The Berwyn Park District Early Childhood program is the first exposure to park district programming and educational experiences for many families within the City of Berwyn. The positive focus and administration of the programming and classes focus on the concept of “learning through play”. The district takes great pride in the cooperative efforts with School District 100 and accolades from parents in relation to pre-kindergarten screening scores and educational knowledge of children completing the early childhood program as they enter District 100 Kindergarten. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is responsible for performing the essential functions as outlined in this analysis.
The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is an hourly full-time position. Nights, weekends and holidays are required with this position as scheduled. Proficiency in both English and Spanish is desirable.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Education or Early Childhood Education, or a bachelor’s degree in recreation management, and at least 5 years experience in a field related to education or recreation is required. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager should possess good supervisory, composition and oral communication skills, as well as possess competency in the use of computer systems as they pertain to the Early Childhood department.
The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be familiar with all licensing regulations as set by the Department of Children and Family Services, as these are our best practice guidelines. Must be familiar with children’s physical, emotional, and developmental patterns. Must be knowledgeable in the areas of curriculum planning, in-service staff training, program goal setting, and evaluating the progress of individual children. Must possess the ability to implement and operate a recreation program consistent with the needs of the residents of the District within the financial resources and physical plant available.
The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must pass a criminal background check, drug test, and physical exam, all of which are paid for by the Berwyn Park District, and also possess a valid Illinois class “D” driver’s license and maintain an adequate driving record.
The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is not required to reside in Berwyn. However, given the nature of the duties and responsibilities of this position, he/she is required to live within a 45 minute response time to Park District facilities (i.e. be able to be physically present at the facilities within 45 minutes of receiving a telephone call requesting or necessitating such presence) and he/she must be reasonably accessible in person or by phone or other electronic communications device at all times except during periods of excused absence.
Immediate Supervisor: The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation.
Environmental Considerations: 1. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is exposed to outside weather conditions up to 20% of the time, including extreme heat and cold, snow, rain, ice, day and night conditions, and high levels of pollen. He/she is exposed to varying levels of humidity, temperature, and light when working indoors.
Cognitive Considerations: 1. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to give assignments to ensure safe follow through and completion. 2. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must use safety awareness and judgement. 3. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to read, write, and prepare specifications and instructions.
Starting Salary Range: $17.00 - $19.00 per hour plus benefits.
Contact: Mike Gianatasio, Superintendent of Recreation - email@example.com
FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER MANAGER Classification: Full-time-exempt; Department: Recreation
SUMMARY: The Family Aquatic Center Manager is responsible for managing the operations of the Family Aquatic Center, Splash Island, and the Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Center pool (aquatic facilities). This position directly manages the Aquatic Supervisor, Assistant Pool Managers, swim team staff, and lifeguards.
SUPERVISORY: The Family Aquatic Center Manager directly reports to the Deputy Director. The Aquatic Supervisor, Assistant Pool Managers, swim team staff, and lifeguards directly report to the Family Aquatic Center Manager.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Prepare board reports, administration reports and supporting documentation for board and/or committee meetings. • Prepare and monitor monthly financial reports for all aquatic facilities. • Prepare payroll for up to 120 staff directly reporting to this position. Oversee payroll for all aquatic facilities. • Discipline and prepare performance appraisals for up to 120 staff reporting to this position. • Prepare annual budget with direction from the Deputy Director. • Recruit and select the employment of Park District personnel. • Directly supervise the Aquatic Supervisor, Assistant Pool Managers, swim team staff, and lifeguards. • Work with the Aquatic Supervisor to develop and manage schedules of Assistant Pool Managers, swim team staff and lifeguards. • Directly manage weekly in-service lifeguard training programs. • Manage the ordering and inventory of all pool supplies. Work with vendors to ensure cost savings and qualities of products are maximized. • Coordinate StarGuard audit and Lifeguard training. • Oversee all aquatics programs, swim lessons, and swim team program. • Program and administer aquatic special events. • Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communications. • Work with the Marketing & Promotions Manager to effectively market the Family Aquatic Center. • Develop and submit seasonal brochure copy to the Marketing & Promotions Manager. • Work with IT Manager to update and maintain the Park District web page. • Manage all aquatic facilities’ maintenance contracts. Meet with contractors regularly to ensure the quality and quantity of work is being performed per the contractual agreement. • Prepare all documentation for contracts that are up for renewal and forward to the Deputy Director, Building Engineer, as well as the Park District’s legal counsel for approval/signature. • Inspect aquatic facilities. Document any necessary facility, equipment and custodial repairs. Follow up in correcting any problems. • Maintain the physical condition of all aquatic facilities at a high degree of quality with attention to detail. • Operate all aquatic facilities in accordance with the State of Illinois and DuPage County Health Department Pool/Spa Codes. Administer and document pool water tests in accordance with applicable codes and adjust pool equipment as needed to maintain correct water balance. • Work with the Family Recreation Center (FRC) Manager for the ordering of custodial supplies. • Serve as a representative on the District’s Safety Committee. • Support a quality loss control/safety program for the Park District. Ensure necessary safety training is completed for staff, especially for high-risk tasks (i.e., confined space entry, lockout/tagout, chemical handling). • Perform the job in a safe manner and in compliance with the District policies, procedures, work and safety rules and the employee handbook. • Participate in Park District special events as assigned. • Perform any duties as assigned by the Deputy Director or Executive Director. • Communicate with the Deputy Director regularly on Park District matters.
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Attend Park District meetings as necessary. • Conduct regular staff meetings. • Represent the Park District in various public forums. • Assist the Recreation Department with special event programs. • Perform lifeguard duties when necessary. • Attend conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility. • Perform other duties as assigned
PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with department heads, supervisors and other staff members. • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations. • Ability to work in a team atmosphere. • Ability to utilize computer skills, including proficiencies in word processing and basic spreadsheet applications. • Ability to work effectively in a climate of political assertiveness and interaction, requiring timely administrative responsiveness and flexibility. • Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. • Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations. • Must be able to function under stressful situations, especially when first aid or CPR is required.
• General work area is indoors, in a smoke-free environment, with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting.
• Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting.
• Drives motorized vehicle to travel to different locations.
• Perform physical work necessary for pool equipment operations or back flow procedures.
• Perform lifting tasks up to 25 pounds.
HOURS: The Family Aquatic Center Manager is a full-time position working a minimum of 40 hours per week, including a half hour unpaid lunch daily. Scheduled hours vary and are determined based on programs and facility needs. This position may require night and weekend work, and the work hours will need to be adjusted accordingly. The Family Aquatic Center Manager is on call 24 hours a day for emergencies at the Aquatic Center.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: • Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or related field is required. • A minimum of 4 years experience in aquatic facility management is required, with preference given to those individuals with Parks and Recreation background. • Basic knowledge of computers is required. • A valid Illinois State Driver's License is required. • Water Safety Instructor Certification preferred. • The following certifications are required: Lifeguard Instructor Certification Certified Pool Operator or Aquatic Facility Operator Certification Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP), or must obtain within one year
BENEFITS: In addition to the salary, the Oak Brook Park District offers a comprehensive benefit package including participation in the employer sponsored health and life insurance plans; paid holidays, vacation and sick days; professional development reimbursement; membership in professional organizations including NRPA, IAPD, and IPRA; membership in the District’s fitness, aquatic and tennis centers; recreational program discounts; non-elective participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF); and elective participation in a 457 retirement fund.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS POSTION: Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to the attention of Dave Thommes, Deputy Director. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Dave Thommes, Deputy Director, Oak Brook Park District, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523. No phone calls please.
Contact Name: John Keenan
Contact Email: JKeenan@fspd.org
Contact Phone: 815-469-3524
Closing Date: $38,000 - $45,000 depending upon qualifications plus excellent benefits package.
The Athletic Supervisor needs to be motivated, organized, and have excellent communication skills.
The Athletic Supervisor is responsible for F.A.N. (Frankfort Square Activities at North) – a $110 million dollar high school fitness facility exclusively available to district residents. Residents have access to fitness equipment, weight room, indoor track, and badminton, basketball, pickleball, and volleyball courts in the field house. The Athletic Supervisor coordinates all of the fitness classes and is responsible for the scheduling of club/private team usage inside and outside the facility.
Square Links Golf Course, a USGA 2018 Member Club, is a ten hole executive golf course. The Athletic Supervisor will oversee the daily operations as well as leagues, lessons, special events, and programming at the golf course.
Finally, the Athletic Supervisor is responsible for the creation, organization, supervision, and evaluation of adult and youth athletic programs, leagues and tournaments, scheduling of district-wide facilities and athletic fields.
Once again, excellent communication and organizational skills are critical to this position as well as the ability to plan, implement, and supervise and lead programs, events, and staff. The Athletic Supervisor’s schedule is flexible, including evening and weekend hours, as required by programming, to produce excellent results.
• Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in park and recreation administration or related field.
• A minimum of two years of responsible supervisory experience in a recreation setting.
• Valid State of Illinois driver’s license.
• Upon employment, ability to complete CPR/AED/First Aid instructor training.
• Knowledge of relevant software applications.
Please email a cover letter, resume, and references to:
John Keenan, Superintendent of Recreation
Frankfort Square Park District
7540 W. Braemar Lane
Frankfort, Illinois 60423
Job Description: Parks Operations- Seasonal Department: Parks & Planning Accountable to: Assistant Director of Parks & Planning Position Summary: Responsible for performing a variety of daily, seasonal and/or routine grounds and facility maintenance functions Supervisor Relationships: Reports to the Director of Parks and Planning and Assistant Director of Parks and Planning and may supervise seasonal staff as directed Essential Job Duties (depending on assignment) • Performs all required tasks to maintain Park District grounds and horticulture projects by following written or verbal instructions. • Performs all required tasks to prepare and maintain ball diamonds and athletic fields • Assists in installing, inspecting, maintaining and repairing playgrounds and playground equipment • Assists with application of pesticides to Park District grounds and/or horticultural areas, as needed • Operates Park District maintenance vehicles and equipment • Operates hand tools and landscaping equipment and uses other tools in performing landscaping, field preparation and construction job tasks • Performs all tasks to maintain Park District facilities and buildings • Polices grounds, performs grounds set ups, and cleans and removes refuse from grounds, sites and buildings • Plows, shovels, snow blows, brooms and salts to remove ice and snow • Loads, unloads and delivers equipment and supplies, as needed • Constructs and maintains outdoor hockey and ice rinks • Submits a daily log of completed work • Attends meetings on a regular basis • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook • Maintains a clean and organized work environment • Performs all other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge • Good knowledge of or the ability to learn parks, grounds and facility maintenance and associated tasks • Good knowledge and skills or the ability to learn the use and maintenance of hand tools and ground equipment, including but not limited to riding and hand mowers, weed whips, chippers, chain saws • Good knowledge of or the ability to learn the hazard and safety of the work performed • Understanding of or the ability to learn appropriate chemical disposal Required Skills • Ability to safely operate a variety of maintenance equipment and machinery • Ability to clean, calibrate, make adjustments and perform routine maintenance on equipment • Ability to interpret blueprints, sketches and drawings • Ability to follow Park District safety rules and guidelines • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships • Capacity to utilize effective time management skills to complete assigned tasks • Ability to follow through on projects from beginning to end without immediate supervision • Capacity to lead crews, solve problems and make project-related decisions • Ability to follow direction and communicate in English both verbally and in writing and to read and understand materials printed • Capacity to perform basic mathematical computations including measuring, calculating and estimating • Ability to successfully complete the Park District’s Defensive Driving training, in order to drive to various locations Hours of Work and Compensation: The work week is divided in four different shifts: (employee preferences will be accommodated, when possible) Tuesday through Saturday from 7am-3:30pm Sunday through Thursday from 7am-3:30pm Tuesday through Saturday from 11am-7:30pm Sunday through Thursday from 11am-7:30pm
Compensation begins at $9.50 per hour.
Qualifications and Requirements • Must be 18 years of age or older • High school graduate or G.E.D. • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training • Valid Illinois Driver’s License • CPR and First Aid Certification preferred Hours of Work • 40 hours a week, with hours designated by the Director of Parks and Planning • Overtime and night, weekend and holiday work hours, as required • Nights or modified shifts are required, as needed
Physical and Environmental Requirements
• Heavy work, lifting up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 20 pounds constantly
• General outdoors work area, with frequent exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions while performing job duties
• Exposure to chemicals such as fertilizers, pesticides, cleaning solutions, petroleum products, etc.
• Exposure to mud, dirt, dust and decaying organic material
• Protective clothing and equipment in required as it pertains to the particular duty
o Ear plugs or ear covers
o Safety goggles, glasses or face shield
o Steel-toed boots, Chain saw chaps, latex gloves
o Protective gloves, rubber boots, hard hat o Painting and spraying respirator o Back brace, knee pads, and protective suit
Bloomingdale Park District Parks and Facility Maintenance I Job Description
Department: Parks and Planning Accountable to: Director of Parks and Planning Position Summary: Parks maintenance positions at the Bloomingdale Park District demand efficient, courteous, and safe performance of the duties assigned to each specific position as well as general responsibilities related to maintaining safe, clean, and attractive parks and facilities. All Parks Department employees are expected to exercise sound judgment and decision making in the best interest of the Park District and its patrons. Parks Department employees are responsible for the appearance of all Park District facilities.
FUNCTION: The Parks and Facility Maintenance I staff member is responsible for maintaining, repairing and improving the parks and facilities of the Bloomingdale Park District. Each Bloomingdale Parks Department employee is expected to arrive at work punctually and prepared with a plan for the coming day’s activities. Performance will be evaluated on demonstrated skills, the efficiency and effectiveness in which work is completed, and the employee’s ability to manage their time in a manner that maximizes productivity and controls labor and material costs to the organization.
QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate or equivalent. Three years of public grounds and/or facility maintenance preferred. Must have and maintain valid Illinois Drivers License. Must be capable of acquiring and maintaining current CPR certification. Must be capable of acquiring and maintaining Illinois Pesticide License.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Perform the job in compliance with District policies, procedures, work rules and employee manuals. • Perform the job in compliance with District Safety Policies and Procedures • Adhere to and actively enforce safety procedures of the District and its overall risk management program. • Demonstrate and support the Park District’s mission statement, vision, and core values. • Ability to inspect, identify, and perform repair needs on all park district assets. • Perform tasks involving the use of acquired skills in carpentry, plumbing, electrical and general maintenance. • Must be able to safely perform duties in the presence of the general population and or park patrons in public areas. • Capacity to utilize effective time management skills and be able to work under the stress of multiple deadlines, requests from others, interruptions, and work with accuracy and efficiency. • Exercise considerable independence in performing duties. • Ability to operate all District vehicles and equipment. • Perform general building maintenance including mechanical, plumbing, and carpentry. • Maintain Park District turf areas including mowing, trimming, seeding and fertilizing. • Perform landscape maintenance to include watering, mulching, weeding, planting of flowers, and trimming of trees & shrubs. • Maintain and groom athletic fields including aerating, rolling, and striping. • Assist in maintenance of playground equipment to include safety inspections and repairs. • Removing all refuse and trash from parks and playgrounds. • Training in CPR/AED/First aid is required • Must be flexible with schedule changes extra hours, and emergency calls. • Assist in training of employees on all District vehicles and equipment. • Perform other duties and functions as directed.
• Promote park district facilities and programs and maintain a positive public appearance. • Attend conferences, seminars, workshops, webinars as they pertain to the position. • Work in a cooperative effort or assisting manner toward continually improving park district facilities and programs. • Maintain the facilities in a clean and safe environment for patrons and employees. • Assist with horticultural tasks. • Assist with construction and maintenance of park and playground equipment. • Assist with repair of buildings, roof, doors, windows, and electrical or plumbing. • Remove snow and ice from and salt/ice melt walks, drives and paths. • Create and maintain outdoor ice surfaces for skating. • Complete Accident/Incident Reports when necessary. • Provide courteous customer service to patrons. • Capacity to maintain positive and effective working relationship with supervisors and colleagues. • Ability to work harmoniously with fellow employees, patrons, community groups, and other units of local government. • Ability to communicate effectively within various settings, from one-on-one to small group configurations. • Capacity to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations.
HOURS OF WORK AND COMPENSATION:
This position requires non-traditional work-week schedules, dependent on seasonal maintenance needs of the Bloomingdale Park District. Pay ranges from $14.13 – 21.20 per hour depending on qualifications, plus Bloomingdale Park District benefit package.
• May experience added stress and pressure in situations of an emergency or during busy times with multiple functions being required at one time
• Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time, prioritize and complete them in a timely fashion.
• Ability to think independently and determine what tasks must be completed.
PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: • Heavy work, lifting up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 20 pounds constantly • General work areas outdoors with frequent exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions, mud, dirt, dust various living and decaying organic materials. • General work areas indoors with frequent exposure to dirt, dust, fumes, exposure to chemicals such as chlorine, acids, pesticides, fertilizers, cleaning solutions, petroleum products, etc. • Personal protective equipment and clothing is required as it pertains to the particular duty including but not limited to: Ear plugs or ear covers Safety goggles, glasses or face shield Protective footwear, chain saw chaps, latex gloves Painting and spraying respirator Knee pads, and protective suit Harness and fall protection and or confined space equipment
• Work area is both indoors and outdoors. Indoors and vehicles are smoke-free environments. Outdoors at all park district locations approximately 90% of the time.
• Frequent exposure to nature and potentially extreme weather conditions.
• Exposure to various chemicals with appropriate PPE personal protective equipment (i.e., fertilizers, weed killers, pool chemicals, cleaning agents, and oil fuels). • Exposure to noise distractions from employees, patrons or equipment operation • Protective clothing and equipment is required as it pertains to a particular job duty and may include earplugs, or ear covers, helmets, respirators, safety goggles/glasses, chaps, leather type work boots, protective gloves, and disposable overalls • Workers are allowed and encouraged to use mechanical or manual assists for lifting above 50 pounds as a guideline. Working in teams also provides assistance with heavier activities
Character Strength Completes work according to priorities without procrastination over undesirable tasks. Demonstrates personal integrity in all interactions. Maintains confidences.
Composure Controls temper, effectively manages stress so that it does not interfere with work performance.
Emotional Maturity Willingly accepts a variety of assignments and/or schedules. Demonstrates tolerance and patience in dealing with others. Responds positively to requests.
Interpersonal Skills Demonstrates skills in developing relationships with others to facilitate the completion of the work.
Memory Recall Recalls details of procedures and training and consistently follows established methods in task completion.
Mental Alertness Demonstrates ability to increase level of problem solving, building on past experiences.
Motivation Sets personal goals to challenge own development.
Realistic Takes on an appropriate share of the work without being taken advantage of. Strives to improve personal performance.
Scanning Accuracy Identifies patterns and trends affecting the work. Produces accurate work. Demonstrates ability to closely follow procedures.
Sensitivity Shows concern for the ideas and feelings of others and how it impacts getting the job done.
Success Orientation Sets personal standards for quality, quantity, and timeliness of work to challenge self to greater levels of performance. Improves the way the job is done.
Teamwork Makes contributions towards team success. Keeps commitments to aid in team accomplishments.
Technical Skill Applies education, training, and experience toward mastery of job requirements.
Verbal Ability Communicates technical information to non-technical audiences clearly and concisely.
Work Habits Organizes work to ensure completion of assigned tasks; maintains order and safety. Adapts priorities to respond to changing circumstances.
Work Terms Demonstrates a knowledge of business vocabulary necessary to relate to business operations.