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The City of Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Department seeks a full-time Facilities Technician with Parks and Recreation maintenance background. This position is responsible for the maintenance and repairs of the Palos Heights Recreation Center, Palos Community Pool, and City of Palos Heights outdoor parks and playgrounds.

Essential Job Functions: The following duties are normal for this position. These are not constructed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

•Perform general cleaning and basic maintenance functions in an around park facilities; pick up and empty trash, cleaning restrooms, power washing, and repairs to park equipment. •Arrange rooms as directed in preparation for programs, meetings or other events. •Setting-up tables and chairs which includes regularly lifting tables unassisted, which weigh over 20lb. •Monitor and request work orders. •Remove snow on walkways in front of building entrances. •Perform general maintenance tasks necessary to keep machinery, equipment, vehicles and tools in operable condition. •Utilize precautionary safety equipment; monitor playgrounds, recreation facilities, equipment and work environment to ensure safety of employees and visitors; report safety issues and faulty equipment to supervisor. •Provide general support for special events. •Implement preventative maintenance procedures; coordinate maintenance activities. •Coordinate daily work activities; work assignments; troubleshoot problem situations. •Perform various manual work tasks associated with the repair and maintenance of playgrounds, recreation facilities and equipment, such as; carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, and HVAC. •Monitor inventory of equipment and supplies in assigned area; initiate request for new or replacement materials; research equipment for potential purchase. •Knows and assists in the enforcement pf Parks and Recreation Department rules and regulations with program participants and facility users. •Responds to complaints and questions related to maintenance operations.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

•Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. •Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor, coworkers and members of the public. •Knowledge of cleaning and routine maintenance procedures, equipment and supplies. •Ability to utilize various equipment and tools associated with cleaning and maintenance operations, which may include a utility truck, vacuum cleaner, mop, broom, ladder(s), scaffolding, shovel, snow blower and hand tools. •Ability to exert heavy, physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and carrying ladders unassisted and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials 20-50 pounds, and as much as 75-100 on occasion. •Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollens, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, traffic hazards, toxic agents, disease or pathogenic substances. •Proficient in use of appropriate safety equipment in the performance of job functions.

Qualification Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

•High school diploma or GED preferred •Minimum of two (2) years related experience involving maintenance and/or facility work. •Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position. •Driving is an essential function of this position and individual must possess and maintain a valid Illinois Driver’s license and be insurable. •Must pass pre-employment physical and drug screen. •American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Certification or acquire within 3 months of employment. •CPO/CPSI/Certified Pesticide Applicator preferred and maybe required within 1 year of employment

The City of Palos Heights offers excellent benefit package including: Retirement plan/paid days off (vacation, sick, holiday), medical, dental and life insurance, and Recreation discounts. Please send resume and cover letter to Joe Smith, Facility Manager.

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 City of Palos Heights Parks & Recreation


Joe Smith

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $60,000 - $75,000


The Arlington Heights Park District is seeking a full-time Training and Safety Supervisor to coordinate and implement training and safety programs in the District as well as support the operations and functions of the Human Resources office. Located in the third largest suburb in Cook County, IL, the Arlington Heights Park District serves a diverse population of over 78,000 residents by offering more than 3,200 programs annually at its 58 facilities and parks. Our talented team consists of 103 full-time and 60 year-round part-time employees, and seasonally we grow to over 1,100 seasonal employees.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES • Conducts training needs analysis of all jobs to support the Park District training program • Arranges and coordinates the initial orientation period for new full-time staff • Identifies resources to assist the development and execution of the Park District training program • Conducts evaluations of the training to ensure standards and expected outcomes are met • Conducts district-wide orientation and trainings, as needed • Develops, implements and evaluates full-time, part-time and seasonal training with supervisory staff. • Develops in house training materials and handouts, as needed • Assists in the development and conducts training sessions for staff to ensure personnel-related laws and regulations and District procedures are followed • Assists in the development and presents training programs on human resources and benefit topics • Serves as the back-up for Supt of HR in his absence • Oversees new hire training on HR software including job application, time and attendance, employee evaluation, payroll and benefits enrollment. • Develops all forms and procedures appropriate to the training and safety needs of the Park District • Maintains all training and certification records • Develops, maintains, updates and presents the Park District Orientation Program to new staff • Coordinates the Park District Risk Management Agency’s (PDRMA) annual field evaluations and audits • Serves as a resource for Park District staff on training, safety and risk management questions and issues • Plans, schedules, and notifies staff of mandatory training programs (i.e. DDC, Right-to-Know) • Maintains District Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) in working condition with required supplies • Prepares annual budget projections and monitors revenue and expenses for applicable areas of responsibility • Collaborates closely with the superintendent of human resources of HR projects and educational/training programs • Establishes good working relationships with patrons, the community and the general public • Prepares and/or directs the preparation of board summaries, monthly reports, and periodic and special reports • Assists in the development and implementation of the department’s Comprehensive Plan • Safety Committee • Inspection forms, Waivers, Releases and other required documents handled in compliance with the Illinois Records Retention Act • Handles all liability responsibilities of the District including processing of Incident/Accident forms, Property Loss Reports, Vehicle Accident Reports and Worker’s Compensation claims. • Works with PDRMA staff on all litigation issues and represents the District in court for all local court cases. • Maintains all records of District claims and provides the information and documentation necessary for audit purposes • Maintains a file of employees eligible for mileage reimbursement and makes this information available to A/P as it is updated • Assists the Superintendent of Human Resources in performing essential job duties of that position • Maintains required departmental records • Attends work 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 • Additional functions as assigned which may be considered essential

SECONDARY JOB DUTIES • Performs a variety of human resources functions in the absence of the superintendent of human resources • Assists in developing guidelines for the development of procedural manuals for all activities • Maintains an accurate inventory of training materials • Advises employees on the availability and cost effectiveness of outside training programs based on research and cost analysis comparisons • Assists supervisory staff in developing presentation and instructional skills • Works with the Parks and Planning Department to ensure that training is conducted that keeps the Park District in compliance with all federal and state health/safety guidelines • Reviews and updates the Safety Manual on an bi-annual basis • Prepares purchase orders to be approved by the Director of Finance and Personnel • Acts as a liaison with community groups and makes presentations as requested • Attends meetings and participates in IPRA, IAPD and local community agencies, associations and organizations • Attends professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility and for continuing education

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE • Strong knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of adult education and training and instructional design techniques • Good knowledge of DOL and OSHA regulations • Good knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of park and recreation administration • Good knowledge of the principles of financial management • Strong knowledge of pertinent safety precautions and risk management procedures

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES • Ability to develop, plan and coordinate a diverse selection of staff development and training programs and to conduct training needs assessments and training evaluations • Ability to present trainings to diverse employee groups • Capacity to determine requirements and present solutions for a variety of safety related regulatory issues from local, state and federal agencies • Ability to cooperate with and interpret Park District philosophies in relation to governmental, public and private groups and agencies and to the general public • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other supervisors and subordinate employees • Ability to work harmoniously with fellow employees, patrons, community groups and other units of local government. • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction of the Superintendent of Human Resources • Capacity to utilize effective time management skills and be able to work under the stress of multiple deadlines, requests from other departments and interruptions with accuracy • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with both internal and external customers • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow staff and the public both orally and in writing • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve goals with minimal supervision or direction • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations • Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing and to read and understand materials printed in English • Capacity to utilize computer skills, including demonstrated proficiencies in word processing and basic spreadsheet and database applications • Capacity to proactively troubleshoot, problem solve and make sound judgments with respect to confidentiality • Ability to pass the Park District’s Defensive Driving training, in order to drive to various Park District locations

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING • BA/BS in Human Resource Management, Adult Education, Training and Organizational Development, Safety/Risk Management or closely related field from an accredited college or university • Minimum of two to three years of demonstrated success as an adult educator, trainer or safety/risk manager
• Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training • Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License • CPR, AED and First Aid Certification within six month of employment; Instructor level preferred

HOURS • Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week, a combination of daytime, evening and weekend hours required on a weekly basis, with work hours designated by the Director of Finance and Personnel • Employee shall be on call as required • Employee is expected to be on duty whenever the need exists

HIRING RANGE: $60,000 to $75,000

TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should submit their resume, a cover letter, and three professional references by Friday, May 25, 2018 to Patricia D. Klawitter, Superintendent of Human Resources, Arlington Heights Park District, 410 N. Arlington Heights Road. Arlington Heights, IL 60004.

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 Arlington Heights Park District


Patricia Klawitter

 Closing Date

May 25, 2018

 $30,552.00 - $37,500.00

Job Title: Building Manager Starting Salary Range: $30,552-$37,500 plus benefits Full time, non-exempt position. Resumes accepted until job is filled Send Resume to:

Description: The Building Manager is a full time, non-exempt position which reports directly to the Assistant General Manager. Customer service is a must as you will be the main liaison between the building and our patrons. This position is responsible for monitoring all daily duties of pt building staff. Creating daily task list for all pt staff scheduled for those days, making sure directions are clear, and if necessary, show them how you want it done. Will be directly responsible for the custodial aspects of the building. This includes creating a daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning schedule. This is an at-will position.

Position Hours: 40 hours per week, majority of shifts will be nights and weekends.

Qualifications: Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in recreation or a related field. Experience and understanding of park and recreation administration, supervision, personnel procedures, and safety procedures is required. This position requires strong people and customer service skills, the ability to communicate effectively with other staff and public, including written, verbal, and telephone communication skills. The individual should be very organized, have the ability to plan, implement, supervise and lead staff. This position is expected to maintain First Aid/CPR/AED certification. Strong computer skills are also needed.

Duties: This position will oversee the day to day management of the building staff and building operations. This position will be required to work up to 5 building shifts per week, majority of shifts will be nights and weekends.

Address: 451 Plainfield Rd City, State, Zip: Darien, IL 60561 Contact: Jordan Rossi Phone: 630.789.2011 Email:

If interested, please submit cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references along with Darien Park District job application. Full job description is available by contacting Jordan Rossi.

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 Darien Park District


Jordan Rossi

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $41,600+ DOQ

Location: Blackberry Farm 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora IL 60506 Website: Salary: $41,600+ DOQ

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration, Tourism, Event Management or related field with two to three years related experience and/or training; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in sales or special event programming preferred. Experience and understanding of park and recreation administration, supervision, personnel procedures, safety and program planning is required. Enthusiastic, friendly and prior customer service experience preferred. Excellent customer service skills with strong communication skills in both verbal and written format. Proficient in MS Office, especially Word, Excel and Outlook with the ability to learn additional software programs. Familiarity with RecTrac program a plus. Previous supervisory experience preferred. Must be well organized, have attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. Effective at building community relationships a plus. Must have a valid IL driver’s license and provide own transportation.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Facility Manager, the Rental & Events Supervisor is responsible for developing and implementing non-historical programs, birthday parties, and special events and coordinates the scheduling and promotion of all facility rentals and group admissions. This position oversees the planning, budgeting, organizing, publicizing, staffing, scheduling and safety of all assigned areas to meet the needs of our customers and the community. The Rental & Events Supervisor will also be responsible for developing a business plan, sales goals and promotion for the wedding venue at Blackberry Farm. This role oversees the planning, hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of the front desk operations, including the IMRF Guest Service Representative and all assigned rental and programming staff. This individual is responsible for providing financial reports and evaluation/analysis as related to programs, research regarding potential programs and any correspondence needed. Other duties include but are not limited to: updating brochure, public relations including news releases, program management, purchasing, class instruction, staff training, and other duties as assigned. This is an at-will position.

The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of more than 236,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s highest honor as a National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management. Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 168 parks and 48 miles of interconnected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Sharing the shores of the Fox River, our communities are united by the District’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible.
The Fox Valley Park District … Where Fun Begins!

To apply please complete an online employment application on our website, and submit cover letter with resume to:

Contact: Diana Erickson, Senior Director of Finance and Administration Phone: (630) 897-0516 Contact E-mail: Address: 101 West Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 Fax: (630) 897-6896

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 Fox Valley Park District


Diana Erickson

 Closing Date

May 17, 2018

 $10 - $14/hour (DOQ)

JOB SUMMARY: Supports facility operations through recruiting, recordkeeping and coordination of volunteers. Works to find appropriate and meaningful volunteer opportunities that benefit both Wagner Farm and the volunteer.

JOB DUTIES TO INCLUDE: Recruits volunteers for programs, horticulture, animal care, restoration, special events and other areas of operation as requested by staff. Recruits volunteers and supports special volunteer projects such as the Wagner Teamster program, etc. Develops and coordinates projects for local businesses, schools, community service groups, churches, scout troops, and business organizations as requested. Develops and conducts new volunteer orientation, interpretive material and general training. Leads and participates with volunteers in the work they are performing. Schedules volunteers and assigns tasks for regular farm work and events. Assists in matching volunteers with appropriate areas of interest. Assists in designing promotional pieces on volunteer opportunities. Assists in the development and implementation of volunteer recognition and professional development programs. Develops and initiates regular communication with volunteers, both individuals and groups through email, social media and other means.

QUALIFICATIONS - The best applicants will have: High school diploma or equivalent required. College degree strongly preferred. Prior experience coordinating a volunteer labor force desirable. Experience working at a non-profit or community based organization preferred. Licenses: Valid IL Driver’s License required with the ability to qualify to drive Glenview Park District vehicles. Ability to perform medium duty work.

This is a year-round position working a varied part-time schedule. Schedule will include week days, evenings, and weekends as required. Number of hours / week will vary based on season and business need. Pay $10-$14/hour (dependent on qualifications).

BENEFITS WE OFFER: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO Prescription Coverage Life Insurance Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) Opportunity to Earn Paid Time Off Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefit

APPLY ONLINE Visit us at – click on “Jobs” at the top of the page.

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 Glenview Park District


Todd Price

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled