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 $31,200-$33,280 plus benefits

Overview: The Butterfield Park District Facility Manager performs a variety of facility maintenance and park maintenance duties including custodial and recreation support operations.

The Facilities Manager is responsible for performing the essential functions as outlined in this analysis. The Facility Manager is a full-time year round employee, who may be required to work additional hours and weekends in order to complete essential duties and assist with special events. Work pace varies depending on the task required. The position of Facility Manger may perform duties in the medium heavy work level (lifting 75 lbs. infrequently). The Facility Manager is responsible for the safety, cleanliness and function of the Glenbriar Park Recreation and Aquatics Center facility and grounds, as well as working closely with the Superintendent to uphold a standard of excellence throughout all of the District’s parks and facilities; including such things as landscaping, mowing, repairs or project implementation as necessary.

Qualifications: • Must be 21 years of age or older. • High School diploma or equivalent. • Prefer 1-2 yrs. experience in related field (preferably park maintenance). • Valid IL Driver’s license with eligibility to drive a 15 passenger van. • Ability to read, write and effectively communicate in English. • Ability to become a licensed Illinois Pesticide Applicator with 12 months of hire.

Immediate Supervisor: Facility Manager is under the direction of Superintendent of Parks and Facilities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 1. Inspects buildings, structures and equipment for safety and condition. 2. Performs daily custodial duties for Glenbriar Recreation Center and other facilities as necessary. 3. Oversees temporary (seasonal) staff members including; assisting with training, and communicating job expectations. This will also include conveying the standards for the district or a particular task and follow up for quality assurance. 4. Maintains the inventory of all custodial products and re-orders as necessary. 5. Carries out assigned duties individually or cooperatively with both park’s staff and recreation staff including special events. 6. Responsible for performing preventative maintenance and repairs on park equipment and vehicles. 7. Perform minor electrical, plumbing, carpentry repairs and painting as necessary.
8. Work closely with the Superintendent of Parks and Facilities to perform inspections of various parks, playgrounds and facilities. 9. Assist in maintenance of all pool mechanical operations. 10. Operates small power hand tools and mowers. 11. Completes routine maintenance on district vehicles and equipment. 12. Assists in the repair of park equipment and facilities. 13. Adheres to park district safety rules and procedures and directs subordinates to exercise safe work practices. 14. Participates in staff meetings, staff development sessions and continuing education opportunities as required. 15. Other related duties as assigned.

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 Butterfield Park District


Timothy White

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


The Maintenance division of our Parks and Grounds Department has an immediate opening for a responsible, enthusiastic, part-time maintenance employee to perform outdoor maintenance of all parks and grounds owned by the Village of Orland Park.

Responsibilities include performing routine maintenance work on village owned properties including but not limited to the restoration and maintenance of turf areas; install, mow and treat sod; lay out athletic fields and play areas; install, maintain and repair fences, stands, lights, dugouts and related appurtenances along with other duties as assigned. During inclement weather, shoveling, snow blowing, and salting during snow events is also a duty of this position.

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent along with 1-2 years of related maintenance experience and the ability to work independently. Skill in the use of hand tools and in the operation of gasoline and electric powered equipment; the ability to diagnose equipment and mechanical malfunctions; and working knowledge of cleaning materials and equipment is preferred.

This position also requires the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to work within time constraints; to follow verbal and written instructions; to maintain composure in emergency situations; and to make accurate arithmetic computations. An Illinois Driver’s License is also required, Non-CDL Class 'C' preferred.

Must have the ability to acquire an Illinois Pesticide Operators license as scheduled.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to frequently walk, perform overhead work, bend stoop, and kneel. The employee must be able to lift, carry up to 50 lbs and push up to 90 pounds. The employee will occasionally drive and use heavy machinery. This position is required to work both inside and outside depending on the assignment. Employees in this position may be exposed to inclement weather, heat, cold, rain, snow, etc.

Hours consist of either of the two (2) schedules below:

Monday, Wednesday 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and Friday 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. OR Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and Friday 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (approximately 20 hours per week).

These are general hours and start and end times and days assigned may fluctuate based on department needs. In addition, you may be required to work beyond closing hours depending on the activity of the day.

We are flexible in scheduling and willing to make slight accommodations to correspond with the needs of the perfect candidate

Pay rates: $9.50 per hour. Interested candidates may complete an online application by visiting our career portal at

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 Village of Orland Park


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


The Pleasant Dale Park District is seeking a candidate for the position of Full-time Maintenance Supervisor. The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the coordination and implementation of all maintenance needs, custodial work, and grounds keeping for the district. This position is an "at will" employee which will require night and weekend hours and typically work more than 40 hours per week.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Candidate must be a minimum of 18 years of age and have 5 years’ experience in building maintenance and trades and 3 years’ experience in supervision of staff. Experience safely operating power tools and various machinery required. The Maintenance Supervisor must be CPR/AED and First Aid Certified or ability to acquire within 3 months of hire. Candidate must also pass a physical examination, drug screening, and criminal background check. A valid state-issued driver's license and safe driving record required. Candidate must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, superiors, contractors, and the public.

Responsibilities: The Maintenance Supervisor will lead the maintenance staff in execution of all duties, including but not limited to: performing manual skilled and semi-skilled labor, routine landscaping, coordination with park district special events, spring and fall equipment and facility start-up and shutdown, snow removal, athletic field preparation, light construction, maintaining splash pad and park lighting, custodial services, preventative maintenance on vehicles and machinery, and building operations, all in various weather conditions. The position also requires administrative duties including departmental payroll, budgeting, and long-range planning.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a current resume and letter of interest to: Matt Russian 7425 S Wolf Road Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Or via email at

Pleasant Dale Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Pleasant Dale Park District


Matt Russian
No Phone Calls Please

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $85,000 - $120,000

To apply please submit a cover letter, resume and on-line application via our website:

Summary: The Geneva Park District is a dynamic and growing park district serving a population of over 32,000 residents. Geneva Park District has been recognized as a 3 time Illinois Distinguished Agency. The park district owns or leases 56 parks covering over 700 acres and maintains over 300 acres of natural areas. The park district also maintains 2 community centers, 2 outdoor aquatic facilities, a miniature golf course, an outdoor water spray ground, an interpretive nature center, a nature playground and a community garden. The park district also maintains over 69 miles of walking and biking trails within its 18 square mile boundary.

This position is expected to strive in a highly collaborative environment and to support and enhance the operations of the parks and planning of the district.

Description: Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Superintendent has the administrative responsibility for the maintenance, repairs and improvement of all grounds, buildings, and facilities of the Park District. The Superintendent of Parks shall administer and coordinate all work activities of the Parks Department. The normal workweek, typically 7am-3:30pm, shall be as designated by the Executive Director as necessary to properly perform the duties of the job. The employee shall be considered to be on duty whenever a need exists for his/her services which may include some evening and weekend hours.

Supervisor: The Superintendent of Parks and Properties reports to the Executive Director.

Qualifications: Graduate from a college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Park and Recreation Administration or Landscape Architecture or other related fields with a minimum of five years practical management experience. The above may be substituted with at least ten years experience within a park system or a related field with full time management experience. Certification by a professional association and record of ongoing participation in continuing education seminars and workshops is desirable. Burn management training must be acquired within 6 months of employment.

Essential Functions:


  1. Supervise the operations of the Parks Department in accordance with the policies established by the Board of Commissioners and the Executive Director.

  2. Supervise all maintenance work and the general clean up of the parks and special facilities; monitor the appearance and condition of parks and properties.

  3. Analyze vehicle operations, equipment operations and manpower efficiency to determine the most effective use of Park District resources.

  4. Implement the District’s maintenance program for all parks and equipment.

  5. Coordinate all general park construction projects with contractors and provide general supervision during construction. Assist the Manager of the Peck Farm Park Interpretive Center with the coordination of Peck Farm Park construction projects.

  6. Maintain records for safety inspections and maintenance to all parks and equipment.

  7. Oversee, coordinate and modify, as needed, the tree donation and dedication programs.

  8. Supervise natural area maintenance and restoration.

  9. Oversee horticulture crews.

  10. Assist with special events.

  11. Hire, train and supervise all staff.


  1. Prepare and administer the annual Parks Department budget.

  2. Review all Parks Department invoices and follow expenditure procedures.


  1. Inform the Executive Director and other staff members of all pertinent matters.

  2. Communicate with other departments to assure maximum utilization of available resources and to insure harmonious working relationships.

  3. Conduct staff meetings with all Parks Department personnel.


  1. Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate all full-time and part-time personnel for the Parks Department, including two park foremen.

  2. Develop and implement a safety training program for all personnel of the Parks Department.

  3. Supervise all full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees of the Parks Department.


  1. Develop and implement a park operation and maintenance plan.

  2. Recommend equipment needs and capital improvements to the Executive Director. Prepare specifications and follows through with the bidding process and construction site inspections.

Special Facilities:

  1. Oversee the start-up and physical operation of the swimming pools, community centers, miniature golf course, gymnasium, ice rinks, spray ground, and lighted athletic courts and fields including facilities at Peck Farm Park.

Safety Program:

  1. Oversee the timely and accurate inspection of all Park District playgrounds. Understand the Park District’s safety procedures and requirements. This includes completion and follow through on all accident reports, emergency safety procedures, reporting of hazardous equipment, facilities or conditions, and the conduct of any employee under their supervision. Report all incidents and potential hazards to the Safety Committee as soon as possible. Plan, direct and supervise prescribed burns throughout the district

Marginal Functions:

  1. Attend Park Board meetings and other meetings when they pertain to the Park District and the duties assigned to this position.

  2. Assist all employees of the Park district as needed.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Ability to operate Park District vehicles. Valid driver’s license.

  2. Handling Park District materials up to 100 pounds. Assistance will be provided when necessary.

Cognitive Considerations:

  1. Resolve differences and problems that arise with patrons and employees.

  2. The Superintendent of Parks and Properties must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.

  3. May be exposed to elements when driving to meetings or when assisting workers with outdoor functions. Some activities are performed indoors; these conditions include lighting and temperature.

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 Geneva Park District


Sheavoun Lambillotte

 Closing Date

March 23, 2018

 Commensurate with Experience

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 Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines and Elk Grove Village, with a total population of 215,000.

We are currently searching for a full-time Horticulturist for our Friendship Park Conservatory. Under the supervision of the Conservatory Manager, The Horticulturist manages the day-to-day operations of the greenhouse and indoor atrium. Duties include horticultural practices that encourage overall plant health, sustainable gardening and integrated pest management practices. Additionally, the Horticulturist will select and order plant material, design and oversee the installation and maintenance of floral displays throughout the Park District, supervise greenhouse employees and volunteers, and create and present classes on horticulture topics.

DUTIES: Develop a maintenance schedule for all annual/perennial plants. Diagnose pest and/or environmental stress symptoms and take preventative/corrective action. Prepare, coordinate and conduct lectures and classes on horticulture related topics. Select and coordinate the District’s plant orders for all seasonal displays. Provide training and oversee staff members and volunteers. Develop work schedules and assist in the evaluation of employees. Research and recommend equipment and supply purchases. Work with the Golf Course Maintenance Department to install and maintain floral displays. Provide input for risk management on safety, security plans, policies and procedures pertaining to greenhouse operations. Supervise the implementation of safety standards. Be proficient in all Park District policies and procedures. Serve as a liaison to horticultural related groups and organizations. Participate special events throughout the Park District.

Perform all other duties as assigned by the Conservatory Department Manager, Director of Recreation, and/or Executive Director. However, in an emergency, perform all duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 21 years of age. A minimum of an Associate Degree in Horticulture or three years field experience with proficiency in plant identification, pests and their controls. Must be able to communicate effectively with others to allow for the coordination of work, safety and in emergency situations if needed. Must possess or attain a valid Illinois Pesticide Applicators license within 60 days. Must possess a basic knowledge in the use of hand and power tools and other frequently used equipment. Must have ability to operate trucks and tractors. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must be able to work without supervision. Strong oral and written communication skills.

Physical Job Qualifications: 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.

Due to the needs of the Park District, evening and weekend hours may be required. Your work schedule may vary and your 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.

The pay for the full-time, non-exempt, Horticulturist position is commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive benefits packing including medical, dental, life insurance, disability, VSP vision plan, park district facility usage and discounts, 457 plan, IMRF benefits, and paid time off.

Interested candidates should apply online:

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 Mt. Prospect Park District


Mary Kiaupa

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled