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Pekin Park District

Title: Maintenance Supervisor – Sports Park & Athletic Fields

Status of Employment: Full-Time, Year Round

Compensation: $14.42 – $17.79 Per Hour

Classification: Non-Exempt

General Statement of Duties: Plans, organizes, performs, and supervises athletic field turf maintenance operation at the Sports Park, and where necessary and time allows, throughout the district.

Supervision Received: Supervised by the Superintendent of Parks.

Supervision Exercised: Within area of responsibility, supervises full-time and seasonal Sports Park staff and may be called upon if time allows, to assist with other athletic field maintenance staff.

Essential Functions: • Oversees team and performs daily duties and projects related to grounds, landscaping, athletic fields, pathways, aeration, fertilization, irrigation and policing of grounds and buildings. • Communicate regularly and submit written reports on pertinent operations to the Superintendent of Parks. • Develop an estimated annual budget for Sports Park maintenance operations and make recommendations regarding capital improvements. • Adhere to district purchasing policies and procedures; establish inventory levels and ensure the distribution of supplies to assigned areas. • Keep records of annual maintenance activities to include precise data on all fertilizers and pesticide programs. • Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of staff. • Oversee work performed by contractors, consultants, vendors or volunteers. • Remain current on the latest developments in the Sports Turf industry. • Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions. • Participate in park district Safety and Loss Control Program training to ensure that work performed and services provided are implemented in a safe manner. • Responsible for the safe work methods and habits of direct and indirect reports. Trains others on safe work methods. Observes and monitors on an on-going basis. • Performs routine, preventive and corrective maintenance of athletic fields (football, softball and soccer fields), to include but not limited to, maintain and repair infield skinned surfaces, pitching mounds and home plates, daily dragging, installing bases, installing drainage, cutting lips, installing and inspecting soccer goals, perform athletic field layout and painting multiple fields, and incorporating, when feasible, best management practices of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) related to knowledge of principles and objectives for athletic fields and turf management. Also, in some cases, may perform routine, preventive and corrective maintenance to other facilities of the Sports Park (i.e. parking lots, paths, landscaping/trees, concession/restroom buildings). • Operates and maintains equipment at Sports Park including tractors, utility equipment, line sprayers, irrigation systems, etc. • Works closely with Recreation Department, local youth sports organizations and tournament organizers to set up fields for large tournaments and regular season games including softball, soccer, and football. • Directs staff and assists with set-up and take-down of special events and tournaments. • Regularly communicates with other departments, supervisors, outside agencies, and residents. Communicates matters of importance in a timely manner. Solicits Feedback and actively listens to others. Makes recommendations for improvements and efficiencies. • Cleans, and may performs routine maintenance on trucks, tractors and equipment. • Mounts seasonal accessories, mixes and applies pesticides and fertilizers. • Polices grounds, picks up and removes trash and debris. • Plows, shovels, snow blows, broom and salts to remove ice and snow. • Construct, install, maintain, and repair site amenities to include but not limited to bleachers, benches, signs, playgrounds, and restrooms. • Maintain all aspects of irrigation systems including computerized controls, electrical systems, and plumbing, including spring start-up and winterizing. • Conduct self in manor according to the policies and procedures as established by the park district. Demonstrates commitment to organizational team value (dedication; accountability; teamwork; and sustainability). • Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers. • Proactively supports the District’s environmental initiatives including recycling, conserving resources and preventing pollution. Complies with all District environmental policies. • Other non-essential duties as assigned.

Qualifications: • Education: Associates Degree or Bachelor’s degree (preferred) in turf management or sports field management or closely related field from an accredited college or university. Will consider significant and material experience in lieu of formal education. • Experience: At least three (3) years relevant experience (athletic field/park maintenance or golf course maintenance), with minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience which may be obtained through supervising a combination of seasonal, part-time or temporary positions. • Certifications/Memberships: Valid Illinois Pesticide Public Applicator license in turf and ornamental; Playground Safety Inspector certification; CPR AED and first aid certification required within first six to twelve months of employment (provided if do not currently possess). • Preferred but not required; Certified Sports Field Manager as provided by the Sports Manager Association. • License: Valid Illinois driver license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Good physical condition, sufficient strength, and mobility required. • Knowledge of turf maintenance and horticultural practices for parks and grounds. • Knowledge of proper pruning techniques. • Knowledge of grounds maintenance equipment and repair. • Ability to use and dispose of various chemicals. • Ability to utilize effective time management skills to complete assigned work. • Ability to read and follow manuals and operating instructions. • Ability to work from blueprints, sketches and drawings. • Able to use rulers, tape measure, and other measuring devices. • Knowledge of (and ability to safely use) power equipment, power tools, and hand tools – including snow blowers lawn mowers, hand sprayers. • Ability to work efficiently either independently, or as a team member, and be able to supervise staff and volunteers as directed. • Ability to recognize and communicate structural or safety problems or defects. • Knowledge and skills with computers and software (Outlook, Word, and Excel). • Able to read, write, speak and understand the English language. • Ability to work a varied schedule including some nights and weekends as required. • Ability to execute the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Note The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not construed as an all-extensive list of essential duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Physical Requirements 1. In an 8-hour workday, employee MAY:

 Stand or walk 6 – 8 hours  Sit 6 – 8 hours  Drive 6 – 8 hours

  1. Employee MAY use hand(s) for repetitive:

 Fine Manipulation (example typing, keyboarding, using computer mouse)  Pushing and Pulling  Operation of hand or power tools

  1. Employee MAY use foot/feet for repetitive movements for operating foot controls.

  2. Employee MAY need, without difficulty or hindrance, to:

 Utilize senses see, hear, touch, and/or smell  Be able to bend and stoop  Be able to twist and turn  Be able to squat and crawl  Be able to reach  Be able to climb

  1. Employee will be required to lift at least 50 pounds (with assistance, either mechanical or team lift), with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Environmental Conditions Description: The work environment can be best described as combination of office work and out-of-doors work, with expected exposure to hot and cold weather and related conditions, noise, dust, temperature and the like.

Specifics: • Weather – Frequent outdoor work, extreme heat, cold, wet and dry. • Noise – Loud and continuous noise from vehicles, machinery, equipment and tools. • Dust – From sports fields, sod, raking leaves, wood chipper, saws, tools, etc. • Vibrations – From working with machinery, equipment, tools, riding on mower or tractor, or in work vehicles. • Hazards – As expected with the occupation; from machinery, equipment, tools; from lifting, climbing; potential for slips, trips, falls, etc. • Confinement – Occasionally • Other – As may be required from job

Conditions of Employment All the following are required for applicants: • Submit to a reference check • Submit to a state criminal background check • Provide verification of education

All the following are required for hires: • Provide a copy of driver’s license • Provide a copy of (2) other forms of identification: Social Security Card, official notarized birth certificate, passport • Complete tax forms I9 and W2 • Provide a copy of Pesticide Public Applicator’s License – State of Illinois (Turf Pest Control) within (1) year of employment, and license renewals as required. • Complete 90-day introductory evaluation period satisfactorily.

Residency: Employees are strongly encouraged, but not required, to become residents within the boundaries of the Pekin Park District.

*If at any time during the course of employment, the employee is unable to perform the duties, functions, or considerations outlined in this job description, the immediate supervisor should be informed.

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 Pekin Park District


Scott Clausen

 Closing Date

February 18, 2019


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Now accepting applications for: Summer Recreation Intern

Salary & Benefits include: $9.00/Hour – Approx. 40 Hours/Week Complimentary Fitness Center and Coral Cove Water Park Membership

Days & Hours: 12 week internship (between May-August). Primary hours are Monday-Friday between 9:00-5:00, with occasional nights and weekends.

Job Requirements: The Carol Stream Park District is seeking an energetic, motivated college student in the field of recreation to serve as our Summer Recreation Intern. Hands-on educational experiences will be woven through twelve weeks of full-time employment, with a well-rounded exposure to many aspects of park district management. Events and projects will be completed for a variety of recreation divisions. Students must be pursuing a degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or a related field. All necessary university requirements must be met to be eligible.

Qualifications: • Must be working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or a related field. • Minimum of two years of undergraduate coursework completed. • Strong communication and organizational skills. • Self-motivated with a mature, professional, and positive attitude. • Physical ability to lift up to 30 lbs. • Must complete a post offer background check that will be submitted to the Illinois State Police as well as a nationwide search. • Must complete a post-offer drug test. • Must have valid Illinois driver’s license and pass a driver’s abstract.

Interested applicants can submit an online application at the Work Here section of our website at

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 Carol Stream Park District


Christine Quinn

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $22.88 - $28.62 - $34.37

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SUMMARY The Stewardship Ecologist I is responsible for the oversight of the day-to-day operations of the volunteer stewardship, volunteer monitoring and native seed nursery operations. Responsible for the native seed program by growing/collecting native species, processing and storing seed, and the operation of the native seed nursery and greenhouse. Coordinates native seed collection, processing and dispersal to support department projects. Assists in volunteer program development, recruiting, development of training programs and materials, and mentors volunteers and support staff. Work schedule includes evening and weekend hours. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. Performs lifting tasks up to 50 pounds.

EXPERIENCE Completion of Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in environmental science, botany, resource management or related field. Two years’ experience in native plant progagation, greenhouse operations and operation of a seed nursery and experience in volunteer programs and recruitment and natural areas management and monitoring. Knowledge of flora and fauna of northeastern Illinois, with particular emphasis in invasive and native plant species. Ability to identify species of native plants for accurate seed collection. Knowledge of standard methods, materials, tools and equipment used in natural areas management and restoration. Some knowledge of standard plant and animal monitoring methods. Willingness to regularly work on weekends to facilitate volunteers. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Ability to obtain an Illinois Public Applicator’s License within first 6 months of employment. Ability to obtain certificates in National Wildfire Coordinating Group wildland fire trainings I-100, S-130 & S-190.

HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at Applications are accepted only for posted positions. A completed application must be submitted by Monday, February 18, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

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Laurel Diver

 Closing Date

February 18, 2019


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Position Summary

The Superintendent of Recreation is appointed by and reports to the Executive Director. This position is responsible for the overall administration of the Recreation Department. This includes but is not limited to managing department functions and operations, fiscal management, and the maintenance and development of the District’s recreation programs, events, and services. Additional duties include building cooperative partnerships with community groups, affiliates and athletics, special interest groups, and District personnel. Current programming areas within the Recreation Department include preschool, parent/tot, early childhood, youth and teen, athletics, cultural arts, aquatics, gymnastics, fitness classes, summer camps, and special events.

Position Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess: • BA/BS in Parks and Recreation, Business, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. • CPRP preferred. • Minimum ten (10) years of progressive experience in parks and recreation or comparable experience. • Minimum five (5) of these years with management of full time staff and leadership experience.

Compensation and Benefits

The hiring salary range is $92,700-$101,970; 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

•Review position announcement brochure . • Candidates should apply online at here with a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. • First review of candidates will begin on February 15. • For more information contact Peter Cahill, Assistant Superintendent of District Services and Projects, at 847.496.6262 or • Palatine Park District is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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 Palatine Park District


Peter Cahill

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

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Description: Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Fitness, the Fitness Coordinator is responsible for all operations related to the development and implementation of wellness programs, including group exercise, pre-registered exercise classes, membership promotions, and any other service aimed to improve the fitness experience for the members and residents of Highland Park.

Responsibilities: The Fitness Coordinator is responsible for all Group Exercise operations at the Recreation Center of Highland Park. They will design, implement, and evaluate innovative group exercise and fitness programs that respond to individual student/member program preferences and that encourage healthy lifestyles. They are responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing supervision of membership programs, promotions and events that attract and integrate new members, build relationships and help to retain members. They will be required to recruit, hire, train, manage payroll for, conduct in-service training and evaluate all group exercise instructors. They will be responsible for the development and distribution of the group exercise schedule and to manage the process for getting coverage for instructors when substitutes are needed. They will be responsible for teaching group exercise classes for at least four hours per week. They must be punctual and conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. They must have a flexible schedule with ability to work a combination of early mornings, daytime hours, nights, and weekends.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have a proven track record for providing excellent customer service, building relationships with community members, and displaying passion in serving the community. A proven track record in development and implementation of fitness promotional memberships is a plus. Should have at least 2 to 4 years relevant work experience in supervising programs and services and the ability manage multiple projects, set priorities and meet deadlines. High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor's degree in Sports or Fitness Management, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, or Parks & Recreation from a four-year college or university preferred (or equivalent combination of education and experience). NCCA Accredited Certification in Group Fitness or Personal Training is required. Must obtain and keep current CPR/AED Certification.

Hiring Range: $21.91 - $22.75/hour for administrative duties (approximately 32 - 36 hours/week) PLUS $40.00 - $54.00/hour for group exercise teaching duties (approximately 4 - 8 hours/week), DOQ

Classification: Full-time (40 hours/week), non-exempt (hourly)

Benefits: Excellent benefit package including paid time off, health insurance, and pension.

Close Date: Open until filled

Apply: To apply, please submit an application, resume, and cover letter through

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 Park District of Highland Park


Jodi DiTomasso

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled