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 60,000 - $65,000 DOQ

Responsible for skilled and semi-skilled duties in the maintenance of park grounds, landscape and horticultural areas, playgrounds, facilities and athletic areas. The employee is under the direct supervision of  the Horticultural Supervisor, and may be directed in daily tasks by higher staff.  The Park Specialist III – Horticulture is granted authority for independent action and exercises supervision over assigned full-time and seasonal maintenance personnel. This position is also responsible for assisting the Superintendent of Parks, Planning and Facilities and Horticultural Supervisor in maintaining the park district GIS.


  1. May act as a crew leader for all landscape and other maintenance activities in assigned parks including, but not limited to, tree and shrub pruning, litter and leaf pick up/clean up, and construction projects.

  2. Operates District vehicles and uses mechanical equipment and machines such as tractors, mowers, edgers, trimmers, chainsaws, snow plows, snow blowers and other equipment.

  3. Trains, supervises, and monitors work of assigned staff. Acts as department lead when the Horticultural Supervisor is not present.

  4. Assists Horticultural Supervisor with planning and execution of projects.

  5. Works in conjunction with the Superintendent of Parks, Planning and Facilities to manage the District’s GIS which includes tree management and amenity management.

  6. May assist in training staff both internally and district-wide on the GIS system.

  7. Performs preventive maintenance on chainsaws, pruning tools and other light equipment.

  8. Plants, waters, weeds, and maintains planting beds.

  9. Assists Horticultural Supervisor with grant applications and reporting.

  10. May occasionally assist with winter/off-season painting of buildings and park facilities.

  11. Performs masonry/retaining wall block work and assists in landscape construction projects as assigned.

  12. Works on a rotational snow removal crew.  Duties include plowing, snowblowing, shoveling and salting walkways and parking lots.  May supervise others and occasionally act as a Crew Chief for snow removal operations.    

  13. Assists with planting and maintaining annual and perennial display beds as well as winter decorations and sign bed/facility facade holiday displays.

  14. Assists with the felling and removal operations of dead and or diseased trees, incuding the safe use of the wood chipper and lift truck. 

  15. Safely applies chemical controls for pest or disease issues to provide plant health care.

  16. May assist in the design and maintenance of native areas utilizing mowing, fire and/or herbicides for maintenance and invasive species abatement.

  17. Safely operates various large equipment including, but not limited to, front end loaders, backhoes, forklifts, dump trucks, dump trailers, brush chippers, skid steers, utility vehicles and other equipment.

  18. Assists in maintaining and implementing the District’s Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM) and actively seeks out Best Management Practices in regards to green practices.

  19. May occasionally with supervisor's approval contact vendors and order parts/supplies.

  20. Responsible for following appropriate safety guidelines and utilizes standards set forth in the Park Operations Manual for all work.

  21. Assists with special event set-up and break down.

  22. May be called on to report to work on an on-call basis for emergencies or as needed.
  23. Performs other tasks as assigned.

Requires some knowledge of park grounds and facilities maintenance practices; working knowledge of pertinent safety precautions; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to operate light and heavy equipment; ability to make simple adjustments to equipment; ability to perform basic maintenance of equipment; and must adhere to preventive vehicle/equipment maintenance and cleaning programs.  Incorporates the District's core values of commitment, service, integrity, inclusiveness, openness, innovation and environmental stewardship in all work performed. Adheres to and actively enforces the safety responsibilities and safety procedures as outlined in the District's Safety Manual and overall risk management program.

Education:                      High School diploma or equivalent (GED) and additional training in maintenance of park grounds required.

Experience:                     Three years parks, landscape or grounds maintenance experience. Supervisory experience is preferred. Controlled burn experience is a plus.

Certifications:                 Must possess a valid Illinois Drivers' License and be able to obtain within one year of employment a class "B" CDL (Commercial Driver License with air brake endorsement. Must have or be able to obtain within one year an ISA Arborist Certificate. Must obtain an Illinois  Pesticide Operator and Applicator License within one year of employment.  Must be able to obtain and keep current CPR and AED certification. Apiary-related certification or knowledge a plus.

In exchange for your talent we offer competitive benefits including:

  • BCBSIL Health Insurance (PPO and HMO Options Available)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance (Paid for by the Park District up to 2.5x your annual salary)
  • Pension Plan (IMRF)
  • Short Term Disability (IMRF)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Personal, Holiday, Sick)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Facility Usage Benefits (gym membership, golf memberships, program discounts, etc.)

The Skokie Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Skokie Park District


Stephenie Gualano

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $58,000 + DOQ

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WSSRA provides year-round recreation programs and services for individuals with disabilities. WSSRA values a culture of collaboration, growth, innovation, equity and fun. If you are energetic, creative, passionate and want to make a difference in your career and the lives of others, you would be a great fit for our team.


The Staff Manager is responsible for recruitment, hiring and retention of seasonal part-time staff, volunteers, interns and drivers for WSSRA seasonal programs, day camp, special events and inclusion. The Staff Manager will supervise two full-time Recreation Specialists.

Must have a degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources, Therapeutic Recreation, or a related field.  Applicant must have 3 years full-time experience, preferably in a setting working with people with disabilities in recreation programs.  Previous experience must include the supervision of part-time staff and volunteers. Must demonstrate proficiency in basic computer applications such as Microsoft Office. Bilingual in Spanish and/or Polish desirable. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist; CTRS preferred.

Medical Coverage, Dental Coverage, Life Insurance, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Pension Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Time, and Personal Days.

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 West Suburban Special Recreation Association


Annie Hart

 Closing Date

July 16, 2024

 $55,000 Yearly

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This is a full-time position.  We offer competitive compensation with a starting salary of $50,000 based on experience and qualifications. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, 457 plan(s), IMRF Pension, employee discounts, vacation, holidays, sick time and personal days.
Job Purpose
The Program Supervisor for the ice arena is responsible for the development, management and continued growth of ice arena programs including, summer hockey and skating camps, Skate Academy, Hockey Academy, Travel Hockey, and assisting with rink special events. Manages ice rentals.

The Park District of Oak Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer!

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 Park District of Oak Park


Desiree Hines

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $20.00 - $23.00/hour, DOQ

The Bartlett Park District is a local government agency that provides 610 acres of beautiful parks and outstanding recreational opportunities for the residents of Bartlett, Illinois and surrounding communities. Major facilities of this Distinguished Accredited Agency and two-time National Gold Medal Finalist includes 44 parks, a community center, indoor and outdoor aquatic centers, a 9-hole golf course and an 18-hole golf course, event and reception facility, ski hill, athletic field complex, nature center, gymnasium, and more. 
The Maintenance Level II – Facilities & Aquatic Systems team member must be sufficiently skilled to perform a wide variety of maintenance tasks without supervision. Must be able to supervise part-time staff. This is an at-will position.

  • Make necessary repairs to electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems in a timely manner. 
  • Keep electrical systems running at all times and make necessary repairs to all electric motors and pumps. 
  • Inspect & maintain all heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units (RTUs, commercial water boilers and heaters).
  • Assist with the opening and closing of the outdoor aquatic center, three spray playgrounds, and Park District outdoor water fountains in a timely manner. 
  • Maintain indoor & outdoor pool operations in accordance with the State of Illinois and County Health Department Pool and Spa Codes. 
  • Conduct daily routine checks on facilities and aquatic systems, including pool chemical testing.  
  • Maintain lightning detection systems.  
  • Complete monthly building inspections. 
  • Remove snow from parking lots, sidewalks, and throughout the Park District, as needed. 
  • Attend educational programs related to building maintenance and construction. 
  • Maintain and utilize Park District provided PPE while performing tasks.
  • Must participate and maintain CPR certification, offered by the Park District.
  • Observe and follow all Park District safety policies and regulations. The safety of team members and participants is a continuing responsibility of all employees. 
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of Park District policies and procedures and see that they are adhered to at all times.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and be a High school graduate or equivalent.   
  • Must have prior experience in facility maintenance, and be able to have flexible hours during prime seasons.
  • Must obtain CPO certification within one-year of the date of hire.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Illinois Driver’s License.
This is a Full-Time, FLSA Non-Exempt, at-will position.  Hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00AM – 3:30PM (40 hours per week with nights and weekends as needed, including on-call schedule).  Pay range is $20.00 - $23.00/hour, DOQ.

In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package (including but not limited to):
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage, along with life insurance (basic and voluntary)
  • Pension plan (IMRF), 457 Nationwide plan, and Section 125 Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid holidays and vacation, sick, personal, and floating holiday time, and facility discounts & usage benefits

Interested applicants please apply via the Park District website Employment - Bartlett Park District (  Please include your Resume and Cover Letter.
Deadline to apply is July 14, 2024.   Bartlett Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Bartlett Park District


Catalina Rodelo

 Closing Date

July 14, 2024

 $61,657-72,447 DOQ.

The Village of Lisle is looking for a Community Engagement Specialist! We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual who will grow and enhance services and events aimed at engaging with the community. As a key member of the Village Manager’s Office, the selected candidate will build long-lasting relationships between community members and the Village to foster fruitful partnerships that benefit the Lisle community.

Under the direction of the Assistant to the Village Manager, the Community Engagement Specialist will be tasked with developing a plan for advancing Village communication efforts, researching and devising best-practice community engagement methods, crafting and conducting surveys to inform the delivery of Village services, and collecting, maintaining, and interpreting data for reporting. This individual will serve as the main contact for marketing, planning, and coordination of Village events such as Lights of Lisle, Independence Day Celebrations, Sustainable Saturday and National Night Out.

Principle Responsibilities
Serve as primary manager of the Village’s communication platforms including social media and website; plan and generate content that is accurate, up-to-date, and dynamic that aims to engaging with audiences; respond to questions and inquiries; implement tactics to increase reach and engagement. 

Serve as the main contact for development, marketing, planning, and coordination of Village events. Provide organizational support and assistance for economic development marketing efforts and events run by community stakeholders. 

Flexibility to work evenings and weekends to attend meetings or special events, as needed, to take photos/videos of happenings in the Village to produce materials and communications.

Research, devise, and carry out best-practice community engagement methods.

Under supervision, proactively disseminate concise and timely information regarding Village services, pending development, special projects and initiatives, topical issues, potential hazards and emergencies, community events, and other priority subjects of information; coordinates the production and distribution of a newsletter and other printed communications.

Build suitable and collaborative partnerships with resident groups and other community organizations to best inform the development, planning, and administering events/programs that best contribute to a welcoming community and high quality of life.

Continuously identify, develop and use interactive and innovative technologies to inform and engage the community; develop, plan, and schedule specific communication and outreach strategies to reach all populations found within the community.

Facilitate the development and implementation of creative engagement efforts that build bridges and provide community members more opportunity to learn about, discuss, and participate in key community issues.

Create and edit visual content including complex video, motion graphics, and photographic, audio and other content; develop event flyers, posters and eye-catching social media graphics.

Coordinate the review process for commercial filming permits.

Qualifications & Experience
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent is desired, plus 2-3 years of experience in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or a similar field. 

This position is FLSA exempt with an excellent benefit package, including health and life insurance, IMRF pension, vacation time, paid holidays and sick days. Starting salary range for this position is $61,657-72,447 DOQ.

To Apply
Candidates are encouraged to apply by July 31, 2024 by applying online at 



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 Village of Lisle


Patti Anderson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled