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 $77,816- $99,598

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JOB SUMMARY Under general direction by the Executive Director, is responsible for maintenance and improvements of all Park District grounds, facilities and planning. Responsible for planning long-term capital investments, preventative maintenance schedules, and internal work order system for Park District. Member of the Senior Management Team of the Elk Grove Park District.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Provides direction for facilities maintenance, park maintenance and planning operations. • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of resources with respect to objectives. • Assesses community needs and level of satisfaction, and directs department planning and maintenance of parks and facilities in response to those needs. • Provides leadership to departmental staff, providing vision, direction, growth and effective feedback. • Develops park and facility maintenance and operational standards. • Plans, promotes and implements good safety practices. • Stays abreast of new developments in park and facility maintenance. • Performs the job safely and in compliance with district policies, procedures, work and safety rules. • Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS • Plans, prepares and administers capital improvement and operating budgets. • Manages contract administration which includes selection and hiring of consultants, monitoring of work progress, and assuring compliance with governmental rules and regulations. • Directs and monitors grounds maintenance and facility maintenance activities which include the planning and implementing of long range maintenance projects. • Develops, implements, and reviews plans for the construction of new facilities and parks as well as the renovation of existing facilities to invite technical assistance and ensure maintenance feasibility. • Documents and improves department and district processes, such as work order systems. • Guides land acquisition activities for district. • Reviews development projects for consistency with Park District Master Plan objectives. • Reviews bids and proposals to make recommendations on awarding of contracts. • Participates on various district and department teams. • Develops excellence in internal and external customer satisfaction. • Attends Parks & Planning Department Meetings. • Attends Park Board Meetings. • Works as a member of the Senior Management Team. Attends Management Team Meetings.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS • Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. • Physical agility to maintain mobility from site to site. • Manual dexterity required for frequent manipulation of trade tools such as but not limited to computer keyboards and drafting equipment. • Subject to modified/flexible work schedule.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Knowledge of planning and development of park and recreation facilities. Skill in landscape architectural design. • Knowledge of landscaping, turf maintenance, athletic field maintenance, chemical application, plant material, soil preparation, and fertilization. • Knowledge of plant materials, insects, diseases, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. • Knowledge of grounds maintenance procedures. • General knowledge of facility maintenance. • General knowledge of fleet maintenance. • Skill in analyzing and evaluating policies, procedures, services, and facilities in order to develop recommendations for improvement. • Skill in annual budget preparation. • Ability to select from possible alternative methods the method of processing information that leads to the potentially best answer or solution to a problem. • Ability to generate or conceive new or innovative ideas or solution to a problem. • Builds and maintains positive working relationship with co-workers, other departments and the public using principles of good customer service. • Knowledge of technology applications with a means to improving resource allocation. • Leadership abilities that include employee participation and involvement. • Ability to work in a team-based environment. • Effective interpersonal skills. • Skill in written and verbal communication. • Ability to think beyond traditional paradigms. • Ability to learn basic statistical process control skills. • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE The above knowledge, skills, and abilities may be demonstrated by a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration, Landscape Architecture or related field, plus five years experience in a general management position involving park maintenance, park planning, and park construction. Any equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the above.

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 Elk Grove Park District


Christy King

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $47,250 - $66,150 Depending on Experience

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The Natural Areas and Arbor Specialist oversees and participates in the maintenance of all the District’s natural areas, trees, shrubs, trails, and arboriculture responsibilities. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: monitoring tree health, nursery management, tree planting, and stump grinding. The Candidate will have a thorough knowledge of standard practices, methods, equipment and materials used in the maintenance of District tree inventories and natural areas. The Candidate will take the lead in the management of the removal of dead and diseased trees, and the trimming of trees for health reasons, as well as providing leadership, guidance, and technical support to other staff members. Candidate will be required to supervise full-time and part-time staff.

Other Responsibilities: 1) The coordination and participation of controlled burns 2)Removal of invasive weed and plant species, including the use of pesticides 3) Significant involvement in the maintenance of the District’s trail maintenance 4) Ability to maintain a safe environment while performing tasks 5) Responsible for the safe training of assigned staff 6) Participates in the District’s snow removal and ice rink maintenance scheduling 7) Participates in the management of Oswegoland Park District special events

Job Requirements: 1) Bachelor’s Degree in related field of Park and Resource Management, Urban Forestry, or Arboriculture. Work experience will be considered in the absence of a degree. 2) Current ISA Certification through the International Society of Arboriculture 3) Ability to safely operate District equipment, including trucks, wood chipper, snow plows, tractors, and power hand tools 4) Effective communication skills, both oral and written 5 ) Be able to work independently or as part of a team 6) Ability to obtain and maintain an Illinois State Pesticide Operator’s license 7) Possess a Valid Illinois State driver’s license 8) Ability to obtain and maintain S130 Fire Fighting and S-190 Fire Behavior certifications 9) General construction knowledge is preferred 10) Maintain CPR, AED, and First Aid Certifications 11) Ability to work well with others 12) Understand and exhibit behavior consistent with the stated values of the Oswegoland Park District

This position is 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 7 am to 3:30 pm. Some evenings and weekends will be required based upon the District’s operation schedule.

Apply online at by completing the employment application. Resumes should be attached in the on-line application. If you are unable to apply on-line, please contact Mike Fee, Director of Operations at 630.554.4434, or

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 Oswegoland Park District


Keith Zalewski

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $47,000 to $55,000 per year (DOQ)

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JOB SUMMARY: Glenview Park Golf Club is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Assistant Golf Course Superintendent. This candidate will have a strong knowledge of golf course maintenance tasks, be dependable, professional, team oriented and have great attention to detail and follow through. The individual will have involvement with staff, irrigation & drainage systems, and small projects. Under the Golf Course Superintendent’s supervision, the Assistant Superintendent will direct day to day work schedules and supervise employees. Individual will have extensive involvement with the planning, scheduling, and implementation of the plant health program and safety program.

JOB DUTIES TO INCLUDE: Oversees and manages golf course conditions, including performing maintenance, repairs, and improvements. Performs daily evaluation of golf course conditions along with disease/pest scouting. Prepare daily and weekly work schedules based on daily play and special events. Supervise and perform chemical and fertilizer applications including training, calibration, and recording keeping. Assists in managing the automated irrigation system & pump station, including maintenance, repair of leaks, and troubleshooting electrical systems; manages irrigation system AND computer weather station software and analyzes moisture & evaporation rates. Works with Superintendent and Equipment Technician to manage fleet; develops and implements a preventative maintenance schedule for equipment other mechanicals; anticipates and prepares for capital replacements. Maintains MSDS sheets on chemical & pesticides; train employees on MSDS sheets. Anticipates and minimizes impact of external and/or environmental hazards (geese, coyotes, etc). Ensure compliance with all policies and procedures of the department and organization as well as adhere to all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Aid in managing off-season snow plowing and ice removal throughout the property.

QUALIFICATIONS: Associate or Bachelor’s degree in golf course or turf management, horticulture, landscape architecture, agronomy, or related field required. Previous experience as an Intern, Assistant-in-Training, First or Second Assistant is preferred. Demonstrated experience and capability in the areas of project development, strategic planning, and staff management. Possess a valid driver’s license. Able to attain an IL pesticide applicator license.

SCHEDULING & PAY: This is a Full-Time, Salary position and is subject to change with seasonal requirements. Target hiring range is $47,000 to $55,000 annually depending on qualifications and experience.

BENEFITS WE OFFER: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO, Prescription Coverage, Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF), Vacation and Holiday Pay Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefit.

TO APPLY: Go to and click Jobs at the top of the page.

If interested, please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.

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 Glenview Park District


Todd Vermillion

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Commensurate with Experience

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The Mt. Prospect Park District was incorporated in June 1955, and is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Encompassing more than 454 acres, the Mt. Prospect Park District provides recreation programs, facilities and services to portions of Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines and Elk Grove Village with a total population of 215,000. Mt. Prospect Park District offers its residents a total of 32 parks and recreational facilities including, a 3-1/2 star golf course, neighborhood playgrounds, pools, fitness centers, ball diamonds, biking and walking paths.

The Mt. Prospect Park District is seeking qualified candidates for our full-time Fleet Auto Mechanic position. The Fleet Auto Mechanic is responsible for inspecting, diagnosing and repairing mechanical defects in automobiles, trucks, tractors, mowers and other mechanical equipment.

Interested candidates should submit an application via Frontline/AppliTrack applicant tracking at:

Or, you can visit us at – click on “Careers” at the top of the page and look under Vacancies for Maintenance/ Fleet Auto Mechanic job posting.

JOB DUTIES: Make any and all adjustments to equipment prior to employee use. Purchase necessary materials with the approval of the Fleet Services Department Manager. Rebuild or redesign equipment as needed. Take part in scheduling vehicles and equipment for periodic inspection, maintenance, lubrication, tune-ups, brakes, radiators, lights, etc. Strive to obtain quality workmanship as well as productivity. Be familiar with safety rules and regulations. Keep all vehicles and equipment in a safe condition. Possess ability to function as an equipment operator, truck driver, or snowplow driver when requested. Act as a liaison between the Fleet Service Department Manager and Fleet Services staff as needed. May be required to work special events from time to time at night and on weekends. Respond in person for emergency night and weekend jobs as required. Serve on Safety Committee when assigned. Be proficient with, adhere to and monitor staff adherence to Park District policies and procedures. All other duties as assigned by the Fleet Service Department Manager, Director of Parks and Planning, and/or the Executive Director. However, in an emergency, perform all other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a High School graduate or GED equivalent. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must have completed a vocational training school program that included car/truck/turf equipment repairs or equivalent. Must have completed an on the job training program at an authorized car, truck or equipment dealer service department. Must possess or have the ability to obtain ASE Automotive and/or ASE Medium/Heavy Truck certifications. A minimum of five years of experience as an apprentice mechanic in one or more of the following mechanical areas, including but not limited to: Engine and powertrain Chassis and body work Brakes and tires Diesel Engines Electric and hydraulic systems Air Conditioning and heat systems Experience with the repair of tractor and maintenance equipment. Must possess a valid Illinois driver's license. Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Illinois commercial driver’s license Class A (CDL) within 90 days of employment. Knowledge and experience with the repair and maintenance of turf equipment a plus. Must be able to communicate effectively with others to allow for coordination of work, safety and in emergency situations if needed. Must be able to follow required department safety procedures.

Physical Job Qualifications: Must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time. Must be physically able to frequently ascend/descend more than a 25% grade, lift 50+ pounds from a squat position. Additionally, must be able to push/pull, reach, occasionally balance, bend at waist (touch the floor with fingertips), climb, crawl, crouch, kneel for long periods of time, sit, stoop and constantly handle objects.

Work Conditions: May work indoors or outdoors, but more commonly will work indoors. May be exposed to hazardous situations, conditions, and equipment that could result in cuts, bruises, or minor burns. May work inside enclosed vehicles. May work in cramped work spaces underneath vehicles that require getting into awkward positions. May be exposed to contaminants, such as antifreeze and chemical degreasers, on a daily basis. May be exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting and uncomfortable on a daily basis. May sometimes work in cold or hot temperatures, depending on the work location.

BENEFITS: We offer a generous benefits package including Medical, Dental, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability (IMRF), Pension (IMRF), 457 Plan, Paid Time Off, Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits, Life Insurance and a Vision Reimbursement Program.


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 Mt. Prospect Park District


Mary Kiaupa

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $15.00 per hour

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The Woodridge Park District has an opening for an Assistant Facility Manager at our Athletic Recreation Center. This position is part time, non-exempt and requires a flexible schedule that will include evenings, weekends and holidays based on programs, activities, and facility needs. Successful candidates will have at least one year of customer service experience.


• One year experience in the recreation field. Experience in a health club advantageous.

• Excellent communication, customer service and organizational skills.

• Knowledge and ability to utilize computer software programs, including but not limited to: Microsoft Office products (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint), POS/Recreation software, and the Internet.

• Associate degree with an emphasis in recreation, leisure services, or a related field preferred.

RESPONSIBILITY: Manage and maintain overall operations of the facility on weekdays, evenings, and weekends or other times as assigned in the absence of the Facility Manager. Perform opening and closing procedures as assigned. Resolve concerns, conflicts, and problems of guests. Assist customer service coordinators as needed. Oversee building security and respond to all facility emergencies, ensure guest and staff safety, aid in building/grounds maintenance duties as needed.

ATTRIBUTES: We are seeking dedicated and energetic individuals with outstanding hospitality skills who love working with people. The position requires standing, walking, sitting, talking, hearing, and seeing; flexibility of work schedule which may include days, nights, and weekends; subject to inside environmental conditions.

        Note:  Complete job description is available upon request

CLOSING DATE: Applications accepted until position is filled

CONTACT/SEND APPLICATION/RESUME TO: Woodridge Park District, Connie Curry, Human Resource Manager, 2600 Center Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517, (630) 353-3327 or

Application can be picked up at the Community Center at the address listed above, the ARC located at 8201 S. Janes Ave or obtained from

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 Woodridge Park District


Connie Curry

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled