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 $13.00 per hour

Answering phone calls, responding to emails and voicemails. Keeping current with all information in regards to the District and all activities of Gillson Park and Langdon Park including Lakeview rentals, sailing, swimming, camps and programs. Prior experience in Rectrac 3.1 software preferred. Will be responsible for processing registrations, facility rentals and reservations. Updating and entering new program dates and fees for beach, sailing, camps, rentals and programs. Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe and mail merge. Keep all files and forms current. Assist lakefront management in updating contracts correspondences and training manuals. Must display excellent customer service skills, both in person, email or telephone. Assist with ordering and payment of invoices for supplies. Assist in inventory of supplies. Assist with Lakeview Center program or rental set ups. Assist with Interviewing, hiring and training summer park staff and cashiers. Make weekly schedules for summer staff. Help with in-service training and write yearly evaluations for cashiers and park staff.

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 Wilmette Park District


Holly Specht

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14.00 per hour

Please use the following link to apply on the Vernon Hills Park District Website -

Applicants must be available to work 5/29/2018 through 8/3/2018. Camp hours are 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

SUMMARY The Camp Director is responsible for the supervision of the campsite, planning of appropriate activities, and overall safety of staff and campers.

QUALIFICATIONS Camp Directors must be 21 years or older and able to work with staff and children. Applicants must have strong leadership and communication skills along with programming experience. Applicants must commit to working the entire length of the camp program. A CPR certification is required prior to the first day of camp. Preference will be given to certified, experienced teachers. You may be requested to drive your personal vehicle to and from the camp site to the Sullivan Center to pick up supplies.


ORGANIZATION OF SITE AND PROGRAM 1. Group campers by age and friendship requests.

  1. Must be available 2-3 weeks prior to camp start date to complete prep work.

  2. Conduct on-site orientation for counselors and assistants (where applicable).

  3. Plan theme days and special event days before the start of camp.

  4. Make sure your staff keeps the site presentable. They are responsible for cleaning up after all activities and before they go home.

  5. Make a lost and found box.

  6. Organize the lunch program.

  7. Arrange a system for loading and unloading buses and parent drop off and pick up locations (where applicable).

  8. Organize first aid supplies. Notify the Recreation Supervisor immediately before you run out. Make sure staff knows where all first aid supplies are kept.

  9. Schedule CIT rotation (where applicable).

STAFF 1. Set up meetings for Counselors and scheduled meetings for other staff as needed.

  1. Staff have contracted hours, make yourself familiar with these hours and do not let them abuse their contract.

  2. Supervise your are the expert.

  3. Make sure counselors are prepared for the day’s activities.

  4. Decide in advance your own site rules. Go over these rules at the staff orientation.

  5. All written correspondence with parents must first be approved by the Recreation Supervisor before they are sent home.

  6. Complete a written evaluation for all staff at the end of each session and verbally evaluate when necessary.

DAILY OPERATIONS 1. Maintain a safe environment at all times.

  1. At the end of each camp week go through the camp lost and found items with the campers.

  2. Make sure that Counselors keep daily attendance of campers.

  3. Any variations on daily camp schedule (field trips, special days, etc.) MUST be cleared by the Recreation Supervisor.

  4. Make sure campers get medication daily. Keep all medication out of reach of campers. Develop a schedule for dispensing medication to campers and use the Medication Dispensation Form to record when medication is given.

  5. Carry the first aid kits and camper emergency forms with you at all times, especially when you leave the site for swim time and field trips.

  6. Make sure parents are notified of all noticeable minor injuries before the child is sent home.

  7. Keep all accident reports on file. Turn in copies of reports to Supervisor weekly. If an injury is substantial or there are unusual circumstances involved, notify the Supervisor immediately and turn in the accident report that day.

  8. The Recreation Supervisor must be notified immediately in the event of an accident or incident.

  9. Communicate with parents on a daily basis.

  10. Coordinate counselor-in-training program if applicable.


  1. Collect and approve counselor lesson plans weekly. Send out weekly newsletters to parents about upcoming events (where applicable).

  2. Develop a plan for rainy days in advance. Make a list of your own rainy day activities.

  3. Perform other duties as assigned.

COORDINATE COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING PROGRAM (if applicable) 1. Copy and assemble CIT manuals for both sessions.

  1. Create orientation and weekly workshops for information, direction and feedback.

  2. Evaluate each CIT weekly and compile into one overall evaluation for future reference.

  3. Distribute a program shirt for each CIT.

  4. Organize CIT’s work/group schedules.

  5. Act as a liaison between staff and CITs. Supervise CITs in their groups daily.

  6. Discipline CITs when necessary. Reports any problems immediately to the Supervisor.

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 Vernon Hills Park District


Gail Herrmann

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Hiring Range: $70,000 - $80,000

DESCRIPTION/DUTIES: Supervise and coordinate operations and maintenance of swimming pools, spray pads, fire and burglar alarms systems, park lighting, safety inspection of facilities, and seasonal facilities spring start-up and winter shut down. Supervise and coordinate custodial services of buildings/facilities with contractual services and in-house trades staff. Assist in preventive and routine maintenance and construction projects planning for buildings/facilities. Plan, schedule, and follow-up on daily work assignments to assure proper completion of each task. Conduct safety inspections of district facilities. Interface with consultants and staff to prepare bid specifications, drawings, and estimated cost of construction for comparison purchasing and contracting construction projects. Assist with project management of capital improvement projects to ensure specification compliance and satisfactory completion of projects. Prepare written documents of daily work plans, assignments, and schedules. Prepare and maintain construction and building maintenance evaluations and reports as required. Participate in the Capital Improvement Plan development and building improvements with other departments. Assist with personnel interviews, work schedules, time reports, evaluations, salary adjustments, personnel requests, and suggestions. Assist with training and development of personnel, disciplinary action, lay-off, and dismissal. Perform maintenance/trade duties as necessary. Assist with review and prepare the annual budget and capital improvement projects cost estimates. Participate in the development and implementation of Waukegan Park District ADA Access and Transition Plan. Participate in the development and implementation of best practices for sustainability and green initiatives. Establish a cooperative planning and working relationship with community agencies and organizations. Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions. Conduct self-according to the policies and procedures as established by the park district. Participate in park district Safety and Training Program to ensure that work performed and services provided are implemented in a safe manner.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Associate degree required, Bachelor Degree in related field preferred. Experience: Minimum five (5) years supervisory experience in construction and building maintenance and/or building trades experience. Knowledge: Facility maintenance, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and other building trades specialties. Building construction and maintenance. Pool maintenance. Facility security system. Custodial maintenance. Use of specific trade tools and equipment, scaffolds, ladders, lifts, power and hand tools, loaders, and dump trucks. License: Valid Driver's License required. Certification: Pool Operator license required, Trades certification preferred & Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred.

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 Waukegan Park District


Scott MacLean

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting at $20/hour, depending on qualifications

GENERAL PURPOSE Under close supervision of the Facility Manager performs professional duties in supervising, coordinating, and managing the operations of the Libertyville Sports Complex in the absence of the facility administrators. This is a part time position (25-35 hours/week) with varying hours depending on the needs of the facility.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES -- Maintains the operations of the facility and recreation programs on weekday evenings and weekends -- Ensures all policies and procedures of the facility are enforced. -- Resolves concerns, conflicts, and problems of the patrons ensuring that services are provided in a professional and safe manner. -- Oversees building security and responds to all emergencies; ensures patron and staff safety. -- Supervises, supports, and assists staff. -- Conducts regular walk through of the facility. -- Assists front counter personnel with taking fees and monitoring payment of admission fees; assists concessions, fitness, and climbing mountain staff when necessary. -- Completes records and reports as required. -- Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience -- Graduation from college with a bachelor's degree and six (6) months experience in management or working in recreation, OR any equivalent combination of education and experience. -- Must pass a Background Criminal Investigation check. -- Must be able to obtain First Aid and CPR certifications within six (6) months of hire. -- Must be willing and available to work evening, weekend and holiday shifts.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES -- Knowledge of word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, and other recreation related computer software. -- Extensive knowledge of operation procedures of recreational facilities or other comparable facilities. -- General knowledge and background of recreation/fitness programs. -- General business, management, finance and accounting knowledge including budgeting activities. -- General knowledge and experience in planning, prioritizing, and organizing a complex workload. -- Excellent public relations and communication skills. -- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, the public, and other departments and agencies; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to direct the work of others.

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 Village of Libertyville Recreation and Sports Complex Department


Randy Splitt

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12.00-$15.00 per hour

Temporary Position: April – October 2018

Salary Range: $12.00 – $15.00

Location: Libertyville, IL

Application deadline: Open Until Filled


The Assistant Manager will work to provide for the optimal experience for preserve guests. This will be achieved through close monitoring of staff performance, safety considerations, and supervision of staff.


Supervises employees engaged in the retail, operational, and event programming functions of the Independence Grove seasonal operations. Ensures efficient fee collections, cash control, and daily cash out procedures for all aspects of the operation. Will make daily cash drops when required. Aids in the safety of patrons by enforcing facility rules and safety procedures. Develops and maintains a good rapport with customers by establishing positive public relations. Facilitates the flow of information between the preserve administration and employees. Informs immediate manager about the operation of the preserve, reporting problems and recommendations. Receives and reports customer complaints/suggestions. Inspects grounds, buildings and equipment to ensure safe operations, reporting any deficiencies to appropriate staff. Transports boat batteries around the preserve. Moves and attaches motors to various boats. May drive motorized vehicle to travel to different locations, and operate support watercraft. Performs lifting tasks up to 50 pounds. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting.


High school diploma or equivalent. One year supervisory experience. Interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with staff, customers and the general public. Knowledge relating to retail functions, including cash control and inventory control. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, setting priorities and producing desired results. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Upon employment will be required to secure certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Must possess good problem solving ability and good judgment.


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


Eric Brothen

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled