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Anticipated Hiring Wage:  $22.49

SUMMARY - The Maintenance Worker performs maintenance and repair of preserve grounds and facilities.  Maintains preserve areas, including turf, trees, play fields, preserve buildings, playgrounds, parking lots, winter sports areas, and trails.  Applies pesticides and herbicides.  Performs inspections of grounds, noting needed repairs, ensuring preserve is free of hazards and is safe for public use.  Operates mowers, tractors and other equipment used in grounds maintenance.  Performs snow removal duties.  Participates in natural resource management by participating in prescribed burns, clearing and invasive species control.  Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations.  Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting.  Performs heavy lifting tasks up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.  
EXPERIENCE - Possess minimum of high school diploma/GED.  Two years of experience relating to grounds maintenance.  Knowledge of methods, materials and equipment related to grounds maintenance.  Ability to obtain an Illinois Public Pesticide Operator’s License.  Must possess a valid driver’s license, and have the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License with an air-brake endorsement within six months.    
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 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 209 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.  

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 Lake County Forest Preserves


Anamaria Stiller

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $20-$24 per hour

The Sandwich Park District is taking applications for a 30 hour per week hourly, Finance Manager position. Under the direction of the Executive Director this person will be responsible for the month and year-end accounting activities and ensure timeliness, accuracy, and continuity of financial information. This person may serve as or assist the Board Secretary/Treasurer and will be responsible for providing written documentation for all activities, actions, and governmental functions to the Executive Director and Board of Commissioners. This person will also work closely with the Executive Director on confidential situations and information.

Job duties include but are not limited to:

·         Record the proceedings of all Sandwich Park District Board meetings and provide copies 
          to all members, within one week after that meeting.
·         Publish meeting dates and public notices in local paper.
·         Assist in preparing, maintaining, and filing all Board and District ordinances, policies and              resolutions.
·         Assist the Executive Director in all insurance and legal matters.
·         Track assignment of grants, invoices, contract agreements and bonds as necessary. 
·         Prepare and process all information needed within local county offices for Kendall and                DeKalb.  Assist with Economic Interest Statements filing.
·         Complete FOIA requests as needed and acts as FOIA officer along with Executive                      Director. Complete annual FOIA training. 
·         Archive park district ordinances, policies, resolutions, minutes and agendas. 
·         Prepare and monitor annual disposal of records, subject to board approval. 
·         Maintain reports and records for the Sandwich Park Foundation, filing all non-profit                      annual reports. 
·         File Invoices, prepare and file all necessary documents monthly and prepare for audit                  submittal.  
·         Perform all accounting functions including payroll for the Sandwich Park District. 
·         Complete, file and maintain state, federal tax, IMRF, Social Security and withholding                    documents. Responsible for I-9, W-2, W-4, and employment documents. 
·         Maintain and provide the Board of Commissioners and Executive Director with all                        financial reports involving the Board and the park district. Prepare and balance monthly              budget reports and prepare necessary budget ordinances. 
·         Prepare and record annexations into the park district. 
·         Maintain and provide current documents necessary for vendors/contractors.
·         Perform other related duties as assigned.

Salary Range for this position is $20-$24 per hour. Applicant must be 18yrs. or older and pass a standard background check. Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field is preferred but not required. Three years of bookkeeping work related to Fund Accounting are also preferred. Working knowledge of computerized accounting system is essential. Experience or knowledge in the field of governmental accounting is preferred. Shall have considerable knowledge of public accounting principles. CPR/AED Certification is required within a 6-month period after hire.

An application is available on our website at A full job description is also available on our website. If you have any questions please contact us at (815)786-8044 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


Interested candidates can submit a resume and complete application with attention to Bill Novicki at or turn in in person to the David A. Francis Center at 1001 N. Latham St. Sandwich, IL 60548. 

11.15.23 Position posted until filled


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 Sandwich Park District


Bill Novicki

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $40,000 - $50,000 DOQ

Recreation Supervisor Job Posting
Hours: Full Time, Exempt, as needed based on program needs
Employee Grade:  1

Position open until filled

The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for Adult Programming, Red Cross (non-aquatics) Programming, Special Events, assisting in the coordination, development, management and direction of Kids Enrichment Experience Program (K.E.E.P. Before & After School Program and summer camp), Teen Programs (including Teen Camp), Middle School Ski Club (applicant does not need to ski!) and birthday parties.  Must possess the unique ability to work in a challenging and changing environment while maintaining poise, positive interaction with staff and community, and convey a loyal and accommodating attitude towards the district, Board of Commissioners and administration. Must demonstrate organizational ability, supervisory skills and creativity. The Recreation Supervisor functions with a latitude of administration and professional discretion under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation and exercises immediate supervision over part-time and seasonal employees and volunteers in assigned programs. Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule.

Educational and Experience Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree in recreation/business management, early childhood education or related field from an accredited university preferred. • 5 years of applicable experience, or any equivalent combination of education experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities • Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience • Must have experience with planning and preparing program budgets • Experience in RecTrac, WebTrac, PayCom, Word, Excel preferred • Must possess a valid Class “D” IL Driver’s License • Must be CPR, First Aid and AED certified within 6 months of employment

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:
• Coordinates programs with other Recreation Supervisors and Facilities Supervisors
• Develops new programs district wide
• Oversees the daily needs for each program and is responsible for revenues and expenditures within own program area
• Submits materials for programs, classes and camps for brochure production
• Evaluates programming staff 3 months, 6 months and/or annually
• Must be available to substitute for instructors/staff when necessary
• This individual will be responsible for assisting in all operations of the before and after school care program (Kids Enrichment Experience Program – K.E.E.P.), all day Summer Day Camp
• Supervising the day-to-day operations of six K.E.E.P. sites
• Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for performing routine clerical work (activity planning, scheduling, billing, etc), and providing customer assistance in a polite & professional manner
• They will check on sites regularly, train and evaluate staff, order supplies and follow a program budget
• The position functions as a liaison between the K.E.E.P. staff and District 220 staff
• This position coordinates with the Middle School PTO’s for Middle School Ski Club
• Shall handle employee disciplinary actions, staff evaluations, hiring new staff, curriculum development, and budgeting procedures
• Is on call and will substitute when necessary
• Shall attend staff meetings, seminars, outside trainings and networking opportunities when requested to do so by a supervisor
• Position will communicate professionally and clearly with Patrons, Community, School District and Staff.
• Position will assist in the marketing of programs.
• Will create, develop and improve curriculum
• Is responsible for organization, promotion, and implementation of a variety of recreational activities such as arts and crafts, music, nature study, special events, and social activities

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements and efforts of working conditions associated with this job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job when circumstances changes; e.g., emergencies, rush jobs, changes in personnel, workload, technological developments, etc.

Position includes:  Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
                              Paid vacation, sick and holiday time.

Please submit resume and a minimum of 3 professional references to
Jodi Krause, Superintendent of Recreation
Preferably via email at: or 235 Lions Dr, Barrington, IL 60010

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 Barrington Park District


Jodi Krause

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $45,000 - $50,000 DOQ

The Village of Palos Park, population 4,899, a small but progressive, employee-friendly organization, is seeking a motivated energetic professional with a degree in Parks and Recreation or related field.  The candidate should have one to two years of experience with the ability to multi-task, pay attention to detail, and be a visionary who can implement ideas, be a team player and possess impeccable customer service skills.  This is a great opportunity to gain experience in the many facets of recreation and parks department operations.

Department:                       Recreation
Position:                             Recreation Supervisor 
Supervisor:                        Recreation and Parks Director
Supervision Exercised:      Facility management and operations, internal part-time staff, third-party instructors and officials, special events, marketing, community outreach
Pay Rate:                           $45,000 - $50,000
Benefits:                            Full benefits, IMRF benefits 
Hours Weekly:                   Full-time (35 hours) 

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Parks Administration or related field.
  • Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRD) certificate preferred. 
  • Minimum three years prior experience in recreation setting, preferably in a recreation and parks department, school district, social service agency, or non-profit organization. May be obtained through a combination of seasonal, part-time, or temporary positions.
  • Minimum one year experience in a supervisory role

General Purpose: 

Under the general direction of the Recreation and Parks Director, the Recreation Supervisor will assist in the daily operations of the Recreation and Parks Department including maintenance of the department’s facilities, fields, equipment, and communications with instructors and rental customers, as well as help lead the coordination, development, and administration of a wide variety of quality recreation activities and special events. This position will also aid in the Recreation and Parks Department marketing campaigns and overall community outreach and engagement. 

Primary Job Responsibilities and Expectations: 

  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work both independently and within a team
  • Knowledge of facility and equipment maintenance
  • Ability to train part-time staff in essential job functions.
  • Knowledge of Youth, adult, and family general recreation programs and services.
  • Ability to develop and instruct general recreation/athletics/camp programming
  • Marketing using social media platforms, constant contact, flyers, and other marketing tools
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint) 
  • Obtain First Aid/CPR/AED certification within one (1) year of hire date
  • Knowledge of ACTIVE Net preferred
  • Experience working with budgets preferred

Essential Duties

  • Assist in facility and field maintenance and operations including cleaning and ordering of supplies/equipment
  • Maintain, clean, and purchase fitness/athletic program and event supplies as needed. 
  • Oversee private rentals of facilities and playfields
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement recreational opportunities including but not limited to special events, seasonal camps, fitness opportunities, athletic programming and leagues, and senior outings.
  • Supervise part-time staff, third-party instructors/referees, and volunteers including recruitment, scheduling, and training.
  • Assist preparing contracts, payments, vendor services, deposits, and other fiscal/budget related duties to help maintain and maximize the department’s budget. 
  • Work with Director on marketing initiatives including seasonal recreation guide, press releases, flyers, and other print media, upkeep of Village bulletin boards, websites, and social media channels. 
  • Process program and rental registrations, program reports, and other duties, related to ACTIVE Net software.
  • Perform administrative duties as needed including but not limited to excellent customer service, answering department phone lines and emails, preparing reports and invoices, and computer entry.
  • Ensure facilities and grounds follow Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency (IRMA) guidelines. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 
How to Apply
Send resume, cover letter, and references to Richard Boehm, Village Manager, at the Village of Palos Park, 8999 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, Illinois 60464 or to  Position open until filled.

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 Village of Palos Park


Lisa Bujak

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $95,000 to $115,000 DOQ

The Park District of La Grange is excited to announce an outstanding professional opportunity for the Director of Finance & Human Resources within our organization. 
The Park District of La Grange serves a three-square mile area almost contiguous with
the boundaries of the beautiful west suburban Village of La Grange. The park district
maintains 66.7 acres of parkland at 11 locations and offers over 1500 recreation
programs annually for its more than 15,000 residents. The agency’s operating budget is approximately $6 million, with 18 full-time and approximately 80 part-time and seasonal employees.
We are seeking an energetic and dedicated professional to join our team. The position comes with excellent benefits, such as health, vision, dental insurance, IMRF pension and facility discounts and usage benefits. We provide outstanding continuing education opportunities and a flexible working schedule. The Director of Finance and Human Resources is responsible for the overall administration and management of finance and accounting, human resources, as well as providing support to the agency’s Information Technology (IT) third-party vendor. This position is a department head which oversees one Full Time staff, who support the finance, accounting and human resources. 

Essential duties include to plan, organize, and control all general accounting and finance operations (including but not limited to general ledger, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, program registration, investments, capital assets, bank reconciliations and payroll tax reporting). Generate and analyze monthly financial statements. Prepare and manage annual budget including monthly monitoring and reporting in accordance with appropriation levels. Prepare, publish, and file annual Levy, Truth in Taxation, and Budget and Appropriation ordinances as well as all financial and business operations reports as required by law. Serve as the key liaison to external auditors and prepare work sheets and assist auditor in annual District and special audits. Periodically review the agency’s investment portfolio and recommend investment opportunities in accordance with District’s investment policies. Serve as the District’s “Disclosure Officer” responsible for enforcing the agency’s debt issuance disclosures policy and procedures. Maintain accurate employment and personnel records including the IMRF pension records. Oversee the insurance program and annual open enrollment. Provide guidance in matters related to disability and leave. Prepare monthly board reports and other documentation as required. Help improve district operations by developing new procedures.  

5-7 Years of accounting or related field experience
3-5 Years of supervisory experience
Experience with Incode, and RecTrac is desirable.

Bachelor's degree in accounting is required.
CPA, CPFO or Master’s degree preferred. 

The Park District of La Grange is an equal opportunity employer. 
To apply email cover letter and resume to Visit to view the full job description.


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 Park District of La Grange


Jenny Bechtold

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled