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TITLE:                                     Assistant Park Ranger
DEPARTMENT:                       Loud Thunder Forest Preserve
SUPERVISOR:                       Loud Thunder Site Superintendent
FLSA:                                       Non-Exempt
EMPLOYMENT STATUS:        Represented Employee – AFSCME 2025A
CLASSIFICATION:                   Assistant Park Ranger – Grade 23
 
BASIC FUNCTION:
 
Under general direction performs a variety of responsible duties in the operation and maintenance of a forest preserve or park.  Work includes patrolling the site to ensure proper maintenance and security, and considerable public contact work.  The incumbent is responsible for performing maintenance duties in the maintenance and repair of grounds and public facilities.  The employee and supervisor, in consultation, develop deadlines, projects and work to be done.
 
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
·       Performs visual inspections of park property and facilities.  Checks for maintenance and reports security problems.
·       Duties include:
o   Issuing camping permits, inform and assist park visitors of rules and regulations, patrol grounds to insure compliance with regulations. 
o   Registers and ensures the safety of visitors.  
o   Responds to inquires or requests for service. 
·       Plans, schedules and assigns the work of subordinates in the maintenance of grounds, facilities, vehicles and equipment.
·       Collects and records cash receipts, prepares deposit tickets, deposits monies and balances cash reports.  Prepares and maintains various records and reports.
·       Assumes responsibilities for absent subordinates as needed.
·       Performs the duties and assumes the responsibilities of the Park Ranger in his absence.
·       Shall assist in emergencies.
·       Performs other related duties as assigned.
 
POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS:
 
Education, Experience, & License Requirements:
 
·       A Bachelor’s degree in forestry or closely related field supplemented by one year of experience in public preserve or park operation, or an equivalent combination of experience and training. 
·       Must have a valid driver’s license.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  
·       Knowledge of the principles and practices of forestry and parks management.
·       Ability to learn and willingness to adhere to Rock Island County Forest Preserve District standards and codes, practices, policies and procedures.
·       Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates in the maintenance of grounds, facilities and equipment.
·       Ability to communicate with the public tactfully and courteously.
·       Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
·       Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
·       Skill in the operation of grounds maintenance equipment, such as power mowers, tractors, chain saws and related equipment.
 
Physical Requirements:  Task involves the regular, and at times sustained, performance of heavier physical tasks such as walking over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, working in confined spaces, and lifting or carrying moderately heavy (20-50 pound) items and occasionally very heavy (100 pounds or over) items; or may involve the complex operation of gasoline, electric, or diesel-powered machinery or shop equipment requiring the manipulation of multiple controls, fine and adjustments or both; or the sustained operation, on a production basis, of such devices as offset presses with associated equipment.
 
Environmental Requirements:  Task may require frequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
 
Sensory Requirements:  Task requires color perception and discrimination.  Task requires sound perception and discrimination.  Task requires odor perception and discrimination.  Task requires depth perception and discrimination.  Task requires texture perception and discrimination.  Task requires visual perception and discrimination.  Task requires oral communications ability. 

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 Forest Preserve District of Rock Island County

 Contact

Ben Mills
309-795-1294
bmills@ricfpd.org

 Closing Date

March 22, 2024

 $65,000 - $75,000


Job Title:
Lick Creek/Parkview Golf Course Superintendent 
Division:Lick Creek & Parkview Golf Course
Supervision Designation: Under the direct supervision of the Director of Golf, as outlined for this position. 
Classification:Full-Time Exempt; year-round
Salary: Range of $65,000 - $75,000

Job Function
: The position of Golf Course Superintendent is responsible for the maintenance and condition of golf course turf areas which include; clubhouse lawns, trees, golf course maintenance equipment, landscaping and all other fixtures related to the golf course division.  

 
Administrative:
  • Review and verify departmental timecards for Lick Creek and Parkview GC on appropriate dates in the Paychex payroll system.
  • Assist the Director of Golf in the development of the annual golf budgets for Lick Creek and Parkview GC. 
  • Assist the Director of Golf in the development of golf course improvement plans and future capital projects.
  • The selection and hiring of all golf course maintenance personnel with final approval from the Director of Golf. 
  • The safety training of all departmental personnel and record keeping of such training according to Park District policies.
  • Daily supervision of golf course personnel, including dismissal if necessary.
  • Adhere to all Pekin Park District rules, regulations, and policies.
 
Management: 
  • Meet with the Director of Golf to view and discuss the golf courses, evaluate playing conditions, problems that may affect operation of the course’s maintenance division, and to make notes of any routine or special maintenance tasks that must take place.
  • Ensure proper usage and safe operation of all departmental equipment.
  • Issuance of all safety equipment to personnel and ensure said safety equipment is used properly. 
  • Prepare employee work schedules with special consideration to weekends, holidays, and golf tournaments.
  • Determine golf course playability and golf cart usage under adverse weather conditions.
  • Maintain records of safety data sheets for all pesticides and other hazardous material utilized by the golf course.
  • To apply or supervise the application of all pesticides and fertilizers by a licensed operator according to the State of Illinois Laws
  • Daily check of golf course conditions including but limited to: cup setting, tee marker setting, out of bound markers, hazard markings and golf car directional markings.
  • Maintain and review job descriptions for all departmental personnel.
  • Ensure all departmental personnel adhere to Park District rules, regulations and policies. 
  • Maintain a working relationship with the Clubhouse Manager who is accountable for the golf car, pro shop and concession personnel.
  • Schedule all irrigation applications and maintain all controls, piping, and all other equipment and fixtures related to the irrigation system and pumping station.
  • Develop and maintain a preventative maintenance program in coordination with the mechanic for equipment at each course. 
  • Keep record of all maintenance to minimize downtime and ensure equipment is being maintained properly.  
  • Ensures the golf courses are providing healthy and high-quality playing conditions for our patrons.
  • Availability to work extended hours during golf season, weekends and possible holidays when necessary.
  • Oversee the Parkview Golf Course Superintendent and staff.
  • The performance of all related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned.
 
Qualifications:
  • 3-5 Years turf grass management experience required
  • Supervisory, coaching and staff development experience required
  • Have or obtain the Department of Agriculture – State of Illinois Pesticide Application License
  • A four-year college degree preferred, but not required
  • GCSAA Member preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of budgeting and expense management
  • Knowledge of local, federal, and state laws and regulations affecting management of golf course operations
  • Must have a strong business aptitude and passion for the golf business
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must be highly organized and efficient with a high attention to detail
  • Must have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office 
  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 30lbs. occasionally.

The Pekin Park District is an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities of the job.  

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties or tasks as requested by management.  

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 Pekin Park District

 Contact

Ericka Davis
309-353-5358
edavis@pekinparkdistrict.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $111,230 - $159,612

The City of Maryland Heights, Missouri (pop. 28,284) is seeking a dynamic, responsive leader to be its next Director of Parks and Recreation.  Reporting to the City Administrator, the Director oversees the administration of the Parks and Recreation Department, which includes the Recreation Services, Community Center Maintenance, Government Center Maintenance, Aquaport, and Parks Maintenance programs; budget preparation and control, personnel management, clerical and record-keeping functions and departmental planning and evaluation. The Director oversees an FY2024 department budget of $7.8M and exercises administrative direction over approximately 79 FTEs. 

This position requires graduation from a college or university with a bachelor's degree in recreation, education, or physical education including course work in organization and administration, and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in parks and recreation programs; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Qualified candidates will possess a valid state driver’s license or ability to obtain one at time of employment and a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) or an equivalent certification.

The starting salary range for this position will be $111,230 - $159,612. The City offers a comprehensive benefits package to include an auto allowance of $600/month, LAGERS pension, long-term disability, life insurance, AD&D, health and dental insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and membership to the Community Center and Aquaport all fully paid by the City for the employee. Voluntary benefits include vision, short term disability, whole life and term life insurance, cancer coverage, accident coverage, FSA/dependent care, critical illness coverage, and pet insurance. The City offers relocation assistance.

Qualified applicants are asked to review the recruitment brochure and submit a cover letter and resume at:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bakertilly/jobs/4378343/director-of-parks-and-recreation-maryland-heights-missouri

This position is open until filled; first review of resumes will occur on March 6, 2024. Following this date, applications will be screened against the criteria outlined in the recruitment brochure. For more information, please contact Yolanda Howze at yolanda.howze@bakertilly.com or 312.240.3401. 

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 City of Maryland Heights

 Contact


 Closing Date

March 06, 2024

 $90,000 - $100,000

Summary 
The Director of Finance is responsible for management and oversight of all financial operations of the Champaign Park District including developing the annual operating and capital budget to submit for the Distinguished Budget Award through the GFOA, supervision of accounts payable, payroll, program registration and maintenance, monthly reporting of the general ledger, and all banking functions. The Director of Finance also oversees Park District investments in a timely and profitable manner and develops monthly reports. 
 
The Director of Finance also maintains the accounts and investments of the Champaign Parks Foundation on behalf of the Treasurer and generates monthly reports. 
 
Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s Degree In Accounting or Finance or in a related field or eight (8) years of experience. 
  • Minimum of five (5) year’s experience in government finance.   
  • Certified Public Accountant license and/or have a Master’s in Business or Finance is preferred. 
  • Five (5) years of supervisory or staff management experience 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve efficiently and effectively. 
  • Experience in coaching and training staff 
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite, Excel or similar programs. 
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, budget, plan, and implement projects with multiple deadlines. 
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license with clean driving record. 
 
Supervision 
The Director of Finance is directly responsible to the Executive Director. The Director of Finance also works with the appointed Treasurer of the Champaign Park District Board of Commissioners and, supervises full-time and part-time staff. 
 
Classification 
  • Exempt, salary 
  • Full-time 
 
Training – Can be obtained through the Champaign Park District  
  • First Aid, AED, and CPR Certification 
  • Heads Up Concussion training 
  • Mandated reporter training 
  • Harassment prevention training 
  • Bloodborne pathogen training 
  • Recreation software system training 
  • Drivers training and test 
  • Facility training 
 
Essential Functions 
  • Follow all Champaign Park District safety policies and perform all work in a manner that ensures the safety of oneself, the public, fellow employees. 
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and discretion in all interactions, including maintaining strict confidentiality regarding staff information, communications from supervisors, and conversations with parents or patrons. Uphold the Park District’s policies and standards for data privacy and confidentiality at all times. 
  • Recommend and supervise the Park District’s financial and accounting systems, ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). 
  • Develop, recommend, and supervise the implementation of comprehensive budget systems, including coordination of operating and capital budgets, ensuring compliance with Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) best practices. 
  • Coordinate purchasing of goods and services through the development, recommendation, and implementation of purchasing policies, procedures, and practices. 
  • Oversee the management of accounts payable and receivable, ensuring timely payments to vendors and collection of fees and other revenues.  
  • Oversee the management of the payroll process and ensure accurate and timely employee paychecks. 
  • Consult legal counsel to ensure policies comply with federal and state laws. 
  • Ensure the park district complies with all relevant financial reporting and taxation regulations. 
  • Prepare and present recommended tax levy and annual Budget and Appropriations Ordinance to the Executive Director and the Park Board of Commissioners. 
  • Analyze and prepare reports reflecting the financial condition and activities of the Park District, including long-range financial plans. 
  • Assist auditors in the performance of audits, ensuring compliance with audit goals and objectives. 
  • Audit W-4s, payroll balance sheets, quarterly filings, YTD earnings, etc. 
  • Work with financial consultant and bond counsel to determine bonding capacity and financing mechanisms. 
  • Secure rates for investment of funds, investing available funds in accordance with the Park District’s Investment Policy. 
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices, improving the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual. 
  • Coordinate efforts of network vendor, point-of-sale/registration software vendor, and financial software vendor to ensure an efficient computer network that enhances customer service and provides proper accounting documentation. 
  • Communicate complex financial information clearly and concisely to diverse audiences, including the Board of Commissioners, the public, and park district staff. 
  • Hiring, train, develop and evaluate staff in the department. 
  • Stay informed about industry trends and maintain expertise in the principles and practices of public agency finance, including investment, treasury, general and governmental accounting, auditing, and reporting functions. 
  • Comply with equal opportunity and harassment laws, policies and procedures.  
  • Other duties as assigned. 
 
Physiological Considerations 
  • Ability to work with strict deadlines with frequent interruptions. 
  • Ability to work in an office environment, including prolonged periods of sitting, using a computer, and conducting meetings. 
 
Environmental Considerations 
  • Ability to work under pressure with frequent interruptions while meeting deadlines for various projects. 
  • May be exposed to weather conditions at District events. 
  • May be asked to work nights and/or weekends. 
 
The Champaign Park District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employees are required to comply with our equal opportunity and harassment laws, policies, and procedures.

Benefits 

  • Health Insurance: 
    • Provider: Health Alliance 
      • 3 options: HMO Plan, Point of Service Plan (POS), Health Saving Account Plan (HSA)
    • The Park District pays 100% of full-time employee-only health insurance of the POS and HSA Plan and then 40% of dependent care 
  • Dental: 
    • Provider: Kansas City Life 
    • The District pays 100% of full-time employee-only standard dental insurance 
    • There is a second option to buy up for more coverage in with the employee will contribute to 
  • Vision 
    • Available to staff, paid by the employee 
  • Basic Term Life and AD&D 
    • 1.5 times annual wages 
    • $0.00 paid by the employee, voluntary additional life insurance for employee, spouse and children are available, paid for by the employee 
  • Flexible Spending Account 
    • Medical Plan 
    • Dependent Care Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
    • 100% pay the Park District 
  • Disability Policy 
    • IMRF disability is available after 30 days at 50% of salary. The employee must be employed 1 year before being eligible 
  • Retirement options: 
    • IMRF Pension (employer contributes) 
    • ICMA 457 Plan 
    • ICMA Roth IRA 
  • Expense Reimbursement 
    • $100 annually for garments, steel toe boots, fitness, etc. 
  • Vacation Time 
    • Twelve (12) days for the first four (4) years with an increasing accrual provided to employees. Employees can accrue up to 240 hours 
  • Sick Leave 
    • One sick day per month accrued provided to employees 
  • Holidays 
    • Ten (10) holidays per year provided to employees 
  • Personal Days 
    • Two (2) personal days per year are provided to employees. Must be used in the fiscal year 
  • Free Membership 
    • The Park District pays for employee only membership to the following places, upon request. 
    • Leonhard Recreation Cener, Sholem Aquatics Center, Martens Center, Bark District 

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 Champaign Park District

 Contact

Heather Miller
217-819-3840
heather.miller@champaignparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled