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 $50,064 - $62,569

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The City of Beloit has an employment opportunity in the Parks and Recreation Division of the Department of Public Works and is currently accepting applications for the position of Recreation Coordinator.

This position is responsible for developing, organizing, planning, and implementing assigned recreation and athletic programs. Additionally, assisting the Recreation Supervisor in the overall management of recreational facilities that support these programs, including but not limited to the Ice Arena, Municipal Pool, Rotary River Center, and Concession Operations at the Riverside Park Lagoon.

Qualified candidates will be expected to have a creative, problem-solving approach and well-developed interpersonal communication skills and an ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with staff, elected and appointed officials, government agencies, service and community organizations, private business and the general public.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Parks and Recreation Administration or a related field. A minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience in the Parks and Recreation field. Certified Parks and Recreation Professional is preferred, or the ability to obtain certification within 1 year of employment. Certified in First Aid and CPR or ability to obtain certification within 1 year of employment. Other combinations of training and/or experience which can be demonstrated to result in the possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position will also be considered.

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 City of Beloit


 Closing Date

July 2, 2019

 38,599 - 45,215

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Under general supervision, is responsible for coordinating recreation classes and activities for all age groups, interests, and abilities for assigned recreational area. Plans, develops, promotes, staffs, and evaluates events and programming in the recreation division.

Qualified applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Parks & Recreation Management, Sports Management, Business Administration or a related field and prior customer service experience. Prior experience in parks & recreation is desired. A valid driver's license is required.

For priority consideration, submit application by 6/28/19.

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 City of Wentzville


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,034 - $53,792

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Work with community leaders, including all schools, public and private, in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. CROYA is the community-based youth organization funded by The City of Lake Forest and the Village of Lake Bluff. • Must be enthusiastic and capable of working with both middle school and high school youth. • Activities include working weekdays (including coordinating after school drop-in program), weeknights, and multiple weekends per month. • Attend occasional weekend retreats, lock-ins, and road trips. • Daily hours will vary.

Must have skills in: • facilitating the development of leadership skills with team building, decision making and group processing; • empowering young adults to bring their creative ideas to life in realistic and appropriate ways; • assisting young adults in managing their lives while building skills for future endeavors; • guiding young adults in learning valuable life skills including accountability, ethics, values, civility, and service; • general assessment of at-risk youth to provide appropriate referrals.

Requires BA/BS degree in Psychology, Social Work, Recreation, Education, or a related field.

This is your chance to become a member of a team that’s recognized as a national model for community-based youth organizations. To find out more about CROYA, visit

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 The City of Lake Forest


Human Resources

 Closing Date

July 7, 2019

 Range starts at $21.00/hr depending on qualifications and experience

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The Woodridge Park District located in Woodridge, Illinois has an opening for a Landscape Specialist. As a four time Illinois Distinguished & Accredited Agency Award recipient, the Woodridge Park District serves approximately 35,500 residents with 690 acres of parks and sites offering over 1,000 programs each year. The successful candidate will be responsible for landscape installations and management practices for all plant material located on park district managed properties.

POSITION: This is a full time, non-exempt position with an exceptional benefit package that includes medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off, pension plan (IMRF) and much more.


• Minimum of a certificate of completion in landscape management, horticultural science or related field from an accredited college or university. Associate’s Degree in landscape management, horticultural science or related field from an accredited junior college, college, or university preferred.

• Certified Landscape Technician – Exterior (CLT-E) preferred.

• Advanced knowledge of landscape management practices and plant materials.

• Advanced understanding of plant materials, plant care, and culture practices, pruning techniques, horticultural equipment, pest identification, and general maintenance practices.

• Ability to operate vehicles and heavy equipment, operate power equipment and use hand tools.

• Ability to calculate, prepare, mix, spray/spread fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders.

RESPONSIBILITY: This position is responsible to prepare, maintain and culture all plant material (annual & perennial plants, ground covers, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, lawn/turf) to include but not limited to: plant removal, plant installation, transplanting, pruning, cutting, mulching, aerating, weeding, seeding, sodding, edging, trimming, watering, application of fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides as needed, and turf & prairie seeding. Other responsibilities include creating planting schedules with cost estimates; creating landscape management plans; providing design recommendations for review and discussion with Planner / Project Manager; obtaining bids for landscape related services or purchases including plant material and equipment; identifying and prioritizing park maintenance problems and needs; interpreting, installing/constructing, and maintaining landscape and hardscape designs. A full job description is available upon request.

ATTRIBUTES: We are seeking a dedicated individual who is a self-starter with an eye for detail that strives for excellence; possess strong organizational skills; strong written & oral communication skills; skilled in time management; and able to problem solve in unexpected situations.

SALARY RANGE: Starting at $21.00 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.

CLOSING DATE: Position Open Until Filled

SEND COVER LETTER, RESUME AND APPLICATION TO: Woodridge Park District Connie Curry, Human Resources Manager 2600 Center Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517 (630) 353-3327 or

The application can be picked up at the Community Center at the address listed above or obtained from

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 Woodridge Park District


Connie Curry

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $20-$30.50 per hour

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The Facilities Park Specialist III performs duties under the direct supervision of the Facility and Construction Supervisor and the overall management of the Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of Parks. General responsibilities include, but are not limited to performing highly skilled task related to the planning, repair, construction and maintenance of building and park facilities. This position is educated, trained and skilled in one of the following trades HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing and Construction. This is an at-will position.


Repairs and performs routine maintenance of doors, windows, locks, flooring, roofs, minor plumbing, electrical and carpentry. Installs and repairs recreation equipment; fences, gates and signs.

Paints Park District property which includes but not limited to: picnic tables, park benches, trash containers, interior and exterior wall and building surfaces; applies sealer to courts as required.

Builds, repairs and performs maintenance on the following depending on skill level: *Electrical systems, including low voltage communication, lighting, distribution wiring *Plumbing systems and components *HVAC system and components *Building components, such as windows, doors, stairways, flooring, roofing

Performs project management by completing the followiing:* *Researches and procures supplies and materials, creating a cost estimate for various projects. *Leads and instructs crew, which may include full time, part time, and seasonal staff. *Evaluates, plans, prioritizes and directs tasks simultaneously to complete project.

Completes inspections, reports and records.

Work Environment and Location

The primary office location is located at the Park Services Office, however the position is responsible for all areas located within the radius of Dundee Township Park District. The general work environment is primarily outdoors with exposure to rapid and wide temperature variations. Exposure to extreme heat, cold, snow and rain for lengthy periods of time. The position has some indoor influences. The noise level in the work environment is usually high when outdoors and/if working with equipment, but can be normal when indoors. The position requires heavy lifting, walking and standing. Exposure to various dirt, fumes and noise, caustic chemicals, odors and vibrations can occur. Works in a fast paced environment, may be required to work in confined and/or narrow spaces. Parking for position may be up to one to two blocks from work area.

This is a full time non-exempt year round position, normally 40 hours per week. Regular work schedule is Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Weekend or holiday work may be required as well as irregular hours. Weekend or holiday hours may be required as well as extended hours as needed. A set schedule may be available.

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 Dundee Township Park District


Michelle Eckelberry

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled