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 25.98/hour to 29.09/hour DOQ

At Palatine Park District, we are all about our Community. Entertaining recreation programs, beautiful parks, and facility fun creates the Parks and Rec Life. A career with the Palatine Park District is so much more than just a job, it is choosing to live the Parks and Rec life. It’s about being a positive influence on your community, growing as a person, and the friendships you’ll make with your fellow staff members.

Position Focus
Under the direction of the Horticulture Manager, the Horticulture Specialist - Arborist is responsible for the routine care, maintenance and removal of trees and other woody plant material, on all District owned and/or operated properties.
The position works Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week, with work hours designated by the Superintendent of Parks. Evening and/or weekend hours may be needed. This position is on call whenever needed.

Education, Experience and Training
  • Knowledgeable in the areas of forestry and general landscape maintenance procedures
  • High school graduate or general education degree required
  • Five (5) years in the landscape maintenance and/or landscape construction fields or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training required
  • Formal or trade school studies related to arboriculture maintenance practices desired
  • Valid State of Illinois driver's license required
  • Certification through the International Society of Arborists (ISA), Illinois Pesticide License, CDL Class B, CPR, First Aid and AED certifications required within twelve months of employment
Duties and Lines of Responsibility
  • Assist with the management of contractual work that pertains to the scope of the position
  • Manage and train arborist team staff
  • Identify safety hazards, insects, pests and diseases within trees and woody plant material
  • Operation of chainsaws, woodchippers and bucket trucks (rigging equipment)
  • Assist with snow removal operations and ice rink maintenance
  • Other duties assigned may include, but are not limited to:
    • ​General park landscape maintenance, landscape bed weed control, grading and irrigation equipment
Benefits & Wages
  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance for individual and family
  • Paid life insurance
  • A retirement plan with the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)
  • Paid vacation, personal days, holidays and sick time
  • Unlimited in-house complimentary programs
  • Seasonal pool passes for indoor and outdoor pools (individual and family)
  • Fitness Center membership (individual and family)
  • Discount at Palatine Hills Golf Course
The hiring pay rate for this position is $25.98/hour to $29.09/hour, dependent on qualifications.
 
If you are ready to take the next step in your career, come join us and Live the Parks & Rec Life!

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 Palatine Park District

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Matt Sheehan
847-496-6212
msheehan@palatineparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $130,000 to $150,000

The Round Lake Area Park District Board of Commissioners seeks a dynamic professional to serve as their agency's Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in parks and recreation, business administration or related field, demonstrated leadership and personnel management skills, and a proven track record of developing strong intergovernmental relationships and cooperative efforts.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply. For more information and the list of required application steps, please proceed to the announcement of vacancy brochure link:  https://bit.ly/RoundLakeSearch

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 Round Lake Area Park District

 Contact

Alan Howard
217-970-7317
ahoward@ilparks.org

 Closing Date

April 26, 2024

 80,980 - 93,746 DOQ

Elgin Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a candidate who is passionate about accomplishing our mission and strives to enhance our parks and playgrounds throughout our community. The ideal candidate is creative, motivated, enthusiastic, works well with others, and takes on duties with a positive attitude as they are assigned.  
 
Under the direction of the Parks and Recreation Director, and working closely with the Parks and Facilities Superintendent, this position is responsible for park  planning, design, development, bidding of various capital development projects and construction management, update and maintain the Parks and Recreation planning files, participating in master planning, capital improvement and management of natural areas.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW: 
The Elgin Parks and Recreation Department strives to be the heart of the community by creating community through people, parks and programs. In doing so, the department operates the Elgin Sports Complex, The   Edward Schock Centre  of  Elgin,   Wing  and  Lords   Park Family  Aquatic  Centers,   The Pavilion at Lords Park, the Hawthorne  Hill   Nature  Center, Wing Park Golf Course, Highlands of Elgin Golf Course, Bowes Creek Golf Course, 76 parks, 47 playgrounds, Festival Park Splash Pad and a variety of community recreation programs and activities.

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK
Understand theory and practice of comprehensive park planning and be knowledgeable about the theory, principles and philosophy of the park and recreation profession.

* Participation in master planning, capital improvement planning, site planning and site improvement processes.
Strong skills in project management.
* Ability to supervise outside consultants and contractors.
* Ability to communicate effectively with staff, contractors, consultants and appointed/elected officials.
* Ability to locate and apply for park related state and federal grants (i.e. OSLAD and PARC).
* Works with the grant coordinator or contractor to develop and prepare grant applications;   narratives,  budgets, and exhibits as required; monitors costs, maintains project reports and coordinates audits, billing and reimbursement requests for grant projects;
* Assists in department and capital budget planning.
* Prepares, coordinates and supervises the preparation of sketches, working drawings, specifications, cost estimates, bid documents and contract documents for projects, including the preparation of staff recommendations for approval by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and City Council.
* Reviews, supervises and inspects the construction/renovation of park and facility improvements to ensure specification compliance, satisfactory completion and to provide direction to staff and contractors involved in projects. 
* Responsible for making regular site visits and preparing punch lists.
* Assist in the design and development of maintenance procedures.
* Maintains complete and accurate files on all planning, design, construction and cost for all projects.
* Maintains and updates site plans, park utility maps, playground plans and maintains CAD files and GIS database for park boundary, topographic surveys and park assets.
* Participates in  park acceptance process.
* Attends Park Board meetings and city council meetings as requested.
* Attends professional educational training and remain informed of current trends and issues in related areas of responsibility.
* Assists other City Departments in planning, design and review of capital projects as requested; reviews and provides comments upon intergovernmental agreements, annexation agreements and proposed development plans as they relate to parks; reviews proposed plans to ensure park development and playground construction comply with written requirements; edit and update park and playground requirements as necessary;
* Performs related tasks as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
* Must possess good written and oral communication skills.
* Fluent in both English and Spanish preferred.
* Ability to work 40+ hours per week. Work schedule may vary and may include nights and weekends.
* Ability to work independently and in a team based environment.
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
* Ability to enforce policies and rules of the City in a diplomatic matter.
* Ability to maintain a positive image and relationships with the community, staff and third party partners.
* Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines and problem solve.
* Possess strong communication, organizational and customer service skills.
* CPR/AED certification is required.
* Ability to work in a variety of indoor and outdoor conditions.
* Ability to lift 30 lbs.
* Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license.
  
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
* Four years of applicable professional park planning experience.
* Certified Landscape Architect in the State of Illinois desired.
* Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in project management, landscape architecture, or a related field with a minimum of four years of applicable, professional work experience.
* Extensive knowledge of landscape architecture and architectural planning required.
* Membership in a professional organization and state licensure is desirable.
* Possession of a Certified Playground Safety Inspector certification desired.
* Must have experience applying for and following reporting protocols for state and federal grants.
* Must have experience working with construction contracts, bid documents and specifications.
* Proficient in AutoCAD, GIS, Photoshop, Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office.
* Proficient working knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Illinois Environmental Barriers Act and Illinois Accessibility Code (IAC).
* Ability to effectively lead projects and work well with outside parties and contractors.
* Knowledge of budget and fiscal accountability.
* Ability and willingness to work independently with little supervision.

Please apply at www.cityofelgin.org/jobs.

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 City of Elgin

 Contact

Barb Keselica
847-531-7056
keselica_b@cityofelgin.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $32.19-$40.94/hour

*Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for range.
 
NATURE OF WORK:
Under the direction of the Community Response Division Manager, this position provides a specialized alternative response to mental health and social needs that traditionally would be received by law enforcement. Response includes de-escalation, conflict resolution, mediation, and motivational interviewing that is compassionate and trauma informed.  Team members support an overall effort to deliver specialized and compassionate services tailored to meet the needs of people with mental health conditions, substance abuse disorders, co-occurring disorders, those who are unhoused and those with unmet social needs who interface with the City’s emergency response system. Team members must have the ability to work flexible and on-call hours, including weekends and holidays, and be comfortable responding to calls in all areas across the city.  Hours can change depending on program needs. 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
●       Responds, in collaboration with other team members, to 911/311 calls with an identified behavioral health component and provides crisis assessment, crisis intervention, de-escalation, safety planning, referrals, and linkage to care services for community members.
●       Provides referral case management services as needed or assigned as part of response to behavioral health related 911 calls. This may include telehealth or telephonic follow-up subsequent to the crisis event to ensure linkage to appropriate community support.
●       Conducts proactive outreach to individuals experiencing homelessness, serious mental illness,
substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders who may have unaddressed behavioral health or social service needs.
●       Delivers services that are compassionate, trauma-informed, and attentive to the particular needs and values of each individual.
●       Participates in team/department meetings, in-service training, and supervisory sessions as required.
●       Performs all duties as assigned in accordance with the city’s policies and procedures.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
●       Must possess a high school diploma, GED or higher and must possess two (2) or more years of progressively responsible experience working with individuals in crisis.  Possession of a bachelor’s degree in the social service field is preferred. Ability to communicate bilingually in Spanish is also preferred.
●       Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.
●       Knowledge and experience in the following areas: 
o   Working with individuals living with serious and persistent mental illness and/or substance abuse disorder. 
o   Working on a mobile crisis, alternative response, co-responder or outreach team.
o   Learning and implementing trauma-informed principles and practices.
o   Linkage to community resources.
o   Motivational interviewing and engagement techniques to build rapport with individuals, 
      clarify individuals’ values/goals and explore readiness for change.
o   Understanding of privacy rules and laws, mandatory reporting, and legal responsibilities to Individuals and the community and other related laws, rules, and regulations including HIPAA.
o   Understanding of cultural differences, especially as they relate to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religious identity and their various intersections.
o   Competency and general operating knowledge of a personal computer, software, and telephone/radio equipment.  
●       Skills in the following: 
o   Understands the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
o   Give full attention to what other people are saying, take time to understand the points being made, ask questions as appropriate, and not interrupt at inappropriate times.
o   Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
o   Selects and uses training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
o   Monitors and assesses performance of self, other individuals or organizations.
o   Identifies complex problems and reviews related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
o   Adjusts actions in relation to others' actions.
o   Brings others together and tries to reconcile differences.
o   Persuades others to change their minds or behavior.
o   Actively look for ways to help people.
o   Demonstrates awareness of others' reactions and understands why they react as they do.
o   Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
●       Abilities in the following areas:
o   Listens to and understands information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
o   Communicates information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
o   Reads and understands information and ideas presented in writing.
o   Communicates information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
o   Can identify when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
o   Applies general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
o   Quickly makes sense of, combines, and organizes information into meaningful patterns.
o   Arranges things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations.
o   Combines pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:   
Employees are subject to inside and outside environmental conditions including operating out of a vehicle when in the field.  General office environment when completing paperwork and documentation. Majority of work and tasks are performed outdoors. The employee performs tasks outdoors; weather can be hot in the summer, etc., while in the fall, spring and winter can be cool/cold/freezing.
 
Employees should have the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force consistently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
 
SUPERVISION:
The Crisis Alternative Responder will outline work assignments, review work in progress and complete work with the Community Services Division Manager.  Under the guidance of the Community Response Division Manager, team members work closely with internal and external partners to execute the role of the Alternative Response Team.  Guidance is provided via the strategic plan goals, City Code, City policies and procedures, applicable state and federal laws and regulations, as well as a wide variety of information relating to alternative response, ensuring that initiatives are met.  Work is evaluated monthly with respect to progress toward achieving goals, leadership, communication skills, customer service, ability to work productively and effectively with employees at all levels in the organization as well as elected and appointed officials, community groups and the general public, specifically those who are in crisis.
 
PUBLIC CONTACT:
The employee has regular and frequent contact with department and division employees and other City employees; regular contact with individuals in crisis in the community including elected officials.
 
 | SELECTION METHOD | TYPE OF ELIGIBILITY LIST | LIFE OF ELIGIBILITY LIST
| Structured Oral Interview | Category Group | 
|   |   |  
 
To apply for this position, please apply online at www.cityofevanston.org on or before the closing date.
 
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position.  Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.

The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.  The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY). 
 

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 City of Evanston

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 Closing Date

April 30, 2024

 Up to $60,000/year

ABOUT US
The Schaumburg Park District is an award-winning public agency that provides its 80,000 residents with a wide variety of recreational facilities, programs, events, parks and open spaces. 
 
JOB SUMMARY
This is a fantastic opportunity to begin your career in Recreation! As the Recreation Coordinator you will be primarily responsible for basic program supervision, assisting with trainings along with facility and program operations, facility scheduling, and administrative tasks related to the aquatics, fitness, facility management, and special event program areas. This position reports directly to the Superintendent of Recreation Facilities. IMPORTANT: Work schedule is primarily nights and weekends. These hours can vary based on scheduled events and other operational needs.
 
LOCATION: This position primarily supports theCommunity Recreation Center (505 N. Springinsguth Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194). This position may also provide coverage at Meineke Recreation Center (220 E. Weathersfield Way, Schaumburg, IL 60193), Schaumburg Tennis Plus (1416 N. Payne Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173) and Sport Center (1141 W. Irving Park Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193).
 
QUALIFICATIONS: The best applicants will have a Bachelor’s Degree and at least one (1) year related experience.
 
PAY, BENEFITS & WORK SCHEDULE
This is a full-time year-round exempt position. Target hiring range is up to $60,000 per year DOQ (depending on qualifications). Our full-time benefits package includes:

  • Free and/or discounted Park District classes, programs, events, and memberships for you and your family*! (*see definition*)
  • Medical Insurance
  • NEW! Zero Card
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • FSA Healthcare
  • FSA Dependent Care
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • AFLAC Indemnity Plans
  • IMRF Pension (Retirement, Disability, Life)
  • 457 Retirement Plan (Nationwide)
  • Paid Vacation, Personal Days, Floating Holidays, and Sick Time
  • Employee Wellness Programs and Incentives
  • Employee Recognition Programs

APPLY NOW!
** Position will be open until filled. ** Schaumburg Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. **
 
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 Schaumburg Park District

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 Closing Date

Open Until Filled