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 $16.50 - $18.00 per hour

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APPLY TODAY! Visit us at – click on “Employment” under the “Quick Links” section. Please include Cover Letter and Resume by Monday, March 4, 2019

ABOUT US: The Bartlett Park District is an independent local government agency that provides 597 acres of beautiful parks and outstanding recreational opportunities for the residents of Bartlett, IL and surrounding neighbors. Major facilities of this Distinguished Accredited Agency and two-time National Gold Medal Finalist includes 44 parks, a community center, two aquatic centers, two golf courses, banquet facility, ski hill, athletic field complex, nature center, and more.

JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Facility Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance II Facilities & Aquatic Systems position is responsible for a wide variety of maintenance tasks at the Park District’s facilities and Aquatic Centers. This is an at-will position. Responsibilities include: Repair electrical and plumbing systems as needed in timely manner, Keep electrical systems running at all times, Inspect & maintain all heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units, Assist with opening and closing outdoor aquatic center and spray playgrounds, Maintain pool operations in accordance with required Pool and Spa Codes, Conduct daily routine checks on facilities and aquatic systems, Assist mechanic when needed, Remove snow throughout Park District as needed, Attend educational programs related to building maintenance and construction, Report all unsafe conditions, Observe and follow all Park District safety policies and regulations, & Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate must be at least 18 years of age with prior experience in facility maintenance. Flexible hours during prime seasons is crucial. Must be CPO certified within one (1) year of hire date. Valid Illinois Driver’s License and own transportation required.

SCHUDULE & PAY: This is a full time, non-exempt position. Hours are 7:30am-3:30pm Monday through Friday (October–April) and Tuesday through Saturday (May–September). Target hiring range is $16.50 - $18.00 per hour, dependent upon qualifications.

BENEFITS OFFERED: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package: Medical & Prescription Coverage; 457 Plan/Defined Contribution Plan; Dental & Vision Coverage; Flexible Spending Accounts; Life Insurance (basic & voluntary); Paid Holidays, Personal Days, Vacation, Sick Time; Pension/ Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF); Tuition Reimbursement; Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF); & Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits.

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 Bartlett Park District


Alison Reicher

 Closing Date

March 4, 2019

 $42,746 - $55,090

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The Graphic Communications Specialist is responsible for the layout, design, development and cataloging of all printed and graphic materials for the Park District.

Hours are Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week, a combination of daytime, weeknight and weekend hours required on a weekly basis, with work hours designated by the Superintendent of Marketing and Communications. The employee shall be on call as required.


Designs and oversees production of all printed and graphic materials for the District using Mac-based graphic design and desktop publishing software

Prioritizes design production assignments in a timely manner to meet deadlines

Handles the entire production process for four seasonal program guides, including management and processing of ActiveNet data, layout and design of the pages and covers, writing articles (as needed), proofing page proofs, etc.

Oversees delivery of the program guide through a contracted delivery service.

Photographs District programs, activities, meetings, special events, projects and recognition events

Designs all display ads for newspaper and magazine advertising

Designs all social media graphics (as needed)

Works with sign companies and vendors to solicit bids on printing projects and handles all printing/production problems

Solicits bids on printing projects and handles all printing/production problems

Establishes and maintains effective relationships with members of the print media

Serves as a resource on the purchase and use of graphic design software and hardware

Designs logos, as needed, for T-shirts, special events, etc.

Designs and creates graphics and banners for websites, as needed

Develops, catalogs and maintains an up-to-date photo and video library for use by District staff

Collaborates with the Superintendent of Marketing and Communications to advance the Park District's positioning in the community

Implements a long-range strategic communications plan approved by the Executive Director and Department Directors

Participates actively in the Communications and Marketing Section of IPRA to stay informed of trends and developments in employee's area of responsibility

Prepares annual budget projections and monitors revenue and expenses for applicable areas of responsibility

Assists in the development and implementation of the department's Comprehensive Plan

Prepares the preparation of board summaries, monthly reports, and periodic/special reports

Assists with the display in Administrative Center's lobby display case

Creates photos and copy for the portable display boards, as needed

Prepares and distributes New Resident packets

Provides business cards and printed memo pads for staff

Provides communications-related orientation and training to staff

Attends meetings and participates in IPRA, IAPD and local community agencies, associations and organizations

Attends professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility and for continuing education


BA/BS in Graphic Design, Visual Communications or closely related field from an accredited college or university

Minimum of three to five years of demonstrated success in graphic design, desktop publishing or visual communications in a park and recreation agency

Online portfolio with case studies and samples of similar work

Advanced skills in writing, editing, graphic design, word processing software; knowledge of social networks, current, innovative and emerging industry trends; and analytics tools and tactics.

Strong knowledge of desktop publishing, graphic design, layout and print production

Strong knowledge of print media, digital photography and videography

Strong knowledge of paragraph styles and style sheets

Good knowledge of writing, editing and proofreading various types of promotional copy

Basic knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of park and recreation administration

Good knowledge of the principles of financial management

Ability to write, edit and proofread promotional copy

Ability to catalog and image documents, photos and other forms of media for District-wide use

Ability to cooperate with and interpret Park District philosophies in relation to governmental, public and private groups and agencies and to the general public

Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other supervisors and subordinate employees

Ability to work harmoniously with fellow employees, patrons, community groups and other units of local government

Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction of the Superintendent of Marketing and Communications

Capacity to utilize effective time management skills and be able to work under the stress of multiple deadlines, requests from other departments and interruptions with accuracy

Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with both internal and external customers

Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work

Ability to communicate effectively with fellow staff and the public both orally and in writing

Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve goals with minimal supervision or direction

Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations

Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing and to read and understand materials printed in English

Capacity to utilize advanced level computer skills in desktop publishing, graphic design, photo and imaging software

Capacity to utilize intermediate level computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications

Capacity to proactively troubleshoot, problem solve and make sound judgments with respect to confidentiality

Ability to pass the Park District's Defensive Driving training, in order to drive to various Park District locations


Please apply on the District's website:

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 Arlington Heights Park District


Anita Pacheco

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $22.88 - $28.62

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Full-Time Position Location: Libertyville, IL Salary Range: $22.88 – $28.62 – $34.37 Application Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

SUMMARY The Buyer performs work purchasing a wide range of materials, supplies, services and equipment, at the most favorable price consistent with quality, quantity and specification requirements, for various District departments. Prepares, solicits and analyzes telephone quotations, Request for Quotations, Invitations for Bids and Request for Proposals. Work includes drafting of specifications for materials, supplies, services or equipment to be purchased, and critical analysis of responses to ascertain final award. Uses established vendors or investigates new sources. Serves as the technology expert for the division responsible for maintaining the Purchasing Division public website, intranet pages and document management system. Serves as the Division’s records retention contact. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting.

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Procurement or closely related field. One year of experience in purchasing a wide variety of commodities and services. Good knowledge of laws governing public procurement, including applicable rules and regulations. Ability to establish schedules and to complete projects on a timely basis. Good knowledge of computer operations and software (word processing and spreadsheets) are required. Good typing skills are also required. Ability to obtain CPPB, Certified Professional Public Buyer through the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council. Must possess valid driver’s license.

HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at Applications are accepted only for posted positions. A completed application must be submitted by Friday, March 15, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

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 Lake County Forest Preserves


Laurel Diver

 Closing Date

March 15, 2019

 $44,000/yr - Depending on Qualifications

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To apply please complete an online employment application on our website:

Location: Cole Administration-Central Maintenance Operations Bldg. Website: Hours: Core hours M – F 7:00 am – 4:00 pm with availability to work evenings and weekends. Salary: $44,000+/yr. Depending on Qualifications

Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent required with degree or some college coursework preferred. Must have 5 years of grounds maintenance experience, two years supervising others and one year of tractor/equipment operation experience. An Illinois Pesticide Applicator’s License pertaining to turf management is required within 3 months of hire. Proficient math and mechanical aptitude required. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Excel and Word with the aptitude to learn and utilize other systems. Must have effective communication skills with good organizational and time management skills. Strong project management skills with the ability to prioritize multiple projects. Must be in good physical condition in order to accomplish manual labor, strenuous at times, in all types of weather conditions including extreme heat and humidity and cold. A valid Class A CDL driver’s license is preferred with the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Illinois State Class B CDL within six months of hire. Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

Duties: Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Park Operations, the Park Grounds Supervisor oversees grounds maintenance operations, including ornamental maintenance, repairs and renovations directly related to their respective locations and assists the district as a whole when needed. This position will coordinate all duties associated with grounds and, in a lesser capacity, facility maintenance. The Park Grounds Supervisor will supervise and organize full-time and part-time personnel including making all staffing recommendations for their assigned location. Will utilize the computer on a daily basis to perform a variety of tasks including but not limited to; budgeting, timekeeping, work orders, personnel and project management and producing various reports. Additionally, maintains and monitors facility budget, coordinates the management of contractors, conducts snow removal, maintains assigned equipment and makes recommendations for purchasing maintenance supplies and equipment. The Park Grounds Supervisor is considered a ‘Working Supervisor’ and will regularly perform manual maintenance tasks on a daily basis. This is an at-will position.

The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of more than 236,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s highest honor as a National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 168 parks and 48 miles of inter-connected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Connected by the Fox River, our communities are tied together by the District’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible. The Fox Valley Park District…Where Fun Begins!

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 Fox Valley Park District


Lisa Santoria

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Job Title: Parks Maintenance Intern
Salary: $9.00/hour, 12 weeks
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Parks

Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Parks

The Parks Intern, under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Parks and direction of appropriate staff, is responsible for gaining knowledge in all aspects of the Des Plaines Park District Parks Maintenance Department ranging from administrative duties such as budgeting and requests for materials, learning about GIS software and inputting data, to labor including landscape maintenance, pool maintenance, and special projects.


  1. Assists in administrative duties such as project management, bid document proofreading and attending bid openings, GIS entry, assistance in budgeting, attending meetings, participating in committee meetings, etc.

  2. Assists in landscape duties ranging from, but not limited to, landscape construction projects, maintaining turf through mowing and line trimming, cleaning up park debris, pruning of hedges and trees, and athletic field maintenance

  3. Assist in pool maintenance operations

  4. Assist in playground installation operations

  5. Assist in landscape bed plantings and greenhouse plant maintenance

  6. Operate Park District vehicles and equipment

  7. Perform support services at Park District and community events

  8. Continue education on new issues, procedures and techniques

  9. Maintain and promote excellent customer service relations with participants, parents, and other affiliates

  10. Maintain a working knowledge of all general and department safety rules. Enforce safety rules and improve public and employee knowledge by preventing, confronting and correcting unsafe behavior


  1. Administer First Aid, when required.

  2. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual and Crisis Manual.

  3. Direct participants in the event of an emergency, such as fire, severe weather.

  4. Communicate with appropriate full time supervisor regarding any equipment needing repair or replacement.

  5. Attend related training and meetings as requested.

  6. Perform other related duties and/or special projects as assigned.


Education: Working towards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Parks Maintenance, Horticulture, Turf, GIS or related field.

Certifications: CPR & First Aid Certification preferred, Classes available through Park District Valid Illinois Driver’s license is necessary.

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 Des Plaines Park District


Corrie Guynn
(847) 390-4939

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled