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 $50,000 - $55,000

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 communities. 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, event and reception facility, ski hill, athletic field complex, nature center, gymnasium, and more. 
The Guest Services Manager oversees the Guest Services Office and its operation including maintaining proper records, ensuring all cash handling policies and procedures are followed, overseeing office budget and expenses, generating reports as required, approving payroll, and is the administrator of the registration operating system (VSI Rec Trac.)  The Guest Services Manager also directly oversees the full-time Assistant Guest Services Manager and indirectly oversees part-time guest services staff.  The Guest Services Office supports the Special Facilities and Recreation departments, and also works with the Business Services Department.  This is an at-will position.

  • Responsible to manage and prepare the Guest Services budget.
  • Responsible for managing the Guest Services Office operations and software system.  Currently using Rec Trac registration and membership, with Elavon point of sale software. 
  • Maintain office equipment, maintenance contracts and research and make recommendations to purchase replacement or new equipment.
  • Maintain Guest Services Associates Procedure Manual, updating as necessary.
  • Manage the Financial Aid Program as directed and maintain comprehensive records.
  • Submit reports on a timely basis and assist others in producing reports.
  • Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating Guest Services Associates.
  • Help and assist at Park District special events.
  • Follow hiring procedures to make paperwork is completed in a timely manner.
  • Conduct and schedule orientations and staff meetings
  • Review, accurately calculate, and approve employee payroll.
  • Monitor staff performance, take appropriate disciplinary action when needed, and complete staff evaluations for regular employees annually.
  • Responsible for setting and achieving goals and objectives on time.
  • Study conditions, needs, and trends effecting the office requirements of the District.
  • Review and update staff job descriptions as needed.
  • Attend District-wide trainings, crisis trainings and staff trainings as directed.
  • Must participate and maintain CPR certification, offered by the Park District.
  • Observe and follow all Park District safety policies and regulations.  The safety of staff and participants is a continuing responsibility of all employees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration, Recreation or related field or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training is required.   
  • Minimum of three to five years of progressively increasing experience in guest services, administrative, or office management.
  • Strong skills in management, cash handling, staff supervision, budgeting, administration of the registration operating system (Rec Trac), guest services, problem solving, and computer systems, along with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with staff and the public and project a professional image.
  • Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be able to provide own transportation.

This is a Full-Time, FLSA Exempt, at-will position.  Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM (40 hours per week with nights and weekends as needed).  Salary range is $50,000 - $55,000, DOQ.
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 (  Please include your Resume and Cover Letter.
This position is open until filled, with a deadline to apply of July 12, 2024.   Bartlett Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Bartlett Park District


Catalina Rodelo

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 60,000 - $65,000 DOQ

Responsible for skilled and semi-skilled duties in the maintenance of park grounds, landscape and horticultural areas, playgrounds, facilities and athletic areas. The employee is under the direct supervision of  the Horticultural Supervisor, and may be directed in daily tasks by higher staff.  The Park Specialist III – Horticulture is granted authority for independent action and exercises supervision over assigned full-time and seasonal maintenance personnel. This position is also responsible for assisting the Superintendent of Parks, Planning and Facilities and Horticultural Supervisor in maintaining the park district GIS.


  1. May act as a crew leader for all landscape and other maintenance activities in assigned parks including, but not limited to, tree and shrub pruning, litter and leaf pick up/clean up, and construction projects.

  2. Operates District vehicles and uses mechanical equipment and machines such as tractors, mowers, edgers, trimmers, chainsaws, snow plows, snow blowers and other equipment.

  3. Trains, supervises, and monitors work of assigned staff. Acts as department lead when the Horticultural Supervisor is not present.

  4. Assists Horticultural Supervisor with planning and execution of projects.

  5. Works in conjunction with the Superintendent of Parks, Planning and Facilities to manage the District’s GIS which includes tree management and amenity management.

  6. May assist in training staff both internally and district-wide on the GIS system.

  7. Performs preventive maintenance on chainsaws, pruning tools and other light equipment.

  8. Plants, waters, weeds, and maintains planting beds.

  9. Assists Horticultural Supervisor with grant applications and reporting.

  10. May occasionally assist with winter/off-season painting of buildings and park facilities.

  11. Performs masonry/retaining wall block work and assists in landscape construction projects as assigned.

  12. Works on a rotational snow removal crew.  Duties include plowing, snowblowing, shoveling and salting walkways and parking lots.  May supervise others and occasionally act as a Crew Chief for snow removal operations.    

  13. Assists with planting and maintaining annual and perennial display beds as well as winter decorations and sign bed/facility facade holiday displays.

  14. Assists with the felling and removal operations of dead and or diseased trees, incuding the safe use of the wood chipper and lift truck. 

  15. Safely applies chemical controls for pest or disease issues to provide plant health care.

  16. May assist in the design and maintenance of native areas utilizing mowing, fire and/or herbicides for maintenance and invasive species abatement.

  17. Safely operates various large equipment including, but not limited to, front end loaders, backhoes, forklifts, dump trucks, dump trailers, brush chippers, skid steers, utility vehicles and other equipment.

  18. Assists in maintaining and implementing the District’s Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM) and actively seeks out Best Management Practices in regards to green practices.

  19. May occasionally with supervisor's approval contact vendors and order parts/supplies.

  20. Responsible for following appropriate safety guidelines and utilizes standards set forth in the Park Operations Manual for all work.

  21. Assists with special event set-up and break down.

  22. May be called on to report to work on an on-call basis for emergencies or as needed.
  23. Performs other tasks as assigned.

Requires some knowledge of park grounds and facilities maintenance practices; working knowledge of pertinent safety precautions; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to operate light and heavy equipment; ability to make simple adjustments to equipment; ability to perform basic maintenance of equipment; and must adhere to preventive vehicle/equipment maintenance and cleaning programs.  Incorporates the District's core values of commitment, service, integrity, inclusiveness, openness, innovation and environmental stewardship in all work performed. Adheres to and actively enforces the safety responsibilities and safety procedures as outlined in the District's Safety Manual and overall risk management program.

Education:                      High School diploma or equivalent (GED) and additional training in maintenance of park grounds required.

Experience:                     Three years parks, landscape or grounds maintenance experience. Supervisory experience is preferred. Controlled burn experience is a plus.

Certifications:                 Must possess a valid Illinois Drivers' License and be able to obtain within one year of employment a class "B" CDL (Commercial Driver License with air brake endorsement. Must have or be able to obtain within one year an ISA Arborist Certificate. Must obtain an Illinois  Pesticide Operator and Applicator License within one year of employment.  Must be able to obtain and keep current CPR and AED certification. Apiary-related certification or knowledge a plus.

In exchange for your talent we offer competitive benefits including:

  • BCBSIL Health Insurance (PPO and HMO Options Available)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance (Paid for by the Park District up to 2.5x your annual salary)
  • Pension Plan (IMRF)
  • Short Term Disability (IMRF)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Personal, Holiday, Sick)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Facility Usage Benefits (gym membership, golf memberships, program discounts, etc.)

The Skokie Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Skokie Park District


Stephenie Gualano

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $58,000 + DOQ

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WSSRA provides year-round recreation programs and services for individuals with disabilities. WSSRA values a culture of collaboration, growth, innovation, equity and fun. If you are energetic, creative, passionate and want to make a difference in your career and the lives of others, you would be a great fit for our team.


The Staff Manager is responsible for recruitment, hiring and retention of seasonal part-time staff, volunteers, interns and drivers for WSSRA seasonal programs, day camp, special events and inclusion. The Staff Manager will supervise two full-time Recreation Specialists.

Must have a degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources, Therapeutic Recreation, or a related field.  Applicant must have 3 years full-time experience, preferably in a setting working with people with disabilities in recreation programs.  Previous experience must include the supervision of part-time staff and volunteers. Must demonstrate proficiency in basic computer applications such as Microsoft Office. Bilingual in Spanish and/or Polish desirable. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist; CTRS preferred.

Medical Coverage, Dental Coverage, Life Insurance, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Pension Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Time, and Personal Days.

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 West Suburban Special Recreation Association


Annie Hart

 Closing Date

July 16, 2024

 $23.74 per hour

TITLE:                                      Assistant Park Ranger
DEPARTMENT:                        Loud Thunder Forest Preserve
SUPERVISOR:                           Loud Thunder Site Superintendent
FLSA:                                       Non-Exempt
EMPLOYMENT STATUS:          Represented Employee – AFSCME 2025A
CLASSIFICATION:                     Assistant Park Ranger – Grade 23
Under general direction performs a variety of responsible duties in the operation and maintenance of a forest preserve or park.  Work includes patrolling the site to ensure proper maintenance and security, and considerable public contact work.  The incumbent is responsible for performing maintenance duties in the maintenance and repair of grounds and facilities which includes daily maintenance and repair of light and heavy equipment.  The employee and supervisor, in consultation, develop deadlines, projects and work to be done.
·       Patrols park property on foot or in a vehicle.  Performs visual inspections of park property and facilities.  Checks for maintenance and security problems.  Patrol duties and responsibilities include:
o   Ensuring camping permits are secured properly from the camp office.
o   Responds to inquiries from campers and other patrons.
o   Enforces rules and regulations while patrol grounds. 
o   Performs inspection of facilities to ensure they are safe for patron use. 
o   Assists in the operation of the boat rental service. 
·       When not assigned to patrol duty, the employee receives work assignments in the maintenance of grounds, facilities, vehicles and equipment.  Duties and responsibilities include:
o   Performs pre and post operational checks on equipment.
o   Performs manufacture recommended servicing to equipment, i.e. oil changes, fluids, belts, blades.
o   Replaces blown fuses to campsite electrical pedestals.
o   Turns water of and flushes water systems at the end of camping season.
o   Repairs broken or vandalized signs, toilets, sinks, boat docks, picnic pavilions, and outbuildings.
o   Repairs roads with cold and hot patch asphalt. 
o   Conducts prescribed fire to targeted areas.
o   Uses pesticides to control invasive and unwanted vegetation in targeted areas through the preserve.
·       Assumes responsibilities for absent subordinates as needed.
·       Performs the duties and assumes the responsibilities of the Park Ranger in his absence.
·       Shall assist in emergencies.
·       Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education, Experience, & License Requirements:
·       A Bachelor’s degree in recreation park tourism administration (RPTA), forestry or closely related field supplemented by one year of experience in public preserve or park operation, or an equivalent combination of experience and training. 
·       Strong mechanical background is preferred.
·       Experience in the operation of mowers, tractors and skid steer.
·       Experience with a chainsaw and tree felling.
·       Ability to obtain an Illinois Pesticide License.
·       Must have a valid driver’s license.
·       Must be willing to work weekends, holidays and work shifts that include first and second shifts on weekends and holidays.
·       Knowledge of the principles and practices of forestry and parks management.
·       Ability to learn and willingness to adhere to Rock Island County Forest Preserve District standards and codes, practices, policies and procedures.
·       Ability to communicate with the public tactfully and courteously.
·       Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
·       Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
·       Knowledge of phone systems, computers and other office equipment.
·       Skill in the operation of grounds maintenance equipment, such as power mowers, tractors, chainsaws, trimmers, leaf blowers, and related other related equipment.
·       Ability and aptitude to identify needed repair and maintenance of light and heavy equipment.
·       Highly desired skills for this position: welding, plumbing, rough construction, electrical, mechanical knowledge.
Physical Requirements:  Task involves the regular, and at times sustained, performance of heavier physical tasks such as walking over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, working in confined spaces, and lifting or carrying moderately heavy (20-50 pound) items and occasionally very heavy (100 pounds or over) items; or may involve the complex operation of gasoline, electric, or diesel-powered machinery or shop equipment requiring the manipulation of multiple controls, fine and adjustments or both; or the sustained operation, on a production basis, of such devices as offset presses with associated equipment.
Environmental Requirements:  Task may require frequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
Sensory Requirements:  Task requires color perception and discrimination.  Task requires sound perception and discrimination.  Task requires odor perception and discrimination.  Task requires depth perception and discrimination.  Task requires texture perception and discrimination.  Task requires visual perception and discrimination.  Task requires oral c 

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 Forest Preserve District of Rock Island County


Ben Mills

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $55,000 Yearly

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This is a full-time position.  We offer competitive compensation with a starting salary of $50,000 based on experience and qualifications. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, 457 plan(s), IMRF Pension, employee discounts, vacation, holidays, sick time and personal days.
Job Purpose
The Program Supervisor for the ice arena is responsible for the development, management and continued growth of ice arena programs including, summer hockey and skating camps, Skate Academy, Hockey Academy, Travel Hockey, and assisting with rink special events. Manages ice rentals.

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

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 Park District of Oak Park


Desiree Hines

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled