Temporary Position Location: Libertyville, IL Hourly Rate: $12.00 – $15.00 Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
The GIS Intern assists with the implementation of the District’s Geographic Information System (GIS). The GIS Intern will edit data, perform data acquisition, collection and verification tasks utilizing Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Creates maps utilizing GIS software.
Assists with maintenance and development of District-wide Geographic Information System (GIS), including asset inventories, land management and ecological databases. Assists in the creation and maintenance of the District’s GIS layers in Geodatabases and conversion of data from multiple sources and types. Performs data acquisition, collection, and verification tasks in the field utilizing GPS. Creates and maintains metadata for District’s GIS layers. Creates maps and data for District Staff, Departments and special projects. Performs lifting tasks up to 25 pounds. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting.
Recent graduate of or current student in, a four-year college program with an emphasis in Computer Science, Geography, Geographical Information Systems, Environmental Science or related program. Knowledge in the operation of mapping and database software packages, including ESRI’s ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, Collector for ArcGIS, and related tools such as Geodatabases. Knowledge of GPS data collection, GIS standards, terms, principles and mapping. Knowledge of Microsoft Access, Excel and Word. Must possess a valid motor vehicle 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 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
The Park District of Oak Park offers a quality internship program to students working toward a degree within the field of parks and recreation or related areas of study. The internship provides a comprehensive experience of district operations including administration, programming, employee management, facility management, camps, aquatics & rink (seasonal), historic properties, conservatory, special events, marketing and maintenance based on the desires and interests of the intern and the needs of the Park District. The exact hours for the Intern will vary, depending on weekly activities and special events; however, the Intern will work approximately 35-40 hours per week, including night and weekend hours when appropriate.
Apply online at www.pdop.org. JobID#1383
The Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer!
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.
Educational Requirements: Currently enrolled in a 2 or 4 year Turfgrass Management or similar degree program. Experience Requirements 1 or 2 years of Golf Maintenance experience preferred but not required. Description: Winnetka Golf Club was established in 1917 upon a floodplain that recedes to the Skokie Lagoons Watershed. This is a 27 hole course consisting of 18 championship holes and a Par 3 nine hole course. Winnetka Golf Club is a daily fee course ran by the Winnetka Park District. The course’s primary use is storm-water retention for the city of Winnetka with recreation as the secondary use. This creates a unique challenge to our crew and players alike. An intern will gain experience in all facets of day to day operations including but not limited to: mowing tees and greens, hand-watering, spraying, cup changing, etc. Interns are expected to work 40-50 hours during a week. Positions available from May through September. Dates Available: April 1st – October 30th Salary Range: $13.00 hourly pay plus overtime. Application Instructions: Please apply through applitrack via www.winnetkagolfclub.org contact us employment tab. Benefits: Free golf, Uniforms, and driving range privileges.
Job Title: Recreation Intern
Salary: $9.00/hour, 12 weeks
Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Recreation
The Recreation Intern, under the supervision and direction of appropriate staff, is responsible for gaining knowledge in the development, implementation, evaluation and modification of a broad range of creative, customer-driven programs within assigned area. This position requires the maintenance and coordination of all programming aspects which could include brochure production, budgeting, marketing, quality control, revenue generation/expense control and customer related issues.
Plan, develop, budget and implement assigned programs and events to contribute to the District’s success.
Prepare reports, statistics and program evaluations for continuous improvement of future operations.
Coordinate and schedule use of facilities for programming in coordination with other program supervisors.
Develop promotional materials and cross promote within related program areas.
Continue education on new industry related issues, procedures and techniques.
Maintain and promote excellent customer service relations with participants, parents, and other affiliates.
Maintain a working knowledge of all general and department safety rules. Enforce safety rules and improve public and employee knowledge by preventing, confronting and correcting unsafe behavior.
Complete all school related reports and projects, as assigned.
Administer First Aid, when required
Adhere to all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual and Crisis Manual.
Direct participants in the event of an emergency, such as fire, severe weather.
Communicate with appropriate full time supervisor regarding any equipment needing repair or replacement.
Attend related training and meetings as requested.
Perform other related duties and/or special projects as assigned.
Education: Working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, or related field
Experience: Minimum of 2 years of undergraduate coursework.
Certifications: CPR & First Aid Certification preferred, Classes available through Park District
Valid Illinois Driver’s license is necessary.