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 $123,636 to $165,647 DOQE

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Oakland County, MI (pop. 1,251,000) County Seat: Pontiac, MI / Position Office: Waterford, MI. Oakland County is located in southeast Michigan, immediately north of Detroit. With a population of 1.2 million and covering over 900 square miles, Oakland County offers cosmopolitan urban centers, lakefront living, historic town centers, and natural country settings within close proximity of an array of employment opportunities. Providing the diversity of choice vital to attracting and retaining a skilled workforce and high quality of life: 38,000 businesses, 1,100 foreign-owned firms from 39 countries, call Oakland County home. The county blends the State’s most robust economy with an unmatched quality of life. This diversity makes Oakland County unique and competitive. Oakland County’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) is $100 billion, which represents 23% of the state of Michigan’s total GDP.

The County is governed by a 21-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected by district for a two-year term, and an elected County Executive, David Coulter, who serves as the executive officer and oversees the activities of the County. The Parks and Recreation Commission was established by Public Act 261 of 1965 to oversee the County’s Park resources. The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission is a 10-member body that include appointments from the Board of Commissioners and statutory appointed individuals. These include: three county commissioners, four citizen members appointed by the Board of Commissioners, the county Executive, the Water Resources Commissioner, and the Road Commission for Oakland County. The Director of Parks and Recreation is appointed by the Parks and Recreation Commission, with the consent of the Board of Commissioners, and serves at the pleasure of the Parks and Recreation Commission.

The Oakland County Parks system includes nearly 80 miles of trails, 14 parks, comprises nearly 7,000 acres including passive/active land an several bodies of water, and hosts more than 2 million visitors annually. Recreation, leisure and learning opportunities are available at two nature centers, three dog parks, five golf courses, two waterparks, two campgrounds and the Oakland County Farmers Market, offering fresh produce year-round from local farmers. The County’s newest park, an innovative off-road vehicle (ORV) park, opened in September 2020. The ORV park is an innovative partnership between the Oakland County Parks and Recreation and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. During 2019, an estimated 1.9 million people visited the County parks or participated in its recreation programs. The Oakland County Parks and Recreation 5-year Master plan (2018-2022) guides the County’s parks and recreation policies.

The Director of Parks and Recreation functions as the chief executive officer over the parks system and provides strategic and professional policy advice to the Parks and Recreation Commission. The Director oversees a staff of approximately 76 full-time and over 650 seasonal/part-time employees. The 2021 budget for the department is approximately $28 million.

This position will advance the County's parks, trails, active and passive recreation, environmental, healthy living, and other community engagement interests. In addition to managing the activities of the County parks system, the Director serves as a key facilitator to engage external partners, including the local municipalities and other multijurisdictional parks systems, to comprehensively meet the diverse recreational needs of all County residents. An important early responsibility of the position will be to engage all stakeholders to develop a new 5-year Master plan for parks and recreation.

Desirable Experience: ● Possess a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major pertaining to Public Administration, Parks/Recreation Administration, Business Administration, or closely related field. ● Have had at least six (6) years of full-time experience in an administrative capacity with major responsibility for budget planning and presentation, program and policy development and implementation and staffing decisions. ● Possess a valid motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license.

Desirable Qualifications: ● Knowledge of and experience in general overall public management, operations, accounting, personnel, and budgets. ● Ability to establish effective working relationships with administrators, employees, and the public. ● Ability and skill in communicating with community groups, organizations, officials, and general public. ● Ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work performed by staff. ● Ability to present oral and written financial, operational, and other types of reports to stakeholders, interested groups, and individuals. ● Ability to act efficiently during difficult and emergency situations requiring immediate decision-making in accordance with Parks and Recreation Commission objectives.

Preferred Qualifications: ● Ten (10) years of diverse managerial experience, including at least four (4) years’ experience as chief executive or operational officer for an organization similar in complexity as the Oakland County Parks and Recreation department.

Salary range is $123,636 to $165,647 DOQE.

Apply online at with resume, cover letter, contact information and three (3) professional references. Oakland County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity, equity and inclusion and seeks candidates who represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA,, Tel: 847-380-3240

Candidates will be reviewed upon receipt of application, with preliminary reviews to be completed by October 18, 2021.

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 Oakland County, MI


Jaymes Vettraino

 Closing Date

October 18, 2021


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The maintenance manager at Hickory Hills Park District is retiring after 36 years of service. The maintenance manager is responsible for all maintenance, repair, operations of the District’s 45 acres of parks, playgrounds, facilities, splash pad, baseball fields, recreation areas and construction work for the district. The maintenance manager is a full-time employee, who may work up to 45-50 hours a week. Position requires 24/7 emergency calls and will require early morning, evening, night, and weekend work. Work pace varies depending on the task. The position of maintenance manager may perform duties in the medium heavy work level (single person lifting of 50 lbs. or team lifting over 50 pounds). The maintenance manager is a working supervisor who maintains the splash pad, cuts grass/ weed cutter, operates tractors, riding mowers, trims trees & scrubs, plows snow/salt lots and maintains ball fields. The maintenance manager reports to the executive director of the park district.

QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma/GED with a minimum of three years’ experience in park operations with supervising maintenance staff. An operator’s pesticide license for applying pesticides is required and certification for playground inspections within one year. Must be able to complete CPR/AED certification. Candidate must also possess a valid Illinois driver’s license.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Directly supervises all maintenance staff. Oversees all park district construction projects. Recruits, hires, trains and evaluates all maintenance personnel. Knowledge of trucks, mowers, power equipment, power tools. Prepares bids for all vehicles and equipment. Plans and prepares a budget (working and estimate). Prepare budget estimates for major repairs and present to executive director. Assist executive director with writing and updates the districts master plan. Assist crew with maintenance repair and construction work. Prepares and maintains records on parks operation and park inspections. Knowledge of playground equipment. Preforms playground inspections. Gathers data for specifications. On-call 24/7 for emergencies and alarm call, 7-days a week. Work weekends and/or evenings for special events. Work weekdays and weekends managing the splash pad mechanical system and maintenance operations. Knowledge of skilled trades, such as, carpentry, electricity, HVAC, fire systems, welding and construction related projects.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: Attends and participates in board meetings. Prepares monthly board report. Acts as Co-safety coordinator with executive director. Maintain a working knowledge and implement safety procedures for facilities and parks. Assist with emergency procedures and building evacuation.

PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: Prolonged standing during busy months could affect some individuals’ blood pressure.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS: Employee will be exposed to weather conditions, including extreme heat, cold and rain. Some activities are performed in-doors; conditions include lighting and temperature. There may be exposure to various chemicals (i.e. fertilizers, weed killers, pool chemicals, cleaning agents and oil fuels). Protective clothing required: ear plugs, safety goggles/glasses, leather type steel toe work boot, protective gloves.

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision insurance plus 50% of one dependent and life insurance, IMRF Pension, Vacation, Sick and Personal days.

To apply: send resume and cover letter to Jennifer Fullerton, Hickory Hills Park District, 8047 W. 91st Place, Hickory Hills, IL 60457 or or fax: 708-598-0084.

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 Hickory Hills Park District


Jennifer Fullerton
708-598-1233 Ext. 7

 Closing Date

October 12, 2021

 $71,714 - $89,559

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ABOUT US: The Crystal Lake Park District is largest park district in McHenry County. The district owns and manages over 1,400 acres of land spread among 43 sites. There are 58,000 residents living in the park district boundaries, including all of Crystal Lake and Lakewood, a portion of Lake in the Hills and some unincorporated areas. The park district has 2 beaches, 13 buildings for programming, 21 playgrounds, 2 splash pads, 15 tennis courts and 14 basketball courts.

JOB SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Superintendent of Parks Services, the Manager of Park Planning and Development is responsible for the acquisition, planning, design, management and development or redevelopment of parks, natural areas and facilities.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning or closely related field from an accredited college or university; Master’s degree desired. Minimum of five years of experience in the field of parks and recreation or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training. Membership in a professional organization and state licensure is desirable.

SCHEDULING AND PAY: This is a full-time, exempt position. Scheduling is generally Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Some weekends and evenings are required. Target hiring range is $71,714 – 89,559 based on qualifications.


• Medical Coverage
• Dental Coverage • Vision Coverage • Telehealth Coverage • Group Life Insurance • Life Insurance (Basic and Additional Voluntary) • AFLAC Indemnity Plans • IMRF (Retirement, Disability, Life) • Nationwide Retirement Solutions 457 Plan • Paid Holidays • Vacation Days • Sick Days • Personal Days • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Tuition Reimbursement

TO APPLY: Please visit us at – go to “join us” then “Job & Volunteer Opportunities” to complete an online job application. Please include cover letter and resume.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Erik Jakubowski at 815-477-5007 or

The Crystal Lake Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Crystal Lake Park District


Anna Olas
815-459-0680 ext. 1202

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $31.19 per hour

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Under the direct supervision of the Director of Parks and Golf Grounds, the Electrician performs skilled trades work at the journeyman level in the construction, maintenance and repair of park facilities and equipment. Perform skilled maintenance electrician tasks on Park District properties and facilities in support of the operation.


• Troubleshoot electrical systems.

• Install electrical service conductors and branch circuits.

• Assembles, installs and repairs electrical fixtures and equipment including but not limited to lighting systems, distribution panels, starters, controllers, motors (including 3-phase), heaters, generators, transformers, switchgear, relays and signaling systems.

• Repairs and maintains pumping systems, including work in Class 1 hazardous locations.

• Maintains an electrical shop and parts inventory.

• Operates electrical equipment.

• Cleans and services hand and power tools and electrical testing equipment.

• Makes rough sketches and recommends sizing and components for new electrical systems.

• Estimates costs of electrical work and repairs.

• Reads and works from blueprints.

• Evaluates electrical failures for probably cause and provides preventative and corrective measures.

• Inspects facilities for electrical code and safety compliances.

• Consults with supervisor, crew, staff and contractor/vendors as necessary for work projects.

• Performs administrative tasks such as ordering and purchasing supplies, monitoring contracts and completing fixed asset inventories.

• Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Employee must have a thorough knowledge of principles, methods, materials and equipment used in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment. Knowledge of National Electrical Code, Electrical Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety, Illinois OSHA regulations and other Federal and State regulations regarding safety and construction. Safely and effectively operate and maintain a wide variety of hand tools, power tools, vehicles and equipment. Establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work at all levels, including a culturally diverse general public, with a focus on quality service to internal and external customers. Perform complex math computations especially in regard to electrical theory. Lead and instruct others in maintenance and repair activities.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Persons in this classification must be able to use a respirator in the performance of their work. In accordance with Illinois OSHA respiration regulations, employee shall not wear beards or long sideburns that impede the effectiveness of the respirator. As a condition of employment, employee shall be required to work in accordance with Illinois OSHA regulations and may be required to work unusual hours, weekends and holidays.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent. Completion of a recognized apprenticeship in electrical work or four years of experience as a journey level electrician.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid Illinois Class D license.

This a full-time, non-exempt AFSCME position. Excellent benefit package including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, and life insurance, pension (IMRF) plan, paid time off including vacation, sick and holiday pay, employee assistance program, fitness center membership and discounted facility and program costs.

The Joliet Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

APPLICATION: Qualified applicants must submit an employment application on our website Full job description is available within application.

Please include resume at time of application or send to John Ekstrom at

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 Joliet Park District


John Ekstrom
815-741-7275 Ext. 137

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $17-$18 per hour DOQ + benefits and incentives

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Job Title: Park Technician Classification: Full-Time, Non-Exempt Department: Parks

SUMMARY: The Park Technician is responsible for performing maintenance tasks on Park District grounds, facilities, and equipment. This position works closely with other staff to provide and maintain high-quality parks and facilities.

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION: The pay range for this position is $17-$18 per hour, and includes enrollment in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), access to health, dental, vision, and life insurance, FREE memberships for you and your family at our fitness, aquatic, and tennis facilities, and substantial discounts on programming including PRESCHOOL and SUMMER CAMPS, continuing education opportunities, and MORE!

SUPERVISORY: The Park Technician reports directly to the Director of Parks and Planning.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Communicate with the Director of Parks and Planning regularly on Park District matters. • Communicate with the Athletic and Recreation Manager regularly to ensure athletic fields are in playable condition for scheduled field rentals. • Perform landscape maintenance operations for the Park District. This includes, but not limited to: ▪ Turf Maintenance: mowing, irrigation, fertilizing, seeding, weed control, and removal of garbage and refuse materials. ▪ Athletic Field Maintenance: baseball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, shall be maintained to a high level of excellence. Install and maintain necessary apparatus according to field’s programmed use, such as marking lines, moving and anchoring soccer goals, installing ball field bases, wind screens and nets. ▪ Landscape Maintenance: soil grading and preparation, tree plantings, tree trimming, tree spraying, tree watering, applying mulch to tree rings and planting beds, weeding, and flower bed planting and maintenance. ▪ Construction: installation of park/playground equipment, park benches, park signage. ▪ Winter Maintenance: snow removal from parking lots and sidewalks. • Inspect parks, playgrounds, and recreation areas for hazards and unsafe conditions and make necessary repairs or modifications, and document such repairs. • Maintain and repair picnic tables, fences, benches, trash cans, walkways, playground equipment and other park items, using tools such as saws, drills, and hand tools. • Assist with any equipment repairs for the Park District. This includes Parks Department tools and equipment, as well as facility and programming equipment • Assist with Recreation Department requests for construction, installation, and repair of special event materials. • Set up and break down recreational facilities for routine use or special events; provide general assistance to event coordinators. • Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communications. • Support the District’s safety initiative including adhering to policies and procedures, performing your job in a safe manner, attending required training, seeking additional training as needed, promptly reporting accidents/incidents, and proactively addressing hazards in the workplace.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Attend Park District meetings as required. • Assist the Recreation Department with special event programs. • Set up and/or breakdown programming space as required by facility and recreational staff. This includes, but not limited to, lifting and arranging chairs and tables, and moving supplies. • Perform other duties as assigned. • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow staff members.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. • Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS: • Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. • Perform duties that require physical manual labor. • Drive motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. • Perform duties that require being exposed to the elements outdoors. • Perform lifting tasks up to 50 pounds. • Utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required. HOURS: The Park Maintenance Technician is an hourly full-time position working 40 hours a week. The scheduled hours for this position are Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, including a 30-minute unpaid lunch. The scheduled hours may be subject to change at the discretion of the Director of Parks & Planning. Evening and weekend hours may be required to assist the Park District with special events or other projects as required. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

• High school graduate. Minimum 1 year experience in landscape maintenance with preference given to those with a Park and Recreation background. • Valid Illinois State Driver's License is required. • Good physical condition with sufficient strength to lift and hold 50 pounds. • CPR/AED/First Aid Certification is required within the first year of employment. Training will be provided by the Park District. • In-depth Confined Space training is required at time of hire with retraining every two years. The Oak Brook Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Oak Brook Park District


Bob Johnson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled