Kenosha County Parks proudly manages eight parks with 15 miles of multi-use trails, 1,500 acres of parkland, two beaches, three dog parks, 45 holes of disc golf, the Fox River Water Trail, historically accredited mansions and cultural facilities at Kemper Center and host to almost 100 special events annually.
As our community grows, the Kenosha County Parks have become a destination to our local and regional visitors. The Kenosha County Parks Division takes pride in the quality of services, recreational venues, and numerous special events hosted within the park system. Our workforce is passionate and takes pride in being recognized as one of the best park systems within the state of Wisconsin!
Come be a part of our team!
The Park Superintendent is a supervisory position that is responsible for the upkeep, maintenance, and operation of all park facilities and grounds that he or she manages.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Responsible for the management of Petrifying Springs Park, Kemper Center/Anderson Arts Center, Brighton Dale Park and 15 miles of multiuse path within Kenosha County Park System. Operational management includes the oversight of general grounds operations, recreational amenities, playgrounds, picnic rentals, dog parks and special events.
• Plan and supervise the maintenance and repairs to buildings within the parks.
• Forestry, horticulture management and plant identification.
• Administrative duties including payroll, budgets, equipment records, and email correspondence. • Interview, hire, train, guide, and motivate staff in work related skills and customer service. • Coordinate, partner and guide volunteers and summer youth work programs.
• Attend seminars and classes to learn the most updated and relevant information. • In winter months, be responsible for snow and ice removal. • Performs other work as required or assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Education and Experience • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application. • High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required. • Three years of progressive management experience. • 5 years of experience in Park maintenance or related field. Preferred Education and Experience • Associate’s Degree in Horticulture, Urban Forestry, Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation or related field, or equivalent experience. • 10+ years of experience in Park maintenance • 5+ years of supervisory and leadership experience.
Licenses or Certifications • Valid Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) (Class A with no airbrake restriction) and Pesticide Applicators license obtained within 6 months of employment.
OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS • Flexible work hours with frequent weekend shifts, holidays, and on-call availability for emergency response.
COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF JOB DUTIES Knowledge of: • All aspects of park maintenance, turf, trees, equipment, buildings, and playgrounds. • Budget constraints and priorities. • County work rules and safe working practices. • Building construction, roofing, painting, plumbing, landscaping, forestry, and reforestation.
Skill in: • Verbal and written communication. • Organization. • Customer service. • Leadership and team building. • Technology including use of email, word processing, and spreadsheets. • Development and management of budgets.
Ability to: • Make quick decisions. • Handle public relations in a positive manner. • Repair/maintain facilities including minor plumbing, electrical, and mechanical expertise • Maintain turf and landscape equipment. • Accurately diagnose and prevent plant disease. • Apply proper herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers. • Remain professional and courteous at all times.
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.
The position involves heavy physical demands, such as exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 50 pounds of force frequently. Work involves stooping, kneeling, crouching, twisting, turning and reaching, and bending at the waist. Indoor and outdoor work environment with exposure to weather extremes.
SELECTION PROCESS: • Application Review - Qualifying. • Oral Interview - Qualifying. • Background Check - Qualifying. • Physical Examination - Qualifying.
If you require accommodations at any point in the selection process because of a disability, please notify Human Resources in advance for arrangements.
This recruitment is open to all qualified applicants and may establish an eligibility list which will be used to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill any other openings in this classification which occur in the next six (6) months.
WORK SCHEDULE • Full time, 40 hours per week, generally Monday through Friday. • Work rotating weekends and evenings. • Typical hours will be 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM for this position.
Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, March 15, 2019.
Kenosha County is a Wisconsin Retirement System participating employer. Your participation is required, which includes an employee contribution.
Thank you for your interest in employment with Kenosha County! We hope you choose us as your next employer!
Kenosha County is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
Please apply online at www.kenoshacounty.org
Under immediate supervision, performs work of routine difficulty in the landscaping and maintenance of campus grounds.
Professional turf maintenance or landscaping experience, to include professional snow removal. Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in required duties. Some experience in grounds equipment repair. Valid Illinois Driver's License.
High school diploma.
Two years' experience in professional turf maintenance or landscaping. Two years in professional snow removal. Experienced in grounds equipment repair. Illinois Pesticide Operators license. Valid Illinois Driver's license.
Knowledge of grounds equipment including mowers, trimmers, and all types of vehicles, and the upkeep and repair of all equipment and tools.
