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 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


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Job Title: Mechanical Maintenance Permanent Part-Time, IMRF / Grade: III - $10.50 / FLSA: Non-Exempt / Department: Parks & Planning

BASIC FUNCTION - Mechanical Maintenance staff work to complete routine maintenance tasks as assigned. This team performs light electrical repair, plumbing, preventative HVAC maintenance, pump repair and bulb changes. Staff is also responsible for seasonal snow removal and summer pool preparations. This position functions as a helper to full-time staff.

Work week will not exceed 30 hours.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS - Reports to: Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor/Full-Time Mechanical Maintenance Staff


  1. Operation of Plow Truck & Snow Removal Equipment

  2. Perform general labor ex: Digging, shoveling wood chips, moving equipment, etc.

  3. Inspect facilities and equipment.

  4. Inspect, clean, maintain and perform routine maintenance on related equipment.

  5. Perform documented written inspections.

  6. Perform support services at Park District and community events.

  7. Act as a helper to full-time members of the mechanical maintenance crew on assigned trade work.

  8. Operates various hand tools.

  9. Operate district vehicles and equipment.

  10. Work at heights of less than 25ft.


  1. Assist administrative staff with special maintenance requests.

  2. May be required to perform overtime work as requested or required, including weekends.

  3. Provides polite customer service to any park users if approached.

  4. Follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Park District Safety and Crisis Manuals

  5. Coordinates activities to successfully collaborate with district staff performing maintenance in the same area.

  6. Perform additional duties as assigned.


Must be at least 18 years of age.

Education: High School Diploma preferred

Experience: 1-2 years Mechanical Maintenance Experience Preferred

Certifications: Valid Illinois Driver’s License Required

To apply, please go to and click on the Jobs tab to fill out an online application.

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 Des Plaines Park District


Corrie Guynn
(847) 390-4939

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Mt. Prospect Park District was incorporated in June 1955, and is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Encompassing more than 454 acres, the Mt. Prospect Park District provides recreation programs, facilities and services to portions of Mt. Prospect, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines and Elk Grove Village, with a total population of 215,000.

We are currently searching for two, part-time IMRF-eligible Custodians. Our Custodians perform custodial maintenance of Park District buildings and facilities as directed by the Head Custodian and Buildings Department Manager.

We are searching for one PT/IMRF Custodian to work 6pm-11pm, Monday through Friday, at our RecPlex facility, plus up to 4 additional hours on Saturday or Sunday, at one of our park district facilities.

We are searching for a second PT/IMRF Custodian to work 10pm-3am, Monday through Friday, at our RecPlex facility, plus up to 4 additional hours on Saturday or Sunday, at one of our park district facilities.

The starting pay rate for these positions is $12.00 per hour. We offer some benefits for our PT/IMRF positions including holiday and vacation pay, vision reimbursement program (VSP), 457 defined contribution plan, as well as some benefits through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).

DUTIES: • Perform Custodial maintenance in the upkeep of building, painting, cleaning, striping, waxing floors, cleaning restrooms, replenishing supplies, emptying trash and light bulb replacement. • Responsible for physical set up and take down of rooms (i.e. furniture, chairs, etc.) for various parks programs and rentals. • Report building/site maintenance problems to the building department manager. • Keep grounds free of litter and debris. • Perform exterior maintenance as needed on a year round basis. • Perform other duties as needed to maintain the facility at the standards established by the facility manager. • Be familiar with and abide by park district policies and procedures. • Participate in the park district’s safety training programs. • All other duties as assigned by the Head Custodian, Buildings Department Manager, Director of Parks and Planning, and/or the Executive Director. However, in an emergency, perform all other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: • Must be at least 18 years of age. • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, or any combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge and skill for this position. • Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license. • Must be able to communicate effectively with others to allow for coordination of work and in emergency situations if needed. • Must be available nights and weekends, as needed. • Must have knowledge of cleaning material, equipment and procedures.

PHYSICAL JOB QUALIFICATIONS: • Must be able to frequently ascend/descend more than a 25% grade. • Must be able to lift 50 pounds from a squat position. • Ability to work in inclement weather for prolonged periods. • Ability to physically perform all custodial-related duties.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, weekends and holidays. May be required to work special events from time to time at nights and on weekends. Due to the needs of the Park District, evening and weekend hours will be required. This is position is a part time/IMRF, year-round position. The work schedule may vary and the workweek may exceed regular work hours at times, but not to exceed 1500 hours per year.

Nothing contained herein shall preclude or limit the Park District from changing this written job description through addition, deletion or modification of essential job duties.

To apply, please submit an application via Frontline/Applitrack applicant tracking at:

Or, you can visit us at – click on Careers at the top of the page and look under Vacancies for the Maintenance/Custodians PT/IMRF job posting.


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 Mt. Prospect Park District


Mary Kiaupa

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,000 + (DOQ)

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Job Summary:  The Superintendent of Facilities & Trades is responsible for keeping District facilities, parks, playgrounds, vehicles and equipment safe and operational through effective management of staff and outside contractors. 

Essential Functions:  Diagnose and repair of problems related to District facilities to include: carpentry, plumbing, heating, cooling, painting, electrical, alarm, fire suppression, lighting and other building systems to determine the most cost-effective means of maintenance, repair or replacement. Schedule contractors for any needed repairs. Supervise crew leader, facility trades technicians, mechanic and seasonal employees. This also includes scheduling, assigning work, fielding questions, supporting staff decisions, addressing performance and attendance issues, evaluations, and reviewing timesheets. Communicate and coordinate with Department Head and Superintendent of Parks on departmental plans and projects which include staffing needs, scheduling, project cost projection, and budget development. Cross-communication with other departments on maintenance scheduling and facility use. Prepare project lists, monthly calendar and post building schedules to assist with planning work and to assist with communication of upcoming tasks. Support capital and operational budget development by working with contractors and suppliers to get pricing and plans developed, project time and material expense projections, research items and equipment to purchase, and control spending to meet budget allocations. Responsible for aquatic amenities operations to include seasonal start up and shut down of swim facilities, fountains, irrigation and exterior plumbing. Assist with safety day for Park staff to ensure annual and required training are conducted. Schedule and/or perform event support including but not limited to table, chair setup, audio visual, electric, plumbing, lighting, and HVAC for District events. Communicate/manage/instruct projects and services by outside contractors. Perform, assign and review monthly facility and park inspections. Perform all jobs and tasks within guidelines and rules of District’s safety program. Performs all other duties as assigned by Director of Parks and Properties, and Executive Director. Performs annual employee performance evaluations.  

Education and Experience:  Bachelor's degree is strongly preferred.  Associate’s degree is required; technical certificate or its equivalent will also be considered in addition to degree and industry experience.  5-10 years of experience in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, concrete, mechanics, automotive and machinery design, HVAC, and overall building maintenance is required.  5+ years of experience with employee management and scheduling is imperative for this position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Manage staff in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, concrete, mechanics, automotive and machinery design, HVAC, and overall building maintenance. Communicate with and manage a diverse group of employees. Knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft Office and facility maintenance software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Gmail). Ability to obtain Playground Inspection Certification. Understand and anticipate customer’s needs as well as support a customer service   environment. Must have and maintain a valid Illinois Driver’s License (Drivers Abstract, Background Check, Drug Test, Physical/Lift Test is required).  Must adhere to the District's CORE Values and demonstrate a professional image at all times.  Must adhere to the District's rules/regulations/policies including time and attendance and lead by example.

Physical Demands/Work Environment: Requires full range of body motion including handling, lifting, and manual and finger dexterity. Requires frequent standing, bending and stooping for prolonged periods. The employee must regularly lift up to 50 pounds.  Exposure to extreme weather conditions, which can include cold, snow, ice, rain and extreme heat and humidity. May perform duties above standard elevation. Ability to work in confined spaces. There is exposure to grinding material and dust, various chemicals (i.e. fertilizers, weed killers, cleaning agents and oil fuels). There is exposure to loud noise for extended periods.

Anticipated Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 7am- 3:30pm. This position requires occasional evenings, weekends & holidays and attendance at special events. Overtime may be required; special instructions will come from the Director of Parks and Properties in these instances.

Salary: This will be a salaried EXEMPT position starting at $50,000 + (DOQ).

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 Batavia Park District


Eric Lacher

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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To apply please complete an online employment application on our website:

Location: Cole Administration Building, 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL
Website: Hours: 6:30am – 3:00pm Monday - Friday, Saturday and Sundays as needed. Weekday and weekends schedules will vary during the peak season months (May – October)

Salary: $41,600/yr.

Qualifications: Must be at least 21 years old and have a valid Illinois Driver’s License. High School graduate or General Education Degree (GED) required. Five (5) years progressive responsibility in park/grounds maintenance, supervisory experience preferred. Must also have or be able to obtain an Illinois Pesticide Operator’s License, Commercial Driver’s License CDL B and OSHA forklift certification within 3 months of hire date. Successful candidate must be approachable and have good communication skills. The position requires the ability to work flexible hours and days with overtime based on operational schedules and weather. Must be able to work with a positive attitude both independently or as part of a team. Strong mechanical aptitude as to how things work and function as it relates to equipment and irrigation systems. Documented experience with various power tools and landscape equipment required. Previous snow and ice control experience required..

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Operations or their designee, the Sr. Park Grounds Maintenance Technician, must be sufficiently skilled to perform and supervise a wide variety of grounds care and maintenance work. This shall include task specific program or project supervision. This position shall be required to supervise full and part-time staff annually. This is an at-will position

The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of more than 236,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s highest honor as a National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management. Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 168 parks and 48 miles of interconnected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Sharing the shores of the Fox River, our communities are united by the District’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible. The Fox Valley Park District … Where Fun Begins!

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 Fox Valley Park District


Lisa Santoria

 Closing Date

September 25, 2018