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 $9.00/hour based on a 40-hour work week

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The Crystal Lake Park District offers one internship per year for currently enrolled university students in their senior year majoring in Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The selected intern will be expected to commit to 40 hours per week for 14 weeks. This program is designed to provide the intern with firsthand, valuable knowledge and experience of a public recreation agency. Students will be provided the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge, theory and understanding from the academic setting to the working environment.

Interns will witness and assist in many of the different job aspects that public recreation agencies provide and will work with and for different supervisory staff during the internship. *Program planning as it relates to starting new programs, supervising current programs and evaluating past programs. *Facility management that includes programming, staff scheduling, supervision, maintenance, marketing and public relations. *Customer relations as an intern become involved with countless number of patrons and guests. *Park administration, which includes budgeting, finance, policy information, and public and professional meetings.

Intern hours will vary, depending on the weekly activities and special events; including nights and weekends when needed. Must produce a valid driver's license and vehicle insurance and provide own transportation.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Kim Buscemi at

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 Crystal Lake Park District


Kim Buscemi
815-459-0680 ext. 1217

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Parks Project Manager

Reports to: Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts FLSA Status: Exempt Grade: M Department: Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts

Summary: Under the supervision of the Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts, the Parks Project Manager (PPM) will oversee consultants, contractors, and staff in the design and preparation of project plans and specifications for, and construction of, parks and park amenities.

Work is characterized by professional level duties associated with the research, planning, development, implementation, and administration of the Parks Department capital improvement projects. PPM ensures that the projects are planned and developed in compliance with various regulations and City ordinances, goals and objectives. PPM is responsible for preparing specifications, contract documents, cost estimates, and recommendations regarding materials and equipment, administering consultant and construction contracts, construction administration and supervision, presenting reports and reviewing various plans and designs for capital improvement and construction development. PPM designs, implements, and constructs small works projects while securing permits necessary to implement projects. PPM secures outside funding to implement projects and prepares written and oral grant applications. PPM is also responsible for communicating with the public, developers, outside agencies, and other employees within various departments of the City, and planning and coordinating tasks for projects as assigned.

Work is performed under limited supervision. The Director sets the overall objectives and resources available. The PPM and the Director work together to develop deadlines, projects, and work to be completed. The PPM is responsible for the work, plans and carries out the assignment, resolves most conflicts that arise, and interprets policies on own initiative in terms of established objectives. The PPM keeps the Director informed of progress, potentially controversial matters, or far reaching implications. Work is reviewed in terms of feasibility, compatibility with other work, or effectiveness of results.

Essential Functions include the following. Other duties may be assigned. (These examples may not include all of the tasks and/or knowledge which may be expected of the employee, nor do they cover all of the specific duties which may be required).

Oversee the design, review and construction of department-wide projects in accordance with established standards of safety, efficiency, and cost effectiveness.

Prepare park master plans, site and landscape plans, construction details, technical specifications, bid documents and contracts in accordance with established regulations, requirements, codes, ordinances, department comprehensive plan, etc.; produce needed documents for permit process, apply for and procure necessary permits.

Negotiate, prepare and administer consultant and construction contracts; initiate and administer consultant selection process; draft Request For Proposals (RFP) and Request For Qualifications (RFQ); initiate, prepare and process public bid documents; develop scopes of work; draft contract language; process change order requests; assure compliance with City’s risk management requirements; perform bid analysis and make recommendations for award.

Review project requirements, physical location, and other pertinent data; evaluate existing engineering drawings, maps, and survey data; determine appropriate materials and information required for design purposes. Assure that project designs are in compliance with a variety of federal, state, and city laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations governing construction projects.

Review quantity calculations, cost estimates, and engineer calculations for assigned projects; prepare and review project schedules.

Review and approve project plans, specifications, and permits as needed; delineate project size, scope, limits, and intent; and review drafting work and related work assigned to consultants.

Communicate and coordinate work with engineers, architects, engineering technicians, consultants, contractors, other agencies, and the public to exchange information, facilitate work processes, and resolve conflicts; communicate in person, in writing, and on the telephone with developers, contractors, property owners, City personnel, and other agencies to incorporate special requirements within City construction projects. Maintain cooperative working relationships with the public, utility companies, property owners, and engineering consultants; resolve concerns, issues, and complaints as necessary.

Review consultant’s scope of work, contracts, reports, and plans.

Prepare and review applications for funding programs and follow up documentation as required.

Perform regular inspections of construction projects to ensure compliance with plans and specifications, City ordinances, State laws, safety requirements and other applicable standards; check appropriateness of materials and methods used in construction. Oversee computations of excavation, embankment, materials, and other quantities for the construction of projects.

Prepare information, requests, and recommendations concerning resolutions and ordinances; compile and review information and other materials for public hearings and city council meetings.

Attend bid openings, hearings, and other meetings concerning Parks projects; answer questions from contractors, bidders, developers, and the general public.

Make recommendations to the Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts regarding expenditures of public funds.

Oversee and review the preparation of Federal, State, regional and private grant applications. Meet with grant agency personnel to determine funding availability, application requirements, etc.

Plan, develop and implement funding strategies for park capital improvement projects, including written and oral grant applications. Prepare various written and oral grant applications for park and open space acquisition, development and recreation facility development.

Assist with the planning, estimating, and development of the Capital Improvement Program.

Conduct and/or coordinate development/planning meetings such as inter-departmental plan review meetings, public meetings to gather input, etc.; prepare visual aids, plans and displays needed for meetings.

Become familiar with, follow, and actively support the City’s mission, vision, and value statements.

Assists the public in retrieving information from City records maintained by the department. Answers questions and complaints from the public on such topics as City infrastructure, drainage, City codes and policies, etc.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all essential functions 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.

1) Education/Experience: Graduation from an approved four year college or university with major course work in landscape architecture, architecture, engineering, construction management or related field. Four (4) years of planning/management of capital facilities improvement projects, with experience in construction contract administration or small works construction. OR In place of the above requirement, the incumbent may possess any combination or relevant education and experience which would demonstrate the individual’s knowledge, skill and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. At least one (1) year of public sector work preferred.

2) General Skill Levels:


KNOWLEDGE OF: • Park planning, design, development practices, engineering and construction techniques, and contract/project management • Comprehensive capital improvement project planning, scheduling, implementation, and management • Contracts, project management principles, and complex bid specification requirements and processing • Principles and practices of governmental accounting including project budget management • City practices, standards, codes and procedures for design and construction projects • Building and landscape construction methods, techniques, materials and equipment • Contracts and complex bid specifications requirements and processing • State, federal and local grant programs • City organization, operations, policies, procedures and objectives • Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment including personal computers and related software such as Auto CAD, ArcGIS, word processing and spreadsheet programs • Municipal government policies, procedures, and structure; and applicable local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and ordinances • Funding agency requirements and procedures • Engineering research, analysis, and problem solving methods • Technical aspects of field of specialty • Preparation of construction drawings and specifications • Effective oral and written communication skills • Practices and techniques associated with stewardship of urban open spaces

SKILLED IN:  Using methods, equipment, computer software, and materials in landscape architectural design and drafting, including the use of computer-aided design and drafting equipment (CADD)  Demonstrating interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy  Communicating effectively both orally and in writing  Preparing and delivering oral presentations  Analyzing, preparing, and reviewing technical engineering plans, drawings, specifications, and estimates  Maintaining records and preparing reports  Planning and managing capital improvement projects

ABILITY TO: • Manage multiple projects concurrently • Design park projects in accordance with budget limitations and established safety standards • Read, review, understand, and interpret construction plans, and specifications • Prepare clear and concise construction plans • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action • Compose, proofread, and edit correspondence, planning documents and reports • Work independently with minimum direction • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, contractors, developers, engineers, and the general public • Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables • Review and understand complex designs and interpret construction drawings • Coordinate design and construction projects and resolve conflicts with other agencies and organizations • Manage capital improvement projects and coordinate the application for required permits and resulting permit compliance • Maintain project schedules • Plan and organize work to complete work within budgets, schedules and timelines • Plan, prepare working drawings, and supervise and assist in construction of park development and improvement projects • Understand and interpret blueprints, shop drawings, plans, technical specifications, laws and code requirements, policies and regulations • Develop bid specifications, and contract documents; assist in the award of contracts • Estimate construction costs; control project costs; administer design and construction contracts within budgets; analyze budgets • Identify design and construction errors and concerns and recommend solutions. • Evaluate existing parks, define deficiencies, and design or contract for the improvements to existing or new facilities • Establish and maintain a cooperative and professional working relationship between officials, contractors, outside agencies, the public and other City employees • Research, analyze, understand and implement technical data • Maintain current knowledge of technological advances in the field. • Utilize computers and automated equipment to produce work sheets, graphs, reports, and Auto CAD Drawings • Prepare and deliver oral presentations

3) Certificates and Licenses: Individual must possess an Illinois Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Work is performed in both an office environment and in the field on construction sites. Work requires driving to other office locations and other agency facilities in town or around the state for meetings, as well as visits to work sites.

Work may include attending meetings outside of normal work hours. There are no extraordinary physical demands on this position other than incidental outdoor work including occasional oversight activities in dusty, moist or humid conditions and in a range of outdoor temperatures.

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 Bloomington Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts


Lindsey Denny

 Closing Date

January 10, 2019

 $25,000-$30,000 DOQ

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Join the Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District team! We are seeking a Recreation Supervisor to oversee our expanding recreation department. Rochelle Park District is in the process of bringing several exciting opportunities to the Rochelle community:

• A community-build project on our largest anchor playground, Kids Ground

• Renovations to our outdoor, seasonal aquatic facility

• Potential build of a community center with anticipated features: indoor turf, hard surface floors for multiple uses, programming rooms, fitness center, etc.


• Full-Time - 40 hours/week plus additional hours, as necessary.


• A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from a college or university, with a resource in Leisure, Recreation, or related field is preferred, professional certification desired.

• This team member should possess strong leadership skills; an established philosophy towards the guidance and development of staff; ambition to enhance, expand and grow programs; creativity to challenge themselves, their program areas and their teammates with new ideas; an understanding of the value of work-life balance; open-mindedness; ability to embrace change; trustworthiness; familiarity in programming areas associated with the position; alignment with mission, vision and values of the District.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send your cover letter and resume to Jackee Ohlinger, Executive Director -

The Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Flagg-Rochelle Park District


Jackee Ohlinger
(815) 562-7813

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Spend your summer gaining valuable experience in the parks & recreation field with a full-time internship at The Glenview Park District!

• Apply your academic knowledge to hands-on, real world situations. • Explore the diverse operations of the Glenview Park District. • Complete and present a special project to the Park District’s leadership team. • Network with other recreation professionals. • Develop the skills necessary to be successful in your career. Scheduling & Pay This 8-10 week position reports directly to the Superintendent of Leisure Services. Compensation is $10/hour based on a 40-hour work week.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019 APPLY ONLINE! Visit Click on ‘jobs’ at the top of the page to get started.

For more information contact

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 Glenview Park District


Todd Price

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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The United City of Yorkville is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Maintenance Worker I in the City’s Parks Department. The primary duties of this entry level position include athletic and ball field preparation, turf maintenance, and the beautification of each site. This person will also work on park projects such as the building and construction of the park sites and their amenities. This position will be required to work after hours and weekend shifts, Tuesday – Saturday work schedule as needed. This position works with the Public Works department on an as needed or emergency basis. In the winter season, snow plowing duties during and after normal working hours is required. Small engine and two cycle repair skills are a plus.

The Maintenance Worker I also performs a variety of tasks using manual labor and operates one or more types of equipment including wing style mowers, zero turn mowers, skid steer tractors, ball fields groomers, tractors with attachments, CDL type trucks, string trimmers, chain saws, walk behind paint sprayers, sod stripper, power hedgers, and others. The work often requires extensive physical strength and endurance including the ability to stand, bend, pull, push, kneel, regularly lift more than 75 pounds at any time, and to withstand exposure to the elements. This person is expected to work outside in all conditions.

Three to five years of park experience or relevant related athletic field maintenance experience is preferred. The qualified applicant should hold a class B CDL (or required to obtain within 6 months of hire) with air brake endorsement and be willing to obtain a USDA operator pesticide license within 12 months of hire. Must be a self starter and work well with others. Excellent customer service skills and a high school diploma or equivalent are required.

Starting salary is $42,330. Qualified candidates can download an application by going to the City website at Submit completed application forms, cover letter, and resume to Human Resources, Attn: Rachel Wright, 800 Game Farm Road, Yorkville, IL 60560 or via e-mail to Applications must be received by Friday, January 11, 2019, 4:00pm.

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 Yorkville Parks & Recreation Department


Rachel Wright

 Closing Date

January 11, 2019