The Lake County Forest Preserve District, Illinois, seeks experienced police leaders as applicants to serve as its next Director of Public Safety. The Public Safety Department is a full-service conservation law enforcement organization that protects the District’s natural resources, facilities and the people that work in and visit the preserves. The department enforces conservation, criminal and traffic laws of the State of Illinois, and the ordinances of the Lake County Forest Preserve District.
The mission of the Lake County Forest Preserves is preservation, restoration, education, and recreation. The Forest Preserve District oversees about 31,000 acres of natural land made up of 65 properties and approximately 265 miles of trails. It is the second largest forest preserve district in Illinois and serves a population of 711,239. Lake County Forest Preserves offer endless opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation, nature exploration and relaxation.
In addition to the Director of Public Safety, the Lake County Forest Preserve District Department of Public Safety is staffed by a total of 46 employees (25 full-time and 21 part-time). Full-time Ranger Police Officers are represented by the Fraternal Order of Police. The Police Department budget for 2022 is $3.33 million. The Director of Public Safety is appointed by the Executive Director with approval of the Board President, and reports to the Chief Operations Officer.
The Director of Public Safety position is an outstanding opportunity for a progressive law enforcement leader. Lake County Forest Preserve District is seeking an experienced, innovative, collaborative police leader with demonstrated managerial, interpersonal and customer service skills. Successful candidates must have an outgoing personality and be approachable to County residents, visitors, and business and governmental leaders. The Director of Public Safety must be a skilled communicator, available to and engaged with all Public Safety Department staff and Forest Preserve District employees.
The next Director should be committed to building and maintaining positive working relationships with other conservation, law enforcement and fire protection agencies. The Director should have the ability to understand and navigate sensitive issues and public perception and will function with a high level of emotional Intelligence.
Successful candidates will possess:
• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study such as law, police science, criminal justice, public administration, or a related field. A Master’s Degree is preferred. • Certification as a law enforcement officer in Illinois or the ability to obtain certification within 12 months of hire through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. • Ten years related experience in a law enforcement agency, including command level experience, necessary to gain a full understanding and proficiency in law enforcement, personnel and financial management, and public administration. Internal and external investigation experience required. • Ability to obtain the Voluntary Police Chief Certification (VPCC) through the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. • Knowledge of principles and practices of police administration, leadership, and management practices (Command education/leadership training such as: the F.B.I. National Academy, Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, Senior Management Institute for Police or similar programs is highly desirable). • Knowledge of contract administration and collective bargaining agreements. • Ability to successfully qualify with firearms annually; ability to successfully pass and re-qualify in specialized training areas, as necessary. • Experience in developing and implementing new and revised administrative methods, policies, and procedures. Ability to develop and implement short and long term goals and work plans for the Public Safety Department. • Considerable knowledge of federal and state laws and local ordinances pertinent to the Public Safety function. • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
The current annual salary range for this position is $125,469 - $188,091 depending upon qualifications. The Lake County Forest Preserve District also offers an attractive benefits package.
The Lake County Forest Preserve District strives for a diverse workforce that is representative of the community it serves. The District believes diversity and inclusion among teammates is critical to the success of District operations.
Electronic submissions are required. Interested professionals should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references by September 2, 2022 at www.GovHRjobs.com. Please contact consultant Joe De Lopez at (847) 380-3240 x 115 for further information.
THE LAKE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF ILLLINOIS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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Are you a creative person that engages the community with fun and informative content?
Palatine Park District is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Digital Marketing Coordinator to join our team.
Manage the District brand and message across multiple digital platforms and channels. Help us tell the story of Palatine Park District and share our passion for Living the Parks & Rec Life!
Position highlights are: - Manage the District website and mobile app - Write, create and post engaging content across all social media platforms - Photography/videography at special events and programs
The right candidate will have: - BA/BS Degree in Communications, Marketing, Graphic Design or related field or equivalent experience required - Three to five years experience preferred - Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite - Strong still photography and videography experience - Strong knowledge of WordPress, HTML and CSS
Palatine Park District offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: - Health/Dental/Vision Insurance for individual and family - Paid life insurance - A retirement plan with the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) - Paid vacation, personal days, holidays and sick time
PLUS: - Unlimited in-house complimentary programs - Seasonal pool passes for indoor and outdoor pools (individual and family) - Fitness Center membership (individual and family) - Discount at Palatine Hills Golf Course
The salary range is $45,700-$51,000 dependent on qualifications.
To apply, go to palatineparks.org and click on Parks & Rec Careers.
Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) enriches the lives of children and adults with disabilities as a partnership of 17 Park Districts located within the northwest suburbs of Chicago. NWSRA provides outstanding recreation opportunities for people with disabilities within our partner Park Districts through weekly programs, adult day programs (PURSUIT), special events, summer day camps and inclusion in Park District programs. NWSRA is a park district that serves people with disabilities.
Job Purpose: Coordinators support the Inclusion area or Support Services area. Coordinators assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate recreation and leisure programs for children and adults with disabilities. Assists the respective area Manager with overseeing and managing part-time/seasonal employees in supporting programs for individuals with disabilities participating in recreation and leisure programs and services within the Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) 17 member districts.
Summary of Duties: Demonstrate an understanding of coordinating and implementing programs while working closely with agency teams to support individuals with disabilities in the least restrictive environment and the most inclusive settings. Responsible for developing, planning, and organizing recreation programs while working with assigned member districts coordinating before and after school care, preschool, general programs, special events, trips and summer day camp. Complete observations, assessments and follow up with the necessary paperwork, phone calls, and debriefing after each observation. Provide training for part-time/seasonal staff and member districts, when needed. Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot and address behaviors, programming issues, and concerns regarding program issues and participant behaviors.
Qualifications: Graduate from accredited college or university with a BA/BS degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Parks and Recreation, or related field of study. Must have knowledge of and ability to confidently work effectively with individuals with disabilities. Current National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) or Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or the ability to get certified within an allotted amount of time determined by the policy of the Association and/or the Executive Director. Must have a minimum of two years of full time experience with children and adults with various disabilities.
To apply complete online Application at www.nwsra.org/jobs. Must attach current resume. Position is open until August 4, 2022. For questions on this position, call Darleen Negrillo at (847) 392-2848.
The Calumet Memorial Park District seeks an innovative and detail-oriented professional to become its next Superintendent of Recreation. The position will direct, manage, supervise, and coordinate the activities of the recreational department within the district. This will include planning, organizing, scheduling, coordinating, and directing variety of community recreation programs, services, and activities for various ages; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Executive Director. This position requires working nights, weekends and holidays as needed to carry out the essential functions job successfully. In addition, the Superintendent of Recreation shall perform duties in personnel supervision, budgeting, purchasing and customer relations as it relates to the specific areas of responsibility and other duties that are assigned.
Qualifications: The position requires bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration or Leisure Services Administration, or this can be substituted with years of experience. A minimum of five years of progressive responsibility in recreation, athletic field, administrative and managerial assignments. Other qualifications include the following:
• Knowledge of park and recreation issues, trends, personnel management, marketing, and public relations • Strong leadership skills with good oral and written communication skills, long-range planning skills and working knowledge of public administration. • A highly motivated, visionary leader with the proven ability to gain cooperation and communicate clear direction
Compensation and Benefits: The hiring salary range is $45,000- $60,000 starting salary is DOQ. The District offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance and membership in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). The package also includes paid vacation, personal days, holidays, and sick leave. How to Apply: Candidates should apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references. First review of candidates will begin on August 26, 2022. The position will be open until it is filled.
Looking for a rewarding job with great starting pay - NO NIGHTS, NO WEEKENDS, or NO MAJOR HOLIDAYS?! Look no further than a job at Kids’ Zone! We are hiring Site Coordinators for the before- and after-school program for elementary school children.
The Site Coordinator role is responsible for supervising the onsite operations of the Kids’ Zone program at one of the six elementary schools. Supervision of staff, children, and execution of the daily schedule are key duties for a successful experience for everyone involved.
Staff work in a fun, high-energy environment while ensuring kids are having a great time playing games, doing crafts, and making memories! For more info & to apply, please visit: https://bit.ly/3J2K4Iq