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 Anticipated Hiring Wage: $20.21 Wage Range: $20.21 – $29.38

SUMMARY The Maintenance Worker performs maintenance and repair of preserve grounds and facilities. Employees perform tasks in preserves and natural areas.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Maintains preserve areas including turf, trees, play fields, preserve buildings, playgrounds, parking lots, winter sports areas and trails. Applies pesticides and herbicides. Performs inspections of grounds noting needed repairs, insuring preserve is free of hazards and is safe for public use. Operates mowers, tractors and other equipment used in grounds maintenance. Performs snow removal duties. Participates in natural resource management by participating in prescribed burns, clearing and invasive species control. Drives a motorized vehicle to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. Performs heavy lifting tasks up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.

EXPERIENCE Possess minimum of high school diploma/GED. Two years of experience relating to grounds maintenance. Knowledge of methods, materials and equipment related to grounds maintenance. Ability to obtain an Illinois Public Pesticide Operators License. Possess a valid driver’s license and have ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License with an air-brake endorsement within six months.

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 Completed applications must be submitted by Friday, October 27, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Applications are accepted only for posted positions.

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 Lake County Forest Preserves


Debbie Griffith

 Closing Date

October 27, 2017


Job Title: Recreation Supervisor Classification: Level 1, Exempt Department: Recreation Immediate Supervisor: Superintendent of Recreation

Position Focus: The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the planning, organization and implementation of recreation programs for the areas of general youth, teens, adults, seniors and The Itasca Historical Depot Museum. This position also oversees the dance program, summer camps, designated special events, trips, and a volunteer program.

The Recreation Supervisor is a full-time salaried employee. General work hours are a minimum of 40 hours a week. General work hours take place Monday through Friday, but some evening and weekend hours are expected due to the nature of the programs under the Recreation Supervisor’s direction. There is typically at least one weekly evening shift.

Qualifications: Applicant must be 21 years or older. A Bachelor’s Degree in Park and Recreation Management or the equivalent in experience with recreation programs and education is required. The individual should possess friendly and effective interpersonal, written, verbal and telephone communication skills. Individual must be familiar with Microsoft Office applications and able to learn other software packages. The individual should have the ability to plan, organize, supervise and lead recreation and educational programs and staff. The individual will be expected to obtain First Aid and CPR/AED Certification and have a valid Illinois class D driver’s license.

Essential Functions: • Plan, implement and evaluate general youth programs including summer day camp, school age dances, school day off trips, Safe Sitter Training Courses, and a variety of other programs and camps. • Oversee all aspects of the dance program.
• Plan, implement and evaluate general teen, adult and senior programs.
• Oversee all operations of the Itasca Historical Depot.
• Serve as staff liaison to the Itasca Senior Club. Facilitate distribution of monthly newsletter. Attend monthly meetings and assist with planning of their events, as needed.
• Develop, implement and promote general programs and special events including the Memorial Day Parade, Itasca Halloween Celebration, Spring Fling, Breakfast with the Bunny, and other seasonal special events and programs.
• Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate part-time and seasonal staff for areas of supervision. • Recruit, train, evaluate, and recognize volunteers. Oversee volunteer program and offer volunteer opportunities. Keep accurate records of volunteers.
• Prepare and manage program budgets for areas of supervision. • Prepare and maintain policy manuals for areas of supervision.

Marginal Functions: • Prepare reports, statistics and evaluations on programs and personnel. • Accurately and timely complete payroll. • Promote appropriate sponsorship opportunities and partnerships. • Develop and implement appropriate marketing strategies (brochure, flyers, press releases, etc) for areas of supervision. • Serve on Itasca Youth Commission. • Assist with district wide special events. • Perform and enforce the rules and guidelines of the District safety program and serve on the safety committee.
• Assist other areas of the recreation department and district as deemed necessary by the Superintendent of Recreation and Executive Director.
• Other duties as assigned.

Psychological Considerations: The Recreation Supervisor must be able to work under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation. He or she must be able to work, interact with the general population, including children, adults and staff in a friendly and courteous manner. The individual should be able to work with other staff and participants under stressful situations. He or she should be able to recognize and take appropriate action to correct safety hazards.

Physiological Considerations: The person will be required to be able to lift and turn and carry 40 pounds, and placing this load on shelves at chest height so as to fulfill this requirement. During special events, the individual should be able to work long stretches of time.

Environmental Considerations: The individual may be required to work during various weather conditions, including hot and cold temperatures as well as rain and snow.

Cognitive Considerations: Must have the ability to read, write and organize materials. Must be able to understand basic math functions to do payroll and budget. Must be able to supervise staff and participants and have safety awareness.

Other Terms of Employment: Full-Time Employment & Benefits Package as stated in the Itasca Park District Personnel Policy

Send cover letter, resume, and completed Itasca Park District employment application to Doug Sieder, Superintendent of Recreation. 350 E. Irving Park Road, Itasca, IL 60143. Employment application is available at

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 Itasca Park District


Doug Sieder

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 17.00 - $21.00 per hour depending on qualifications

For over 30 years, the Park Ridge Park District’s Centennial Activity Center has been an inviting place to go for adults 55+, every day of the week! Here, our patrons play bridge or Ping-Pong, learn about opera, computers or genealogy, boost fitness with easy exercise classes and health seminars, indulge their love for painting or other crafts, enjoy casual lunches and holiday themed parties, make friends and take memorable day trips to theaters, restaurants and other cultural and recreational venues.

Our District is seeking a Registrar who will be responsible for a variety of customer service tasks including greeting and assisting customers, answering phones, channeling callers to appropriate staff members, processing registrations and memberships. Selected individual will assist in overseeing approximately four (4) part-time Office Clerks to ensure that our front-desk operations meet the established standard of customer service.

Qualifications: This position requires two to three years of customer service experience. Intermediate level written and verbal communication in the English language is required as well as knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of, or the capability to learn the RecTrac Registration System, and TimePro payroll system. Must be CPR/AED and first-aid certified or have the ability to become certified (through our district) prior to the onset of the program.

Education: High school diploma (or equivalent)

Availability: We are seeking an applicant to work weekdays, Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week. Occasional early morning, evening or weekend work may be required.

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 Park Ridge Park District


Jennifer Meyers

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 9.00 - $9.75

Recreation and Administrative Intern: Temporary Position $9 - $9.75 per hour.

Individuals interested in enhancing their administrative skill set, learning the ins and outs of recreation management, and assisting with events should apply for this position. This is a great opportunity to develop your skill set and work with the community. This position also has the opportunity to lead classes and help improve the quality of the department.

DESCRIPTION: The Riverside Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a creative, independent thinker for an intern position with hours can be flexible, but staff is typically in the afternoon and evening hours. This internship will include a comprehensive experience within the district's operations. Role at the department will involve assistance within administration, programming, staff management, facility management, day camp, special events, and marketing. Internship schedule includes night and weekend hours. The ideal candidate has office experience and is quick learner with computer programming and office administrative tasks.

RESPONSIBILITES: Administrative tasks included but not limited to – data entry, filing, answering phones, email correspondence, RecTrac, flyers, and schedule coordination. Obey and enforce the practical safety rules, regulations and procedures established by the park district safety program that are pertinent to the activities conducted by the department.

NECESSARY SKILLS: Able to coordinate numerous projects at once while working deadlines. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain a well-established working relationship with staff, media, and members. Superb customer service skills. Ability to solve problems independently in a professional manner. Ability to perform duties with initiative, persistence, creativity, integrity, good judgment, tact, and courtesy. Ability to create documents, databases, and spreadsheets in the Microsoft Office and the department’s database.

SEASON/HOURS/DAYS: October - March. Hours and days vary weekly depending on school and Parks & Recreation requirements and responsibilities. Schedule is arranged upon start of internship and includes evenings and weekends.

COMPENSATION: Temporary Position $9 - $9.75 per hour. 20 – 30 hours weekly.

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 Village of Riverside - Parks & Recreation


Anne Hanrahan

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $46,700 + comprehensive benefits

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Recreation, plans, directs and evaluates IL-DCFS licensed program, recreation programs, events and staff. Embraces a team environment approach and assists with events not currently managing. Acts as a liaison to DCFS, DuPage County Health Department, and various other Village groups. Duties include but are not limited to oversight and management of DCFS licensed preschool and day care; early childhood programs and events; special events. Successful candidate must have good written and oral communication skills; must recruit, select, train and evaluate qualified staff; ensure that licensed programs comply with DCFS and the Health Department standards, evaluate all programs and events; purchase supplies and equipment according to Village’s purchasing guidelines; develop and manage budgets; prepare marketing materials and maintain center bulletin boards, display case, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or closely related field from an accredited college or university; minimum of two years experience working in an early childhood education setting. Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel is a must) and have valid Illinois Driver’s License. Licensed Food Service Manager Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months. Knowledge of RecTrac 3.1 preferred. Ability to work flexible hours that will include evenings and weekends from time to time.

To Apply, please send letter of interest, resume, 3 references and college transcripts (copies are ok) via email. In the subject line of the email please include: Program Supervisor opening – your last name.

The Village of Villa Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Village of Villa Park - Recreation Division


Gina Racanelli

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled