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The City of Cedar Rapids is excited to announce an opportunity for a dedicated and visionary Park Superintendent to join our Parks and Recreation department. This candidate will oversee the planning, implementation, and maintenance of the park's green infrastructures. Lead the development and enhancement of park facilities. Coordinate routine maintenance activities. Develop and manage budgets and allocate resources effectively. Join us in shaping the future of our city park and creating memorable experience for generations to come!

At the City, we are committed to employing individuals who reflect our community’s diverse backgrounds and this position is crucial in the success and strategic direction of a growing and evolving community. We appreciate and leverage the vast experience individuals bring beyond the technical requirements of a job. If you are an individual with similar experience listed here please consider applying. Experience and skills combined with commitment to our core values is key to building a greater community now and for the next generation.

About our Community
Nestled in the heart of Iowa, Cedar Rapids is our vibrant and diverse community known for its rich history, culture, and natural beauty. Our city has a strong sense of community which can be seen at any of our numerous parks, recreational opportunities, and family-friendly events year round. You can also explore our thriving downtown district, filled with shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, or take a stroll along the Cedar River, which runs through the heart of the city. Cedar Rapids - Why you should live here! 
  
About this Opportunity  
Manages the city park green infrastructure and facility development, maintenance, operations, and activities.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes and directs the park and facility maintenance, development and natural resources operations for Parks & Recreation
  • Supervises the work of assigned personnel, including assigning and reviewing work, providing guidance, and conducting performance evaluations
  • Develops and administers policies and procedures; shares feedback and works on continuous process and quality improvement on activities and recommends changes
  • Performs on-site inspections to parks assets
  • Plans and prepares analysis, including coordination of operating expenditures, capital budgeting, capital equipment, and capital improvements
  • Manages park related natural resource initiatives and implementation
  • Oversees and maintains the division’s safety activities; trains employees on safely operating equipment and safe tool techniques
  • Develops and manages agreements with other Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Linn County Conservation, and various agencies, non-profit and user groups
  • Collaborates with contractors and consultants to ensure a streamlined implementation of the project plan
  • Performs related work as required

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture, Forestry, Turfgrass, Landscape Architecture or Parks Planning and five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in landscape construction and maintenance, turfgrass and forestry management, sports field management, special event management, facility maintenance and aquatic management, project estimation, landscape design, project management, or landscape crew supervision;
OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience (i.e., one year of relevant experience may substitute for one year of education)
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population
 
Required Licenses or Certifications
  • None
    Desired Qualifications
  • National Recreation & Parks Association recognized certified Park and Recreation Professional
  • Supervisory experience with supervisory experience in a union environment highly preferred
    COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF JOB DUTIES
Knowledge of:

  • Occupation safety and health administration (OSHA) requirements.
  • Public parks administration, including planning, implementation and evaluation of programs
  • Principles, practices and methods of organizing and staffing parks activities
  • Methods, equipment and materials used in the construction, maintenance and operation of a wide variety of parks and recreational facilities
Skills in:

  • Managing projects and deadlines
  • Communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders using both technical and non-technical language
  • Assigning, prioritizing, monitoring, and reviewing work assignments
Ability to:

  • Organize, coordinate, and direct volunteer community groups
  • Work cooperatively and develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Inspect and evaluate maintenance and construction projects
  • Interpret construction plans and specifications


Work Schedule:

  • Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM

To Apply- Please use the link below.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cedarrapids/jobs/4444392/parks-superintendent?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement
The City of Cedar Rapids is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All job applicants will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability and genetic information (including family medical history).

Applicants with Disabilities
We respect and value people with disabilities and are committed to providing a workplace culture of disability inclusion. People with disabilities are supported during the hiring process and are encouraged to apply for employment with the City of Cedar Rapids. In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations will be provided to those in need of assistance with the application and interview process. To request an accommodation, contact the City's Human Resources department by phone at 319-286-5000 or by email at hr@cedar-rapids.org.

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 City of Cedar Rapids

 Contact

Troy Simmons
319-286-5127
t.simmons@cedar-rapids.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18.63 – 21.50 an hour

Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) enriches the lives of children and adults with disabilities through a partnership with 17 Park Districts located within the northwest suburbs of Chicago.  NWSRA provides outstanding recreation opportunities for people with disabilities within our partner Park Districts through weekly programs, adult day programs (PURSUIT), special events, day camps and inclusion in Park District programs. NWSRA is a park district that serves people with disabilities. 

Job Purpose: As Marketing Specialist at NWSRA you will be part of the marketing and communications department. The Marketing Specialist will work under the Superintendent of Marketing & Communications and assist with a wide range of marketing responsibilities. In this role you will create meaningful content that will assist Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) and Special Leisure Services Foundation (SLSF) in the promotion of the programs and services they provide. 

Marketing Responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Assist with the development of graphics for print and digital campaigns.
  • Complete updates to flyers and brochures when needed. 
  • Assist with capturing photos at programs and events to utilize for marketing purposes.
  • Develop/update infographics to support agency reporting.
  • Assist the marketing team with other responsibilities to elevate the promotion of NWSRA and SLSF.
Digital Marketing Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Create social media and email marketing campaigns to support marketing efforts.
  • Effectively utilize social media ads to increase reach and promotion of events.
  • Coordinate/ produce short videos for TikTok and other social media channels.
  • Assist with website development and updates.
  • Research current and emerging digital marketing trends to ensure NWSRA and SLSF content is on the leading edge.
  • Actively monitor social media to ensure comments are responded to/ directed to the appropriate staff member in a timely manner.  
Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent required, with Two years of marketing experience. Thorough understanding of basic design skills (Adobe Creative Cloud/Canva), basic video editing skills and email marketing experience (Constant Contact Preferred). Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Have a creative mindset and willingness to be a team player.
 
Scheduling: This is a part-time non-exempt position. Weekly schedule is 20 hours a week. 

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 Northwest Special Recreation Association

 Contact

Darleen Negrillo
847-392-2848
dnegrillo@nwsra.org

 Closing Date

April 19, 2024

 $22.00 to $27.00 DOQ

Position Summary

Maintenance Worker


 Starting $22.00 to $27.00 DOQ

Under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Parks, this position is responsible for performing a variety of maintenance and/or repair work to park properties, pool, and equipment. 

Qualifications:

Employee must be High School graduate, or equivalent is required. Four years’ park experience, and advanced training is preferred in the following areas of HVAC, Pool Operations, Electrical, Plumbing and Carpentry.  Employee must have a valid Illinois driver's license and be able to provide own transportation to and from work. Landscapers Applicator Licenses; OSHA 30-hour certificate; Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) preferred or ability to obtain these licenses and/or certifications within the first year of employment.
 
Upon conditional job offer, the candidate will be subject to background check and drug test. 

Essential Functions:

Receives instructions from the Superintendent of Parks and Maintenance Foreman, regarding daily work assignments.

Works in all areas of the Parks Department including buildings, landscaping, turf, playgrounds, and athletic field maintenance.

Ensures that accidents and injuries are tendered to and reported immediately.

Operates all district equipment including trucks, power mowers, tractors, edger’s, trimmers, power tools, and snow blowers but not limited to.

Provides landscaping care to flower/shrub beds in parks and facilities.

Removes all refuse and debris from all park areas and facilities daily.

Applies herbicides and fertilizer as deemed appropriate.

Provide safe, prompt, and efficient snow/ice removal in winter.

Maintain all park equipment to the highest standards.

Availability:

The hours of the maintenance staff, Monday through Friday; 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. At the discretion of the Superintendent of Parks employees may be scheduled to start earlier or start later. At the discretion of the Superintendent of Park an employee may also be scheduled to work a Saturday or Sunday and will be given another day off on that work week.

Overtime hours are expected due to inclement weather, emergency call in, weekend field preparation, special events etc. Scheduling of the overtime shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent of Parks.

Benefits We Offer:
 
We offer a generous benefit package including: * Medical Coverage * Dental Coverage * Vision Coverage and Participation in IMRF.
 


 


 


 


 Westchester Park District


 Contact

Jim Burg
 (708)865-8200
 jburg@wpdparks.org
 
 

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled
 

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 Westchester Park District

 Contact

Jim Burg
708-865-8200
jburg@wpdparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $21.00

ABOUT US: The Des Plaines Park District, established in 1919, features more than 50 parks and facilities. As an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency, we service a culturally diverse and growing community with hundreds of affordable recreational and educational programs, classes, and events for kids, teens, adults, and families each season. "Enriching Lives Everyday" is our vision and our constant goal. 

JOB IDENTIFICATION:
Job Title: Landscape II 
Grade: 5
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Parks Department

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to: Landscape Maintenance Supervisor
Supervises: Some other full-time and part-time staff as required or instructed.

BASIC FUNCTION: 
Performs skilled landscape maintenance at all parks and facilities as directed by the Landscape Maintenance Supervisor.

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 7:00-3:30pm

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
1. Reads and lays-out landscape designs from drawings.
2. Supervises crews as needed.  Runs daily maintenance operations in absence of supervisor. 
3. Maintains turf areas including mowing, trimming, aerating and spraying for weeds.
4. Inspects parks and clean up debris.
5. Plants materials such as flowers, trees, shrubs, grass, etc.
6.  Prunes hedges and trees.
7. Maintains irrigation systems and repair.
8.  Participates in snow removal operations.
9.  Participates in ice rink maintenance. 
10. Inspects, cleans, maintains and performs routine maintenance on equipment.
11.  Identifies turf and ornamental diseases and treats as necessary.
12.  Operates Des Plaines Park District vehicles.
13.  Cleans buildings and restrooms and needed.
14.  Ability to operate landscape maintenance equipment including but not limited to skid steer, front end loader and back hoe.

OTHER DUTIES:
  1. Assists other work crews as needed.
  2. Assist administrative staff with special maintenance requests.
  3. May be required to perform overtime work as requested or required.
  4. Attend related training to expand skills and knowledge
  5. Assist with special events including set up, event operations, clean up and teardown.
  6. Assist either work or volunteer for annual 3 day Fall Fest event in September, set up, event operations, clean up and tear down. 
  7. Assist patrons with providing information as requested.
  8. Follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Park District Safety and Crisis Manuals
  9. Perform additional duties as assigned. 
  10. Member of a Park District committee as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: High School diploma or equivalent (GED), Six months commercial, vocational, or other specialized training     
Experience: Two years related experience; Possess mechanical skill and knowledge of turf and landscape equipment and tools.
Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certified, Classes available through Park District upon hire; Valid Illinois Driver’s License; Illinois Pesticide Operator License; Illinois Pesticide Applicator License preferred

PERKS & BENEFITS: FULL TIME STAFF
  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • Life insurance (basic & voluntary additional coverage)
  • IMRF Defined Benefit Pension
  • 457 Defined Contribution Plan
  • Paid Time Off (sick, vacation, and personal)
  • Medical Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account with Employer Contribution (for applicable HDHP)
  • Park District Facility & Program Discounts
To apply, please visit dpparks.org/jobs

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 Des Plaines Park District

 Contact

Nicole Dale
847-391-5092
nicole.dale@dpparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $25.50

ABOUT US: The Des Plaines Park District, established in 1919, features more than 50 parks and facilities. As an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency, we service a culturally diverse and growing community with hundreds of affordable recreational and educational programs, classes, and events for kids, teens, adults, and families each season. "Enriching Lives Everyday" is our vision and our constant goal. 

JOB IDENTIFICATION:
Job Title: Assistant Landscape Supervisor
Grade: 8
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Parks

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to: Landscape Supervisor
Supervises: Seasonal/Part-Time Grounds Maintenance Workers

BASIC FUNCTION:
The Assistant Landscape Maintenance Supervisor, with the assistance of the Landscape Maintenance Supervisor, is responsible for the coordination and supervision of landscape, forestry and horticultural related maintenance operations to provide safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing facilities and grounds. In addition this position oversees all sports field maintenance and inspections.

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 7:00-3:30pm

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  1. Maintain the daily grounds maintenance operations for the district.
  2. Oversee the high production mowing of approximately 330 acres of land.
  3. Under the direction of the Landscape Supervisor, may coordinate and implement horticultural programs for turf, ornamentals and landscaped beds.
  4. Plans, develops and coordinates maintenance schedules of mowing crews and occasionally landscape improvements and renovations.
  5. Oversee staff schedules for maintenance crews under this role, daily direction of assigned staff.
  6. Assists in the planning and oversight of budget with the Landscape Maintenance Supervisor.
  7. Oversee the seasonal preparations of sports field’s district wide including seasonal irrigation start up and shut down.
  8. Oversee staff in charge of daily maintenance operations of Mountain View Mine including course preparations, custodial cleaning and pond maintenance.
  9. Assist with coordination of athletic field maintenance and layout with the Recreation Department.
  10. Operate trade specific equipment such as; skid steer, boom lift, back hoe, z-turn mower, and snow plow.
  11. Diagnose/identify plant problems and recommends and implements remedies.
  12. Regularly coordinates maintenance activities with Landscape Maintenance Supervisor.
  13. Manage urban forest through oversight of removals, plantings, pruning and tree inventory management.
  14. Assist in the establishment of standards and procedures for operations.
  15. Complete purchasing of supplies and equipment as assigned.
  16. Winter Operations including snow and ice removal and ice rink establishment and maintenance.
  17. Fill in for the Landscape Maintenance Supervisor in their absence.

OTHER DUTIES:
  1. Make recommendations for capital and other improvements as assigned.
  2. Attend training sessions for professional development.
  3. Inform all staff of any changes in policy, procedures or rules handed down by supervisors.
  4. Supervise storage of landscape related chemicals.
  5. Assist patrons with providing information as requested.
  6. Participate in Fall Fest and other special events
  7. Follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Park District Safety and Crisis Manuals.
  8. Perform additional duties as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:   Associates degree or certification program requiring two years of Horticulture or Landscape Architecture studies.
AND/OR
Experience:  Three years to five years related experience with supervisory experience included.

In addition to one or both of the above, candidates must have demonstrated competencies within multiple trade disciplines; landscape design, equipment operation, landscaping, golf course maintenance, forestry, ornamental/tree plantings, natural resource management techniques. Must be able to read and understand blueprints/ construction drawings. Basic computer skills: Outlook, Word and Excel.

Certifications: Pesticide Applicator License: Possess at least one of the following with the ability to obtain the remaining licenses within 12 months of employment: Turf Grass, Ornamentals, Aquatics;
CPR and First Aid Certified-classes available through Park District; Valid Illinois Driver’s License          

PERKS & BENEFITS: FULL TIME STAFF
  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • Life insurance (basic & voluntary additional coverage)
  • IMRF Defined Benefit Pension
  • 457 Defined Contribution Plan
  • Paid Time Off (sick, vacation, and personal)
  • Medical Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account with Employer Contribution (for applicable HDHP)
  • Park District Facility & Program Discounts

To apply, please visit dpparks.org/jobs 

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 Des Plaines Park District

 Contact

Nicole Dale
847-391-5092
nicole.dale@dpparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled