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The Community House is a multi-purpose, community service and recreation based non-profit organization based in Hinsdale, serving the western suburbs of Chicago. The Community House is seeking to add a Facility Manager (Full-Time) to our team of energetic, motivated, and customer service minded staff.

Basic Functions: Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Facility Manager oversees, coordinates, and evaluates, the short and long term operation and strategy for a 48,000 square foot community center. The Facility Manager supervises, assigns, reviews, and participates in the work of the employees in the general maintenance and upkeep of buildings, grounds and equipment in addition to the oversight of staff and operations of daily building usage, including outside rentals.

Supervises: Maintenance Staff, full and part time, Facility Coordinator and occasionally volunteers

Representative Duties:

• Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, reviews, and participates in the maintenance of a 48,000 square foot facility performing a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties.

• Establishes schedules and methods for providing assigned services and activities; identifies resource needs; reviews needs with appropriate management staff; allocates resources accordingly.

• Participates in the development of goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, and procedures; participates in the implementation of approved policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.

• Inspects and evaluates work in progress and upon completion to assure that repairs, maintenance, and project activities are performed in accordance with policies, operating procedures and practices; identifies problem areas and directs remedial action.

• Monitors work sites and ensures adherence to safe work practices and procedures; responds to and resolves complex work related or equipment operating problems.

• Schedules and oversees assigned staff and contractors performing maintenance and repair of buildings, facilities, and grounds to ensure quality of work, compliance with specifications and conformance with department plans and programs.

• Participates in the preparation and administration of the building maintenance budget; submits budget recommendations; monitors expenditures.

• Estimates time, materials, and equipment required for jobs assigned; requisitions materials as required.

• Implements proper practices for building rentals operation.


The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

• Operations, services, and activities related to the maintenance and repair of buildings, facilities, and grounds.

• Materials, methods, techniques, and terminology used in the maintenance and repair of buildings, facilities, and grounds.

• Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.

• Operational characteristics of equipment and tools used in work activities.

• Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

• Customer service principles and practices.

• Basic principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.

• Principles and procedures of record keeping.

• Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing and spreadsheets.

Ability to:

• Supervise, organize, and review the work of staff involved in maintenance and cleaning.

• Participate in the selection, training, and evaluation of assigned staff.

• Recommend and implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures for providing assigned services and activities.

• Understand the organization and operation of the organization and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.

• Understand, interpret, and apply general and specific administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.

• Prepare and maintain records including time and material use records.

• Prepare clear and concise reports.

• Participate in the preparation and administration of assigned budget.

• Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.

• Effectively represent the organization to outside individuals and agencies to accomplish the goals and objectives of the unit.

• Work cooperatively with other departments, contractors, and outside agencies.

• Respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquiries from the public, staff, or contractors on sensitive issues in area of responsibility.

• Respond to maintenance/repair emergencies.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Four years of responsible maintenance experience related to area of assignment including one year of lead supervisory responsibility.

License or Certificate: Applicants are required to possess a valid Illinois driver’s license

Physical Demands

The conditions herein 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 job functions.


Standard office and field setting with small amounts of travel from site to site. Some exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to mechanical and electrical hazards. Work and/or walk for long periods of time on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain. Work schedule is subject to 24-hour emergency callbacks and standby and requires working varying hours, weekends, as needed. Work environment is both formal and informal, team-oriented, having both routine and variable tasks with variable pace and pressure. Work is performed both indoors in office and shop area and outdoors.


Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in an office and field setting and operate assigned equipment.

FREQUENT walking, standing, sitting, downward flexion of neck, side-to-side turning of neck, lifting below and at waist level of objects weighing up to 25 lbs. and transporting for distances up to 300 feet;

OCCASIONAL bending and stooping, squatting, reaching above and at shoulder height, kneeling, balancing above ground, pushing/pulling, twisting at waist, upward flexion of neck; lifting of objects weighing 26-75 lbs. from below waist to above shoulder level either with or without assistance and transporting for distances up to 25 feet; lifting of objects weighing over 75 lbs. with assistance and transporting for distances less than 10 feet; manual dexterity to operate computer keyboard, grasp writing materials; strength to grasp hand and power tools;

INFREQUENT crawling, climbing; lifting of objects weighing 26 lbs. to over 100 lbs. from below waist to chest level either with or without assistance and transporting for distances less than 10 feet. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Please submit your application and resume to or to the front desk of The Community House, 415 W. 8th Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521.

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Dan Janowick

 Closing Date

January 3, 2019

 Starting is $53,000 annually

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Ready to take on a new role in 2019?

Under the supervision of the Director of Parks and Planning, Plainfield Park District is looking for a full-time Project Manager / Planner to assist with planning, design, development, and bidding of various development projects.

If you have the following qualifications, then please consider applying for this position:

Four-year degree with major course work in project management, landscape architecture, or a related field with a minimum of three years of applicable, professional work experience preferably in a municipal setting. Extensive knowledge of landscape architecture and architectural planning is preferred. A State of Illinois license in Landscape Architecture is desired. Must have experience working with construction contracts, bid documents and specifications. Proficient in AutoCAD, GIS, Photoshop and Microsoft Office. Proficient working knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Illinois Environmental Barriers Act and Illinois Accessibility Code (IAC).

Plainfield Park District offers a generous benefits package include health, dental and vision coverage, IMRF, paid time off and access to a variety of programs that the District offers.

For a detailed job description please go to Candidates may select to submit their application and resume online at or via USPS mail. Attn. Human Resources, 23729 W. Ottawa St, Plainfield, IL 60544. Application deadline is 12/31/2018. Plainfield Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Plainfield Township Park District


Jill Boreham

 Closing Date

December 31, 2018


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Job Title: Facility Maintenance II / Grade: VII, $42,785-$45,500 / FLSA: Non-Exempt / Department: Parks

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS- Reports to: Building Services OR Mechanical Operation Supervisor / Supervises: N/A

BASIC FUNCTION- Performs general, specialized and preventative maintenance work and repairs at all Park District building and facilities.


  1. Perform maintenance and repairs on all district building and facility systems including but not limited to: HVAC systems, plumbing, electrical systems, pumps, motors and boilers.

  2. Diagnose mechanical system problems, obtaining parts and making repairs as necessary.

  3. Perform building, facility and equipment inspections, noting major equipment operating condition and emergency building systems.

  4. Assist with Golf Center operations and repair including ball delivery system, ball washing and ball picking equipment, golf netting and synthetic turf.

  5. Perform scheduled preventative maintenance on building equipment.

  6. Work in “on-call” status for special operations and emergency situations.

  7. Assist with room set up and break down for recreation programs and events.

  8. Assist in all aspect of maintenance in the Parks Dept. as needed, including snow removal operations, ice making, special event support, etc


  1. Attend related training to expand skills and knowledge

  2. Follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Park District Safety and Crisis Manuals

  3. Perform additional duties as assigned.

  4. Member of a Park District committee as assigned.


Education: One year commercial vocational or other specialized training beyond high school.

Experience: Two years related experience.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certified, Classes available through Park District upon hire

CPO/AFO Certification preferred

Valid Illinois Driver’s License

To apply, go to and fill out an application.

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 Des Plaines Park District


Brian Panek
(847) 803-4739

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Hiring Range: $43,144 to $51,558

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Kenosha County Parks proudly manages eight parks with 15 miles of multi-use trails, 1,500 acres of parkland, two beaches, three dog parks, 45 holes of disc golf, the Fox River Water Trail, historically accredited mansions and cultural facilities at Kemper Center and host to almost 100 special events annually.

As our community grows, the Kenosha County Parks have become a destination to our local and regional visitors. The Kenosha County Parks Division takes pride in the quality of services, recreational venues, and numerous special events hosted within the park system. Our workforce is passionate and takes pride in being recognized as one of the best park systems within the state of Wisconsin! Come be a part of our team!

Under general supervision, the full time Park Maintenance Crew Leader in the Kenosha County Parks Division will perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties related to the maintenance of the beautiful parks system. The applicant must be able to work weekends and holidays.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES • Mow and maintain turf in parks. • Perform maintenance and repairs on small and midsize equipment. • Operate all vehicles and equipment as assigned, such as chainsaws, lawn mowers, tractors, sprayers, and trucks. • Operate equipment for snow removal and deicing operations. • Perform semi-skilled maintenance of buildings, park grounds, flowerbeds, athletic fields, parkways, and dog parks. • Assist in forestry operations including tree removal, application of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizer. • Haul and transport equipment. • Supervise and direct seasonal work crews. • Occasional work on weekends and evenings is required. • Other duties may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application. • High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required. • Post high school training with specialization in skilled trades, forestry, horticulture, or a directly related filed is preferred. • Must be able to work weekends and holidays.

Licenses or Certifications • Valid Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) (Class A, no airbrake restriction) obtained within six months of employment.
• Valid Wisconsin Commercial Pesticide Applicator: Turf and Landscape certification obtained within six months of employment.

Or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the job.

COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF JOB DUTIES Knowledge of: • Operating construction and grounds equipment.

Skill in: • Communication, both verbally and in writing.

Ability to: • Accept, understand, and follow written and/or verbal instruction. • Be a motivated self-starter with limited oversight on projects and daily assignments. • Observe safety precautions. • Operate construction and grounds equipment. • Handle small hand tools and cleaning equipment. • Work in confined spaces. • Perform outdoor semi-skilled and skilled tasks related to the maintenance of grounds and facilities. • Work effectively and harmoniously in a positive, professional manner with the public, employees, and others.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The 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.

The position requires a full range of physical movement – bending, reaching, lifting, etc. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Work involves stooping, kneeling crouching, twisting, turning and reaching; bending at the waist. Indoor and outdoor work environment with exposure to weather extremes.

SELECTION PROCESS: • Application Review - Qualifying. • Oral Interview - Qualifying. • Background Check - Qualifying. • Physical Examination/Drug Screen - Qualifying.

If you require accommodations at any point in the selection process because of a disability, please notify Human Resources in advance for arrangements.

This recruitment is open to all qualified applicants and may establish an eligibility list which will be used to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill any other openings in this classification which occur in the next six (6) months.

WORK SCHEDULE • Full time, 40 hours per week, generally Monday through Friday. • May work rotating weekends and evenings. • Typical hours will be 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM for this position.

To learn more about the Kenosha County Parks Division, please visit:

Applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday, January 4, 2019.

Kenosha County is a Wisconsin Retirement System participating employer. Your participation is required, which includes an employee contribution.

Thank you for your interest in employment with Kenosha County!

Kenosha County is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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Karen Terry

 Closing Date

January 3, 2019


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Job Summary

Under general supervision and direction from the Manager of Permits and Revenue and Permit Coordinator, provides logistic clerical support to office, business or administrative operations, by exercising administrative and customer service skills. Operates, when required, various office equipment and systems for purposes of capturing, transcribing, and processing information. This person will be responsible for administrative software support for the District’s permit system. Issues permits, maintains records, collects and records fees and provides excellent customer service. Manages assigned permit requests as required. Contributes to establishing and implementing policies and procedures for the permit process.

Typical Duties

• Exercises skill in the coding, screening, sequencing, filing, copying, proofing, logging and cross-referencing of routine and complex data. Reviews assembled material for completeness, clarity and accuracy; reconciles discrepancies by looking up data in files, cross-referencing other data and records, conferring with senior staff or communicating with other offices as required. • Manages and coordinates assigned permit requests and various District memberships. • Performs basic accounts receivable duties. • Maintains the highest degree of fiscal accountability while providing the public with a high quality of services. • Handles cash on a regular basis. • Receives, accesses, and processes permit requests. • Addresses customer complaints and concerns and takes corrective action as needed. • Maintains data, files and records on permits, daily deposits and memberships. • Assists in training for seasonal and part-time staff. • Analyzes customer requests and provide feedback as needed as related to the permitting process. • Acts as a department liaison for the Permits, Rentals and Concessions Department. • Receives calls and visitors; provides information, forms, brochures, etc. relative to rules and guidelines of the permits department. • Provides excellent customer service to all customers • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Qualifications

• Must possess a high school diploma, GED, or higher. • Must possess four (4) or more years of full-time work experience performing clerical or administrative duties. • Must possess a current, valid driver’s license. OR • Must possess a bachelor’s degree or higher. • Must possess two (2) or more years of full-time work experience performing clerical or administrative duties. • Must possess a current, valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

• Must possess one (1) or more years of full-time work experience performing cashier functions and procedures or cash handling.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel (in a Windows environment); familiarly with design capabilities of Microsoft Word and other design software. • Proficient in the use of a computer and software programs to manage and generate information, reports, letters, etc. • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, capable of meeting tight deadlines, and working calmly under pressure. • Ability to travel and make site visits as needed. • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends. • Skill and accuracy in the control, organization and maintenance of files and records according to various methods. • Good communication and customer service skills; ability to gather information from others and make inquiries; ability to convey information and explain or describe basic office policy and procedure to others in person or by telephone. • Skill in exercising sound judgment relative to problem solving. • Knowledge and interest in recreation trends; specifically new concepts related to outdoor and adventure recreation, the arts
and nature play activities. • Ability to work without supervision, to be flexible, to work well in groups, and to communicate with people. • Good interpersonal relation skills. Ability to be tactful and exercise diplomacy.

The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.

Veteran’s Preference

When applying for employment with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days or during War Time. To take advantage of this preference, a Veteran must:

a. Meet the minimum qualifications for the position. b. Identify themselves as a Veteran on their employment application by answering Yes to the question “Are you a military veteran?” c. Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215, or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation) at the time of application by uploading it as part of the application. If there are multiple DD 214s, DD 215s, or NGB 22s, the one with the most recent date should be submitted.
Coast Guard members must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation
(before 911) or the Department of Homeland Security (after 911). d. Provide original applicable discharge papers at time of interview.

Benefits Package

• Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage • Basic Term Life Insurance • Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program • Employee Assistance Program • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time • You May Qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
• For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link:

General District Employment Requirements


The Forest Preserve District of Cook County is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.

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 Forest Preserve District of Cook County


 Closing Date

December 30, 2018