Location: Lindenhurst, IL
Anticipated Hiring Wage: $24.76
Hourly Range: $24.76 - $33.64
Application deadline: August 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
The Natural Resource Technician performs work in forestry, land management and restoration, wildlife management, and other natural resource management functions. May coordinate crew work in absence of Natural Resource Crew Chief.
Uses drawings and sketches to prepare sites for tree and brush clearing, transplanting, prairie seeding, and burning. Plants and transplants shrubs, wildflowers, and prairie, and may perform grading and seeding. Performs tree removals, climbing, trimming, cabling and bracing, transplanting, and fertilization. Applies herbicides and pesticides, and assists with prescribed burns as necessary to manage flora and fauna. Removes blockages from waterways. Operates dump trucks, tree chipper, tractors, tree spade, stump grinder, seeder, tree planter, chain saw, brush hog, aerial lift truck and other resource management equipment. 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.
Associate’s degree and a certificate in horticulture, forestry, natural resource management, biology, or related field from a junior college or vocational school. Three years experience in park or resource management, forestry, landscaping, or related field. Some supervisory experience preferred. Knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of professional tree care, aerial pruning, hazardous tree removal, cabling, chipping, and stump removal. Working knowledge of methods, practices, tools, and materials used, and the ability to operate the necessary equipment in natural resource management. Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions pertaining to natural resource management. Must possess an Illinois Pesticide Operators license. Must possess a valid "CDL" Class A driver's license.
HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES
Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at www.LCFPD.org. Applications are accepted only for posted positions. A completed application must be submitted by August 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
The Recreation Supervisor position is an at-will appointment that receives direction from the Superintendent of Recreation. This Supervisor will be responsible for the creation/maintenance, marketing and implementation of the Athletic and Camp program areas as well as Rentals and Special Events. This Supervisor ensures that the highest quality of service is provided during the programs he/she manages and is responsible for ensuring that the highest level of safety standards is maintained. This position determines staffing levels and adjusts the workforce size and work schedules to provide patrons a positive and satisfying experience. This position requires the supervision, maintenance, and coordination of budgeting, marketing, revenue generation/expense control, customer service, and staff motivation and development. This position demonstrates commitment to the District’s Mission.
The Recreation Supervisor must be able to work occasional evening and weekend hours
• Degree from a four-year college or university with major course work in recreation or a related field supplemented with 1-2 years of experience; or and any equivalent combination of training and experience • Knowledge of the following: Principles and practices of recreation program development, brochure preparation, budget preparation and program management. Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluations of part-time instructors and staff Principles and practices of recreation risk management and loss prevention Recent recreation industry trends and current literature Pertinent Federal, State and Local laws, codes and regulations • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) • Valid Illinois Driver’s License • 21 years of age or older • Current CPR/AED Certification or ability to obtain certification within the first three months of employment • Certification with the National Recreation and Park Association as a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) preferred
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:
• Support District policies and procedures • Work occasional evening and weekend hours • Plan, implement, evaluate and supervise recreation programs from inception to completion • Evaluate programs through review of participant evaluations and public comments • Recruit, select and employ adequate staff and volunteers to effectively operate programs • Orientate, train and supervise all assigned part-time instructors and volunteers • Prepare annual job performance evaluations for all assigned part-time instructors and assistants • Act on employee problems in a timely and effective manner • Maintain accurate financial, personnel and program participation records • Complete payroll information for staff bi-weekly as needed • Prepare and manage annual budgets for assigned programs and events • Supervise the expenditure of funds and income for assigned programs and special events and operate within the established budget • Order, purchase and coordinate assigned program supplies and equipment • Work with the Marketing and Communications Department to disseminate newsletters, flyers, press releases, the brochure and other public relations materials to promote programs and events • Schedule the use of facilities for programs and events, including the necessary information for proper program set-ups and cleaning • Cooperate with the Parks Department to ensure quality field and facility environments • Receive and respond to citizen inquires and complaints • Implement appropriate safety and disciplinary practices • Perform general administrative/office duties as required: including attending meetings, assisting customers, answering the telephone, preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, etc. • Operate a variety of office equipment including: a computer, printer, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, etc. • Maintain a clean, safe and orderly working environment • Observe and review programs, activities and special events • Act as a district liaison with special interest groups as assigned • Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the parks and recreation industry • Attend training sessions as identified by the Superintendent of Recreation • Operate District vehicles • Perform all other related duties and responsibilities as assigned
JOB FUNCTIONS & REQUIRED SKILLS
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing • Establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with the general public and Park District staff • Demonstrate initiative and creativity • Work with Park District staff and the public in a professional manner during stressful situations • Attend professional conferences, seminars, workshops or classes to remain current on trends • Participate and contribute to collaborative projects
WORK CONDITIONS & ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS: Per American with Disabilities Act, general physical requirements include the following: This position may require a diverse range of physical motion, effort, and ability. Applicants must demonstrate an ability to perform the following functions:
• Work is performed in an indoor/outdoor setting • The employee may be in an office setting or outside in weather conditions and be exposed to rain and hot or cold temperatures • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to talk or hear • The employee may be required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools and reach with hands and arms • The employee may be required to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and smell • The employee must occasionally lift/move up to 50 pounds. • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus; hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of equipment
Actively support the Safety Policy and related programs including following/enforcing safety rules, reporting accidents and injuries, and developing ideas for the prevention of future incidents. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Maintain a working knowledge of all general and departmental-specific safety rules • Immediately report all accidents and unsafe actions, practices or conditions to the supervisor • Cooperate and assist in the investigation of accidents • Take corrective action for any unsafe condition that is observed which could adversely affect the safety of an employee, volunteer or program participant • Avoid engaging in any horseplay and refrain from distracting others and keep participants from doing the same • Continually observe and evaluate work conditions and work procedures to detect and correct unsafe conditions and practices • Keep work area clean and orderly at all times
Please apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/rparks/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Recreation
The Northbrook Park District is seeking energetic, motivated and team-oriented Lifeguards to work part-time at our outdoor aquatic facilities during the 2018 season. We provide training to become StarGuard lifeguard licensed and CPR/AED certified.
Qualifications: Must be at least 16 years of age and have an interest in working at an aquatic facility. Must hold, or have ability to obtain, a current StarGuard lifeguard license and CPR/AED certification. Previous experience working in an aquatic setting, with knowledge of pool maintenance, operations and/or aquatic programming is highly desirable.
Duties & Responsibilities: Properly supervise and maintain a “10/20” zone coverage while guarding. Enforce all pool rules and regulations. Maintain cleanliness of facility, including keeping pool deck free of debris and clutter. Administer first aid as needed. Maintain positive public relations with patrons. Perform other duties as assigned.
Apply online: nbparks.org/jobs
The Northbrook Park District is seeking motivated, creative and experienced Camp Site Directors for the 2018 Summer Camp program. Applicant must be available Monday-Friday, 8am-3:30pm, June 18-August 10. Attendance at orientation and training on May 22, June 5 and June 11-15 is required.
Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years old and have 2 years of experience working with children. Enrollment in or completion of a college degree in education, recreation or related field is highly desirable.
Duties & Responsibilities: Directors are responsible for overseeing the daily operations of their assigned camp site. Directors supervise camp counselors and communicate with parents on a regular basis. Directors also plan and implement a variety of activities to provide quality recreational camp experiences for children. Other responsibilities include creating camp calendars and weekly newsletters.
Apply online: nbparks.org/jobs
The Northbrook Park District seeks motivated, creative and experienced Camp Counselors for the 2018 Summer Camp program.
Applicant must be available for the full 8 weeks of the camp season, June 18-August 10. Must also be able to attend training June 11-15.
Qualifications: Must be at least 16 years old and have experience working with children.
Duties & Responsibilities: Counselors are responsible for the direct supervision of a group of 8-12 campers. Under the direct supervision of the Camp Site Director, counselors plan and implement a variety of activities structured to provide quality recreational experiences for the children in camp. Counselors also act as a liaison between parents, children and Leisure Services administration.
Apply online: nbparks.org/jobs