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Pekin Park District

Title: Maintenance Supervisor – Sports Park & Athletic Fields

Status of Employment: Full-Time, Year Round

Compensation: $14.42 – $17.79 Per Hour

Classification: Non-Exempt

General Statement of Duties: Plans, organizes, performs, and supervises athletic field turf maintenance operation at the Sports Park, and where necessary and time allows, throughout the district.

Supervision Received: Supervised by the Superintendent of Parks.

Supervision Exercised: Within area of responsibility, supervises full-time and seasonal Sports Park staff and may be called upon if time allows, to assist with other athletic field maintenance staff.

Essential Functions: • Oversees team and performs daily duties and projects related to grounds, landscaping, athletic fields, pathways, aeration, fertilization, irrigation and policing of grounds and buildings. • Communicate regularly and submit written reports on pertinent operations to the Superintendent of Parks. • Develop an estimated annual budget for Sports Park maintenance operations and make recommendations regarding capital improvements. • Adhere to district purchasing policies and procedures; establish inventory levels and ensure the distribution of supplies to assigned areas. • Keep records of annual maintenance activities to include precise data on all fertilizers and pesticide programs. • Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of staff. • Oversee work performed by contractors, consultants, vendors or volunteers. • Remain current on the latest developments in the Sports Turf industry. • Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions. • Participate in park district Safety and Loss Control Program training to ensure that work performed and services provided are implemented in a safe manner. • Responsible for the safe work methods and habits of direct and indirect reports. Trains others on safe work methods. Observes and monitors on an on-going basis. • Performs routine, preventive and corrective maintenance of athletic fields (football, softball and soccer fields), to include but not limited to, maintain and repair infield skinned surfaces, pitching mounds and home plates, daily dragging, installing bases, installing drainage, cutting lips, installing and inspecting soccer goals, perform athletic field layout and painting multiple fields, and incorporating, when feasible, best management practices of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) related to knowledge of principles and objectives for athletic fields and turf management. Also, in some cases, may perform routine, preventive and corrective maintenance to other facilities of the Sports Park (i.e. parking lots, paths, landscaping/trees, concession/restroom buildings). • Operates and maintains equipment at Sports Park including tractors, utility equipment, line sprayers, irrigation systems, etc. • Works closely with Recreation Department, local youth sports organizations and tournament organizers to set up fields for large tournaments and regular season games including softball, soccer, and football. • Directs staff and assists with set-up and take-down of special events and tournaments. • Regularly communicates with other departments, supervisors, outside agencies, and residents. Communicates matters of importance in a timely manner. Solicits Feedback and actively listens to others. Makes recommendations for improvements and efficiencies. • Cleans, and may performs routine maintenance on trucks, tractors and equipment. • Mounts seasonal accessories, mixes and applies pesticides and fertilizers. • Polices grounds, picks up and removes trash and debris. • Plows, shovels, snow blows, broom and salts to remove ice and snow. • Construct, install, maintain, and repair site amenities to include but not limited to bleachers, benches, signs, playgrounds, and restrooms. • Maintain all aspects of irrigation systems including computerized controls, electrical systems, and plumbing, including spring start-up and winterizing. • Conduct self in manor according to the policies and procedures as established by the park district. Demonstrates commitment to organizational team value (dedication; accountability; teamwork; and sustainability). • Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers. • Proactively supports the District’s environmental initiatives including recycling, conserving resources and preventing pollution. Complies with all District environmental policies. • Other non-essential duties as assigned.

Qualifications: • Education: Associates Degree or Bachelor’s degree (preferred) in turf management or sports field management or closely related field from an accredited college or university. Will consider significant and material experience in lieu of formal education. • Experience: At least three (3) years relevant experience (athletic field/park maintenance or golf course maintenance), with minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience which may be obtained through supervising a combination of seasonal, part-time or temporary positions. • Certifications/Memberships: Valid Illinois Pesticide Public Applicator license in turf and ornamental; Playground Safety Inspector certification; CPR AED and first aid certification required within first six to twelve months of employment (provided if do not currently possess). • Preferred but not required; Certified Sports Field Manager as provided by the Sports Manager Association. • License: Valid Illinois driver license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Good physical condition, sufficient strength, and mobility required. • Knowledge of turf maintenance and horticultural practices for parks and grounds. • Knowledge of proper pruning techniques. • Knowledge of grounds maintenance equipment and repair. • Ability to use and dispose of various chemicals. • Ability to utilize effective time management skills to complete assigned work. • Ability to read and follow manuals and operating instructions. • Ability to work from blueprints, sketches and drawings. • Able to use rulers, tape measure, and other measuring devices. • Knowledge of (and ability to safely use) power equipment, power tools, and hand tools – including snow blowers lawn mowers, hand sprayers. • Ability to work efficiently either independently, or as a team member, and be able to supervise staff and volunteers as directed. • Ability to recognize and communicate structural or safety problems or defects. • Knowledge and skills with computers and software (Outlook, Word, and Excel). • Able to read, write, speak and understand the English language. • Ability to work a varied schedule including some nights and weekends as required. • Ability to execute the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Note The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not construed as an all-extensive list of essential duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Physical Requirements 1. In an 8-hour workday, employee MAY:

 Stand or walk 6 – 8 hours  Sit 6 – 8 hours  Drive 6 – 8 hours

  1. Employee MAY use hand(s) for repetitive:

 Fine Manipulation (example typing, keyboarding, using computer mouse)  Pushing and Pulling  Operation of hand or power tools

  1. Employee MAY use foot/feet for repetitive movements for operating foot controls.

  2. Employee MAY need, without difficulty or hindrance, to:

 Utilize senses see, hear, touch, and/or smell  Be able to bend and stoop  Be able to twist and turn  Be able to squat and crawl  Be able to reach  Be able to climb

  1. Employee will be required to lift at least 50 pounds (with assistance, either mechanical or team lift), with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Environmental Conditions Description: The work environment can be best described as combination of office work and out-of-doors work, with expected exposure to hot and cold weather and related conditions, noise, dust, temperature and the like.

Specifics: • Weather – Frequent outdoor work, extreme heat, cold, wet and dry. • Noise – Loud and continuous noise from vehicles, machinery, equipment and tools. • Dust – From sports fields, sod, raking leaves, wood chipper, saws, tools, etc. • Vibrations – From working with machinery, equipment, tools, riding on mower or tractor, or in work vehicles. • Hazards – As expected with the occupation; from machinery, equipment, tools; from lifting, climbing; potential for slips, trips, falls, etc. • Confinement – Occasionally • Other – As may be required from job

Conditions of Employment All the following are required for applicants: • Submit to a reference check • Submit to a state criminal background check • Provide verification of education

All the following are required for hires: • Provide a copy of driver’s license • Provide a copy of (2) other forms of identification: Social Security Card, official notarized birth certificate, passport • Complete tax forms I9 and W2 • Provide a copy of Pesticide Public Applicator’s License – State of Illinois (Turf Pest Control) within (1) year of employment, and license renewals as required. • Complete 90-day introductory evaluation period satisfactorily.

Residency: Employees are strongly encouraged, but not required, to become residents within the boundaries of the Pekin Park District.

*If at any time during the course of employment, the employee is unable to perform the duties, functions, or considerations outlined in this job description, the immediate supervisor should be informed.

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 Pekin Park District


Scott Clausen

 Closing Date

February 18, 2019

 $21.84 - $26.00 an hour

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GURNEE PARK DISTRICT, a municipal governing agency, provides parks, recreation facilities and programs for its residents. We are a nationwide leader in our field, and strive to be the premier provider of community-driven and innovative park and recreation experiences. Our mission, “promoting fun and preserving nature”, is at the heart of all of our programs and services.

DESCRIPTION Under the direct supervision of the Director of Parks and Planning, the General Tradesman is responsible for repairs and preventive maintenance procedures assigned on all buildings, shelters, restrooms, the aquatic center and the coordination of special event set up with the Director of Recreation.

CLOSING DATE • February 5, 2019

TO APPLY • Please visit,

QUALIFICATIONS • Experience/Education - Preferably a High School graduate with an Associate Degree in Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), mechanics or trade school equivalent or equal experience in the trade fields. • Skills/Competencies - A thorough knowledge of park district maintenance operations is preferred. Ability to diagnose and solve various maintenance problems. Have a good understanding of various preventive maintenance programs for buildings, building systems, and swimming pool maintenance. Skills in at least three or more of the following trades: carpentry, plumbing, electrical, welding, automotive repair, heating/air conditioning. Possess the physical ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. and perform assigned duties.
• Certifications - Must have a valid driver’s license. Must obtain a valid Illinois Commercial Driver's License. First aid, CPR and AED certification is required within 90 days of hire and must be maintained.

COMPENSATION Pay Range - $21.84 - $26.00 an hour, commensurate with experience and qualifications of the successful candidate Excellent benefit package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, pension plan, + much more)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB 1. Performs preventive maintenance programs for all buildings. When outside contractor comes in to perform duties, assists where necessary. 2. Make all building repairs, in electrical, plumbing and carpentry. Assists outside contractor when their services are necessary. Keeps all buildings in good repair. 3. Performs daily maintenance at the aquatic center and FitNation Pool when assigned. 4. Performs preventative maintenance procedures at the aquatic center and FitNation when assigned. 5. Makes repairs at the aquatic center and FitNation Pool when necessary. 6. At Viking Park, is responsible for all set ups for the Recreation Team. Dance Hall, all camps, concerts, and special events. 7. Shuts down seasonal buildings for winter. Performs yearly shutdown practices to insure easy opening in the spring. 8. Opens all buildings for spring/summer events, when weather permits. 9. Responsible for making sure all buildings are well maintained and clean.
10. Performs a monthly inspection of all park district-building facilities. Works with Safety Specialist to make recommendations for improvements. 11. Makes daily inspection of all park-district building facilities to make sure they are in first rate condition for the daily activities. 12. Does remodeling of district facilities as assigned. Should project be contracted out, supervises project and assists where necessary. 13. Builds cabinets, shelves, dance barres, etc. when needed or requested and approved by the Director of Parks and Planning. ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Obtain training and certification as required. 2. Cover work duties of custodian when absent or on vacation. 3. Performs all duties assigned by the Director of Parks and Planning. 4. Works closely with the other teams in a pleasant manner to plan daily, weekly and monthly job assignments. 5. Meets with other General Tradesman daily to plan work schedule. 6. Meets with the Director of Parks and Planning weekly to update and plan new projects. 7. Completes work orders assigned in MainTrac in a timely manner. 8. Meets monthly with the other General Tradesman, Facility Team Members, and the Director of Parks and Planning to go over MainTrac work orders and current and upcoming projects. 9. Back up training for key positions so that there are no holes if someone leaves. 10. Develop and implement on a timely basis work objectives as set forth annually and tasks as set forth in the Strategic Plan.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICIES, SAFETY, ETC. It is expected that all Gurnee Park District Staff comply with the policies and procedures as set forth by the Gurnee Park District Board of Commissioners. Resources that outline these policies and procedures include the Personnel Policy Manual, Safety Manual, Departmental Manual, Area or Job Specific Manuals and other written or verbal procedures as provided by your supervisor. As all situations cannot be documented even in comprehensive manuals such as these, it is further expected that your actions as an employee are always performed with safety in mind, respect of your fellow staff and customers in mind, and at the direction of your supervisor. Gurnee Park District has developed the SOFFI Customer Service Standards as a guide to our agency’s expectations and recommendations for successful work behavior. It is expected that all staff learn and understand these policies and procedures. 

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Jeffrey Reinhard

 Closing Date

February 5, 2019


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Job Title: Assistant General Manager

Reports to: General Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary: Oversees the quality and success of Goldfish Swim School. This encompasses all daily operations including staffing, pool operations, cash management, customer service, retail and vending department, birthday party operations and workplace employee activities.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following: 1. Directs and controls the daily operations to ensure the school is running according to GSS standard operating procedures. 2. Helps the General Manager and department managers fulfill the daily tasks. 3. Manages the staff of GSS to ensure high productivity, excellent performance and positive employee satisfaction. 4. Trains and oversees aquatics department to provide superior swim instruction to the students of GSS. Interacts with the Deck Supervisors and Golden Teachers on issues related to class scheduling, student progress, customer service and employee performance and training. 5. Provides sales and marketing training to all qualified sales staff. 6. Provides direction in the retail and vending departments to ensure a proper mix of products and pricing is achieved. 7. Trains and oversees birthday party staff to ensure that the GSS standard operating procedures are being maintained. 8. Gains knowledge and experience in the Links software to achieve a high level of competence in bookings, class scheduling, and reporting and administrative functions. 9. Gains a high level of knowledge and experience in the GSS pool operations necessary to maintain a safe and sanitary swim environment. 10. Initiates and oversees workplace employee activities (“Fun” Department) with the goal of achieving improved employee satisfaction. 11. Directs and oversee the implementation of the Emergency Action Plan and all safety procedures that pertain to the GSS facility, and trains all current staff on the GSS EAP. 12. Maintains current certifications and stays up-to-date professionally on the aquatics and management field.

Education/Experience: Bachelors degree is preferred. Experience as a certified lifeguard, youth sports instructor/coach, camp counselor, and/or childcare provider required. Two or more years as a swimming instructor preferred.

Certificates and Licenses: CPR/First Aid and Lifeguard certification required. Shallow water attendant highly recommended. Work Environment: While performing this job, the employee is regularly exposed to heat and humidity. Noise level is usually moderate

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Megan Sklade

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Competitive Salary and Benefits

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Job Summary:

Manages the operations of the assigned programs and staff, in areas such as fitness, active older adults, and/or strength training.  Ensures that programs operate in a quality manner, consistent with YMCA guidelines and standards.

Scope of Responsibilities:

Directs and manages operations of the health, fitness, and physical education programs. Develops, manages and controls assigned department budgets. Hires, trains, and supervises staff and volunteers in assigned areas. Facilitates communication and provides leadership. Provides leadership and support to the annual fundraising campaign and volunteer committees as assigned. Develops and maintains effective working relationships within the community. Develops, produces and disseminates appropriate program and membership information for assigned areas. Maintains program areas and equipment in an orderly and safe manner, according to YMCA standards and guidelines. Provides data and reports as required for assigned programs. Plans and coordinates maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment as required. Discusses and promotes all YMCA programs.  Motivates members and staff to long term participations. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.  Maintains current certifications. Any additional duties as assigned.  Child Abuse Prevention:

Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:

Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor Completing all child abuse prevention training as required

Commitment to Inclusion:

Supports the YMCA’s commitment to inclusion of all members as required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Job responsibilities may include implementing program modifications for persons with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, including but not limited to the injection of medical glucagon to members with Type 1 diabetes in emergency situations. Appropriate training and development will be provided to YMCA team members based on your role and responsibilities.


Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, Health and Wellness or related field 3 to 5 years prior experience in group exercise, personal training and with 3 to 5 years in a supervisory role.   Specific knowledge and ability in fitness instruction as well as preventative measures in health and fitness. Possess the ability to communicate verbally and in writing to individuals and small groups. Obtain state approved First Aid and CPR Certifications as well as AED, YMCA Principles of Health and Fitness certification within 6 months of employment, YMCA Fitness Specialist certification or current ACE, AFAA, ACSM, and Health and Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer within 3 months of employment.

Be part of our mission.

The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 20 membership centers, five camps, early learning,  school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.

Please apply online at

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Jordan Easton

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $68,000 - $75,000

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Join the team at the Elmhurst Park District where we enrich lives while having fun! In 1920, the residents of Elmhurst created a unit of local government to provide for the community’s recreational and park interests. The Park District develops and maintains park land, provides recreational programs, and develops and operates enterprise facilities. With a population of 45,556, the Park District manages 462 acres of parkland within 28 parks ranging in size from small neighborhood parks to large community parks. Facilities vary from formal gardens to playgrounds (The Hub at Berens Park, Wagner Community Center and East End Pool to mention a few).

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated professional to fill the position of Division Manager - Facilities. The successful candidate will oversee the District’s facility operations, manage staff, while also managing the design, planning, construction and maintenance of equipment, machinery, buildings and other facilities. The position plans, budgets and schedules facility modifications, including estimates on equipment, labor materials and other related costs.

Job Summary • Manage all assigned park facilities, equipment and property to ensure proper levels of safety and cleanliness are maintained and determine necessary repairs. • Direct repair, reconditioning and upkeep of facilities, equipment, playgrounds, and outdoor swimming pools. • Schedule and monitor all facilities. • Assist in coordination, planning, design, layout and construction of new and renovated facilities. • Manage various permits for special use of facilities by outside groups. • Recruit, hire, train and evaluate staff. • Provide ongoing leadership, foresight and motivation to staff. • Prepare and monitor budget, and manage it within guidelines including accurate preparation and completion of financial paperwork. • Develop bid specs and manage independent contractors. • Recommend and identify costs for capital improvements and repair for facilities. • Facilitate large scale special events across the District.

Educational and Experience Requirements • Bachelor's degree in Leisure Studies from a National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) accredited university with 6 years of progressively responsible experience in public parks and recreation management and 3 years management experience. • Certified Playground Inspector's license

Hours This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. However, the positions requires overnight on-call duty and the ability to work during nonstandard hours when the need arises.

Benefits We Offer In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefits package, including: • Medical Insurance, PPO or HMO • Dental Insurance • Vision Insurance • Life Insurance • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan • Paid Time Off • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits

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 Elmhurst Park District


Angela Ferrentino

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled