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All applicants must apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/rparks/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Parks

SUMMARY

The Park Foreman is responsible for the coordination of the maintenance, repair, and improvement of District buildings, grounds, facilities including aquatics, and equipment. The Parks Foreman also participates in the planning and managing of Parks Department operations, including administrative functions, working with other departments, and managing the Parks Department in the absence of the Superintendent of Parks and Planning. Oversees the day-today activities of the Parks department. Provides daily supervision of Park Specialist’s, Facility Attendants and seasonal staff. Responsible for training full-time, part time and seasonal staff.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS • Minimum 5 years of applicable, or related, experience. Trade experience preferred. • High School Diploma. Associates Degree preferred. • Illinois Driver’s License is required. • Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months. • Illinois Department of Agricultural Operator or Applicator Pesticide Spray License or ability to obtain within 6 months. • Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months. • Must portray a mature and positive attitude. • Must be detail oriented to be able to process information accurately, follow through on projects, give clear direction to other staff, work with little supervision and effectively and efficiently train other staff. • Must have strong communication skills and be able to work well with a variety of staff, other departments and public. • Computer skills: Work Order tracking software, Microsoft Office, basic Excel, ability to source products on internet and coordinate with suppliers. • Experience using mowers, vehicles (such as pickup truck and/or dump truck), snow plows, heavy equipment, grading tractor), hand tools and other power equipment, computer and smartphone, copier/scanner/fax. • Must complete a background check form which will be submitted to the Illinois State Police for review and a driver’s abstract form which will be submitted to the IDOT.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks.

• Lead training of all parks staff on daily and seasonal maintenance, preventative maintenance, park improvements, equipment maintenance and repairs. • Make recommendations to the Superintendent of Parks and Planning for improving productivity, efficiency of duties and appropriate staffing levels. • Review, schedule and maintain status of work orders. • Plan, assign and inspect when completed the daily and weekly work assignments for parks staff. • Plan and implement annual preventative maintenance schedules for parks and park buildings. • Make recommendations for overall park improvements and repairs. • Athletic field layout, construction, repairs and maintenance. • Responsible for promptly reporting to the Superintendent of Parks and Planning any damages or vandalism found at Park District properties. • Inspection reporting for playgrounds, athletic fields and parks. • Construction and/or repair of park and playground equipment including, but not limited to, park building; roofs, doors, windows, electrical, plumbing, painting and sign maintenance. • Facility repairs including, but not limited to, roofs, doors, and windows, electrical, plumbing work, and painting. • General road, and pathway repair including asphalt patching and gravel road maintenance. • Planting, trimming and removal of trees and shrubs. • Plan the snow removal operations for Park District properties and other designated areas as assigned. • Provides safety training and maintains training records. • Processes and approves bi-weekly payroll. • Provides input to the Parks Manager on staff performance evaluations. • Maintains equipment and supply inventory. • Assists Superintendent of Parks and Planning with preparation of annual budget, and setting of department goals and priorities. • Maintains, repairs and diagnoses problems relating to pool systems. • Maintains pool water chemistry. Diagnoses, troubleshoots and repairs problems with chemical feed equipment. • Maintains a working knowledge of all general and departmental safety rules. Enforces safety rules and improves public and employee knowledge by preventing, confronting and correcting unsafe behavior. • Follows, administers and implements district policies, guidelines and crises management. • Flexibility to be available for emergency call-outs during off time as needed. Will be required to work weekends and evenings as necessary. • Performs other related duties and/or special projects as assigned.

Roselle Park District provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital and housing status.

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 Roselle Park District

 Contact

NIcholas Kapetan
6309944589
nkapetan@rparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $39,573-$65,959 annual salary depending on qualifications plus excellent benefit package

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The Waukegan Park District serves a community of over 90,000 residents in northern Illinois 40 miles north of Chicago on Lake Michigan. The park district provides year round recreation and leisure opportunities to all ages and abilities. The Waukegan Park District is seeking to fill the position of Recreation Specialist of Aquatic Programs and Services for our indoor aquatics facility at the Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center.

Responsibilities and Duties: Assist with planning, organization, implementation, and oversight of recreational/general interest programs and special events with an emphasis on aquatics activities. Assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of aquatics operational procedures. Assist in the assigning and scheduling of aquatics personnel to maximize customer satisfaction. Remain current on aquatic safety procedures. Assist in the coordination of new member orientation appointments with service staff. Assist in the management of fitness member registration, renewals, leave of absence, and refunds. Manage service to patrons at aquatics facilities. Communicate safety procedures to employees, patrons, and guest. Provide direct leadership and supervision to all assigned recreation programs and services. Provide developmentally appropriate activities that meet the needs and interests of participants. Assist in the development and implementation of long-range plans and strategies. Develop and implement annual goals and objectives. Oversee all aquatic lessons, interacting with customers to gauge efficiency and needed program improvements. Evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of aquatic program and services, making recommendations on introduction or deletion of programs and services. Assist in the development and implementation of specific program details consistent with recreation marketing strategy. Assist in the development and implementation of a marketing strategy for recreation programs, services, and facilities consisting of appropriate pricing and promotional efforts. Assist with membership recruitment, registration, retention and marketing. Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate part time, seasonal/temporary staff and volunteers. Contract with independent contractors and vendors for programs and services as needed. Review and prepare costs for program centers of the annual budget. Secure alternative funding through grants, sponsorships, and fund raising. Purchase, distribute, and maintain proper inventory of all supplies and materials. Prepare and maintain management reports and records regarding programs and services. Transport supplies via park district vehicles. Assist with management of field house and pool as needed. Assist with scheduling aquatic facility program use. Monitor safety and cleanliness of the aquatic facilities including such amenities as the floor/deck, equipment, and locker rooms. Perform basic aquatic mechanical room operations and basic pool chemical applications. Establish a cooperative planning and working relationship with community agencies and organizations. Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions. Conduct self in accordance with the policies and procedures as established by the park district. Participate in park district Safety and Training Program to ensure that work performed and services provided are implemented in a safe manner. Assist staff and volunteers in the performance of their duties. Participate and become involved in organizations and/or community meetings whose purpose will be of benefit to the park district operation. Serve on in-house committees. Attend seminars and training workshops. Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Qualifications: Bachelor Degree in Recreation Administration, Sports Management, Fitness Management, Exercise Physiology/Science, or related field. Minimum one (1) year experience in a recreational setting, preferably in a recreation department, aquatic facility. May be obtained through a combination of seasonal, part time, or temporary positions. Valid driver's license required.

Employment Conditions: Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) Certificate required within one year. Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certificate required within one year. Jeff Ellis and Associates Lifeguard Instructor certificate required within six months. Water Safety Instructor certification required within six month. First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one year.

Apply online at: https://phl.applitrack.com/waukeganparks/onlineapp/

Contact: Elizabeth Fallon Department Coordinator Waukegan Park District 847-782-3626 efallon@waukeganparks.org

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 Waukegan Park District

 Contact

Elizabeth Fallon
8477823626
efallon@waukeganparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting at $20.00

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For more information and to apply please visit our website at: https://www.elkgroveparks.org/Employment

JOB SUMMARY Under the direct supervision of the Fitness General Manager, the Group Exercise Supervisor is responsible for the vision, creation, coordination, and quality of all Group Exercise and Yoga programming at the Fitness Center.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS ● Leads the development, implementation, and oversight of a wide variety of group exercise, yoga, and teen group classes. Submits and approves payroll. ● Monitor and evaluate current trends in group exercise and yoga, develop new class formats as appropriate. ● Develop and write class protocols, communicate and ensure compliance of Group Exercise and yoga team members. ● Responsible for the hiring, training, scheduling, evaluation, coaching, mentoring and supervision of assigned staff. ● Responsible for approving payroll for assigned staff. ● Maintains budgeted allowance for Group Exercise operations. ● Performs quality control of classes on a regular basis. ● Subs classes when needed. ● Teaches a minimum of one and up to 8 Group Exercise/Yoga classes per week, while maintaining part-time employment status. ● Sustains long-term member participation in group exercise and yoga programs by providing motivation, implementing new programs, and developing new materials. ● Monitors the conditions of group exercise/yoga equipment and ensures proper preventative maintenance activities occur. ● Drives for continued increase in Group Exercise penetration numbers, tracks numbers on KPI sheets. ● Implement new group exercise schedules quarterly, responding to member feedback, current trends, penetration numbers, and budgetary concerns. ● Assist Fitness General Manager on marketing of fitness programming ● Perform 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ● Ability to work with program budgets. ● Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
● Ability to maintain high standards of quality for customer service. ● Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees. ● Must be flexible to work as assigned during all facility hours of operation. ● Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. ● Demonstrate knowledge of general fitness center safety. ● Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees. ● Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. ● Demonstrate excellent general office and organizational skills, budgeting, and use of Google Suite.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE ● Nationally recognized Group Exercise certification required. ● Personal Training certification and specialty certifications (such as Zumba, cycle, yoga) preferred. ● CPR & AED certified ● High School Diploma.

For more information and to apply please visit our website at: https://www.elkgroveparks.org/Employment

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 Elk Grove Park District

 Contact

Christy King
8472283504
cking@elkgroveparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 38,000-42,000

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Oversees the operations of the aquatics department and programs, including staff supervision, budget management, and planning.  Coordinates and supervises the day-to-day operation of aquatic programs.  Maintains records, schedules staff, and ensures proper pool maintenance.  Provides swim instruction and life guarding as necessary.

Scope of Responsibilities:

Manages aquatic programs, complying with all Association standards and safety procedures.  In addition, also responsible for hiring, training and supervising staff and volunteers for all aquatic programs.  Develops, manages, and monitors aquatic department budgets.  Assesses and recommends budgeting for facility and equipment needs. Also provides data and reports on assigned programs in support of the planning process of the branch and Association. Provides leadership and support to the annual fundraising campaign, and other volunteer committees as assigned. Develops, produces and disseminates appropriate program information in order to promote aquatic programs to the public and to current members. Ensures that program areas, equipment and supplies are maintained in an orderly and safe manner. Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor or the person responsible for those items at your site. Follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to managing visitors and guests at our facilities. Report any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor. Complete all child abuse prevention training as required. Completes all other projects as assigned by the Executive Director.  Support the interest of the Association as defined by the Director, President and Boards and the strategic plans of those entities. 

Commitment to Inclusion:

Supports the YMCA’s commitment to inclusion of all members as required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Job responsibilities may include implementing program modifications for persons with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, including but not limited to the injection of medical glucagon to members with Type 1 diabetes in emergency situations. Appropriate training and development will be provided to YMCA team members based on your role and responsibilities.

Requirements:

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or related field with 1 to 3 years aquatics experience with at least 3 years supervisory experience.  Current YMCA or ARC Lifeguard certification.  Proficient in swimming and safety skills.  Must pass a water skills test and written exam.  Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all swimmers.  Physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aide effectively.  Physical mobility to properly use aquatic equipment to rescue a 200lb person.  Physically able to see, hear, and communicate clearly.  Able to read, write, and perform basic math to complete daily chemical logs and individual must possess strong organizational, budgetary, computer and communication skills, written and verbal.  Ability to train swim and fitness instructors.  Excellent communication and public relations skills.  Requires trainer-level certification in YMCA Swim Lessons: Fitness Classes, Youth & Adult, Preschool, and Child/Parent.

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 YMCA of Metro Chicago

 Contact

Richard Harper
3124402444
rharper@ymcachicago.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $41,600

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Description:

Under the direction and supervision of the Aquatic Manager, the Aquatic Recreation Supervisor is responsible for assisting the Aquatic Manager with the aquatic operation of the Vaughan Athletic Center and seasonal operation of the Park District’s two outdoor pools. This includes all management of lifeguards, in-service training, administrative paperwork, aquatic programming, facility scheduling and special events. Additionally, the position will oversee all employee training in CPR/AED/First Aid and lifeguard training. The Aquatic Recreation Supervisor is responsible for ensuring quality customer service while providing a clean and safe environment. This position is at-will and hours will vary depending on the season and need. This is an at-will position.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be dependable and reliable with a strong sense of safety and responsibility to oversee pool operations, aquatic programming and the care of our guests. Must be a certified provider in First Aid, CPR and AED. Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a lead or head guard role and be certified as an Ellis & Associates lifeguard trainer or obtain within one month of employment. Ability to use aquatic equipment to rescue a 200 lb. person. Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all swimmers. Strong and effective communication skills in both verbal and written form with the ability and desire to provide quality customer service is essential. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Proficient computer skills required. Cash handling experience preferred. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays. Bachelor’s degree in recreation administration or related field preferred.

Hours: Full-time, salaried position

Please apply on our website: www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org/about-us/employment/

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 Fox Valley Park District

 Contact

Lisa Santoria
6309664517
lsantoria@fvpd.net

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled