Post & Edit Jobs

Search the online job posting and see if there's something for you. This is the place to find your next career move.

2021 Career Center Rates 2022 Career Center Rates Career Center User's Guide Career Resources

IPRA Job Board

 Search By Agency

 $50,000 - $55,000

Job description fade

Job Title: Aquatic Manager, Classification: Full-time, Exempt, Department: Aquatics.

SUMMARY: The Aquatic Manager is primarily responsible for the year-round administration of all tasks related to operation and management of the Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center (FAC), a year-round indoor aquatic facility that includes Splash Island, a seasonal outdoor facility, for the Park District. Key responsibilities include hiring, training, scheduling and supervising of pool managers, lifeguards and party attendant staff. Manage and support the Aquatic Programming Supervisor and assist with aquatic programming needs. This person will also be directly responsible for operational organization of all aquatic rentals and parties for the FAC. This position may require weekly time spent as an on-deck pool manager and/or lifeguarding as needed.

SUPERVISORY: The Aquatic Manager directly reports to the Superintendent of Aquatic & Maintenance Operations. The Aquatic Programming Supervisor reports to the Aquatic Manager. Additionally, all pool managers, lifeguards and rental or party attendant staff report directly to the Aquatic Manager. As part of the Aquatic leadership staff, the Aquatic Manager will assist in supervising all aquatic employees, including programming staff.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Responsible for the operational management of the FAC under the direction of the Superintendent of Aquatic & Maintenance Operations. This includes: facility scheduling, facility staffing, maintenance planning, appropriate record keeping of all daily inspections, safety incidents, emergency closings and all staff supervision. • Create and cultivate a strong culture of teamwork and community among staff. • Communicate with the Superintendent of Aquatic & Maintenance Operations regularly on Park District matters. • Collaborate with the Superintendent of Aquatic & Maintenance Operations in planning and maintaining fiscal control over the FAC budgets. • Manage the Aquatic Programming Supervisor. Provide guidance and support as needed to ensure organizational success driven by program participation and revenue goals. • Manage all aspects of FAC aquatic parties/rentals, including maintaining a schedule of events, appropriately staffing lifeguards/attendants and ensuring all supplies are properly available. • Perform regular inspection and coordinate the maintenance and repair of aquatic pumps, motors, filters, pools, pool chemistry systems and all associated components for the FAC. Report any concerns to Superintendent of Aquatic & Maintenance Operations and follow up in correcting any problems in a timely manner. • Coordinate with the Superintendent of Aquatic & Maintenance Operations and the Building Engineer to develop, improve and execute preventive maintenance programs for the FAC. Submit work orders, purchase parts and schedule contracted repairs as needed. • Take regular inventory of supplies and make appropriate purchases, or recommendations for chemical, custodial supplies and general pool equipment. • Recruit, hire, train and supervise pool manager, lifeguard and party host/hostess personnel as needed to maintain sufficient staff. • Schedule, supervise, and direct the work of up to 120 part-time employees. • Approve payroll for all staff directly reporting to this position. • Prepare performance appraisals for staff directly reporting to this position, including termination paperwork when necessary. • Maintain StarGuard Elite Instructor certification and ensure all lifeguard staff receive necessary initial training along with regularly scheduled in-service sessions and recertifications in order for them to maintain current licensing. • Communicate with StarGuard Elite to stay up to date on latest industry standards. • Prepare annual reports and data for StarGuard Elite as needed. • Work with the Marketing Manager to effectively market the FAC and all programming, ensuring the website is current and accurate. • Contribute to the development and submission of the seasonal brochure copy to the Marketing Department for FAC. • Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communications. • On call for staff phone calls and emails. • Support the District’s safety initiative including adhering to policies and procedures, performing your job in a safe manner, attending required training, seeking additional training as needed, training and coaching your staff, promptly investigating and reporting accidents/incidents, and proactively addressing hazards in the workplace. • Perform the job in compliance with District policies and procedures. • Perform any additional duties as assigned Superintendent of Aquatics and Maintenance, Deputy Director or Executive Director.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Attend Park District meetings as necessary. • Conduct regular staff meetings. • Represent the Park District in various public functions. • Represent the Aquatic Department on Park District committees. • Assist the Recreation Department with special event programs. • Perform pool manager and lifeguard duties when necessary. • Attend conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility. • Perform other duties as assigned.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with supervisors and other staff. • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations. • Ability to work in a team atmosphere. • Ability to utilize computer skills, including proficiencies in word processing and basic spreadsheet applications. • Ability to work effectively in a climate of political assertiveness and interaction, requiring timely administrative responsiveness and flexibility. • Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. • Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations. • Must be able to function under stressful situations when first aid or CPR is required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • The primary work environment is indoors, in a smoke-free environment, with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting. During warm weather months of May through September, the work environment will also include an outdoor pool environment. • Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. • Drive motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. • Perform physical work necessary for pool equipment operations or backwash procedures. • Perform lifting tasks up to 50 pounds.

HOURS: The Aquatic Manager is a full-time, exempt position working a minimum of 40 hours per week A typical workweek is Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, including a 30-minute unpaid lunch. This position will require schedule flexibility with hours occasionally including evenings and weekends as needed. Time will occasionally be spent serving as the Part-time Pool Manager on duty and may require time spent lifeguarding.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: • Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in facility management and customer service. In lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree, consideration will be given to applicants with significant and material experience in aquatic programming and facility management. A strong understanding of pool pump and filtration systems preferred. • Basic knowledge of computers and Microsoft software products. • Valid Illinois Driver's License. • Certifications: CPR/AED, First Aid, StarGuard Lifeguard Instructor and Certified Pool Operator or Aquatic Facility Operator preferred. Must have ability to acquire these certifications within 6 months of hire if not current. • Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

The Oak Brook Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In addition to the salary, the Oak Brook Park District offers a comprehensive benefit package including participation in the employee sponsored health and life insurance plans; paid holidays, vacation and sick days; professional development reimbursement; membership in professional organizations including NRPA, IAPD, and IPRA; membership in the District's Fitness, Aquatic and Tennis Centers; Recreational Program Discounts; non-elective participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF); and elective participation in a 457 retirement plan.

Interested candidates may send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Rob Bond, Superintendent of Aquatic & Maintenance Operations by email: rbond@obparks.org or by mail: Rob Bond, Superintendent of Aquatic & Maintenance Operations, Oak Brook Park District, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523.

Read More

 Oak Brook Park District

 Contact

Rob Bond
630-645-9580
rbond@obparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $40-45K, DOQ

Job description fade

The Parks & Recreation-Lead is responsible for the daily operation of the Parks & Recreation Department. Organize and direct participants, schedules the use of facilities, set up and keep records of equipment use, and ensure that recreation facilities and equipment are used and maintained properly.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: include but are not limited to the following. Leyden Township reserves the right to add to, delete, change or modify the essential duties and responsibilities at any time.

• Plan, develop, direct, and evaluate comprehensive recreation programs and services for the Community. • Assess and monitor community needs; identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures for development and implementation of new program areas. • Provide administrative support, leadership, training and direction of the Parks and Recreation Department. • Maintain administrative systems for facility, program scheduling, calendaring, and other functions. • Ensures a safe and secure work environment. • Defines objectives, identifies and evaluates trends and options, chooses a course of action, and evaluates outcomes. • Maintains quality service, customer service standards, analyzing and resolving quality, and recommending system improvements. • Perform related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
• Leadership skills • Ability to train new hires • Organizational skills • Critical thinking • Problem solving • Communication • Foresight

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or general education degree (GED); and/or 3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, interpret correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from residents, general public and supervisors.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: • Must possess and maintain a valid Illinois Driver's License • Must hold, or has the ability to obtain, First Aid and CPR certificates.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Must have prior computer knowledge of Microsoft Office.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office and moderately loud when outside the office environment. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and toxic or caustic chemicals.

Read More

 Leyden Township Parks & Recreation

 Contact

Ben White
847-451-5148
bwhite@leydentownship.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $13.00-$16.00 per hour DOQ

Job description fade

Parks and Facilities Technician $13.00 - $16.00 per hour DOQ Job Title: Parks and Facilities Technician. Classification: Full-Time, Non-Exempt. Department: Parks and Facilities

SUMMARY: The Butterfield Park District is excited to announce we are looking for a driven and devoted individual to be a welcomed addition to our parks and facilities department. The Parks and Facilities Technician is responsible for performing maintenance tasks on Park District grounds, facilities, and equipment. This position works closely with other staff to provide and maintain high-quality parks and facilities.

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION: The pay range for this position is $13.00 - $16.00 per hour, depending on qualifications, and includes enrollment in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). Substantial discounts on programming including PRESCHOOL and SUMMER CAMPS, continuing education opportunities, and MORE!

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: • High school graduate. Minimum 1 year experience in landscape maintenance with preference given to those with a Park and Recreation background. • Valid Illinois State Driver's License is required. • Good physical condition with sufficient strength to lift and hold 50 pounds. • CPR/AED/First Aid Certification is required within the first year of employment. Training will be provided by the Park District. • CPO/AFO certification and Pesticide Applicator license is preferred or ability to obtain these licenses and/or certifications within the first two years of employment. The Butterfield Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Work closely with the Parks and Facilities Manager and Executive Director regularly on Park District matters. • Communicate with the Athletic and Recreation Manager regularly to ensure athletic fields are in playable condition for scheduled field rentals. • Perform landscape maintenance operations for the Park District. This includes, but not limited to: • Turf Maintenance: mowing, irrigation, fertilizing, seeding, weed control, and removal of garbage and refuse materials. • Athletic Field Maintenance: baseball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, shall be maintained to a high level of excellence. Install and maintain necessary apparatus according to field’s programmed use, such as marking lines, installing ball field bases, installing tennis and basketball nets. • Landscape Maintenance: Mowing and weed whacking, tree plantings, tree trimming, weed spraying, tree watering, applying mulch to tree rings and planting beds, weeding, and flower bed planting and maintenance. • Construction: installation of park/playground equipment, park benches, park signage. • Winter Maintenance: snow removal from parking lots and sidewalks. • Inspect parks, playgrounds, and recreation areas for hazards and unsafe conditions and make necessary repairs or modifications, and document such repairs. • Maintain and repair picnic tables, fences, benches, trash cans, walkways, playground equipment and other park items, using tools such as saws, drills, and hand tools. • Assist with any equipment repairs for the Park District. This includes Parks Department tools and equipment, as well as facility and programming equipment • Assist with Recreation Department requests for construction, installation, and repair of special event materials. • Set up and break down recreational facilities for routine use or special events; provide general assistance to event coordinators. • Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communications. • Support the District’s safety initiative including adhering to policies and procedures, performing your job in a safe manner, attending required training, seeking additional training as needed, promptly reporting accidents/incidents, and proactively addressing hazards in the workplace.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Attend Park District meetings as required. • Assist the Recreation Department with special event programs. • Set up and/or breakdown programming space as required by facility and recreational staff. This includes, but not limited to, lifting and arranging chairs and tables, and moving supplies. • Perform other duties as assigned. • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow staff members.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS: • Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. • Perform duties that require physical manual labor. • Drive motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. • Perform duties that require being exposed to the elements outdoors including hot/humid Summers and cold/frigid Winters. • Frequently lift/move up to 50 pounds, and infrequently lift/move over 50 pounds with assistance. • Utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required. • Work regularly exposes the employee to cleaning chemicals, dust and dirt

AVAILABILITY: The Parks and Facilities Technician is an hourly full-time position working 40 hours a week. The scheduled hours for this position are Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM, including a 30-minute unpaid lunch. The scheduled hours may be subject to change at the discretion of the Parks and Facilities Manager or Executive Director. Evening and weekend hours may be required to assist the Park District with special events or other projects as required.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. • Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations. •Must be able to effectively problem solve and troubleshoot.

To Apply: Applications available at: https://www.butterfieldpd.com/index.php/employment or an application can be obtained by stopping in to our main building at 21W730 Butterfield rd, Lombard 60148. Please submit completed application, resume and any additional information to: The Butterfield Park District Attn: Jake DeLeon, Parks and Facilities Manager. 21W730 Butterfield Rd, Lombard, IL 60148 or email: jaked@butterfieldpd.com

Read More

 Butterfield Park District

 Contact

Jake DeLeon
630.858.2229
jaked@butterfieldpd.com

 Closing Date

December 5, 2021

 $90,889 - $109,557 annually DOQ/DOE

Job description fade

The Forest Preserves of Cook County is a governmental agency responsible for the management of 70,000 acres of diverse natural areas and public open spaces within the Chicago metropolitan area.

We are seeking a Deputy Director to assist with leading the Department of Resource Management in all aspects of its operations, staff and personnel. The department consists of approximately 60 fulltime employees who are responsible for the preservation, restoration, and protection of natural areas within one of the oldest and largest forest preserve districts in the United States. The selected Deputy Director will have broad experience in largescale natural areas management and conservation, as well as the ability to supervise a work force of skilled professionals of varying technical disciplines.

Candidates will draw on expertise in forestry, restoration, and ecology to guide land management activities while giving due consideration to the region’s natural and cultural heritage, native plant communities, and wildlife. The Deputy Director position will require the ability to effectively oversee the planning and implementation of multi-phase projects and grant partnerships, while fostering positive relationships with staff, volunteers, contractors, the public, partners, and other government agencies. Candidates should demonstrate comprehension of the unique challenges and pressures associated with working within a densely populated urban-wildland interface.

This position provides senior managerial support for a department consisting of the following sections: Wildlife, Fisheries, Ecology, Resource Field Operations, Project Management, and Conservation Corps workforce training programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

B.S. degree (minimum) in forestry, ecology, biology, or related natural science field.

Eight (8) years or more full-time work experience in forestry, forest recreation, ecosystem management, or natural resource management.

• Experience or knowledge in sustainable forestry practices, ecosystem restoration, horticulture, arboriculture, fisheries and wildlife management

• Familiarity with prescribed fire for ecosystem management

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Knowledge of invasive and non-native plant, animal and insect species and the appropriate management techniques

• Familiarity with the use of geographic information systems and other relevant technologies

• Ability to develop policy, and navigate governmental procedures and regulations

• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with employees, government officials, partner organizations, grantors, outside agencies and the general public

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:

The Department of Resource Management executes the core mission of the Forest Preserves “…to preserve, protect, restore and restock natural areas of the County.” The department assesses the ecological health of the Forest Preserves’ holdings and designs restoration projects to enhance the Forest Preserves’ many prairies, savannas, woodlands, wetlands and other significant habitats, often in collaboration with other conservation organizations and agencies. It coordinates the work of private contractors and administers cooperative agreements to execute restoration, tree planting, and vegetation removal projects. This work is conducted within a framework of ambitious conservation goals and initiatives established by the Forest Preserves’ Next Century Conservation Plan (www.nextcenturyconservationplan.org), in accordance with principles set forth in the Forest Preserves’ Natural and Cultural Resources Master Plan. One such goal includes the restoration of 30,000 acres to Illinois Natural Areas Inventory quality in 25 years.

Resource Management staff monitor and collect data on plant and wildlife populations in partnership with researchers and other agencies to further understanding of the region’s biodiversity. The department is responsible for maintaining natural public open space, including 40+ lakes and waterbodies to facilitate public recreational fishing opportunities. It operates regional field crews to conduct hazardous tree removal and trail maintenance in the interest of public safety, as well as woody and herbaceous vegetation management programs which involve the seasonal application of prescribed fire. Additionally, the department coordinates year-round conservation-based workforce training and internship programs for at-risk youth and young adults.

TO APPLY:

To be considered, please submit your cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2021 to John.Mccabe@cookcountyil.gov. Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as the size of the previous program or department you have managed or administered.

Resumes will be screened and candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to interview.

For more information or to view a complete job description, please see: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10uKl65eOEqCA1K1WccF4SK3HMkW-DtaD/view?usp=sharing

Read More

 Forest Preserves of Cook County

 Contact

John McCabe
john.mccabe@cookcountyil.gov

 Closing Date

December 3, 2021

 $18.50 - $21.00 per hour

Job description fade

ABOUT US The Bartlett Park District is a local government agency that provides 597 acres of beautiful parks and outstanding recreational opportunities for the residents of Bartlett, Illinois and surrounding neighbors. Major facilities of this Distinguished Accredited Agency and two-time National Gold Medal Finalist includes 43 parks, a community center, two aquatic centers, two golf courses, banquet facility, ski hill, athletic field complex, nature center, and more.

JOB SUMMARY The Maintenance Level II - Horticulture & Grounds employee will possess the necessary and relative knowledge to be sufficiently skilled to perform a wide variety of maintenance tasks without supervision. Must be able to supervise part-time staff and some full-time staff. This is an at-will position. Other responsibilities include:

Horticulture • Landscape- installation and maintenance of trees, shrubs, & landscape beds. Apply fertilizers & herbicides as required • Native Areas- maintenance of prairies, woodlands, wetlands, & trails • Ponds- maintain shorelines and aquatic vegetation • Irrigation- maintenance & repair of irrigation systems • Tree work- installation, removal, & pruning as required

Grounds • Asphalt work- maintain all Park District parking lots/drives including, asphalt repairs, car stops, litter, and sweeping • Signage- install and maintain Park District signage • Fencing- install and maintain Park District fencing • Drainage- installation and maintenance of above and below ground drainage • Snow Removal- remove snow from parking lots, sidewalks, and pathways throughout the Park District as required

General • Ability to operate tractors, skid loaders, trucks, mowers, and various hand tools including chainsaws. Be responsible for proper adjustments of equipment to accomplish tasks as required. • Mowing and trimming using tractors, hand mowers, and trimmers • Assists with special event set-up, operation, and clean-up as required • Light construction - carpentry, concrete, and plumbing • Removal of garbage and litter from park areas

QUALIFICATIONS High school graduate or equivalent. Must be at least 18 years old. Must have minimum two years' experience in park maintenance or related field. Must be able obtain an Illinois Pesticide Operator's License, and be able to have flexible hours during prime seasons. Knowledge of native plant material and native area maintenance preferred. Must have a valid Illinois Driver's License and be able to provide own transportation.

SCHEDULE & PAY This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm (40 hours per week). Target hiring range is $18.50 - $21.00 per hour, dependent on qualifications.

BENEFITS OFFERED In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package: • Medical, dental, and vision coverage • Life Insurance (basic and voluntary) • Pension defined contribution plan (IMRF) • Short and long-term disability • 457 Defined contribution plan • Flexible spending account • Paid holidays and vacation time • Tuition reimbursement • Facility discounts & usage benefits

Read More

 Bartlett Park District

 Contact

Meagan Rawls
630-540-4811
mrawls@bartlettparks.org

 Closing Date

November 19, 2021