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 $55,263

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JOB OVERVIEW:
Vision yourself as an integral part in preserving and restoring natural areas for the benefits of the flora and fauna! This position is responsible for the management and restoration of the natural features on District lands. See yourself conducting biological inventories, designing and implementing natural habitat restoration projects, conducting follow up management on remnant natural communities and previously completed natural habitat restoration projects, and monitoring natural features on District lands as assigned.

What are we looking for? We are looking for an individual with considerable knowledge in the area ecological principles, Midwest natural communities, and natural history. Additionally, an individual with a Bachelor's degree (B. A./ B.S.) from four-year college or university in biology, ecology, zoology, or a natural resource related field and four (4) years related experience working in a natural resource management program; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

As for certifications, preferably the individual would hold certifications in prescribed burning and USDA Pesticide Operator’s License or be willing to achieve within one year of date of employment.

BENEFITS: As a full-time position, this position is provided with generous benefits including, but not limited to, insurance (medical, dental, vision, and life), holiday pay, paid time off, and IMRF pension.

APPLICATION: Applicant can locate full job description and online application at www.mccdistrict.org.

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 McHenry County Conservation District

 Contact

Jenny Heider
815-338-6223
jheider@mccdistrict.org

 Closing Date

May 27, 2022

 $55,263

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JOB OVERVIEW:
Vision yourself as an integral part in preserving and restoring natural areas for the benefits of the flora and fauna! This position is responsible for the management and restoration of the natural features on District lands. See yourself conducting biological inventories, designing and implementing natural habitat restoration projects, conducting follow up management on remnant natural communities and previously completed natural habitat restoration projects, and monitoring natural features on District lands as assigned.

What are we looking for? We are looking for an individual with considerable knowledge in the area ecological principles, Midwest natural communities, and natural history. Additionally, an individual with a Bachelor's degree (B. A./ B.S.) from four-year college or university in biology, ecology, zoology, or a natural resource related field and four (4) years related experience working in a natural resource management program; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

As for certifications, preferably the individual would hold certifications in prescribed burning and USDA Pesticide Operator’s License or be willing to achieve within one year of date of employment.

BENEFITS: As a full-time position, this position is provided with generous benefits including, but not limited to, insurance (medical, dental, vision, and life), holiday pay, paid time off, and IMRF pension.

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 McHenry County Conservation District

 Contact

Jenny Heider
815-338-6223
jheider@mccdistrict.org

 Closing Date

May 27, 2022

 $88,000 - $90,000

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    JOB OPENING
    DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

It shall be the mission of the Forest Preserve District of Kane County to acquire, hold, and maintain lands within Kane County that contribute to the conservation of natural and historic resources and habitats, flora or fauna; and to restore, restock, protect and preserve such lands for the environmental education, recreation, pleasure and well-being of all its citizens. Our goal is to Preserve and Restore the Nature of Kane County.

WORKSITE LOCATION: DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS, GENEVA, ILLINOIS APPROXIMATELY 60 MILES WEST OF CHICAGO

HOURS/SCHEDULE: FULL TIME, 40-HOURS PER WEEK, M-F

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED All candidates must apply on-line at: https://www.applitrack.com/kaneforest/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url

POSITION SUMMARY
An employee in this classification performs work of considerable difficulty planning, organizing, directing and managing all functions and operations of the Human Resources department, including implementing Human Resources policies and programs and all aspects of employee relations and development. This position will manage staffing and recruiting, organizational development, performance management, labor law compliance, training, unemployment, safety and wellness, loss control, workers’ compensation, recognition, compensation and benefits, and volunteer management. Direction is provided by the Executive Director and supervision is provided to paraprofessional staff.

ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES and FUNCTIONS to be performed with or without reasonable accommodation • Provides leadership and direction to the Human Resources, Safety and Volunteer functions of the District. • Develops Human Resources’ strategies through identifying, researching and analyzing human resources data and trends. • Makes recommendations to the Executive Director which are in line with the District’s goals and objectives. • Administers human resources operations including recruitment, compensation, benefits administration, orientation, training and employee relations. • Prepares and manages the Human Resources’ department budget. • Guides management and employees actions by researching, developing, writing and updating policies, procedures, and guidelines; communicates and guides organizational values through coaching. • Administers and oversees employment activities such as recruitment, advertising, job posting, pre- and post-employment screening, reference checks, new employee orientations, hiring and terminations. • Administers the development and implementation of employee recognition programs. • Administers the employee benefit programs, including but not limited to, health insurance, employee assistance program and retirement plans. • Coordinates the District’s leadership training and professional coaching program. • Investigates and resolves employee relations issues including supporting conflict resolution issues. • Provides support to managers and supervisors with employee performance and development, coaching, and disciplinary action. • Administers workers’ compensation and related programs program in conjunction with District’s risk management agency. • Administers the District’s ID card access system and alarm panel permissions for all facilities. • Serves compliance roles such as the District’s ethics advisor, in conjunction with the District’s legal counsel, and the District’s HIPAA compliance officer. • Coordinates and oversees the unemployment claims process in conjunction with the District’s third party administrator. • Prepares human resource reports for review by the Executive Director and presentation to the Commission. • Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures and reporting are in compliance. • Develops and maintains all personnel policy handbooks, forms, brochures, training resources and other Human Resources materials for distribution. • Administers personnel files and records including maintenance of records within the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) database.
• Responds to inquiries and proactively communicates information regarding policies, procedures, benefits and programs. • Coordinates, updates and administers the job evaluation system including updates to job descriptions. • Works with the District’s legal counsel on any personnel or safety related issues. • Participates in the development of District-wide policies and practices. • Develops the organizational structure of the department in accordance with professional standards and sound management techniques and principles, District policies and ordinances. • Hires, directs, manages, evaluates, promotes, disciplines and recommends such action for assigned personnel with the advice and consent of the Executive Director, following procedures established by the District and directs changes as needed. • Possesses and maintains a valid and current Illinois Driver’s License free from suspension or revocation during term of employment; must maintain insurability with the District’s fleet insurance carrier. • Attends professional conferences, workshops and seminars as appropriate within budget parameters • Obtains and maintains all required licenses and certifications and keeps up-to-date on professional trends and developments related to position accountabilities. • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, the Employee Handbook, and applicable laws and regulations. • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related discipline; and ten (10) years of progressively responsible human resources; five (5) years of senior-level management experience in human resources or an equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and training. • Completion of SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP and/or SPHR/PHR, or equivalent certification.

CONTACT: Mary Ann Ping, Human Resources Generalist 1996 South Kirk Road, Suite 320, Geneva IL 60134 Tel: (630) 208-8662; Email: hrforest@kaneforest.com; Web: www.kaneforest.com

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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 Forest Preserve District of Kane County

 Contact

Mary Ann Ping
630-208-8662
pingmaryann@kaneforest.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled