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NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CREW – PERMANENT PART-TIME RESTORATION TECHNICIAN
 
The Forest Preserve District of Will County is accepting resumes for 1 Natural Resource Management Crew – Permanent Part-Time Technician.  This is a permanent part-time position that assists with land management, restoration and research activities listed within annual preserve management schedules.
 
The Natural Resource Management Crew – Permanent Part-Time Restoration Technician is a permanent position, with a pay rate of $18.00 per hour.  Visit https://www.reconnectwithnature.org/about/employment/ for job description outlining duties, skills, abilities, training, experience and working conditions or for more information.  
 
JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE:  Natural Resource Management – Permanent Part-Time Restoration Technician
DEPARTMENT:  Conservation
FLSA STATUS:  Exempt                                                                                                                 
Location:  Cherry Hill Operations and Law Enforcement Facility
 
BASIC FUNCTION
Under general supervision, provide manual assistance in the implementation of natural area management plans and land restoration activities designed to improve the ecological condition of Forest Preserve Properties.
 
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to:
  • Natural Resource Management Coordinator
Supervises:
  • None
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  1. Brush and invasive species control, including cutting with use of chainsaws and other hand equipment, herbicide applications, mowing, and hand pulling.
  2. Native grass and forb seed collection and processing.
  3. Installation of plugs, bare root stock, shrubs or saplings, and seed distribution.
  4. Assistance with wildlife management projects as needed.
  5. Assistance with deployment and field maintenance of wildlife monitoring equipment.
  6. Assistance with Prescribed Fire Program including control line preparation, equipment maintenance, and implementation.
  7. Removal of trash and other debris from natural areas.
  8. Other duties as assigned by supervisor or director.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
 
  • Must effectively communicate in written and oral formats. 
  • Competence and experience in using basic tools of natural area management in a safe and effective manner, including maintaining (cleaning & sharpening) chainsaws and cutting trees > 12” DBH, operating clearing saws, leaf blowers, brush mowers, backpack and tank sprayers, and operating and maintaining loppers and pruning shears and saws.
  • Being in good physical condition with the ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and physically capable of lifting and transporting 50 lb. objects over uneven terrain.
  • Knowledge of Midwest flora, including native and non-native species identification.
  • Have or be willing to acquire an Illinois pesticide public applicator’s license with rights-of-way and aquatic categories.
  • Have or willing to procure a Chicago Wilderness Midwest Ecological Prescribed Crew Member Certificate or completion of National Wildfire Coordinating Group S130/S190 coursework.  District will provide training if needed.
  • Must possess and maintain a current and valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
  • Have or be willing to develop skills operating and loading ATVs and UTVs, as well as attaching and driving equipment trailers not requiring a CDL.
 
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Education:  Recent graduate or college student studying in the fields of Ecology, Environmental Science, Biology or other related fields is preferred.
Experience: Six months of experience participating in natural resource management work is preferred.
Certifications: Possession of, or willingness to procure, National Wildfire Coordinating Group S130/190, I-100 certificates or Chicago Wilderness Midwest Ecological Prescription Fire Crew Member training.
 
WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS
Work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
1.       This is an active job.  While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs, talk and hear.
2.       While performing the duties of this job the employee occasionally works near moving parts; works outside in extreme heat or cold weather conditions; lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds; is exposed to fumes, airborne particles, smoke and toxic or caustic chemicals and potentially hazardous plants and animals.
3.       Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.
4.       The noise level in this job is usually moderate but can be high.
 
PAY RATE AND OTHER INFORMATION
Hourly Rate:  $18.00 (Grade 6)
Schedule:  Part-time – Flexible Monday through Friday workdays not exceeding 20 hours average per week over a twelve-month period and not more than 960 total hours in any twelve-month period.  Occasional weekend workdays will be required. A typical schedule will be agreed upon during the hiring process.
Benefits: The Forest Preserve currently provides 24 hours paid vacation and 24 hours sick leave to part-time employees. No Health or Retirement Benefits are provided.
 

Resumes will be accepted until April 19, 2024.
 
Application Procedure:  Send a cover letter describing interest and a resume to:
 
Veronica Frausto-Sarwark, Director of Human Resources
Forest Preserve District of Will County
17540 W. Laraway Road
Joliet, Illinois 60433
815-722-5669 (desk)
815-722-3608 (fax)
Humanresources@fpdwc.org

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 Forest Preserve District of Will County

 Contact

Veronica Frausto-Sarwark
815-722-5669
humanresources@fpdwc.org

 Closing Date

April 19, 2024

 $45,957-$66,179

NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT – RESTORATION CREW LEADER (VOLUNTEER LIAISON)
 
The Forest Preserve District of Will County is accepting resumes for 1 Natural Resource Management Crew – Restoration Crew Leader (Volunteer Liaison).  This is a permanent full-time position that is expected to schedule, coordinate, lead, and train NRM seasonal staff, interns and volunteers to implement the District’s natural resource management program, including invasive species control, seed collection, native plantings, fire management and monitoring to restore and maintain native species and habitat diversity within the District’s preserve system.  Additionally, the Natural Resource Management - Restoration Crew Leader (Volunteer Liaison) is expected to represent, promote and grow the volunteer program through community outreach and recruitment.
 
The Natural Resource Management Crew – Restoration Crew Leader (Volunteer Liaison) is a Grade 9 position, with a starting salary of $45,957 to $66,179 commensurate with experience.  Visit https://www.reconnectwithnature.org/about/employment/ for job description outlining duties, skills, abilities, training, experience and working conditions or  for more information.
 

JOB DESCRIPTION
 
TITLE: NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT – RESTORATION CREW LEADER (VOLUNTEER LIAISON)
DEPARTMENT: CONSERVATION
LOCATION: CHERRY HILL OPERATIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT FACILITY 

BASIC FUNCTION
The Natural Resource Management - Restoration Crew Leader (Volunteer Liaison) is expected to schedule, coordinate, lead, and train NRM seasonal staff, interns and volunteers to implement the District’s natural resource management program, including invasive species control, seed collection, native plantings, fire management and monitoring to restore and maintain native species and habitat diversity within the District’s preserve system.  Additionally, the Natural Resource Management - Restoration Crew Leader (Volunteer Liaison) is expected to represent, promote, and grow the volunteer program through community outreach and recruitment.
 
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
 Reports to:
Natural Resource Management Coordinator & Volunteer Supervisor  
Supervises: None 
This position will require occasional coordination of Resource Management Crew and Operations Department Staff.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Coordinate with the Natural Resource Management Coordinator, Volunteer Supervisor and volunteer stewards to develop, schedule and advertise workdays.
  2. Recruit and contact prescribed fire volunteers for assistance on District controlled burns.
  3. Serve in a leadership role organizing and implementing special events such as volunteer meetings, trainings and workdays on weekends and during the week as directed.
  4. Recruit, train and develop natural resource volunteers, with an emphasis on placing Regional Stewards, Site Stewards, Co-Stewards and Administrative Assistants at all Illinois Nature Preserves and Land & Water Reserves that the District manages.
  5. Responsible for compilation and submission of statistical data in a timely manner, such as volunteer hours and the location, time and extent of specific tasks performed by natural resource management volunteers.
  6. Responsible for understanding, supporting, and promoting the complementary missions of the District and the Prairie People Volunteer Program. 
  7. Represents and promotes the District and the Prairie People Volunteer Program at national, regional, state and local meetings and conferences of land management and volunteer associations, organizations and other collaborations outside of the District.
  8. Contribute to the development of resource management planning initiatives such as annual work plans, management schedules, summaries, and reports. 
  9. Assist Stewards and Administrative Assistants in organizing preserve workgroups and to plan, schedule and implement management work.
  10. Assist, with the ability to lead Natural Resource Management crews on field duties as time permits.
      11.Participate in the implementation of the District’s prescribed fire program with an emphasis on control line establishment, equipment preparation and maintenance.
     12.Other duties as assigned by supervisor or director.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
·         Effective communication skills in written and oral formats.
·         Experience participating in volunteer programs, preferably in a leadership role.
·         Possession of basic computer skills in Microsoft Office (word processing, spreadsheet, and database) and ArcGIS mapping.
·         Have or be willing to develop skills operating and loading ATVS and UTVS, as well as attaching and driving equipment trailers not requiring a CDL.
·         Competence and experience in using basic tools of natural area management in a safe and effective manner, including maintaining (cleaning & sharpening) chainsaws and cutting trees > 12” DBH, operating clearing saws, operating leaf blowers, and operating and maintaining loppers and pruning shears and saws.
·         Be in good physical condition with the ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and be physically capable of lifting and transporting 50 lb. objects over uneven terrain.
·         Knowledge of Midwest flora, including native and non-native species identification.
·         Have or be willing to acquire an Illinois pesticide public applicator’s license with rights-of-way and aquatic categories.
·         Must possess and maintain a current and valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
 
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Education:  Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, or related field with a specialization in ecology/resource management preferred (although see below). 
 
Experience: Minimum two years of applied natural resource management experience with an appropriate Bachelor’s degree; or 5 years applied natural resource management experience without an appropriate degree. 
 
Certifications: Possession of, or willingness to procure, National Wildfire Coordinating Group S130/190, I-100 certificates or Chicago Wilderness Midwest Ecological Prescription Fire Crew Member training. District will provide training if needed.
 
WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS
Work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
1.       This is an active job.  While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs, talk, and hear.
2.       While performing the duties of this job the employee occasionally works near moving parts; works outside in extreme heat or cold weather conditions; lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds; is exposed to fumes, airborne particles, smoke and toxic or caustic chemicals and potentially hazardous plants and animals.
3.       Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.
4.       The noise level in this job is usually moderate but can be high.
 
OTHER INFORMATION
This 40 hour/week position includes working on some Saturdays and Sundays for scheduled volunteer workdays.  The Restoration Crew Leader – Volunteer Liaison is responsible for coordinating with the Natural Resource Management Coordinator to establish which weekdays will be taken off in order to maintain a routine 40-hour work week.  Occasional extension of workday into nighttime and working more than 40 hours in a given week is possible. This position includes the option of a maximum of 16 hours of remote work per week, subject to supervisor’s approval.
 
PAY RANGE AND ANNUAL SALARY
 
Pay Range:                   Grade 9
Minimum:                      $ 45,957
Midpoint:                       $ 55,149
Maximum:                     $ 66,179                                 
Schedule:                      Full Time  


Resumes will be accepted until April 19, 2024.
 
Application Procedure:  Send a cover letter describing interest and a resume to:
 
Veronica Frausto-Sarwark, Director of Human Resources
Forest Preserve District of Will County
17540 W. Laraway Road
Joliet, Illinois 60433
815-722-5669 (desk)
815-722-3608 (fax)
Humanresources@fpdwc.org
 

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 Forest Preserve District of Will County

 Contact

Veronica Frausto-Sarwark
815-722-5669
humanresources@fpdwc.org

 Closing Date

April 19, 2024

 $45,957-$66,179

FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF WILL COUNTY

TITLE:  Natural Resource Management – Resource Crew Leader

DEPARTMENT:
CONSERVATION
LOCATION: CHERRY HILL OPERATIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT FACILITY 
 
NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT – RESTORATION CREW LEADER
The Forest Preserve District of Will County is accepting resumes for 1 Natural Resource Management Crew – Restoration Crew Leader. This is a permanent full-time position that is expected to schedule, coordinate, lead, and train NRM seasonal staff and/or interns to implement the District’s natural resource management program, including invasive species control, seed collection, native plantings, fire management and monitoring to restore and maintain native species and habitat diversity within the District's preserve system. 
 
The Natural Resource Management Crew – Restoration Crew Leader is a Grade 9 position, with a starting salary of $45,957 to $66,179 commensurate with experience.  Visit https://www.reconnectwithnature.org/about/employment/ for job description outlining duties, skills, abilities, training, experience and working conditions or for more information. 
 

JOB DESCRIPTION
 
BASIC FUNCTION
The Restoration Crew Leader is expected to schedule, coordinate, lead, and train NRM seasonal staff and/or interns to implement the District’s natural resource management program, including invasive species control, seed collection,, native plantings, fire management and monitoring to restore and maintain native species and habitat diversity within the District's preserve system.  
 
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to:  Natural Resource Management Coordinator  
Supervises: None    
This position will require occasional coordination of Resource Management Crew and Operations Department Staff.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.       Safeguard and influence the quality of rare and uncommon natural community and habitat types or rare-species habitat. 
2.       Quantify and document management actions to summarize annual work, propose new actions, and monitor results. 
3.       Contribute to the development of resource management planning initiatives such as annual work plans, schedules, summaries and reports.
4.       Contribute to baseline site inventories, implementation of monitoring programs, and data management systems to evaluate the effectiveness of various restoration and management programs.
5.       Participate in the implementation of the District’s prescribed fire program with an emphasis on control line establishment, equipment preparation and maintenance.
6.       Inventory, order and maintain supplies, equipment, and other materials necessary to complete management work.
7.       Provide feedback to the ecology and natural resource management coordinators on identifying invasive species control priorities or treatment effectiveness, and relocation of native species to appropriate habitats.
8        Lead, train, schedule and oversee daily/weekly management activities of NRM seasonal staff.
9.       Represent the Natural Resource Management section in various intra-agency teams, meetings and working groups as assigned.
10.    Other duties as assigned by supervisor or director.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
·         Possession of effective communication skills in written and oral formats.
·         Possession of basic computer skills in Microsoft Office (word processing, spreadsheet, and database) and ArcGIS mapping.
·         Have or be willing to develop skills operating and loading ATVs and UTVs, as well as attaching and driving equipment trailers not requiring a CDL.
·         Competence and experience in using basic tools of natural area management in a safe and effective manner, including maintaining (cleaning & sharpening) chainsaws and cutting trees > 12” DBH, operating clearing saws, leaf blowers, brush mowers, backpack and tank sprayers, and operating and maintaining loppers and pruning shears and saws.
·         Being in good physical condition with the ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and physically capable of lifting and transporting 50 lb. objects over uneven terrain.
·         Knowledge of Midwest flora, including native and non-native species identification.
·         Have or be willing to acquire an Illinois pesticide public applicator’s license with rights-of-way and aquatic categories.
·         Must possess and maintain a current and valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
 
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Education:                     Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology or related field with a specialization in ecology/resource management preferred (although see below). 
Experience:                  Minimum two years of applied natural resource management experience with an appropriate Bachelor’s degree, or 5 years applied natural resource management experience without an appropriate degree. 
Certifications:               Possession of, or willingness to procure, National Wildfire Coordinating Group S130/190, I-100 certificates or Chicago Wilderness Midwest Ecological Prescription Fire Crew Member training.  District will provide training if needed.
 
WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS
Work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
1.       This is an active job.  While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs, talk and hear.
2.       While performing the duties of this job the employee occasionally works near moving parts; works outside in extreme heat or cold weather conditions; lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds; is exposed to fumes, airborne particles, smoke and toxic or caustic chemicals and potentially hazardous plants and animals.
3.       Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.
4.       The noise level in this job is usually moderate but can be high.
 
OTHER INFORMATION
This 40 hour/week position entails working Monday - Friday with the possibility to work flexible weekday, evening, and weekend shifts.  Occasional extended hours and weekend workdays will be required. This position includes the option of a maximum of 16 hours of remote work, subject to supervisor’s approval.
 
PAY RANGE AND ANNUAL SALARY
Pay Range:                   Grade 9
Minimum:                      $ 45,957
Midpoint:                       $ 55,149
Maximum:                     $ 66,179
Schedule:                      Full-Time  

Resumes will be accepted until April 19, 2024.
 
Application Procedure:  Send a cover letter including position desired, describing interest and a resume to:
 
Veronica Frausto-Sarwark, Director of Human Resources
Forest Preserve District of Will County
17540 W. Laraway Road
Joliet, Illinois 60433
815-722-5669 (desk)
815-722-3608 (fax)
humanresources@fpdwc.org
 




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 Forest Preserve District of Will County

 Contact

Veronica Frausto-Sarwark
815-722-5669
humanresources@fpdwc.org

 Closing Date

April 19, 2024

 $49,005+ (DOE)

JOB SUMMARY
The Recreation Supervisor is an administrative position currently located at 5 Ashlawn Avenue, Montgomery, Illinois. The Recreation Supervisor reports directly to the Recreation Manager and the Superintendent of Recreation. Responsibilities include the recruitment and training of staff, development and management of high quality, competitive and recreational, athletic programs designed for children and adults.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Facilitate the administration, supervision, planning, personnel, and operation of the District's athletics programming.
  • Manage personnel administration.
  • Communicate with, but not limited to, staff, volunteers, participants, and parents.
  • Maximize the effective use of facilities, parks and athletic fields for programs and activities.
  • Develop relationships with individuals, groups, businesses, agencies within the community and profession, including local and regional sports groups and affiliates.
  • Develop and implement ongoing analysis and evaluation program and service.
  • Develop of annual budget for the program areas supervised.
  • Contribute to the coordination of the annual community festival.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & TRAINING
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Sports Management or equivalent experience.
  • Background or experience in area of athletics.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Work independently and as a team member of the administrative staff and work groups as assigned.
  • Ability to see and assimilate information from varied sources and make decisions consistent with the goals, values, and vision of the District.
  • Ability to learn new skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrate ability to plan, organize and provide leadership to employees that will give them the tools necessary to fulfill the goals of the department and the District.
  • Demonstrate decision-making, conflict resolution, negotiation, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate management and supervisory skills.
  • Demonstrate communication skills, oral and written.
  • Knowledge of Word, Class, and Excel preferred.
  • Understand and exhibit behavior consistent with stated values of the Park District.

Hours:
40 hours a week. Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays are required.

Benefits We Offer:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Insurance, PPO or HMO
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF)
  • Pension (IMRF)
  • 457 Plan/Defined Contribution Plan
  • Paid Time Off

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 Oswegoland Park District

 Contact

Keith Zalewski
630-554-4430
kzalewski@oswegolandpd.org

 Closing Date

April 22, 2024

 101,300 + DOQ

The Lombard Park District is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, fun, and motivated individual to lead the Finance and Personnel Department. The Director of Finance and Personnel is responsible for planning, implementing, and supervising the finances, insurance, human resources, marketing, and technology of the Lombard Park District. This position reports to the Executive Director and directly supervises the Finance Supervisor, Marketing & Communications Manager, Human Resources & Risk Manager, and the Executive Assistant. Other full-time positions in the department include the Accounts Payable & Payroll Specialist and Graphic Designer.    

The mission of the Lombard Park District is to provide quality recreation opportunities for people to enjoy life. The Lombard Park District is an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency, governed by an elected board, and staffed with over 500 dedicated employees. Standard & Poor’s has assigned its “AA” rating to the District for strong income levels, strong market value, maintenance of positive operations, and very strong reserves with a low net debt burden. The District is a past winner of the National Gold Medal award from the National Recreation and Park Association, and is a CAPRA Accredited Agency. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Recreation/Park Administration, or related field. Minimum five years of experience and understanding of finance, accounting, human resources, risk management, and parks and recreation administration. Independent, innovative, adaptable, and organized, with strong management, leadership, and customer service skills. CPR, First Aid, AED certification required or training will be provided.  

Job Duties:   Oversees the operation of all accounting and financial systems, records, and related detail to ensure efficient and effective financial operation for the District. Maintains thorough knowledge of GASB accounting standards. Oversees District investments to assure compliance with investment policies and procedures and state regulations. Coordinates the preparation of the District budget and oversees expenditures within the budget framework for all departments. Prepares budgetary reports and administers the expenditures of budget funds and capital funds as approved by the Board of Commissioners. Prepares for and serves as the District liaison to the auditor for the District’s annual audit, and reviews the audit findings and implements auditor recommendations. Prepares the Annual Tax Levy and supporting documents. Prepares and/or directs the preparation of board summaries, financial reports, monthly reports, and periodic and special reports and maintains department records. Oversees technology needs for the District and leads initiatives to enhance efficiencies through the utilization of technology. Coordinates and evaluates purchasing procedures. Acts as the Treasurer. Assists the Executive Director in developing the District’s capital improvement plan. Supervises the hiring, training and evaluation of all Department of Finance and Personnel staff. Attends meetings and participates in IPRA, IAPD, GFOA, IGFOA and local community agencies, organizations, and professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility and for continuing education. Conducts regular staff meetings with direct reports. Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and employee handbook.

We offer a competitive compensation package. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, 457 plan(s), IMRF Pension, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holidays, sick time, and personal days.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

To Apply: Please visit us at www.lombardparks.com – under “About Us” select “Job Opportunities” to complete the full online application through Frontline. Please attach a resume and cover letter.  

 

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 Lombard Park District

 Contact

Joe McCann
630-953-6016
jmccann@lombardparks.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled