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Mt. Prospect Park District was incorporated in June 1955, and is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Encompassing more than 454 acres, the Mt. Prospect Park District provides recreation programs, facilities and services to portions of Mt. Prospect, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines and Elk Grove Village, with a total population of 215,000.

We are currently searching for a full-time Custodian. Under the supervision of the Buildings Maintenance Crew Leader and Buildings Department Manager, the Custodian is responsible for performing a variety of tasks to ensure and maintain the cleanliness, general appearance indoors and outdoors, and the efficient maintenance operation of a park district facility.

Duties

Perform custodial maintenance in the upkeep of buildings including painting, cleaning, stripping, waxing floors, cleaning restroom, replenishing supplies, emptying trash, and light bulb replacement. Physically set-up and take down rooms (i.e. furniture, chairs, etc.) for various park programs and rentals. Report any building/site maintenance problems to the Buildings Department Manager. Keep immediate grounds free of litter and debris. Perform other duties as they arise to maintain the facility at the standards established by the Facility Manager. Participate in the Park District’s Safety Training programs and serve on Safety Committee when required. May be required to work special events from time to time at nights and on weekends. Be familiar with and abide by Park District policies and procedures. Perform exterior maintenance as needed on a year round basis. All other duties as assigned by the Head Custodian, Buildings Department Manager, Director of Parks and Planning, and/or the Executive Director. However, in an emergency, perform all other duties as required.

Qualifications

Must have high school education or G.E.D. equivalent or any combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge and skills for this position.
Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid Illinois driver’s license.
Must be able to communicate effectively with others to allow for the coordination of work and in emergency situations. Must possess reasonable knowledge in the use of common hand tools and power tools. Must have knowledge of cleaning materials, equipment and procedures. Must be available nights and weekends, when needed. Must be physically able to frequently ascend/descend more than a 25% grade, lift 50 lbs. from a squat position, push/pull, reach, walk; occasionally balance, bend (must be able to bend at waist and touch the floor with fingertips), climb, crawl, crouch, kneel for long periods of time, sit, stoop; and constantly handle objects.

The regularly scheduled hours for this position are 2:30pm-11:00pm. Due to the needs of the Park District, evening and weekend hours may be required. The work schedule may vary and the workweek may exceed 40 hours at times. Nothing contained herein shall preclude or limit the Park District from changing this written job description through addition, deletion or modification of essential job duties.

We offer a generous benefit package, including: • Medical Coverage • Dental Coverage • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan • Life Insurance • Paid Time Off • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits • Vision Reimbursement Program.

APPLY ONLINE ONLY: Interested candidates will apply: https://www.applitrack.com/mppd/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Maintenance Or interested candidates can apply online by visiting us at www.mppd.org – click on “Careers” at the top of the page and look under Vacancies for the Maintenance/Custodian job posting.

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 Mt. Prospect Park District

 Contact

Mary Kiaupa
847-255-5380

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $95,850 - $119,812 per year.

The Forest Preserve District of Kane County is accepting applications for one (1) Chief of Planning and Operations.

DATE POSTED: JUNE 1, 2018

WORKSITE LOCATION: HEADQUARTERS, GENEVA, ILLINOIS
APPROXIMATELY 60 MILES WEST OF CHICAGO

HOURS/SCHEDULE: FLEXIBLE, AS REQUIRED BY THE POSITION AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

APPLICATION DEADLINE JUNE 17, 2018 All candidates must apply on-line at: http://www.kaneforest.com/employment/apply.aspx

POSITION SUMMARY Responsible for planning, organizing, directing and managing all functions and activities of the Planning and Operations department, including budgeting, project management, land acquisition, facility and preserve maintenance, preserve development, fleet management, ADA, trades and construction, encroachments, sign program, drainage and wetland mitigation, and compliance with all federal, state and local laws. This position also provides expert professional assistance to District staff; fosters cooperative working relationships with other District departments, elected officials, volunteers, local environmental organizations, contractors, engineers, regulatory agencies, and various public and private groups.

ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES & FUNCTIONS Administration: - Hires, directs, manages, evaluates, promotes, disciplines or effectively recommends such action for assigned personnel with the consent of the Executive Director, following procedures established by the District. - Oversees the management of the department; Develops and implements department policies and procedures designed to improve preserve users’ experience; Minimizes operating costs and effects greater utilization of labor and materials; Recommends policies and provides technical and operational advice in areas of expertise. - Manages and directs the administrative operation of the Planning and Operations department; Meets regularly with direct reports as well as Operations and Trades Managers, and Finance and Natural Resources departments to establish a cohesive approach to managing projects in an efficient and cost-effective manner. - Evaluates present and potential holdings for conservation and recreational values and presents findings to Executive Director, staff land acquisition team, and District committees; Meets with landowners and negotiates purchase details. - Develops plans and bid specifications for capital improvement projects; Administers construction contracts; Oversees project completion. - Researches, plans and oversees the preparation of the department’s budget and the control of expenditures; Develops procedures for efficient cost-effective operations; Approves all expenditures not requiring Commission resolution; Follows procedures set forth in purchasing policy. - Updates District Master Plan on a regular basis. - Coordinates the completion of the District’s ADA transition plan; Chairs the ADA Team; Oversees annual project completion. - Investigates new grant sources; Advises Executive Director of grant opportunities; Writes and administers grants for development projects; Attends grant hearings and makes presentations; Responsible for departmental grant follow-up compliance and reporting. - Manages drainage and wetland mitigation. - Represents the Executive Director and District at public forums regarding the District’s master plan and community needs. - Prepares and maintains various short- and long-term planning reports and recommendations, including feasibility studies, master plans, inventories, etc. - Advises the Executive Director of upcoming needs for supplies, equipment, staffing, and cost estimates for current and future projects. - Formulates policies, regulations, goals and objectives, and program priorities of the department for presentation to the Executive Director in compliance with generally recognized development and facility/preserve maintenance methods. - Researches, writes and/or reviews staff generated specifications for bids and request for quotes related to planning and operations projects. - Organizes planning and operations activities in conjunction with other District departments, volunteers, legal counsel, standing committees and outside agencies. - Prepares and submits periodic reports to the Executive Director and Commission regarding department activities. - Coordinates with Human Resources department all activities within the Planning and Operations department concerning employee benefits, recruitment, training, performance evaluations, workers’ compensation, selection and promotion, job analysis and classification, with the consent of the Executive Director. - Performs other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director. - Works irregular hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays. - Possesses and maintains a valid and current Illinois Driver’s License free from suspension or revocation during term of employment; must maintain insurability with the District’s fleet insurance carrier. - Obtains and maintains all required licenses and certifications. - Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the Employee Handbook.

Operations: - Establishes positive relationships with community, volunteers, staff, commissioners and preserve users. - Provides first aid and CPR to injured preserve users and/or employees. - Assists preserve users by providing information and answering questions.

Staff Supervision: - Supervises Director of Operations and Land Preservation Planner; carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Additional duties and functions may be essential.

QUALIFICATIONS - Minimum Age Requirement: 21 years old - Education: Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, park and recreation, natural resource management, public administration or closely related field; Master’s degree in these areas a plus. - Experience: 6 – 8 years of progressively responsible experience in planning or preserve management; five (5) years of senior-level management experience, preferably with a conservation or park and recreation or an equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and training. CAD experience preferable. - Certifications/Licenses: CPR/1st AID/AED; ArcMap GIS and CPRP certification preferable; flood plain and erosion control certifications a plus; all licenses/certifications must be obtained within one year of employment.

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 Forest Preserve District of Kane County

 Contact

Betsy Scaletta
630-208-8662
scalettabetsy@kaneforest.com

 Closing Date

June 17, 2018

 Starting $10.50/hour

Job Title: Mechanical Maintenance Permanent Part-Time / Grade: III / FLSA: Non-Exempt / Department: Parks & Planning

BASIC FUNCTION Mechanical Maintenance staff work to complete routine maintenance tasks as assigned. This team performs light electrical repair, plumbing, preventative HVAC maintenance, pump repair and bulb changes. Staff is also responsible for seasonal snow removal and summer pool preparations. This position functions as a helper to full-time staff.

Work week will not exceed 30 hours.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  1. Operation of Plow Truck & Snow Removal Equipment

  2. Perform general labor ex: Digging, shoveling wood chips, moving equipment, etc.

  3. Inspect facilities and equipment.

  4. Inspect, clean, maintain and perform routine maintenance on related equipment.

  5. Perform documented written inspections.

  6. Perform support services at Park District and community events.

  7. Act as a helper to full-time members of the mechanical maintenance crew on assigned trade work.

  8. Operates various hand tools.

  9. Operate district vehicles and equipment.

  10. Work at heights of less than 25ft.

OTHER DUTIES

  1. Assist administrative staff with special maintenance requests.

  2. May be required to perform overtime work as requested or required, including weekends.

  3. Provides polite customer service to any park users if approached.

  4. Follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Park District Safety and Crisis Manuals

  5. Coordinates activities to successfully collaborate with district staff performing maintenance in the same area.

  6. Perform additional duties as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Education: High School Diploma preferred

Experience: 1-2 years Mechanical Maintenance Experience Preferred

Certifications: Valid Illinois Driver’s License Required

To apply, please go to https://www.dpparks.org/ and click on the Jobs tab to fill out an online application.

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 Des Plaines Park District

 Contact

Corrie Guynn
(847) 390-4939
cguynn@dpparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $9.50-$12.00/hour DOQ

Job Title: Landscape Maintenance Crew Seasonal - Oakwood / Grade: II / FLSA: Non-Exempt / Department: Parks & Planning

BASIC FUNCTION Landscape maintenance staff ensures that the park grounds, athletic fields and garden plots are kept clean, attractive and safe throughout the summer season. This position works in the early morning and weekends.

Seasonal (Memorial Day – Labor Day)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  1. Maintains turf areas including mowing and trimming.

  2. Inspects parks, cleans up debris.

  3. Install and maintain landscape material such as flowers, trees, shrubs, grass, etc.

  4. Prune hedges and trees.

  5. Assists in landscape construction projects.

  6. Inspects, cleans, maintain and performs routine maintenance on related equipment.

  7. Cleans buildings and restrooms as needed.

  8. Performs safety inspections and repairs on athletic fields and parks.

  9. Constructs and performs daily maintenance on athletic fields.

  10. Performs support services at Park District and community events.

  11. Operates District vehicles and equipment.

OTHER DUTIES

  1. Assist administrative staff with special maintenance requests.

  2. May be required to perform overtime work as requested or required, including weekends.

  3. Provides polite customer service to any park users if approached.

  4. Follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Park District Safety and Crisis Manuals

  5. Coordinates activities to successfully collaborate with district staff performing maintenance in the same area.

  6. Perform additional duties as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Education: High School Diploma Preferred

Experience: Related experience preferred

Certifications: Valid Illinois Driver’s License required.

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 Des Plaines Park District

 Contact

Corrie Guynn
(847) 390-4939
cguynn@dpparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $9.50-$12.00/hour DOQ

Job Title: Lake Park Grounds Maintenance Seasonal / Grade: II / FLSA: Non-Exempt / Department: Parks & Planning

BASIC FUNCTION Lake Park Grounds staff ensures that the Lake Park grounds, marina and club house are kept clean, attractive and safe throughout the summer season. This position works in the early morning and weekends.

Seasonal (Memorial Day – Labor Day)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  1. Perform custodial cleaning of restrooms, picnic shelters and the Lake Park Club House.

  2. Clean and pressure wash picnic areas.

  3. Pick-up debris and empty garbage cans.

  4. Pick-up of Seaweed around Lake Opeka Perimeter

  5. Maintains turf areas including mowing and trimming

  6. Inspects parks, cleans up debris.

  7. Prune hedges and trees.

  8. Inspects, cleans, maintain and performs routine maintenance on related equipment.

  9. Performs support services at Park District and community events.

  10. Operates district vehicles and equipment.

OTHER DUTIES

  1. Assist administrative staff with special maintenance requests.

  2. May be required to perform overtime work as requested or required, including weekends.

  3. Provides polite customer service to any park users if approached.

  4. Follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Park District Safety and Crisis Manuals

  5. Coordinates activities to successfully collaborate with district staff performing maintenance in the same area.

  6. Perform additional duties as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Education: High School Diploma Preferred

Experience: Related experience preferred

Certifications: Driver’s License

To apply, please go to https://www.dpparks.org/ and click on the Jobs tab to fill out an online application.

More Information

 Des Plaines Park District

 Contact

Corrie Guynn
(847) 390-4939
cguynn@dpparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled