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 $37,500 DOQ

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SUMMARY: Under the direction and supervision of the Building Engineer, the Building Technician employee shall be responsible for maintaining, repairing, and practicing preventive maintenance of equipment and mechanical systems at the Oak Brook Park District. These systems include indoor and outdoor plumbing, indoor and outdoor lighting and electric, HVAC, and general aquatic systems.

SUPERVISORY: The Building Technician employee directly reports to the Building Engineer.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Complete required inspections of the Family Aquatic Center (FAC), Central Park West (CPW), Family Recreation Center (FRC), and Oak Brook Bath & Tennis (OBBT) and document any necessary facility, equipment and custodial repairs, and follow up in correcting any problems. • Inspect, maintain, clean and repair pumps, motors, piping, pools, slides, spas, pool chemistry systems and all associated components as needed. • Inspect, repair, and maintain mechanical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems and related components at FAC, CPW, FRC, and OBBT and recommend in-house or contracted repairs as necessary. • Maintain basic physical condition of FAC, CPW, FRC, and OBBT with a high degree of quality and an attention to detail including tile, equipment, paint, grout, caulk, walls, lighting, etc. • Maintain the proper operation of indoor pools throughout the year. • Open and close the outdoor splash park in a timely manner and maintain proper operation of the splash park throughout the season. • Maintain accurate and complete records of maintenance activities. Inspect and maintain all outdoor lighting, electric and plumbing systems. • Oversee the electrical and mechanical maintenance of the FAC, CPW, FRC and OBBT. Maintain the building’s physical condition. • Operate the FAC and OBBT in accordance with the State of Illinois and DuPage County Health Department Pool/Spa Codes. • Administer and document pool water tests in accordance with applicable codes and adjusts pool equipment as needed to maintain correct water balance. • Assist the Superintendent of Aquatic & Maintenance Operations, Superintendent of Facilities, and Building Engineer in maintaining long term equipment and inventory plans. • Help in the development of preventive maintenance calendar. • Work closely with the Superintendent of Facilities, Superintendent of Aquatic & Maintenance Operations, Aquatic Supervisors and Building Engineer to coordinate aquatic and facility maintenance. • Review all facility renovation and construction plans with the Building Engineer, Superintendent of Facilities, and Superintendent of Aquatic & Maintenance Operations. • Develop a tracking system for all work performed. • Gain knowledge and understanding of Park District policies and procedures and see that they are adhered to at all times. • Assist in maintaining aquatic and maintenance manuals. • Assist management in the ordering and inventory of all pool supplies. • Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communications. • Perform other duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Aquatic & Maintenance Operations or Building Engineer. • Support the District’s safety initiative including adhering to policies and procedures, performing your job in a safe manner, attending required training, seeking additional training as needed, promptly reporting accidents/incidents, and proactively addressing hazards in the workplace.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Perform other duties and requirements as assigned. • Observe and follow all Park District safety policies and regulations, and report any hazardous situations. The safety of staff and participants is a continuing responsibility of all employees. • Attend all staff meetings. • Assist other facility areas as needed.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction of the Building Engineer. • Ability to delegate work, where appropriate, in order to accomplish work most effectively. • Demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work. • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, as necessary, promoting positive and effective working relationships with staff and external customers. • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations. • Ability to recognize priorities and meet deadlines. • Ability to accept constructive criticism and/or supervision. • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to new situations. • Possess enthusiasm and drive with a desire to accomplish goals and objectives. • Use good safety awareness and judgment in all aspects of this position. • Ability to follow directions and communicate both verbally and in writing. • Ability to read and understand materials. • Ability to read blueprints, schematic drawings, and other construction documents. • Knowledge of construction methods and the use of construction equipment. • Ability to develop detailed project cost estimates. • Ability to maintain and organize systematic, complete, and accurate records and be skilled in communicating clearly in a written manner. • Possess time management and organizational skills to effectively perform job responsibilities • Possess good problem-solving skills and have the capacity to act rationally and calmly in high stress and/or emergency situations. • Ability to represent the Oak Brook Park District in a professional manner.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Bending, kneeling, and reaching items off floor and high shelves • Walking and bending for sustained periods of time, as when working on pumps and motors • Lifting and moving material, such as lumber and doors up to 80 pounds • Lifting and moving with loads for long periods of time, as when stocking storerooms • Climbing ladders and reaching to perform work, such as changing light bulbs or painting • Repeated hand and arm movements for extended periods of time, as when hammering, sawing, drilling, etc.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS: • Work on wet pool area surfaces and possible exposure to pool chemicals. • General work area is indoors in a smoke-free environment with temperatures in excess of 80 degrees Fahrenheit. • May be required to work outside during various weather conditions including rain and mud, and extremely hot and cold temperatures. • May be exposed to noise distractions from employees or equipment operation in adjacent work areas.

HOURS: The Building Technician is a full-time position working a minimum of 40 hours per week. A typical weekly schedule is Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, including an unpaid 30-minute meal break. Up to 8 hours each week will be scheduled on either Saturday or Sunday, varying in day, time and length as the job requires and will be coordinated in advance with the Building Engineer each week. The Building Technician is on-call during off hours in case of mechanical or chemical related emergencies.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: • High school graduate with additional education preferred. • Must have at least 3-years of experience in building maintenance or similar position. Preference will be given to candidates familiar with aquatic facilities. • Must be a Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) or ability to obtain certification within one (1) year from date of hire. • Knowledge of computers with experience in Microsoft Excel and Word as well as service request database. • A valid Illinois State Driver's License is required. • CPR and AED certification is required (training will be provided by the Park District).

The Oak Brook Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Robert Bond, Superintendent of Aquatic & Maintenance Operations by email: or by mail: Oak Brook Park District, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523. No phone calls please.

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 Oak Brook Park District


Robert Bond

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,000-$65,000/annually plus benefits

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The Alsip Park District is seeking qualified individuals to apply for the Business Manager Position. This is a full time position.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Management or related field is required with a minimum of five years experience. Master's Degree and/or CPA designation desirable. An understanding of government fund accounting, working knowledge of information systems, budgets, planning and reporting systems; excellent communication skills and knowledge of basic business financial procedures. Knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite and Smart Fusion software experience is desirable. Certified in first aid and CPR. A valid Illinois Drivers License is required.

Duties: The Business Manager is responsible for the overall operation and management of the business department including but not limited to the management of finance, human resources, information technology and payroll operations. The position will jointly supervise the Office Manager/Business Clerk position. The Business Manager duties include but are not limited to management and preparation of accounts payable and accounts receivable; prepare monthly income and expense reports for all facilities and departments; reconcile monthly bank statements; prepare short and long range financial planning; administrator of Smart Fusion software; supervise all records systems, insurance programs and employee benefits; prepare and publish financial reports as required, compile and analyze statistical data; supervise the finance and business matters of the District; forecast revenue and expenses, supervise and secure the most beneficial investments for the District funds; maintain up to date inventory of agency capitol and assets, monitor all cash handling procedures; coordinate purchasing policy; assist in the development and control of the annual operating budget; prepare regular and special reports as required by the Director; actively represent the District in PDRMA; attend monthly board meetings; maintain positive public relations and communication with all departments and with the community.

Please mail or e-mail cover letter, resume, references to: Jeannette Huber, CPRP Director of Parks and Recreation 12521 South Kostner Alsip, IL 60803

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 Alsip Park District


Jeannette Huber
708-389-1003 x305

 Closing Date

August 31, 2020


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The Elmhurst Park District is seeking candidates for a full-time, non-exempt Park Specialist II position. Ideal candidates should possess strong leadership skills, a solid understanding of mowing operations, and the ability to deliver outstanding customer service.
The Park Specialist II works on a crew of 3 FT maintenance staff and assists with supervision of 3-5 seasonal staff members. The position is responsible for all mowing, trimming, edging, and blowing of District properties along with spring and fall cleanups. The position is also responsible for performing general park maintenance duties throughout the District including, but not limited to spreading mulch, tree removals, pesticide applications, trash removal, athletic field maintenance, parking lot repairs, special events, and snow removal. Prior experience in leading a mowing crew, park maintenance, commercial landscaping, or equipment maintenance/repair are preferred.
The Park Specialist II works a schedule of Monday through Friday (6:30 am to 3:00 pm) with overtime for pre/post season cleanup, special events, and snow removal. Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. The position requires candidates to be able to obtain an Illinois Pesticide Operator’s license, CPR/AED certification, and Illinois CDL “C” license upon employment.

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 Elmhurst Park District


Daniel Payne

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $24.00-$30.00 per hour (DOQ)

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ABOUT US The McHenry County Conservation District’s mission exists to preserve, restore, and manage natural areas and open spaces for their intrinsic value and for the benefits to present and future generations.

The District currently protects over 25,598 acres of open land diverse with woodlands, prairies, wetlands, ponds, creeks, and rivers. It provides sites open to the public year-round featuring trails, picnic shelters, camp sites, fishing sites, and educational programs.

See yourself working in a dynamic organization who is a leader in the area of environmental conservation. The McHenry County Conservation District is looking for a self-directed, motivated and thorough individual who likes to dive into meaningful and diverse types of administrative work. See yourself working closely with our Executive Director in engaging with the community, developing strategy, and ensuring the Open Meetings Act is followed, FOIA’s are processed, Board of Trustees packets are prepared, contracts are kept up-to-date, minutes are taken during Board meetings, and many more items.

What are we looking for? Someone who is flexible and can work independently in a fast-paced environment. Strong computer skills is a must in the area of the Microsoft software programs as well as possessing the ability to learn new software programs that help carry out the District’s communication strategy. As this position has high public contact with individuals both internal and external to the organization, this individual must possess strong interpersonal skills through written and verbal communication.

Lastly, seeking an individual with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, communications, natural resource management, or related field. Additionally, a minimum of five years related progressively responsible administrative assistant experience with at least two-years of which should have been at the level of an administrative assistant to a division director/manager; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certifications held in FOIA, Open Meetings Act, Notary, Certified Park and Recreation Professional are preferred, but not required upon hire.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

APPLICATION: Applicant can locate job description and online application at For questions, call 815-338-6223 x1237. Visit us at!

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 McHenry County Conservation District


Jenny Heider
815-338-6223 x1237

 Closing Date

August 26, 2020

 $39,150 + DOQ

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The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the planning, organization and management of the Kids’ Place before and after school program, Schools Out!, day camps, family programs, tween and teen programming, general early childhood and youth programs, and assigned special events.

Immediate Supervisor:

The Recreation Supervisor is responsible to the Director of Recreation.


Degree in Park and Recreation Administration or related field is required. Previous successful experience in recreation program management is desired. Professional certification preferred.

Experience in before and after school programming.

Experience in early childhood, youth and family programming.

Ability to hire, train and supervise staff to result in quality programs.

Ability to work effectively with volunteers and full-time, part-time and administrative staff to reach the goals of the District.

Knowledge of budgeting practices and the ability to comprehend and determine these budgets for assigned program areas.

Ability to work with the public in an effective manner.

Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

Possess a valid driver’s license.

First aid, CPR, and AED certified.

Essential Functions:

Communicate with the Director of Recreation on issues related to the Recreation Supervisor. This includes programming, public relations, budgets, and hiring and supervising part-time staff.

Develop and implement quality recreation programs that meet the needs of the public as well as the long- and short-term goals of the District.

Hire, supervise and train part-time employees to provide quality recreation programming in a safe atmosphere for both participants and staff.

Develop, manage, and coordinate day camps, extended care, early childhood, youth and teen programs and assigned special events.

Continually identify nationwide and local trends in the areas of early childhood, youth, teens, and before and after care. Develop and implement similar programs and opportunities for District residents and participants.

Work closely with local school districts to strengthen and maintain a positive, cooperative working relationship.

Prepare and submit promotional material for assigned program areas for the seasonal brochure, flyers, and website.

Prepare and maintain budgets for assigned program areas that are cost effective and meet the monetary goals of the Park District.

Practice exceptional public relations that promote a positive image of the Park District.

Continually evaluate recreation programs to ensure the needs of the public and the goals of the Park District are being met.

Maintain a working knowledge of all general- and department-specific safety rules.

Implement CHARACTER COUNTS! into Recreation programming.

Properly orient new employees. Provide thorough job instruction training and in-service training to current employees.

Exhibit and encourage CHARACTER COUNTS! in the workplace and District programs and facilities.

Actively support the safety program and related programs, including following/enforcing safety rules, reporting accidents and injuries, and developing ideas for the prevention of future incidents.

Develop and coordinate assigned special events.

Marginal Functions:

Assist in other programming areas that are not directly related to the Recreation Supervisor’s assigned responsibilities.

Assist with the development and implementation of special events.

Continually develop as a professional, attending workshops and networking with other professionals that will help promote new innovative programming ideas.

Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Recreation.

Hours of Work and Compensation:

The position of Recreation Supervisor is a full-time position and shall be paid every two weeks at an agreed salary. This position is classified as an exempt employee status and will work a minimum of 40 hours per week. However, as a professional employee in the park and recreation field, it shall be assumed that hours beyond the minimum, including evenings and weekends, will be expected. Flex and Comp. time may be used to avoid burnout. The starting salary for this position is $39,150.

Psychological Considerations:

The Recreation Supervisor may feel pressure from long hours, needs from staff, patrons, and volunteers. The Recreation Supervisor may feel additional pressure from having to meet deadlines and coordinating part-time staff. The Recreation Supervisor must be highly organized and have the ability to prioritize projects and handle several projects at the same time.

Physiological Considerations:

The Recreation Supervisor must expect to work prolonged days, in which some may include long periods of time on his/her feet, lifting or moving supplies and equipment. This position is both an office and a physical one.

Environmental Considerations:

The Recreation Supervisor may be exposed to outdoor elements while driving to/from or supervising activities. Prolonged hours with exposure to sun, heat, rain, snow, or other natural elements should be expected. When involved with programs that are held indoors, the Recreation Supervisor may be exposed to conditionals such as lighting and temperature.

Cognitive Considerations:

The Recreation Supervisor must possess both the ability to carry out instructions given by the Director of Recreation and think quickly and make decisive action on his/her own. The Recreation Supervisor must have the ability to present ideas and recommendations in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing. The Recreation Supervisor must exhibit good problem-solving skills and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.

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 Bloomingdale Park District


Sandy Vangundy

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled