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 $15 - $18/Hour

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The Parks Specialist II is a basic labor and maintenance position that receives direction from the Parks Foreman or the Superintendent of Parks & Planning. Employees in this class perform routine tasks which require skill usually acquired through on-the-job training. The Parks Specialist II is a member of the Parks Department staff and works to maintain District buildings, grounds, facilities and equipment. Successful applicants must be available to work weekends and evening hours.


• Minimum of high school degree; or three years of grounds keeping experience or training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. • Ability to communicate including sighted and auditory comprehension and verbal and writing skills. • Knowledge of operations, services and activities of grounds and facilities operations and equipment maintenance. • Knowledge of general maintenance of athletic areas, tennis courts, playgrounds and other facilities of the District. • Two years of responsible experience in a park agency, landscaping business, golf course, nursery, school district operations or other applicable work experience related to grounds or facility maintenance operations. • Valid IL driver’s license. • Successful applicant must, be a minimum of 18 years of age.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks.

• Safely drives the park district pick-up trucks. • Safely operates tractors, mowing equipment, and machinery used in parks maintenance. • Paints equipment and facilities of the District. • Inspects parks and facilities operated by the District and participates in maintenance, repairs or appropriate activities. • Prepares grounds for special events initiated by the District. • Plants and trims trees and shrubs. • Removes all garbage and refuse materials from parks and playgrounds. • Performs all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the District’s safety program. • Dragging and marking lines on sports fields. • Must be available to work weekends and evening hours. • Is available for call-outs as needed.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS Per American with Disabilities Act, general physical requirements include the following:

• Ability to perform manual labor work functions indoors and outdoors, sometimes under adverse weather conditions. • Ability to bend and safely lift a minimum of fifty (50) pounds • Ability to sit, stoop, bend, kneel or stand for prolonged periods of time.

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES Actively supports the Safety Policy and related programs including following/enforcing safety rules, reporting accidents and injuries, and developing ideas for the prevention of future incidents. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Becomes thoroughly familiar with the Safety Manual contents. • Maintains a working knowledge of all general and departmental-specific safety rules. • Inspects work areas (use checklist) for compliance with safe work practices and rules. • Properly orients new employees. Provides good job instruction training and in-service training to current employees. • Enforces safety rules and improve employee and public knowledge of the same by confronting and correcting unsafe behavior and conditions. • Reports and investigates accidents. Provides medical authorization for injured employees to obtain medical care. • Makes sure necessary safety equipment and protective devices for each job or program are available, used, and properly maintained. • Maintains a working knowledge of all general and departmental-specific safety rules. • Immediately reports all accidents and unsafe actions, practices or conditions to the supervisor. • Cooperates and assists in the investigation of accidents. • Takes corrective action for any unsafe condition that is observed which could adversely affect the safety of an employee, volunteer or program participant. • Avoids engaging in any horseplay and refrains from distracting others and keep children from doing the same. • Continually observes and evaluates work conditions and work procedures to detect and correct unsafe conditions and practices. • Pays strict attention to housekeeping of work area(s) and general facility.

Roselle Park District provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital and housing status.

Applicants must apply online at

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 Roselle Park District


NIcholas Kapetan

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $72,000 Annually+ DOQ

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Overall Job Summary

Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director, the Superintendent is responsible for all day-to-day operations for finance, human resources, information systems (IT) and safety through application of policies, procedures, reporting systems, etc. The Superintendent is also responsible for assisting in the development, implementation and evaluation of the District’s strategies, initiatives, training, business plans, master plans, capital improvement plans, strategic plans, policies, procedures, etc. to meet the goals of the Addison Park District (the “District”). The Superintendent is on call (as needed), must attend all Board Meetings and Committee of the Whole Meetings and will be responsible for supervising, training, coaching and leading full-time and part-time employees in the Business Department. This is an at-will position.

Financial Job Summary Overview

The Superintendent is responsible for the overall management and day-to-day financial operations and ensures legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions, while implementing the appropriate policies, procedures, checks and balances. The Superintendent also oversees the District’s general accounting, accounts receivable and accounts payable operations. While working closely with the District’s Finance Manager, the Superintendent manages the District’s bond payments and investments for optimal return and necessary liquidity.

Human Resources/Safety Job Summary Overview

The Superintendent is also responsible for overall management and day-to-day operations of the District’s human resources and risk management functions. The Superintendent is also responsible for, but not limited to, overseeing policy implementation, compensation, benefits administration, payroll, professional development, coaching, training and legal compliance, while working closely with the Human Resource Generalist. In addition, the Superintendent, while working closely with the Safety Coordinator, oversees the District’s Risk Management program, in many different areas, including, but not limited to areas of employment practices, workmen’s compensation, unemployment, property and casualty, liability and general safety.


• Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in the related field (Personal Administration, Human Resources, Organizational Development, Finance, Accounting or related field) from an accredited college/university. • Preference given to candidates with a Master’s in the related field (Personal Administration, Human Resources, Organizational Development, Finance, Accounting or related field) from an accredited college/university. • Must have a minimum of seven (7) years of full-time experience in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. • Must have a minimum of four (4) years of supervising staff. • Must have extensive and proven knowledge in government finance, human resources, public administration, organizational development or related experience. • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and have the ability to adapt, learn and understand various District software. • Must have strong leadership skills with exceptional interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, human relations and long range planning skills. • Must have a valid Illinois State Driver’s License and willing to travel to meetings, training and seminars on and off the District’s campus. • May need to be Red Cross CPR and AED Certified depending on current staff (District provided).

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 Addison Park District


Jennifer Hermonson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $11.75/hr. ($376-$470/week)

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Recreation Intern Agency West Chicago Park District, DuPage County Category Part-time/Seasonal/Internships Region Chicago-Metro-West Salary $11.75/hr. ($376-$470/week)

Core Values We Are the West Chicago Park District Innovative – Dedicated – Focused Creating Community and Impacting Lives Achieving Better Results Moving Forward – Ever Evolving – Here We-Go

Description Complete your internship with the West Chicago Park District! Work with a qualified, cohesive team of staff to gain the knowledge necessary to be a successful, well-rounded professional. We are seeking one individual for this position.

Qualifications Must be a current student of an accredited university, pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or a related field, looking to complete an internship. Student must provide own housing and transportation.

Primary Emphasis Program management skills in the areas of Summer Day Camp for
early-childhood (2-5 years) and school-age (6-14 years) and Community Special Events.

Secondary Emphasis Front desk/customer service, pool operations, facility management/scheduling, building maintenance, and parks.

Specific Skills In this internship, students will work in the areas of program development,
zero-based, budgeting, lesson plans, event itineraries, purchasing of materials, training of employees, evaluation of both programs and personnel, written and oral communication, Rec Trac, contracts, and marketing.

Intern Requirements • Commitment to a 10-12 week internship. • Work 32-40 hours per week. • Be available days, evenings and weekends.

Applications To apply please complete the fillable Internship Application from our website: and email with your cover letter and resume.

Closing Date Open Until Filled Contact Name Mary Lester Contact Phone 630-231-9474 ext. 111 Contact Email

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 West Chicago Park District


Mary Lester

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12.00 per hour

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For more information and to apply please visit our website at

Elk Grove Park District - Summer Internship - Information Technology

As an intern, you will be tasked with providing excellent I.T. support services to Rainbow Falls Waterpark, one of our seasonal recreation facilities.

Elk Grove Park District Overview The Elk Grove Park District is a special district of government located in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. The District maintains approximately 473 acres, including 43 parks, a community athletic field with football, soccer, and baseball fields, 19 public tennis courts, and several public facilities. These include both an indoor and outdoor water park, a recreation center, a golf course, a senior center and preschool, an indoor and outdoor skate park, and an Administration Building, among others. The District currently has roughly 75 full-time staff and employs hundreds of part-time staff of all ages during the summer months at our seasonal facilities, making it one of Elk Grove Village’s largest employers.

Program Overview This is an 8- to 10-week internship program (depending on your school’s requirements and your availability), with scheduled hours of 32 hours per week (Tuesday - Friday). You will be asked to arrive at the Administration Building and clock in no later than 8:00AM, and clock out no later than 4:30PM. This is not an on-call position and you will not be required to respond to user requests on weekends or your days off. You will be reporting directly to the Superintendent of Information Technology, and to the Director of Business Services. The start and end date of the program will be worked out between you, your school, and the Superintendent.

The program will place you in charge of Tier 1 support services for Rainbow Falls Waterpark, one of our seasonal facilities. The waterpark sees thousands of visitors on it’s busiest days; the I.T. environment at the facility includes desktops, point-of-sale hardware, wireless and wired networking, and surveillance systems. When there are no tickets or tasks to complete at the waterpark, you will assist the I.T. Department with other projects across the District. At all times, you will have the full support and assistance of the entire I.T. Department. As part of this assignment, you will collect data from various I.T. systems and provide professional reports and status updates to the I.T. Team on a regular basis.

You will also be asked to perform a small programming task, which consists of identifying a process which can be automated to save time, money, or labor, and scripting or developing an automated tool for completing the task using the programming language of your choice (the I.T. Department is capable of assisting you with Python, Java, C#, Visual Basic, HTML/CSS, and PHP).

Additionally, you will also spend three days embedded with other departments within the agency to gain an understanding of the user side of the equation and to expose you to other elements of working for a Park District and/or Government agency.

The Superintendent of I.T. will conduct a mid-term and final evaluation with you, and will be available to answer any questions you might have during the course of the internship. Prior to the conclusion of the program, you will be asked to write a 4-5 page report on the state of the I.T. environment at Rainbow Falls, with recommendations for improvements.

Application Process & Timeline The position will be posted in early January. Applicants must apply online through Applitrack (visit

Interviews will begin in mid-February and conclude by mid-March. The District will select an intern by the end of March. The selected intern will be asked to make themselves available for a brief orientation in mid-April.

Recommended Experience/Education For this internship, we are seeking a student starting at least their 2nd year of education towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Information Services, Computer Science, or a related field at an accredited 4-year College with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Alternatively, we are seeking a recent (within the past six months) graduate of a 2-year Associates Degree program in the same academic areas.

The Elk Grove Park District cannot offer relocation assistance of any type for this position. You must have reliable transportation to/from the work location(s). This internship is intended for Chicago-area residents.

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 Elk Grove Park District


Christy King

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $34,000 - $38,000

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The Norridge Park District is seeking a full-time (non-exempt) Recreation Supervisor to oversee our seasonal aquatics facility, special events and general programming. This position will also assist in some aspects of the district’s communication and marketing including social media. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in recreation or closely related field and at least 1-2 years’ experience in a leadership role at an aquatics facility. This position requires American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification. Full-time position, 40 hours per week; potential daytime, evening and weekend hours.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES: Responsible for all aquatics operations and programming including recruiting, staffing, training, managing, scheduling and evaluating seasonal part-time aquatics staff: lifeguards, swim instructors, pool managers, registrars, lesson coordinators and lesson instructors. Responsible for purchasing of materials, supplies and equipment for the pool operations and pool programming. Reacts to problems and handles major complaints relative to the pool. Assists in preparing the pool operation for seasonal opening and closing (Memorial Day & Labor Day). Oversees all aspects of Swimming Lesson program, including working with Summer Day Camp Director on coordination of schedule. Maintains and provides proper safety paperwork and documentation per American Red Cross, IDPH and PDRMA standards. Act as program supervisor for the NICS Marlin Swim Team. Oversees pool rentals for seasonal facility. This position will be responsible for development and implementation of District’s special events including Halloween, Holiday and Easter events. The Recreation Supervisor will also oversee some general contracted recreational programming for the district. Position will require some assistance with communication and marketing including digital marketing and development of marketing publications (flyers, brochures) and social media. Attends special meetings and/or educational sessions to maintain professional development. Promotes a positive attitude among staff members. Participates in community activities and summer festival. Promotes and performs all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the park District’s safety program.

BENEFITS Medical Coverage • Dental Coverage • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan (voluntary) • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Personal Days • Other employee membership perks and discounts HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES: Interest in Recreation Supervisor position can be expressed by submitting Cover Letter and Resume to Karyn Roth, Superintendent of Recreation,, by February 5, 2020.

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 Norridge Park District


Karyn Roth
(708) 457-1244

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled