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 $21.32 – $26.65 – $31.97

Full-Time Position Location: Independence Grove Forest Preserves – Libertyville, IL Wage Range: $21.32 – $26.65 – $31.97 Application deadline: Open until Filled

SUMMARY The Assistant Visitor Services Manager is responsible for delivering customer service, facility permit use and general daily operations at Independence Grove forest preserve, including the Beer Garden and Gatehouse. Ensures efficient fee collections, cash control and daily cash out procedures. Responsible for coordinating Visitor Center and Preserve use with catering licensee. Reports problems and regularly makes recommendations for change or problem resolution. Prepares written reports of facility use, including attendance and revenue for events. Prepares monthly calendar for the facility. Serves as liaison on assigned work orders and periodic maintenance at District facilities. Responsible for temporary staff recruitment, scheduling, and supervision at District facilities. Coordinates inventory and purchasing functions according to established District policies and procedures. Performs lifting tasks up to 50 pounds. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, rowing, peddling, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. Drives a motorized vehicle, as well as motorized support watercraft.

EXPERIENCE High School Diploma or equivalent. One year parks and recreation experience. One year supervisory experience. BASSET certified or ability to obtain BASSET certification within six months of hire. Ability to obtain food service sanitation certification. Knowledge relating to retail functions, including cash and inventory control. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, setting priorities and producing desired results. Must be proficient in computer use, particularly Microsoft Office applications and POS. Must possess a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.

HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

Interest in employment with the Forest Preserve can be expressed by submitting an application online at www.LCFPD.org. Positions are open until filled.

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 Lake County Forest Preserves

 Contact

Anamaria Stiller
847-968-3215
achavezstiller@lcfpd.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $21.32 – $26.65 – $31.97

Special Events Coordinator

Full-Time Position Location: Greenbelt Cultural Center Wage Range: $21.32 – $26.65 – $31.97 Application deadline: Open until Filled

SUMMARY The Special Events Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the marketing, selling and execution of the District’s Special Use Permits, Facility Group Use as well as District Special Events, including Concerts in the Plaza and Gospelfest. Is responsible for providing information to the public, preparing rental agreements, providing onsite support during events, and handling payments/transmittals. Compiles, plans and executes marketing plans related to Special Use Permits, Facility Rentals and District Special Events. Maintains contract contacts, permits, vendor permits and Certificates of Insurance (COIs). Administers visitor/client evaluations and prepares monthly reports on results. Serves as onsite staff during facility rentals and other District programs. Provides set-up and teardown assistance. Monitors security of facility and events by periodically walking through the facility and events, enforcing policies. Executes emergency procedures, evaluates and facilitates appropriate procedures for rectifying trouble in fire or security systems. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. Performs lifting tasks up to 50 pounds. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations.

EXPERIENCE High school diploma or equivalent. One year experience in event coordination and six months experience in an event operations related position. General computer skills including using word processing and spreadsheet software and other general office equipment. Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills. Ability to work independently and at times alone in a building. Must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to perform basic math computations. Interpersonal skills necessary to maintain public image and the negotiation of unusual situations. Must possess valid driver’s license.

HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

Interest in employment with the Forest Preserve can be expressed by submitting an application online at www.LCFPD.org. Positions are open until filled.

ABOUT LAKE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVES The Lake County Forest Preserves offers an excellent work environment as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and life insurance, IMRF pension plan, and paid vacation, personal, and sick leave.

As principal guardian of Lake County’s open spaces and natural areas since 1958, we manage more than 31,000 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 206 miles of trail for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, ponds and lakes for fishing, public golf courses, historical and cultural venues, public access to the Fox River and Lake Michigan, and award-winning nature and history education programs and events.

                                                            AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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 Lake County Forest Preserves

 Contact

Anamaria Stiller
847-968-3215
achavezstiller@lcfpd.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $37,000-$40,000

Job Title: Custodian
Department: Facilities
Reports to: Custodial Manager
Status: Non-Exempt
Position: Full-Time
Revised: October 2022

Job Summary: The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of skilled tasks in the custodian care and maintenance of the Lemont Park District facilities including grounds. This is an at-will position.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
• The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. • May be required to work evenings and weekends. Change light bulbs and fluorescent tubes. • Sweep, vacuum, mop, dust, shampoo, strip, wax, polish, and buff floors. Clean up park areas and outside facility cleanup. Dump trash cans and garbage and reline cans with liners. • Clean and sanitize restrooms and replenish supplies; clean spills; clean drinking fountains; clean mirrors, tables, walls, fixtures, blinds, lighting fixtures, etc. • Wash windows, walls, metal, and woodwork. Picks up litter from buildings and grounds. • Perform minor semi-skilled interior building maintenance and repairs such as painting, floor covering, plumbing, carpentry, mechanical, and other unskilled and semi-skilled trades of work. • Inspect and maintain assigned custodial equipment and small tools for proper operating conditions. • Open and close, lock and unlock facilities as needed. • Maintains current skills and knowledge in the proper and safe techniques of custodial maintenance. • Immediately notify the Risk Manager of any safety hazards in District buildings, grounds, and facilities. • Assist Custodial Manager in inventory and acts as department head in the event Custodial Manager is out of the office. • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education/Qualifications: • Must be 21 years of age with High School Graduate or Equivalent. • Microsoft and Excel Skills required. • Valid Illinois Driver’s License. • Must be CPR/AED certified within 6 months of hire. • Working knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in building and grounds maintenance; working knowledge of equipment and supplies used to do minor repairs. • Requires skill in operation of listed tools and equipment. • Requires the ability to lift heavy objects, walk, and stand for long periods of time.

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, some bending, kneeling, and reaching items off floor and high shelves is required. Performing repetitive hand/arm movements as when hammering, drilling, or sawing. Climbing ladders and reaching to perform work, such as changing light bulbs or painting. Sitting for sustained periods of time when operating a tractor. Lifting and moving with loads for long periods of time, as when stocking storerooms. Walking and bending for sustained periods of time, as when working on pumps and motors or bending to pick up litter. Standing for sustained periods of time while checking area/equipment, etc. Reading handwritten information and writing legibly. The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Employee must have the physical agility to maintain mobility from site to site and be able to perform heavy manual tasks (a pre-employment drug screening and physical examination will be required after conditional job offer).

Work Environment:
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but may be exposed to noise distractions from employees or equipment operation in adjacent work areas. Employee may be required to work both inside and outside during various environmental conditions, such as, but not limited to, rain and mud, extremely hot and cold temperatures, exposure to dust, fumes, dirt, noise, insect bites and exposure to hazardous chemicals.

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 Lemont Park District

 Contact

Josh Rogowski
630-327-7335
jrogowski@lemontparks.org

 Closing Date

January 31, 2023

 $44,000 - $49,000 annual salary DOQ + excellent benefits package

The Waukegan Park District serves a community of 90,000 residents in northeastern Illinois, 40 miles north of Chicago, on Lake Michigan. The Park District provides year-round recreation and leisure opportunities to all ages and abilities. The Waukegan Park District is seeking to fill the position of Recreation Specialist of General Recreation Programs and Services at our Belvidere Recreation Center in the newly renovated Corrine J. Rose Park. The Park District offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit package to all full-time employees.

Essential Functions Description/Duties:  Assist with planning, organization, implementation, and oversight of General Recreation programs with an emphasis on and direct supervision of the before and after school program (B.A.S.E.) and other out of school programs, summer camps, nature, family, youth programs, and special events.  Assist with facility management and operations which may include direct supervision of program registrations, front desk procedures, reconciling daily receipts and deposits, facility rentals and room usage, monitor and ensure cleanliness of facilities, handle general repair situations as they arise, and complete work orders for repairs as needed.  May assist with vehicle use and safety inspections for General Recreation vans.  May provide direct leadership, or assistance, with recruitment and placement of volunteers in various programs and events.  Provide direct leadership and supervision to all assigned recreation programs and services.  Provide developmentally appropriate activities that meet the needs and interests of participants.  Assist in the development and implementation of long-range plans and strategies. Develop and implement annual goals and objectives.  Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and services, making recommendations on introduction or deletion of programs and services.  Assist in the development and implementation of specific program details consistent with recreation marketing strategy.  Assist in the development and implementation of a marketing strategy for recreation programs, services, and facilities consisting of appropriate pricing and promotional efforts.  Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate part-time/seasonal/temporary staff and volunteers.  Contract with independent contractors and vendors for programs and services as needed.  Establish a cooperative planning and working relationship with community agencies and organizations.  Review and prepare costs for assigned programs, services, and facilities for the annual budget.  Secure alternative funding through grants, sponsorships, and fundraising.  Purchase, distribute, and maintain proper inventory of all supplies and materials.  Prepare and maintain management reports and records regarding programs and services.  Transport program participants and supplies using park district vehicles.  Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions.  Conduct self in accordance with the policies and procedures established by the park district.  Participate in park district Safety and Training Program to ensure that work performed, and services provided are implemented in a safe manner. Marginal Functions:  Assist staff and volunteers in the performance of their duties.  Participate and become involved in organizations and/or community meetings whose purpose will be of benefit to the park district operation.  Serve on in-house committees.  Attend seminars and training workshops.  Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Parks Administration or related field.

Experience:  Minimum one (1) year experience in a recreational setting, preferably in a recreation department, school district, social service agency, or non-profit organization. May be obtained through a combination of seasonal, part-time, or temporary positions.

Knowledge:  General knowledge of recreation, parks, and leisure services field.  General knowledge of recreation principles and philosophy.  Thorough knowledge of personnel management.  Thorough knowledge of facility operations.  Specific knowledge of youth, adult, and family general recreation programs and services.  Specific knowledge of day camp and out of school program operations.  Specific knowledge of nature programs and services.  Specific knowledge of special event program operations.  Sound fiscal management.

License/Certification:  Valid driver's license required.  Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certificate required within one (1) year or as soon as eligible.  First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one (1) year.  Temporary Food Service Permit required.  Babysitter and Child Care Training certification.

Hours: 40 hours per week. Work schedule may vary and will include regular nights and weekends. May involve additional hours on an as needed basis.

Conditions of Continued Employment All the following are required:  submit proof of date of birth.  provide copy of driver's license.  provide driver's abstract.  provide verification of education.  submit to a reference check and employment verification.  submit to a state criminal background check.  submit to a pre-placement physical.  submit to pre-placement drug testing.  submit to a random, reasonable cause, and post-accident alcohol and drug testing.  satisfactorily complete a six (6) month introductory period.  provide a copy of Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certificate within one (1) year of employment or as soon as eligible, and renewal certificates as required.  provide a copy of First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one (1) year of employment and renewal certificates as required.

Residency: Employees are strongly encouraged, but not required, to become residents within the boundaries of the Waukegan Park District.

Apply Online at www.waukeganparks.org/employment

Contact: Jennifer Dumas Manager of General Recreation & Special Recreation jdumas@waukeganparks.org 847-360-4705

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 Waukegan Park District

 Contact

Elizabeth Fallon
847-782-3626
efallon@waukeganparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18.50 + Depending on Qualifications

Parks Specialist:

The Buffalo Grove Park District is accepting applications for a Full-time Parks Specialist. The Parks Specialist is responsible for undertaking and completing general park maintenance and assisting with special projects and special events. Hours may vary, some, which may be scheduled during holidays or weekend periods during special events. The Park Specialist must be available to work overtime as required. The Parks Specialist is a full-time, non-exempt (hourly position.

Qualifications:

A high school degree or equivalent.
A minimum of one year experience in park maintenance or related field.
Must be at least 18 years old.
Be available to work overtime as required.
Have a valid Illinois driver's license and the ability to upgrade to a class "C" license within six months of employment.
Have an Illinois Public Pesticide Operators License or be able to acquire one within one year of employment.
Must pass pre-employment screenings and background check.


Starting Hourly Wage:
$18.50 per hour + depending on experience

To apply: https://buffalogroveparkdistrict.applytojob.com/apply/dev3CC5H1u/Parks-Specialist?source=Our%20Career%20Page%20Widget

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 Buffalo Grove Park District

 Contact

Scott Spitz
8478502143
sspitz@bgparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled