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 $22.21 - $27.79 - $33.37

The Risk Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of the policies and programs related to the District's safety and risk management function. This position is responsible for developing training programs, investigating incidents, and performing inspections, observations and job task analysis. Implements programs to improve the safety culture.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Ensures risks are minimized and safety programs and policies are implemented and enforced. Develops accident prevention and loss control methods, policies and procedures, and training. Analyzes District safety training programs targeted at full-time, part-time and temporary staff. Makes recommendations regarding training program including topics of relevance and appropriate presenters. Conducts training programs as necessary. Conducts safety focused job task analysis throughout the District. Develops and implements effective facility and equipment inspection programs, analyzes potential loss situations and make recommendations. Conducts a wide variety of safety related inspections. Recommends safety related equipment, supplies, and materials for purchase. Proposes long-range capital improvements. Implements the District’s Ergonomics Policy. Investigates all incidents, near misses and unsafe conditions with the purpose of diagnosis of contributing factors, analysis of the causes of human error when appropriate and implementation of remediation strategies that are operationally realistic. Implements the District’s Hearing Conservation Program including annual sound level testing. Maintains a video inventory of the District’s facilities. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. Performs lifting tasks up to 50 pounds.

EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Business Administration, Park and Recreation Administration, Industrial Engineering or related field. Two years’ experience in the administration of risk management programs including identifying and measuring risk exposures, developing methods for controlling risks and preventing losses. Specialized training in the management of various safety related programs, including Principles of Occupational Safety and Health or Certified Safety Professional designation. Analytical skills necessary to evaluate and decide alternative courses of action in relation to Risk Management situations. 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 Applications are accepted only for posted positions. A completed application must be submitted by Monday, March 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

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 Lake County Forest Preserves


Laurel Diver

 Closing Date

March 19, 2018

 $12.00-$15.00 per hour

Temporary Position: April – October 2018

Salary Range: $12.00 – $15.00

Location: Libertyville, IL

Application deadline: Open Until Filled


The Assistant Manager will work to provide for the optimal experience for preserve guests. This will be achieved through close monitoring of staff performance, safety considerations, and supervision of staff.


Supervises employees engaged in the retail, operational, and event programming functions of the Independence Grove seasonal operations. Ensures efficient fee collections, cash control, and daily cash out procedures for all aspects of the operation. Will make daily cash drops when required. Aids in the safety of patrons by enforcing facility rules and safety procedures. Develops and maintains a good rapport with customers by establishing positive public relations. Facilitates the flow of information between the preserve administration and employees. Informs immediate manager about the operation of the preserve, reporting problems and recommendations. Receives and reports customer complaints/suggestions. Inspects grounds, buildings and equipment to ensure safe operations, reporting any deficiencies to appropriate staff. Transports boat batteries around the preserve. Moves and attaches motors to various boats. May drive motorized vehicle to travel to different locations, and operate support watercraft. Performs lifting tasks up to 50 pounds. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting.


High school diploma or equivalent. One year supervisory experience. Interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with staff, customers and the general public. Knowledge relating to retail functions, including cash control and inventory control. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, setting priorities and producing desired results. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Upon employment will be required to secure certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Must possess good problem solving ability and good judgment.


Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at Applications are accepted only for posted positions.


As principal guardian of Lake County’s open space and natural areas since 1958, we manage more than 30,800 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 205 miles of trail for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, ponds and lakes for fishing, public golf courses, historical and cultural venues, public access to the Fox River and Lake Michigan and award-winning nature and history education programs and events.

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 Lake County Forest Preserves


Eric Brothen

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $59,072 - $73,840 based on experience

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Superintendent of Recreation is responsible for overseeing the planning, coordination and management of all aspects of the Recreation department to provide for the recreation needs of the community. Responsible for the overall management of all recreation programming and instruction and for oversight of the operations of the revenue facilities. This position requires you live within thirty (30) miles of Belvidere within one (1) year of hire. Any exception to this must be approved by the Executive Director.

General Hours: This position requires a minimum of 40 hour per week. Typical work days will be Monday through Friday. However, a combination of daytime, evening and weekend hours may be required when the need exists.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties:

*Plans, organizes, markets and directs a comprehensive program of recreational activities and facilities for all segments, groups, ages and interest levels of the community. *Oversees the operations of recreational programs and services conducted at the Rivers Edge Recreation Center, NASR, Riverside Ice Arena, William Grady Pool, Doty Park Splash Pad, Prairie Fields, schools and other various locations. *Oversees the program evaluation process and recommends modifications of existing programs, the reduction of existing programs, or the introduction of new programs to the Executive Director. *Partners with the Executive Director in implementing the district vision and assists in leading the district for maximum employee productivity and morale through hiring, disciplining, evaluating employee performance, investigating and resolving grievances with assistance from the Superintendent of Human Resources. *Maintains overall responsibility for the supervision of the Recreation Department by providing direction to staff through coaching, directing, supervising and evaluating their performance. *Provides recommendations for District policies. *Collaborates with Marketing on the program guide and all other marketing initiatives for the department. *Mentor staff to grow their careers through monitoring performance and initiating staff development plans. *Assists the Executive Director in preparing and monitoring department operating and capital improvement budgets. *Implements and evaluates staff department policies, projects and programs. *Involved with the community we serve by participating and/or observing in our programs and events. *Analyzes organization and community needs, analyzes trends, review statistics, opportunities and communicates information to the Executive Director. *Evaluate and ensure proper staffing levels for all departments with assistance from the Superintendent of Human Resources. *Develops strategic partnerships and contacts with community representatives, external agencies and other organizations to develop a sense of relevant issues facing our community and respond as a representative of the district as related to parks, facilities and open spaces. *Champions the value of the organization through example and accountability. *Ensure operations conform to local, state and federal government regulations, worker safety and other applicable rules and regulations. *Facilitates solutions to complex problems facing the district. *Responsible for the purchasing, storage, and inventory of departmental supplies, equipment and vehicles. In addition, will also implement and evaluate procedures to assure efficient use of district resources. *Utilizes the RecTrac & FinTrac databases and trains employees as necessary. *Prepares and maintains daily, monthly, and annual reports and records as assigned. *Conduct consistent meetings and training with staff including, but not limited to, safety/emergency procedures, standard operating procedures, behavior management, and customer service. *Develop and submit a detailed list of goals and objectives for all Recreation programming annually. *Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions. *Participate as a team member to assist and improve the overall services to the community. *Maintain a neat and orderly work environment. *Participate in professional committees, conferences, workshops and classes to improve knowledge of job responsibilities and skills with supervisor approval. *Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures as designated by the district. *Actively support the safety policies and related programs including following safety rules, first-aid procedures, and reporting accidents & injuries when necessary. *Follow payroll procedures as designated by the district. *Consistent on-time attendance. *Performs other work-related duties and functions as assigned.

Education, Experience and Training:

*Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or closely related field. *Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in recreation operations or similar field, at least three (3) of which was in a supervisory role. *Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred. *Prior Master Planning experience is desirable. *Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training. *Valid Illinois Class D driver’s license and good driving record are required. *Medic First Aid/CPR/AED Certification (or the equivalent) is required within 30 days of hire date. If you are not already certified, training will be provided. *Successful criminal background check.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills Required:

*Knowledge of principles, practices and objectives of park and recreation administration, including general recreational programming and services, special events, aquatics, athletics, active adults, and special recreation. *Ability to effectively supervise the management of various Park District programs and facilities. *Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret financial reports. *Sound background in financial management and budgetary techniques as well as knowledge of management principals. *Train, supervise and evaluate staff. *Ability to communicate effectively within various settings, from one-on-one to group configurations. *The ability to research and analyze various types of data information. *Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relations with both internal and external customers. *Ability to organize and prioritize work. *Ability to work unsupervised. *Knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
*Capacity to apply good judgement and practical knowledge to resolve unusual or irregular problems in the area of work assigned. *Must demonstrate strong leadership skills to supervise a diverse team of employees to successfully complete work assignments in a timely manner. *Proficiency to read and write in English, and organize effectively. *Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relations with both internal and external customers. *Capacity to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

*General work area is indoors, in a smoke-free environment with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting. May occasionally have to work in several environmental extremes, typical with working in the Midwest climate. *Sit for extended periods of time at desk in front of computer monitor. *May stand for periods of time; push, pull and reach; occasionally bend, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, balance and stretch. *Have the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity needed to operate a keyboard, calculator, photocopier and telephone. *Have a normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriately in person and in writing. *Specific vision requirements: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. *Frequently lift/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and carry up to 30 pounds. *Have full range of body motion, including handling and lifting items and packages.

To be considered for this position, please go to our website at to complete the on-line application and upload your resume and cover letter with salary requirements by March 24, 2018. JOB ID 334

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 Belvidere Park District


Kim Kirkpatrick

 Closing Date

February 24, 2018

 $12 - $14/hour


Responsibilities The Building Leader is responsible for being the Manager on Duty and assisting the Customer Service Reps and Facility Attendants with daily building operations, program and pass processing, room set ups, facility rule enforcement and maintenance of the Park District assets. Coordinates and processes rentals, payments and conducts facility tours. This is a part-time position (approximately 25 hours/week) with varying hours depending on the needs of the Community Center and Birchwood Recreation Center. This position will require nights and weekends.

Qualifications High school graduate, some college courses, pursuing Park and Recreation or Sport Management degree preferred. CPR, First Aid/AED certification within six months of hire. Must be able to work as a member of a team and independently with initiative and approach responsibilities with enthusiasm. Previous experience in customer service is preferred. Able to quickly learn and complete duties, responsibilities, and requirements outlined in the Building Leader job description. The ability to communicate clearly in person, over the phone, and through email along with outstanding time management and organizational skills are essential. A successful criminal background check is required.

Contact Apply online at , under the Jobs Opportunities tab, Part-time. Closing Date: Until filled Starting Salary Range: $12.00 – $14.00 per hour, depending on expereince

The Palatine Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Reasonable Accommodation employer.

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 Palatine Park District


Jason York

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18.27 - $19.87/hour


POSITION: Parks Maintenance 1 – Horticulture Crew/Mowing Team

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Horticulture Foreman, the Parks Maintenance I shall carry out general park maintenance of landscape, planting trees, shrubs and flowers, mowing, fertilizing trees and turf, sod installation, weed control, trimming, grading, operating special landscape equipment and work on irrigation equipment, making ice rinks and warming rooms and snow removal. In depth knowledge of annuals and perennials as well as care and maintenance. Work will include evenings and weekends when needed as well as assisting on special events, along with other Parks Department duties as assigned. Overtime will be required as needed. The Parks Maintenance I Horticulture Crew position is in the Parks Department and is a full-time, full-benefited non-exempt position.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate and minimum two (2) years work experience in a field related to parks maintenance required. A valid State of Illinois driver’s license (CDL Class B) required within twelve (12) months of employment. A valid Illinois Department of Agriculture Pesticide Operators’ License required within twelve (12) months of employment. A basic knowledge of grounds and maintenance plus knowledge of hand tools, grounds equipment and operation of trucks and tractors is a necessity. A basic understanding of mowing, string line trimming and turf maintenance. Employment contingent upon successful criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical. Palatine Park District participates in Department of Transportation random drug and alcohol testing program.

CONTACT: Apply on-line at Jobs/Job Opportunities, Full Time Opportunities

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

STARTING SALARY RANGE: $18.27 - $19.87 per hour depending on experience.

The Palatine Park District offers excellent benefits including medical, dental and life insurance, retirement plan and vacation & sick time and more.

The Palatine Park District is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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 Palatine Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled