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 Hiring Range: $18.00-$20.00/HR

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JOB SUMMARY Under the direction and supervision of the Facilities Foreman, the Facilities Tradesman shall be responsible for facility mechanical system repair and maintenance and assists with the overall upkeep of all facilities. This includes all physical elements of facility maintenance such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems, ice plants, roofs, building interiors and exteriors, etc. The Facilities Tradesmen also collaborates with the Facilities Foreman to ensure reporting and inspections are conducted and in a timely manner. This is an at-will position.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING High school graduate. Must have at least three years’ facility maintenance or construction experience. A strong background in electrical, plumbing or carpentry preferred. Effective communication skills in both verbal and written format. Must be in good physical condition to accomplish manual labor, strenuous at times, in all types of weather conditions including extreme heat and humidity and cold. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License.


A. Essential Functions

  1. Gain knowledge and understanding of Park District policies and procedures and see that they are always adhered to.

  2. Oversee the mechanical maintenance of District facilities. Will conduct all necessary inspections, repairs and maintenance to all mechanical systems. Will keep all physical aspects of facilities in a well-maintained condition.

  3. Supervise part time facility maintenance staff.

  4. Assist the Facilities Foreman and Superintendent of Parks & Maintenance in developing yearly budgets.

  5. Develop preventive maintenance programs.

  6. Maintain accurate and complete records of maintenance activities.

  7. Review all facility renovation and construction plans with the Facilities Foreman.

  8. Inspect and maintain all outdoor lighting and plumbing systems.

  9. Work with outside contractors to insure all construction, repair and maintenance specifications are met.

  10. Prepare written reports to the Facilities Foreman as needed.

B. Secondary Functions 1. Perform other duties and requirements as assigned.

  1. The District encourages its employees to “take ownership” of the District. As such, it shall be the responsibility of all Park District employees to pick up litter throughout the buildings, grounds, and facilities of the District.

  2. It is the responsibility of every employee to observe and follow all Park District safety policies and regulations and report any hazardous situations. The safety of staff and participants is a continuing responsibility of all employees.

  3. Employee is required to drive to various sites throughout the Park District, so the individual must possess a valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License.


  1. Capable of communicating and working with all levels of park district staff.

  2. Working knowledge of tools, equipment, and procedures used in facility maintenance and repair, including electrical, HVAC, plumbing.

  3. Knowledge in current equipment operation practices as related to operations

  4. Ability to read blueprints, schematic drawings, and other construction documents.

  5. Working knowledge of construction methods and the use of construction equipment.

  6. Ability to accurately determine repair needs, estimate the time of repairs and develop detailed project cost estimates.

  7. Ability to maintain and organize systematic, complete, and accurate records and be skilled in communicating clearly in a written manner.

  8. Ability to perform repairs and preventive maintenance as needed to keep equipment in sound and safe working order.

  9. Knowledgeable on the operation of a personal computer as it pertains to specific operations. Such as operations software, scheduling, emailing, inventories and timekeeping. Specific programs to be familiar with are: Word, Excel, Outlook, and basic understanding of the internet

  10. Possess time management and organizational skills to effectively perform his/her job responsibilities.

  11. Possess good problem-solving skills and have the capacity to act rationally and calmly in high stress and/or emergency situations.

  12. Ability to perform a full range of mechanical work including the trouble shooting of equipment for both major and minor repairs.

  13. Possess good leadership and communication skills.

  14. Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

  15. Ability to define and solve a variety of building and safety related problems.

  16. Knowledge of Safety and OSHA Regulations.

  17. Ability to follow directions and communicate in English as needed to perform job duties.

  18. Ability to read and understand materials printed in English.

  19. Ability to represent the Darien Park District in a professional manner.

  20. Strong safety awareness and judgment in safety precautions.

  21. Ability to use a phone or other communication device.

  22. Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  23. Ability to deal with multiple situations at the same time that will increase stress levels.

  24. Ability to accept constructive criticism and/or supervision.

  25. Ability to be flexible and adaptable to new situations.

  26. Possess enthusiasm and drive with a desire to accomplish goals and objectives.

  27. Ability to work in a team atmosphere, as necessary, promoting positive and effective working relationships with staff and external customers.

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Blake Ertmanis Superintendent of Parks & Facilities

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 Darien Park District


Blake Ertmanis

 Closing Date

October 15, 2018

 $125,000 - $150,000. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and will be negotiated with the Board of Trustees

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Channahon Park District seeks Executive Director Contact Name: Casey Wichmann Contact Email: Contact Phone: 217.523.4554 Closing Date: September 28, 2018 Salary: $125,000 - $150,000. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and will be negotiated with the Board of Trustees Job Title: Executive Director The Board of Commissioners is seeking to employ an Executive Director with the following qualifications, characteristics and traits:

  • A person of great integrity, honesty, self-confidence and charisma with excellent time-management and priority-setting skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in parks & recreation, administration or related field; a master’s degree and CPRP/CPRE are preferred.
  • Five to seven years of administrative experience in the park and recreation field. Experience as a director preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in seeking outside funding for the agency.
  • Strong personnel management skills, including the ability to assign personnel and delegate responsibilities with assurance and accountability.
  • Ability to provide leadership and development of long-range plans that provide for continued improvement of agency.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate effectively with all types of individuals.
  • Active community leadership with knowledge of the importance of involving communities in collaborative processes for park planning and the belief in the strength of community involvement and participation, including volunteerism.
  • Preferred management style that is collaborative and emphasizes team management.
  • Knowledgeable of park and recreation issues, trends, personnel management, creative financing, marketing and public relations.
  • Comprehensive planning skills and experience. Ability to assess community needs, research trends and innovative concepts as they apply to improvement of the agency operations and long-range planning.
  • Demonstrated success in administration and budget management. Must have experience in the creation of a sound fiscal program including: capital projects, budgeting, forecasting, development of projects through the referendum process, and other alternative funding sources; e.g. foundations/federal/state grants and enterprise operations. Application Procedure The Board of Commissioners of the Channahon Park District invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The Board is interested in the selected Executive Director to begin employment at the district tentatively by January 9, 2019. The Channahon Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications should be marked Personal and Confidential. All applicant packets must be received by September 28, 2018 and must contain the information below in order to meet the Board consideration. All documents (other than education credentials) must have a left margin of 1.5 inches. Each numbered item below needs to be on a separate page. Please do not bind or staple.

1) Formal letter of application indicating reasons you desire to be a candidate. 2) Current resume needs to include, but not be limited to, employment history, duties, number of employees supervised and budget amount managed. 3) Complete list of accomplishments/completed projects. 4) Provide at least 3 CURRENT letters of recommendation. These written references ideally should include a balance of former employers, employees and board members. 5) You must also supply 3-6 PROFESSIONAL references with complete names, addresses and phone numbers. These references need to be different from those providing letters of recommendation and will be contacted by the Illinois Association of Park Districts upon receipt. 6) Typewritten responses to the following management questions. Please limit your responses to one page per question. a. Describe your management style. b. State and discuss your philosophy of parks and recreation. c. What issues do you consider to be critically important to the park and recreation field today? d. If given the opportunity, how will you attempt to resolve these issues? e. If you were chosen for the position, what steps would you take as the district’s new leader in your first 120 days? 7) Salary history for the past 5 years. 8) Complete set of up-to-date credentials which include legal proof verifying educational degrees. Transcript or copy of degree is acceptable. 9) Written permission to contact past employers and written permission to have a criminal background check.

Mail Applications to: Screening Committee - Channahon Park District Illinois Association of Park Districts 211 East Monroe Street Springfield, IL 62701-1186 Email applications to: Questions: Call 217-523-4554 or email

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 Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD)


Casey Wichmann

 Closing Date

September 28, 2018


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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS PARK DISTRICT invites applications for the position of:

Arlington Muskie Assistant Swim Coach

SALARY: $10.00 - $15.00 Hourly OPENING DATE: 09/14/18 CLOSING DATE: 10/12/18

JOB OVERVIEW: The Arlington Heights Park District is seeking an Assistant Muskie Swim Team Coach for the winter 2018-2019 swim season. Hours are are weekday and weekend evenings with occasional weekend daytime hours for swim meets. Hours will vary but are usually between 6 and 15 per week depending on the swim meet schedule. The season runs October through mid-March. Must be available evenings during the spring and fall for pre- and post-season programming. Must attend swim meets which are held on weekend afternoons.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Supervises the swimmers during practices, meets and any Muskie swim periods. Records swimmers' meet results and distributes award ribbons to their age group as outlined in the Ribbon Procedure. Leads daily practices, utilizing workouts as outlined in the Muskie Swim Team Manual. Creates line-ups for all swim meets. Coordinates swim meet volunteers for home swim meets. Assists with the preparation, operation and clean-up of home swim meets. Communicates with the Recreation Supervisor - Aquatic Programs, other Muskie coaches, parents and swimmers. Attends and participates in all required meetings and trainings. Records swimmers' meet results, as outlined in the Ribbon Procedure. Reports unusual maintenance problems or other irregularities to the Aquatic Program Supervisor or the Aquatic Facilities Supervisor. Attends work on a regular basis.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum age of 18 is required. High school graduate or G.E.D. Minimum of one two two years experience in competitive swimming. Swim coaching experience preferred. Strong knowledge of competitive swimming. Thorough knowledge of emergency and auxiliary services available in the community when needed in emergency situations. Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. CPR (Infant, Child and Adult) and First Aid Certification. Capacity to perform CPR, first aid and water lifesaving skills when required. Capacity to work harmoniously with other aquatic staff. Ability to instruct, coach, supervise and evaluate swimmers. Ability to assign, train, supervise and evaluate coaching staff. Ability to respond to inquiries and requests received from the general public. Capacity to provide a high level of customer service to internal and external customers. Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees, children and the general public. Ability to work with general direction from immediate supervisor. Capacity to work and maintain composure in periods of high activity and in emergency situations. Capacity to follow through on tasks to completion. Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with supervisors and co-workers. Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve assigned goals. Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations. Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing. Ability to read and understand materials printed in English. Capacity to proactively resolve problems, if authorized to do so, or to refer problems to immediate supervisor.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AND PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: Standing, walking and sitting for sustained periods of time while completing work. Repetitive hand/arm movements such as when demonstrating swimming strokes. Some bending, kneeling and reaching for items off floor and high shelves. Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. in aquatic equipment, storage boxes and other supplies. General work area an indoor, smoke-free environment with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting. Occasional exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions when attending job related activities at locations away from the office. Frequent exposure to cleaning materials and pool chemicals. Capacity to work in a high stress environment under multiple deadlines and with frequent interruptions. Ability to work extra hours to accomplish and complete high volume of work. Exposure to various chemicals (i.e., chlorine, muriatic acid, diatomaceous earth, cleaning materials and disinfectants) as used in routine aquatic maintenance. Exposure to chronic infectious disease while performing routine first aid or emergency procedures. Protective clothing and equipment is required as it pertains to the particular job duty: Microshield and/or Sealeasy Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Non-Latex gloves

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 Arlington Heights Park District


Emily Sowa

 Closing Date

October 12, 2018

 Hiring Range $34,000 - $44,000 DOQ

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Benefits Complete medical/health/life/vision and dental package; vacation, holidays, personal and sick days; IMRF

Function The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for planning, leading, and evaluating assigned recreation and leisure programs.

Supervision The Recreation Coordinator is responsible to the Inclusion Manager.

Duties To instruct recreation and leisure programs as developed and sponsored by SEASPAR, with a range of twelve - sixteen hours of direct leadership per week. To plan and coordinate Special Olympics and sports programs which must meet the needs and interests of SEASPAR's residents in addition to coordinating the use of community facilities to meet program needs. To coordinate all aspects of the summer school cooperative programs (SASED). To plan a variety of aquatic programs which must meet the needs and interests of SEASPAR's residents in addition to coordinating the use of community facilities to meet program needs. To plan and coordinate several large-scale sporting events on an annual basis, including a swim meet, bowling tournament and various other sports competitions. To assist with developing, organizing, and planning weekly activities, special events, day camp, and leisure education programs for people with disabilities. To develop program goals and objectives, maintain attendance, and write evaluation reports for assigned programs. To actively support SEASPAR’s risk management program. To assist in the planning of seasonal programs and special events. To develop and manage department budgets, revenue and expenditures. Assist in the formulation and management of the recreation department budget.
To prepare and present reports relative to job duties. To assist with preparation and distribution of SEASPAR brochures and promotional materials. To obtain and maintain training and certification in first aid, CPR, Handle with Care, and others related to duties. To attend job related in-services, conferences, workshops, and classes. To monitor local, state, and national trends as they relate to SEASPAR functions. To perform other job related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions Must be able to sit 70% of the work day. Must be able to carry equipment up to 35 lbs. for up to 100 feet. Lift equipment/participants up to 50 lbs. Push participants in wheelchairs. Must be able to transfer individuals from wheelchairs to stationary seats, including restroom transfers. Must be able to drive agency vehicles and operate wheelchair lifts and tie-downs. Must have the ability to use telephone, computer, and office equipment and access files in cabinets. Must have mobility to move from one facility to another during the work day.

Worker Traits The knowledge of the basic philosophical foundation of recreation and leisure. The ability to interact effectively with and to plan for individuals with a wide range of disabilities. The ability when necessary to modify and adapt recreation activities to meet participants needs and interests. The knowledge of the philosophy of inclusion as well as ADA Accommodations. The knowledge of current inclusive practices. The knowledge of basic supervisory principles. The knowledge of current employment laws and practices. The ability to interact and plan effectively with the SEASPAR staff, parents, and staff representing park districts, schools, and other community agencies and organizations. The knowledge of schools, nursing homes, group homes, hospitals, clinics, agencies and organizations serving individuals with disabilities. The knowledge of community facilities available for SEASPAR’s use. The knowledge and skill in a wide range of recreation interest areas. The ability to set and evaluate program goals and objectives. The ability to express ideas clearly and concisely; orally and in writing. The ability to be flexible in all aspects of job responsibility. The ability to observe and accurately report on participant behavior and progress. The knowledge of and ability to practice emergency first aid and aquatic safety. The knowledge and demonstration of proper safety measures regarding equipment, supplies, and leadership while conducting programs.

Required Education and Experience – The Recreation Coordinator should be graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in recreation, therapeutic recreation, special education, or related field. The Recreation Coordinator must be a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP), or hold the highest level of certification in their field or attain certification within one year.

Condition of Employment – The Recreation Coordinator must be a licensed driver, provide and insure his/her own car, and use his/her own car for SEASPAR business, and must pass the pre-placement physical.

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Dawn Krawiec

 Closing Date

October 5, 2018

 Hiring Range: -  $43,085 - $55,144

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JOB SUMMARY Responsible for deployment and maintenance of end-user hardware and software in coordination with the rest of the Information Technology team, and for responding to helpdesk tickets and other reported Technology problems.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS •Administration of the Park District’s IT Ticketing system, including providing Tier 1 support for end-user requests and assigning tickets to other IT staff when necessary •Installation, configuration, and maintenance of end-user desktops, mobile devices (phones, tablets, desktops, and laptops) •Responding to and resolving alerts and notifications from anti-virus and anti-malware systems •Administration of desktop imaging software (ManageEngine OSDeployer) for annual desktop deployments, off-cycle deployments, and disaster recovery •Maintenance and administration of the District’s IT Asset Management system(s) •Coordination of setup and tear-down for temporary Audio/Visual setups for meetings and special events •Administration of Mobile Device Management programs (Maas360, Meraki SM) •Installation, maintenance, and monitoring of Genetec security system software and Axis security cameras throughout the Park District •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.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS •Assist with ongoing IT Projects. •Participate in on the job training or off-site training. •Respond to end-user trouble reports and outages on nights and weekends; be available to answer District-issued cell phone during all business hours of District facilities •Knowledge of audio and video equipment. •Participation in monthly off-hour maintenance windows (one weeknight per month) •Write or record documentation for various IT systems •Occasionally perform structured cabling installations or upgrades (CAT6 or Fiber Optic) •Occasionally perform basic Systems Administration tasks, such as password resets, when necessary

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS •General work area in indoors, in a smoke free environment with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting. •Works in a wide range of weather conditions, which can include cold, rain, and extreme heat. •Infrequent exposure to cleaning materials and office supplies (e.g. printer toner). •Exposure to electrical equipment and electrical systems. •Must be able to work in a team environment. •Physical agility to maintain mobility from site to site. •Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds with assistance.


Sitting – frequently              Walking – frequently      Strength – heavy 
(over 50lbs with assistance)
Climbing – occasionally       Balancing – occasionally      Stooping – frequently
Kneeling – occasionally       Crouching – occasionally        Crawling – occasionally
Reaching – frequently     Handling – frequently     Feeling – occasionally

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS •Effective communication skills, both orally and written; ability to communicate technical information to non-technical end-users •Ability to troubleshoot without direct supervision; willingness to ask questions of other I.T. Staff for clarification when needed. •Excellent customer service skills. •Strong knowledge of multiple operating systems (Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, Mac OS X) and basic knowledge of server Operating Systems and roles (e.g. Active Directory, DHCP, DNS) •In-depth knowledge of hardware components such as motherboards, ram, processor chips, video cards, etc. •Subject to modified/flexible work schedule including nights and weekends. •Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. •Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize projects and ticket work based upon immediate needs, agency priorities, and department goals

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Associates degree in computer science, information systems, or related field. Actual work experience installing and maintaining Windows network and PC software applications. CompTIA A+ Certification strongly recommended. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above.

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 Elk Grove Park District


Christy King

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled