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The District is excited to offer an internship opportunity adding resources and talent to the organization’s growing HR support needs. This invitation to apply is for those looking for public sector experience that encourages creativity, service to community, learning and growth in the fields of human resources, safety, and volunteer management.
 
Who we are: The District fosters a welcoming and inclusive work environment in which everyone is valued, respected and experiences a sense of belonging. We strive to be an employer of choice and we share common goals that allow us to provide the very best forest preserve experience to the broader Kane County community.
 
What we do: Our Mission at the Forest Preserve is to acquire, hold and maintain lands within Kane County that contribute to the conservation of natural and historic resources, habitats, flora and fauna; and to restore, restock, protect and preserve such lands for the environmental education, recreation, pleasure and well-being of all its citizens. Everyone on our team contributes to us achieving this mission. 
 
What the job is: The Human Resources Intern joins the Human Resources Director, HR Generalist, Safety and Wellness Coordinator, and Volunteer Coordinator in supporting all aspects of the District’s people operation’s needs. The HR Intern will be a true generalist and work in all aspects of human resources, including recruitment, training, benefits administration, record keeping and reporting. They will also have the opportunity to participate in field and volunteer events in our preserves. All of the HR Intern’s work will be completed with an eye toward continuous improvement and delivering excellent customer service. The intern will have exposure to all departments and play an important role in the District being staffed, trained and ready to provide the very best services.
 
Why the Forest Preserve District of Kane County: As a local government and as an employer, we prioritize building a positive culture, environmental sustainability, continuous improvement, sound financial management, ethical government and providing the highest level of service to all of our residents and visitors. 
 
Here’s what you’ll do in a typical day (and a few special projects):
·   Help find the best talent to join the District’s team by supporting recruitment processes and assembling employee onboarding materials
·   Assist with maintaining current and compliant records, including participating in the department’s record retention activities
·   Contribute to the sharing of information by compiling various informational documents, materials and reports, including the District’s new hire report, organizational chart, and telephone directory
 ·   Support implementation efforts related to the District’s compensation and classification study outcomes and employee performance evaluation re-design
·   Empower the District’s team to continue providing excellent services by coordinating organization-wide training and maintaining training records including collaborating on projects to update and brand a defensive driving training module, serve as a “certified helper” in First Aid/CPR training courses and assist with the development of other table top drills and training
·   Support the District’s centennial by collaborating on a special project to incorporate a public safety/risk management component to its celebration
·   Promote a culture of wellbeing by supporting the District’s employee wellness program through organizing wellness initiatives based on annual health screening aggregate data
·   Research the Blue Cross/Blue Shield member resources and communicate options to employees 
·   Engage with the community through working with volunteer special needs groups and tabling community special events (job fairs, farmers markets, green fairs, etc.) as assigned
·   Assemble data and develop and produce statistical reports to be used for decision making purposes, including supporting the environmental services team in information gathering around carbon use and light pollution
·   Assemble data and develop and produce statistical reports to be used for decision-making purposes
·   Lead the way by providing outstanding customer service
 
Required Qualifications
 
Education and Experience
·   Persons with or students pursuing an education in human resources, business administration, public administration, organizational psychology, safety or a related field will be best suited for this position
·   Individuals with direct experience in human resources, workplace safety and wellness, or those with volunteer management experience are most qualified
Functional Knowledge
·   Knowledge of federal and state labor and employment laws, particularly those related to local government
·   Ability to acquire and apply understanding of department and District operations, policies and procedures
·   Strong analytical skills and a curiosity about how to improve processes and continue delivering more value ·   Attention to detail
Interpersonal and Communication
·   Excellent communication skills
·   Demonstrated customer service aptitude
·   Ability to work independently and with teams
·   Capacity to accept direction from multiple individuals
·   Skill in building strong working relationships
·   Commitment to maintain strict confidentiality of private, sensitive or confidential information
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
·   Frequent talking and listening
·   Occasional walking and standing
·   Lifting, pushing and pulling up to 10 pounds frequently and up to 20 pounds occasionally
·   Walking, grasping, lifting and carrying objects; reaching, operating office equipment
·   Strong emphasis on workplace safety
·   Ability to meet deadlines and manage frequent interruptions
 
Compensation and Benefits
The hourly rate of pay for the position is $16.00 and the position is classified as FLSA non-exempt (eligible to earn overtime). The District offers great benefits to interns, including a flexible schedule and paid time off.  
 
How to Apply 
Apply online at www.kaneforest.com/careers. Complete applications will include a cover letter and resume. The position will remain open until filled, applications will be reviewed as they are received, and selection may be complete as early as July 1, 2024.
 
Persons requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act are asked to contact the Human Resources Department by telephone at 630-208-8662 or by email at HRForest@kaneforest.com. The Forest Preserve District of Kane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Forest Preserve District of Kane County

 Contact

Shelley Kouzes
630-208-8662
kouzesshelley@kaneforest.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $17.50 - $19.75/hour, DOQ

ABOUT US
The Bartlett Park District is a local government agency that provides 610 acres of beautiful parks and outstanding recreational opportunities for the residents of Bartlett, Illinois and surrounding neighbors. Major facilities of this Distinguished Accredited Agency and two-time National Gold Medal Finalist includes 44 parks, a community center, indoor and outdoor aquatic centers, a 9-hole golf course and an 18-hole golf course, banquet and reception facility, ski hill, athletic field complex, nature center, gymnasium, and more. 
 
JOB SUMMARY
The Maintenance Level I – Grounds employee must be sufficiently skilled to perform a wide variety of maintenance tasks for an 18-hole golf course during the summer and ski and snow tubing hill during the winter. This is an at-will position.

 PRIMARY DUTIES
  • Mowing and trimming of all turf areas weekly during the growing season, using tractors and hand mowers and trimmers.
  • Landscaping work – Installing and maintaining trees, shrubs, landscape beds, wetlands, ponds, wooded areas, prairie/meadows, and mowed and woodchip trails.
  • Remove snow from parking lots and sidewalks.
  • Involved in snow making for winter sports operations along with grooming of ski hills, terrain park and tubing hill.
  • Responsible for proper adjustment and operation of equipment to accomplish tasks as required.
  • Remove garbage from golf course and facilities.
  • Report unsafe conditions.
  • Observe and follow all Park District safety policies and regulations.  The safety of staff and participants is a continuing responsibility of all employees.
  • Must participate and maintain CPR certification, offered by the park district.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to obtain an Illinois Pesticide Operator’s License, have prior experience in parks maintenance, and be able to have flexible hours during prime seasons.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be able to provide own transportation.
 
SCHEDULE & PAY
This is a Full-Time, Non-Exempt, at-will position.  Hours are Monday-Friday, 6:00AM – 2:30PM (40 hours per week with nights and weekends as needed).  Pay Range is $17.50 - $19.75 per hour, DOQ.
 
BENEFITS OFFERED
In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package (including but not limited to):
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage, along with life insurance (basic and voluntary)
  • Pension plan (IMRF), 457 Nationwide plan, and Section 125 Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid holidays and vacation, sick, personal, and floating holiday time, and facility discounts & usage benefits
 

Interested applicants please apply via the Park District website Employment - Bartlett Park District (bartlettparks.org).  Please include your Resume and Cover Letter.

Deadline to apply is June 25, 2024.   Bartlett Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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 Bartlett Park District

 Contact

Catalina Rodelo
crodelo@bartlettparks.org

 Closing Date

June 25, 2024

 $44,000-$54,000

SUMMARY
Park Maintenance I position is responsible for general park maintenance and repair including all turf and landscape maintenance, athletic fields, playgrounds, outdoor facility maintenance and special event support and safety inspections. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS
A high school degree and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a similar position is preferred.  A valid Illinois State Drivers License (class C) is required, with safe driving record.  
  • A Valid Illinois Pesticide Operators License is required within six months of hire.
  • CPR and AED Certification required within six months of employment.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential Job Functions
 
1.      Operate Park District trucks, tractors, mowers, blowers, trimmers, tractors, overseeders, chain saws, bed edger, hand and power tools.
2.      Building and restroom cleaning.
3.      Refuse and garbage removal for parks and playgrounds.
4.      Provide for turf care in parks - seeding, fertilization and aeration.
5.      Mow, edge and trim parks, blow off paved surfaces upon completion.
6.      Provide tree and shrub care in parks including trimming/pruning, removal, planting, removal of dead and broken branches and chipping limbs for disposal.
7.      Apply pesticides for weed control.
8.      Lay-out and line sports fields.
9.      Maintain path surfaces with chips and asphalt patch, etc.
10.  Provide for snow and ice removal from paths, walks, drives.
11.  Work special events as assigned.
12.  Repair and/or paint park equipment, playgrounds, facilities, signs, asphalt, and District property.
13.  Make and maintain ice rinks.
14.  Recycle appropriate materials.
15.  Responsible for upkeep of Park District equipment and tools.
16.  Able to respond to emergency calls 24 hours a day and work on weekends when on call.
17.  Identify and notify supervisors of hazards in parks.
18.  Perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the District’s Risk Management Policy.
19.  Develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers through oral and written communications.  Respond to internal and external phone calls, e-mails, comments and suggestions in a timely manner.  Promote District to patrons, guests and staff.
20.  Other duties as assigned.
 
SAFETY AND RISK MANAGEMENT
 
1.      Maintains a working knowledge of all general agency and departmental‑specific safety rules.
2.      Uses material handling equipment or staff assistance when lifting and or moving objects 50 pounds or heavier.
3.      Reports any work-related or patron injuries to supervisor promptly, same day the injury occurs and before leaving work for the day.
4.      Attends required safety program and in‑service education meetings.
5.      Corrects unsafe conditions and/or reports them to supervisor. 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
 
  1. Worker is exposed to outside weather conditions with moderate noise level 90% of the time, including extreme heat and cold, snow, rain and ice.
  2. Protective clothing (provided by Park District) is required including earplugs, safety glasses/goggles, helmets, chaps, steel toe boots, protective gloves and overalls.
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This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements and working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job when circumstances change; e.g., emergencies, deadlines, personnel changes, workload and technological development, etc.

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 Vernon Hills Park District

 Contact

Shona Hedke
847-996-6932
shonah@vhparkdistrict.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $86,000 - $120,000 yearly

To view full job description and apply online today click here: 
https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=211296&clientkey=41D8300184906117978771C10E755DC6

The Park District of Oak Park is hiring a Full-Time Assistant Superintendent of Special Facilities. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes a salary of $86,000 -120,000 a year based on qualifications, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, IMRF, vacation, sick time, personal days, holidays and employee discount.
 
Job Purpose:
The Assistant Superintendent of Special Facilities position is responsible for leading staff in the creation, implementation and evaluation of all hockey, figure skating, gymnastics and aquatic programs, classes, leagues and public activities and the Guest Services functions for the District. Additionally, oversee activities related to operation, custodial care and supervision of facilities (Ridgeland Common, Gymnastic and Recreation Center and both pools during summer season).  Assistant Superintendent shall perform their duties in a manner that ensures consistency with the goals and commitments to create an organization of excellence.

 
The Park District of Oak Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer!

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 Park District of Oak Park

 Contact

Desiree Hines
708-725-2161
desiree.hines@pdop.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18/hr, Pension/IMRF Eligible

Primary responsibility is to ensure that all persons have a safe and enjoyable experience while visiting or using the Westmont Park District facilities. 
 
Under the direction of the Recreation Coordinator, the specialist is responsible for the implementation, management, and evaluation of all aspects of the before and after care program. Other duties include: school day off programs, summer camp assistance, extended care, and assigned special events.

HOURS:
Generally, up 30/hrs per week. Monday – Friday from 6:15a – 8:15a, and 2:00p – 6:15p. Evening, weekend, and/or holiday work will occasionally apply.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Meet the District’s Mission and Vision
2. Responsible for planning, developing, and implementing the districts before and after school program in collaboration with the Recreation Coordinator.
3. Responsible for supervising the part time staff assisting with the program.
4. Supervise the participants and have consistent involvement of all aspects of the program. 
5. Regular communication with the parents is required.
6. Meet with and report to the Recreation Coordinator on a regular basis to share schedules, successes, challenges, needs and observations.
7. Maintain records of attendance, accidents, and injuries. 
8. Prepare a daily routine for the participants.
9. Keep informed on current trends and make recommendations to the district.
10. Work with the Recreation Coordinator to ensure supplies and equipment remain in a safe and workable condition.
11. Set up, clean, and restore classroom before and after each day.
12. Adhere to the program budgeting limits and provide input on budget expense needs.
13. Seek guidance and approval regarding unexpected budget needs.
14. Perform any additional related tasks as required or assigned.
15. With the assistance of the Recreation coordinator, recruit, and select part time staff.
16. Take the necessary steps to meet deadlines and budget.
17. Request supplies in a reasonable time frame.
18. Effectively communicate realistic needs and expectations for program development.
19. Build relationships and communicate with School District staff to ensure expectations and timelines for use of facility are met.
20. Adhere to District’s safety and personnel policies.
21. Report any and all challenges, policy questions, safety or conduct matters to the Recreation Coordinator immediately.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:
Comprehensive knowledge of youth programming.  Must possess the ability to speak in public, as well as good written and verbal communication skills. Proficient computer skills, including Word, Publisher, Excel, and Outlook.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in Recreation Management or related field.
Or two years of experience in recreation programming.
CPR and First Aid certified or obtained upon hire.
Mandated Reporter training required or be able to obtain within 3 months of hire. 

HOW TO APPLY:
Candidates shall send a WPD online application, cover letter, and resume to ryonkee@westmontparks.org. The application link can be found below.

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 Westmont Park District

 Contact

Robert Yonkee
630-963-5252
ryonkee@westmontparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled