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 $18.00 - $21.00 / hour DOQ

DESCRIPTION: The Grayslake Community Park District is seeking a qualified applicant to join our Parks Maintenance team as a Park Maintenance Laborer. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional to utilize their skills in a team environment to make a positive impact on the community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The Park Maintenance Laborer is responsible for performing a wide variety of park and facility general labor duties, including but not limited to; landscaping, snow removal, mowing turf grass, maintaining athletic fields, courts, playgrounds, trails, buildings and facilities. Garbage removal in parks, limited custodial duties, operate and care for vehicles and equipment, painting, construction and other duties as assigned. Organize necessary records, follow written and verbal instruction and have the ability to effectively work together with others in a team-oriented environment.

This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week. This position may require non-traditional work hours at various times throughout the year and/or season. A typical schedule is five weekdays from 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Another typical schedule is four weekdays plus a Saturday or Sunday from 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Work may include evenings, weekends and holidays on occasion along with assisting with special events throughout the year. Overtime will be required as needed.

High School graduate or equivalent;

1 – 2 years’ experience in related field of landscape, sports field maintenance, property and/or facility maintenance, one-year experience preferred with snow plow operations, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Additional knowledge in the trades or small engine repair a plus.

Must have a Valid State of Illinois Driver’s License and be at least 18 years old.

Illinois Pesticide Application License or ability to obtain within 12 months of hire.

Ability to operate all forms of light and heavy maintenance equipment

Must be able to prioritize and follow/carry out a variety of assignments. Able to work and complete assignments with minimal supervision.

BENEFITS & WAGES: The Park Maintenance Laborer is a full-time, full-benefited, non-exempt position. This position is eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, paid vacation, personal days, holidays and sick time, as well as participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). The range for this position is $18.00 - $21.00 per hour, dependent on qualifications. Employment contingent upon successful criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical.

APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to or fill out and return employment application at

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 Grayslake Community Park District


Joe Vocke

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Director of Business Services

The Quincy Park District consists of approximately 1,012 acres of parkland and facilities, including a 27-hole golf course. The District provides a full range of activities and services year-round. Recreation programs for youth and adults include baseball/softball, basketball, soccer, futsal, sand volleyball, pickleball, golf, fitness classes, fishing clinics, swimming lessons, tennis lessons, archery, lacrosse, day camps, special events, mommy/daddy date nights, outdoor education, and special population programs.

The District’s EAV for 2021 was $714,636,159 and has an operating appropriation expense for FY2023 of $13,190,275.

As a leader in the organization, the Director of Business Services is responsible for recommending, implementing, and maintaining policies and procedures in the areas of Finance, Governmental Fund Accounting and Purchasing. The Director must possess exceptional organization, ethical, and leadership skills as the district's finance expert. The Director of Business Services reports to the Executive Director and supervises full-time Business Office staff including the Receptionist, Bookkeeper, Administrative Assistant. A full job description is available at

Requirements are as follows: • A Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, public administration, or a closely related field is required. • Five years’ experience involving governmental finances, accounting and purchasing, or a closely related experience. • Supervisory and demonstrated leadership experience. • Comprehensive knowledge of federal and state laws, and local ordinances pertinent to finance, accounting, and purchasing. • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications. Possess computer skills including proficiency in word processing and advanced spreadsheet and financial applications. • Valid Illinois Driver’s License and must be able to get to various work sites within the District. • Personnel management skills necessary to effectively plan, motivate, train and supervise the work of professional and technical staff. • Must be able to interpret and implement federal and state laws, and local ordinances. • Must posses a strong sense of ethics that governs personal behavior. • Must be able to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction from the Executive Director. o Excellent time management and organizational skills. o Excellent attention to detail & accuracy.

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 (individual and family); and discount at Westview Golf Course.

The salary for this position is $65,000 to $80,000, dependent on qualifications and experience.

Applicants can apply at Applications are due by March 1, 2023 for the first round of interviews. Applications can be filed until the position is filled.

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 Quincy Park District


Rome Frericks

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting Annual Salary: $40,000 - 45,000

Duties: Responsible for the planning, organization, and overall management of a wide variety of recreation programs, activities, and facilities. Including but not limited to all programs for individuals with disabilities, special events, aquatics, athletics, senior, adult and youth programs and activities, outdoor recreation, bus trips, and martial arts. Works with other Recreation Department staff to facilitate inclusion of individuals with disabilities into general programming. Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

Qualifications: Must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Parks Administration, Therapeutic Recreation or related field. Candidate will possess proven leadership skills, creativity, and ability to manage projects and staff. Experience in recreation programming, special event coordination, athletic coaching, aquatics and facility management preferred. Experience working with people with disabilities required. Certifications desired: Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP), Inclusive Recreation Specialist or Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor/Trainer, Water Safety Instructor/Trainer or willing to obtain certifications upon employment.

To Apply: Send resume and a cover letter to:

    Berin Jackson
    Superintendent of Recreation
    Freeport Park District
    P.O. Box 417
    Freeport, IL 61032

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 Freeport Park District


Berin Jackson

 Closing Date

February 01, 2023


The Superintendent of Facility Operations and Park Maintenance is responsible for all physical buildings, parks and their day to day operations. The Superintendent of Facility Operations and Park Maintenance is a full-time employee working a minimum of 40 hours per week. Work pace is moderate depending on the task required. The position of Superintendent of Facility Operations and Park Maintenance requires the ability to work in active pace (25 lbs or more). QUALIFICATIONS: The Superintendent of Facility Operations and Park Maintenance should have a Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or a related field; or at least 5 years of full time experience in a Parks and Recreation related position. The Superintendent of Facility Operations and Park Maintenance must have experience working with Microsoft Office Suite. Ideal candidate will have experience managing multiple facilities, full and part time staff. IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: The Superintendent of Facility Operations and Park Maintenance is under the supervision of the Executive Director. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Provide direct leadership to the Parks Department. 2. Provide direct supervision to the Parks Maintenance staff. 3. Actively participate in creating the budget for the Parks Department as well as contribute to the development of the capital budget. 4. Monitor revenue and expenses for the Parks Department. 5. Oversee all maintenance supply orders necessary for Parks Department, Nature Center, Fitness Center and Heritage Center. 6. Ensure all Park District contracted services (independent contractors and vendors) have turned in all necessary documentation (certificates of insurance, professional licenses etc.) 7. Responsible for restructuring and implementing day to day operations within the Parks Maintenance Department. 8. Provide communication to the Parks Maintenance Staff. 9. Host meetings with Parks Maintenance Staff when necessary to provide opportunities for growth within the organization. 10. Communicate consistently with the Executive Director about all Park District matters. 11. Offer policy changes and new policies to the Executive Director or to improve Park District operations. 12. Attend weekly staff meetings. 13. Attend all Park Board Meetings and Special Board Meetings as required. 14. Knowledge of Park District policies and procedures. 15. Ability to accept other duties as assigned.

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 Oakbrook Terrace Park District


Cathy Fallon

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $40,000 - $50,000 DOQ

Do you enjoy Parks & Recreation? Like to take on new challenges and opportunities? Enjoy being part of a fun and supportive team? We have the opportunity for you. The Norridge Park District is seeking a full-time (non-exempt) Recreation Supervisor to make a difference in people’s lives every day through Parks & Recreation. Bachelor’s degree in recreation or closely related field and 1-2 years’ experience in aquatics is preferred.

Why work at the Norridge Park District? Besides being a great district to work at, you will have the unique opportunity to be a part of a $9 million dollar project. We are replacing our 61 year old pool and you will be part of the design, bid, build and grand opening! Your role directly oversees the summer aquatics operations and programming at our outdoor Community Pool and a variety of programs and events throughout the year.

BENEFITS • 100% Employee Medical, Dental and Vision Paid by the Park District • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan (voluntary) • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Personal Days • Other employee membership perks and discounts HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES: Interest in Recreation Supervisor position can be expressed by submitting Cover Letter, Resume and references to Karyn Nicholas, Superintendent of Recreation, by February 10th.

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 Norridge Park District


Karyn Nicholas
(708) 457-1244

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled