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Job Title: Park Maintenance Worker I

The park maintenance worker I is responsible for performing a variety of park labor duties to maintain and/or repair park properties and equipment.

The park maintenance worker is responsible for performing the essential functions as outlined in this analysis. He/she is a full-time hourly employee, working 40 hours per week, but may be required to work additional hours including nights and weekends as required by the District.


A High School Diploma or G.E.D., and at least one year experience in a field related to park district maintenance is required. The park maintenance worker should possess good composition and oral communication skills. The park maintenance worker must obtain a State of Illinois Pesticide Operators license within one year of his/her employment.

The park maintenance worker must possess a valid Illinois class “D” driver’s license and maintain an adequate driving record.

Immediate Supervisor: The park maintenance worker is under the supervision of the Park Maintenance Foreman.

Essential Functions:

  1. Operation of park district vehicles and equipment as directed and trained.
  2. General repair of all park district equipment and areas.
  3. Turf Maintenance- all aspects (i.e. mowing, fertilizing, seeding, aerating).
  4. Planting trees and shrubs.
  5. Trimming of trees and shrubs.
  6. Maintenance of playgrounds and sports fields.
  7. Removing all garbage from facilities, parks and playgrounds.
  8. Snow removal.
  9. Flower bed planting and maintenance.
  10. Maintains proper appearance and cleanliness of all facilities.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Making and maintaining ice rinks.
  2. Assisting with construction of park and playground equipment.
  3. Assisting with the repair of park buildings, roofs, doors, windows, and electrical or plumbing work.
  4. Assists with other duties and directed by supervisors.

Psychological Considerations:

  1. The park maintenance worker must be able to work alone or closely with others.
  2. The park maintenance worker must be able to work around general population/park patrons in public areas.
  3. The park maintenance worker must work under the direction of superiors.

Physiological Considerations:

The park maintenance worker is exposed to chemicals, fertilizers, and cleaning agents. He/she must be able to lift and move 100 lb. with mechanical assistance.

Environmental Consideration:

  1. The park maintenance worker is exposed to outside weather conditions 90% of the time, including extreme heat and cold, snow, rain, ice, and high levels of pollen.

  2. Protective clothing required for job duties include: -ear protection -helmet -eye protection -dusk mask -leather type work boot -gloves

Cognitive Considerations:

  1. The park maintenance worker must be able to follow directions from a supervisor with safe follow through.
  2. The park maintenance worker must use good safety awareness and judgment.
  3. The park maintenance worker must be able to read specifications and instructions.

Salary Range:

$12.00 to $25.00 per hour plus benefits.

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 Berwyn Park District


Joseph Bzdyl &

 Closing Date

April 16, 2020

 $10.50 an hour

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The Recreation Intern will assist with the development and management of recreation programs and facilities. This role will report to the Director of Recreation.

The internship will offer unique experiences to gain exposure to all facets of the District. The intern will gain knowledge in: • Recreation programming • Strategic planning • Facilities management • Park maintenance • Fitness center and golf course operations • Special events

Qualifications: • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Park and Recreation Management or related field from a National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) accredited university or related field. • Proficient in computer word-processing and spreadsheet software applications. • Good problem-solving, communication and organizational skills.

Rate of Pay: $10.50 an hour

Schedule: 40 hours a week for 12 weeks from May to August, and may require some nights, weekends, and holidays.

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 Elmhurst Park District


Meagan Rawls

 Closing Date

March 16, 2020


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Summary: Under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor II - Recreation, the Recreation Supervisor – Recreation & Athletics is responsible for the supervision of a variety of summer camps, on and off-site after school programs, seasonal athletic programs, and occasional program instruction. The Recreation Supervisor is directly responsible for the execution of the 4th of July Parade in collaboration with the City of Highland Park. Supervisory responsibilities include recruiting, training, and oversight of seasonal and part-time program staff.

Responsibilities: Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate adequate staff and volunteers to operate areas of responsibility. Assist with the preparation of an annual budget, including fee recommendations for areas of responsibility, and supervise the expenditure of funds once approved by the Board of Park Commissioners. Record and process all bills, request forms, end of season reports, and any miscellaneous reports as would be pertinent to said operations in accordance with Park District policies and procedures. Work closely with recreation, athletic and facility staff to develop comprehensive programs. Make recommendations to the Recreation Supervisor II - Recreation for proposed long-term and short-term improvements for areas of responsibility. Make recommendations for dissemination of news releases, flyers, brochures and other public relations and materials. Assist with the preparation of seasonal brochures and marketing plan for areas of responsibility. Plan, organize, implement the 4th of July parade in collaboration with the city and assists in the execution of other special events seasonally. Purchase supplies and equipment used in areas of responsibility in accordance with the District's purchasing Policy. Plan, organize, implement and evaluate special events and programs, including a variety summer camps, on and off-site after school programs, seasonal athletic programs, and special events (seasonal). Make recommendations for the continual improvement of existing programs and the development of new programs and services that meet the current recreational needs of residents. Complete all required paperwork and accurately review and approve part-time staff’s payroll. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Related professional certification preferred. Ability to apply education, training and work experience to improve performance of organization.

Classification: Full-time (exempt). Schedule fluctuates seasonally, must have flexible schedule.

Wage Range: $51,000.00/year starting wage, DOQ

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The Park District of Highland Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Park District of Highland Park


Natalie Liang
(847) 579-3131

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $54,212- $67,132

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Responsible for the overall management and operation of the Pavilion Fitness facility and Park District wellness programs. Key responsibilities include: development of fitness/wellness department goals and vision, staff leadership and training, development of fitness/wellness programs and special events, general fitness facility operations, open gym operations, babysitting service operations, member services, management of assigned budgets and financials, and oversight of equipment purchases and maintenance.


Coordinate and develop fitness and wellness programs and services by leading, managing, and supporting two full time and several part-time personnel. Responsible for hiring, overall training, scheduling, coaching, supervision and evaluation of staff.
Manage benchmarking processes to enhance existing profit centers and to add new ones. Oversee financial management of fitness and wellness operations. Work in collaboration with the Finance Department to prepare and monitor department budgets. Manage fitness and wellness program registration and employee payroll. Collect membership receipts and track member data. Indirectly oversee the promotion and development of open gym programming and babysitting; including supervision and evaluation of staff, departmental budget and facility booking. Develop and maintain Pavilion Fitness Manager manual to illustrate calendar of duties and procedures. Develop and manage written reports as assigned, including a monthly update which highlights information on programs and services, a quarterly update on the status of departmental goals, monthly membership, and financial analysis. Develop, promote and measure methods of providing service reliability and satisfaction through the use of surveys, focus groups, direct consumer contact, etc.
Develop and oversee effective methods of communicating information on programs, services, policies, procedures, schedules, etc. to the staff and the general public. Collaborate with marketing regarding fitness signage, bulletin boards and displays. Retain and recruit fitness members and program participants by working with staff and the Marketing Department to develop and implement strategies and goals. Ensure safety through staff training. Maintain proper certifications for staff.
Work collaboratively with Aquatics Manager on communication of hours of services and amenities offered to Fitness Center members, in addition to financial contributions. Perform the job safely and in compliance with district policies, procedures, work and safety rules. Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks. Enforce staff compliance with same.


Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers. Ability to hire, train, supervise, evaluate, and provide leadership to employees. Ability to prepare written reports and information, including program summaries, brochures, sales analysis, and process documentation. Ability to prepare and manage program budgets and employee timesheets. Demonstrate basic computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Word and Outlook programs. Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees.


The above knowledge and skills may be demonstrated by a minimum of four years college credit in an accredited school with a degree in Exercise Science or related field. Personal training and/or group exercise certification or knowledge is desirable. Minimum of three years of supervisory experience in fitness/wellness related field. Current CPR, AED and first aid certifications are required. Training for these certifications is offered by the District.

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 Elk Grove Park District


Christy King

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 This is an Entry level position. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package.

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Position Overview: The Region Manager is primarily responsible for providing support to the Region staff to help ensure that the Region has the proper procedures in place to assist Special Olympics Illinois in achieving the Big Three Key Objectives. This manager position is an Entry Level Position and will have a sports focus.

Primary Responsibilities • Actively work with the Region Director to achieve Region-Specific, strategic goals to ensure progress toward the Big Three Key Objectives and to protect the financial integrity of the organization • Manages sports programming in assigned Region, including but not limited to: Special Olympics Illinois sanctioned traditional competitions and time-trials, Unified Sports competitions and demonstrations, Young Athlete culminating events, outreach efforts to under served populations, committee development, volunteer management, public relations, public awareness and education and family involvement • Supports state-level events within and outside Region as needed • Provides sports training opportunities and coach certification training schools for coaches and volunteers • Drives key volunteer committee development and recruitment • Manages volunteers as well as part-time, full-time and/or temporary employees as needed • Provide support in case of staffing vacancies in assigned Region Qualifications/Skills and Knowledge Requirements: ● Bachelor’s degree strongly recommended ● Excellent, adaptive computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office products ● Ability to work independently without close oversight, but also a team player who productively engages with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Special Olympics Illinois ● High energy and passion for Special Olympics mission ● Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere ● Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail ● Customer focus ● Excellent communication skills, both written and oral as well as receptive (listening) Essential Functions: ● Monday through Friday with frequent evenings and weekends as position demands ● Independent in-state travel required, including some overnight and weekend travel Physical mobility required: must be able to climb stairs, assist in set-up and breakdown at events, stand or sit for long periods of time, and load and unload vehicles ● Medium work required, which involves lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; includes sedentary and light work ● Close visual acuity required to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines; operating motor vehicles ● First Aid/CPR Training and Certification required; must be able and willing to effectively administer First Aid/CPR on-site during events ● Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance required ● Based out of Region E office located at 900 Maple, Homewood, IL ● To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter by April 7 to Patty Welsh at This is an Entry level position. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package.

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 Special Olympics Illinois


Patty Welsh

 Closing Date

April 7, 2020