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 $51,000 - $55,000, DOQ

Description: Under the supervision of the Heller Nature Center Manager, the Naturalist/Public Program Supervisor will be responsible for the planning and conducting of environmental/Recreational programs at Heller Nature Center Rosewood Beach Interpretive Center and other locations in the area. The Naturalist/Program Supervisor will also be responsible for site supervision and providing customer service to program participants and the general public at both Heller Nature Center and Rosewood Beach Interpretive Center.

Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) education or natural science with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in environmental education/interpretation or a related field. Demonstrated ability to work enthusiastically with a broad clientele (preschool-adult). Skilled at developing innovative programs. Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Must possess general first aid knowledge and have the physical ability to perform tasks in outdoor situations. Ideal candidate should possess 2 years of staff supervisory experience. Experience in budgeting is a plus.

Develop, plan, evaluate and constantly improve programs, services and events related to Heller’s teams course, public programs, special events, scout and custom programs and birthday parties, at the Heller Nature Center, Rosewood Beach Interpretive Center and other locations in the area; oversee Heller’s beekeeping program and maintenance of hives; coordinating brochure copy; planning and directing the Sand Trackers, Outdoor Adventure Camp and Girls Outdoor Challenge summer camps; and conducting and assisting in the planning of school, early childhood, after school and teacher workshops. Develop and manage program budgets. Provide site supervision, extraordinary customer service, distribute information and answer questions. Hire, train, supervise and evaluate part-time staff, seasonal staff and volunteers.

Hiring Range: $51,000-$55,000, DOQ

Classification: Full-time, exempt

Benefits: Excellent benefit package, including health, dental, and pension.

Hours: Hours and schedules may vary depending on seasonal workloads and needs.

Close Date: Open until filled

Apply: To apply, please visit our website at to submit an application and resume.

E.O.E: The Park District of Highland Park is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Park District of Highland Park


Renee Brainerd

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $17.55 - $21.93 per hour

The Naperville Park District is looking for a Second Assistant Golf Course Superintendent for our Springbrook Golf Course location. This position performs the daily maintenance of all aspects of the golf facilities, supervises the activities of the part time maintenance staff, and assists the Superintendent in the daily operation of the course. This position is under the supervision of the Superintendent of Golf Operations.

Location: Springbrook Golf Course, 2220 W. 83rd Street, Naperville, IL Salary: $17.55 - $21.93 per hour Schedule: Full time, 40 hours per week, schedule varies depending on season, weekends and holidays are expected.

To be considered for this position, interested individuals must complete the online application accessible at Materials submitted through mail, email, or fax will not be considered.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 1. Coordinate golf course set up and support (e.g. changing green hole, tee marker and flags as needed). 2. Collaborate with the Superintendent in planning, scheduling, and supervising the maintenance of the golf course. 3. Supervise and participate in the operation and maintenance of the golf course irrigation and drainage systems. 4. Apply pesticides for control of weeds, insects, and fungal disease problems as needed. 5. Inspect golf facilities and property for safety and cleanliness. Evaluate, determine and prioritize necessary repairs and maintenance. 6. Clean and organize work and storage areas. 7. Operate and maintain equipment. 8. Perform administrative duties including inventory, budget, and daily record-keeping. 9. Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with residents, customers, vendors, community partners and co-workers. 10. Follow and model compliance with all District, State, Federal and departmental safety and risk management, personnel, administrative policies and procedures, ordinances and regulations. 11. Maintain a proactive approach to safety and risk management. Report all accidents, incidents and unsafe conditions in a timely manner. 12. Comply with District Financial Policies. Communicate budgetary requests to supervisor. 13. Supervises temporary staff assisting with equipment maintenance by training, communicating job expectations and coaching

Other Duties and Responsibilities: • Under supervision of the Vehicle and Equipment Technician, perform minor maintenance and repair of golf equipment and carts. • May assist in the general maintenance and/or repairs to golf course equipment under direction of Vehicle and Equipment Technician, as assigned by the Superintendent of Golf Grounds.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Working knowledge of generally accepted maintenance practices for golf course playing surfaces; the planting, cultivation, pruning, and general care of a variety of plant materials; the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers, plant protectants, soil conditioners, herbicides and other pest control methods and materials; drainage control methods; irrigation systems, including wells, pumps, and automated controls. • Ability to schedule and supervise maintenance activities to achieve the most efficient and effective utilization of labor and equipment; prepare reports; and to maintain effective employee and public relations. • General understanding of the game of golf and how it relates to the set up and playability of the course. • Ability to operate tractors, trucks, mowing equipment, etc. • Ability to communicate with non-English speaking staff. • Ability to apply knowledge of maintenance and repair of golf equipment.

Education and Experience: • High School diploma or equivalent. • One year experience in turf and/or green industry related field.
• Valid driver’s license. • Possess or have ability to obtain current State of Illinois pesticide operator or applicators license within six (6) months of hire.

Special Considerations: • Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. • Ability to move from site to site. • Exposure to pesticides, chemicals, dust, exhaust fumes, dirt, noise, and insect bites and loud noises. • Ability to manipulate and operate power operated equipment/machines. • Subject to modified, flexible and extended work schedules. • Ability to list heavy (>50 lbs.) objects. • Subject to prolonged lifting, stooping, bending, standing and twisting, for extended periods of time.

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 Naperville Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $66,500/yr. or more depending on qualifications

To apply please complete an online employment application on our website:

Location: Cole Administration Center, 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm, occasional evenings and weekends to address emergent issues and/or special projects. Salary: $66,500/yr. or more depending on qualifications.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is desired, with at least eight years of related experience, three (3) years at a supervisory/management level. Comprehensive knowledge in facilities maintenance, construction administration, or closely related discipline. Must possess excellent analytical, budgeting and reporting skills to evaluate and recommend alternative actions with minimal direction. Personnel management skills necessary to effectively plan, motivate, train and supervise the work of professional and technical staff. Must have strong communication skills and experience in directing maintenance crews. Proficient computer skills in MS Office and work order applications with aptitude to learn and evaluate other software systems. Certification in HVAC and Aquatic Facility Operations (or CPO) preferred. Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be able to provide own transportation.

Duties: Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Assistant Director of Facility Operations is responsible for the overall, capital improvements, and quality maintenance and repair of all indoor and outdoor district facilities including playgrounds, shelters, aquatic centers, community centers, structures, etc. This includes all physical elements and systems in buildings and park facilities such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC and aquatic systems, roofs, building interiors and exteriors, potential construction and repair projects. The Assistant Director serves as a member of the district management team and collaborates closely with parks and recreation personnel. This position directly oversees the Facilities & Trades Manager and the Aquatics Maintenance Supervisor. This is an at-will position.

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 Fox Valley Park District


Lynn Fenton

 Closing Date

November 10, 2017

 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

 $13.53 to $15.02 depending on experience

Job Description: Responsible for trails, wetlands, and maintenance and ecological restoration of green spaces. Job requires knowledge of plants, prescriptive burns, use of assorted tools and trucks as well as snow plowing in winter.

Qualifications: Degree in natural resources, conservation, horticulture or related field. Two years of experience in a wide variety of outdoor manual labor projects, with natural resources preferred. Must be licensed by the State of Illinois as a Certified Pesticide Operator and have a Chicago Wilderness certificate or become certified within 6 months of employment with the Bolingbrook Park District. Candidate must have a valid driver's license.

Duties and Responsibilities: Maintain and repair gravel and asphalt trails and pathways, perform ecological restoration through brush tree, prescription burns, and invasive management. Planting, weeding, and watering as well as collection of seeds. Maintain community gardens and Nature Plan areas and help with turf maintenance and snow removal as needed. Removal of trash, maintain vehicle, tools and equipment and submitting of daily work logs.

Classification: Full Time, non-exempt (hourly)

Pay Range: $13.53 to $15.02 an hour depending on experience

Benefits: Excellent benefits including pension. Health, dental, and vision insurance options and free membership to our two Lifestyle health clubs and indoor/outdoor pool and more.

Hours: Normally Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 3:00pm, but sometimes hours change due to an event, weather changes, projects or needs for the community.

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 Bolingbrook Park District


Mike Glester

 Closing Date

October 14, 2017