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 $16.00 – $20.00

Temporary Position: February – August 2018 Hourly Rate: $16.00 – $20.00 Location: Various Forest Preserves Application Deadline: Open Until Filled


Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a summer program designed to employ high school youth in natural resources, construction, and park maintenance related projects. The Program Manager is responsible for pre-season organization of the summer program and the management of the daily operation of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). Hours will vary during the pre-season, beginning in February of each year, but will work 40 hours a week from May – August.


Supervises Assistant YCC Manager and Crew Leaders engaged in conservation/development projects. Works closely with supervisory staff to complete program development, training and project management. Maintains a safe work environment through hazard recognition and implementation of safety guidelines. Completes reports and paperwork as necessary. Establishes good public relations and working relations with outside sources of possible funding for YCC. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel 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.


College level course work in Parks and Recreation, Environmental Education or related field. Two years of experience in supervision of youth. Working knowledge of environmental education, conservation, construction, and grounds maintenance fields. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various individuals within the County government structure and media community. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Must possess valid motor vehicle driver's license.


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


 Closing Date

May 18, 2018

 $14.00 - $17.00 24 Hours Per Week (IMRF)

Job Summary: The Fitness Coordinator position assists the Deputy Director of Recreation with developing and facilitating the fitness program, events, fitness staff, and in the operation of the fitness studio and track. Main priorities of this position include the upkeep and oversight of the fitness studio--including scheduling and managing of fitness attendants, management of fitness classes and personal training sessions, as well as a focus on selling and maintaining fitness memberships and along with corporate memberships.

General Hours: This position requires 24 hours per week. Typical work days will be Monday through Friday with flexible hours. However, a combination of daytime, evening and weekend hours may be required when the need exists.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties: Maintain good rapport with internal and external customers, providing exceptional customer service on a consistent basis. Creates, implements, supervises and evaluates fitness programs. Scheduling and managing part-time employees for coverage of all shifts. Be the contact person for all employee issues, including missed shifts, covering shifts if required. Communicate all schedule changes with class participants. Organization and facilitation of special fitness events. Maintaining checklists of equipment, maintenance, and cleaning. Assist Manager of Recreation Facilities in marketing and recruitment of new members & renewals.The fitness coordinator will be responsible for personal training consultations and subsequent distribution to the appropriate personal trainer. Tracking of corporate memberships.Keep bulletin board up to date and full of current programs. Orientate members with the equipment and services the Fitness Studio offers. Greet all patrons who enter the facility in a respectful manner. Schedule and provide orientations to new members as scheduled. Assist in the organization and management of magazine subscriptions. Keep track of member expiration dates. Enforce Fitness Studio rules and regulations.Report any concerns regarding Fitness Studio, track, locker rooms, members, policies, general facility, washer/dryer, etc. to the supervisor. Provides excellent customer service and maintain good rapport with members.Work well with other Park District staff members. Demonstrate and support park district customer service standards. Adhere to the District’s safety and loss of prevention policies and procedures. Encourage safe work practices and participate in risk management training and activities.Communicate to the Deputy Director of Recreation of any problems, deviations, or daily activities which may have an impact on the overall operation of the department. Work with Marketing Coordinator to promote programs, services, special events and registration information. Develop and maintain effective communication lines with the general community through presentation, resolution of complaints and suggestions, meeting attendance. Conduct staff meetings and trainings as necessary. Supervises and evaluates staff to effectively deliver upon the roles and responsibilities of the department.

Education, Experience, and Training: A minimum of 1 years’ experience in management/fitness. Strong computer skills in Word and Outlook. Excellent oral and written skills, strong organizational and project management skills are essential. Ability to analyze and report on data. Knowledge of Recreation/fitness programs, services, facilities, and customer relations. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with general public and staff. Complete tasks and attain goals with minimal supervision.

Physical Demands/Work Environment: Work is performed mostly in an office setting; hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. External work is required to supervise and work events and activities and to support programs within other areas of responsibility.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

To be considered for this position, please e-mail Arturo Segura at with your resume and cover letter.

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 Wood Dale Park District


Arturo Segura

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


POSITION: Seasonal Full-Time Recreation Coordinator DATE: April 11, 2018 DEPARTMENT: Parks & Recreation REPORTS TO: Superintendent of Parks & Recreation PAY GRADE: Full-Time (37.5 hours per week) FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt STARTING SALARY: $11/hour - $14/hour

Summary: Position provides support to the Village’s Parks & Recreation Department. Assists in managing programming including athletics, adult leagues, aquatics, day camp and special events.

Job duties and essential functions include:  Attends to the daily operational needs of the pool and day camp, including multiple daily trips to locations for supplies and program evaluation  Works ALL special events, including Lunch on the Lawn, Movies in the Park, Pool Special Events and July 4th  Assists with program registrations, including periods of intensive computer processing with custom registration system  Weekly visits to athletic programs held at local parks, ensuring program quality Programs are held at Burns, Robbins, Veeck and KLM  Attends to the weekly operational needs and statistical updates

The work environment includes an office setting. The noise level is usually quiet. The work environment also includes outside conditions, including inclement weather, warm temperatures and rain.

Physical Requirements include: Regularly required to sit; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. May lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Must have physical ability to accomplish job tasks and able to work outdoors as required.

Equipment use includes, but is not limited to, personal computer with a Windows operating system, Microsoft Office suite, printer, copy machine, fax machine and calculator. Must be able to count money and make correct change. Must be able to perform basic math functions.

The position is temporary, seasonal and part-time, and will average approximately 25 hours per week. Some evening, weekend and holiday work may be required.

Safety functions include:  Becomes familiar with and observe all applicable safety and security policies/procedures  Immediately reports all unsafe conditions and acts to supervisor  Reports all accidents to supervisor immediately  Recommends improvements to safety and security practices  Obeys and adheres to all safety rules and work practices

Position requirements include:  High School Diploma or GED equivalent  One to three years in a similar type of parks and recreation position  Valid Illinois Driver’s License  Reliable transportation to and from work  Ability to work weekends, evenings and holidays  Education in parks and recreation management preferred, not required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities  Ability to work with minimal supervision  Ability to prioritize, organize and complete required duties in a timely and accurate manner  Must have good oral communication skills, basic math skills and be able to demonstrate excellent customer service skills  Basic knowledge of general sports rules (football, basketball, volleyball, softball)

There are no benefits associated with this position. The selection process includes an application process, interview process, drug screening and background check. The position is expected to be filled as soon as the interview process and background checks are completed.

Interested candidates should submit an application, resume and a cover letter to the Village of Hinsdale, Village Manager’s Office, Attn: Human Resources, 19 E. Chicago Hinsdale, IL 60521, e-mail: Visit for a job application. The Village is an EOE employer.

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 Village of Hinsdale


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $20-25 per hour DOQ

The Wilmette Park District is looking for a Head Sailing Supervisor at the Sailing Beach in Gillson Park. This is a Seasonal position from May 1 – October 25, 2018 with a minimum of 36 hours per week. The ideal applicant would be a proficient sailor, swimmer and power boat operator with supervisory or management experience.

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 Wilmette Park District


Holly Specht

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Category Facilities Job Title Building Supervisor/Custodian/Maintenance Class Part Time Days Varies Monday - Sunday Hours Evenings and Weekends Salary $11.00-$14.00

Requirements:Employee must be at least 21 year of age. Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license. Must be dependable. Must be able to follow directions and work with the public.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. Employee will be exposed to chemicals, (cleaning materials) Must be able to work indoors & outdoors with exposure to weather conditions including extreme heat and cold, snow, rain, and ice.

Duties: Employee will be responsible for opening and closing facility for rentals and programs. Must set up and take down equipment as needed. Responsible for maintaining the facility cleanliness performing light custodial duties as needed. Must be able to timely and accurately complete paperwork.

The Huntley Park District is an equal opportunity employer. A criminal background check is required.

Application can be picked up at the REC Center or download from Completed application should be returned to the front desk,emailed to or mailed to:

        Huntley Park District  
        HR Dept.
        12015 Mill Street.
        Huntley IL, 60142
        No phone calls please.  

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 Huntley Park District


Nancy Sprouse
847-669-3180 Ext. 413

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled