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 $9.00 -- $13.00 per hour

Temporary Positions: 40 weeks (Anticipated) Locations: Libertyville & Deerfield, IL Wage: $9.00-$13.00 Application deadline: Open Until Filled


The Environmental Education Instructor position is designed to build a foundation to the professional fields of environmental education and interpretation. The duties include teaching programs for school groups, scouts, summer day camps, and public programs. Program topics may include voyageurs, lake or fish ecology, prairies, food chain, nature restoration, animal adaptations, geology, outdoor skills and earth sciences. Instructors work one weekend day per week and some evenings except during the summer day camp season when the work schedule is primarily Mondays through Fridays.


Conducts environmental education, youth stewardship education, and outdoor skills programs for children and adults in various preserves throughout the District, and occasionally outside the County. Provides input and assists with the development of new programs and related materials including PowerPoint presentations, posters, handouts, laminated pictures, crafts, costumes, skits, etc. This position interacts in many ways with the public, such as interpreting natural history and District operations and policies for the general public, in person and by telephone. Responsible for the Welcome Center operations on weekends and some weekdays. Organizes and inventories educational supplies and equipment used for environmental education and outdoor skill programs. Makes suggestions on equipment and supply purchases. Responsible for maintenance and feedings of reptiles, amphibians, raptors, and invertebrates. Assists with special events. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching, and sitting. Performs lifting tasks up to 50 pounds.


Two years of course work in earth sciences, natural resources, education, interpretation or a related field. Teaching experience preferred. Must have enthusiasm and respect for people, teaching, and the environment. Education and communication skills necessary to present educational programs for large and small groups of children and adults. Ability to operate audio-visual equipment and word processing software. Upon employment, must successfully complete and obtain certification in American Red Cross CPR and First Aid. Ability to be flexible and work with a variety of personalities and work environments. Must possess a valid 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


Eric Brothen

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $20-$25 per hour based on experience.

Job Summary: The Building Foreman will supervise, schedule and assign work to be performed for all Park District facilities and playground maintenance. This position will also assist in the coordination of skilled trades and sub-contractors conducting work of the district’s behalf .

Hours: This position requires a minimum of 40 hour per week. The primary hours for this position will be 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, a combination of daytime, evening and weekend hours may be required when the need exists.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties: *Plan, organize, direct and supervise the work of the Parks Department buildings employees. *Recruit, select, train, supervise and evaluate staff. Maintains district as well as state and federal employment policies and procedures. *Exercise direct supervision over Maintenance Specialist, custodians and seasonal staff. *Prepares training manuals for area of responsibility. *Partners with Superintendent of Human Resources to outline steps for coaching a proper documentation for employees with performance and/or behavior issues. *Assigns daily work schedules and assigns tasks to appropriate staff to meet deadlines in a timely manner. *Conducts scheduled documented inspections of Park District facilities and amenities. *Assist in preparing annual maintenance budget. Oversee the expenditure and accounting of funds within area of responsibility. Monitor budget expenditures. *Plans, researches, calculate and secure approval and the appropriate materials and supplies for specific projects. *Assist in projecting future needs for equipment, materials and supplies. *Oversees and implements a preventative maintenance program in relation to mechanical systems and pool processing equipment. *Assures that tools and equipment are properly maintained and kept in proper working order. *Coordinates and oversee the management of all keys and controlled access by employees. Ensures log book is kept up to date and is responsible for maintaining access security. *Provides necessary supervision, direction and assistance to crews at work sites. *Prepares and maintains daily, monthly, and annual reports and records as assigned. *Conduct consistent meetings and training with staff including, but not limited to, safety/emergency procedures, standard operating procedures, behavior management, and customer service . *Maintains staff records for certifications and trainings . *Develop and submit a detailed list of goals and objectives annually. *Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions. *Participate as a team member to assist and improve the overall services to the community. *Maintain a neat and orderly work environment. *Participate in professional committees, conferences, workshops and classes to improve knowledge of job responsibilities and skills with supervisor approval. *Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures as designated by the district. Ensures compliance within state and federal regulations. *Actively support the safety policies and related programs including following safety rules, proper training , first-aid procedures, and reporting accidents & injuries when necessary. *Follow payroll procedures as designated by the district. *Consistent on-time attendance. *Performs other work-related duties and functions as assigned.

Education, Experience and Training: *High school diploma or equivalent required. *Associates degree in Parks and Recreation or closely related field or equivalent vocational/technical training required. *Two (2) to Five (5) years of direct experience in work related to park maintenance, at least two (2) of which was in a supervisory role.  Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training. *Valid Illinois Class A CDL driver’s license (or obtain within 3 months) and good driving record are required. *Hands on experience working with equipment and supplies used to perform minor maintenance repairs. *Must possess or be able to obtain within six (6) months a Aquatics Facility Certified Pool Operators certification. *Must possess or be able to obtain with in twelve (12) months a Certified Playground Safety Inspector certification. *Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. *Medic First Aid/CPR/AED Certification (or the equivalent) is required within 30 days of hire date. If you are not already certified, training will be provided. *Successful criminal background check. *Knowledge, Abilities and Skills Required: *Basic knowledge of principles relating to HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems. *Considerable knowledge of equipment, materials, and supplies used in building maintenance. *Ability to operate power tools both portable and fixed. *Ability to operate construction machinery such as a skid steer and tractors. *Ability to work unsupervised. *Ability to read an interpret basic maps and blueprints *Aptitude to use a computer for e-mail and accessing the internet. *Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, a plus .
*Ability to apply good judgement and practical knowledge to resolve unusual or irregular problems in the area of work assigned. *Ability to communicate effectively within various settings, from one-on-one to group configurations. *Must demonstrate strong leadership skills to supervise a diverse team of employees to successfully complete work assignments in a timely manner. *Proficiency to read and write in English, and organize effectively. *Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relations with both internal and external customers. *Capacity to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations.

Physical Demands/Work Environment: The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

*General work area is outdoors, in several environmental extremes, typical with working in the Midwest climate. *Sitting, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling and repetitive motion. *Have the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity needed to operate a keyboard, calculator, photocopier and telephone. *Have a normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriately in person and in writing. *Specific vision requirements: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. *Frequently lift/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift/or move, with assistance more than 80 pounds. Must be able to perform physical duties with little or no assistance. *Have full range of body motion, including handling and lifting items and packages. *Exposure to chemicals such as cleaning solutions, solvents, petroleum products, etc.

To apply for this position, please go to our website at and complete an on-line application. JOB ID 317 EOE

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 Belvidere Park District


Kim Kirkpatrick

 Closing Date

January 22, 2018

 200 per week

The Dundee Township Park District is offering a professional internship to students working toward a degree within the field of parks and recreation. This internship will include a comprehensive experience in recreation programming, facility management, special events, fiscal management and administration. The internship may include night and weekend hours. Please include resume and school requirements.

Qualifications: Must be a student of an accredited university pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in Recreation, Leisure Services or related field. All necessary requirements must be met with respective college or university to be eligible. All candidates must possess a valid driver's license.

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 Dundee Township Park District


Kelly Clingingsmith
847-428-7131 x1204

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled