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 Between $16.13 per hour and $19.36 per hour

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The Maintenance Trade Specialist – Plumbing and Aquatics constructs, maintains, and repairs Park District facilities and equipment. This position is responsible for performing technical and skilled duties in the operation, cleaning, repairing and mechanical maintenance of aquatic equipment.

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  • Must be available to work Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Work week hours may vary according to weather or seasonal demand
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays as needed
  • Must be willing to work overtime as needed

Pay Range

Starting wage between $16.13 per hour and $19.36 per hour


  • Full - Time 1
  • Non - Exempt Position


  • High school diploma or equivalent, Associate’s Degree or trade school certificate preferred, in Construction Management or related field
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in plumbing, aquatics maintenance, or general building maintenance
  • Previous experience as a pool operator preferred
  • Ability to assist other trades
  • Ability to obtain NSPF certified pool/spa operator certification (CPO)
  • Demonstrated ability to use and maintain vehicles, power equipment, and hand tools efficiently and effectively
  • Demonstrated knowledge of building and construction
  • Valid Illinois Class D Driver’s License with clean driving record
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, budget, plan, and implement projects with multiple deadlines


  • Operate and maintain all tools, equipment, and vehicles in a safe and efficient manner to ensure safety for staff and patrons
  • Operate filters, chemical feeders, heaters, pumps, and other pool equipment
  • Operate and read pool water testing equipment
  • Monitor status, perform, and complete plumbing work on District facilities, and mechanical equipment
  • Extensive knowledge of swimming pool chemicals and their properties
  • Charge and winterize water systems including: concession stands, outdoor drinking fountains, irrigation lines, spray pads, and pools
  • Responsible for ordering and maintaining inventory of chemicals, parts, and supplies as needed
  • Fill pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks
  • Install, measure, cut, assemble pipe sections, tubing, or fittings on appliances and fixtures
  • Cut openings in structures to accommodate pipes or pipe fittings, using hand or power tools
  • Review blueprints, building codes, or specifications to determine work details or procedures


  • Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, IMRF, Vision, 457 Plan, EAP
  • Personal Days, Vacation Days, Sick Time, 10 Paid Holidays

Please read the attached document for the entire job description. If you need help completing our application please contact Human Resources at

"We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability."

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 Champaign Park District


Tammy Hoggatt

 Closing Date

February 10, 2021

 $45,000 - $50,000

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Position Summary:

The Aquatics Manager is primarily responsible for the general day to day operations pertaining to the oversite and management of programs, administration, supervision, budgeting, risk management process and staffing of all aquatic’s programs; facility rentals, in services, swim meets, swim team user groups, special events, birthday parties, and related activities offered at the Nelson Center, Eisenhower and Veterans Memorial Pool. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Recreation and Marketing.

Candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a variety of stakeholders from visitors, volunteers, other staff, sub-contractors, user groups, societies, and Park District administration. Strong candidates will enjoy and value working with the public and people of all ages, cultures, and abilities. This person should plan to have a commitment to the mission and core values of the Springfield Park District.

This position is salary and works a non-traditional work week with weekdays and weekends during normal business hours and could include additional evening work, in season, and holidays as the facilities need. Schedules and job duties could fluctuate based on facility, operational and District needs. Please see a list of specific duties below.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Serves as the District’s aquatics subject matter expert. • Develops, implements, monitors, evaluates, and supervises the operations of aquatics program areas. • Oversees and supervises the activities of subordinate staff and volunteers; selects, assigns, trains, directs, schedules for administration, swim lessons, lifeguards, facility rentals, and birthday parties, and monitor staff duties; evaluates employee performance and initiates disciplinary actions when needed. • Responsible for the appropriate training of employees in assigned areas of responsibility; plans and conducts in-service training programs; monitors status of required licenses and certifications; structures the evaluation and professional development of program staff to ensure a high performing team. • Conducts research to identify programs of value and interest to the community; evaluates program effectiveness and viability; makes recommendations on new aquatics programs, or modifications of existing programs, to meet community needs. • Serves as a liaison and resource for community agencies and other organizations; performs community outreach to promote aquatics programs and stimulates interest in District offerings. • Serves as District representative with external organizations; attends and/or speaks at meetings, community and professional functions, and conferences assigned. • Prepares marketing materials, such as course descriptions, program brochures, newsletters, and announcements; uses social media and other forums to maximize community outreach and participation. • Responsible for developing and maintaining attendance records, registrations and fees paid, mailing list, and related documentation of all aquatic program evaluation system. • (Continued Training Provided) Working knowledge of the Vermont Systems RecTrac and WebTrac system of registration, data entry and Point of Sale equipment housed at the front desk(s) or on independent computer systems. • Responsible for the development and preparation of program and staffing budget information. • Develops, implements, and recommends effective maintenance and safety programs, procedures, and guidelines; conducts periodic inspections, and ensures aquatics facilities are properly maintained for optimal safety. • Prepares and manages grants; projects revenue and expenditures; monitors and tracks expenditures and fees collected; monitors inventory, and purchases authorized- supplies and equipment. • Manages fee collection, accounting activities, and program registration in assigned areas; reviews records and files to ensure proper accounting and documentation consistent with District polices and procedures. • Candidate must participate in activities leading to professional growth in Aquatics as assigned. • Works collaboratively with other District departments; confers regularly with other District supervisors and managers. • Assists with District special events as needed. • Perform the job safely and in compliance with district policies, procedures, work and safety rules and manages all aquatics licenses ensuring the District is consistently up to date. • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Minimum bachelor’s degree demonstrating recreation or facility management achievement as well as 3 years full time work experience supervising staff, or equivalent combination of school and work experience. Preferred candidates would have relevant aquatics program and/or aquatics facility management experience.
• American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification or ability to obtain certification within the first 6 months. • ARC Lifeguard Instructor Certification or ability to obtain certification within the first 6 months. • Preference given to candidates with Certified Pool Operation or Aquatics Facility Operator certifications. • Title 22 and Water Safety Instructor Trainer certifications are highly desirable. • Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating assigned aquatics programming and facility management. • Knowledge and management of federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to provisions of aquatics services. • Knowledge of occupational hazards and related safety precautions. • Principles and practices of administrative procedures, recordkeeping, budgeting, and financial management. • Preferred experience in principles and practices of grant writing and management. • Principles and practices of contract and procurement administration. • Principles and techniques of fostering effective work groups, inter-departmental relations, and community partnerships while providing high level of customer service. • Select, supervise and lead aquatics staff and volunteers, including planning, organizing, training, evaluating, and coordinating the work of multiple assigned program areas an working teams. • Plan and develop policies and procedures to benefit participants in a variety of aquatics activities. • Identify and analyze community needs and promote interest in assigned program areas. • Manage budget development and monitor program revenue and expenses with accurate financial records and reports. • Independently organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up on assignments. • Demonstrate strong customer service skills and establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships. • Must have leadership and management skills, be highly organized, detail oriented and efficient with administrative, record/data keeping and time management skills. • Strong computer background and proficiency required experienced with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Google and Social Media platforms. Must be able to learn/work with customized databases and technology, and conduct Internet research. • Ability to prioritize workload, schedules in a fast-paced environment with multiple agendas, agency objectives all with high energy and creative problem-solving skills. • Maintain and promote a positive professional image within the community and ability to speak effectively in public.

General Requirements: • Must be able to read and write and have good command of the English language. • Good oral and written communication. • Physical capabilities- lifts 50 pounds, squat, bend and move as necessary for the job, • Must be able to perform basic mathematics. • Must have basic proficiency of Microsoft Excel and Word. • Must possess valid Illinois Driver’s License. • Must possess professional phone skills and work well with the public. • Must present professional phone skills and work well with the public. • Must present a neat and professional appearance. • Responsible to follow policies and procedures outlined in the Springfield Park District employee manual. • Must live in Sangamon County, in the State of Illinois or must be willing to move to Sangamon County in the State of Illinois within the first 6 months of acceptance of a position with the Springfield Park District.

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The Springfield Park District is committed to the provisions of Equal Employment Opportunities and Affirmative Action to its applicants regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, age sex, marital or veterans’ status, national origin, disability or any other legally protected status.

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 Springfield Park District


Amanda Weaver
217-544-1751 ext 1014

 Closing Date

January 20, 2021

 $43,500+ based on experience

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The Development Manager is a Full-Time, Exempt position.  The Development Manager reports directly to the Superintendent of Business Services.

This position may require flexibility in the hours worked to meet the needs of the Urbana Park District.  Typical hours are 8:00AM – 5:00PM Monday through Friday.

The Development Manager reports to the Superintendent of Business Services and is responsible for  fund development initiatives for the District including gifts, donations, and sponsorships for the District’s parks, programs, special events, and facilities. This position serves as the staff liaison to the Urbana Parks Foundation. Fundraising efforts for the Urbana Park District are jointly shared by the Urbana Park District (UPD) and Urbana Parks Foundation (UPF). The Foundation is a separately governed charitable organization created to increase opportunities for private giving. The Development Manager is a vital linkage between the two organizations, ensuring coordinated and complementary efforts that together benefit all Urbana parks. The Foundation focuses on broad, long-term activities such as creating and expanding the Urbana Parks Endowment, donor cultivation and major funds campaigns. The District focuses on more immediate-term and project-specific fundraising. The Foundation and the District share donor and prospect information, event planning activities, and project priorities.

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 Urbana Park District


Caty Roland

 Closing Date

January 22, 2021


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In this Decatur Park District position, the Golf Course Superintendent will report to the Executive Director and maintain the optimal playing condition of all golf course turf and grounds.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Maintains work and time records of golf club maintenance employees • Develops goals, aims and objectives and sets standards, rules and regulations to be followed by golf club maintenance employees • Supervises the mowing, watering and maintenance of tees, green, fairways, and related areas • Supervises the planting, fertilizing and maintenance of turf at Golf properties, driving range, and adjacent Park District properties • Inspects turf areas daily for fungus, insects and undesirable vegetation • Supervises the preventative maintenance and repair of construction maintenance equipment, golf cart fleet, and parks equipment. • Keeps inventory records on all equipment and commodities used in maintenance operations • Prepares specifications for fertilizers, chemicals, materials, trees, equipment and vehicles • Prepares bid documents and purchase orders to be approved by the Director of Golf. • Troubleshoots and repairs irrigation pumps, wells, piping and control panels • Supervises and works in planning all in-house and contracted capital maintenance projects • Supervises irrigation management of golf course and park systems • Works with the Golf Pro and other clubhouse staff on a daily basis to prevent maintenance interference with play • Prepares biweekly payroll and submits to the Finance Department in a timely basis • Develops budget requirements for golf club maintenance operations • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates full-time, part-time and seasonal direct reports • Conducts staff meetings with direct reports • 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 • Other duties may be assigned.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS • Selects trees and shrubs for trimming, pruning and propagation • Assists in the development and implementation of the department’s Comprehensive Plan and capital budget • Provides orientation and training to staff • Maintains required departmental records • Attends meetings and participates in CIGCSA, GCSAA and local community agencies, associations and organizations as requested • Attends professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility and for continuing education

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Supervises the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent and all non-exempt full-time, part-time and seasonal golf maintenance staff.


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING • BA/BS in Agronomy, Horticulture or closely related field from an accredited college or university • Minimum of five (5) or more years of demonstrated success maintaining golf courses and driving ranges
• Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training • Membership in local and national Golf Course Superintendent associations • Valid Illinois Driver’s License • CDL License is required • Valid Illinois Pesticide Public Applicator License (turfs, ornamentals, etc) • CPR and First Aid Certifications preferred

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS • Thorough knowledge of the construction and maintenance of golf course tees, fairways and greens • Thorough knowledge of the production and maintenance of turf’s used on golf courses • Thorough knowledge of planting, cultivation, pruning and caring for plants, shrubs and trees • Strong knowledge of the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners • Thorough knowledge of drainage control methods and watering and irrigation systems including wells, pumps, and automatic controls • Good knowledge of the construction and maintenance of golf cart paths • Good knowledge of the game of golf • Ability to maintain tees, greens, and fairways to an acceptable standard of golf course play • Good knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of park and recreation administration • Good knowledge of the principles of financial management • Ability to cooperate with and interpret Park District philosophies in relation to governmental, public and private groups and agencies and to the general public • Strong knowledge of pertinent safety precautions • Ability to hire, supervise, train and evaluate the work of professional, skilled 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 Executive Director • 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

HOURS • Monday through Sunday, minimum of 40 hours a week, with work hours designated by the Executive Director • Employee is considered to be on duty whenever the need exists • Occasional evening and weekend hours and being on call is required as needed

Decatur Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Decatur Park District


Kristi Orrick

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Between $43,118 and $51,733

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The Grounds Supervisor is responsible for maintenance, repair and development of Park District parks, trails and easements, including oversight of turf maintenance, grounds contracts, supervising arbor operations and supervision of grounds employees.  Generally, the Grounds Supervisor spends 80% of time in the field and 20% of the time attending to administrative duties. 


*  Bachelor’s Degree in recreation, sports and tourism, grounds maintenance, Horticulture, turf maintenance, or Arboriculture, or eight years verified work experience in one of those areas

*  Three to five years of experience as a foreman or supervisor, including managing and scheduling employees

*  Demonstrated competence in turf maintenance and have the ability to acquire and renew an Illinois Pesticide Applicator’s License

*  On the job work experience in two (2) additional skill areas listed above

*  Capable of acquiring and maintaining a current State of Illinois Class C driver’s license

*  Experience with irrigation systems including installation and maintenance

*  Demonstrated knowledge of Arboriculture

*  ISA certification a plus

*  Ability to use and maintain tools of the trade, both hand and power tools, skillfully and safely

*  Ability to understand and work from written and oral instruction, detailed blueprints, sketches, and schematics


*  Responsible for park turf maintenance, including mowing and trimming of Park District signature parks and oversight of mowing contracts

*  Responsible for the scheduling and proper application of pesticide and fertilizer throughout the Park District

*  Completes annual maintenance of community garden plots (i.e. Eddie Albert)

*  Prioritizes snow removal and schedules employees for removals

*  Responsible for submitting annual operating and capital budget needs

*  Train and monitor employees on safety practices

*  Hire, supervise, train, and evaluate employees

*  Regularly inspect equipment, vehicles, and grounds and initiate appropriate repair procedures

To be considered for this position, the applicant must complete an online application with the Champaign Park District at

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 Champaign Park District


Tammy Hoggatt

 Closing Date

February 5, 2021