Lisle Park District is hiring a full-time Parks Specialist to join our team.
Candidates must apply online at www.lisleparkdistrict.org/jobs
Job duties include the following (and other duties as assigned):
Builds, installs, paints and maintains park facilities including play structures, benches, shelters, retaining walls, borders, drinking fountains, pathways, goal posts, piers, grills, fences and bridges. Installs and maintains trees, shrubs, turf grasses and flower beds. Trims and prunes trees and shrubbery. Performs a bi-monthly inspection of all assigned sites. Assists with the construction and maintenance of athletic fields. Performs daily inspection of mowers, tractors and trucks before use. May perform small engine repairs. Identifies tree and shrubbery illnesses and issues, troubleshoots and resolves. Troubleshoots and resolves site drainage issues. Performs masonry, carpentry and stone work to build and repair park facilities including shelters, retaining walls, borders, washrooms, sidewalks and curbs. Plows and removes snow and ice as required. Assists with special event preparation, operation and clean-up as required. Trains and delegates tasks to assigned seasonal and part-time employees.
Requirements: - Expertise typically acquired through completion of a high school program. Additional course work in horticulture or landscaping preferred. - Minimum of 2 years related work experience including experience in landscaping or grounds keeping. - Valid Illinois drivers license with excellent driving record. - Good speaking, hearing and vision ability, excellent manual dexterity, ability to lift and carry between 25 and 60 pounds frequently and over 60 pounds occasionally.
Ability to obtain Pesticide Operators License within three (3) months of employment.
Pay rate is based on years of experience and skills. This is a full-time position offering health, dental, life and vision insurance, paid time off, IMRF pension and facility benefits.
Under the general direction of the Assistant Superintendent of District Services and Projects the Recruitment and Volunteer Coordinator will provide expertise in hiring strategies to assist staff to identify, hire and onboard part-time employees. They will also lead a comprehensive volunteer program which responds to the vision, mission and goals of the District by drawing upon the talents and abilities of each volunteer. This position has no direct reports but oversees volunteers at events.
Position Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess: •Two or more years of experience in Human Resources, Volunteer Management, Parks & Recreation, Non- profit management or equivalent experience. •Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources ,Parks & Recreation, Non- Profit management, Public Administration or closely related field; or an equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and training. •Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle. •Communicates clearly, both orally and written, along with outstanding time management, leadership and organizational. •Strong skills in managing volunteer projects and events. •A successful criminal background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen
Compensation and Benefits: The hiring salary range is $46,350.00-$50,985.00; starting salary is DOQ. The District offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and membership in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). The Park District benefits package also includes paid vacation, personal days, holidays, sick leave, and potential for annual merit increases.
How to Apply: •Candidates should apply online at jobs.palatineparks.org with a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. •First review of candidates will begin on April 26, 2021 •For more information contact Peter Cahill, Assistant Superintendent of District Services and Projects, at 847.496.6262 or email@example.com. •Palatine Park District is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
Village of Savoy, Parks and Recreation Director
The Village of Savoy, Illinois (population 8,607) is looking for a transformative leader with the ability to effectively manage change; deliver high-quality parks and recreation services; focus on fiscal stewardship; communicate clearly; and attract, develop, and empower talented employees that are dedicated to serving the residents. The Director must be a strong, collaborative leader; able to combine vision, creativity, and innovation in the oversight and development of the Parks and Recreation Department, its programs, and its facilities.
This is a salaried full-time exempt position that reports to the Village Administrator. The Director leads a team of 15 full-time and part-time employees and oversees an operating budget of approximately $500,000. The Director manages, supervises, and directs all aspects of operations, maintenance, programs, events, and activities of the Parks and Recreation Department. The Director also performs long-range planning, assists in developing the department’s budget, and collaborates with the Public Works Director on park master planning and capital needs.
The next Director must take the lead to assess the programmatic, personnel, and financial needs of the Department; have the ability to address and overcome operational issues; and lead the department as the Village transitions from COVID-19 restrictions to normal operations.
The Director must possess well developed verbal and written communication skills with a record of success in developing collaborative relationships with elected officials, community organizations, and Village staff. The Director will be expected to continuously demonstrate the interpersonal skills and judgment to create trust, deliver results, and influence a positive inclusive culture.
• Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a closely related field. • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a Parks and Recreation organization of similar size or larger including three (3) years of supervisory experience in this field. • Certification as a Park and Recreation Professional through the National Recreation and Park Association. • Must be bondable. • Must obtain, then maintain, CPR and First Aid Certification within 60 days of hiring. • Must possess and maintain a valid Illinois Driver’s License.
• Master’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a closely related field. • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in a Parks and Recreation organization of similar size or larger including five (5) years of supervisory experience in this field. • Certification as a Park and Recreation Executive through the National Recreation and Park Association.
Compensation and Benefit Package
This position offers a salary with an expected hiring range of $65,000 – $80,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Additionally, the Village offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, health coverage, and a pension plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).
How to Apply
To apply, submit by email a resume, cover letter, and five professional references to Christopher Walton, Village Administrator. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position is open until filled. First review of applications is April 26, 2020.
The Bartlett Park District is an independent local government agency that provides 597 acres of beautiful parks and outstanding recreational opportunities for the residents of Bartlett, IL and surrounding neighbors. Major facilities of this Distinguished Accredited Agency and two-time National Gold Medal Finalist includes 44 parks, a community center, two aquatic centers, two golf courses, banquet facility, ski hill, athletic field complex, nature center, and more.
JOB SUMMARY: The Maintenance Level I – Horticulture & Grounds employee must be sufficiently skilled to perform a wide variety of maintenance tasks without supervision. Must be able to supervise some part-time staff. This is an at-will position. • Assist with seasonal maintenance of landscape beds and trees. • Assist with seasonal maintenance of ponds and native areas using tractors, mowers, and/or brush cutters. • Assist with planting of trees, shrubs, perennial and annual plants. • Assist with tree removal, pruning, chipping and stump grinding. • Assist with maintenance and repair of Park District signage. • Assist with parking lot and asphalt maintenance. • Remove garbage from all park areas. • Remove snow from parking lots, sidewalks throughout the park district, as needed. • Responsible for using Park District vehicles and equipment including hand tools. • Perform preventive maintenance on equipment such as inspections, checking oil and fluid levels, greasing and cleaning etc. • Gain knowledge and understanding of Park District policies and procedures and see that they are adhered to at all times. • Attend district-wide trainings, crisis trainings and staff trainings as directed. • Comply with the District’s Dress Code by coming to work in clean, presentable clothing. • Must participate and maintain CPR certification, offered by the park district.
QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate or equivalent. Must be at least 18 years old. Prior experience in parks maintenance or related field preferred, and be able to have flexible hours during prime seasons. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be able to provide own transportation.
SCHEDULE & PAY: This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm (40 hours per week). Target hiring range is $16.50 - $17.50 per hour dependent on qualifications.
BENEFITS OFFERED: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package:
• Medical & Prescription Coverage
• Dental & Vision Coverage
• Short & Long-Term Disability
• Life Insurance (basic & voluntary)
• 457 Defined Contribution Plan • Pension Defined Contribution Plan (IMRF)
• Flexible Spending Accounts • Paid Holidays & Vacation Time • Tuition Reimbursement • Facility Discounts & Usage Benefits
Apply On-line at www.bartlettparks.org under the Employment tab. Please include Resume and Cover Letter.
*Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for the range.
Scheduled Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 AM to 6 PM and some night and weekend work based on operational and programing needs.
NATURE OF WORK: Under the direction of the Assistant Director and/or designee, this position will be primarily responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of comprehensive environmental/recreation programs for the citizens of Evanston. Programs could include, but are not limited to, after school activities, summer camp, educational classes and activities, seminars, field trips and special events. The position is also responsible for supervising employees, contracted vendors and volunteers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following) Develops, implements, supervises, coordinates and evaluates programs, special events, drop in programs, family activities and a variety of workshops and seminars related to environmental education and recreation. Classes are located at the Ecology Center as well as various sites throughout the City. Prepares and creates displays and exhibits. Recruits, interviews and recommends part-time employees, seasonal employees and contracted vendors for center programs. Assists with conducting community outreach to local organizations, schools and affiliate organizations. Ensures programs and services are well organized, meet their objective and are safe for all participants. Manages volunteers for ecology program offerings and special events. Answers questions from 311, customer phone calls, emails, as well as in-person questions, comments, and concerns. Assists the Assistant Director and other Program Coordinator with developing, executing, implementing, and adhering to the annual program budget, and strategic and operational plan for the department/center. Works to develop collaborative partnerships with organizations in the public, non-profit organizations such as the Evanston Environmental Association, Citizen’s Greener Evanston, Evanston Garden Clubs, etc. Collaborates with other PRCS staff in the development and continued improvements and modifications of all program offerings at the Ecology Center. Trains, supervises and evaluates employees and volunteer staff in the programs under his/her direction, including assigning specific tasks and works hours accordingly. Enforces rules pertaining to the overall health and safety of the participants. Reports any unsafe conditions to the Recreation Manager or submits work order requests to the City’s 311 system. Attends trainings and conferences to enhance personal development and gain more knowledge. Attends department and other meetings as required. Participates in nature walks and related events promoting interest and involvement in the assigned special event activity. Purchases program supplies on an as needed basis and within budget. Ensures that all employees and volunteers under his/her direction are practicing excellent customer service, and that all policies and procedures are properly implemented. Performs other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: Must possess a bachelor’s degree or higher and must possess three (3) or more years of work experience with programming or experiential learning within a culturally diverse community and must possess one (1) or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity. Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record. Must be willing and able to obtain First Aid/CPR/AED certification within 6 months of employment and maintain it as a condition of employment. Must be willing and able to obtain a Canoe Instruction Certification within eight months of employment and maintain it as a condition of employment. Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas: Ability to deal positively and effectively with the general public and other staff and individual agencies or persons. Strong customer service and teamwork orientation. Ability to deliver strong presentations and programs to different audiences and user groups. Considerable knowledge of and ability to use Internet search engines, word processing software, email, registration, facility, and league scheduling software and Windows operating systems. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions provided in written, oral, or diagrammatic form; to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in or from standardized situations. Ability to prepare work assignments, research issues summaries, letters and memorandum and reports using prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, dictation and style. Ability to give verbal direction to subordinates, communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK Ability to work primarily indoors and is occasionally subject to outdoor environmental conditions – no effective protection from the weather conditions or temperature changes. The employee performs tasks outdoors related to environmental and recreational programs, weather can be hot in the summer, etc., while in the fall and spring can be cool/cold. Employee 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. Have the ability to lift, reach, handle, finger, kneel, bend, stand for long periods of time, talk, hear, feel, smell, climb, maintain balance, stoop, crouch, crawl, and see the nature of object by the eye.
SUPERVISION Performance is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, reports and meetings. Guidance is provided through the City Code, departmental policies, City operating practices and procedures, and other resources as applicable to the specific project assigned. Work is evaluated annually with respect to programming initiatives, problem-solving ability, customer service, research and analytical skill, written and verbal communication skills, and performance in accordance with this classification standard.
PUBLIC CONTACT: The Program Coordinator has regular contact with the public, other departmental employee and supervisors.
To apply for this position, please apply online at www.cityofevanston.org on or before the closing date of April 26, 2021.
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 847-866-5095 (TTY).