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Summary Under the direction of the Superintendent of Parks; the Parks Maintenance personnel shall perform maintenance tasks which focus on, but are not limited to; routine maintenance functions necessary for the daily upkeep of the parks, grounds, athletic fields and facilities. Knowledge of operating equipment and maintenance of equipment. Support with set up and take down of recreational events and activities. This 35-hour work position is generally Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and night/weekend work may be required.

Qualifications: High School graduate or equivalent Minimum of two year of experience in related field or equivalent combination of education, experience and training. Valid Driver’s License Capable of lifting or moving up to 50 lbs.

Essential Functions: • Manual work to assist in the safety and cleanliness of property and equipment, including wear, damage and vandalism, removal of trash, etc. • Assist in establishing and maintaining park property through mowing, maintenance, installation of landscape that includes planting and upkeep. • Assist in the daily care and maintenance of all athletic fields. • Ability to operate district equipment; hand tools, mowers, string trimmers, leaf blowers, ballfield groomers, motorized utility vehicles, trucks and trailers. • Perform operational and preventive maintenance on equipment; checking fuel levels, cleaning and inspections, greasing, etc. • Assist in maintaining and repairing all aspects of park buildings, facilities and equipment; including but not limited to carpentry, plumbing, electrical and painting. • Perform custodial maintenance for the continual upkeep and cleanliness of buildings, grounds and facilities. • Assist in the removal of snow from parking lots, sidewalks and throughout the district as needed. • Setting up and taking down of events and activities as needed. • Observe and follow all District policies and regulations as the safety of staff and participants is of utmost importance and a continuing responsibility of all employees. • Supervise seasonal maintenance employees. • Attend trainings and workshops. • Perform other duties as assigned. Environment: Ability to follow directions and work well and resolve differences with all employees of the Park District. Resolve differences and problems that arise with patrons.
Exhibit good problem-solving ability and good judgement in keeping with the mission of the Park District. Reads and understands the safety rules and regulations of the Park District. Ability to work both outdoors and indoors and be subject to various environmental conditions such as; rain, snow, extreme hot and cold temperatures, exposure to dust, fumes, dirt, noise, insect bites and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Must have the physical agility to maintain mobility from site to site and be able to perform heavy manual tasks.

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 Oak Forest Park District

 Contact

Dave Beneventi
708-687-7270 ext. 148
dbeneventi@oakforestparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $43,362 TO 52,034.40 PER YEAR - DOQ

The Forest Preserve District of Kane County’s Operations Department is accepting applications for one (1) Ranger position with the Operations/South Division.

DATE POSTED: MAY 17, 2023

WORKSITE LOCATION: GRUNWALD FARMS FOREST PRESERVE, ELBURN, ILLINOIS
APPROXIMATELY 60 MILES WEST OF CHICAGO

STARTING SALARY: $43,362 TO 52,034.40 PER YEAR - DOQ

HOURS/SCHEDULE: LIMITED TO 40-HOUR WORKWEEK, INCLUDES WEEKENDS, NIGHTS AND HOLIDAYS.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED All candidates must apply on-line at: https://www.applitrack.com/kaneforest/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url

POSITION SUMMARY Under the direction of the Operations Manager, performs a wide variety of assigned and self-initiated tasks and projects required to protect, preserve, interpret, operate and maintain District property. Emphasis is placed on the carrying out preserve operations and maintenance for open space and structural facilities, natural resource management projects, and providing visitor services such as: emergency response, ordinance interpretation, preserve information, and maintaining clean, functional facilities. In addition to the Operations Manager, the Ranger may receive direction from Senior Rangers. Acts as a crew leader for Ranger Assistants and Seasonal staff during site projects.

ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES & FUNCTIONS Operations: • Maintains forest preserve public use areas: mow/repair trails; clean/repair/restock picnic areas, shelters, campgrounds and latrines; empty trash bins and de-litter use areas; repair/paint picnic tables; and remove snow and general maintenance of parking lots and internal preserve roads. • Represents a positive and professional image to the public; welcomes preserve users and checks-in reservation groups; provides information and refuse bags for litter disposal; monitors groups and users for compliance to District rules and ordinances, interprets when necessary; notifies the Public Safety Department for non-compliance issues. • Collaborates with the Natural Resources Department on the prescribed burn program and removal of invasive plant species through mechanical (chainsaw, clearing saw) and chemical (herbicide) means. • Provides assistance with the campground operation and collection of fees. • Performs general and preventative maintenance on equipment and vehicles. • Installs preserve boundary, directional and informational signs. • Provides assistance with the preparation and maintenance of District garden areas. • Performs room setup for District events. • Prepares site and provides assistance with District special events as well as special use permits obtained by the public. • Opens and closes preserve gates as needed. • Responds to emergency call-outs on a 24-hour, 7-days a week basis. • Works irregular hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays. • Possesses and maintains a valid and current Illinois driver’s license free from suspension or revocation during term of employment; must maintain insurability with the District's fleet insurance carrier. • Attends professional conferences, workshops and seminars as appropriate within budget parameters and with Department Head approval. • Obtains and maintains all required licenses and certifications and keeps up-to-date on professional trends and developments related to position accountabilities. • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, the Employee Handbook, and applicable laws and regulations. Administration: • Establishes positive relationships with community and preserve users. • Provides input during the budget preparation process. • Provides constructive input for subordinate personnel during performance evaluation process.

Staff Supervision: • Acts as a crew leader to Ranger Assistants and Summer Seasonals; carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Additional duties and functions may be essential.

QUALIFICATIONS • Minimum Age Requirement: 18 years old • Education: Associates degree in facility management, forestry, natural resources, recreation, or closely related field. • Experience: Two (2) years in natural resources, recreation, or closely related field; previous experience operating required equipment (see below); or an equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and training. • Certifications/Licenses: CPR/1st AID/AED, CDL Class A, Pesticide Applicator; S-130 and S-190 Prescribe Burn or equivalent; all licenses/certifications must be obtained and maintained within one year of employment.

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 Forest Preserve District of Kane County

 Contact

Betsy Scaletta
6304443036
scalettabetsy@kaneforest.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $59,359-$61,462

AHPD OVERVIEW

The Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD) is one of the most noteworthy park districts in Illinois. Located 25 miles northwest from downtown Chicago, AHPD is the 3rd largest Park District in Cook County and the 12th largest in the State of Illinois. Since 1925, AHPD continues to enrich the community by providing fun, accessible, and impactful recreation and facilities for every age and every season. The District are stewards of five community centers with outdoor pools, two tennis clubs, Lake Arlington, Arlington Ridge Center, two public golf clubs and a driving range, Arlington Heights Historical Museum, Senior Center, 58 parks, 44 playgrounds, 22 miles of jogging and bike trails across 714 acres of land. AHPD is a three times National Gold Medal Award recipient for excellence in the field of parks and recreation management and an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency.

GENERAL SENIOR CENTER INFORMATION

The Arlington Heights Senior Center is comprised of eight independent agencies working cooperatively to enhance the lives of the 55+ community in Arlington Heights and neighboring communities. The Arlington Heights Park District plays an integral role in providing recreational programming at the Senior Center as well as AHPD facilities throughout the Village of Arlington Heights. Programming at the Senior Center includes fitness & wellness programs, art and dance classes, cards and crafts including quilting and crochet. In addition, the Park District runs a day-tour program as well as the Senior Center’s wood shop, athletic club and gift shop.

JOB SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Join our Recreation Department programming staff as a key member of our team that works cooperatively with the Village of Arlington Heights, and the seven other partnering agencies at the Senior Center. The main focus of the position is to oversee all senior programing at the District as well as the daily operation and administration of the Park District offices at the Senior Center. The position oversees a team of part-time staff including guest service staff, tour club coordinator, wood shop coordinator, program instructors and volunteers. Creatively plan seasonal recreation programs geared to engage and support our participants to live well and age well. If you are looking for an opportunity to lead and grow, this is the job for you!

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

BA/BS in Parks and Recreation or closely related field from an accredited college or university, Minimum of three or more years of demonstrated success as a recreation administrator or programmer for seniors, CPRP Certification preferred, Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training, Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License, CPR and AED Certification required upon hire

BENEFITS WE OFFER

In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:

Medical, Dental and Vision coverage, Life Insurance (basic & voluntary additional coverage), IMRF Defined Benefit Pension, Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF), 457 and ROTH 457 Defined Contribution Plans, Medical and Childcare Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Time Off (sick, vacation and Floating Holidays), PPE Reimbursement, Park District facility memberships and program discounts

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply at https://ahpd.bamboohr.com/careers/76?source=aWQ9MjQ%3D

The Arlington Heights Park District commits itself to diversity, equity, and inclusion to create a mutually respectful, multicultural, and equitable environment.

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 Arlington Heights Park District

 Contact

Kristy McCann
KMcCann@ahpd.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 18+ (Depends on Qualifications)

Come join the Village of Romeoville Parks & Recreation Department as we open our brand new facility in July 2023! We are looking to build a strong team of Pool Managers to support Aquatic Center facility operations; including but not limited to assisting with staff supervision, scheduling, training and maintaining department records and operations, supporting safety in the Aquatic Center, providing professional customer service and assisting in emergency responses. Candidates should hold a current Lifeguarding certification from a recognized agency, with a Lifeguarding Instructor certification from a recognized agency preferred. Experience as a Head Lifeguard or Pool Manager preferred.

Purpose of Job

The Pool Managers are responsible for supporting Aquatic Center facility operations; including but not limited to assisting with staff supervision, scheduling, training, maintaining department records and operations, supporting safety in the Aquatic Center, providing professional customer service and assisting in emergency responses.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Supervise Aquatic Center and ensure compliance with state and local health and safety standards.

• Maintain pool records and reports as needed by state, Starguard Elite, Starfish Aquatics Institute, and Village of Romeoville standards.

• Perform routine water chemistry testing and treatment.

• Assist in executing a preventative maintenance program.

• Assists in maintaining accurate and current inventory of all equipment, supplies and other pool needs.

• Reports any repairs, maintenance, supplies needed at the Aquatic Center to their supervisor.

• Manage and supervise personnel functions related to those within their chain of command.

• Assist in conducting in-service training and auditing procedures for Aquatic Center staff.

• Assist in managing and supervising Aquatic Center programming and events.

• Assists the public with inquiries and concerns to ensure promote success of all aquatic programs and events.

• Enforces the policies and rules of the Aquatic Center

• Ensures proper reporting of all accidents and incidents at the Aquatic Center

• Assumes prescribed responsibilities in times of emergency and administers any necessary emergency care. This includes directing the facility’s response and actions during the activation of the facility’s Emergency Action Plan.

• Perform all other duties as assigned.

The Village of Romeoville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, the Village will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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 Village of Romeoville

 Contact

Lauren Ryan
815-886-6222
lryan@romeoville.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 43,000

Part-time Recreation Specialist

Dyer Parks & Recreation is looking for an individual who is skilled in advertising, monitoring social media sites, creating flyers using Canva and Publisher, willing to instructor toddler & senior programs, work special events, assist and improve programs including summer camp and other programs & events. Knowledge of Excel and strong editing skills are desired. Create flyers and the monthly newsletter as well as being responsible for organizing our storage spaces. 

The Recreation Specialist will work directly with the Recreation Manager and our current Recreation Specialist. Working on weekends and some evenings throughout the year is necessary. Interacting with parents and participants on a regular basis in a friendly but professional manner is essential. Interested individuals will have a strong desire to work with children and adults of all ages. Hours are somewhat flexible and would translate to 20 to 30 hours a week. Depending on experience, the salary for this position ranges from $10.42 to $13.50 an hour. Position will remain open until filled.   

Interested candidates should contact Andrea Daliege, Recreation Manager of Dyer Parks & Recreation, at (219) 865-2505 during office hours at the Dyer Parks & Recreation office or email your resume to adaliege@townofdyer.com. Please reference “Part-time Recreation Specialist” in the subject line of your email.

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 Town of Dyer

 Contact

Andrea Daliege
2198652505
adaliege@townofdyer.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled