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 $57,577.91 – $88,228.22/annually*

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*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).

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 City of Evanston

 Contact

Human Resources
847-448-8204
humanresources@cityofevanston.org

 Closing Date

April 26, 2021

 $40,000 - $45,000 DOQ

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Recreation Supervisor

The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for planning and leadership of various programs offered through the Community Pavilion of the Oak Lawn Park District. The Recreation Supervisor assists in the immediate supervision of part-time programming staff.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in parks and recreation or a closely related field; at least one year experience in a community recreation setting, CPRP or eligibility preferred.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Pavilion General Manager

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Oversee operations in the Centennial Softball Complex Concession Stand. Responsible for hiring, training and scheduling concession stand staff, keeping inventory stocked, scheduling staff for tournaments and maintaining food handler and Basset licensing for self and staff.
• Required to attain and maintain Food Handler Management Course. • Run youth athletic programming, including, but not limited to, outdoor soccer leagues, indoor soccer leagues, soccer camps, youth instructional volleyball, tot programs, and additional contracted programs as assigned.
• Oversee operation of the Pitch Hit and Run special event.
• Plans programs/special events and prepares written descriptions for brochure. • Maintains required records on programs, monthly reports and periodic special reports. • Prepares budget estimates for programs and monitors program expenditures for department programs. • Works cooperatively with all other departments of the district to enhance the overall quality of all district programs and to promote department programs as assigned. • Participates in inter-departmental in-service training programs as assigned. • Maintains liaisons with professional organizations and participates in state training, educational and certifications or programs as directed. • Obeys and enforces all practical safety rules, regulations and procedures established by the safety program • Evaluates the effectiveness of services and makes recommendations on modifications of existing programs or introduction of new ones. • Ability to work with computer software system to input programs, create reports, etc. • Other duties as assigned.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS • Attends Park District Board Meetings as required. • Cooperates with outside agencies to promote services by attending meetings, serving on committees, etc.

PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS • 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. • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, see, talk and hear. The employee frequently uses hands to grasp phone or sort documents and fingers to depress keys on computer or office equipment. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, crouch or reach to retrieve supplies and files. • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. • Has the ability to transport self from one location to another to lead programs at various locations.

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS • Ability to develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships with subordinates and to promote and maintain high morale and enthusiasm. • Ability to work well with general public. • Ability to work well with minimal supervision and to produce accurate work on a timely basis. • Ability to work well under stress. • Ability to work flexible hours to meet deadlines.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS • Worker performs activities indoors and outdoors. Indoor environmental conditions will include lighting and temperature. Outdoor environmental conditions will include exposure to sunlight, temperature and other factors.

COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS • Comprehensive knowledge of all phases of community recreation activities. • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and objective of community park and recreation philosophies to governmental authorities, private groups and agencies and the general public. • Ability to organize and direct the work of professional, technical, skilled clerical and semi-skilled employees. • Ability to perform required duties with initiative, good judgment accuracy, creativity, integrity, tact and courtesy. • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. • Ability to use good safety awareness and judgment in all aspects of the position.

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 Oak Lawn Park District

 Contact

Cate Coyle
(708) 857-2420
ccoyle@olparks.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $38,124

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PARK GROUNDS WORKER I - $38,124 ($18.33/hour) plus benefits

The Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD) is looking to hire a full-time Park Grounds Worker I and offers a competitive salary plus an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision insurance; EAP; Life Insurance; paid benefit time (vacation, sick and floating holiday); and IMRF Pension among others. AHPD is a public park and recreation agency located in Arlington Heights, Illinois—the largest community in Chicago's prestigious northwest suburban corridor. In our 95-year history, we have earned multiple distinctions recognizing our high-quality standards of excellence, including three National Gold Medal Awards, maintaining a Moody’s AAA bond rating for nine years and receiving multiple awards for fiscal responsibility. Our mission is to enrich the community by providing fun, accessible and impactful recreation and facilities for every age and season.

If you like working outside where every day provides a new opportunity, this is the job for you! This entry-level position is perfect for someone new to the field of Parks and Planning. We are an equal opportunity employer that provides our employees with opportunities for growth through mentoring, and staff development. Our 29 facilities—including five community centers with outdoor pools, Arlington Ridge Center, two tennis clubs, two public golf clubs, Lake Arlington, Arlington Heights Historical Museum and Senior Center—and 58 parks across 716 acres of land, allow for a broad spectrum of opportunities.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Mows, fertilizes, aerates, grades, seeds, sods, waters, rakes, and performs routine maintenance of park grounds. • Operates trucks, mowers, sod cutters, chain saws, hand and power tools and all other maintenance and safety sensitive mechanical equipment • Applies pesticide products to Park District grounds and/or horticultural areas (with proper licensing) • Maintains playground areas, equipment, and safety surface • Plows, shovels, snow blows, broom and salts to remove ice and snow • Constructs and maintains outdoor ice rinks

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES • Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing and to read and understand materials printed in English • Ability to pass the Park District’s Defensive Driving training within two (2) weeks of employment, in order to drive to Park District vehicles

HOURS • Sunday through Saturday, 40 hours a week, with work hours designated by the Director of Parks and Planning • Overtime, night, weekend and holiday work hours, as required • Nights or other modified shifts are required during the winter season

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING • High school graduate or G.E.D. • Valid Illinois driver’s license. Ability to obtain a class “C” Illinois driver’s license within three (3) months of employment • Minimum of one (1) year experience in grounds maintenance, general construction or applicable trade
• Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training • Ability to obtain IDA Public Pesticide Operators License within three (3) months of employment

APPLY ONLINE AT: www.ahpd.org/jobs

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 Arlington Heights Park District

 Contact

Jeff Lindstrom
847-577-3058
jlindstrom@ahpd.org

 Closing Date

May 8, 2021

 $50,122

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PARK GROUNDS WORKER III - $50,122 ($24.09/hour) plus benefits

The Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD) is looking to hire a full-time Park Grounds Worker III and offers a competitive salary plus an excellent benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance; EAP; Life Insurance; paid benefit time (vacation, sick and floating holiday); and IMRF Pension among others. AHPD is a public park and recreation agency located in Arlington Heights, Illinois—the largest community in Chicago's prestigious northwest suburban corridor. In our 95-year history, we have earned multiple distinctions recognizing our high-quality standards of excellence, including three National Gold Medal Awards, maintaining a Moody’s AAA bond rating for nine years and receiving multiple awards for fiscal responsibility. Our mission is to enrich the community by providing fun, accessible and impactful recreation and facilities for every age and season.

We’re looking for an experienced player to join our innovative team. Come and join a hard working but fun team with a chance to take the next step in your career. We are an equal opportunity employer that provides our employees with many options for individual growth through mentoring, and staff development. Our 29 facilities—including five community centers with outdoor pools, Arlington Ridge Center, two tennis clubs, two public golf clubs, Lake Arlington, Arlington Heights Historical Museum and Senior Center—and 58 parks across 716 acres of land, allow for a broad spectrum of opportunities. We are looking for a self-starter who leads by example. Apply today for a chance to bring your abilities to the Arlington Heights Park District!!

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Mows, fertilizes, aerates, grades, seeds, sods, waters, rakes, and performs routine maintenance of park grounds. • Performs all required tasks to construct, prepare and maintain ball diamonds and athletic fields. • Operates trucks, mowers, sod cutters, chain saws, hand and power tools and all other maintenance and safety sensitive mechanical equipment. • Applies pesticide products to Park District grounds and/or horticultural areas (with proper licensing). • Performs various construction projects, including timber and border installation, excavation, drainage installation, structure installation, site furniture assembly and installation, brick laying, brick paver installation, pavement repair, and concrete pouring and finishing. • Plows, shovels, snow blows, broom and salts to remove ice and snow. • Constructs and maintains outdoor ice rinks.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES • Ability to follow through on projects from beginning to end without immediate supervision. • Capacity to lead crews, solve problems and make project-related decisions. • Ability to follow directions and communicate in English both verbally and in writing and to read and understand materials printed in English. • Ability to pass the Park District’s Defensive Driving training within two (2) weeks of employment, in order to drive to Park District vehicles.

HOURS • Sunday through Saturday, 40 hours a week, with work hours designated by the Director of Parks and Planning • Overtime, night, weekend and holiday work hours, as required • Nights or other modified shifts are required during the winter season

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING • ISA Certified Arborist and IDA Public Pesticide Applicators License preferred • Valid IDOT Class “A” or “B” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) w/air brake qualifier • High school graduate or G.E.D • Minimum of six (6) years’ experience in grounds maintenance, general construction or applicable trade,
Or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training • A minimum of three (3) certifications or licenses from the following list of electives: • IDA Public Pesticide Applicators License • PDRMA HELP Training Certificate of Completion • ILCA Certified Landscape Technician-Exterior (CLT-E) • ILCA Foreman Certification • IA Certified Irrigation Technician (CIT)
• NRPA Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)
• GLPTI Facility Manager Leaders Program (FMLP) • ISA Certified Arborist • ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist • IPRA Professional Development School (PDS) Certificate of Completion • SIMA Certified Snow Professional (CSP) • STMA Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) • Related College Degree or Certificate

APPLY ONLINE AT: www.ahpd.org/jobs

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 Arlington Heights Park District

 Contact

Jeff Lindstrom
847-577-3058
jlindstrom@ahpd.org

 Closing Date

June 1, 2021

 $12.50/hour

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JOB IDENTIFICATION
Job Title: Front Desk Associate- ALC - IMRF
Grade: IV
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Business

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to: Human Resources & Risk Manager

BASIC FUNCTION
Front Desk Associate is responsible for providing exceptional customer service, greeting the public, handling cash transactions and registration for services, programs and facility memberships and having a solid knowledge of Des Plaines Park District operations.

Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30am-1:30pm; more hours available during summer months, up to 40 hours per week.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
1. Greeting the public. Demonstrate and promote positive guest relations and exceptional customer service. Provide information on Park District activities and facilities.
2. Responsible for cash control of front desk cash drawer and incoming cash registrations.
3. Answering all incoming phone calls and in person inquiries, addressing caller inquiries or routing to the proper person, if necessary.
4. Respond to emergencies in the facility which may include incidents of a serious nature.
5. Register applicants for Fitness Center memberships, Resident I.D. Cards, Pool Passes and programs.
6. Perform photocopying or other project needs for the Park District staff.
7. Receive and distribute incoming mail and packages.
8. Maintain general office files.
9. Perform specific projects and tasks as requested by supervisors.
10. Provide cash control support to business department with bank receipts.
11. Keep track of and update the garden plot grid.
12. Print out rosters and sign out sheets as requested.

OTHER DUTIES
1. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual and Crisis Manual.
2. Direct participants in the event of an emergency, such as fire, severe weather.
3. Communicate with Business Manager regarding any equipment issues.
4. Attend all related training as requested.
5. Additional duties as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Education: High School diploma, or equivalent
Experience: Must be 18 years or older, Bilingual preferred, office experience, cash handling and ability to handle public contact preferred
Certifications: Valid Driver’s License, CPR and First Aid Certified within 3 months, Classes available through Park District upon hire

To apply, please go to dpparks.org/jobs and select the 'Business Department' folder.

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 Des Plaines Park District

 Contact

Nicole McNulty
847-391-5092
nicole.mcnulty@dpparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled