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POSITION FOCUS: Responsible for the operation and management of the Arlington Ridge Center (ARC), including membership management, facility scheduling, budgeting, planning, marketing, hiring and supervision of staff and facility programming for non-aquatic areas.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES • Manages the following areas of the facility: fitness center, multi-purpose rooms (5), gyms, track, guest services, locker rooms, bathrooms, and child care.
• Manages all functions and activities which are held in the building areas outlined above, and/or surrounding park land. • Establishes a good working relationship with the Aquatic Manager as both positions are equal with shared responsibilities for managing ARC. • Manages ARC memberships in collaboration with the Aquatic Manager including PlusPass, FitPass, SplashPass, GoldPass, and gym and track. • Establishes good working relationships with program supervisors that have programs scheduled in ARC. • Maintains internal cash controls and appropriate accounting procedures. • Maintains the ARC to high level of cleanliness ensuring daily, weekly, monthly, and annual tasks are being completed in areas of responsibility • Establishes and maintains the preventative maintenance schedule for fitness equipment. • Evaluates the effectiveness of existing programs and submits annual recommendations for fee and program changes • Prepares annual budget projections and monitors revenue and expenses for applicable membership and program areas • Prepares bi-weekly payroll and submits it to the Finance Department on a timely basis • Requisitions purchases and distributes equipment and supplies • Provides seasonal program guide information and publicity materials for programs and events • Assists in the development and implementation of the department’s Comprehensive Plan • Establishes good working relationships with patrons, the community and the general public • Hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines part-time and seasonal direct reports • Prepares and/or directs the preparation of board summaries, monthly reports, and periodic and special reports • Conducts staff meetings with direct reports • Lifts and moves tables, chairs and facility and recreational equipment as needed for the daily operation of the facility • Attends work on a regular basis • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook • Maintains a clean and organized work environment • Serves as a liaison to homeowners’ and school groups in ARC’s geographic area • Provides orientation and training to staff • Maintains required departmental records and records of programs and class participation statistics • Prepares bid documents and purchase orders to be approved by the Superintendent of Recreation Facilities • Prepares and updates required staff and/or program manual, as needed • Acts as a liaison with community groups and makes presentations as requested • 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 • Additional functions as assigned which may be considered essential

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of recreation programming and management. • Good knowledge of program development • Strong knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of park and recreation administration • Good knowledge of the principles of financial management • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions • 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 hire, supervise, train and evaluate the work of professional, clerical and semi-skilled employees • 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 Recreation Facilities • 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 computer skills, including demonstrated proficiencies in word processing and basic 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

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING • BA/BS in Parks and Recreation, Physical Education or closely related field from an accredited college or university • CPRP Certification preferred • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training • Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License • CPR, AED certification required within six month of employment

HOURS • Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week, a combination of daytime, evening and weekend hours required on a weekly basis, with work hours designated by the Director of Recreation and Facilities • Employee shall be on call as required • Employee is expected to be on duty whenever the need exists

Please complete online application with resume, cover letter and three references by August 2, 2019

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 Arlington Heights Park District


Steve Neill

 Closing Date

August 2, 2019


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The Equipment Operator works under the supervision of the Park Foreman and is responsible for operation of equipment used for mowing, landscaping, snow removal, athletic field maintenance, and other related tasks including labor as they pertain to the care of the District’s Parks and Facilities. This position requires a working knowledge of the operation and use of specialized and heavy motor equipment in general construction and maintenance activities. Basic knowledge of hand tools, carpentry, painting, electrical, and plumbing is required. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to playground inspection and repair, tree, shrub, and turf care, supervision of part time and seasonal employees, some custodial duties, and event set-ups. This position is for Full-Time employment/40 hours per week plus benefits and requires flexibility to work some weekends/evenings and overtime as needed. Qualifications: • Education minimum requirement is a high school graduate or equivalent • A required minimum of 2 years experience in grounds maintenance • Park and/or landscape maintenance experience is preferred • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain an Illinois Pesticide Operators License within 6 months • Must possess or be able to obtain a CPR Certification within 6 months • A clean, valid drivers’ license • A mandatory physical, drug screening, and criminal background check are required prior to employment

Applications may be obtained at the front desk of the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center located at 8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, or by visiting our website at Click on General Information, and download the application. Please submit completed resumes and applications to: Ryan Veldman, Superintendent of Parks 8125 West 171st Street Tinley Park, Illinois 60477 or


Please do not follow up with phone calls.

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 Tinley Park-Park District


Ryan Veldman

 Closing Date

July 29, 2019

 $19.00 - $23.00 DOE

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GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Landscape Specialist is a specialized position working under the supervision of the Park Foreman and is responsible for skilled work involving the construction, repair, and upkeep of all aspects of landscape as they pertain to Park District grounds and facilities. The candidate must possess a practical knowledge of equipment and tools used in park maintenance activities; specialized training or experience in turf management, arboricultural, and horticultural practices; landscape construction; skills in minor repairs and use of hand and power equipment; ability to service equipment used and to detect operating defects; must adhere to preventive maintenance program; ability to operate snow removal equipment and properly train employees.

ESSENTIAL GENERAL JOB FUNCTIONS (DUTIES): Operate a variety of specialized equipment in connection with the District’s turf program including slit seeding, aeration, and chemical spraying Maintain standard best practices pertaining to horticulture, including planting of flower beds, trimming, and removal of shrubs and trees, planting of new materials, along with proper maintenance Operate independently and lead various assigned projects and tasks Maintain accurate records and reports as required Adhere to preventive maintenance programs as developed by the Department. Adhere to and actively enforce safety procedures of the District and its overall risk management program Exercise considerable independence in performing duties Perform related or other assigned tasks as required Organize and supervise the District’s snow removal operation Oversee and manage part-time help as necessary Cooperate with all departments and fellow employees to obtain superior results to the District’s goals and objectives

HOURS: The Landscape Specialist is a full time position working 40 hours per week plus benefits and requires flexibility to work some weekends/evenings and overtime as needed. Normal work schedule is Monday through Friday; 6:30am-3:30pm.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school graduate or equivalent. Minimum three years of experience in horticulture, park maintenance, or related full-time work. Must be familiar with horticulture best management practices. Must be able to obtain and maintain an Illinois Pesticide Applicator’s License in Right of Way, Turf, Pest, and Ornament control. Must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License. Current CPR certification required. Must have or obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and AED within six months of employment. Working knowledge of computers with experience in Excel and Word. Formal education in horticultural studies preferred.

Applications may be obtained at the front desk of the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center located at 8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, or by visiting our website at Click on General Information, and download the application. Please submit completed resumes and applications to: Ryan Veldman, Superintendent of Parks 8125 West 171st Street Tinley Park, Illinois 60477 Title: Landscape Specialist

Please do not follow up with phone calls.

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 Tinley Park-Park District


Ryan Veldman

 Closing Date

July 29, 2019


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Under the direction and supervision of the Park Manager, the Park Supervisor, Fleet and Mowing is responsible for overseeing and implementing Streamwood Park District's comprehensive fleet preventive maintenance program, managing the District's mowing crew, and performing a variety of park maintenance tasks. This is a physically demanding position with the majority of time to be spent working in the field. The Park Supervisor, Fleet and Mowing is on-call as needed, supervising and leading seasonal and part-time employees. This is an at-will position.

Qualifications: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. • Candidates must have formal mechanical training or certifications in gas and diesel engines or automotive systems. • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. • Preference given to candidates with prior supervisory and fleet management experience. • Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License. • Must possess a valid State of Illinois Pesticide Operator’s License or must have ability to obtain within six (6) months of hiring. • Must be CPR and AED certified within six (6) months of hiring. Training paid for and provided by the Streamwood Park District upon hire. • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) communication skills preferred.

A full job description is available at

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Compensation: DOQ

Contact: Amy Vito, Park Manager | 777 S. Bartlett Road, Streamwood, Illinois 60107 | Phone: 630-483-3112 | Email:

The Streamwood Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Streamwood Park District


Amy Vito

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $56,154 / Yearly

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Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Manager of Permits and Revenue, manages, approves and coordinates the issuance of all types of permits and memberships offered by District, including those for groups or individuals who desire to use picnic groves, indoor rental facilities, off-leash dog areas, equestrian trails, or other spaces. Supervises assigned full and part-time/seasonal staff in completing permit and membership tasks. Acts as a key administrator for the software programs used to track permits and memberships. Maintains records, collects and report fees using proper cash control procedures. Manages assigned vendor contracts/agreements to ensure that contract terms are being fulfilled and performance is maximized. Assists with coordinating special requests for indoor and outdoor reservations. Contributes to establishing policies and procedures around permit processing, cash handling and reporting, and ensures all policies and procedures are followed. Provides reports and analysis as needed.

Typical Duties

Manages, approves and coordinates the issuance of all permits and memberships for assigned programs within the overall District permit operations.

Supervises, schedules, assigns and gives direction to assigned permits personnel to ensure tasks are completed, and monitors and evaluates performance.

Communicates with customers and assigned vendors; coordinates and monitors event timelines; attends meetings and represents the department as required.

Coordinates and conducts training for seasonal, full and part-time staff in various operational and customer service-related duties.

Ensures, whether by assigning to staff or directly completing, that all customers are assisted in a timely manner, whether in person, or by telephone, email or fax.

Oversees collection of fees for all permits, memberships and vendors. Recommends and issues refund vouchers for security deposits and other circumstances. Maintains true and accurate accounts of monies received and disbursed.

Manages and troubleshoots cloud-based permit reservation system, utilizing internal and external resources as needed.

Evaluates the use of new and existing hardware and software systems.

Oversees and manages vendors directly related to permits and membership programs.

Effectively communicates through writing and speaking with employees, vendors, and customers in a positive and professional manner.

Conducts and supervises special studies and projects as directed.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Qualifications

Must possess a high school diploma or GED AND ten (10) or more years of experience in customer service, or an administrative role;


Must possess an associate’s degree from an accredited college or university AND eight (8) or more years of experience in customer service, or an administrative role;


Must possess a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university AND three (3) or more years of experience in customer service, or an administrative role.

Preferred Qualifications

Possession of two (2) or more years of work experience supervising financial transactions or retail management;


Possession of two (2) or more years of work experience with reservation software, such as ActiveNet;


Possession of two (2) or more years of work experience administering permits/memberships for a government agency or a recreation or leisure business.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

Thorough knowledge of computers, and the skills necessary to operate and troubleshoot problems with all permit functions and points of sale cash register system. Ability to provide technical assistance to support staff on the operations and use of computers and software programs.

Ability to assess and prioritize workload in a deadline-oriented environment

Ability to display strong supervisory leadership skills by motivating staff through trainings, constructive feedback and coaching.

Through working knowledge of and ability to quickly and effectively apply District operations and policies.

Must be able to work and cooperate with others, take initiative to resolve problems, and possess a positive attitude while contributing to and maintaining a safe, productive and respectful work environment.

Ability to work a flexible schedule, including extended hours, weekends, evenings and holidays.

Strong organization skills and attention to detail. Skill and ability to communicate with professionalism to diverse groups.

The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.

Benefits Package

Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

Basic Term Life Insurance

Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program

Employee Assistance Program

Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time

You May Qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link:

Veteran’s Preference

When applying for employment with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days or during War Time. To take advantage of this preference, a Veteran must:

Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Identify themselves as a Veteran on their employment application by answering Yes to the question “Are you a military veteran?”

Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215, or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation) at the time of application by uploading it as part of your application. If there are multiple DD 214s, DD 215s, or NGB 22s, please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (before 911) or the Department of Homeland Security (after 911).

Veteran must provide original applicable discharge papers at time of interview.

General District Employment Requirements



The Forest Preserve District of Cook County is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.

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 Forest Preserve District of Cook County



 Closing Date

July 23, 2019