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 $16.00 – $20.00

Temporary Position: February – August 2018 Hourly Rate: $16.00 – $20.00 Location: Various Forest Preserves Application Deadline: Open Until Filled


Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a summer program designed to employ high school youth in natural resources, construction, and park maintenance related projects. The Program Manager is responsible for pre-season organization of the summer program and the management of the daily operation of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). Hours will vary during the pre-season, beginning in February of each year, but will work 40 hours a week from May – August.


Supervises Assistant YCC Manager and Crew Leaders engaged in conservation/development projects. Works closely with supervisory staff to complete program development, training and project management. Maintains a safe work environment through hazard recognition and implementation of safety guidelines. Completes reports and paperwork as necessary. Establishes good public relations and working relations with outside sources of possible funding for YCC. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel 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.


College level course work in Parks and Recreation, Environmental Education or related field. Two years of experience in supervision of youth. Working knowledge of environmental education, conservation, construction, and grounds maintenance fields. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various individuals within the County government structure and media community. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Must possess valid motor vehicle driver's license.


Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at Applications are accepted only for posted positions.


As principal guardian of Lake County’s open space and natural areas since 1958, we manage more than 30,800 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 205 miles of trail for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, ponds and lakes for fishing, public golf courses, historical and cultural venues, public access to the Fox River and Lake Michigan and award-winning nature and history education programs and events

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 Lake County Forest Preserves


 Closing Date

May 18, 2018

 $15.50 - $17.00/Hour

Primary Duties • Horticulture a. Landscape- Installation and maintenance of trees, shrubs, & landscape beds. Apply fertilizers & herbicides as required b. Native Areas- maintenance of prairies, woodlands, wetlands, & trails c. Ponds- maintain shorelines and aquatic vegetation d. Irrigation- maintenance & repair of irrigation systems e. Tree work- installation, removal, & pruning as required • Grounds a. Asphalt work- maintain all Park District parking lots/drives including, asphalt repairs, car stops, litter, and sweeping b. Signage- install and maintain Park District signage c. Fencing- install and maintain Park District fencing d. Drainage- installation and maintenance of above and below ground drainage e. Snow Removal- remove snow from parking lots, sidewalks, and pathways throughout the Park District as required • General a. Ability to operate tractors, skid loaders, trucks, mowers, and various hand tools including chainsaws. Be responsible for proper adjustments of equipment to accomplish tasks as required. b. Mowing and trimming using tractors, hand mowers, and trimmers c. Assists with special event set-up, operation, and clean-up as required d. Light construction - carpentry, concrete, and plumbing e. Removal of garbage and litter from park areas

Qualifications • High school graduate or equivalent.
• Must be at least 18 years old.
• Must have minimum two years’ experience in park maintenance or related field.
• Must be able obtain an Illinois Pesticide Operator’s License, and be able to have flexible hours during prime seasons.
• Knowledge of native plant material and native area maintenance preferred.
• Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be able to provide own transportation.

For complete posting and to apply visit under the Employment tab.

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 Bartlett Park District


Judy Artos

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $20-25 per hour DOQ

The Wilmette Park District is looking for a Head Sailing Supervisor at the Sailing Beach in Gillson Park. This is a Seasonal position from May 1 – October 25, 2018 with a minimum of 36 hours per week. The ideal applicant would be a proficient sailor, swimmer and power boat operator with supervisory or management experience.

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 Wilmette Park District


Holly Specht

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Responsible for development, supervision of all senior programs; special events for the residents of Foss Park District.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises volunteer Senior Citizens and other volunteers for senior programs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Plans and implements comprehensive programs and trips for the older adult population programs consistent with goals and objectives of Foss Park District. Keeps alert to current trends with geriatric field and keeps alert to needs and desires of program participants.

  1. Conducts meetings, special event, oversees elections and obeys by laws.

  2. Prepares P.O. and check request in accordance with established accounting procedures.

  3. Maintain a system of records and reports and submits all necessary reports on a time basis.

  4. Abides by and follows all policies and procedures of Foss Park District.

  5. Assist in proper inventory of all supplies and materials and assists in risk management.

  6. Responsible for promotion and publicity of Senior Programs. Submits copy for Park District brochures. Strives to create community awareness of the recreational needs of seniors.

  7. Establishes and nurtures a positive public image. Attends regularly community meetings that have importance to the effective functioning of assigned program area.

  8. Works cooperatively with recreation staff and other departments to schedule facilities to avoid conflicts in program implementation and vehicle usages.

  9. Attends scheduled staff meetings, training, workshops as assigned.

  10. Complete forty hours of job related training yearly.

  11. Perform other related duties as required or assigned.

HOURS: Senior Coordinator shall be on duty as required of the position or scheduled by the Recreation Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS: Documents that establish both identity and employment eligibility are required.

EDUCATION: Preferred Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Parks Administration or Gerontology or related field desirable. A combination of education and work experience may substitute for B. S. degree.

EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) experience in program planning for seniors. Knowledge and Abilities: • General knowledge of recreation, parks and leisure field with special emphasis in gerontology. • Considerable knowledge and abilities to plan, organize, supervise and evaluate senior programs, special events and trips. • Ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public and staff. • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

LICENSES: • Valid Driver’s License. • CPR

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical condition adequate to drive park district vehicle(15 passenger non-CDL license bus), to conduct programs, special events and trips.

If interested, please submit your resume by May 11, 2018 to Brad Skof, Business Manager,, Foss Park District 1730 Lewis Ave. North Chicago, IL 60064 847-689-7480

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 Foss Park District


Brad Skof

 Closing Date

May 11, 2018

 $15.00 - $17.00/Hour

Primary Duties

The Human Resources/Accounting Specialist is responsible for acting as support staff to the HR Department, for daily balancing of receipts, and processing accounts receivable for banquets and weddings. This position will assist with counting cash, accounts payable, and payroll processing when needed.


• An Associate’s degree in human resources or related field along with some work experience preferred. • Experience in accounts payable, purchase orders, petty cash, cash, and cash handling. • Attention to detail, accuracy, follow-up, and dependability are required.
• Strong general math skills required.
• Must have ability to understand financial applications and/or systems. • Knowledge of current computer software with regards to Excel, Microsoft Word, and Outlook are required. • Experience with Restaurant/Banquet accounting and/or gratuity/tipped pay preferred.
• Excellent grammar, strong customer service and interpersonal skills are essential to the position.

For complete posting and to apply visit under the Employment tab.

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 Bartlett Park District


Judy Artos

 Closing Date

April 27, 2018