The Park Foreman is responsible for the coordination of the maintenance, repair, and improvement of District buildings, grounds, facilities including aquatics, and equipment. The Parks Foreman also participates in the planning and managing of Parks Department operations, including administrative functions, working with other departments, and managing the Parks Department in the absence of the Superintendent of Parks and Planning. Oversees the day-today activities of the Parks department. Provides daily supervision of Park Specialist’s, Facility Attendants and seasonal staff. Responsible for training full-time, part time and seasonal staff.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS • Minimum 5 years of applicable, or related, experience. Trade experience preferred. • High School Diploma. Associates Degree preferred. • Illinois Driver’s License is required. • Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months. • Illinois Department of Agricultural Operator or Applicator Pesticide Spray License or ability to obtain within 6 months. • Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months. • Must portray a mature and positive attitude. • Must be detail oriented to be able to process information accurately, follow through on projects, give clear direction to other staff, work with little supervision and effectively and efficiently train other staff. • Must have strong communication skills and be able to work well with a variety of staff, other departments and public. • Computer skills: Work Order tracking software, Microsoft Office, basic Excel, ability to source products on internet and coordinate with suppliers. • Experience using mowers, vehicles (such as pickup truck and/or dump truck), snow plows, heavy equipment, grading tractor), hand tools and other power equipment, computer and smartphone, copier/scanner/fax. • Must complete a background check form which will be submitted to the Illinois State Police for review and a driver’s abstract form which will be submitted to the IDOT.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks.
• Lead training of all parks staff on daily and seasonal maintenance, preventative maintenance, park improvements, equipment maintenance and repairs. • Make recommendations to the Superintendent of Parks and Planning for improving productivity, efficiency of duties and appropriate staffing levels. • Review, schedule and maintain status of work orders. • Plan, assign and inspect when completed the daily and weekly work assignments for parks staff. • Plan and implement annual preventative maintenance schedules for parks and park buildings. • Make recommendations for overall park improvements and repairs. • Athletic field layout, construction, repairs and maintenance. • Responsible for promptly reporting to the Superintendent of Parks and Planning any damages or vandalism found at Park District properties. • Inspection reporting for playgrounds, athletic fields and parks. • Construction and/or repair of park and playground equipment including, but not limited to, park building; roofs, doors, windows, electrical, plumbing, painting and sign maintenance. • Facility repairs including, but not limited to, roofs, doors, and windows, electrical, plumbing work, and painting. • General road, and pathway repair including asphalt patching and gravel road maintenance. • Planting, trimming and removal of trees and shrubs. • Plan the snow removal operations for Park District properties and other designated areas as assigned. • Provides safety training and maintains training records. • Processes and approves bi-weekly payroll. • Provides input to the Parks Manager on staff performance evaluations. • Maintains equipment and supply inventory. • Assists Superintendent of Parks and Planning with preparation of annual budget, and setting of department goals and priorities. • Maintains, repairs and diagnoses problems relating to pool systems. • Maintains pool water chemistry. Diagnoses, troubleshoots and repairs problems with chemical feed equipment. • Maintains a working knowledge of all general and departmental safety rules. Enforces safety rules and improves public and employee knowledge by preventing, confronting and correcting unsafe behavior. • Follows, administers and implements district policies, guidelines and crises management. • Flexibility to be available for emergency call-outs during off time as needed. Will be required to work weekends and evenings as necessary. • Performs other related duties and/or special projects as assigned.
Roselle Park District provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital and housing status.
The Ice Rink Building Supervisor must be at least 21 years of age. As an active member of the staff, you are expected to promote the services of the facility and demonstrate a positive interest in the patrons using the facility. Customer service is a primary objective of your job. Must have the ability to understand basic mechanical operations of ice rink equipment and knowledge of minor repair. Maintain business like relations with patrons of the facility, general public, and staff personnel. Maintain supervisory image with both public and staff. Assist in clerical and office duties, scheduling of ice time, retail sales, registrations, opening and closing the facility. Excellent customer service skills, computer proficiency, cash handling skills, common sense, good judgment and decision making skills are essential keys to this job.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
Visitor Services and Safety Officer (Second Shift)
Department: Visitor Services Reports to: Visitor Service and Safety Supervisor Location: Wheaton, IL
The Visitor Service and Safety Officer ensures the security and safety of the staff and visitors, and the physical assets of Cantigny Park. This position also supports the implementation of the Foundation’s special events and programs throughout the year. The ideal candidate has experience in visitor services, security, parks and recreation, or other related fields; and is committed to providing a high level of customer service to visitors. This is a second shift position (Wednesday through Sunday, 2:30 pm to 11:00 pm).
Responsibilities Monitor the security and communications equipment in the Operation Center following standard procedures as outlined in the general and specific orders Respond to fire and burglar alarms and follow established procedures Become knowledgeable in a wide range of information regarding the McCormick Foundation in order to relay accurate and timely information to visitor inquiries While on patrol, make continual security and safety checks of all facilities and grounds and report all findings to the operations officer. Document all incidents and communicate with supervisors if required Assist in the implementation of the special activities program to include but not limited to set up and breakdown, assisting vendors with transporting supplies, moving tables/chairs and putting up tents. Use established crowd control and parking procedures when required Enforce all Cantigny rules and regulations Be able and willing to make foot patrols in all weather conditions Operate the cash register in the park entrance booth Be knowledgeable in procedures for all shifts if required to work them Respond to visitor assistance calls to include first aid, tram service, motorist assist and any other assistance issues that arise Perform light maintenance on the grounds when required Assist the Cleaning Team with trash removal when required Answer the main Cantigny phone line in the absence of the Park Registrar Participate in an on-going professional development program with the guidance of your supervisor Provide for personal safety in the workplace by attending and completing all required safety training; knowing and following existing safety rules including the applicable use of personal protection equipment, the proper operation of tools/machinery and proper handling of hazardous materials, and reporting any unsafe conditions to respective supervisor. Qualifications Experience in visitor service, security, parks and recreation, safety or related field Excellent listening, written, and verbal communication skills; must be proficient in English Basic computer skills Must be able to walk for extended periods of time and be able to lift at least 70 lbs. to just above the waist Must find satisfaction in working with the public and possess an outgoing, friendly, courteous, and enthusiastic personality Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission Valid Illinois driver's license Available to work weekends, evenings and holidays Must become trained in First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator. Must maintain valid certification Must take Cantigny Park's Child Safety training and become a mandated reporter
To apply: please submit resume online here: https://donate.mccormickfoundation.org/_about-us/about-us---careers-newton-test?gnk=job&gni=8a78839f6675ee9501667e0fe5d236b3&gns=Illinois%20Parks%20%26%20Recreation%20Association%20%28IPRA%29
Cantigny Park and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital and housing status.
DESCRIPTION Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Recreation, the Aquatic Facility Manager is responsible for oversight of all district aquatic operations including the Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center Facility (outdoor) and its Concession Operations, FitNation Swimming Facility (indoor), and all swim programs as well as those held at non-district facilities (i.e. Warren Township High School). Direct reports include: Aquatic Coordinator, Pool Managers, Swim Lesson Coordinators, and Customer Service Managers. This is a Recreation Department full-time position with a normal workweek of a minimum of 40 hours per week.
QUALIFICATIONS •Experience: Three years of supervisory responsibility in aquatic programs and facilities is preferred. •Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Education, or related field is required. •Skills: Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the recreation industry specific to aquatic programming. This person must possess creativity and the ability to initiate new concepts and programs. Possesses the knowledge and ability to organize, plan, and supervise a wide variety of programs, events, staff and facilities. Must be able to interpret customer needs and interests, as well as possess the ability to grasp ideas and concepts, and analyze and implement them. Must have the ability to prepare budgets, manuals and program guidelines for these areas. Must be able to work with various computer software applications and mobile devices. •Certifications: Valid Driver’s License, Ellis & Associates Lifeguard Instructor preferred, or must be obtained within 45 days of hire and must be maintained. Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO), Certified Pool Operator (CPO), Food Service and Sanitation certification, and CPRP preferred. •Competencies: This position must possess a thorough knowledge of the recreation programs and facilities they will be responsible for including group swim lessons, private swim lessons, lifeguard classes, swim team knowledge, and proven experience in managing aquatic facility operations. Knowledge of state, local and national standards in these areas is also important.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
1.Plan, coordinate, schedule and supervise all district aquatic operations including the Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center and its Concession Operations, FitNation swimming pool operations (in cooperation with Fitness Facility Manager), all swim programs including those held at non-district sites such as Warren Township High School Pool.
2.Develop, implement, evaluate and make recommendations for programs in your area. Strive to have your programs be innovative, interesting, rewarding and fun for the participants. 3.Recruit, hire, train, evaluate, and provide schedules for all necessary staff including observance of necessary guidelines for Lifeguards and Pool Managers as established by Ellis & Associated Lifeguard Training Program. 4.Continually evaluate programs and facilities through direct observation, program evaluations and other methods of evaluation within the assigned area. 5.Work cooperatively with other departments to ensure smooth program and building operations. 6.Work cooperatively with host schools for use of their swimming pools to deliver district swim programs. 7.Assign regular building inspections to ensure safe, clean, and inviting facilities for customers. 8.Submit appropriate work orders for needed repairs, program/event setups, and other maintenance. 9.Prepare seasonal program, facility, and event information to be published by our Marketing Department 10.Prepare a budget and goals for your area annually and work to achieve these goals. 11.Prepare and deliver staff evaluations annually and provide oversight to your direct reports for evaluations they give to their staff. 12.Provide oversight into the development and implementation of necessary manuals. 13.Complete necessary records, statistics, and reports as assigned and follow departmental guidelines for receiving customer feedback. Other reporting includes completing all necessary Ellis & Associates related reports. 14.Complete necessary district, local, or state inspection forms and other information as required. 15.All other duties as assigned.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1.Serve on internal committees as assigned. 2.Serve on external committees as assigned, including the Blue Devil Swim Club. 3.Assist the Director of Recreation with administrative duties, as needed. 4.Assist the Executive Director in the absence of the Director of Recreation, as assigned.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands of this position are minimal most of the time. Most of your job will be at a desk or on site for program or event delivery. Occasionally movement of supplies, equipment, or uniforms is necessary in which case the maximum weight that you are expected to be able to lift is 50 lbs., though typically it will be less than this. Some bending, twisting, and kneeling may be necessary at your desk or in support of certain recreation programs/events. However, several times a month you most likely will be physically involved in leading staff trainings which could include performing the physical requirements of a lifeguard which could include jumping, swimming, submerging in deep water, bending and twisting, grabbing, and lifting an adult with the assistance of a backboard out of a swimming pool. These physical demands are systematic and the ideal candidate shall exhibit the ability to perform these tasks. During Mid-May through September, majority of work will be in an outdoor environment with exposure to natural sunlight, rain, and varying temperatures. During September through Mid-May, work will be primarily indoors working at an enclosed indoor pool with high levels of humidity.
Hours: Full-time, salaried position
Compensation: Salary range is $51,000 - $63,000. Starting salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Includes an excellent benefit package.
Contact: Michael Wick, Director of Recreation 900 North Hunt Club Road, Gurnee, IL 60031 Phone: 847-599-3756 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: Open until filled
PLEASE NOTE: Applications must be received by June 25th to be considered among the first round of interviews.
The Gurnee Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Park Ridge Park District is seeking an individual to perform routine maintenance and technical work at our fitness center. The main focus will concentrate on building cleanliness and routine inspections on building mechanicals. Depending upon selected individual, duties may also include general maintenance of our swimming pools and other District buildings.
Selected individual will contribute to the overall appearance and quality of our fitness center with the potential to contribute to additional facilities. Responsibilities may include: cleaning, general carpentry, heating, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, masonry, painting, water chemistry and pool filtration equipment. Will also repair/replace and perform preventative maintenance on equipment, perform snow removal and maintain operational reports. Position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73.
Qualifications: A minimum of three years of related experience preferably in with facility and pool maintenance required. Ability to perform basic mathematical computations including measuring, calculating and estimating is needed. This position will be working in a highly visible and highly utilized facility. The ability to maintain a positive work relationship with staff and the public is essential.
Additional qualifications that are helpful but not required:
Certified Pool/Spa Operator, three to four years of occupational specific training in facility maintenance and a strong knowledge of the standard practices of pool mechanical operation and water chemistry
Availability: 5 days a week, typical shift 3:30am - 12:00pm Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week. Due to the nature of this position it is sometimes necessary to amend work hours to include weekends and evenings.
Apply: www.prparks.org and select "JOBS" ( https://www.prparks.org/park-ridge-park-district-employment-volunteers )