project deadlines.
Key Functions & Responsibilities: Non-inclusive list of responsibilities and role functions: • Be aware of activities throughout project site: ensure proper and safe use of equipment, make corrections as soon as improper or safe usage is known. • Restoring forest health and reducing safety risks through tree thinning using powered equipment & controlled burns; constructing and maintaining trails; constructing and maintaining fences and outdoor facilities; maintaining public park space and recreation areas; planting (trees, grasses, natural and decorative plants, etc.), conducting native plant revegetation, and eradicating exotic plant species; conducting ecological testing and monitoring; and other functions as required. • Monitor weather forecast and recognize changes in weather: re-work assignments as necessary to accommodate weather (e.g., do not mix chemicals when rain is imminent, do not conduct burns if high winds are predicted or apparent, etc.) • Maintaining (cleaning & inspecting) and repairing, or arranging for the repair of, hand and power tools and other equipment on a daily basis. Ready equipment at the end of each day: Be ready for tomorrow today. • Other functions as required or directed by manager and company principals.
Crew Chief: This is a position of great responsibility, tasked with the overall operational supervision of every aspect of each day’s projects, as well as managing safety, discipline, training, and partner relationships – all with the highest standards of professionalism, confidence, and integrity. The Ecological Restoration Division Crew Chief is expected to lead, coordinate and train permanent and temporary staff to implement annual land management schedules, including invasive species control, seed collection and distribution, transplanting, fire management and monitoring to restore and maintain native species and habitat diversity, primarily within Cook County’s Forest Preserve District’s land system. This work involves liaison with prime contractors or directly with municipal and corporate clients when Semper Fi is prime or only contractor. Crew chief performs supervisory duties, including time tracking, distribution of labor, managing staff, correcting safety issues.
• Ability to lead, train, and motivate others.
• Ability to research and synthesize information for trouble shooting, problem solving and making recommendations.
• Ability to operate a variety of power tools and equipment safely and train others in same.
• Understanding of herbicides and chemicals.
• Understanding of restoration burn techniques.
• Ability to assess a job site and work patterns for safe operations.
• General knowledge of OSHA safety requirements.
• Knowledge of environmental conservation skills and basic environmental education
• Knowledgeable of specialty planting requirements, including the layout of habitat types and the planting of unique individual plant species.
• Ability to perform a wide variety of heavy manual labor for extended periods of time, and often under adverse weather conditions and in various climates.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with prime contractors, staff members, client staff, and the general public.
• Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
• Ability to understand and follow Semper Fi systems and processes including supervisor key responsibilities.
• Ability to work and engage trust with a diverse population of people. • Ability to structure work to ensure meeting time constraints.
Key Functions & Responsibilities: Non-inclusive list of responsibilities and role functions: • Leading and training team, potential on more than one work site concurrently, primarily working on ecological restoration projects. Take the opportunity to recognize positive contributions as they occur. Correct performance issues as they occur; be tactful and respectful when conveying corrections. • Take responsibility for all activities – identify and resolve issues & mistakes. Engage Semper Fi Management or Prime Contractors when necessary. • Meet with customers for site assessments; participate in assessment and work assignment discussions. • Hold morning tailgate meetings to review safety checklist; ensure all team members are ready and able to work assigned jobs. • Be aware of what is going on throughout a job site: ensure the proper and safe use of equipment, make corrections as soon as improper or safe usage is known. • Communicate work site, start times, site changes, crew assignments, and PPE needs daily. • Restoring forest health and reducing safety risks through tree thinning using powered equipment & controlled burns; constructing and maintaining trails; constructing and maintaining fences and outdoor facilities; maintaining public park space and recreation areas; planting (trees, grasses, natural and decorative plants, etc.), conducting native plant revegetation, and eradicating exotic plant species; conducting ecological testing and monitoring; and other functions as required. • Be aware of weather forecast and recognize changes in weather: re-work assignments as necessary to accommodate weather (e.g., do not mix chemicals when rain is imminent, do not conduct burns if high winds are predicted or apparent, etc.) • When weather halts or delays work, Crew Chiefs report to the shop or office for assignments, as determined by immediate manager or other leadership team member. • Arranging details of transportation, requirements for job site equipment and supplies, and distributing labor resources effectively across job sites. • Arranging for educational opportunities and working with HR to conduct OSHA training. • Maintaining (cleaning & inspecting) and repairing, or arranging for the repair of, hand and power tools and other equipment on a daily basis. Ready equipment at the end of each day: Be ready for tomorrow today. • Train, or arrange the training of, crew members on operations, tool usage, and safety. Training responsibilities include mixing packs and plant identification during growing season; proper use of burn tools in the burn season, fire rakes, pulaskis, flappers, and water packs; plus proper and safe use of chainsaws and brush cutters for felling trees and cutting brush. • Completing all project paperwork timely and completely, such as daily or weekly reports, work-time records, attendance & tardiness reports, accident/incident reports, and any other reports or informational communications as requested. • Arranging for the replacement of any equipment, supplies, or parts needed on the job sites. • Other functions as required or directed by manager and company principals.
We are looking for both Ecological Tech and Crew Chiefs. Crew Chiefs salary range is $15-$17 hr depending on qualifications.
The part-time intern position is responsible for working within the recreation department to assist with all types of projects, events, and programs in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the recreation student’s university curriculum. The internship will include experience in all areas within the field of parks and recreation including administration, facility management, aquatics, special events and programming for all ages.
Qualifications: Candidate must be at least 18 years of age or older. Candidate must be a current student of an accredited university pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in recreation or related field. Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license. Candidate must possess excellent public relation and leaderships skills. Candidate must be available for flexible hours during the season in which he or she is employed.
Physical requirements include: good speaking, hearing and vision ability, excellent manual dexterity, ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally. Most work is performed in an office, but will also involve working outdoors in varying weather conditions. This position will require working a variety of hours including occasional evenings and weekends.