Mundelein Park and Recreation District is seeking a responsible, positive and energetic individual to fill a Park and Facility Maintenance position. This position is responsible for performing a variety of park & facility maintenance duties to maintain and/or repair District properties and equipment. This is a full-time, non-exempt, hourly position. QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate or GED and two years experience in field related to building and/or grounds maintenance is preferred. Basic knowledge and experience in maintenance and basic supervision skills are required. A valid Illinois State Driver’s license (class C) is required, CDL preferred. Ability to obtain/maintain IL Pesticide Operator License. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Installs, maintains, and repairs general landscape throughout the Park District. Perform planting, removal, trimming and pruning of trees and shrubs at parks and facilities. Inspects, maintains and repairs site amenities such as picnic tables, benches, playground equipment, fencing, signage, tennis courts, basketball courts, and athletic fields. Operate tools, equipment and vehicles necessary to perform duties. Participate in maintenance of all equipment, tools and housekeeping at work areas. General road repair, asphalt patching and gravel road maintenance. Snow removal from park walks, drives and ice rinks. Assist with repair of District buildings, roofs, doors, windows, painting, electrical or plumbing work as assigned. Assist with District construction projects. Assist with custodial tasks at District facilities. Participate in the District’s safety and training program. Lead seasonal and community service staff as assigned by supervisor. Communicate progress, status, or problems with assignments to supervisor. Perform other related duties as assigned. Mundelein Park and Recreation District offers an excellent work environment and benefits package in addition to wage per hour. Mundelein Park and Recreation District is an EOE. To apply visit www.mundeleinparks.org.
Summary: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Parks & Properties and Parks Foreman, the Mechanic-Fleet Maintenance/Parks Level 2 is a hybrid position being both responsible for various parks maintenance activities and for the maintenance and repair of automobiles, light and heavy trucks, buses, tractors, mowers, chainsaws and other maintenance and grounds equipment.
The Parks Maintenance Level 2/Mechanic-Fleet Maintenance is responsible for performing the essential functions as outlined in this description. The position is a full time employee who works at a variable work pace, depending on the task required. The mechanic must be able to work independently.
In addition, employees shall perform maintenance tasks which include, but are not limited to repairs, improvement of grounds, facilities, and buildings, construction projects, maintenance of operating equipment, and landscaping. Also assists with Park District Special Events. The Parks Department employee is normally scheduled to work from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. of each workday, Monday through Friday. Overtime may be required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Performs preventive maintenance and vehicle safety checks through regularly scheduled tune-ups and oil changes. • Plans work, maintenance and repair procedures. • Inspects mechanical systems of all vehicles and equipment and completes repairs or schedules repairs to be completed by outside vendors. • Performs hand-power mower maintenance and repair (to include snow blowers, chain saws, weed eaters, leaf blowers, and gang mower blades and related equipment). • Repairs and constructs metal using acetylene and electric welding. • Tracks and schedules all vehicle and equipment maintenance through electronic fleet maintenance program. • Perform work in general construction, maintenance, repairs and landscaping. • Operate and maintain motorized equipment. • Perform park maintenance including custodial maintenance, general maintenance, and repairs for continual upkeep and cleanliness of buildings, grounds and facilities including soccer fields, football fields, tennis courts, Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course, pools and Moore Park Spray Ground. • Works with other crews to complete parks maintenance tasks. • Install and repair playground equipment. • Remain on Call for snow removal, repairs and maintenance as deemed necessary.
Competencies To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: • Safety and Security – Use good safety awareness, judgment, and follow policies; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment following manufacturer safety instructions; and follow agency ergonomic policies and procedures. • Attendance/Punctuality – Demonstrate consistent attendance and on-time arrival. • Dependability – Follow instructions, respond to management direction; take responsibility for own actions; keep commitments; and complete tasks on time or notify appropriate person. • Professionalism – Approach others in a tactful manner; react well under pressure; treat others with respect and consideration; accept responsibility for own actions; and follow through on commitments. • Interpersonal Skills – Focus on solving conflict, not blaming; listen to others without interrupting; keep emotions under control; maintain a positive attitude; and be receptive to constructive feedback. • Teamwork – Promote and support work teams; put success of team above own interests; and support everyone's efforts to succeed. • Planning/Organizing – Prioritize and plan work activities; and use time efficiently. • Judgment – Exhibit sound and appropriate judgment; support and explain reasoning for decisions; include appropriate people in decision-making process; and make timely decisions. • Problem Solving – Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; and develop alternative solutions. • Oral Communication – Listen and get clarification; and respond well to questions. • Technical Skills – Pursue training and development opportunities; strive to continuously. build knowledge and skills; and share expertise with others. • Organizational Support – Follow policies and procedures.
Supervisor: The Parks Department Maintenance Employees report to the Parks Foreman, Superintendent of Parks and Properties and the Executive Director.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements 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.
Safety Program: 1. Understand the Park District’s safety procedures and requirements. This includes completion and follow-through on all accident reports, emergency safety procedures, reporting of hazardous equipment, facilities or conditions, and the conduct of any employee under their supervision. Report all incidents and potential hazards to the Safety Committee as soon as possible.
Must be able to use personal protective equipment based on job specific tasks, which may include, but is not limited to, the following:
Safety goggles/glasses. Earplugs, ear covers. Appropriate work boot. Protective gloves. Helmets. Face Masks Respirators.
Marginal Functions: 1. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.
Physical Requirements: 1. Handling Park District materials up to 100 pounds. Assistance will be provided when necessary (mechanical or team-lift).
Cognitive Considerations: 1. Resolve differences and problems that arise with patrons and work together with other employees.
The Parks Department employees must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.
Exposed to elements when performing outdoor functions these conditions include lighting and temperature. Some activities are performed indoors.
To apply for this position, please apply online at www.genevaparks.com/about/employment. Please include a letter of interest, resume and application.
The Elmhurst Park District is seeking candidates for a full-time, non-exempt Park Specialist II position. Ideal candidates should possess strong leadership skills, a solid understanding of mowing operations, and the ability to deliver outstanding customer service.
The Park Specialist II works on a crew of 3 FT maintenance staff and assists with supervision of 3-5 seasonal staff members. The position is responsible for all mowing, trimming, edging, and blowing of District properties along with spring and fall cleanups. The position is also responsible for performing general park maintenance duties throughout the District including, but not limited to spreading mulch, tree removals, pesticide applications, trash removal, athletic field maintenance, parking lot repairs, special events, and snow removal. Prior experience in leading a mowing crew, park maintenance, commercial landscaping, or equipment maintenance/repair are preferred.
The Park Specialist II works a schedule of Monday through Friday (6:30 am to 3:00 pm) with overtime for pre/post season cleanup, special events, and snow removal. Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. The position requires candidates to be able to obtain an Illinois Pesticide Operator’s license, CPR/AED certification, and Illinois CDL “C” license upon employment.
Pay Range: $12-$15/hr.
Summary: Under the direction of the Manager of Peck Farm Park Interpretive Center, the Program Assistant is responsible for assisting with and leading classes, programs, and tours; general office duties at Peck Farm Park; assisting with exhibits; general maintenance of the facilities as needed; and special duties as assigned.
Supervisor: The Part-time Peck Farm Park Program Assistant reports to the Manager of Peck Farm Park Interpretive Center and the Executive Director.
Qualifications: A four-year degree or the equivalent combination of education, experience and training in environmental education, science or similar fields. Must be at least 18 years of age and have criminal background clearance and current CPR and First Aid certifications; present oneself as a positive role model and maintain the ability to communicate effectively with participants and parents.
Hours: 25-40 hours per week average. Hours may fluctuate with season, program and/or office needs. Due to the nature of the work, evening and weekend hours are required. Schedule: M-F: as assigned and S-Sunday: as assigned.
Essential Functions: 1. Assist with and lead, as necessary, interpretative programs at Peck Farm Park with an emphasis in environmental education, natural and cultural history, for individuals and groups of all ages, including families, scout groups, school groups, preschoolers, birthday party groups, and adults. 2. Understand and interpret recreational, educational, historical and environmental resources at Peck Farm Park to all visitors. 3. Maintain displays and exhibits for the Nature Discovery, Hawks Hollow and History Rooms. General maintenance of the Peck House and park grounds as needed. 4. Understand and share the natural and cultural history of Peck Farm Park. 5. General office duties as required. 6. Supervision of facility rentals as needed. Marginal Functions: 1. Assist with Special Events as needed. 2. Complete special projects as assigned. 3. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.
Cognitive Considerations: 1. Resolve differences and problems that arise with patrons and work together with employees. 2. The Program Assistant must exhibit good problem-solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.
To apply for this position, please apply online at www.genevaparks.com/about/employment. Please include a letter of interest, resume and application.
The Village of Romeoville Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a Full-Time Superintendent of Parks. The department has a budget of over $7 million and a population of approximately 40,000 residents. The mission of the Recreation Department is to improve the quality of life for the community by providing a variety of leisure time activities.
The Superintendent of Parks has oversight and day-to-day management responsibility for park maintenance staff and the overall operations of parks. The Superintendent of Parks plans, organizes, and administers a maintenance program for all parks and outdoor facilities. The work is performed under the direction of the Director of Parks & Recreation.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Establish, coordinate, and direct the implementation of an effective maintenance program for all parks and facilities.
• Supervise all park and facility renovations and develop projects in consultation with appropriate professional consultants.
• Supervise all full-time and part-time maintenance staff (including union and seasonal).
• Prepare recommendations for the department’s capital improvement projects.
• Recommend salaries, promotions, and other status changes for maintenance personnel.
• Gather date and prepare bid specifications and contract documents for park development, vehicles, equipment, parking lots, building construction and remodeling, lighting, landscaping, and other capital improvement projects.
• Propose and develop master plan for bike and trail way system.
• Represent the department in meetings as assigned.
• Develop park programs and community interest in and support of park development and renovation programs through interpretive talks, participation in inter-agency task forces and committees.
• Be familiar with master plans, village codes, ordinances, and reports.
• Develop plans, architectural drawings, and cost analysis for the development and improvement of parks.
• Assist in the preparation of grant applications to help fund capital improvement projects and land acquisitions.
• Responsible for evaluating staffing and personnel needs (including recruitment, hiring, evaluations, training) and making adjustments with the Park Maintenance Department so that the total program operates efficiently.
• Create an environment for success.
• Work directly with architects, contractors, and Public Works in coordination of improvement projects.
• Prepares and submits reports as directed.
• Develop and implement park maintenance plans.
• Make use of all possible community resources in the development of parks including the investigation of funding sources of the Recreation Department.
• Work with other departments as needed in areas of mutual concern (fiscal budget, routines maintenance, equipment needs, scheduling, etc.)
• Maintain records, files, and written materials.
• Conduct regular staff meetings with all Park Maintenance staff.
• Responsible for communicating job expectations, coaching, recognition, and discipline.
• Confers with and counsels staff to exchange information and/or explain work policies, procedures and guidelines; and identify work-related problems, problem characteristics, the impact of problems and formulate possible solutions.
• Assist with the preparation of the department’s annual budget. Prepare budget research and documentation for Park needs. Monitor budget activity on a regular basis.
• Assist the Recreation Staff at various special events by executing specific event needs.
• Regularly attend the Village-wide safety committee meetings.
• Develop and implement short and long term goals for the Parks Department that align with the overall departmental goals and objectives.
• Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Must have a strong Parks & Recreation background. Excellent interpersonal skills, communication, critical thinking, attention to detail, and organizational skills is a must. Candidate should be familiar with ornamental horticulture, general landscape maintenance, building maintenance, construction, playgrounds, and field needs. Turf maintenance knowledge is also required (mowing, irrigation, fertilizing, seeding, weed control, removal of refuse materials, etc.).
Proficient with applications of the Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with the following software is a plus: Kronos, RecTrac, New World, and Cartegraph. A Bachelor’s Degree in Park/Recreation Management or a closely related field is preferred. A minimum of five years of experience working in a Parks & Recreation field or other closely related field is preferred.
Ideal candidate will be a certified playground inspector and have a current sprayer’s license.
This is a full-time, non-union position with excellent benefits including IMRF pension, in additional to vacation, personal, and sick time. Salary range is $85,000 to $102,000 depending on qualifications and/or experience. The hours for this position are generally Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm; however, additional nights and weekends are required for various trainings and special events.
Contact Kelly Rajzer, Director of Parks and Recreation, at 815-886-6222 or email at email@example.com with any questions. Closing date is August 7, 2020 or until filled. Submit resumes to Kelly Rajzer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 900 W. Romeo Rd., Romeoville, IL 60446.