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The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County provides opportunities for people to connect with nature. We offer to the public 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, 47 miles of rivers and streams, and 6 nature and cultural centers. We have 6 million visitors each year.

The District's mission is, "to acquire and hold lands containing forests, prairies, wetlands and associated plant communities or lands capable of being restored to such natural conditions for the purpose of protecting and preserving the flora, fauna and scenic beauty for the education, pleasure and recreation of it's citizens.

This position is assigned to a specific crew; however, this position can potentially be transferred to various crews temporarily as needed. Every effort will be made to put personnel in areas of their preference, yet maintaining the balance of crew sizes and proper function of the department shall remain the prime objective.

Job Purpose

Work involves operating equipment and performing manual labor in the installation and maintenance of turf, trees, roads, parking lots, streams, trails, and storm sewer systems in District preserves. Proper maintenance practices ensure the safety of all forest preserve users while maintaining healthy natural and recreational areas for all to enjoy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Landscape Crew

• Performs all aspects of landscape maintenance and landscape installation on District land • Fine and rough mowing of general use areas and trails including pre-mowing cleanup • Tree and shrub planting, mulching, irrigation, and maintenance • Maintenance and installation of annual and perennial planting beds including both ornamental and native landscapes including edging, mulching, and herbicide application • Debris and leaf collection in general use areas • Fertilization and aeration of fine mowed areas • Turf restoration utilizing industry best management practices • Installation and maintenance of various types of hardscaping and water features • Assist all other departmental crews as necessary • Perform other duties as required

Hours: Monday - Friday 6:45 am - 3:15 pm, may include weekends.

Emergency response to winter weather events, including snow plowing and deicing. On call scheduling required for some weekends between November and March.

Education and Experience Required

Related Experience: One (1) year experience in the operation and maintenance of equipment that relates to grounds maintenance.

Special training or other license, certification, etc.: Illinois Department Of Agriculture Pesticide Operators License; Blood Borne Pathogen training; First Aid / First Response certification, CPR training, ability to obtain Midwest Ecological Prescribed Burn Certification or equivalent within 2 years of employment, ability to obtain a Class A (CDL) Commercial Driver's License (with air brakes and tanker endorsements) within six (6) months of employment. Ability to obtain ISA Arborist Certification within 1 year of employment. Pursuant to OSHA 1910.134, physicals are required for job assignments that fall under the District's Respiratory program. Valid driver's license required.

Knowledge of: Landscape maintenance, construction, and installation; turf management; maintenance and construction of asphalt and gravel surfaces; occupational hazards and proper safety precautions; safe handling of herbicides and pesticides; GPS/GIS applications.

Skills In: Identification of trees, shrubs, native grasses, wild flowers, and exotic weeds for horticulture aspects of preserve management; safe and proper operation and maintenance of a variety of grounds equipment; performing manual labor tasks; understanding and following verbal or written instructions; maintaining effective working relationships.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is an EEO employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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 Forest Preserve District of DuPage County (EOE)



 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Up to $23.50/hour

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ABOUT US: The Schaumburg Park District is an award-winning public agency that provides its 80,000 residents with a wide variety of recreational facilities, programs, events, parks and open spaces. Our facilities include the Community Recreation Center, Meineke Recreation Center, Bock Neighborhood Center, Schaumburg Tennis Plus, Schaumburg Golf Club, The Sport Center, Atcher Island Water Park and more!

JOB SUMMARY: The Trades Technician 1 is part of a dedicated team primarily responsible for the daily maintenance of all Park District facilities including facility infrastructures, equipment, engineering operations, maintenance operations, construction projects, and equipment upgrades.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified applicants must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent along with a valid Illinois class “C” driver’s license. The best applicants will have at least three (3) years of related work experience. Other requirements include sufficient physical ability for the position, ability to work in a safe and effective manner, excellent time management skills, and the ability to work together as part of a cohesive team.

PAY, BENEFITS & WORK SCHEDULE: This is a full-time year-round non-exempt position. Schedule is generally Monday – Friday from 7:45am – 4:15pm and night/weekend work required as part of on-call rotation program to provide 24-hour coverage. Overtime work may be required based on need. Target hiring range is up to $23.50 per hour, DOQ (depending on qualifications). Our full-time benefits package includes:

• Free and/or discounted Park District classes, programs, events, and memberships for you and your family! (see definition*) • Medical Insurance • NEW! Zero Card • Dental Insurance • Vision Insurance • FSA Healthcare • FSA Dependent Care • Basic Life Insurance • Voluntary Life Insurance • AFLAC Indemnity Plans • IMRF Pension (Retirement, Disability, Life) • 457 Retirement Plan (Nationwide) • Paid Vacation, Personal Days, Floating Holidays, and Sick Time • Employee Wellness Programs and Incentives • Employee Recognition Programs

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** Position will be open until filled. ** Schaumburg Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. **

Keywords: park, parks, recreation, IMRF, building, facility, trade, trades, automate, automation, control, controls, electric, electrical, electrician, plumbing, plumber, carpenter, carpentry, HVAC, heat, heating, cool, cooling, ventilation, air condition, air conditioner, swimming pool, swimming pools, aquatic, aquatics, spa, furnace, boiler, chiller, maintain, maintenance, fix, repair, troubleshoot, apprentice, journeyman

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 Schaumburg Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $87,000 - $89,000

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It shall be the mission of the Forest Preserve District of Kane County to acquire, hold, and maintain lands within Kane County that contribute to the conservation of natural and historic resources and habitats, flora or fauna; and to restore, restock, protect and preserve such lands for the environmental education, recreation, pleasure and well-being of all its citizens. Our goal is to Preserve and Restore the Nature of Kane County.


All candidates must apply on-line at:

POSITION SUMMARY: An employee in this classification is responsible for performing work of considerable difficulty planning, organizing, directing and managing all functions and activities of the Operations division which spans multiple locations throughout the county. Work requires the ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks, assignments and projects and work collaboratively with internal staff, external partners and the public.

ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES and FUNCTIONS to be performed with or without reasonable accommodation: * Provides leadership and direction to the Operations division staff responsible for day-to-day operations and maintenance of the District’s various preserves and facilities. * Plans, directs, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the activities of the Operations division. * Oversees the development and implementation of the comprehensive preserve maintenance, sign, trades/projects and fleet maintenance plan, which establishes goals and objectives to ensure safe, high quality preserve user experience. * Works collaboratively with all District departments to address maintenance, trades, signs and fleet needs and requirements. * Ensures compliance with applicable statutes, regulations, ordinances and resolutions impacting District properties. * Formulates policies, regulations, organizational goals, and program priorities of the Operations division for recommendation to the Chief of Planning and Land Management. * Develops capital priorities for recommendation to the Chief of Planning and Land Management for inclusion in the Comprehensive Master Plan. * Keeps up to date on and applies recognized land management methods and practices while performing duties and responsibilities. * Hires, directs, manages, evaluates, promotes, disciplines and recommends such action for assigned personnel with the advice and consent of the Chief of Planning and Land Management. * Directs the formulation of work methods and procedures for division staff including making modifications to meet changing needs and requirements. * Prepares, recommends and administers the Division’s budget in order to provide the highest level of service within established budget parameters. * Develops and administers an annual operating budget and work program which meets the goals and objectives of the organization while optimizing utilization of financial and human resources. * Evaluates the need and makes recommendations for capital expenditures including preparing and reviewing specifications for new and replacement equipment. * Responds to and meets with property owners, homeowner groups, businesses, local government and the general public as needed. * Ensures that division staff receive the training necessary to successfully perform their duties and responsibilities, including required compliance training. * Oversees the inspection and maintenance District facilities and vehicles and ensures proper records are maintained including developing maintenance schedules for each of the District properties, special structures, land forms or habitats and monuments. * Oversees activities related to the maintenance and repairs of district equipment, structures, historical properties and resources using in-house resources and outside vendors/contractors. * Advises the Chief of Planning and Land Management of upcoming needs for supplies, equipment, staffing, employee status changes, and cost estimates for current and future projects. * Develops the organizational structure of the division in accordance with professional standards and sound management techniques and principles including analysis or potential operational efficiencies. * Represents the District at public functions to interpret and explain various aspects of the District such as ordinances, regulations, and natural amenities. * Responds to questions, concerns and requests from community groups, volunteer groups, other agencies and the general public. * Coordinates and communicates departmental activities with other Division Heads and outside agencies and organizations. * Evaluates processes and procedures in order meet changing needs and priorities and makes recommendations to Chief of Planning and Land Management. * Prepares and submits periodic reports including those needed for regular reporting to the Commission, for compliance or for accreditation. * Prepares and delivers written materials and verbal presentations monthly to the Commission. * Assists preserve users by providing information and answering questions. * May work irregular hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays and may need to be available to respond to emergency call-outs on a 24-hour, 7-day basis. * Possesses and maintains a valid and current Illinois Driver’s License free from suspension or revocation during term of employment; must maintain insurability with the District’s fleet insurance carrier. * Attends professional conferences, workshops and seminars as appropriate within budget parameters and with Department Head approval. * Obtains and maintains all required licenses and certifications and keeps up-to-date on professional trends and developments related to position accountabilities. * Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, the Employee Handbook, and applicable laws and regulations. * Performs related work as required. QUALIFICATIONS: * Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in conservation, parks and recreation, land management, facility management, public administration, or a related field, and eight (8) years of progressively responsible land and/or facility management including five (5) years of senior-level management experience, preferably in a forest preserve, conservation or park district, or an equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and training. * Certifications/Licenses: CPR/1st AID/AED certified within one year of hire and IPRA CPRP or related professional certification.

CONTACT: Mary Ann Ping, Human Resources Generalist 1996 South Kirk Road, Suite 320, Geneva IL 60134 Tel: (630) 208-8662; Email:; Web: AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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 Forest Preserve District of Kane County


Mary Ann Ping

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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The Aquatics and Ice Rink Manager is an essential full-time position which works scheduled shifts as a part of a Manager-on-Duty rotation at the Centennial Park Aquatic Center. The Manager will plan and coordinate services and programs for the Centennial Park Aquatic Center (CPAC), the Village’s Ice Rink and will oversee the department’s building operational and staffing functions for the Franklin Loebe Center and Cultural Center.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Initiates, coordinates and conducts management team and lifeguard interviews. Recommends hires, promotions, discipline, and terminations. • Leads and participates in all staff training, scheduling and evaluations. • Devises lifeguard and management staff schedules. • In collaboration with leadership team staff, formulates CPAC squads and teams. • Effectively attends to and resolves all staff disciplinary matters. • Formulates, leads and participates in all pre-season lifeguard and management training, certification and recertification efforts. • Creates the pre-season lifeguard training calendar for lifeguards and management staff. Secures facilities and equipment for training. • Researches and arranges for Starguard Elite pre-season training and certification opportunities for management staff. • Coordinates and oversees management staff and lifeguard certification with Starguarfd Elite. Maintains and submits all records related to certification. • Ensures yearly Starguard Elite audits are planned for each season. Debriefs with SAI and CPAC staff after each audit. • Acts as the liaison with Starguard Elite to communicate concerns and issues related to training protocols, audits and critical incidents. • With Assistant Managers, develops weekly in-service training agenda. Leads at least one in-service session per week during the season. • Determines the method and frequency of Vigilance Awareness Training (VAT) drills in coordination with the management staff.

Facilities Oversite • Makes regular inspections of CPAC/Ice Rink including all features, furnishings, grounds and equipment to ensure that conditions are safe, secure and sanitary. Places work-orders to remediate facility insufficiencies; ensures work-orders are done in a timely fashion. Maintains a professional demeanor at all times. • Participates in the planning and maintenance of CPAC and Ice Rink improvements. Makes recommendations for future enhancements and improvements for CPAC and Ice Rink. • Leads and delegates all off-season work and supervises its completion along with pre-season maintenance (the opening of CPAC/ice rink) and the post-season maintenance (the closing of CPAC/ice rink).

Budgeting/Ordering of Supplies • Research and purchase all lifeguard uniforms, lifesaving equipment, 1st aid, LTS, custodial and event supplies, along with facility supplies. • Research and purchase supplies and equipment for Ice Rink operations including skates, laces, skate aids, first-aid and custodial supplies. • Conducts research, reviews reports and makes recommendations regarding budgetary needs for CPAC/Ice Rink facilities and programming. Makes budget recommendations to ensure all staffing levels, certifications, equipment, training, repairs, supplies are planned for each in each budget cycle.

Programming • Learn- to-Swim (LTS) Program - Develop/refine the curriculum, oversees and maintains records for LTS program. Hire, train and schedule all Learn-to-Swim staff; lead LTS parent meetings, lead and assign staff for 1st day welcome; assign students to instructors; oversee swim tests and make level adjustments as needed; communicate regularly with parents; ensure staff is attentive and teaching in accordance with the curriculum.

Marketing • Initiates requests for marketing and promotional materials for CPAC and Ice Rink daily admission, CPAC Membership, CPAC and Ice Rink programs and special events. This includes but is not limited to assisting with brochure preparation, writing program descriptions, proofing text and lay outs, overseeing the development of flyers, posters, etc. • Contributes to the production of the seasonal program brochure and other Village and Department publications.

Risk Management • Reviews and amends the CPAC’s Emergency Action Plan (EAP) on an annual basis. Educate and ensure all staff work within the protocol of the EAP. • Investigates and documents accidents/incidents and prepares appropriate staff to do the same. Informs the Director of Recreation & Parks, or his/her designee, on all 911-related emergencies, late openings, early closings, staff injuries and difficult customer situations. • Participate in and support village and department functions/initiatives. • Other duties as assigned.

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 Village of Orland Park


Ray Piattoni

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $13-$15 / hour

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The Schiller Park Recreation Department is offering an Internship to students working towards a degree within the field of Parks and Recreation. The internship will provide a well-rounded experience to an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual. Candidate must be a college student pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in Recreation, Leisure Services, Sports Management or related fields. Weekday and weekends are required with carious evening hours. A valid driver's license is required, must submit to a criminal background check, and provide verification of education.

The position communicates with the Director of Parks and Recreation on issues that are related to the Program and Facility management. This includes programming, public relations, and hiring and supervising part-time staff. Will develop and implement quality recreation programs that meet the needs of the community as well as long and short-term goals of the department. Continually identify nation-wide and local trends. Work closely with local school districts to strengthen and maintain a positive cooperative working relationships. Prepare and submit promotional material for assigned program areas for the seasonal brochure, flyers and website. Assist with the development and implementation of special events. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Parks and Recreation.

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 Schiller Park Recreation Department


Randy Splitt

 Closing Date

June 10, 2022