This position requires post offer, reasonable suspicion, random, and post-accident alcohol and controlled substance tests at the College’s expense for this position. Required to be scheduled on call from October to April to aid in snow emergencies. Must be able to lift 50+ pounds. Must be able to bend, reach, and work on hands and knees if necessary. Uniform appearance must be clean and in good wear. No holes, tears or cutoffs will be allowed. Must wear solid soled shoes. No sneakers without written documentation from Physician or Building and Grounds Manager. Usually good conditions, but could be exposed to harsh weather and long hours in emergency situations. Position requires extensive walking and the ability to climb stairs and ladders. Required uniforms supplied by the College of DuPage. Must pass physical exam at College expense.
This position requires a background check and drug screen.
The City of Lake Forest is looking for a qualified professional to serve as a part- time Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for the efficient management of the Department’s financial software and reporting responsibilities. The duties will include managing Vermont Systems Rec Trac Registration system, daily, weekly, and monthly reporting, and refunds. This position will work closely with the City’s finance department.
Responsibilities Include: • Performing daily financial reporting • Performing monthly financial reporting • Managing daily bank deposits • Processing program refunds • Back up for payroll entry • Attend department special events when required • Performs other duties as required or assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: • Ability to work up to 25 hours per week including evening and weekend hours when supporting events • Understanding of a sound recreation philosophy • Excellent customer service and communication skills • Proficient computer skills • Function in a team environment
Requirements: • High School Diploma required but Bachelor’s degree preferred • Previous experience in the RecTrac Registration system preferred
Applications can be picked up and submitted at The Lake Forest Recreation Department, 400 Hastings Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Applications can also be downloaded at www.cityoflakeforest.com under the Parks and Recreation Tab.
Full-Time Position Location: Libertyville, IL Salary Range: $22.88 – $28.62 – $34.37 Application Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
SUMMARY The Buyer performs work purchasing a wide range of materials, supplies, services and equipment, at the most favorable price consistent with quality, quantity and specification requirements, for various District departments. Prepares, solicits and analyzes telephone quotations, Request for Quotations, Invitations for Bids and Request for Proposals. Work includes drafting of specifications for materials, supplies, services or equipment to be purchased, and critical analysis of responses to ascertain final award. Uses established vendors or investigates new sources. Serves as the technology expert for the division responsible for maintaining the Purchasing Division public website, intranet pages and document management system. Serves as the Division’s records retention contact. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Procurement or closely related field. One year of experience in purchasing a wide variety of commodities and services. Good knowledge of laws governing public procurement, including applicable rules and regulations. Ability to establish schedules and to complete projects on a timely basis. Good knowledge of computer operations and software (word processing and spreadsheets) are required. Good typing skills are also required. Ability to obtain CPPB, Certified Professional Public Buyer through the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council. Must possess valid driver’s license.
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 www.LCFPD.org. Applications are accepted only for posted positions. A completed application must be submitted by Friday, March 15, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
To apply please complete an online employment application on our website: www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org
Location: Cole Administration-Central Maintenance Operations Bldg. Website: www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org Hours: Core hours M – F 7:00 am – 4:00 pm with availability to work evenings and weekends. Salary: $44,000+/yr. Depending on Qualifications
Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent required with degree or some college coursework preferred. Must have 5 years of grounds maintenance experience, two years supervising others and one year of tractor/equipment operation experience. An Illinois Pesticide Applicator’s License pertaining to turf management is required within 3 months of hire. Proficient math and mechanical aptitude required. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Excel and Word with the aptitude to learn and utilize other systems. Must have effective communication skills with good organizational and time management skills. Strong project management skills with the ability to prioritize multiple projects. Must be in good physical condition in order to accomplish manual labor, strenuous at times, in all types of weather conditions including extreme heat and humidity and cold. A valid Class A CDL driver’s license is preferred with the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Illinois State Class B CDL within six months of hire. Ability to speak Spanish a plus.
Duties: Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Park Operations, the Park Grounds Supervisor oversees grounds maintenance operations, including ornamental maintenance, repairs and renovations directly related to their respective locations and assists the district as a whole when needed. This position will coordinate all duties associated with grounds and, in a lesser capacity, facility maintenance. The Park Grounds Supervisor will supervise and organize full-time and part-time personnel including making all staffing recommendations for their assigned location. Will utilize the computer on a daily basis to perform a variety of tasks including but not limited to; budgeting, timekeeping, work orders, personnel and project management and producing various reports. Additionally, maintains and monitors facility budget, coordinates the management of contractors, conducts snow removal, maintains assigned equipment and makes recommendations for purchasing maintenance supplies and equipment. The Park Grounds Supervisor is considered a ‘Working Supervisor’ and will regularly perform manual maintenance tasks on a daily basis. This is an at-will position.
The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of more than 236,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s highest honor as a National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 168 parks and 48 miles of inter-connected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Connected by the Fox River, our communities are tied together by the District’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible. The Fox Valley Park District…Where Fun Begins!