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 Hiring Range $34,000 - $44,000 DOQ

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Benefits Complete medical/health/life/vision and dental package; vacation, holidays, personal and sick days; IMRF

Function The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for planning, leading, and evaluating assigned recreation and leisure programs.

Supervision The Recreation Coordinator is responsible to the Inclusion Manager.

Duties To instruct recreation and leisure programs as developed and sponsored by SEASPAR, with a range of twelve - sixteen hours of direct leadership per week. To plan and coordinate Special Olympics and sports programs which must meet the needs and interests of SEASPAR's residents in addition to coordinating the use of community facilities to meet program needs. To coordinate all aspects of the summer school cooperative programs (SASED). To plan a variety of aquatic programs which must meet the needs and interests of SEASPAR's residents in addition to coordinating the use of community facilities to meet program needs. To plan and coordinate several large-scale sporting events on an annual basis, including a swim meet, bowling tournament and various other sports competitions. To assist with developing, organizing, and planning weekly activities, special events, day camp, and leisure education programs for people with disabilities. To develop program goals and objectives, maintain attendance, and write evaluation reports for assigned programs. To actively support SEASPAR’s risk management program. To assist in the planning of seasonal programs and special events. To develop and manage department budgets, revenue and expenditures. Assist in the formulation and management of the recreation department budget.
To prepare and present reports relative to job duties. To assist with preparation and distribution of SEASPAR brochures and promotional materials. To obtain and maintain training and certification in first aid, CPR, Handle with Care, and others related to duties. To attend job related in-services, conferences, workshops, and classes. To monitor local, state, and national trends as they relate to SEASPAR functions. To perform other job related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions Must be able to sit 70% of the work day. Must be able to carry equipment up to 35 lbs. for up to 100 feet. Lift equipment/participants up to 50 lbs. Push participants in wheelchairs. Must be able to transfer individuals from wheelchairs to stationary seats, including restroom transfers. Must be able to drive agency vehicles and operate wheelchair lifts and tie-downs. Must have the ability to use telephone, computer, and office equipment and access files in cabinets. Must have mobility to move from one facility to another during the work day.

Worker Traits The knowledge of the basic philosophical foundation of recreation and leisure. The ability to interact effectively with and to plan for individuals with a wide range of disabilities. The ability when necessary to modify and adapt recreation activities to meet participants needs and interests. The knowledge of the philosophy of inclusion as well as ADA Accommodations. The knowledge of current inclusive practices. The knowledge of basic supervisory principles. The knowledge of current employment laws and practices. The ability to interact and plan effectively with the SEASPAR staff, parents, and staff representing park districts, schools, and other community agencies and organizations. The knowledge of schools, nursing homes, group homes, hospitals, clinics, agencies and organizations serving individuals with disabilities. The knowledge of community facilities available for SEASPAR’s use. The knowledge and skill in a wide range of recreation interest areas. The ability to set and evaluate program goals and objectives. The ability to express ideas clearly and concisely; orally and in writing. The ability to be flexible in all aspects of job responsibility. The ability to observe and accurately report on participant behavior and progress. The knowledge of and ability to practice emergency first aid and aquatic safety. The knowledge and demonstration of proper safety measures regarding equipment, supplies, and leadership while conducting programs.

Required Education and Experience – The Recreation Coordinator should be graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in recreation, therapeutic recreation, special education, or related field. The Recreation Coordinator must be a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP), or hold the highest level of certification in their field or attain certification within one year.

Condition of Employment – The Recreation Coordinator must be a licensed driver, provide and insure his/her own car, and use his/her own car for SEASPAR business, and must pass the pre-placement physical.

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Dawn Krawiec

 Closing Date

October 5, 2018


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TO APPLY PLEASE GO TO WWW.DTPD.ORG and click on Job Opportunities icon


The Recreation Supervisor, Athletics and Aquatics performs duties in accordance with Recreation Services Programming. The Recreation Supervisor, Athletics and Aquatics is responsible for organizing, creating, budgeting, promoting and implementing a variety of recreation programs in both Athletics and Aquatics. General responsibilities include, but are not limited to supervision over staff and volunteers in related areas of responsibility. Areas include but are not limited to the following: Sleepy Hollow Pool (Rentals and Parties), Rakow Indoor Pool, Swim Lessons, Swim Team, and contractual programs.


A. Organizes, implements and evaluates a comprehensive selection of programs designed to meet the needs of the community. B. Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, terminates, schedules and evaluates staff, volunteers and instructors.
C. Orders and distributes programs supplies to instructors as needed, maintaining appropriate inventory and supply for all programs. D. Manages Contractual Programming for the District including athletic and recreation programs. E. Prepares annual budget projections and monitors revenue and expenses in areas of responsibility. F. Prepares seasonal brochure information and creating publicity materials in cooperation with the marketing department. G. Evaluates the effectiveness of existing programs and submits recommendations for program development, changes and pricing structure as required. H. Maintains required records of programs, fees and class participation statistics as required. I. Conducts required training and safety programs as established and recognized by the Dundee Township Park District. J. Coordinates assistance as needed from Parks or Facility Management for programs. K. Develops general knowledge of Park District programs to respond to specific questions or direct guest to the appropriate staff member. L. Complies with all safety and loss prevention policies.
a. Inform supervisor of any unsafe conditions or hazardous work procedures.
b. Correct any unsafe conditions, if possible, and instruct co-workers on safety procedures. M. Attends professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility. N. Completes all additional duties as prescribed by management. O. Assists other Park District employees when needed.


A. Employee must be able to follow directions and communicate in English both verbally and in writing. B. Employee must have the ability to read and understand materials printed in English. C. Employee must possess good problem solving skills and have the capacity to act rationally and calmly in high stress and/or emergency situations. D. Must have the ability to develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships and to promote and maintain high morale and enthusiasm. E. Employee represents the Dundee Township Park District in a professional manner.   WORK ENVIRONMENT

The position’s office is located at Rakow Recreation Center, however this position is required to travel to other DTPD properties to supervise and evaluate programs, staff, volunteers and/or instructors. The position may be exposed to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions while attending job related activities away from the office. The general noise level in the work environment is normal office setting, but can go to high in some areas depending on location and events, either while attending activities or from adjacent work areas. The general work environment is indoor with outdoor influences. Works in a fast paced environment, may be required to work in confined and/or narrow spaces. Exposure to chemicals or other potentially dangerous materials utilized for pool chemicals or routine maintenance of supplies, or different recreation events. Parking for position may be up to one to two blocks from work area.


Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, or closely related field; minimum 3 plus years’ experience required in recreation program management or a combination of education, experience, training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to program, design and plan activities, ability to assign, coordinate and supervise the work of subordinates and volunteers and/or instructors. Working knowledge of pool management, lifeguarding, swimming instructions and athletics/programs. Possess or obtain within 8 months of appointment, and maintain a valid National Pool and Waterpark Lifeguard Instructor License (Starguard/Starfish), Water Safety Instructor, Certified Pool Operation or Aquatic Facility Operator and Certified Food Handler. First Aid, CPR and AED certification is required or the ability to obtain within 60 days of hire. This position requires a valid and maintained Illinois Driver’s License, minimum classification “D”.


This is a full time position, year round position, 40 hours exempt position. This position is generally Monday through Friday, may include weekends and/or holidays. Hours are dependent on business needs, but will include day, night, weekends and holidays.

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 Dundee Township Park District


Michelle Eckelberry

 Closing Date

October 31, 2018

 Hiring Range: -  $43,085 - $55,144

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For more information and to apply please visit our website at:

JOB SUMMARY Responsible for deployment and maintenance of end-user hardware and software in coordination with the rest of the Information Technology team, and for responding to helpdesk tickets and other reported Technology problems.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS •Administration of the Park District’s IT Ticketing system, including providing Tier 1 support for end-user requests and assigning tickets to other IT staff when necessary •Installation, configuration, and maintenance of end-user desktops, mobile devices (phones, tablets, desktops, and laptops) •Responding to and resolving alerts and notifications from anti-virus and anti-malware systems •Administration of desktop imaging software (ManageEngine OSDeployer) for annual desktop deployments, off-cycle deployments, and disaster recovery •Maintenance and administration of the District’s IT Asset Management system(s) •Coordination of setup and tear-down for temporary Audio/Visual setups for meetings and special events •Administration of Mobile Device Management programs (Maas360, Meraki SM) •Installation, maintenance, and monitoring of Genetec security system software and Axis security cameras throughout the Park District •Performs the job safely and in compliance with district policies, procedures, work and safety rules. •Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS •Assist with ongoing IT Projects. •Participate in on the job training or off-site training. •Respond to end-user trouble reports and outages on nights and weekends; be available to answer District-issued cell phone during all business hours of District facilities •Knowledge of audio and video equipment. •Participation in monthly off-hour maintenance windows (one weeknight per month) •Write or record documentation for various IT systems •Occasionally perform structured cabling installations or upgrades (CAT6 or Fiber Optic) •Occasionally perform basic Systems Administration tasks, such as password resets, when necessary

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS •General work area in indoors, in a smoke free environment with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting. •Works in a wide range of weather conditions, which can include cold, rain, and extreme heat. •Infrequent exposure to cleaning materials and office supplies (e.g. printer toner). •Exposure to electrical equipment and electrical systems. •Must be able to work in a team environment. •Physical agility to maintain mobility from site to site. •Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds with assistance.


Sitting – frequently              Walking – frequently      Strength – heavy 
(over 50lbs with assistance)
Climbing – occasionally       Balancing – occasionally      Stooping – frequently
Kneeling – occasionally       Crouching – occasionally        Crawling – occasionally
Reaching – frequently     Handling – frequently     Feeling – occasionally

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS •Effective communication skills, both orally and written; ability to communicate technical information to non-technical end-users •Ability to troubleshoot without direct supervision; willingness to ask questions of other I.T. Staff for clarification when needed. •Excellent customer service skills. •Strong knowledge of multiple operating systems (Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, Mac OS X) and basic knowledge of server Operating Systems and roles (e.g. Active Directory, DHCP, DNS) •In-depth knowledge of hardware components such as motherboards, ram, processor chips, video cards, etc. •Subject to modified/flexible work schedule including nights and weekends. •Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. •Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize projects and ticket work based upon immediate needs, agency priorities, and department goals

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Associates degree in computer science, information systems, or related field. Actual work experience installing and maintaining Windows network and PC software applications. CompTIA A+ Certification strongly recommended. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above.

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 Elk Grove Park District


Christy King

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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To apply please complete an online employment application on our website:

Location: Vaughan Athletic Center Hours: Hours vary, including weekends and evenings, average between 25-30 hrs./week
Salary: $12/hour minimum starting pay rate

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be dependable and reliable with a strong sense of safety and responsibility to oversee pool operations and the care of our guests. Must be a certified provider in First Aid, CPR and AED. Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a lead or head guard role and be certified as an Ellis & Associates lifeguard trainer or obtain within one month of employment. Ability to use aquatic equipment to rescue a 200 lb. person. Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all swimmers. Strong and effective communication skills in both verbal and written form with the ability and desire to provide quality customer service is essential. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Proficient computer skills required. Cash handling experience preferred. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays. Minimum of a high school diploma with some college preferred.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Indoor Aquatics Manager, the Assistant Manager will assist with the responsibilities associated with the day to day operation of the Vaughan Athletic Center Aquatic facility. Duties include but not limited to: assist in the enforcement of all agency, state, county and local laws, rules, regulations and policies; coordinate staff in-service training along with new and renewal guard training; assist in maintaining staff schedules and payroll; supervise aquatic programming; provide cashiers with banks, cash control and reconcile daily deposits; maintain a high level of security and safety for staff and patrons; administer lifesaving skills if required and maintain required records, supplies and equipment. Additionally will recognize and prevent potential hazardous or accident situations and maintain the cleanliness of the pool deck. This is an at-will position.

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 Fox Valley Park District


Erik Enslen

 Closing Date

October 12, 2018

 23.99 per hour

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned Leadership by Values · Interviews, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates seasonal, and unpaid workers following all human resource policies and procedures. · Schedules, administers and monitors daily work assignments of seasonal employees, unpaid labor, and volunteer workgroups providing direction and support as necessary. · Oversees scheduling and routing of personnel and equipment to ensure work is accomplished in an efficient and timely manner. · Assists consultants and staff with inventories of trees and native species.

Inspection/Maintenance · Provides specialized tree care, including removal, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing and pest / disease treatments. Coordinates tree removals and plantings with tree contractors, nurseries and District staff. · Updates and maintains tree inventory system using GPS and GIS. · Receives and completes daily work orders establishing priorities based on the nature and urgency of the request. · Performs frequent routine safety checks on gardens, buildings, grounds, and equipment; files safety reports as required. · Develops preventative maintenance schedule and performs complex preventive maintenance to equipment assigned. · Performs simple repairs to equipment, machinery, and vehicles as assigned, according to Park District general maintenance procedures. · Maintains parks and gardens by trimming trees, clearing brush, and landscaping the property as required. · Applies pesticides and fertilizers per specified label rates to maintain healthy plant material. · Schedules and provides proper cultural practices including pruning, watering, and mulching according to industry standards. · Seasonal snow removal as needed.

Operational Excellence Ensures that all work performed is conducted in a safe and timely manner adhering to standards of safety and effective equipment utilization. Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies according to regulations for proper maintenance. Effectively and safely operates chain saws, table saws, drills, and other forestry management tools as required to get the job done. Maintains working knowledge of departmental safety procedures. Attends safety-training programs and in-service as required for continued development. Effectively and safely operates Park District equipment including, dump trucks, vehicles, tractors and mowers as required. Assists in developing and annually updating the general maintenance procedural manual. Assists in preparation and execution of annual budget and operational plan.

Compliance Establish and enforce policies and procedures for operational safety practices. Participate in PDRMA loss control review. Assist & coordinate with team members on district’s ERP plan and PDRMA loss control review with documentation and enforcement.

Teamwork · Responsive to the needs of the department by accepting additional responsibility or assisting others. Willing to adjust work schedule to accommodate changing priorities. · Provides support and adjusting priorities to the success of various projects as required.

Customer Satisfaction · Provides quality customer service to all patrons, guests, and other District employees. · Ensures a superior customer experience in all interactions through outstanding service capabilities, knowledge, flexibility, and thoroughness. · Quickly and effectively solves customer problems that ensure total satisfaction by receiving and responding to internal/external customer’s questions and concerns.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Completion of formal technical training or certification program in urban forest management. 5 to 8 years of experience, 4-6 years of supervisory experience.

CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: · ISA Certified Arborist or ability to gain certification within 6 months of hire · Operates complex tools including chainsaws, power tools, hand tools and all equipment related to forestry management · Proficient in tree felling and significant chipper knowledge and experience · Familiar with GIS mapping software · Lift/Forklift operation experience · General knowledge of insects, trees, and plants · Possess overall knowledge of general grounds maintenance · Ability to apply pesticides and fertilizers · Great communication skills oral, written, and interpersonal · Excellent customer service skills · Valid Illinois Driver’s License Class C required (CDL preferred) · IL Public Pesticide Applicator License · Available nights and weekends and to serve on the supervisor on call rotating schedule

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Very Heavy work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally Exerting in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently Exerting in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Significant environmental factors are applicable to this position.

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 Rockford Park District


Sue Cichock

 Closing Date

September 27, 2018