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 $40,000- $46,000 DOQ

Looking for an outlet for Creativity and Fun?  Do you want to work where you play? This position will maintain a flexible work schedule that will include nights and weekends.

Special Events Supervisor is a full time, non exempt position. It is responsible for Community driven events and programs, which include youth enrichment classes.

The District offers an Excellent Benefits Package including Low/No Cost Health Insurance, Employer paid Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, EAP, Wellness Program, Free/Discounted Park District Programs, and participation in the IMRF pension fund.

Starting Salary Range: $40,000 - $46,000 annually
Develop, implement, evaluate and modify customer-driven programs within assigned area of the Recreation Department.

• Represent the Recreation department and actively participates as a member of the Recreation team.
• Maintain budgets for assigned areas. Participates in annual budgeting process providing analysis of program season review/evaluation.
• Develop and instruct innovative programs for all ages, including descriptions, budgets and evaluations.
• Responsible for goal development and attainment within assigned recreational area.
• Oversee team of staff and/or volunteers needed to ensure program area runs efficiently.
• Coordinate hiring, promotion, disciplinary action and termination with Recreation Manager. This also includes scheduling, training and recommendations relating to performance evaluations.
• Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with agencies, business and community as a representative of the park district.
• Establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships with contractors and outside vendors. Accountable for securing required documentation and program agreements from contractors.
• Respond to inquiries and concerns from participants/parents as a representative of PPD Recreation in a timely manner.
• Accountable for program information including creating program descriptions, entry into Rec Trac system, monitoring of registration activity and communicating program changes.
• Evaluate programs for success based upon content, staff performance, participant evaluation and instructor comment. Recommend viability of programs offered and develop new programs to meet the needs of the community within assigned program area.
• Adhere to the purchasing process for programming supplies, services and equipment in accordance with District purchasing policy.
• Maintain a flexible work schedule as required for instruction and administrative tasks.
• Work in coordination with all internal departments to reach overall strategic objectives of the District.
• Perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the Park District’s safety program.
• Perform any additional related tasks as required.

 • 3 years practical experience in recreational program area at time of hire or Bachelor’s Degree in Related Field preferred
• Solid decision-making ability.
• Must have strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
• Ability to obtain First Aid/CPR training.
• Valid Driver’s License required.

Plainfield Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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 Plainfield Park District


 Closing Date

November 30, 2023

  $24.1827 - $26.6010 PER HOUR - DOQ

Under the general direction of the Natural Resource Manager, the Senior Restoration Technician performs a wide variety of assigned and self-initiated tasks and projects designed to improve the ecological health of District lands. Directs Restoration and Plant Technicians, interns and seasonal staff on day-to-day operational tasks. May supervise volunteers, contractors and consultants during projects.  
ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES and FUNCTIONS to be performed with or without reasonable accommodation:
  • Oversees the day-to-day restoration and enhancement tasks for one-half of the District’s properties, including but not limited to: brush removal (utilizing power equipment such as chainsaws, mowers & brush cutters), prescribed burns, management of invasive plants, heavy equipment operation, application of pesticides, and harvest and installation of native seed.
  • Functions as a Prescribed Burn Boss for the District.
  • Assists department staff in the collection of biological data, including tree surveys, floristic inventories and the monitoring of various wildlife species.
  • Conducts routine equipment inspections and performs maintenance and repair of equipment, vehicles and tools.
  • Operates vehicles of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment and material. Operates light and medium-sized construction and power equipment.
  • Oversees intern projects, perform data entry, and vegetation inventory and monitoring, occasionally.
  • Assists with general maintenance and upkeep of department buildings.
  • Participates in native plant propagation efforts (greenhouse, hoophouse and garden).
  • Oversees work performed by contractors.
  • Represents a positive and professional image to the public and assists the public as needed.
  • Possesses and maintains a valid and current Illinois Driver’s License free from suspension or revocation during term of employment; must maintain insurability with the District’s fleet insurance carrier.
  • Works irregular hours, including weekends and evenings, occasionally.
  • Attends professional conferences, workshops and seminars as appropriate within budget parameters and with Department Head approval.
  • Obtains and maintains all required licenses and certifications and keeps up-to-date on professional trends and developments related to position accountabilities.
  • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, the Employee Handbook, and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Establishes positive relationships with community, volunteers and preserve users.
  • Provides input during the annual planning and budget preparation process.
  • Provides constructive input for subordinate personnel during performance evaluation process.
  • Maintains required logs and work lists, provides progress reports, etc.
Staff Supervision:
  • Supervises Restoration and Plant Technicians, interns and seasonals; carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 21 years old
  • Education: Equivalent to Bachelor’s degree in ecology, botany, natural resource management, land management, or closely related field; Master’s degree a plus.
  • Experience: Three (3) years in hands-on land management; or an equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and training.
  • Proven supervisory experience a must.
  • GIS and computer experience a plus.
  • Certifications/Licenses: CPR/1st AID/AED, CDL Class A, Pesticide Applicator, S-130/S-190 basic wildland firefighting training or equivalent; all licenses/certifications must be obtained within one year of employment.
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 Forest Preserve District of Kane County


Shelley Kouzes

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $22.00 - $25.00/hr.

The Glen Ellyn Park District is accepting applications for the position of FT Park Specialist II. The Glen Ellyn Park District is a local governmental agency serving residents of the Village of Glen Ellyn and portions of neighboring communities. It provides a wide range of recreational services, athletics, and leisure activities to its citizens, with opportunities for all ages and abilities. The Park District has 29 parks that are meticulously maintained for the community’s use in both unstructured recreation and for programmed events. The Park District operates one outdoor aquatic facility, two recreation centers, three athletic field complexes, 23 playgrounds, two lakes, the Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, Holes and Knolls Miniature Golf Course, Maryknoll Splash Pad, and the Lake Ellyn Boathouse.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our mission is to “foster diverse, community-based leisure opportunities through a harmonious blend of quality recreation programs, facilities, and open space which will enhance the quality of life into the future.” We welcome you to apply to become a part of our great TEAM!

Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Park Operations, the Park Specialist II will be responsible for performing a variety of maintenance and landscaping tasks to provide safe and attractive parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields throughout the Park District. Looking for someone to take ownership and who wants to grow and expand their knowledge base, particularly in athletic field maintenance. Duties include but are not limited to maintaining our parks and facilities by mowing, trimming, edging, weeding, watering, planting, mulching, trash picking/collection; athletic field prep and set-up; special event set-up/take-down; minor repairs to park elements, playground equipment, etc. and other duties as assigned. Winter work may include snow removal and facility projects such as painting, small repairs, etc. Additionally, this position may assist with other park and turf maintenance including, but not limited to seeding, aeration, pesticide application, irrigation, and tree monitoring, trimming, and removal. This position may supervise other full-time or part-time/seasonal crew members and will participate in snow removal and other inclement weather activities. Will also be required to be part of the on–call rotation. This is an at-will position. 

Hours:    Generally, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm during the week with some evening and/or weekend hours, especially during prime growing season Spring through Fall required. 
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, resourceful, and reliable with a strong sense of responsibility and initiative to achieve safe, clean, and well-maintained parks and facilities. Previous landscaping and/or maintenance experience is required. A high school graduate or equivalent is required with college coursework and/or relevant supplemental training in turf management or similar is preferred. Skilled knowledge in the use of hand and power tools as well as gasoline and electric powered maintenance equipment is required. Strong sense of safety with effective communication skills and a desire to provide quality customer service is essential. Must be able to work well independently with little supervision and as a team member on a crew. A valid IL Driver’s License with a “C” class CDL and familiarity with the Glen Ellyn area is ideal. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and experience using a work order system is highly desired. An Illinois Pesticide Operator License is required or must be obtained within 3 months of hire date. Must be in good physical condition to perform manual labor and be able to stand or walk for extended periods with ability to reach, twist, bend, stoop, and lift up to 50 pounds regularly. Majority of work is outdoors sometimes in uncomfortable weather conditions including high heat/humidity and cold. Candidates will need to pass a background check and pre-employment physical once offered the position.

  • Medical Coverage (PPO or HMO option) following 30 days of employment.
  • Prescription, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance and Voluntary Optional Insurance Plans
  • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IL Municipal Retirement Fund) which includes Disability benefits following one year of participation.
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick, Holiday & Floating Holidays) & Paid Emergency Leave per policy                       
  • Free Fitness Membership & Wellness Programs with Discounted Program/Event Registrations
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Safety and Skills Training and Professional Development
  • Tuition Reimbursement
To apply for this position, go to:
Please complete an employment application online and include a resume and cover letter.
For questions, please contact Scott Norman, Supt. of Parks at Thank You!

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 Glen Ellyn Park District


Lynn Wiltfong

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $52,000.00 - $75,000.00 annual salary depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefit package.

Status of Employment:

Full-Time, Year-Round, Exempt


We provide a highly competitive, employee friendly benefit and incentive package to support you in your personal and professional journey which includes:

medical, dental, vision coverage or opt out incentive. life insurance. Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) defined benefit pension and 457 deferred compensation plan. Flexible spending account. paid time off starting first day of employment: 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, 12 holidays, 4 floating holidays, sick time accrues monthly, and discretionary time earned annually. Park District facility usage and program discounts. cell phone reimbursement. training and

professional development opportunities.


Supervises full-time and part-time planning department personnel. May serve in a leadership capacity with parks division employees and contractual service providers.

Essential Functions:

Responsible for supervising and coordinating logistics for outdoor facility rentals, including, but not limited to, providing tours and information to prospective renters, and implementing details outlined in rental agreements to ensure events are properly executed. Maintain registration records and files for outdoor facility rentals and other program and service functions. Provide excellent customer service to users and renters. Develop content for seasonal program guides, promotional materials, and website. Perform routine facility inspections and ensure cleaning and repairs are completed as needed. Monitor inventory, orders supplies, and maintain purchase records within budget. Serve as the liaison between the parks department and other departments for snow removal operations. Assist in the coordination of district snow removal operations. Perform administrative tasks related to payroll, purchase orders and vendor payments, project and property file management, and other area tasks as necessary. Provide direct leadership and supervision to all assigned personnel. Recruit, select, train, and evaluate personnel. Supervise and coordinate custodial service at buildings/facilities with contractual services and in-house staff. Plan, schedule, and follow-up on daily work assignments to assure proper completion of each task. Prepare written documentation of daily work plans, assignments, and schedules. Assist with personnel interviews, work schedules, time reports, evaluations, salary adjustments, personnel requests, and suggestions. Assist with training and development of personnel, disciplinary action, layoff, and dismissal. Develop, maintain, and/or engage with community agencies and groups whose purpose will benefit the district or improve the community. Assist in the coordination of volunteer events. Manage district’s donation programs. Attend pertinent departmental/district meetings and in-house training sessions. Conduct self in accordance with the policies and procedures as established by the district. Participate in district Safety and Training Program to ensure that work performed and services provided are implemented in a safe manner. Assist in the coordination of the Capital Improvement Plan. Collaborate with consultants and staff to prepare property, topographic, and park utility maps of existing district properties and potential land acquisitions. Collaborate with consultants and staff to prepare bid specifications, drawings, and estimated cost of construction for comparison purchasing and contracting construction projects. Communicate effectively with architects and engineering consultants, contractors, and employees for coordination of park design, renovation, and construction projects. Assist with bid and quote documents, graphics, procedures, and summaries for selection of contractors on park improvement projects. Inspect and approve work performed by in-house staff and contractors. Assist in supervision, inspection, and administrative tasks related to contractor’s practices to ensure specification compliance and satisfactory completion of project. Participate in preparation of grant applications for park development projects. Assist with grant progress reports and related documentation.

Marginal Functions:

Serve as weekend on-call supervisor. Assist with the Parks and Open Space Master Plan development. Assist with implementation of the Master Plan District-Wide Improvements, including, but not limited to, Capital Asset Replacement/Maintenance Schedule (CARMS), Paving Maintenance Plan (PMP), Sport Court Maintenance Plan (SCMP), Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Management Plan, Playground Audit Recommendations, ADA Compliance Recommendations and Transition Plan, and Vehicle Equipment Replacement Schedule (VERS). Present reports at district and other meetings as required. Establish membership and participate in appropriate professional organizations. Assist staff in the performance of their duties. Assist staff with completion of work orders and special event needs as required. Serve on in-house committees. Attend seminars and training workshops. Inspect and keep department first aid kits properly stocked. Perform other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or related field preferred.


Minimum three (3) years of related experience, including supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Supervision of crews on assigned jobs at various sites. Custodial maintenance. Principles of park maintenance operations. General knowledge of recreation, parks, and leisure service field. District ordinances and park permit policies. Snow removal operations. Sound customer service techniques. Park planning and management principles. Project management principles. Geographic Information System (GIS). Microsoft Office software. Ordinances and permit requirements and application process for state and local agencies.


Valid driver’s license required. Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification preferred. First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one (1) year.

Hours: 40 hours/week. Must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays as needed. Position requires on-call availability.

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 Waukegan Park District


Tim Girmscheid

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $34,522.00 - $40,000.00 DOQ

The Darien Sportsplex, located in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, is an sports facility with 3 NHL sized rinks and a large Fieldhouse. We are home to the Chicago Hawks, one of the largest hockey organizations in the state. We host several regional and national hockey tournaments, dozens of rentals, a figure skating academy, and ice shows throughout the year. Over a million patrons visit us annually. Come join our up-beat team and help bring a positive energy to our facility. 
The Building Manager is a full-time, exempt position that reports directly to the Facility Operations Manager. This position is responsible for monitoring all daily duties of part-time staff. Creating a daily task list for all part-time staff scheduled for those days, making sure directions are clear, and if necessary, showing staff how it needs to be done. Will be directly responsible for the custodial aspects of the building. This includes creating a daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning schedule. This is an at-will position.
Position Hours:  
40 hours per week, including nights (range between 3:30pm-11:30pm) and weekends (7am-3pm and 3pm-11:30pm).
Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Experience and understanding of park and recreation administration, supervision, personnel procedures, and safety procedures is preferred but not required.  This position requires an individual to have excellent customer service skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with other staff and the public, including written and verbal communication skills. The individual should be very organized, can plan, implement, supervise, and lead staff. This position is expected to maintain First Aid/CPR/AED certification. Individual must be able to lift 50lbs+ alone. Strong computer skills are also needed.
This position will oversee the day-to-day management of the building staff and building operations. This position will require you to work a minimum of 4-5 building shifts per week, mainly nights and weekends.  
Full Benefit Package including:
·       Medical
·       Dental
·       Vision
·       IMRF Retirement
·       Paid Time Off - holidays, vacation, sick time

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 Darien Park District


Jordan Rossi

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled