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 $36,800.00 - $46,000.00

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ABOUT US: The Crystal Lake Park District is largest park district in McHenry County. The district owns and manages over 1,400 acres of land spread among 43 sites. There are 58,000 residents living in the park district boundaries, including all of Crystal Lake and Lakewood, a portion of Lake in the Hills and some unincorporated areas. The park district has 2 beaches, 13 buildings for programming, 21 playgrounds, 2 splash pads, 15 tennis courts and 14 basketball courts.

JOB SUMMARY: The Nature Center Recreation Supervisor, under the direction of the Manager of Natural Resources and Interpretive Services is responsible for the planning, organization and supervision of specific assigned Nature Center Recreation programs, special events and administrative duties. Accountable for profit and loss of designated areas. Direct supervisory of part time and seasonal employees.

QUALIFICATIONS: The best applicants will have a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation and park administration, leisure studies, environmental science, natural resource management or related field. One year full time experience with a community service agency in recreation management preferred. A sound background in financial management and budgetary techniques as well as knowledge of personnel management practices is mandatory.

SCHEDULING AND PAY: This is a full-time, exempt position. Scheduling is generally Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Some weekends and evenings are required. Target hiring range is $36,800.00 – 46,000.00 based on qualifications.


• Medical Coverage
• Dental Coverage • Vision Coverage • Tele Health Coverage • Group Life Insurance • Life Insurance (Basic and Additional Voluntary) • AFLAC Indemnity Plans • Participation in IMRF (Retirement, Disability, Life) • Nationwide Retirement Solutions 457 Plan • Paid Holidays • Vacation Days • Sick Days • Personal Days • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Tuition Reimbursement

TO APPLY: Please visit us at – go to “join us” then “Job & Volunteer Opportunities” to complete an online job application. Please include cover letter and resume.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact John Fiorina at 779-994-7281 ext. 4201 or

The Crystal Lake Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Crystal Lake Park District


Anna Olas
815-459-00680 ext. 1202

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12 - $15 / hour (IMRF position)

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Under the supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, the Recreation Assistant performs a wide range of administrative duties in relation to Kid’s Zone (Before & After School Program), Friendship Station Preschool, and seasonal camps.


The Recreation Assistant reports to the Recreation Supervisor, Superintendent of Recreation and the Executive Director.


The Recreation Assistant must have a minimum of a high school diploma, experience in public relations, customer service and office work or a combination of education, experience and training which provides the following required knowledge and skills; modern office support skills and procedures; standard methods of filing; clear writing, grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary; establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with a focus on quality services to internal and external customers; use initiative and sound, independent judgment within established guidelines; prioritize and coordinate work activities; compose routine correspondence, board material and other documents; make accurate arithmetic calculations; maintain confidentiality of work.

Hours: Shifts range between the hours of 6am and 6:30pm.

Essential Functions:

  1. Answer phones and greet Geneva Park District patrons in a pleasant and cheerful manner.

  2. Process program registration forms and all other follow up requirements of registration including class input procedures.

  3. Liaison to school district in providing weekly student enrollments.

  4. Process all change and withdrawal forms accurately and update all necessary documentation.

  5. Maintain accurate master schedules, including sign-in/attendance sheets for all sites.

  6. Process and update all waitlists.

  7. Maintain accurate and organized files.

  8. Accurately respond to all customer concerns/questions in a timely manner displaying superior customer service skills.

  9. Assist with necessary typing as assigned by supervisor.

  10. Assist with weekly/monthly newsletters.

  11. Additional clerical work related to organizing files and scanning forms.

  12. Keep front desk, workroom, and hallway/bulletin board areas organized and updated with current information.

  13. Maintain current CPR and First Aid Certifications.

  14. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Inform the Recreation Supervisor and other staff members of all pertinent matters.

  2. Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships among staff members, program participants, and public-at-large.

  3. Establish a pleasant attitude on the telephone and in person.

Safety Program:

  1. Understand the Park District safety procedures and requirements. This includes completion and follow-through on all accident reports, emergency safety procedures, reporting of hazardous equipment, facilities or conditions and the conduct of any employee under his/her supervision. Reports all incidents and potential hazards to the Safety Committee as soon as possible.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Complete other duties as assigned by the Recreation Supervisor, Superintendent of Recreation or Executive Director.

  2. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Ability to operate Park District vehicles.

  2. Handling Park District materials up to 50 pounds. Assistance will be provided when necessary.

Cognitive Considerations:

  1. Resolve differences and problems that arise with patrons and work together with other employees.

  2. Must exhibit good problem-solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.

  3. May be exposed to elements when driving to meetings or when assisting workers with outdoor functions. Most activities are performed indoors; these conditions include lighting and temperature.

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 Geneva Park District


Kelly Wales

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,000 - $65,000 annually

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JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for coordinating, instituting and supervising a comprehensive, proactive, District-wide safety and risk management program that is intended to control losses and which will follow the guidelines established by the Park District Risk Management Association (PDRMA). Accountable for profit & loss of designated areas. Direct supervisory responsibility for one part time employee. Examples of duties include: Formulate, implement and monitor policies, procedures and guidelines to address safety and risk management issues. Report and manage liability claims for the district and in cooperation with PDRMA. Oversee insurance requirements for contractors and audit the collection of insurance certificates. Coordinate the establishment of facility fire and security alarm systems. Review special event plans and inspect special event sites. Serve as chairperson of the safety committee, prepare agendas, conduct meetings, and initiate follow-up action as required. Review and investigate accident reports when appropriate. Develop, coordinate, conduct or hire training contractors, and document all safety training programs for staff (i.e. back injury prevention, defensive driving, fire prevention, blood-borne pathogens, hazardous material handling, lock-out/tag-out) Conduct property, facility and safety equipment inspections throughout the district and other periodic inspections as assigned. Prepare and administer annual safety program budget.

QUALIFICATIONS: Four-year degree or comparable experience in risk management, safety, industrial hygiene, public administration, or a closely related field strongly preferred. At least three years of experience in safety, risk management, or parks and recreation. Must be able to become certified CPR, AED and First-aid training within 90 days of employment. Valid IL driver’s license required.

SCHEDULING & PAY: This is a full time exempt (salary) position. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm. Target hiring range: $50,000 - $65,000 annually

BENEFITS WE OFFER: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO, Dental Coverage, Prescription Coverage, Vision Reimbursement Program Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF), Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF), 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan, Paid Time Off & Paid Emergency Leave, Tuition Reimbursement, Professional Membership Dues Reimbursement, Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits.

APPLY ONLINE Visit us at – click on “Jobs” at the top of the page. Application Deadline: May 3, 2019 If interested, please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.

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 Glenview Park District


Sarah Bagley

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $93,000 - $110,000 hiring range depending on experience and qualifications

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Due to the upcoming retirement of the incumbent, the Skokie Park District is seeking to hire the position of Superintendent of Parks. This position reports to the Executive Director and oversees a full-time staff of 19 along with part-time and seasonal staff. The approximate start date for the position will be late May, 2019. Learn more about our District by visiting

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will possess:

• Bachelor’s degree in Parks Management, Parks and Recreation or a related field

• Minimum of eight (8) years of progressive experience in the development, care and maintenance of parks and recreation facilities

• Minimum of five (5) years supervisory and leadership experience of full-time and seasonal staff

• CPRP or CPRE preferred

• Must be able to obtain and keep current CPR/AED certifications

• Must possess a valid Illinois Drivers’ License

Other Qualifications: Must possess strong interpersonal, leadership, organizational, communication and customer service skills. Must possess a strong attention to detail to ensure all parks division personnel are operating to the District’s standards. Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical, drug test, Illinois Drivers’ License record check and criminal background check.

POSITION DUTIES: The Superintendent of Parks is responsible for the administration, management, operations, planning, organization, staffing, supervision, evaluation and budgeting of all aspects of the Parks Division's operations. Directs and administers a comprehensive maintenance program for the 43 parks, multiple buildings and recreational facilities operated by the District. Directly supervises the Parks Supervisor, Landscape Supervisor, Operations Supervisor and Parks Division Office Manager; indirectly supervises all other Park Services staff. Develops and administers the annual Parks Division, Building Improvement and Vehicle Replacement budgets. Assists the Executive Director in the development of the District’s Comprehensive Master Plan.

Responsible for planning, coordinating and management of internal and contracted projects and construction throughout the District including pool and recreation center construction and park and playground renovations. Acts as construction manager and is responsible for record keeping and documentation of all construction work; approves pay requests. Utilizes a computerized maintenance work order system - MAIN-TRAC to assign work. Responsible for the procurement and bidding of supplies, materials, equipment and contractual services. Creates bid documents. Serves on the District’s Safety Committee; performs accident and incident investigations. Performs other duties as assigned. The complete job description is available upon request.

Hours: This position generally works Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 3:30 PM with some occasional weekend special event duties and responsibilities.

To Apply: Complete online employment application, the link is below:

Please attach cover letter and resume to online application.

The Skokie Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Skokie Park District


Lynn Seebacher

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $37,800 Minimum (DOQ)

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The St. Charles Park District is searching for a full time facilities professional to join the team! Don't worry if you don't have all the right certifications... we'll help you get them! If you like to work with your hands, have keen eye for detail work, inspections & projects, and appreciate a four day workweek please keep reading.

The Facility Specialist II must have experience in general maintenance, be able to conduct inspections to evaluate the condition of systems (electrical, plumbing, HVAC and aquatic); perform preventative maintenance (equipment, facilities and systems); basic carpentry, general building repairs and other essential tasks as assigned.

A valid driver's license is required. Experience in all aspects of pool maintenance a plus. Certified or willing to be certified (with employer assistance) with CDL and air brake endorsement within three months; as a Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) and as a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) within one year of employment.

Salary, benefits and work schedule:

The minimum annual base compensation for this non-exempt, overtime eligible position is $37,800 | Insurance plans include medical, prescription, dental, vision, life and AD&D | Voluntary plans for specialty insurance and retirement | Pension includes enrollment in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) | Paid time off includes 10 paid holidays, 12 sick days, 2 personal days and 10 vacation days annually | Four day workweek (Four, ten hour shifts) | Employer paid professional development opportunities per Park District policy | Employee and family discounts for programs and facilities per Park District policy | Longevity and wellness bonus per Park District policy | Educational reimbursement program per Park District policy |

Take the next step & apply!

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 St. Charles Park District


Sash Dumanovic

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled