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Join the team at the Elmhurst Park District where we enrich lives while having fun! In 1920, the residents of Elmhurst created a unit of local government to provide for the community’s recreational and park interests. The Park District develops and maintains park land, provides recreational programs, and develops and operates enterprise facilities. With a population of 45,556, the Park District manages 462 acres of parkland within 28 parks ranging in size from small neighborhood parks to large community parks. Facilities vary from formal gardens to playgrounds

JOB SUMMARY • Responsible for planning and designing parks and new facilities • Coordinating the purchase of site amenities, playground renovations, utility work, accessibility improvements, new tree planting and the District’s tree memorial program • Preparing and monitoring division budget, and controlling it within guidelines • Conducting field survey and research site analysis and cost estimates, • Assemble bid documents in accordance with Illinois Park District Code and supervising bid process for projects and services • Manage contractors and construction projects
• Assist with development and implementation of short and long term plans for the department and assist with district-wide long range planning

QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program, or related field with 5 years of progressively responsible experience in park planning, playground design and renovation and general recreation needs • Knowledge of CPSC guidelines and ASTM standards for playground design and renovation and knowledge of the ADA relative to indoor/outdoor construction • Basic knowledge of arboriculture and horticulture • Strong proficiency with various computer programs: Auto Cad, SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop, and proficiency in Microsoft Suite • State of Illinois license in Landscape Architecture and Certified Playground Safety Inspector (Preferred)

HOURS Monday - Friday and hours are approximately 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Some alternative scheduling is required, including some Monday night board meetings.

BENEFITS WE OFFER In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: • Medical Insurance, PPO or HMO • Dental Insurance • Vision Insurance • Life Insurance • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan • Paid Time Off • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefit

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 Elmhurst Park District


Angela Ferrentino

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $52,353.60 – $59,841.60 Annually

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Douglas County is currently seeking energetic, professional, and knowledgeable applicants for a Parks & Recreation Supervisor position. Ideal candidates will have well rounded natural resource management experience. Position will be responsible for managing and overseeing the development, maintenance, and daily operations of the county park system, recreational trail system, and water control dam structures. Primary responsibilities include leading the county park program, maintaining recreational facilities, acting as the County Snowmobile/ATV/UTV Trail Coordinator, and overseeing water control structure operation. Additional responsibilities include writing grants, budget development, supervision, and developing and maintaining diverse partnerships.


  1. Manage the outdoor recreation program and facilities.

  2. Oversee County Park development and maintenance projects including, project planning, grant writing, permit applications, project management, and contract administration; and collection of campground receipts and other fees associated with the parks program.

  3. Prepare annual recreation program work plan, develop project proposals, and submit budget requests.

  4. Maintain grant program awareness, write and submit grant applications, and coordinate grant monies.

  5. Manage the recreational trails program, including the maintenance of motorized and non-motorized trails and acquisition of easements and agreements for trail use.

  6. Write and submit recreational trails aid program grant applications and coordinate grant monies with trail projects. Maintain and submit reimbursement requests for trail maintenance and grooming efforts.

  7. Work with snowmobile and ATV/UTV Associations/Clubs to develop and maintain recreational trail network.

  8. Periodically inspect trails to insure that they are in safe and usable conditions and/or under compliance with maintenance agreements. Keep records of trail inspections/conditions and publish trail condition reports.

  9. Manage dam operation, including daily water level readings, record keeping, water level manipulation, and scheduling inspections.

  10. Develop and administer dam inspection, maintenance, and construction contracts.

  11. Supervise and manage fulltime and seasonal staff including, hiring, assigning work, and reviewing performance.

  12. Provide oversight and enforce County ordinances, policies, and regulations.

  13. Coordinate and administer FEMA damage recovery projects.

  14. Deliver monthly report to the Forest, Parks, and Recreation Committee on program updates and accomplishments.

  15. Develop, coordinate, and maintain productive relationships with partnering agencies, citizen groups, recreational clubs, user groups, private businesses, and other organizations.

  16. Represent the Department on local and regional committees related to recreational program offerings.

  17. Available to attend periodic recreational, user group, and/or partnership meetings during off-hours.

  18. Available by phone contact during off-hours, weekends, and holidays as necessary.

The ideal candidate will have effective leadership skills with the ability to deliver high quality parks and recreational services. The successful candidate will be an energetic self-starter that possesses the ability to manage multiple priorities, is an effective communicator and creative problem solver, displays excellent customer service skills, and has a strong aptitude for building trusting partnerships. We are looking for a highly motivated, team player who has a positive, enthusiastic attitude.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Outdoor Recreation, Recreation Management, Forestry, Natural Resources, or related field from an accredited University or College, and two years of related experience and/or training in program management, public land administration, and/or park or facility management -OR- equivalent combination of education and work experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform essential duties and responsibilities.



This position has a field-based component. Approximately 50% of the work is performed in a field-based environment with the remaining 50% performed within an office setting. The typical field-based setting requires exposure to inclement weather conditions and natural terrain. Seasonal winter conditions often include ice, snow, and cold. Seasonal summer conditions often include heat, humidity, and exposure to biting insects.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform rigorous physical exertion for extended periods of time including, but not limited to, walking, lifting, bending, pushing, pulling, sitting, standing; and reaching, grasping, talking, hearing, and seeing. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift up to 100 pounds and apply up to 500 pounds of force to push, pull or otherwise move objects. The employee is frequently required to walk, stand, talk, hear, see, and perform repetitive motions.

The employee will spend long hours in the field in a recreational area or trail setting. At times, the incumbent must spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers. The employee must also have the physical ability, in all types of weather conditions, to operate four-wheel drive vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, and power tools. At times, the employee will be exposed to moderate to loud noise created by trucks and heavy equipment.


Must possess a valid driver's license. Structured interview and background investigation required. Must pass a pre-employment physical examination.

Apply online at under Employment Opportunities

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 Douglas County Forestry Department


Holly Mortenson

 Closing Date

January 27, 2019

 $21.00-$22.50 DOQ

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To apply, go to to access the posting and the online application. Materials received through mail, email or fax will not be considered.

In addition to the essential duties and responsibilities, the Trades Specialist II will be responsible for HVAC maintenance and repair. The successful candidate must possess knowledge of electrical installation and demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot electrical issues while also having general building maintenance repair experience. Current CFC certification is required or the ability to achieve certification within 12 months of hire. Weekend availability is required from May through August.

Overview: Under the general supervision of the Trades Manager, the Trades Specialist II performs construction and maintenance of park district physical assets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1.Prepare, build, maintain, and repair all aspects of park buildings and facilities including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, masonry, chemical related systems and painting tasks. 2.Inspect, maintain, and repair HVAC: furnace, boiler units, AC, other facility environmental controls, facilities, hardscapes and systems. 3.Accept, update, and close work orders in work order system software. 4.Order and inventory equipment and supplies. 5.Perform set-up, support and take-down for special events. 6.Perform diagnostic work including review, interpretation and application information in operator's manuals. 7.Respond to afterhours emergency service request. 8.Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with residents, customers, vendors, community partners and co-workers. 9.Follow and model compliance with all District, State, Federal and departmental safety and risk management, personnel, administrative policies and procedures, ordinances and regulations. 10.Maintain a proactive approach to safety and risk management. Report all accidents, incidents and unsafe conditions in a timely manner. 11.Comply with District financial policies. Communicate budgetary requests to supervisor. 12.Monitor work of contractors. 13.Gather information for and prepare reports, proposals and records.

Other Duties and Responsibilities: •Operate a variety of equipment and motor vehicles (i.e. dump trucks, pick-up trucks, end loaders, and back hoes). •Assists in training, preparing work schedules, and delegating work to part time staff in their performance of duties.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: •Understand and follow oral and written instructions. •Knowledge of the methods, practices, use, and operation of equipment and tools used in general maintenance and construction. Ability to read and interpret mechanical and technical drawings. •Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work schedule. •Working skill in performing a variety of skilled maintenance and manual tasks. •Knowledge of HVAC, Building Automation Systems and pump systems required. •Knowledge of MMIS, Word and Excel spreadsheet applications preferred. •Working skill in the operation of tractors, trucks, and other light automotive equipment. •Skill in maintenance and repair of building roofing and envelope systems required. •Skill in electrical systems required for installation and maintenance of interior and exterior lighting systems. •Skill in installing and maintaining plumbing, drainage and irrigation systems. •Skill in cutting, welding and soldering a plus. •Ability to perform both rough and finish carpentry required.

Education and Experience: •High school graduate or equivalent required. •Certificate program or associates degree desired in facility maintenance or technical field. •Five (5) years experience in general maintenance or construction, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. •Valid (Class B CDL) driver's license or ability to obtain within three (3) months of hire.

Special Considerations: •Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. •Ability to move from site to site. •Ability to occasionally lift, carry and move heavy (>50 lbs.) objects. •Exposure to pesticides, chemicals, dust, exhaust fumes, dirt, loud noises, and insect bites. •Prolonged standing, lifting, stooping, bending, twisting and climbing for extended periods of time. •Exposed to heights. •Subject to confined space entry. •Subject to respirator use. Employee will be required to pass a Quantitative Fit Test. •Manual dexterity and strength to operate power-operated equipment/machines. •Occasional manipulation of assigned office equipment. •Schedule may change based on District requirements.

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 Naperville Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $30,000+ depending on qualifications

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Please apply for this position on-line at


Security/Parks Maintenance Technician

Summary: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Parks and Properties and Superintendent of Recreation, this Parks Department employee shall perform tasks which include, but are not limited to, custodial duties, facility security, repairs and maintenance of grounds and facilities, maintenance & prepping of the ball fields, and assist with ice & snow removal. This employee will perform custodial duties at Western Avenue School, Playhouse 38 and Geneva High School and conduct security checks at various parks and facilities throughout the Park District. The work day for this position is normally scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, and then on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Supervisor: The Security/Parks Maintenance Technician reports to the Park Foreman, Superintendent of Parks and Properties, Superintendent of Recreation and the Executive Director.

Qualifications: Minimum includes completion of a high school education and knowledge of facility, grounds and equipment repairs and maintenance, construction and facility security.

Essential Functions Sunday and Monday: 1. Perform custodial maintenance and repairs for continual upkeep and cleanliness of the facilities as assigned, including but not limited to outdoor restrooms, Western Avenue School, Geneva High School, Playhouse 38, Sunset Pool, the Skate Park, Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course and Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center.

  1. Complete security checks at the Sunset Community Center and Sunset Racquetball & Fitness Center, Peck Farm Park, Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, as well as seasonal facilities as assigned, including but not limited to, the Sunset Pool, the Mill Creek Pool, the Skate Park, the Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course, Moore Spray Park, gymnasiums, parking lots and outdoor restrooms.

  2. Complete night lock up of various seasonal facilities, including but not limited to, outdoor restrooms, Moore Spray Park and the Skate Park.

  3. Check in with front desk and custodial staff at Sunset Community Center and Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center. Mail and package run between facilities.

  4. Assist with special events (Sunday Concerts at River Park, Playhouse 38 Productions, Nutcracker Dance, etc.) as needed.

  5. Park security checks. Empty full garbage cans as necessary and as time allows.

  6. Answer cell phone and respond to items needing immediate attention.

  7. Complete facility maintenance schedules and checklists of Sunset Community Center, Sunset Racquetball & Fitness Center and Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, as well as seasonal facilities as assigned.

  8. Set-up and clean-up classes/programs offered at Western Avenue School, gymnastics at Geneva High School and at Playhouse 38 as described below. At times, if necessary, also at the Sunset Community Center, Sunset Racquetball & Fitness Center and Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center.

Western Avenue School • Open Western Ave School and set up for programs • Clean bathrooms, gym and foyer area at Western Avenue School • Clean bathroom sinks, toilets, mirrors, windows • Check all dispensers for needed refills • Vacuum gym and foyer rugs • Dust mop or spot wet mop gym floor and foyer as needed • Maintain order and cleanliness of bleachers, storage area and gym floor • Clean gym floor with scrubber if necessary • Lock outside doors, check bathrooms, turn off lights, check doors, set alarm

Geneva High School Gymnastics • Maintain stock in all dispensers • Dispose of any garbage • Sweep and mop floors • Vacuum carpets • Clean counter tops, cabinets, desks, drinking fountains, equipment (don’t clean bars) and landing area • Dust furniture in lobby • Wash windows • Supervise building while on duty

Playhouse 38 • Performance Room: -Sweep stage -Wipe down tables & chairs, straighten chairs -Vacuum floor & empty garbage • Bathrooms: -Clean toilets, sinks, mirrors & wipe down grab bars -Restock toilet paper, hand towels & soap -Empty garbage & mop floors • Hallway: -Vacuum carpet -Sweep/mop tile

  1. Complete minor construction and repair projects as necessary.

  2. Operate and maintain motorized equipment and cleaning equipment.

  3. Review inventory of cleaning supplies, outdoor restroom supplies and equipment, and notify the proper personnel when products need to be ordered; assist with distribution as directed.

Essential Functions Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 1. In Spring and Fall, in the absence of summer/seasonal staff, assist with prepping baseball/softball fields, lining athletic fields (baseball/softball foul lines, soccer, lacrosse and football) and tending to maintenance issues with baseball and softball fields. 2. In Summer, help as needed with prepping baseball and softball fields after rain has ended. 3. In Winter, assist with snow and ice removal as needed, ice rink maintenance, picnic table repairs and other various projects 4. Disc golf inspections and maintenance. 5. Weekly maintenance items in Wheeler Park – blow debris off and away from tennis courts, parking lot cleanup, monitor tree line/wooded area for debris, hardscape maintenance, etc. 6. Assist security personnel with moving items related to PH38 as needed. 7. Assist with vehicle cleanup.

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.

Marginal Functions: 1. Relocate any furniture/equipment when requested.

  1. Assist with any repairs/installation of equipment.

  2. Set up for Park District classes.

  3. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.

  4. Perform other general Park District duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements: 1. Ability to operate Park District vehicles. 2. 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.

  1. The Security/Parks Maintenance Technician must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgement in keeping with the mission of the Park District.

  2. Exposed to elements when performing outdoor functions. Most activities are performed indoors; these conditions include lighting and temperature.

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 Geneva Park District


Jerry Culp

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14.00 per hour

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Grounds Maintenance Laborer/Full-Time/Entry-Level

Mt. Prospect Park District was incorporated in June 1955, and is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Encompassing more than 454 acres, the Park District provides recreation programs, facilities and services to portions of Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines and Elk Grove Village with a total population of 215,000. Mt. Prospect Park District offers its residents a total of 32 parks and recreational facilities including, a 3-1/2 star golf course, neighborhood playgrounds, pools, fitness centers, ball diamonds, biking and walking paths.

We are currently searching for a full-time, entry-level Grounds Maintenance Laborer. The Grounds Maintenance Laborer performs routine maintenance of our parks and facilities under the direction of the Grounds Department Manager.

We offer a generous benefit package, including: Medical Coverage, Dental Coverage, Short Term Disability, Long-Term Disability (IMRF), Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF), 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits, Vision Reimbursement Program.

APPLY ONLINE ONLY: Or visit us at – click on “Careers” at the top of the page and look under Vacancies for the Maintenance/Ground Maintenance Laborer job posting.

Grounds Maintenance Laborer Duties:

Perform to the best of their ability on all jobs assigned by the Grounds Department Manager including: ● small and large equipment operation ● maintenance and upkeep of tools and equipment ● general park maintenance and cleanup ● landscaping work ● general labor work ● building and grounds maintenance ● athletic field maintenance ● general assistance to the skilled and semi-skilled maintenance staff ● any and all duties pertaining to the physical operation of the Park District

Able to work with other departments under assigned supervision to accomplish special tasks.

Purchase materials as needed with the approval of the Grounds Department Manager.

Participate in the winter snow removal and ice-making operations.

Respond in person, for emergency night and weekend jobs when required by management.

Able to work special events from time to time at night and on weekends.

Participate in the Park District’s Safety Training programs.

Be familiar with and abide by Park District policies and procedures.

All other duties as assigned by the Grounds Department Manager, Director of Parks and Planning, and/or the Executive Director. However, in an emergency, perform all other duties as required.

Grounds Maintenance Laborer Qualifications:

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must have a High School education or GED equivalent or any combination of experience and training, which provides the required knowledge and skills for this position.

Must be able to communicate effectively with others to allow for the coordination of work, safety, and in emergency situations.

Must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license.

Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Illinois Commercial Driver’s license, (CDL), Class B, if requested.

Must be able to operate tractors, trucks and equipment.

Must possess a basic knowledge in the use of common hand tools and power tools.

Must be able to work without supervision.

Physical Job Qualifications: Must be physically able to: frequently ascend/descend more than a 25% grade, lift 50 lbs. from a squat position, push/pull, reach, walk; occasionally balance, bend (must be able to bend at waist and touch the floor with fingertips), climb, crawl, crouch, kneel for long periods of time, sit, stoop; and constantly handle objects.

Must be able to work in inclement weather for prolonged periods. Grounds Maintenance Laborers are regularly exposed to outdoor conditions including rain, sun, wind, high humidity, and excessive heat and cold.

Due to the needs of the Park District, evening and weekend hours may be required. Your work schedule may vary and your workweek may exceed 40 hours at times.

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.


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 Mt. Prospect Park District


Mary Kiaupa

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled