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The Park District of La Grange serves a three-square mile area almost contiguous with the boundaries of the beautiful west suburban Village of La Grange. The park district maintains 78.5 acres of parkland at 11 locations and offers over 1500 recreation programs annually for its more than 15,000 residents.

Overview: The Director of Parks, Planning & Maintenance is a working director, in the field daily, responsible for the administration, development, renovation, and maintenance of all grounds, buildings, park facilities, vehicle fleet, small-engine machinery, and equipment/tools. The Director of Parks, Planning & Maintenance shall plan and coordinate both internal and external/contractual routine maintenance tasks, capital improvements projects and responsible for the administration, and development of all capital development and handicap accessibility projects. The position is a full time, exempt position, reporting to the Executive Director.

This position includes recruitment, hiring, evaluation and training of personnel, so that the department operates effectively and efficiently and creates an environment for success. Responsible for loss prevention, safety training, and enforcement of safety standards. This position will work closely with the Executive Director on matters of capital asset replacement that impacts buildings, parks, and grounds. Responsible for monthly/annual reports and research grant opportunities.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in park and recreation administration, park management, landscape architecture, forestry, building management, turf management, horticulture, or related field. Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of seven years’ work experience in one of the above fields with a minimum of five years management/supervision experience.

We offer a generous benefit package: • Medical, dental, and vision coverage • Life Insurance (basic and voluntary) • Pension plan (IMRF) • 457 Defined contribution plan • Paid holidays and vacation time • Facility discounts & usage benefits

The Park District of La Grange is an equal opportunity employer.

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Jenny Bechtold

 Closing Date

June 3, 2022

 $22.37 - $28.63 Hourly + Overtime

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Job opportunity with the Elk Grove Park District Fox Run Golf Links Equipment Manager (Full-Time)

GOLF COURSE INFORMATION: Fox Run Golf Links is an 18-hole municipal golf course owned and operated by the Elk Grove Park District. In 2012 and 2013 the golf course underwent an extensive $2.26 million renovation including a new irrigation system, complete bunker renovation, and improved storm-water drainage systems. This year, Fox Run has just completed construction of a new clubhouse and a state of the art maintenance facility.

SUMMARY: Fox Run Golf Links is seeking highly motivated applicants with a strong work ethic and a positive attitude. The Equipment Manager reports to the Head Greenkeeper and oversees a comprehensive preventative maintenance program for the golf course assets. This program includes the diagnostics and repair of failing equipment, keeping records of parts and labor needed to maintain each piece of equipment, and placing orders for parts and supplies needed for equipment or service. The Equipment Manager properly communicates any needs or problems relating to the maintenance or repair of equipment to the Head Greenkeeper. The equipment Manager places safety as a top priority and is responsible for maintaining a clean service area and maintenance building.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Inspects, diagnoses and repairs mechanical defects/failures in various golf course maintenance equipment, including diesel, electric, and gasoline powered equipment. Trains and supervises staff on the proper and safe operation of all turf maintenance equipment and tools. During the off season, directs and supervises assistant greenskeeper in the maintenance and repair of equipment. Capably locates, prices, and orders parts and supplies needed for the maintenance of equipment; maintains an inventory of stock such as but not limited to, spark plugs, filters, tires, gasoline and oil, and mechanical parts. Loads, unloads and delivers equipment and supplies, as needed. Assist with snow/ice removal in the winter months.. Repairs, maintains and troubleshoots all equipment, including trucks, tractors, mowing equipment, trailers, small engine powered equipment, snow blowers and plows, tractor mounted implements, wood chippers, reel mowers, spraying and aeration equipment. Assist in scheduling work and equipment repairs. Properly cleans shop and work areas as required to maintain a safe working environment. Helps conduct in-service training. Help monitor and complete goals and objectives. Work as a team member on construction projects and maintenance programs. Assist in the team's record keeping. Prioritizes preventative maintenance on equipment and tools. Assist in the development of capital plans for buildings, facilities and equipment. Performs the job safely and in compliance with district policies, procedures, work and safety rules. Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks.

BENEFITS: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO Dental Coverage Vision Coverage Long-Term Disability (IMRF) Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) Paid Time Off - Holidays, Vacation, Sick & Personal Days Dues Paid for Professional Memberships Opportunity to attend local and national education events Park District Discounts and Usage Benefits

HOW TO APPLY: All applicants MUST apply through EGPD’s website: The Elk Grove Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Christy King

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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PARKS MAINTENANCE STAFF I Hourly wage starts at $16.50

Department: Parks and Planning Accountable to: Superintendent of Parks and Facilities Position Summary: The Parks and Facility Maintenance I staff member is responsible for the daily maintenance, repair, and improvements of the parks and facilities of the Bloomingdale Park District. All Parks Department employees are expected to be efficient, courteous, perform duties following all safety requirements and exercise sound judgment in the best interest of the Park District and its patrons.

BENEFITS: • Health insurance (HMO or PPO), with reasonable employee contribution for employee, spouse, and dependents. • Dental insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents - with reasonable employee contribution. • Vision insurance for the employee, spouse, and dependents - with reasonable employee contribution. • Free $25,000 life insurance, with an option to add additional coverage at minimal charge. • Free employee assistant plan (EAP) for everyone in household or on insurance plan. • Free daycare for children three (3) years of age and older in daycare type programs such as preschool, preschool extended care, day camps, sunrise/sunset extended care, days off and Kids’ Place programs. • Pension plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund: employee contribution of approximately 4.5%, employer contribution 9-12%. • Paid time off including 12 sick days per year, 10 vacation days to start, 4 personal days (pro-rated first year), 10 holidays. • Free use of the fitness center and water park. • Free rental of space (pay staffing costs only). • Free registration for all Park District non-contractual programs for employees and employees’ immediate family. • Educational opportunities, including tuition reimbursement and professional memberships and certifications.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: • Maintain Park District turf areas including mowing, trimming, seeding, and fertilizing. • Perform landscape maintenance to include watering, mulching, weeding, planting of flowers/shrubs and trimming of trees and shrubs. • Maintain athletic fields including aerating, dragging, and striping. • Remove all refuse and trash from parks and playgrounds. • Remove snow and ice from and salt/ice melt walks, drives, and paths. • Operates hand tools, landscape equipment and District vehicles and equipment. • Assist in maintenance of playground equipment to include safety inspections and repairs. • Create and maintain outdoor ice surfaces for skating. • Maintains a clean and organized work environment. • Ability to inspect, identify, and perform repair needs on all Park District assets. • Performs delivery of equipment and supplies as needed. • Capacity to utilize effective time management skills and work with accuracy and efficiency while managing multiple deadlines and interruptions. • Demonstrates ability to increase level of problem solving, building on past experiences. Works logically and independently to maintain efficient workflow. • Capacity to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations. • Ability to communicate effectively and work harmoniously with fellow employees to maintain positive and effective working relationships. • Must be able to safely perform duties in the presence of the general population and/or park patrons in public areas. • Perform the job in compliance with District Employee and Safety Policies and Procedures. • Demonstrate and support the Park District’s mission statement, vision, and core values. • Perform other duties and functions as directed.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Promote Park District facilities and programs and maintain a positive public appearance. • Attend training, seminars, workshops, webinars as they pertain to the position.

HOURS OF WORK AND COMPENSATION: • Hourly wage starts at $16.50 - DOQ, in addition to a Bloomingdale Park District benefits package. • This position requires non-traditional work week (Tuesday-Saturday) schedules. • Core hours: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 40 hours/week. • Must be flexible with schedule changes, extra hours, and emergency calls.

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: • Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time, prioritize and complete them in a timely fashion. • Ability to think logically and independently to maintain efficient workflow.

PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: • Heavy work, lifting up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 20 pounds constantly. Workers are allowed and encouraged to use mechanical or manual assists for lifting above 50 pounds as a guideline. Working in teams also aids with heavier activities. • General work areas are 90% outdoors with frequent exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions, mud, dirt, dust, various living and decaying organic materials. General work areas indoors include frequent exposure to dirt, dust, fumes, exposure to chemicals such as chlorine, acids, pesticides, fertilizers, cleaning solutions, petroleum products, etc. • Personal protective equipment and clothing is required as it pertains to the duty.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate or equivalent. Two years of public grounds and/or facility maintenance preferred. Valid Illinois Driver’s License required. Must be capable of acquiring and maintaining current CPR certification. Pre-employment screenings and background check required.

The Bloomingdale Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F/D/V Job Type: Full-time

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Jackie Tithof Steere

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $19.62 - $25.02 hourly DOQ

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Job Summary About the Role

Performs regular preventative maintenance and mechanic repairs on vehicles, light duty and medium duty trucks, tractors, backhoes, mowers, and a variety of other miscellaneous maintenance and landscape equipment. Maintains complete and accurate maintenance records and conducts scheduled and unscheduled inspections of vehicles, power equipment and Paddlewheel Riverboats to keep safe and operational conditions at all times. Communicate daily with team members to inform of status and expected outcome on outstanding maintenance items.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

This position is well suited for someone with a friendly and positive personality who is productive and shows initiative, is an effective written and oral communicator, is reliable and safety-minded.

Must possess considerable knowledge of the principles and mechanics of gasoline, diesel, small engines and 2 cycle engines. Have the knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of work. Ability to operate motor equipment. Have proficiency in the use of wrenches, drills, jacks and other standard tools and equipment of the trade as well as the skill in diagnosing and repairing defects in maintenance equipment. Additional experience needed in repair of all types of vehicles and equipment and skill in the use of acetylene torches and mig-welding equipment.

Trade School degree specializing in engine and engine repair is required or one to three years in general repair shop with ability to handle a variety of automotive equipment repairs and maintenance experience is required. A valid Illinois State Drivers License is required and must obtain a CDL with air brakes endorsement within six months of hire. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification is recommended. Maintain current CPR/AED/First Aid Certification or obtain certification within six months of hire.

Essential Functions of the Position

Park District Competencies

Follow all departmental safety rules that pertain to the duties performed and support all aspects of Park Districts safety and risk management program. Work cooperatively and collaboratively with residents, colleagues, the public, PDRMA and other agencies or organizations as delegated.

Recommends improvements and efficiencies to better accomplish individual and district goals in the best interests of the St. Charles Park District community.

Comply with park district policies and administrative procedures.


Repair or overhaul chassis units, including brake systems, differentials, and front and rear axles. Inspect, adjust, repair and overhaul, as necessary, two cycle, four cycle, gasoline and diesel engines, and their related parts, as well as cooling, fuel and exhaust systems Inspect and repair vehicle electrical and trailer lighting systems. Perform engine tune-up, minor body work, tire repair and replacement. Required to supply/maintain own basic mechanic tools. Research and order repair parts needed to service fleet vehicles and equipment keeping fleet manager aware of low stock and inventory for preventative maintenance repairs. Perform routine maintenance service and diagnostic repairs to Paddlewheel Riverboats. Ensure that all repair documentation is complete and accurately entered into maintenance system. Perform regular testing and inspections on fuel pumps and underground tanks monitoring in absence of Fleet Manager. Use computers and reference manuals as resources. Document all work performed to fleet vehicles and equipment. Install special equipment and attachments; the ability to acetylene torches and weld. Operate equipment used in repair work and motor equipment as needed or required. Purchase and inventory automotive and equipment supplies as directed. Inspect, adjust, repair and overhaul, as necessary, gasoline and diesel engines and related part and main bearing assemblies, as well as cooling, fuel and exhaust systems. Provide emergency field repairs on inoperable fleet vehicles and equipment. Work over and above required hours when necessary. Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.


Use District purchasing system for supplies and parts necessary to perform assigned duties. Assist with department staff training/documentation to all full-time and seasonal staff, vehicle inspections and equipment control operating.

Marginal Functions of the Position or Role

Assist with snow removal. Assist with special events. Assist in training co-workers in safe operations of vehicles and equipment. Perform all other duties as assigned.

Physical and Environmental Requirements

Frequently (46-100% of the time) Occasionally (16-45% of the time) Rarely (0-15% of the time)

Position or Activity

Sitting: Frequently

Walking: Frequently

Climbing: Ocasionally

Balancing: Frequently

Stooping/Kneeling: Frequently

Crouching: Frequently

Crawling: Frequently

Reaching: Frequently

Handling/Feeling: Frequently


Routinely push, pull and/or lift to waist up to 40 lbs and 41 to 50 lbs with assistance.

EEO Statement and Accommodations

The St Charles Park District is an equal opportunity employer under all state and federal laws and regulations. The job responsibilities are subject to accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you require assistance or accommodation with the application process, please contact the Business Department at 630-584-1055.

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Jeff Goodrich

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Under the general direction of the Superintendent of Parks and Planning, the Assistant Superintendent of Parks and Planning is responsible for managing the day to day operation of the Parks and Planning Department. Responsibilities include the maintenance of 47 park sites consisting of 439.6 acres of owned land and 295.6 acres of leased land, three outdoor swimming pools, athletic fields, and other District assets. This position also assists in the maintenance of fifteen buildings, management of construction projects, equipment purchases, and development of the department’s capital repair and replacement plan

Current management areas within department include trades, parks, horticulture and fleet divisions.

The ideal candidate will possess: BA/BS in Park Management, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Turf Management, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of education and experience. •Minimum ten (10) years of progressive experience in park maintenance, facility maintenance, or any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, abilities, and skills. •CPRP, CPSI, and Pesticide Applicator License preferred. •CPO desirable.

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 Palatine Park District


Dayell Houzenga

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled