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 Hiring Range: $18.00-$20.00/HR

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JOB SUMMARY Under the direction and supervision of the Facilities Foreman, the Facilities Tradesman shall be responsible for facility mechanical system repair and maintenance and assists with the overall upkeep of all facilities. This includes all physical elements of facility maintenance such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems, ice plants, roofs, building interiors and exteriors, etc. The Facilities Tradesmen also collaborates with the Facilities Foreman to ensure reporting and inspections are conducted and in a timely manner. This is an at-will position.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING High school graduate. Must have at least three years’ facility maintenance or construction experience. A strong background in electrical, plumbing or carpentry preferred. Effective communication skills in both verbal and written format. Must be in good physical condition to accomplish manual labor, strenuous at times, in all types of weather conditions including extreme heat and humidity and cold. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License.


A. Essential Functions

  1. Gain knowledge and understanding of Park District policies and procedures and see that they are always adhered to.

  2. Oversee the mechanical maintenance of District facilities. Will conduct all necessary inspections, repairs and maintenance to all mechanical systems. Will keep all physical aspects of facilities in a well-maintained condition.

  3. Supervise part time facility maintenance staff.

  4. Assist the Facilities Foreman and Superintendent of Parks & Maintenance in developing yearly budgets.

  5. Develop preventive maintenance programs.

  6. Maintain accurate and complete records of maintenance activities.

  7. Review all facility renovation and construction plans with the Facilities Foreman.

  8. Inspect and maintain all outdoor lighting and plumbing systems.

  9. Work with outside contractors to insure all construction, repair and maintenance specifications are met.

  10. Prepare written reports to the Facilities Foreman as needed.

B. Secondary Functions 1. Perform other duties and requirements as assigned.

  1. The District encourages its employees to “take ownership” of the District. As such, it shall be the responsibility of all Park District employees to pick up litter throughout the buildings, grounds, and facilities of the District.

  2. It is the responsibility of every employee to observe and follow all Park District safety policies and regulations and report any hazardous situations. The safety of staff and participants is a continuing responsibility of all employees.

  3. Employee is required to drive to various sites throughout the Park District, so the individual must possess a valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License.


  1. Capable of communicating and working with all levels of park district staff.

  2. Working knowledge of tools, equipment, and procedures used in facility maintenance and repair, including electrical, HVAC, plumbing.

  3. Knowledge in current equipment operation practices as related to operations

  4. Ability to read blueprints, schematic drawings, and other construction documents.

  5. Working knowledge of construction methods and the use of construction equipment.

  6. Ability to accurately determine repair needs, estimate the time of repairs and develop detailed project cost estimates.

  7. Ability to maintain and organize systematic, complete, and accurate records and be skilled in communicating clearly in a written manner.

  8. Ability to perform repairs and preventive maintenance as needed to keep equipment in sound and safe working order.

  9. Knowledgeable on the operation of a personal computer as it pertains to specific operations. Such as operations software, scheduling, emailing, inventories and timekeeping. Specific programs to be familiar with are: Word, Excel, Outlook, and basic understanding of the internet

  10. Possess time management and organizational skills to effectively perform his/her job responsibilities.

  11. Possess good problem-solving skills and have the capacity to act rationally and calmly in high stress and/or emergency situations.

  12. Ability to perform a full range of mechanical work including the trouble shooting of equipment for both major and minor repairs.

  13. Possess good leadership and communication skills.

  14. Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

  15. Ability to define and solve a variety of building and safety related problems.

  16. Knowledge of Safety and OSHA Regulations.

  17. Ability to follow directions and communicate in English as needed to perform job duties.

  18. Ability to read and understand materials printed in English.

  19. Ability to represent the Darien Park District in a professional manner.

  20. Strong safety awareness and judgment in safety precautions.

  21. Ability to use a phone or other communication device.

  22. Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  23. Ability to deal with multiple situations at the same time that will increase stress levels.

  24. Ability to accept constructive criticism and/or supervision.

  25. Ability to be flexible and adaptable to new situations.

  26. Possess enthusiasm and drive with a desire to accomplish goals and objectives.

  27. Ability to work in a team atmosphere, as necessary, promoting positive and effective working relationships with staff and external customers.

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Blake Ertmanis Superintendent of Parks & Facilities

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 Darien Park District


Blake Ertmanis

 Closing Date

October 15, 2018

 23.99 per hour

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned Leadership by Values · Interviews, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates seasonal, and unpaid workers following all human resource policies and procedures. · Schedules, administers and monitors daily work assignments of seasonal employees, unpaid labor, and volunteer workgroups providing direction and support as necessary. · Oversees scheduling and routing of personnel and equipment to ensure work is accomplished in an efficient and timely manner. · Assists consultants and staff with inventories of trees and native species.

Inspection/Maintenance · Provides specialized tree care, including removal, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing and pest / disease treatments. Coordinates tree removals and plantings with tree contractors, nurseries and District staff. · Updates and maintains tree inventory system using GPS and GIS. · Receives and completes daily work orders establishing priorities based on the nature and urgency of the request. · Performs frequent routine safety checks on gardens, buildings, grounds, and equipment; files safety reports as required. · Develops preventative maintenance schedule and performs complex preventive maintenance to equipment assigned. · Performs simple repairs to equipment, machinery, and vehicles as assigned, according to Park District general maintenance procedures. · Maintains parks and gardens by trimming trees, clearing brush, and landscaping the property as required. · Applies pesticides and fertilizers per specified label rates to maintain healthy plant material. · Schedules and provides proper cultural practices including pruning, watering, and mulching according to industry standards. · Seasonal snow removal as needed.

Operational Excellence Ensures that all work performed is conducted in a safe and timely manner adhering to standards of safety and effective equipment utilization. Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies according to regulations for proper maintenance. Effectively and safely operates chain saws, table saws, drills, and other forestry management tools as required to get the job done. Maintains working knowledge of departmental safety procedures. Attends safety-training programs and in-service as required for continued development. Effectively and safely operates Park District equipment including, dump trucks, vehicles, tractors and mowers as required. Assists in developing and annually updating the general maintenance procedural manual. Assists in preparation and execution of annual budget and operational plan.

Compliance Establish and enforce policies and procedures for operational safety practices. Participate in PDRMA loss control review. Assist & coordinate with team members on district’s ERP plan and PDRMA loss control review with documentation and enforcement.

Teamwork · Responsive to the needs of the department by accepting additional responsibility or assisting others. Willing to adjust work schedule to accommodate changing priorities. · Provides support and adjusting priorities to the success of various projects as required.

Customer Satisfaction · Provides quality customer service to all patrons, guests, and other District employees. · Ensures a superior customer experience in all interactions through outstanding service capabilities, knowledge, flexibility, and thoroughness. · Quickly and effectively solves customer problems that ensure total satisfaction by receiving and responding to internal/external customer’s questions and concerns.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Completion of formal technical training or certification program in urban forest management. 5 to 8 years of experience, 4-6 years of supervisory experience.

CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: · ISA Certified Arborist or ability to gain certification within 6 months of hire · Operates complex tools including chainsaws, power tools, hand tools and all equipment related to forestry management · Proficient in tree felling and significant chipper knowledge and experience · Familiar with GIS mapping software · Lift/Forklift operation experience · General knowledge of insects, trees, and plants · Possess overall knowledge of general grounds maintenance · Ability to apply pesticides and fertilizers · Great communication skills oral, written, and interpersonal · Excellent customer service skills · Valid Illinois Driver’s License Class C required (CDL preferred) · IL Public Pesticide Applicator License · Available nights and weekends and to serve on the supervisor on call rotating schedule

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Very Heavy work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally Exerting in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently Exerting in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Significant environmental factors are applicable to this position.

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 Rockford Park District


Sue Cichock

 Closing Date

September 27, 2018

 Starting at $12.00

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For more information and to apply please visit our website at:

Hiring Range:  Starting at $12.00 per hour (Also includes some Park District Facility/Program Usage Benefits)

Days & Hours:    flexible schedule                               April-November - Monday through Thursday                              December-March - Monday through Wednesday             JOB SUMMARY Maintains park and facility plant material and planting beds.     ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Under the supervision of the Horticulture Crew Leader, assists in the maintenance of all parks and facilities by weeding, watering, mulching, pruning, moving soil and planting of trees and shrubs. Operates trucks and special equipment after receiving and passing district training on vehicles/equipment. Responsible for general park grounds cleanup. Assists other sections and divisions as necessary. Performs the job safely and in compliance with district policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and employee handbook. Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks. Perform other duties as directed by the Horticulture Crew Leader. Assists in ensuring work assignments run smoothly and in an efficient manner. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of plant material, plant installation and maintenance, turf maintenance and irrigation. Knowledge of, but not limited to, the identification of native and non-native Midwest plant material such as trees shrubs, grasses and flowers. Ability to possess a valid State of Illinois driver's license with the proper classification for the vehicles(s) expected to operate and to meet the driving record qualifications as established by the District. Ability to work in a team-based environment. Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Work independently under minimal supervision. Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees. Perform other duties as assigned.


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 Elk Grove Park District


Christy King

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Depending On Qualifications (Benefits Package Included)

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Classification: Full-Time Exempt

Supervisor: Superintendent of Parks

General Statement of Duties:
Plans, schedules and supervises a variety of routine and special maintenance of all buildings, general grounds, systems and equipment. Responsible for planning, scheduling, assigning, and overseeing work performed by full and part time employees. Ability to work with the public, employees, and other supervisors. Most duties are generally recurring in nature and are performed as necessary and as directed by the Superintendent of Parks.

Qualifications and required knowledge, skill and abilities:
Knowledge of building upkeep and maintenance standards, general grounds maintenance, regular mechanical system maintenance and general equipment upkeep. Ability to supervise, effectively communicate, give written and oral instructions in order to develop harmonious working conditions. Requirements include High School diploma and experience and education beyond High School.

Essential Functions, Duties and Responsibilities: (not limited to the following)

Assigns work tasks daily

Communicates effectively with the public, staff and supervisors

Communicates and schedules work with public service, township and community service people

Maintains a current State of Illinois Public Pesticide Applicators License

Supervises employees and maintenance tasks

Ability to manage Paylocity software for employee time and attendance activity

Uses appropriate and positive discipline as needed

Prepares forms; accident/incident and daily reports, times sheets, etc.

Leads and directs in the training of employees

Uses hand tools and mechanical tools

Reads and understands written instructions and manuals

Works from ladders and lifts

Moves tables and chairs up to 50 lbs. (as needed)

Performs minor electrical repairs

Understands plumbing and minor repairs


Assists park maintenance as needed

Operates tractors, snow plows and mowing equipment

Makes roof repairs and major building repairs

Operates pool filtration equipment

General cleaning operations

Assists with all special events

Provides grounds maintenance around buildings

Understanding the importance of safety issues, rules and associated policies, and compliance

To apply: For immediate consideration, go online to Submit completed application along with cover letter & resume.

Once given, the offer of employment will be contingent upon the individual's successful completion of a drug test, criminal background check, reference check, and driver’s license abstract review.

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 Zion Park District


Todd Peck
847-746-5500 Ext 1421

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Salary Range: $60,837 - $91,255

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The Lake County Forest Preserves is currently searching for a Stewardship Ecologist II. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Natural Resource Department’s volunteer programs including stewardship, monitoring and the native seed nursery. Develops programs for recruitment, training, mentorship and recognition. Constructs stewardship programs that are scalable as program development and volunteer resources continue to grow. Cultivates close alliances and partnerships with other conservation organizations within the county to grow and support natural areas volunteer programs. Works closely with ecological staff on priority Ecological Complexes and natural areas within the District’s Strategic Habitat Conservation Areas. Develops metrics and analysis of volunteer participation, efficiency and effectiveness. Work schedule includes evening and weekend hours.

Experience - Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, botany, resource management or related field. Five years’ experience overseeing volunteer programs, volunteer recruitment and natural areas management and monitoring. Knowledge of flora and fauna of northeastern Illinois. Knowledge of standard methods, materials, tools and equipment used in natural areas management and restoration. Some knowledge of standard plant and animal monitoring methods. Some knowledge of native plant propagation and native seed collection and processing. Willingness to regularly work on weekends to facilitate volunteers. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Ability to obtain an Illinois Public Applicator’s License within first six months of employment. Ability to obtain certificates in National Wildfire Coordinating Group wildland fire trainings I-100, S-130 & S-190 within one year of employment.

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 Lake County Forest Preserves


Anamaria Stiller

 Closing Date

September 21, 2018