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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.
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
Job Summary – About the Role Deliver high quality recreation services for residents, visitors and the St. Charles community by adhering to the District’s safety and administrative policies and procedures.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience This position is well suited for someone with a pleasant personality. Work record that shows reliability, initiative, tact and productivity. High proficiency in tennis equipment and instruction. The Junior Tennis Coordinator must have excellent oral and written communication skills, good internal and external customer service skills and excellent planning, organizational and problem-solving skills.
Need to Have: High school diploma or equivalent, professional certification strongly preferred (USTA QuickStart Tennis Workshop or USPTR Kids workshop). Recreation/fitness industry experience preferred including 1 year previous experience working in a junior tennis program and instructing junior tennis players. Minimum of Division 3 or NAIA collegiate player or a 4.0 NTRP rating. Maintain Mandated Reporter and First Aid/CPR/AED certification or obtain certification within 30 days of hire. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule as directed, including weekend and evening hours, as needed for Tennis Programs and events.
Essential Functions of the Position Park District Cornerstones
Follow all departmental safety rules that pertain to the duties performed and support all aspects of Park District’s safety and risk management program.
Work cooperatively and collaboratively with residents, colleagues, the public, PDRMA and other agencies or organizations as delegated.
Recommends improvements and efficiencies to better accomplish individual and district goals in the best interests of the St. Charles Park District community.
Comply with park district policies and administrative procedures.
Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Assistant Superintendent of Recreation – Norris Recreation Center, and the Tennis Pro Supervisor, the Junior Tennis Coordinator shall complete all assigned duties to the best of their abilities, offering suggestions of better ways to accomplish jobs and be ever mindful of the best interests of the St. Charles Park District and of fellow employees. This position requires extensive knowledge and ability to:
Work cooperatively and harmoniously with the general public, cooperating agencies and fellow employees.
Provide information and assistance to fellow employees.
Maintain professional attitude and appearance.
Demonstrate safe work habits through the use of the established safety program guidelines including maintaining First Aid, CPR and AED certifications.
Represent the district positively and ethically to members, guests and employees.
Develop and design group tennis programs during the indoor and outdoor season to enhance and add to the quality of junior group programming.
Facilitate and act as primary lead at all junior tennis programs assigned by the Tennis Pro Supervisor.
Manage and lead the summer junior tennis program by ensuring all programs are properly staffed and safely run.
Ensure that the participants (including student guardians) are informed about current and upcoming programs for all seasons.
Maintain a log of student/instructor ratios to be reported to the Tennis Pro Supervisor.
Be prepared in advance for private and group junior tennis lessons as well as junior tennis programs.
Maintain orderly tennis court environment including thorough ball pick-up and cart/equipment organization.
Instructs junior group and private tennis lessons including instruction in sport rules, game strategies and performance principals.
Monitor use of equipment to ensure safe and proper use and assist with equipment maintenance.
Provide excellent customer service to players and student guardians to ensure client satisfaction.
Effectively and proactively communicate and document all junior tennis program-related items, such as cancellations, schedule changes, and member concerns or requests with the Tennis Pro Supervisor in a timely manner.
Maintain consistent weekly on-site office hours, in mutual agreement with the Tennis Pro Supervisor and Assistant Superintendent of Recreation, Norris Recreation Center, to be available for members, program participants, Norris employees and tennis program instructors.
Communicate effectively with Tennis Pro Supervisor regarding all tennis program matters including private and group junior tennis lessons, payroll items, tennis program instructor scheduling, personal work availability and instructor/student communication.
Communicate effectively with Tennis Pro Supervisor, Assistant Superintendent of Recreation and membership service associates regarding all matters affecting the operations at the guest services desk in regards to the junior tennis program.
Monitor junior tennis programs on courts and provide program assistance to Assistant Tennis Pros including, but not limited to junior programs set-up and program content.
Comply with organizational, departmental and divisional policies and procedures.
Complete necessary forms for accidents and incidents promptly.
Attend all employee meetings and training sessions.
Facilitate and assist in promotional activities and facility special events as assigned.
Schedule and maintain an average of 20-25 on-court hours and 10-15 office work hours per week as mutually agreed upon with Tennis Pro Supervisor and Assistant Superintendent of Recreation, Norris Recreation Center.
Willingly work over and above required daily hours, when necessary, per tennis program requirements.
Marginal Functions of the Position
Assist with special projects and events as needed.
Assume other responsibilities as assigned.
Set up and take down rooms for programs and rentals.
Physical and Environmental Requirements
Position or Activity
Frequently: 46-100% of the time Occasionally: 16-45% of the time Rarely: 0-15% of the time Sitting - Occasionally
Walking - Frequently
Climbing - Occasionally
Balancing - Frequently
Stooping/Kneeling - Frequently
Crouching - Frequently
Crawling - Rarely
Reaching - Frequently
Handling/Feeling - Frequently
Standing - Frequently
Strength: 1-40lbs and 41-50lbs at times with assistance
Requires a range of hearing and vision that allows the employee to safely complete the essential duties of the position with or without assistive devices, corrective lenses and/or glasses and/or a reasonable accommodation.
EEO Statement and Accommodations
The St Charles Park District is an equal opportunity employer under all state and federal laws and regulations. The job responsibilities are subject to accommodations pursuant to the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. If you require assistance or accommodation with the application process, please contact the Business Department at 630-584-1055.
Job Summary – About the Role
Responsible for weekly processing of vendor disbursements and procurement card and verification of proper approvals, documentation and general ledger recordings.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience This position is well suited for someone with a friendly and positive personality who is productive and shows initiative, has strong organizational skills, is an effective written and oral communicator, is reliable and safety-minded. Requires knowledge of business office procedures. Must have knowledge of computers, Microsoft Office Software (Word Excel, Teams), and other software packages. Must be detail oriented and have the initiative to work with minimal supervision. Must be organized and thorough and have a desire for continuous improvement. Provide the best possible image of the Park District with the goal of generating respect and appreciation of the Park District, its facilities and the quality of its recreation programs. Work harmoniously with the public and fellow employees in an enthusiastic and cooperative manner. Operate business machines such as computers, copiers, fax machines, calculators, etc. Have knowledge and correct use of English grammar and spelling.
Technical or specialized training or Associates Degree in Accounting, Business or a related field is required. One to three years of accounts payable or related field and computer experience is required. A valid Illinois State Driver’s License is required. Maintain current CPR/AED/First Aid Certification or obtain certification within six months of hire.
Essential Functions of the Position Park District Competencies
Have data entry skills, general accounting ability, computer skills and the ability to maintain efficient files.
Display determination and calmness during periods of adversity.
Communicate District financial policies and procedures to staff and provide assistance when needed.
Interact with staff in an honest and diplomatic manner with issues pertaining to the business department.
Open and date stamp accounting mail and inter-departmental mail.
Maintain vendor information including W-9’s and vendor information reporting.
Generate 1099’s annually.
Process credit applications.
Correspond with vendors and respond to inquiries that may include tax exempt status.
Review and verify invoices and check requests for proper supporting documentation of the expense and general ledger accounts.
Reference budget to verify proper general ledger accounts for expenses.
Research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues timely.
Enter invoices, check requests and refunds into system for weekly check run or EFT transfer.
Maintain accounts payable files by scanning documents and bulk filing hard copies.
Prepare accounts payable invoices weekly for Accounting Manager to proof and journalize.
Process weekly check run, remit and mail accordingly.
Prepare list of bills for Board packet distribution.
Verify statements against open and paid invoices and follow up on discrepancies.
Assist with research for account analysis, budgets, audit, etc.
Maintain inventory, order and distribute office supplies at Baker Community Center.
Type letters, reports and assist other office personnel when deemed appropriate by the Superintendent of Finance and Administration or Accounting Manager.
Assist with annual audit as requested.
Answer properly screen incoming calls, provide information to callers, forward calls to appropriate personnel and refer callers to other sources as needed.
Greet visitors to the administrative offices and direct them to appropriate staff and respond to questions from the general public.
Provide backup for main desk coverage as needed.
Marginal Functions of the Position or Role
Provide backup for payroll functions, facility scheduling and registration processing as needed.
Assist with special projects.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
Physical and Environmental Requirements Position or Activity Frequently Occasionally Rarely 46-100% of the time 16-45% of the time 0-15% of the time
Sitting - Frequently
Walking - Occasionally
Climbing - Occasionally
Balancing - - Occasionally
Stooping/Kneeling - Occasionally
Crouching - Occasionally
Crawling - Rarely
Reaching - Rarely
Handling/Feeling - Frequenlty
Strength Routinely push, pull and/or lift to waist up to 25 lbs.
EEO Statement and Accommodations
The St Charles Park District is an equal opportunity employer under all state and federal laws and regulations. The job responsibilities are subject to accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you require assistance or accommodation with the application process, please contact the Business Department at 630-584-1055.
Pool Manager Responsibilities include: Manage and oversee all operations at the pool. Recruit, supervise and schedule lifeguards and crews. Supervise all operations at pool including staff; Cash handling and reconciliation; Plan, organize and lead various recreational programs at the pool; Secure supplies, equipment and facilities; Oversee reconciliation and closing of public pool each day. Certify lifeguards when certified as an instructor. High School diploma or equivalent required; 2-5 years supervisory experience preferred. Lifeguard Instructor Certified or willing to get certified at city’s cost. Competitive salary commiserate with experience. Applications to: Pool Manager, P.O. Box 49, Farmer City, IL 61842-0049 or Fax 309-928-2935. Applications may be picked up at City Hall or www.cityoffarmercity.org. Contact email@example.com or 309-928-3412 with questions. Farmer City is an equal employment opportunity employer.
Schedule: Schedule varies - 40 hours per week; weekends and evenings as needed
Position start date: 05/23/2023
Launch your career in parks and recreation with a paid summer internship at Naperville Park District, one of the largest and most highly respected park districts in Illinois. This internship is a unique opportunity for a college senior to be a vital part of a team in a great staff environment that fosters mutual support and career development. Our executive director, who began his career as an intern at Naperville Park District, can attest to the importance of a quality internship as a foundation for a successful and satisfying career.
In this 14-week internship, you will gain experience in all areas of recreation programming while being mentored by collaborative and creative professionals who will value your work and help you discover what you most enjoy in the field of recreation.
To be considered for this position, interested individuals must complete the online application accessible at www.napervilleparks.org/employment. Materials submitted through mail, email, or fax will not be considered.
Apply by April 3rd and if hired, receive a $100 signing bonus!