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 $15.50/hr - $19.09/hr DOQ

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JOB TITLE: Projects Specialist I (FLSA Non-Exempt) R 6.18

SUPERVISOR: Projects Foreman  


-High school diploma or equivalent, with three (3) years experience in related field of property and facility maintenance and repairs or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

-Minimum high school graduate. 

-Experience in maintenance repair and construction field desired.  


-Good working knowledge of landscape and grounds, maintenance tools, equipment, shop and field practices.

-Pesticide license preferred.

-Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be at least 18 years old.

-Must be able to read, write, and speak English.

-Receive certification in chain saw operations within six months of employment.

-Valid Illinois driver’s license with knowledge of manual transmission required.            


The Projects Specialist I is responsible for maintenance of parks, landscaping, turf maintenance, construction projects, maintenance and special events for agency facilities and parks.The Projects Specialist I is under the direction supervision of the Projects Foreman but is granted opportunities for independent supervision over full and part-time staff in related areas of responsibility.


-The employee shall be considered to be on duty whenever a need exists for their services. 

-This will require non-traditional work hours that will be consistent throughout the year. 

-Typical hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


-Attendance at work site required every day, at scheduled start time.

-Assists in constructing playgrounds. 

-Performs routine and preventive maintenance and repairs to district lands, facilities and equipment.

-Mow and trim turf areas with tractors and small mowers.

-Makes and maintains ice rinks and assists with snow removal.

-Install, maintain and repairs general landscape improvements throughout the district.

-Install, maintain and repairs sports fields throughout the district.

-Assist with seasonal operations and special projects.

-Assist with custodial tasks at all district facilities and grounds.

-Maintain effective two-way communication with immediate supervisors and assigned staff about concerns in the field.

-Assists in training and supervises seasonal and part-time staff as assigned.

-Communicate professionally with co-workers and the public.

-Wear personal protective equipment for job function when needed.

-Be prepared to work after normal hours in case of emergency or weather related tasks.

-Upkeep and maintenance of our parks and facilities as assigned. 

-Assist in the maintenance and in establishing a safe and clean environment for guests.

-Operates hand and power tools.

-Maintains athletic fields and turf.

-Maintains, cleans and repairs park shelters and historical buildings.

-Maintains and cleans maintenance equipment and vehicles.

-Operates automatic and manual transmission vehicles.

-Plants trees, shrubs, flowers, and other landscape materials.

-Performs custodial cleaning, grass mowing, general park and building maintenance.

-Assists other staff with maintenance and construction of the following:  pavements, buildings, plumbing, carpentry, electrical and lighting, furnaces, ducts, pipe lines, water lines, shelters, benches, playground equipment, signs, fencing, plastering, drywall, painting, roofing and flooring. Sewers, and drainage structures, asphalt, concrete and brick paving, stone paths, etc.

-Attends and participates in special committee or other meetings as assigned.

-Performs the job safely and in compliance with Park District policies, procedures, work and safety rules.

-Special projects or other duties as assigned.

-Supports and exhibits the organizational values of respect, communication, integrity, innovation, recognition and appreciation, continuous learning, fun, empowerment and people.

-Snow removal in winter months.

-Proficient in basic transit and grading work.

-Performs tree trimming and removals.

-Operates tractors and other heavy machinery.

-Performs necessary/basic repairs on vehicles and maintenance equipment.

-Performs basic welding.

-Assists with snow removal and ice making procedures.

-Performs grading and leveling.

-Assists with playground construction.

-Demonstrate initiative, dependability, punctuality, and the ability to complete tasks assigned in a positive manner.


$15.50/hr -$19.09/hr DOQ

In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefits package including: Medical Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, or PPO, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Pension/Benefit Plan (IMRF), and more.


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 Wheeling Park District


Matt Smith

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Hiring Range $36,000-$44,000 DOQ

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Description: The Facility and Vehicle Operations Manager is responsible for manual work of a semi-skilled nature in facility maintenance and custodial work, including facility oriented contractual work both inside and outside of various Park District facilities, all park shelters and a splash pad. Position is also responsible for performing routine, recurring tasks on vehicles for daily use and maintenance. Manager manages contractual relationships and services relating to facilities and vehicles, as well as community service volunteers. Position maintains facility and vehicle safety and operation standards.

Qualifications: Applicants must have knowledge of building and vehicle maintenance practices; working knowledge of job-related safety precautions; ability to follow oral and written instructions in English; ability to work well with all staff and constituents; ability to be resourceful and an independent self-starter; ability to operate light maintenance equipment and make slight adjustments to said equipment; good physical condition to perform work.

Basic Duties: Management of community center, park shelters and splash pad for cleanliness, general appearance and operational condition. Knowledge of and prior experience with custodial maintenance equipment, tools and supplies. Basic knowledge of HVAC systems, elevator systems fire detection systems, alarm systems. Basic knowledge or ability to manage splash pad chemical operations, routine maintenance and general operations. Knowledge and maintenance of health standards for sanitation. Mange inventory and ordering of custodial products for all facilities. Organization and scheduling of all contractual facility work, including assistance with preventative maintenance schedules for facilities and custodial schedule. Manage part time staff which includes a custodian. Coordinate facility setup and take downs. Manage snow removal of facility entrances/exits and assists with parking lots. May assist with various outdoor tasks as assigned or needed. Other duties as required by Executive Director.

To apply, visit, click "About Us" tab and then "Employment" on left hand side to print an application. Submit complete application and resume to David Mohr, Jr. Executive Director at You can also mail or drop off in a sealed envelope at 2200 E. Grass Lake Rd., Lindenhurst, IL 60046.

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 Lindenhurst Park District


David Mohr Jr.

 Closing Date

December 10, 2018


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Are you looking for a great gig where the work is actually fun? Do you want to work somewhere you can get real job experience and make a difference? Check out Goldfish Swim School! We’re a rapidly growing, award winning franchise that is not your typical company!

We change lives. We help children reach their goals. We wear flip flops. We work in a 90-degree pool. We love our employees and reward hard work with shout awards, gift cards and fun social events! We offer paid training and flexible shifts that are perfect for students or folks who want to grab extra hours without working late nights. Even better? Due to the rapid growth of our school, advancement opportunities exist for the right candidate.


Leadership roles Flexible hours Great pay Valuable work experience Increased social opportunities Future references/referrals


Ability to work with children Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills Must pass background examinations (included with training) Job Position: Pool Operations Manager

Reports To: General Manager, Assistant General Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Summary: Oversees the quality and success of all pool operations including the management of the Deck Supervising staff, Golden Teachers and Swim Instructors, as well as the on-deck staff, maintenance of pool environment and interaction with students and parents/guardians. Maintains expert-level knowledge of the Goldfish Swim School curriculum and demonstrates thorough knowledge of GSS management policies and practices. Audits all Deck Supervisor rosters for User Defines, 4MC/6MC/8MC students and proper class placements based on age. Improves efficiencies by merging classes, closing classes and creating new classes as needed. Audits the Visual Scheduler to assure all classes have been properly created, class sizes are appropriate and class costs are correct.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides leadership, discipline and constructive feedback to Deck Supervisors, Instructors and Deck Teachers to ensure quality delivery of the Goldfish Swim School curriculum. Conducts periodic evaluations of Deck Supervisors, Instructors and Deck Teachers and holds them to a higher standard. Interacts with parents/guardians to discuss student progress. Acts as a GSS “ambassador” to ensure customer satisfaction. Conducts weekly audits of the Deck Supervisor Rosters, Deck Supervisor Notes, Training Logs, Pump Room Checklist, Cleaning Checklist and Visual Scheduler. Acts as a substitute Deck Supervisor, Instructor or Deck Teacher when necessary. Provides a weekly report from the following audits due no later than Sunday: Deck Supervisor Rosters – 6MC and 8MC students Plan of action for each student – including specifics (i.e. why they are not progressing) Deck Supervisor Notes – Summarized with any information that should be relayed to the Management team Training Logs – Progress of current trainees as well as feedback and a plan of action (if necessary) to assist the trainee Pump Room Checklist – Any anomalies found on the checklist that may require further attention (vastly varied ORP readings, temperature swings, etc.). Cleaning Checklist – Feedback on what could get done each week Visual Scheduler – Feedback on any classes that are being merged, closed or created and any classes with improper costs, class sizes, class types, etc. Works hand-in-hand with the Deck Supervisors, Instructors and Deck Teachers on varying shifts to help improve their skillsets. Provides advice, tips and support to the Deck Supervisor on shift Assists the Deck Supervisor staff in working with 4MC, 6MC, and 8MC students. Provides support and constructive feedback to Instructors in water. Provides support to Deck Teachers by speaking to the importance of safety in our program, assisting with duties (ribbons, lesson supplies, etc.), and coaching them on what the Deck Supervisors look for from Instructors. Completes written performance reviews (GSRs) of the Deck Supervisors, providing constructive feedback to help improve their performance as needed. Holds monthly meetings with the Deck Supervisors and Management to go over performance reviews (GSRs) of the aquatic staff. Discusses items to address in workshops and in-services. Assists Management and Deck Supervisor staff in conducting workshops and in-service training. Establishes a relationship with all new employees. Conducts all the aquatic-based new hire training. Floats in the water at least 1 shift a week to ensure quality standards are being met. Works with the managers to establish training goals. Generates and responsible for the absentee analyst report. Generates and responsible for the cancellation report. Sends quarterly surveys to employees to see how our training processes can improve. Assists with all W.A.T.E.R. Safety presentations. Helps ensure Water Safety Awareness Week and Day are successful. Looks for opportunities to merge classes and create new ones. Ensures the flow of shifts on the deck are running properly: great door calls, excellent pre-shift meetings and great deck teacher rotations. Helps to ensure special needs lesson standards are being met. Supervises all Golden Teachers and collects all training logs. Manages all Goldfish Swim Team Coaches. Responds and creates an action plan for shifts and Family Swims. Creates daily shift notes and sends them to the General Manager and Assistant General Manager. Provides weekly report summarizing the status of 6MC and 8MC students, Deck Supervisor notes, training logs, pump room checklist and the cleaning checklist. Fulfills other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the Employer. Education/Experience: High school diploma or GED is preferred. Two or more years as a swim instructor required. Experience as a youth sports instructor/coach, camp counselor and/or teacher preferred. College degree preferred. Optional CPO Certification.

Certificates and Licenses: Lifeguard, CPR/AED, First Aid certifications and Ellis lifeguarding certifications required.

Work Environment: While performing this job, the employee is regularly exposed to heat and humidity. Noise level is usually moderate.

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 Goldfish Swim School Park Ridge


Megan Sklade

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $40,000-$50,000 commersate with experience

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General Qualifications: Must be well organized and able to prioritize tasks as well as have the ability to efficiently manage multiple areas of responsibility in a fast paced environment. Excellent writing skills and proficient use of the English language. /ability to provide customer service in a helpful, polite tactful and efficient manner. Maintain a harmonious effective working relationship with other municipal departments, outside agencies, and the public. Must pass a medical and background check.

General Function: The Youth Center Director is responsible foe developing, implementing and evaluating activities at the Youth Center for middle and high school youth in the community. The youth center director will develop and implement programs and activities, maintain a balanced budget, manage the facility and hire and train part time staff.

Technical qualifications: Valid driver's license. Thorough knowledge and experience in youth development, human relations and budget management.BA or Master's degree in Recreation/Education/ or related field required. Specific Duties/Responsibilities: a. Communicate with parents and youth to determine their needs and interests. b. Schedule programming and activities as required. c. Manage and maintain the youth center equipment and facility. d. Purchase and monitor the use of equipment and facility. e. Coordinate and schedule equipment and facility maintenance and repairs. f. Be visibly involved with the community, youth center members, their families and staff in a positive, friendly manner. g. Arrange for advertising and youth programs with LNN and local newspapers. h. Develop and monitor the youth center budget. I. Prepare financial and program reports.

Essential Functions: 1. Further the mission, vision and values of the Village of Lansing through excellent customer service, ethical conduct, personal responsibility, creative problem solving, individual initiative and stewardship of village resources.. 2. Assist in adherence to operational and capital budgets and exhibit good stewardship of the village's resources. 3. Handle other responsibilities and duties as assigned. 4. Perform all job duties in compliance with established rules and regulations of the Administrative Offices and the Village of Lansing.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all, duties and skills required. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee.

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 Village of Lansing


Anne Newberry

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 47,125+ Depending on Qualifications and Experience

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Update: This position has been restructured and is now two (2) separate positions. The Park District of Oak Park is recruiting a Full-Time Program & Operations Supervisor of Aquatics and a Program & Operations Supervisor of Ice Arena. We offer a competitive starting salary of $47,175 + based on qualifications and experience. The Program Supervisor manages the assigned programs through their life cycle of the Revenue Facility Program Portfolio. The position supervisors part-time program coordinators, instructors and programming staff. Review the job postings and apply online at:

The Park District of Oak Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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 Park District of Oak Park


Paula Bickel

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled