Third Shift Visitor Service & Safety Officer
Department: Visitor Services Reports to: Chief Security Officer Location: Wheaton, IL
Opportunity 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 third shift position (11:30pm to 7:30am, Thursday through Monday).
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 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 break down, 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 • Valid Illinois driver's license • Must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays • Must become trained in in First Aid, C.P.R. and Automated External Defibrillator and maintain valid certification • Must attend Cantigny Park’s Child Safety Training and become a mandated reporter • All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening
To apply: submit a resume and cover letter online here: https://donate.mccormickfoundation.org/_about-us/about-us---careers-newton-test?gnk=job&gni=8a7887a9684a99ec016857b1e6d20c82&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.
SUMMARY The Stewardship Ecologist I is responsible for the oversight of the day-to-day operations of the volunteer stewardship, volunteer monitoring and native seed nursery operations. Responsible for the native seed program by growing/collecting native species, processing and storing seed, and the operation of the native seed nursery and greenhouse. Coordinates native seed collection, processing and dispersal to support department projects. Assists in volunteer program development, recruiting, development of training programs and materials, and mentors volunteers and support staff. Work schedule includes evening and weekend hours. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. Performs lifting tasks up to 50 pounds.
EXPERIENCE Completion of Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in environmental science, botany, resource management or related field. Two years’ experience in native plant progagation, greenhouse operations and operation of a seed nursery and experience in volunteer programs and recruitment and natural areas management and monitoring. Knowledge of flora and fauna of northeastern Illinois, with particular emphasis in invasive and native plant species. Ability to identify species of native plants for accurate seed collection. Knowledge of standard methods, materials, tools and equipment used in natural areas management and restoration. Some knowledge of standard plant and animal monitoring methods. 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 6 months of employment. Ability to obtain certificates in National Wildfire Coordinating Group wildland fire trainings I-100, S-130 & S-190.
HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at www.LCFPD.org. Applications are accepted only for posted positions. A completed application must be submitted by Monday, February 18, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
QUALIFICATIONS: Individual must be age 18 years of age or older with a valid IL driver's license. A degree in restoration ecology, biology, or natural resource field preferred. Candidates needs to have knowledge of Midwest native ecosystems, native and non native plant identification, and natural areas restoration techniques. A minimum of two years of experience performing ecological activities preferred. Candidates should posses or be able to obtain a valid IL Pesticide Operator's License within three months of hire. Applicants should posses or be able to obtain a Class C drivers license within six months of hire. Individual must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work outdoors in all weather conditions. Experience with power tools is a plus. Must be able to efficiently communicate with public, patrons and partners. Candidates must pass a drug and / or alcohol screening.
DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Park Naturalist, the individual is responsible for on-going ecological restoration and maintenance projects. Occasionally may need to assist with environmental outreach and education. Individual must be able to work well independently with little supervision and as a team member on a crew. Duties will include in invasive plant control including herbicide application, use of mowers, chainsaws, brush cutters, hand tool sand other equipment ; assist with prescribed burn ; operate a chipper; install shrubs and plugs ; collect and process native seeds ; trail maintenance ; landscape bed maintenance ; drive truck with trailer ; and other duties as assigned by supervisor . Some weekend and evenings are required. Position will also help coordinate an Adopt-a-Park program. This is an at-will position.
SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Actively support the loss control program that will effectively control and reduce accidents. 2. Obey the practical safety rules, regulations and procedures established by the loss control program that is pertinent to the activities conducted by the department. 3. Promptly report to the supervisor all accidents and injuries occurring within the course of employment, no matter how minor. 4. Promptly report to the supervisor and the safety coordinator all unsafe actions, practice or conditions observed. 5. Cooperate with and assist in the investigation of accidents to identify causes and corrective measures to prevent their recurrence. 6. Make sure the necessary equipment and protection devices for each job are used and maintained properly. 7. Wear required personal protective equipment (PPE) when working in hazards operations or areas. 8. Continually observe and evaluate work conditions and practices on the job site.
PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATION: 1. Workers must be able to work closely with co- workers. 2.Workers must work around general population / park district patrons. 3. Workers must be able to clearly and politely interact and talk with general population / park district patrons.
PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: 1. Worker is exposed to chemicals (i.e. fertilizers, herbicides, cleaning materials) 2. The worker will be exposed to gasoline, diesel and engine fluids. 3. Prolonged exposer to loud noises and small engines.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS: 1. The worker may be exposed to all weather conditions including extreme heat, cold, rain, snow and ice. 2. Appropriate clothing and safety-toe boots are required for this position and are not supplied by the Glen Ellyn Park District.
POSITION HOURS: 1. Typical hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00-3:30 2. Some weekend work required. 3. Months cover primarily February - November (Seasonal, 45 weeks per year) 3. Average of 32 hours per week (four full - days per week)
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Please complete an employment application: http://www.applitrack.com/gepark/online.app
Job duties include the following (and other duties as assigned):
Builds, installs, paints and maintains park facilities including play structures, benches, shelters, retaining walls, borders, drinking fountains, pathways, goal posts, piers, grills, fences and bridges. Installs and maintains trees, shrubs, turf grasses and flower beds. Trims and prunes trees and shrubbery. Performs a bi-monthly inspection of all assigned sites. Assists with the construction and maintenance of athletic fields. Performs daily inspection of mowers, tractors and trucks before use. May perform small engine repairs. Identifies tree and shrubbery illnesses and issues, troubleshoots and resolves. Troubleshoots and resolves site drainage issues. Performs masonry, carpentry and stone work to build and repair park facilities including shelters, retaining walls, borders, washrooms, sidewalks and curbs. Plows and removes snow and ice as required. Assists with special event preparation, operation and clean-up as required. Trains and delegates tasks to assigned seasonal and part-time employees. Requirements: - Expertise typically acquired through completion of a high school program. Additional course work in horticulture or landscaping preferred. - Minimum of 2 years related work experience including experience in landscaping or grounds keeping. - Valid Illinois drivers license with excellent driving record. - Good speaking, hearing and vision ability, excellent manual dexterity, ability to lift and carry between 25 and 60 pounds frequently and over 60 pounds occasionally.
Pay rate is based on years of experience and skills. This is a full-time position offering health insurance, paid time off, IMRF pension and facility benefits.
Please apply online at www.lisleparkdistrict.org/jobs
The Glen Ellyn Park District is accepting applications for the position of Parks Specialist III. Glen Ellyn Park District has 29 parks that are meticulously maintained for the community's use in both unstructured recreation and for programmed events. The District operates one outdoor aquatic facility two recreation centers three athletic complexes, 23 playgrounds, two lakes, the Ackerman Sport & Fitness Center and the recently renovated Lake Ellyn Boathouse.
DESCRIPTION: The Park Specialist III position is responsible for the on-going improvements and maintenance including but not limited to: park and playground inspections, maintain and repair of all aspects of parks and facilities including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC and masonry. Additionally this position will be required to perform set-up support and take down for special events and tournaments, and will participate in snow removal and other inclement weather activities.
JOB DUTIES: The duties and responsibilities listed below are illustrative only and are not meant to be a full and exhaustive listing of all the duties and responsibilities of the classification. 1. Perform preventative maintenance, inspections, installation and repair of parks and facilities as assigned in the Parks Maintenance Department. 2. Execute work orders. 3. Posses knowledge and be skilled with hand/power tools and be able to operate all park district vehicles / equipment ( i.e. backhoe, large production mowers, snow removal equipment, tractors and trailers. 4. Be able to work outdoors, in all weather conditions. 5. Must work well independently and posses the ability to effectively supervise staff/crew. 6. Communicate regularly with supervisors on project updates, supplies, equipment issues and safety concerns. 7. Perform a variety of skilled maintenance and manual task on plumbing, electrical, and HVAC equipment, 8. Be available for work during regular office hours, evenings and weekends as needed, schedule may change to meet the demands of the district. Be part of an on-call rotation to respond to district issues outside normal work hours. 9. Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, including:
EDUCATION: Two years of college level coursework or equivalent certifications in a general trade(s) including: carpentry, electrical, HVAC, pools, plumbing, construction management, and/or facilities operations. An AA degree or higher in a closely related field is desirable.
EXPERIENCE: Education may be substituted for five years of increasingly responsible related experience, including two years of supervisory responsibility.
LICENSE: A valid Illinois Class A Drivers License is required within six months of employment.
CERTIFICATION: An Illinois Pesticide Applicators License is required within six months of employment. Specialized certifications in areas such as carpentry, electrical, HVAC, pools, (CPO), plumbing, construction management, and or facility operations, Certified Playground Inspector (CPSI) certification are highly desirable.
SALARY: $20.00 - $24.00 DOQ
BENEFITS WE OFFER In exchange for your time and talent are: Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO Dental Coverage Prescription Coverage Vision Reimbursement Program Life Insurance Short - Long - Term Disability (IMRF) Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) Paid Time Off & Paid Emergency Leave
To apply for this position go to: https://www.applitrack.com/gepark/onlineapp