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 $18.80-$23.50 (DOQ)

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ABOUT US The McHenry County Conservation District’s mission exists to preserve, restore, and manage natural areas and open spaces for their intrinsic value and for the benefits to present and future generations.

The District manages over 25,600 acres of open land diverse with woodlands, prairies, wetlands, ponds, creeks, and rivers. It provides sites open to the public year-round featuring trails, picnic shelters, camp sites, fishing sites, and educational programs.

See yourself in an Accounting Department working in the parks and recreation field! We are looking for an individual to join our team who possesses a general working knowledge of accounts payable, payroll processing, cash receipts, and general bookkeeping work.

What are we looking for? Someone with high school diploma/GED and a minimum of three (3) years of related experience or alternatively post-high school course work in bookkeeping or accounting with one (1) year of experience; however, equivalent combination of education and experience is also considered. Prior experience using ADP or other payroll processing software is preferred.

APPLICATION: Applicant can locate job description and online application at For questions, call 815-338-6223 x1237.

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 McHenry County Conservation District


Jenny Heider
815-338-6223 x1237

 Closing Date

July 18, 2021

 $20.00-$22.00 per hour DOQ

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The Woodridge Park District located in Woodridge, Illinois has an opening for a Parks Maintenance-Level 2 staff member. As a previous four time Illinois Distinguished & Accredited Agency Award recipient, the Woodridge Park District serves approximately 35,500 residents with 690 acres of parks and sites offering over 1,000 programs each year.

Maintenance - Level 2 staff are responsible for performing general maintenance for the Park District. General maintenance consists of but is not limited to, the care and repair of landscaping, turf, trees, buildings, vehicles, and equipment. Maintenance - Level 2 staff will also assist the Superintendent of Parks and Operations with implementation of major maintenance/construction projects.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily and demonstrate the District’s core competencies consisting of financial accountability, integrity/ethics, job knowledge, policies & procedures compliance, work quality, risk management/safety, District/Department vision and values, adaptability/flexibility, dependability, and productivity. Essential duties include overseeing part-time seasonal workers and special work crews as assigned, generate new ideas to improve maintenance operational efficiencies, reduce maintenance costs, improve safety and improve access to parks and recreation services, develop and exercise safe work habits to prevent injuries and conserve material resources, and work as a team player with co-workers and in conjunction with other departments. A complete job description is available upon request.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and demonstrate the competencies listed above in addition to the following:

 Basic understanding of tools, turf, and equipment maintenance.

 Ability to administer all functions of park operations as required by the Superintendent of Parks and Operations and the Maintenance Supervisor.

 Basic skills in electric, carpentry, and plumbing.

 Knowledge of and the ability to maintain and care for turf, trees, buildings (interior & exterior components/systems), vehicles, equipment, and the repair of same.

 Knowledge of construction techniques including: plumbing, carpentry, electricity and the ability to use this in implementation and supervision of construction projects.

 Strong leadership skills and the ability to oversee seasonal part-time department employees.

 Ability to operate heavy equipment including, but not limited to: tractors, end loaders, backhoe, and large mowers.

 Ability to observe and report safety hazards.

 Ability to interact positively and effectively with residents, cooperating agencies, and Park District employees.

Education & Training

 Minimum of a high school degree or equivalent required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

 Obtain and maintain a Combination State of Illinois Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A License within 6 months of hire.

 Obtain and maintain a State of Illinois Pesticide Operator’s License within 12 months of hire.

 Obtain and maintain a PDRMA playground safety certification within 12 months of hire.

 Obtain and maintain first-aid certification.

 Obtain and maintain adult CPR/AED certification.

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 Woodridge Park District


Connie Curry

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting range is $43,000-$50,000 Depending on Qualifications

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The Woodridge Park District located in Woodridge, Illinois has an opening for a Customer Service Supervisor. As a four time Illinois Distinguished & Accredited Agency Award recipient, the Woodridge Park District serves approximately 35,500 residents with 690 acres of parks and sites offering over 1,000 programs each year. A successful candidate in this role is responsible for the operations of the front desk for the Athletic Recreation Center and the Fred C Hohnke Community Center ensuring residents, guests, and members receive excellent customer service.

A person in this position has duties and responsibilities that include but are not limited to: serving as lead customer service contact for resident, guests, and members at the front desk; promoting special events, discounts, or offerings to members and guests; scheduling and reserving facility and park sites for participants; hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating customer service coordinators and customer service staff; monitoring collection and security of all recreation revenues and daily closing of cash drawers; acting as a liaison between the front desk and all other departments, communicating relevant information to all customer service team members as needed; ensuring required forms are available, completed, and processed properly; ensuring desk and surrounding area is clean and organized at all times; actively sell products and services; effectively communicate important information including but not limited to customer feedback, accidents, safety concerns, maintenance issues, broken equipment, program and resource concerns; conducting scheduled departmental meetings to identify and resolve issues, share information, assign tasks, train, and establish deadlines for tasks/special projects; establishing, monitoring and analyzing the front desk budget; developing and implementing processes, procedures, and training programs to achieve department goals; monitoring accuracy of the POS/registration system at the front desk, making adjustments as necessary; performing opening and closing procedures for the Athletic Recreation Center or Fred C Hohnke Community Center as needed; cover front desk shifts as needed. A complete job description is available upon request.


  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Associate Degree in with an emphasis in recreation, leisure services, or a related field preferred.

  • Minimum of five years of proven successful and progressive experience in customer service.

  • Experience in leading a customer service staff.

  • Ability to work independently, to be self-motivated, and maintain professionalism at all times.

  • Strong knowledge of computer software programs including Microsoft Office, Recreation software, and the Internet. Experience with ACTIVE Net a plus.

  • Ability to work effectively with the general public, cooperating agencies, businesses, organizations, civic groups, and park district employees.

*Ability to have a flexible work schedule which may include days, nights, weekends and holidays based on programs, activities and facility needs.


We are seeking a dedicated individual who is a self-starter with an eye for detail that strives for excellence and has an innate ability to interact with the public and staff; understands excellent customer service; possess strong organizational skills; strong written & oral communication skills; skilled in time management; and able to problem solve in unexpected situations.

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 Woodridge Park District


Connie Curry

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Position: Parks Maintenance Level 1

Summary: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Parks & Properties & the Parks Foreman, the Parks Maintenance Level 1 shall perform maintenance tasks which include, but are not limited to repairs, improvement of grounds, facilities, and buildings, construction projects, maintenance of operating equipment, and landscaping. The Parks Department employee is normally scheduled to work from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. of each workday, Monday through Friday. Overtime may be required.

Supervisor: The Parks Department Maintenance Employees report to the Park Foreman, Superintendent of Parks and Properties and the Executive Director.

Qualifications: Minimum includes completion of a high school education and knowledge of turf, trees, shrubs, flowers, building maintenance, equipment operation, carpentry or construction.

Essential Functions: Personnel: 1. Full-time personnel will be assigned specific work crews consisting of part-time or seasonal employees. The full-time personnel will supervise these work crews. More than one fulltime staff member may be assigned to a specific crew. 2. Perform work in general construction, maintenance, repairs, and landscaping. 3. Operate and maintain motorized equipment. 4. Perform custodial maintenance, general maintenance, and repairs for continual upkeep and cleanliness of buildings, grounds, and facilities including soccer fields, football fields, tennis courts, Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course, and Moore Park Spray Ground, and Skate Park. 5. Plant & maintain trees. 6. Install and repair playground equipment and surfacing. Safety inspections of all playground equipment will be performed by a certified playground safety inspector. 7. Remain on call for snow removal, repairs and maintenance as deemed necessary.

Safety Program: 1. Understand the Park District’s safety procedures and requirements. This includes completion and follow-through on all accident reports, emergency safety procedures, reporting of hazardous equipment, facilities or conditions, and the conduct of any employee under their supervision. Report all incidents and potential hazards to the Safety Committee as soon as possible.

Marginal Functions: 1. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed. 2. Attend training opportunities and attain certifications relevant to position.

Physical Requirements: 1. Handling Park District materials up to 100 pounds. Assistance will be provided when necessary (mechanical or team-lift). 2. Ability to operate Park District vehicles.

Cognitive Considerations: 1. Resolve differences and problems that arise with patrons and work together with other employees. 2. The Parks Department employees must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District. 3. Exposed to elements when performing outdoor functions these conditions include lighting and temperature. Some activities are performed indoors

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 Geneva Park District


Ken Kerfoot

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Program Supervisor - Gymnastics

  The Elmhurst Park District, established in 1920 and located 16 miles west of Chicago, provides parks, recreation facilities and programs to meet our mission of enriching lives while having fun. We have an exciting opportunity for a Program Supervisor to join our team and be part of an organization that values being community focused, providing customer service excellence, working with integrity, and having fun. We are looking for someone will help us achieve our vision of becoming a national leader in providing parks and recreation experiences to our community.  

JOB SUMMARY The Program Supervisor will supervise our gymnastics program.   

QUALIFICATIONS Qualified applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree in Leisure Studies or related field with 4 years programming experience and 2 years supervisory experience. USAG Safety Certification is desirable. The best candidates will have knowledge of theory and philosophy of recreation as well as knowledge of principles of leisure program leadership and development. They will also be proficient in computer word-processing and spreadsheet software applications.  In addition, they will have the ability to work independently and manage simultaneous projects.  Candidates must be organized, and have excellent communication, grammatical and problem-solving skills.  

HOURS & PAY Workweek varies as some alternative scheduling is required, including evenings and weekends occasionally.  The anticipated starting pay for this exempt position is $51,247.  Actual salary will depend upon qualifications.  

BENEFITS WE OFFER In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:

Medical insurance, PPO or HMO       Dental insurance Vision insurance Life insurance Paid parental leave Short- and long-term disability (IMRF) Pension/defined benefit plan (IMRF) 457 plan/defined contribution plan Paid time off including vacation, sick leave, personal days and Holidays Discount on District programs, merchandise and concessions Free family health club membership Employee social activities Wellness program Employee assistance program Professional organization membership Values recognition program   

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 Elmhurst Park District


Cindy Szkolka

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled