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Job Title:                      Facility Trades Specialist II
Department:                 Parks & Maintenance
Reports To:                  Assistant Director of Parks and Maintenance
FLSA Status:               Non-Exempt

The Facility Trades Specialist II is responsible to the Assistant Director of Parks and Maintenance. The Facility Trades Specialist II is responsible for providing quality building maintenance, support services, snow removal at facilities including the Takiff Center, Weinberg Family Recreation Center, and Glencoe Swimming/Boating Beach and all other park sites with applicable work.
The Facility Trades Specialist II shall oversee the physical plant operation, condition and maintenance of the above listed facilities. Furthermore, the Facility Trades Specialist II shall coordinate with Recreation Department staff to manage program support, room setup, and seasonal transitions. In addition to the facility responsibilities, the Facility Trades Specialist II shall complete duties in customer relations as they relate to their specific areas of responsibility.
Lastly, the Facility Trades Specialist II shall complete all other duties as assigned.
A minimum of an associate’s degree or the equivalent of technical school degree or work experience in a skilled construction trade and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Professional experience in HVAC, Electrical or Plumbing trades preferred.
The Facility Trades Specialist must be a self-starter who recognizes and recommends necessary repairs and maintenance.  They must have the ability to work independently or with other team members and complete maintenance, repairs, construction and custodial work under minimal supervision.
Due to the public nature of the work environment, the individual should have appropriate public relation skills and be courteous to the public at all times.
Required Knowledge and Skills
Preferred is a working knowledge or, three to five years’ experience in, and the ability to perform at least three of the following skills: HVAC, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, general facility maintenance, as well as the use of tools and machinery for a variety of projects and repairs.
The Facility Trades Specialist II shall complete building and equipment repairs and general improvements within the Takiff Center, Weinberg Family Recreation Center, Glencoe Swimming/Boating Beach, and all other park sites with applicable work.
The Facility Trades Specialist II assists with the daily operations of the Facility Maintenance Division, and communicates with the Assistant Director of Parks and Maintenance on a daily basis.
Lastly, the Facility Trades Specialist II works in coordination with the Parks Department as needed.
All full-time employees must pass a criminal background check, drug test, and physical exam, all of which are paid for the by the Glencoe Park District. Must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License. An AED/CPR certification is required within six months of employment.
It is essential to the successful performance of the position that the Facility Trades Specialist II be readily accessible via cell phone (provided by the Glencoe Park District). 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Department Administration

  • Directly responsible to the Assistant Director of Parks and Maintenance for the daily operation of the Facilities Maintenance Department
  • Oversee and perform repairs on plumbing and electrical systems and mechanical equipment at the Takiff Community Center, Weinberg Family Recreation Center, and Lakefront Beach facilities
  • Assist with the coordination of contractor work, repairs and renovations at all facilities
  • Perform routine inspections and maintenance of equipment and facility machinery such as boilers, furnaces, compressors, blowers, fans, pumps, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
  • Report need of replacement, repair or renovation of equipment, machinery, and adjacent grounds at all facilities
  • Responsible for inventory and replenishment of building maintenance and custodial supplies
  • Assist with the daily oversight of custodial duties at each facility as needed. and complete custodial duties as directed when custodial staff is absent
  • Oversee the logistical support for special events at all facilities
Personnel Management
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships among all staff
  • Work closely with Facility Trades Specialist I on a routine basis
Project & Contractor Management
  • Assist with oversight of district wide maintenance contracts as assigned
  • In the absence of the Assistant Director of Parks and Maintenance provide staff direction
Records and Reports             
  • Keep necessary records as required and submit to Assistant Director of Parks and Maintenance when requested
  • Use computer for inspection-related software if applicable
Safety and Risk Management
  • Read, understand, and enforce the Park District’s “General Safety Rules” and “Safety Policy Statement”
  • Actively support established safety program to control and reduce the frequency and severity of accidents
  • Review and summarize incidents and reports relating to health, safety and loss control policies and procedures
  • Must be comfortable working at heights/roofs and adjacent to deep water
  • Use provided safety equipment on all jobs as needed
  • Observe and report all unsafe practices and conditions that might result in an acciden
Public Relations
  • Meet with residents/facility users to address requests, concerns, and complaints regarding area of responsibility
Physical Requirements
  • Standing: to perform facility repairs, conduct routine maintenance inspections
  • Sitting: to fill out checklists, to make phone calls, to complete department correspondence
  • Manual dexterity: use hands and/or fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, and controls with a high degree of skill and accuracy
  • Reaching/Pulling/Pushing: to move maintenance car, table and chair racks, audio/visual equipment, cleaning supplies, dolly, mop and bucket, vacuum, broom,
  • Lifting: tables, chairs, tools, tool boxes/bags, equipment, cleaning supplies garbage, boxes, various apparatuses
  • Bending: to pick up tables, chairs, tools, tool boxes/bags, equipment, cleaning supplies garbage, boxes, various apparatuses, debris,
  • Driving: from facility to facility, complete snow removal, pick up or move facility equipment and supply needs
  • Walking: from room to room, facility to facility, to/from garage or adjacent grounds around each facility
  • Talking/Hearing: when communicating with staff, vendors, and the public
Physical Demands
The considerations described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee performing the essential functions of the Facility Trades Specialist II position successfully.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk for extended periods of time. Work requires lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Psychological Demands
To be successful, an individual must be customer service-oriented and be able to deal with patrons with various needs.  Work has the potential to deal with angry customers.
Work Environment
Work takes place in both indoor and outdoor conditions.  While performing the duties of Facility Trades Specialist II, the individual may be exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Due to the very nature of Park District programming, evening, weekend, and some holiday hours are to be expected and it is likely that the work week may exceed 40 hours. Example of an 8-hour work day would be 7:00am to 3:30 pm with a half hour for lunch.
The Assistant Director of Parks and Maintenance, Director of Parks and Planning and/or Executive Director may also ask the Facility Trades Specialist II to perform assignments not in this job description.  This job description is subject to periodic review and revision.
Closing Date for Applications: Friday March 22, 2024 at 5:00 PM
To be considered for the Facility Trades Specialist II position, interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications before the closing date. No phone calls or emails, please. 

Glencoe Park District is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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 Glencoe Park District


Matt Walker

 Closing Date

March 22, 2024


The Village of Gurnee is looking for a passionate, talented and energetic individual who is ready to join our team in the newly created position of Community Engagement Coordinator. This is an excellent opportunity to advance your career to the next level while continuing to cultivate one of Illinois’ most professionally managed communities. 

Key Responsibilities: In this role, you will be responsible for spearheading and supporting communication efforts with all stakeholder groups including but not limited to: 

·  Facilitating two-way communications for residents and businesses to engage with the Mayor’s Office and Village Administration

· Providing Informational and Marketing content via traditional and social media 

·  Planning, organizing, coordinating, and executing – including onsite logistics - special events, programs, and activities

·  Serving as liaison between the Village and local businesses and community partners 

·  Prepare the annual budget and monitor expenditures for special event programing and activities

·  Executing and managing contracts, policies and procedures as they relate to community events and economic development initiatives

·  Pursuing and maintaining existing partner relationships to allow for the sharing of resources

The Community Engagement Coordinator can expect to work closely with the Economic Development Director and the Mayor to achieve goals in the area of program development, community engagement/outreach and external partnerships. This position is an integral part of Gurnee’s economic development efforts.  

Key attributes of the candidate selected for this position will include:  a highly collaborative individual; a self-starter who takes initiative to seek out opportunities; ability to work with considerable independence; an organized, detail oriented professional with a strong customer service orientation;  extensive experience utilizing information technology to enhance outreach and communication with residents and businesses; strong written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated knowledge and successful experience in areas of special event planning and coordination; project management experience; and budget preparation and administration.    

The Salary range:
Anticipated hiring salary $101,500 annually (+/- DOQ): plus, a generous benefit package including health, dental, and vision benefits, employer-paid life insurance and other ancillary benefit options. Retirement benefits through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), retirement health savings plan through Mission Square with bi-weekly Village contributions along with the option to participate in a 457(b) deferred compensation plan. Paid time off; tuition reimbursement assistance; professional membership and certifications.  

Work Schedule:
Full-time position: 40 hours per week - The Village of Gurnee strongly believes in a work/life balance, our schedule is 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Attendance at special events is required. 

Education/Experience: Qualified candidates will minimally have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; Master’s degree preferred; at least 5 years of comparable experience - public or private sector experience in special event organization and planning, hospitality, public or business relations, or marketing / business communications desirable.  Must be able to work flexible hours to meet scheduling demands of special events and daily work responsibilities.

To apply please visit –
Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for consideration for this position. First review of applications will occur February 14th, 2024. Position is open until filled.

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 Village of Gurnee


Erica Wells

 Closing Date

February 26, 2024

 $46,000 - $60,000

The Youth Recreation Supervisor reports to the Youth Program Manager for the programs and operations of this programming area.  This includes managing operations of all C.A.R.E. locations, youth camps, Day off School programs, general youth programs, contracted programs, Hunt Club Activity Center, Hunt Club Childcare Room, and other assigned duties.   
  • Experience: Proven successful and progressive leadership experience in a supervisory capacity and knowledge of local government, community organizations and social agencies.
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Leisure Services, Education, or related field is required.
  • Skills: Must demonstrate thorough knowledge of the recreation industry, specifically youth recreation, and have knowledge of child development criteria for grade school children. Individual must creatively implement new programs and services, possess the ability to organize, plan and supervise a wide variety of programs and staff. Must be able to understand customer needs, grasp ideas, analyze and implement them. Possess the ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships with staff. Demonstrate the ability to prepare program budgets, develop and conduct staff training, prepare, and maintain manuals and be able to work with various software systems.
  • Certification: Valid Driver’s License and CPR/First Aid/AED required. CPR/First Aid/AED Certified Instructor and CPRP preferred.
  • Competencies: Thorough knowledge and background in a variety of recreation programs including camp, before/after school care, general youth programming; basic knowledge of preparing and administering a budget.
  1. Hire, train, schedule and supervise CARE, camp, coordinator and childcare staff and volunteers including annual performance evaluations, hiring paperwork, job descriptions, and disciplinary documentation.
  2. Develop, implement, and analyze this programing area to ensure that programs are interesting, rewarding, successful and satisfy the needs of the community.
  3. Prepare seasonal program information for the Marketing Department.
  4. Continually analyze programs, facilities and staff through direct observation and evaluation. 
  5. Maintain necessary records, statistics, and reports to support the program area.
  6. Provide training and ensure the safety of participants in programing areas.
  7. Prepare a budget and goals annually and work to achieve these goals.  
  8. Respond to customers and staff within one business day.  When this is not possible, indicate receipt of the message and when to expect a full response.
  9. Works with WSRA (Warren Special Recreation Association) to coordinate Inclusion services for children with special needs. 
  10. Maintain all areas standards established through the CPARA and Distinguished Agency accreditation processes. 
  11. Attend and execute assigned components of the Gurnee Days Community Event. The event is scheduled annually the second full weekend in August each year. 
  12. All duties as assigned.
  1. Serve on internal committees as assigned.   
  2. Serve on external committees as assigned. 
  3. Assist the Youth Program Manager and Director of Recreation as needed.
Movement of supplies, equipment and uniforms is necessary, generally 25 lbs. Bending, twisting, and kneeling may be necessary in support of the programing areas.
It is expected that all Gurnee Park District Staff comply with the policies and procedures as set forth by the Gurnee Park District Board of Commissioners.  Resources that outline these policies and procedures include the Personnel Policy Manual, Safety Manual, Departmental Manual, Area, or Job Specific Manuals and other written or verbal procedures as provided by your supervisor. It is expected that all staff will learn and understand these policies and procedures. 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.
To apply, go to the Careers section on our website at or click here

Gurnee Park District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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 Gurnee Park District


Mike Wick

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $25.15 per hour

Be a key member of our maintenance team playing a vital role in upholding our standards of excellence in ensuring our facilities are maintained in optimal condition! This position is a key position for the Conservation District as it travels around the County servicing and repairing items at the Conservation District’s buildings and grounds.  Work includes a wide variety of construction projects, building maintenance and repairs.
What are we looking for? Someone with a trades work background with a minimum of three (3) years of experience. Completion of an apprenticeship program preferred, not required. Or, equivalent combination of experience and education.  This individual should have a good knowledge of a wide range of work relating to the trades (i.e. carpentry, plumbing, etc.). 
For your safety and those around you, we require applicants to have a current, valid driver’s license and complete a pre-employment drug screening due to driving being essential to the job as well as being able to frequently lift up to 50lbs. 
BENEFITS: As a full-time position, this position is provided with generous benefits including, but not limited to, insurance (medical, dental, vision, and life), holiday pay, paid time off, and IMRF pension.  

APPLICATION:  Applicant can locate a full job description and an online application at
QUESTIONS: For more information, contact HR at 815-451-8244. 

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 McHenry County Conservation District


Jenny Heider

 Closing Date

March 08, 2024

 Non-Exempt $17.31 - $28.12 hour DOQ

Job Description:

The Park Technician I is responsible for performing and supervising a variety of duties required for proper upkeep of all District owned and leased facilities including preventative maintenance and repair. Other responsibilities include athletic maintenance, parks maintenance and equipment repairs and maintenance.

This is a full-time (40 hours a week), benefit eligible position. Work will include evenings and weekends when needed as well as assisting with special events, along with other Parks Department duties as assigned.

1. Minimum of 18 years of age
2. High School Graduate or two years' experience in a field related to Park District                          maintenance is required.
3. Basic knowledge and experience in ground maintenance and basic supervision skills are            required.
4. A valid Illinois Driver's License.
5. The ability to work independently, efficiently and attend to details.

Health/Dental/Vision insurance for individual and family
Paid Life Insurance
A retirement plan with the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)
Paid vacation, personal days, holidays and sick time
Fitness Center Membership
In-house program stipend 

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 Warrenville Park District


Gregg Ireland

 Closing Date

March 31, 2024