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 $14,90 - $18.50 per hour

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Plainfield Park District has an immediate opening for a full-time Custodial position for our new PARC facility opening January 1, 2019. This full-time hourly position includes a benefit package with health, dental, vision and life insurance, IMRF retirement plan, and paid time off. Salary range $14.90 - $18.50 per hour. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include: Perform preventative and routine maintenance such as plumbing, painting, mechanical, HVAC , and other work on the Park District facilities. Plan, organize and conduct daily, weekly, monthly, and routine cleaning that include but not limited to trash removal, sweeping, vacuuming, moping, bathroom cleaning and sanitation Plan and organize maintenance, repair, and construction projects. Oversee simple and complex assignments through to completion. Ensure project assignments conform to standards and code requirements. Use and operate a wide variety of equipment, hand and power tools. Determine materials, supplies, and cost estimates for projects; order supplies and materials. Provide direction, assistance and training to other parks maintenance staff assigned to specific projects. Perform routine maintenance and repair assignments at other park locations or during emergent and seasonal events. Maintain work records. Maintain facility grounds, including but not limited to landscape, turf maintenance, and snow removal. Assist with event set-up, tear down and maintenance when needed. Demonstrate, support and enforce Park District customer service standards. Performs any additional related tasks as required.

Qualifications include: 3 years of experience in the field of parks maintenance or other related facility or custodial experience preferred. High School diploma or equivalent required. College degree preferred. Valid driver’s license required. Knowledge of use and maintenance of industrial cleaning equipment and appliances.

For more information and to apply, please go to Application deadline is open until filled.

Plainfield Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Plainfield Township Park District


Jill Boreham

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Up to $40,000

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Performs highly professional work in planning, coordinating, and implementing a diverse program of recreational activities at the Harwood Heights Community Center with primary responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Center. Works in cooperation with Village Staff to provide a comprehensive recreation program for all age groups.


Under the administrative direction of the Village President, the Recreation Center Coordinator plans, develops, promotes, coordinates and implements recreation programs under adopted policies and procedures.


  1. Works cooperatively with the Village Board to administer a comprehensive recreation program.
  2. Develops, Plans, organizes and coordinates Recreation Center programming including activities for youth, adults, families, and seniors.
  3. Maintains organized and professional public interface including participant contact and registration, facility scheduling and assorted clerical duties and program coordination with local organizations and individual instructors.
  4. Works with appointive committees, the general public, business groups, service clubs and other community groups in exploring, creating, developing, financing, coordinating and implementing new program ideas.
  5. Oversees a variety of recreational programs as required. Supervises part-time and volunteer staff.
  6. Prepares and publishes recreation department advertisements, press releases and quarterly calendars.
  7. Prepares correspondence, memos, reports and other written material as necessary and/or required.
  8. Plans and coordinates annual recreation based community events.


Knowledge of philosophy, trends, principles and techniques of community recreation administration; knowledge of program planning and techniques as related to parks and recreation; knowledge of principles of personnel management, supervision and training; ability to work with the community and other departments on matters relating to parks and recreation; ability to supervise, train, and evaluate staff; ability to read, understand and apply complex written information; ability to compose correspondence, reports, and other written documentation; ability to understand and carry out oral or written instructions; ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with community organizations; ability to deal with private and public entities and the public in general. Employee must have the ability to get along with co-workers and interact with the public. Employee must have the ability to drive a vehicle.


Bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, lifting and carrying approximately 40 pounds at waist high level. Frequent standing and walking required. High to moderate requirement for hand coordination, visual and cognitive abilities. Ability to hear clearly over distracting noise.


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with coursework in recreation administration, parks administration, or related field preferred but not required if the applicant has relevant job experience. One year of responsible experience in recreation, leisure related activities, program administration, including supervisory experience a plus. First Aid/CPR certification required within 6 months.


Resume and references required; rating of education, certifications, and experience; oral interview; successful completion of background check.


Employees must complete twelve (12) months of probation at a satisfactory level prior to gaining permanent status.

The duties listed above are not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee may also Perform other reasonable related business duties as assigned by his/her immediate supervisor. This position is considered non-exempt.

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 Village of Harwood Heights


Robert Romo
847 667-7064

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $27.00 to $29.80/hr - depending on qualifications

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

Location: Cole Administration Center, 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 am – 4:30 pm, occasional evenings and weekends to address emergent issues and/or special projects. Salary: Range Per Hour DOQ - $27.00 to $29.80/hr - depending on qualifications

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and reliable, with extensive mechanical (heating, ventilation, and cooling systems) knowledge and an instinct to troubleshoot and repair mechanical related equipment. High school diploma or GED required. An Associate degree or trade school certificate is highly desired, must have universal CFC certificate. Effective communication skills required with the ability to work independently or as part of a team. Proficient problem solving, analysis and project management skills are essential. Must be in good physical condition to perform a variety of manual tasks in various weather conditions including high heat and humidity or extreme cold. Will be required to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen. Must also be able to work flexible hours with overtime during prime seasons. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Facilities & Trades Manager, the Senior Facilities & Trades Technician is responsible for supervising and leading the completion of various plumbing, mechanical and aquatic maintenance and repairs. May serve as the contact for emergency situations that affect the District’s ability to open for business. Additionally, the Facilities Technician will assess and consider daily 1) the safety of our employees and participants, 2) the security of our assets and 3) the service to our customers. The employee shall collaborate with all departments within the District including Recreation, IT, Finance and Planning. This is an at-will position.

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 Fox Valley Park District


Lisa Santoria

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $85,000 to $108,000 DOQ

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Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, University City, MO (pop. 35,172). A beautiful and historic inner-ring suburb of St. Louis adjacent to the renowned Washington University in St. Louis, University City is a unique urban community with a strong mix of cultural, ethnic, social and economic diversity. Incorporated in 1906, University City was established with a vision of being a city of culture and fine homes.

Proud of its historic sites as well as its solid and varied residential neighborhoods, today “U City” is a family-friendly, engaged community where residents enjoy the community’s suburban and pedestrian-friendly atmosphere. In University City, citizens boast availability to urban-style services and easy accessibility to the Greater St. Louis’s recreational and cultural activities.

The Director’s position is recently recreated, reflecting that the department is now a standalone unit. It was formerly housed in public works. The Director reports to the City Manager.

The Director will manage a system that includes 17 City-owned parks of approximately 255 acres, including Heman Park, the City’s largest community park on 85 acres. The system also includes more than 100 acres of greenway space, a community center, a swimming pool, and a recreation facility. The City also owns a nine-hole golf course. The Director will oversee a workforce of more than 25 full-time and 40 part-time and seasonal workers, and a budget of more than $3.6 million.

The City seeks a progressive and collaborative parks and recreation professional with strong financial management, human resource management, marketing, and programming skills. Ideal candidates will have:

• High energy, enthusiasm and passion;

• A bachelor’s degree in parks and/or recreation management, sports management, public administration or related field; a Master’s degree is desired;

• Experience managing enterprise-based, or self-supporting recreation programs, is a plus;

• Seven or more years of increasingly responsible experience in the management of a public parks and recreation system, or similar client-based organization, is desirable;

• Certification as a parks and recreation professional (CPRP) by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA), is preferred;

• A collaborative and communicative approach to work; and

• Comfort working with an array of stakeholders and customers in a service-driven organizational culture.

Salary range: $85,000 - $108,000 +/- DOQ, plus an excellent benefit package. Candidates should apply online by January 14, 2019 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240.

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 City of University City, MO


Lee Szymborski

 Closing Date

January 14, 2019

 $45,000 - $55,000 DOQ

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Summary: Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Recreation, is responsible for the planning, organization, implementation and supervision of specific assigned recreation programs inclusive of, but not limited to, cultural arts and aquatics. Responsible for planning, organization, implementation and supervision of two outdoor pools and all learn-to-swim programming. Responsible for life guarding certification at two outdoor pools and indoor pool at Sachs Recreation Center.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with major in parks and recreation or a related field is required. CPRP is preferred. A minimum of 2 (two) years full time professional experience in recreation setting with experience in facility and personnel management and general knowledge of aquatic programming. Must be a certified StarGuard Lifeguarding Instructor and Starfish Swim School Instructor or obtain certification within six months of hire. Strong skills in communication, staff management and customer service.

Responsibilities: The Recreation Supervisor responsibilities include: • Supervises and coordinates the cultural art programs including art lessons, ceramics, performing arts, dance, theater, other general programs and Aquatics programs, including planning, organization and implementation. • Management of the district’s two outdoor pools and programming. • Recruits, reviews, interviews applicants, and recommends personnel/volunteers that meet desired qualifications for program needs, including lifeguards, swim instructors and cashiers for program needs at two outdoor pools. • Directly supervises up to one-hundred and fifty (150) part-time recreational personnel and up to fifty (50) volunteers working in recreation programs and activities. • Determines qualifications and number of staff needed for each program under supervisor’s responsibility, including the outdoor pools. • Conducts in-service training programs/seminars for personnel/volunteers; plans and conducts staff meetings for programming staff and aquatic personnel at all pools as deemed appropriate. • Preparation and management of annual budget for assigned facilities, programs and events.

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Position is non-exempt, full time position. The district offers a benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 plan(s), IMRF pension, vacation, holiday and sick time.

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 Deerfield Park District


Linda Anderson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled