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Under immediate supervision, performs work of routine difficulty in the landscaping and maintenance of campus grounds.

  • Participates in the planting, removing or watering of plants, trees, shrubbery and flowers throughout the College campus grounds.
  • Mows, trims, weeds and repairs turf grass
  • Occasionally mixes and apply “s chemical herbicides and pesticides.
  • Participates in winter snow removal operations.
  • Performs maintenance on mowers, trimmers, and other grounds related equipment
  • Maintain hand and power tools.
  • Occasionally performs minor cement or asphalt patching on sidewalk and parking lots.
  • Erects regulatory and information signing.
  • Occasionally supports the work of building maintenance
  • Occasionally maintains mowing and equipment maintenance records
  • Occasionally assists the Irrigation Tech with irrigation maintenance and repairs.
  • Daily outdoor trash pickup and removal.
  • Daily completion of work hour time reports.
  • Occasionally supervises temporary worker and/or student workers.
  • Required to report to work during emergency conditions and may be assigned to report at a different time and location and to perform different duties as necessary.
  • Annually responsible for 4 documented hours of continuous learning through seminars, classroom training or conferences.
  • Perform work safely in accordance with department safety procedures and the College of DuPage safety program. Operate equipment safely and report any unsafe work condition or practice to supervisor.
  • Other related duties as assigned.



Professional turf maintenance or landscaping experience, to include professional snow removal. Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in required duties. Some experience in grounds equipment repair. Valid Illinois Driver's License.


High school diploma.



Two years' experience in professional turf maintenance or landscaping. Two years in professional snow removal. Experienced in grounds equipment repair. Illinois Pesticide Operators license. Valid Illinois Driver's license.

Knowledge of grounds equipment including mowers, trimmers, and all types of vehicles, and the upkeep and repair of all equipment and tools.

This position requires post offer, reasonable suspicion, random, and post-accident alcohol and controlled substance tests at the College’s expense for this position. Required to be scheduled on call from October to April to aid in snow emergencies. Must be able to lift 50+ pounds. Must be able to bend, reach, and work on hands and knees if necessary. Uniform appearance must be clean and in good wear. No holes, tears or cutoffs will be allowed. Must wear solid soled shoes. No sneakers without written documentation from Physician or Building and Grounds Manager. Usually good conditions, but could be exposed to harsh weather and long hours in emergency situations. Position requires extensive walking and the ability to climb stairs and ladders. Required uniforms supplied by the College of DuPage. Must pass physical exam at College expense.

This position requires a background check and drug screen.

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 College of DuPage


 Closing Date

March 7, 2019


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DESCRIPTION The Recreation Intern is a temporary position that reports to the Director of Parks and Recreation. The Recreation Intern will be exposed to a broad range of Recreation Management concepts, situations, and experiences meant to provide additional training and educational experience to college students who wish to find a position in the field of Recreation (or similar) field upon the completion of their undergraduate or graduate degree. Being selected as a Recreation Intern does not guarantee employment with Pontiac Parks and Recreation upon completion. Recreation Interns should be available to work consistent with the hours prescribed by their college or university program which may include evenings and /or weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS • Education: Must be a student in good academic standing currently enrolled in, or have recently completed, a college undergraduate or graduate degree. Preference is given to students majoring in the field of Recreation Management (or a related field). • Skills: Must be able to take direction and assist in planning, leading, managing, troubleshooting and evaluating recreational events, programs and facilities. Must be comfortable in front of large crowds of people, and comfortable leading activities. Must work well with people of all ages, especially children. Must be able to use basic reading, writing, and computer skills to learn, understand, and apply Park District policies and procedures. • Certifications: Valid Driver’s License, First-Aid, CPR, and AED certification (or ability to obtain one within first 2 weeks of hire – training provided) • Competencies: Candidates must demonstrate through a personal interview and reference check that they are able to work with people of all ages, especially children, and possess a basic knowledge of the Recreation Industry such that they can understand the tasks they will be provided.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The ideal Recreation Intern should be motivated with strong multi-tasking skills, great attention to detail and strong interpersonal communication skills. Under the supervision of the Director of Parks and Recreation and experienced Parks and Recreation staff, Recreation Interns will have the opportunity to expand their education by learning how recreation facilities, programs, and events operate, understanding the roles of the Parks and Recreation staff, and becoming familiar with safety standards and procedures. Pontiac Parks and Recreation is introducing a new Summer Day Camp. The Recreation Intern will be leading, the one week per month, Summer Day Camp. Recreation Interns will also be asked to “shadow” and assist Parks and Recreation staff with certain tasks and functions which include, but are not limited to, performing various administrative functions to support Parks and Recreation programs; attending and observing meetings; performing research and writing assignments; and assisting Parks and Recreation staff with the development of assigned projects.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS • Movement of supplies and equipment is necessary, generally up to 50 lbs. Bending, twisting and kneeling may be necessary in support of the programming areas. • Work performed will be at indoor and outdoor environments so exposure to the sun, light rain, wind, and other weather factors who should be expected as well as exposure to extreme temperatures while working outdoors.

SALARY This is a paid internship. The current pay is $12.00 per hour.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICIES, SAFETY, ETC. It is expected that all Pontiac Parks and Recreation Staff comply with the policies and procedures as set forth by the Pontiac City Council. Resources that outline these policies and procedures include the Personnel Policy Manual and Safety Manual, other written or verbal procedures as provided by your supervisor. As all situations cannot be documented even in manuals such as these, it is further expected that your actions as an employee are always performed with safety in mind, respect of your fellow staff and customers in mind, and at the direction of your supervisor. It is expected that all staff learn and understand these policies and procedures.

HOW TO APPLY Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume along with references by email to Taylor Baxter, Director of Parks and Recreation. His email is

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 City of Pontiac Parks and Recreation


Taylor Baxter

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18.79-$23.49 per hour

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The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of skilled tasks to maintain and repair the building facilities and vehicles owned by LWSRA. Also, responsible to supervise building janitorial staff and drivers.

Qualifications 1. High School Diploma or equivalent. College or trade school graduate preferred. 2. Knowledge of HVAC, Plumbing, electrical and carpentry. 3. Knowledge of OSHA. 4.. One year experience with persons with a wide range of abilities, and an awareness of issues arising in the transportation of people with disabilities. 5. Knowledge of vehicle maintenance, the ability to perform simple and routine maintenance of LWSRA vehicles, and the ability to identify any maintenance and safety concerns with the vehicles. 6. Knowledge and ability to keep records and building documents organized, and also have the ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner. 7. Excellent problem solving skills and good written and oral communication skills. 8. Demonstrable knowledge of budget processes, techniques and budgetary skills. 9. Driving history clear of moving violations as evidenced on an Illinois Court Purposes Driver’s Abstract. 10. Passing IDOT (Illinois Department of Transportation) drug and alcohol screening. 11. To be trained on policies and procedures regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Immediate Supervisor Superintendent of Recreation

Duties 1. Oversee the cleaning and sanitizing of restrooms and replenishing of supplies. Oversee the cleaning of spills; cleans drinking fountains; cleans mirrors, tables, walls, fixtures, blinds, lighting fixtures, etc 2. Picks up litter from building grounds when necessary. 3. Performs minor semi-skilled interior building maintenance and repairs such as painting, floor covering, plumbing, carpentry, electrical, mechanical and other unskilled and semi-skilled trades of work. 4. Inspect and maintain assigned custodial equipment and small tools for proper operating conditions. 5. Opens and closes, locks and unlocks, facility as needed. 6. Maintain current skills and knowledge in the proper and safe techniques of building maintenance. 7. Through a preventative maintenance program, inspect and maintain proper operations of all mechanical, electrical, HVAC, kitchen equipment and plumbing. 8. Keep up-to-date records and reports on inspections of and service to equipment; submit reports as required. 9. Perform maintenance and minor repairs to all building fixtures, equipment, furnishings and building structure. 10. Maintain and perform minor repairs to fitness equipment. 11. Make emergency repairs. 12. Perform maintenance and minor repairs to exterior electrical and irrigation systems. 13. Perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the agency’s safety program. 14. Construct shelving, desks, signs, etc. 15. Perform other work assignments as assigned by the Director and Superintendent. 16. Perform work in confined space following confined space procedures. 17. Prepare, or assist in preparing, transportation routes as requested. 18. Oversee compliance with recommended maintenance and safety schedules for LWSRA vehicles and maintain records of all maintenance, safety inspections and repairs of vehicles. 19. Assist in recruiting and interviewing potential drivers, and perform orientation and training of new drivers and bus aides. 20. Coordinate and perform periodic testing and evaluation of all LWSRA drivers in appropriate vehicle(s), including I.D.O.T. training every two years. 21. Assist, and work closely with, all staff to ensure the safety of transportation services. 22. Assist in the establishment and management of safety incentive programs for drivers. 23. Work closely with the Superintendent of Recreation in keeping vehicles maintained and in good repair while adhering to LWSRA budgetary constraints. 24. Assist in developing methods or materials for the evaluation of transportation services and agency meetings which address the safety performance of all drivers and bus aides. 25. Develop skills and abilities necessary to carry out assigned duties by attending PDRMA’s Risk Management Institute, meetings, conferences, in-service training, workshops and other opportunities for development. 26. Assist in the development and/or keep current a vehicle replacement schedule. 27. Utilizes a time management and work assignment system that is easily followed and tracked.

Safety Responsibilities 1. Actively support the safety of LWSRA programs and events by obeying and enforcing safety rules and procedures. 2. Work closely with the Safety manager and Program Leaders in conduction routine documented safety inspections/facility inspections checklists of program sites and activities. 3. Seek out and identify safety hazards and encourage their correction and removal. 4. Provide ideas to the Safety Manager for developing ongoing safety training programs. 5. Promptly and properly report all accidents and incidents occurring within the course of employment, no matter how minor, or to ensure the timely completion of Incident Reports by Program Leaders. 6. Attend LWSRA Safety meetings, available workshops and seminars to enhance safety performance. 7. Actively support the safety program by obeying and enforcing safety rules and procedures. 8. Assist management in the enforcement of safety rules and regulations. 9. Process pertinent paperwork concerning insurance claims. 10. Seek out and identify safety hazards and develop and implement their correction and removal. 11. Promptly and properly report all accidents and incidents occurring within the course of employment.

Marginal Functions 1. Prepare, receive and understand written material, whether by mail, facsimile, or email. 2. Develop long range capital building & transportation related improvement recommendations. 3. Recommend building & transportation related equipment, supplies, and materials for purchase. 4. Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with other public agencies in regards to transportation and maintenance issues. 5. Solve problems regarding conflicting demand for building and transportation. 6. Answer phone calls and emails outside of regular business hours as needed.

Mathematical Ability Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; calculate percentages and decimals. May require the ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions, ratios and proportions; calculate surface areas.

Psychological Considerations 1. Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations. 2. Ability to work in a team atmosphere. 3. Ability to utilize computer skills, including proficiency in word processing and basic spreadsheet applications. 4. Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. 5. Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations. 6. Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with supervisors and other staff members.

Environmental Considerations 1. May be required to work outdoors during various weather conditions, including hot and cold temperatures.

Physical Requirements Sitting: Minimum of 20 hours a week (desk, meetings, vehicles). Stooping: To gather materials, repairs, etc Lifting: As needed for maintenance, repairs, able to lift 50 lbs alone, Carrying: As needed for maintenance, repairs and programs. Standing: Minimum of 3-6 hours a week. Bend, Reach, etc.: Secure a wheelchair into a tie-down in vehicle. Transportation: Ability to get to and from work and programs.

Send resume to Heather Specht at

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 Lincolnway Special Recreation Association


Heather Specht

 Closing Date

February 10, 2019


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Sycamore Park District is seeking an Aquatics Manager with leadership ability to implement the activities of the Park District in accordance with the general policies established by the Board of Commissioners.

Duties: Provide a friendly and positive atmosphere for park district patrons, maintain professionalism, and uphold the image of the park district. Maintain supervision of operations and staff on a daily basis. Maintain pool schedules for assistant managers, lifeguards, and front desk staff. Accept direct responsibility for pool staff actions and all first aid procedures rendered. Lead all pre-season trainings and meetings. Conduct in-service trainings once a week. Assist patrons with questions and concerns about any pool matters.

Qualifications, Characteristics and Traits: •The ideal candidate is preferred to be at least 21 years old with a minimum of two years experience in a public aquatic facility in a management or supervisory capacity. •Possess an understanding of and experience in swimming pool operation fundamentals including; water quality maintenance, filter/mechanical system equipment and controls, scheduling of subordinate personnel, events, and lesson instruction. •American Red Cross Lifeguard and/or Lifeguard Instructor Certified, or willing to be certified.

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 Sycamore Park District


Lisa Metcalf

 Closing Date

February 22, 2019