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 $36,000-$41,000

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Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your skills and learn from seasoned professionals? Check out this excellent opportunity to work with a small but active district! View the job description and apply online at sycaparks.org/jobs.

In this position, you will be engaged with and oversee a wide array of recreational programming. Working closely with the park maintenance staff on athletic field scheduling and affiliate relations is also an important component of the role. A flexible schedule allows you to balance hands-on and administrative duties based on program and event demands.

With value placed on equity, transparency, sustainability, and connections, the Sycamore Park District enhances its community of 19,000 through outstanding recreational opportunities and green space. Park District employees receive great benefits including full health benefits, Pathway Fitness Membership, aquatics and golf course privileges, IMRF Pension Retirement, and much more.

We can’t wait to meet you and hear about your park and rec passion!

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 Sycamore Park District

 Contact

Theresa Tevsh
815-895-3365

 Closing Date

February 24, 2022

 Starting Salary Range $53,000 - $63,000 annually

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Plainfield Park District is seeking an accounting Manager to be part of it's finance team.

The position comes with an extremely favorable employee benefits package:

• 100% Employer Paid HMO BCBS Health Insurance OR Low cost PPO BCBS Single $8.35 per pay period, Family $30.87 per pay period

• 100% Employer Paid Dental Insurance

• 100% Employer Paid Life Insurance

• 100% Employer Paid EAP

• Wellness Program- up to $400 yearly participation incentive

• Free/Discounted Park District Programs

• Participation in the IMRF pension fund.

Starting Salary Range $53,000 - $63,000 annually

GENERAL PURPOSE: Oversees the day to day accounting and financial work involving accounting and finances of the District.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Plan, organize, and direct accounting and financial processes and procedures. Provides leadership to accounting staff.

• Responsible for the management of employees including hiring, training, performance evaluations, promotion, disciplinary action and termination.

• Ensures accuracy of balances, operating transactions, and postings, and reconciles discrepancies. Monthly and fiscal year end balancing and closing.

• Develops financial policies and procedures, implements, and trains on policies and procedures

• Remains current on accounting policies and procedures.

• Supports internal departments with accounting and financial needs.

• Maintains capital assets of the District. Files applications on tax exempt park properties and maintains tax exempt property files.

• Assists in managing the District’s budget process; leads process for District’s GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.

• Assists in annual audit preparation and follow up. Leads preparation of statistical section of CAFR.

• Oversees the accounts payable, payroll, billing and accounts receivable functions of the District.

• Cross trains self and team members on all key functions within the department and acts as back up as necessary.

• Prepare board reports, financial reports, and administrative reports for the board and/or committee meetings.

• Reconciles quarterly and yearly payroll tax returns.

• Performs all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the Park District’s safety program.

• Performs any additional related tasks as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field

• 5 years practical experience in accounting; governmental accounting experience preferred.

• Two years management experience.

• Working knowledge of modern accounting practices, and best practices with regard to accounting, finance, and internal control.

• Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with internal departments.

• Experience with Microsoft office programs; advanced knowledge of Excel.

• Ability to follow direction and work independently.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Plainfield Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Plainfield Township Park District

 Contact

Linda Michels
779-252-2712
michels@plfdparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12.00 - $15.00 / hour

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The City of Moline is seeking highly motivated, energetic Park & Recreation, Sports Management, or Event Management students looking to complete an internship with the City's Park and Recreation Department. The City of Moline (population 43,483) is located in Rock Island County, Illinois, nestled between the Mississippi River and the Rock River. Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois, and Bettendorf and Davenport in Iowa, form the “Quad Cities,” a metropolitan area with a population of nearly 400,000.

The Moline Parks and Recreation Department operates 23 parks including over 700 acres of land, Riverside Family Aquatic Center, two dog parks, Greenvalley Sports Complex, two cemeteries, indoor and outdoor rental facilities, over 16 miles of trails, and more!

Internship will include exposure to multiple areas of the Park and Recreation Department. Areas of focus can vary depending upon interest, but will include: Athletics, Aquatics, Special Events, Cemeteries, Park Maintenance and Customer Relations.

Approximate employment duration: Minimum 400 hours total, can be adjusted to fit internship credit guidelines. Assigned work hours will vary between 8:00 AM and 11:00 PM including weekends and evenings from May through August.

Deadline: Applications are accepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the position. If interested send resume and cover letter and/or any questions to Eric Griffith, Parks Recreation Director, 309-524-2424 / egriffith@moline.il.us.

Acceptable Experience and Training • High school diploma and working toward a bachelor's or graduate degree; • Have an interest in park and recreation in general and a willingness to learn the broader scope of services provided by city programs; • Preference will be given to current students of Park & Recreation, Sports Management, Event Management, or a related field. • Ability to work as a team member and collaborate effectively with others; • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Required Special Qualifications • Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen; • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) • Work closely with professional staff on special projects, including but not limited to: project management, tournament/event management, staff/program scheduling, program evaluations, and goal setting; • Implementation or creation of a concept of one new program as part of seasonal offerings; • Observe and assist facility management and concession operations; • Learn registration software system and assist with participant registrations, facility reservations and general inquiries; • Assist with planning, scheduling and implementation of park programs, leagues, special events, and more; • Support the marketing and promotion of the Parks and Recreation Department along with all programming, facilities and special events through various marketing strategies; • Spend time learning other areas of the Parks and Recreation Department such as cemetery operations, field maintenance, pool maintenance, customer relations, and more; • Act as the Summer Camp Director for a new, low cost/free camp; including hiring, planning and implementation. • Other duties as assigned.

Goals for the Internship: • Connecting students who exhibit passion for park and recreation programming with an opportunity to enhance the operation of our department. • Provide a creative opportunity for contributions to the current season and future planning. • Develop students with a wide range of park and recreation interests who ultimately feel more connected to all areas of park and recreation programming. • Apply strategies to integrate students into the organization to allow for maximum inclusion and productivity. • Ensure the development of students for the continued future growth and quality of the park and recreation workforce.

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 City of Moline

 Contact

Eric Griffith
309-524-2421
egriffith@moline.il.us

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting rate: $17.66/hour

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We are seeking a full-time Landscape Maintenance Worker II to perform skilled maintenance work in the care and upkeep of the Park District’s outdoor landscape and athletic facilities. Responsibilities include performing routine landscape and athletic field maintenance work.

SHIFT INFORMATION

40 hours per week with the ability to work overtime as needed. 7am - 3pm, Sunday - Thursday shift from April to November. Monday - Friday shift from end of November through March. Winter Only with freezing temperatures: Outdoor ice making schedule is a weather dependent rotation between landscape crew members (generally once week a month with overnight schedule Monday - Friday 11pm - 7am).

BENEFITS

Position offers a full benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health insurance, paid time off, paid holidays off, and enrollment in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Perform routine landscape maintenance work.

• Prep ballfields for play on Sunday mornings during in-season (April through mid-November).

• Operate a variety of equipment including backhoes, tractors and attachments, and all trucks and power tools used in landscape projects such as grading for sod, building berms, planting and removing trees and digging trenches for pipes and wires.

• Operate a grader, backhoe, end loader, dump truck and related equipment in a variety of parking lot and pathways maintenance activities.

• Perform ground maintenance activities such as raking, weeding, mowing, pruning, planting, cultivating and watering grass, trees, flowers and shrubs.

• Perform athletic fields maintenance activities to maintain and prepare playing fields such as dragging, grading, lining and setting up fences and goal posts.

• Inspect facilities and grounds for safety and take corrective action.

• Supervise the work of seasonal staff and train seasonal staff in proper maintenance and equipment procedures.

• Perform snow removal including plowing, snow blowing, shoveling and salting of walkways and parking lots; operate snowplows, trucks and other equipment for the removal of snow and salting of Park District roads, parking lots and walkways.

• Provide support for special events; assist with the set up and take down of events.

• Collaborate with internal and external customers in a positive manner.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

• Four years of high school, including two (2) years’ experience in general grounds maintenance, nursery work, or a related field.

• Operation and care of tractors, skid-steer, truck and trailer combination and other equipment used in construction and landscape maintenance.

• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; follow oral and written instructions.

• Prepare required records, reports and to fill out paperwork properly.

• Work independently, productively and efficiently.

• Become CPR and AED certified.

• Valid Public Pesticide Operator’s License in the appropriate category, or ability to obtain.

• Illinois Operators Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), or the ability to obtain one within six months upon request.

• Knowledge of the tools, materials, methods and procedures used in horticulture and landscape maintenance.

• Ability to identify Midwest plants including trees, shrubs, grasses, flowers, and weeds.

• Familiarity with irrigation system repairs.

• Knowledge of the methods, materials and tools used in the maintenance of trees, shrubs, turf grass and flowers.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical requirements 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 of the job.

Required to sit, stand, walk, bend, climb, smell, talk and hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate various tools and equipment. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Uses material handling equipment or staff assistance when lifting and or moving objects 50 pounds or greater.

Work is performed in mostly in an outdoor setting. Work may be performed indoors. Work may be performed with exposure to warm and/or cool temperatures and/or icy conditions for short or long periods of time. Works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration.

APPLY online nbparks.org/jobs

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 Northbrook Park District

 Contact


jobs@nbparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting Rate: $20+ per hour depending on qualifications

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We are seeking a full-time Athletic Field Maintenance Crew Leader to lead a crew of landscape maintenance workers to perform skilled maintenance work in the care and upkeep of outdoor athletic facilities and the outdoor landscape. Responsibilities include performing routine landscape and athletic field maintenance work while leading and providing guidance with task completion for a crew of maintenance staff. Position reports to the Parks Grounds Supervisor.

SHIFT INFORMATION

40 hours per week with the ability to work overtime as needed. 7am - 3pm, Tuesday - Saturday shift from April to November. Monday - Friday shift from end of November through March. Winter hours may vary based on ice making and snow plowing needs.

Freezing temperatures only: Outdoor ice making schedule is a weather dependent rotation between landscape crew members (generally once week a month with overnight schedule Monday - Friday 11pm - 7am).

BENEFITS

Position offers a full benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health insurance, paid time off, paid holidays off, and enrollment in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Train and lead the day-to-day task performance of seasonal staff in athletic field maintenance duties.

• Prepare and inspect athletic facilities or parks daily for safety and ensures corrective action is taken as needed.

• Perform maintenance performs maintenance and repair work in athletic facilities on a routine basis.

• Operate equipment including chalk liners, line painters, drag mats, blowers, mowers, riding mowers, line trimmers, field sweepers, pressure washers and a variety of hand tools and hand power tools; operate automotive equipment; operate trucks and other equipment for snow removal.

• Coordinate and provide guidance to off-season athletic facility maintenance; in-field renovation, turf renovation or other maintenance as needed.

• Construct and maintain ice surfaces at outdoor ice rinks.

• Assist in determining materials and supplies needed for projects; purchase and store project materials.

• Perform general grounds maintenance activities on a routine basis; mowing, planting, cultivating and watering grass, trees, flowers and shrubs; operate spraying equipment to apply chemical substances to grass (stimulate growth or control weeds, diseases and pests).

• Prepare initial layout or set-up of athletic fields and maintains fields according to specifications of scheduled events, including baseball, softball, soccer, football, field hockey, etc.

• Inspect grounds and fields daily to determine field conditions (i.e. playability of fields), safety concerns and maintenance needs and report to the appropriate staff.

• Collaborate with internal and external customers; respond to affiliate inquiries and communicate with Athletic Supervisors.

• Respond to emergency requests for repairs outside of regular work hours.

• Enforce and communicate safety rules and procedures; address and correct unsafe conditions.

• Report any work-related or patron injuries, incidents or unsafe conditions to supervisor.

• Foster and maintain effective professional working relationships with the general public and co-workers.

• Perform related duties as assigned

For more details on duties and responsibilities, visit nbparks.org/jobs.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

• Four years of high school, including two (2) years’ experience in athletic field maintenance, general grounds maintenance or tug management. Crew leader experience is preferred

• Possession of an Illinois Pesticide Operators License or ability to obtain within three months of date of hire and possession of a valid Illinois Driver’s License Class D

• Possession of a valid Illinois Driver’s License Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) desired, not required

• Operate tools and equipment used in maintenance, trucks, tractors and trailer

• Prepare required records and reports

• Work independently and efficiently without direct supervision

• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; follow oral and written instructions

• Become CPR and AED certified

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical requirements 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 of the job.

Required to sit, stand, walk, bend, climb, smell, talk and hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate various tools and equipment. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Uses material handling equipment or staff assistance when lifting and or moving objects 50 pounds or greater.

Work is performed in mostly in an outdoor setting. Work may be performed indoors. Work may be performed with exposure to warm and/or cool temperatures and/or icy conditions for short or long periods of time.Works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration.

APPLY online at nbparks.org/jobs

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 Northbrook Park District

 Contact


jobs@nbparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled