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 $42,500 ($20.43 per hour)

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WHO WE ARE: The Elmhurst Park District, established in 1920 and located 16 miles west of Chicago, provides parks, recreation facilities and programs to meet our mission of enriching lives while having fun! We serve residents of the Elmhurst community as well as residents of neighboring towns!

We have an exciting full-time job opportunity for a Parks Specialist II (Mowing) to join our team and be part of an organization that values being community focused, providing customer service excellence, working with integrity, and having fun! We are looking for someone who will help us achieve our vision of becoming a national leader in providing parks and recreation experiences to our community.

WHAT YOU’LL DO: The Park Specialist II (Mowing) position is a member of the mow crew and is responsible for mowing, trimming, edging, and blowing of all parks along with spring and fall cleanups. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, tree removal, pesticide application, trash collection, mulching, parking lot repair, special events, and snow removal as well as supervising seasonal staff members.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING: Prior experience with park maintenance, commercial mowing and landscaping, and equipment operation/repair is preferred. The position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a valid Illinois Pesticide Operator’s license, CPR/AED certification, and Illinois CDL “C” license upon employment.

WHEN YOU’LL WORK: Workweek is Monday – Friday and hours are 6:30 am - 3 pm with additional hours for snow removal and special events.

WHAT YOU’LL GET: The anticipated starting pay for this non-exempt position is $20.43 per hour.

In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: Defined contribution medical insurance plan (5 plan options), Dental insurance plan, Vision insurance plan, District paid life insurance, Participation in IMRF (retirement, disability, death benefits), Vacation days, personal days, sick leave and 9 paid holidays!, Sick bank leave, paid parental leave and paid bereavement leave, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Two deferred compensation programs (VOYA & Nationwide), Voluntary Supplemental insurance coverage for short-term disability, accident, hospitalization, Get Paid Daily with "On-Demand Pay", Flexible spending accounts for unreimbursed medical and dependent care, Free family Courts Plus Membership and Pool Passes!, Free/discounted District programs, merchandise and concessions, Educational assistance/tuition reimbursement, Professional organizational membership, Values Recognition Program, Service Awards Program, Employee social activities, Credit Union (Central Credit Union of Illinois).

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 Elmhurst Park District


Dan Payne

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,065 - $56,000

ABOUT US: The Des Plaines Park District, established in 1919, features more than 50 parks and facilities. As an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency, we service a culturally diverse and growing community with hundreds of affordable recreational and educational programs, classes, and events for kids, teens, adults, and families each season. "Enriching Lives Everyday" is our vision and our constant goal.

Job Title: Human Resource Coordinator
Grade: 8 - Hiring Range: $50,065 - $56,000
FLSA: Exempt
Department: Business

Reports to: Superintendent of Human Resources & Risk Management

BASIC FUNCTION The Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for human resources and safety related functions within the District.

1. Develop, update, maintain, administer and enforce District human resource procedures and programs in accordance with relevant legal requirements.
2. Assist in employee hiring, development, discipline, and terminations.
3. Assist with employment benefits programs, including insurance and flexible spending.
4. Process biweekly payroll – verify timekeeping information for all employees; calculate pay according to hours worked, leave, and overtime; manage and calculate necessary changes, adjustments, overrides, etc.
5. Manage employee on-boarding and off-boarding in HRIS system. Assist with following up on missing paperwork, verify I-9s, new hire reporting, background checks, and add employees to financial software.
6. Assist the Superintendent of Risk Management with the human resources budget.
7. Manage unemployment claims, protest/appeal unwarranted claims and supervise arbitration hearings.
8. Responds to inquiries and proactively communicate information regarding policies, procedures, benefits, and programs.
9. Maintain personnel files and records including maintenance of records in HR Software.
10. Coordinate payment for medical, dental, vision and Flexible Spending bills.
11. Coordinate management training on topics related to Human Resources.
12. Maintain IMRF enrollment. Monitor hours worked by all District staff members in relation to IMRF participation regulations.
13. Serve as a back-up to the front desk in the event the front desk associate and business staff are unavailable – must demonstrate and promote positive guest relations and exceptional customer service.

1. Serve on the District’s Risk Management Committee – prepare meeting agenda, materials, and minutes.
2. Coordinate Facility and Program Inspections, follow up with matters to be addressed.
3. Assist with property and vehicle losses and workman’s compensation claims with PDRMA.
4. Track incidents and accidents to identify and address trending issues.
5. Coordinate safety training for full time staff; assist supervisors with training of part time staff.
6. Assist with PDRMA’s loss control review.

1. Prepare reports as requested.
2. Complete background checks for volunteers and employees.
3. Remains knowledgeable of all state and federal HR laws and their application to the District.
4. Assist in the implementation of the District’s Strategic Plan.
5. Attend training sessions and classes for professional development.
6. Assist with special events, including but not limited to Fall Fest.
7. Member of a Park District committee as assigned.
8. Follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Park District Safety and Crisis Manuals.
9. Perform additional duties as assigned.

Education: B.A. in human resources, business or public administration, or a closely related field
Experience: 1-3 years of related Human Resource and/or Risk Management experience.
Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certification, classes available through Park District, Valid Illinois Driver’s License

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
Life insurance (basic & voluntary additional coverage)
IMRF Defined Benefit Pension
457 Defined Contribution Plan
Paid Time Off (sick, vacation, and personal)
Medical Flexible Spending Account
Health Savings Account with Employer Contribution (for applicable HDHP)
Park District Facility & Program Discounts

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 Des Plaines Park District


Nicole Dale

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 71,649.00 - 89,559.00

SUMMARY Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Business Services, the Human Resource Manger is responsible to manage and maintain all aspects of the human resource and risk management functions, including compensation and job classification administration, benefits program administration, training and employee development, recruitment, personnel files, employee retirement, unemployment compensation, compliance with state and federal personnel laws, and revision and administration of the Park District’s employee and safety policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS Baccalaureate degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field; master’s degree is desired. Five to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Strong knowledge of human resource principles, concepts, practices, and related compliance issues. • Strong knowledge of federal, state, and local personnel related laws • Ability to maintain the highly confidential nature of human resources work. • Capacity to apply and adapt policies and procedures to meet District needs. • Good knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of community park and recreation administration. • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions • Ability to hire, train and evaluate the work of professional, technical, skilled, clerical, and semi-skilled employees. • Ability to maintain a positive and effective work relationship with other supervisors and subordinate employees. • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction from the Superintendent of Business Services. • Capacity to utilize effective time management skills and be able to work under 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. • Capacity to proactively troubleshoot, problem solve and make sound judgments with respect to confidentiality. • Knowledge of computer word-processing and spreadsheet software applications. • Ability to research, analyze and interpret information to make sound recommendations for action. • Proven problem-solving, leadership and management skills. • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. • Valid drivers’ license and current vehicle insurance .

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Oversee Risk Management Supervisor. • Coordinate the District and its’ employees in dealing with organizational, procedural, and technological changes through training and increasing employee involvement and commitment. • Coordinate the development, review, and revision of all job descriptions. • Coordinate and implement with Occupational Health the employee Random Drug Testing program. • Review, evaluate and implement changes to the district’s employee performance appraisal process and documentation on a regular basis. • Administer the District’s workers’ compensation benefit program. • Coordinate and promote the various Park District Volunteer Programs. • Manage unemployment procedures in conjunction with Unemployment Consultants. • Research and develop wage levels and pay grades as needed. • Review and update wage levels and pay grades annually. • Research, design and administer employee wellness programs with Occupational Health and PDRMA. • Maintain key distribution and master facility key list for employees. • Establish human resource priorities, plan, and accomplish goals. Consult with the Administrative staff to evaluate the district’s needs and to develop goals. • Develop, implement, and administer various in-house and out-of-house employee training programs to meet organizational needs. • Serve as the Park District’s ADA Coordinator for employees, volunteers, and contractors. • Assist in developing and maintaining safety training curriculum and safety handbooks and manuals. • Maintain confidentiality and security of privileged and confidential information, including employee records and files. • Develop, monitor, revise and distribute legally compliant and cost-efficient employee policies, procedures, and programs. • Create, implement, and administer a compensation and benefit program that is cost/benefit effective for the district and its employees, including health, dental and retirement plans, as well as employee assistance program, workers’ compensation, and COBRA. Process employee benefit enrollment, status changes, COBRA benefits, workers’ compensation claims and unemployment claims. Distribute various correspondence concerning benefits to the employees. • Assist employees in interpreting, processing, and receiving benefits, and act as an advocate when benefits are questioned or denied. • Direct the general hiring process of the district by establishing hiring procedures and practices. In addition, coach managers and supervisors with job placements, ads, and postings, administer assessments, conduct interviews, make employment offers and conduct reference checks. Assist Payroll Accountant in processing new employees’ employment paperwork. • Act as internal consultant to staff regarding general human resource practices and trends, including recruiting, performance evaluation, discipline, and termination. • Evaluate current practices and recommend measures to assure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations governing employment practices, and health and safety. Distribute various Labor Posters to each facility. • Report to management on the status of matters affecting the liability of the district and/or matters which pose a safety hazard or threat to employees and the public. • Establish procedures to monitor and review employee terminations to determine if the terminations are legally justifiable and in conformance with Park District policy and practices to ensure that terminations are supported by the proper documentation. • Perform exit interviews with staff in key positions. • Obtain current information on personnel, payroll and benefits topics and act appropriately. • Assist and make recommendations to management on issues of human resource planning, employee career development and succession planning. • Strive to keep up to date with changes in the HR management field through self education, consulting with legal counsel, attending workshops and conferences, and maintaining professional relationships with colleagues in the HR profession. • Manage personnel records, files, applications, and personnel information. • Attend staff meetings, as required. • Adhere to and enforce staff compliance with organizational policies and procedures. • Promote Crystal Lake Park District programs to patrons, members, guests, and staff. • Participate in park district Safety and Training Program to ensure that work performed, and services provided are implemented in a safe manner.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS • Assist in preparing bi-weekly payroll and related reports when needed. • Assist Risk Management Supervisor in the preparation for the PDRMA Loss Control Review. • Compile and submit the EEO-4 report to the EEOC. • Work with Superintendent of Business Services to develop and maintain an annual HR budget, with entry into the financial software. • Perform other duties as assigned.

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS • May frequently be required to walk, sit, talk, and hear. • May frequently be required to use hands and/or fingers, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. • May occasionally be required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. • May occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. • May be in awkward or difficult positions resulting in physical fatigue. • Must have specific vision abilities required for this job: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust to focus. • Ability to spend up to 80% of work time reading and/or sitting at a computer terminal.

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS Worker must be able to: • Must be able to work effectively under the stress of deadlines and complaints. • Resolve differences between staff. • Work independently with direction of Superintendent of Business Services and Executive Director. • Cooperatively with fellow staff, general public, vendors, community groups, and other business staff in a proper manner.

PHSYIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS Prolonged stress and pressures of the position could affect some individual’s blood pressure.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS • May be involved in repetitive work (i.e., computer keyboard and writing). • Occasionally visiting other Park District buildings where records are stored. • Occasionally at job sites where dust, pollens, molds, weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold, snow rain and ice. • Most activities are performed indoors; these conditions include lighting and temperature.

COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS • Must be able to train and/or pass on other prudent safety and other work-related practices to co-workers. • Use basic math, reading and writing skills. • Follow step-by-step procedures and obtain appropriate end results. • Exhibit good problem-solving abilities. • Analyze data to create reports, make recommendations, and strategize appropriate follow-up. • Identify and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Communicate effectively and respond appropriately to the needs of internal and external contacts. • Project a positive image and neat appearance to staff and visitors of the park district. • Use good safety awareness and judgment.

If at any time during the course of employment, the employee is unable to perform the duties, functions, or considerations outlined in this job description, the immediate supervisor should be informed.

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 Crystal Lake Park District


Tina Becke
815-459-0680 ext. 1206

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $57,000 - $70,000

The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible for overseeing all aspects of recreation programming and events; including the direct supervision of two full-time staff, permanent part-time staff and volunteers.

Essential Job Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

• The Superintendent of Recreation must make decisions that accurately reflect the vision, mission, and values of the Palos Heights Parks & Recreation Department.

• Assists in the development, implementation, and management of goals and policies: develops department goals and objectives: establishes and implements administrative policies, rules, regulations, procedures, and guidelines.

• Develops and administers recreation programming operating budgets: approves and monitors expenditures in accordance with approved budgets and purchasing rules: Recommends capital improvements to the Director.

• Monitors recreation programs, and services: evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of the service delivery methods and processes to ensure a sustainable recreation system that meets the needs of the community: identifies opportunities for improvement based on the best business and industry practices, and directs the implementation of changes.

• Advises the Director and provides recommendations on operational issues, and personnel matters. Provides direct supervision of both recreation managers, all permanent part-time staff and volunteers, advice and managerial/professional expertise. Ensures that programs and services being offered are responsive to the community. Assists program managers in evaluating needed programs, services, their appropriate fees and charges, and develops standards and performance measurements. Conducts performance evaluations for staff supervised.

• Coordinates department’s activities; organizes and priorities workload; make work assignments, monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; troubleshoots problem situations.

• Coordinates and oversees immediate and long-range planning efforts to meet community needs for recreation programs, and personnel: conducts community-wide surveys, studies, research, and technical investigations for planning purposes.

• Identifies recreation needs in the community, involving the community and creating community support in the process; develops effective partnerships and sponsorships with community organizations.

• Responds to internal and external customer questions and complaints related to programming; researches problems and initiates problem resolution.

• Oversees the department’s comprehensive marketing and promotional strategies, in consultation with the Program Managers and Superintendent of Facilities.

• Oversees and administers department’s information services, such as advertisements, brochures, flyers, newsletters and website, involving preparation, design and layout.

• Develops and administers all eMarketing efforts and social media.

• Maintains comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws and regulations; maintains awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshop and training sessions as appropriate.

• Oversees the planning, development and administration of the seasonal farmers markets

• Leads July 3rd events committee with city staff and organizations. Plans and coordinates the recreation department’s contributions to the events.

• Completes special projects as needed or assigned by the Director of Parks & Recreation.


Bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation, public administration, business, or a closely related field, Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of five (5) years’ supervisory experience that includes progressive responsibility in parks and recreation management or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position.. CPRP preferred or ability to obtain within twelve (12) months of hiring. Must be well organized, creative, possess a positive attitude, good problem solver, and have the ability to multi-task. Must possess and maintain a valid Illinois driver’s license.


Please send your resume, cover letter and 3-5 references with contact information to Director of Parks and Recreation, Matt Fairbanks at

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 City of Palos Heights Parks & Recreation


Matt Fairbanks

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $97,000 - $110,000 DOQ

Now Hiring! Apply online: Come work for an exciting Team! Fantastic benefits and much more!

The Superintendent of Park Services is under the direction of the Deputy Director. Responsibilities include the planning, supervision, organization, budgeting, evaluation and management of all aspects of the Park Services Department. The Park Services Department includes all parks, natural areas, non-recreation facilities and the zoo operations. This position is responsible for all capital projects related to the Parks Services Department and all District ADA projects. Leads the District for bidding and grant writing related to the Park Services Department. Works efficiently and productively without direct supervision. This is an at-will position.

Essential Responsibilities • The Superintendent of Park Services is responsible for all aspects of the Park Services Department. • Responsible for hiring, training, educating and evaluating all department employees. • Responsible for all financial aspects of the department including budgeting, capital needs projection, payroll, purchasing, inventory control, and revenue enhancement. • Must develop new park/facility projects or evaluate current parks/facilities and be the lead in projects from concept/design, to bid development to construction oversight. • Develop and maintain a preventative maintenance program to include fleet, playground and other equipment replacement plans. • Coordinate, schedule, organize, and delegate all department work/project assignments. • Inspects/evaluates all parks/facilities and implements recommended projects. • Coordinate, schedule and organize the District’s snow removal program. • Coordinate the department’s continuing education program for all department employees. • Researches opportunities for project financial assistance, prepares appropriate applications and upon award of assistance completes all required procedures/paperwork. • Must maintain knowledge of Federal, State, and local rules/guidelines/statutes/law regarding functions of the Park Services Department. • Develops, reviews, and evaluates department goals/objectives on a short term and long-term basis. • Develops and implements department policies and procedures. • Ensures that mechanical rooms and work areas are clean, organized, and well maintained. • Manage District compliance with ADA requirements and complete ADA projects as outlined in the District’s Accessibility Audit. • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, and safety rules. • Facilitates the Park Services Department’s compliance with OSHA guidelines in cooperation with the Superintendent of Human Resources and Risk Management. • Supports the District’s Mission and exhibits the organizational values of accountability, communication, connected to community, team oriented and integrity. • Assists all other Park District employees and departments when needed. • Completes all additional duties as prescribed by management.

Supervisory Responsibilities – This position directly supervises five full-time Park Services and Zoo Department staff including the Facility Maintenance and Construction Supervisor, Park Grounds Supervisor, Fleet Supervisor, Zoo Animal and Park Curator, and Manager of Interpretation and Recreation Services. This position indirectly supervises all Park Services and Zoo Department full-time, part-time and seasonal staff. This position also shares supervision of the full-time Departmental Executive Assistant with the Executive Director and the Golf Course Superintendent.

Qualifications • Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in park maintenance, forestry, horticulture, recreation or related field. • Experience: Five years experience at a department head level in park maintenance or related field. Must demonstrate knowledge in the areas of construction, turn management, horticulture, maintenance, equipment, budgeting, HVAC, park design, and athletic field maintenance. Knowledge and history working with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Experience in preparing and administering grant applications and programs. • Licensures: CDL driver’s license, Illinois Pesticide Applicator License turf/ornamentals highly desired. • Certifications and/or Memberships: Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI certification), CPRP highly desired. • Ability to speak and understand Spanish strongly preferred.

Hours Standards – This is a full-time exempt position. • Standard workweek is Monday through Friday, 40 plus hours per week. • Work hours are core business hours, but can require early mornings or evenings. • Weekend or holiday hours are required as well as extended hours as needed.
• Available to take calls during non-business hours. Respond to agency emergencies.

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 Dundee Township Park District


Jackie Pierce
(847) 428-7131

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled