The Wildwood Park District is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated individual to manage programs, special events and front office operation. The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the creation, development and management of Preschool, Youth, Teens, Day Camp, Adult, Fitness and Special Events. Candidates should possess the ability to multi-task and be a self starter with the desire to develop programs and special events for the community. The schedule will include evening and weekend hours as required by programming needs.
Qualifications: Degree in Leisure Studies, Recreation Management or related field from an accredited university. Experience in a recreation setting preferred.
Interested applicants please send cover letter, resume and three references to Colleen Broderick, Executive Director, Wildwood Park District, 33325 N. Sears Blvd., Wildwood, IL 60030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned Leadership by Values · Interviews, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates seasonal, and unpaid workers following all human resource policies and procedures. · Schedules, administers and monitors daily work assignments of seasonal employees, unpaid labor, and volunteer workgroups providing direction and support as necessary. · Oversees scheduling and routing of personnel and equipment to ensure work is accomplished in an efficient and timely manner. · Assists consultants and staff with inventories of trees and native species.
Inspection/Maintenance · Provides specialized tree care, including removal, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing and pest / disease treatments. Coordinates tree removals and plantings with tree contractors, nurseries and District staff. · Updates and maintains tree inventory system using GPS and GIS. · Receives and completes daily work orders establishing priorities based on the nature and urgency of the request. · Performs frequent routine safety checks on gardens, buildings, grounds, and equipment; files safety reports as required. · Develops preventative maintenance schedule and performs complex preventive maintenance to equipment assigned. · Performs simple repairs to equipment, machinery, and vehicles as assigned, according to Park District general maintenance procedures. · Maintains parks and gardens by trimming trees, clearing brush, and landscaping the property as required. · Applies pesticides and fertilizers per specified label rates to maintain healthy plant material. · Schedules and provides proper cultural practices including pruning, watering, and mulching according to industry standards. · Seasonal snow removal as needed.
Operational Excellence Ensures that all work performed is conducted in a safe and timely manner adhering to standards of safety and effective equipment utilization. Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies according to regulations for proper maintenance. Effectively and safely operates chain saws, table saws, drills, and other forestry management tools as required to get the job done. Maintains working knowledge of departmental safety procedures. Attends safety-training programs and in-service as required for continued development. Effectively and safely operates Park District equipment including, dump trucks, vehicles, tractors and mowers as required. Assists in developing and annually updating the general maintenance procedural manual. Assists in preparation and execution of annual budget and operational plan.
Compliance Establish and enforce policies and procedures for operational safety practices. Participate in PDRMA loss control review. Assist & coordinate with team members on district’s ERP plan and PDRMA loss control review with documentation and enforcement.
Teamwork · Responsive to the needs of the department by accepting additional responsibility or assisting others. Willing to adjust work schedule to accommodate changing priorities. · Provides support and adjusting priorities to the success of various projects as required.
Customer Satisfaction · Provides quality customer service to all patrons, guests, and other District employees. · Ensures a superior customer experience in all interactions through outstanding service capabilities, knowledge, flexibility, and thoroughness. · Quickly and effectively solves customer problems that ensure total satisfaction by receiving and responding to internal/external customer’s questions and concerns.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Completion of formal technical training or certification program in urban forest management. 5 to 8 years of experience, 4-6 years of supervisory experience.
CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: · ISA Certified Arborist or ability to gain certification within 6 months of hire · Operates complex tools including chainsaws, power tools, hand tools and all equipment related to forestry management · Proficient in tree felling and significant chipper knowledge and experience · Familiar with GIS mapping software · Lift/Forklift operation experience · General knowledge of insects, trees, and plants · Possess overall knowledge of general grounds maintenance · Ability to apply pesticides and fertilizers · Great communication skills oral, written, and interpersonal · Excellent customer service skills · Valid Illinois Driver’s License Class C required (CDL preferred) · IL Public Pesticide Applicator License · Available nights and weekends and to serve on the supervisor on call rotating schedule
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The physical demands 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: Very Heavy work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally Exerting in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently Exerting in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Significant environmental factors are applicable to this position.
Under the administrative direction of the Executive Director and Director of Operations and Public Safety, the Chief of Police is responsible for all activities of the Police Department, including police operations and administration. The District expects an active leader who is highly communicative, engaging and accessible to the members of the McHenry County Conservation District Police Department.
The Police Chief is expected to not only lead the activities of the Police Department, but also be a key member of the District’s Leadership Team. He/she must consistently work toward the overall betterment of the Conservation District and the greater McHenry County. This work is done in an environment of transparency, accountability and collaboration.
For further job details, position qualifications, and application requirements, please visit the employment page on the McHenry County Conservation District's website at www.Mccdistrict.org.
The Inclusion Specialist is responsible for the organization, implementation and evaluation of recreational programs for individuals with a disability or special need from child to adult. This position requires the application of specialized therapeutic training to administer a broad recreation delivery of services for individuals with special needs without exclusion from activities or programs. The position is full-time, with hours that fluctuate to accommodate evening and weekend programs, meetings and trainings.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Special Education, adaptive physical education or a related field from an accredited collage or university. Ability to complete NCTRC (National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification) or comparable certification within six (6) months of employment. A valid Illinois Driver’s License. Knowledge of the recreational needs of persons with a disability without exclusion. Knowledge and/or training in the area of therapeutic recreation, recreation, special education, adaptive physical education or a related field.
Essential Functions: 1. Under the supervision and direction of the Inclusion Manager work as a team in coordinating, supervising, implementing and evaluating the Inclusion services provided by M-NASR 2. Be knowledgeable of all happenings in the Inclusion area so as to be the key liaison for Inclusion in the absence of the Inclusion Manager (including staffing, payroll, staff supervision and member district relations) 3. Attend trainings and conduct disability specific educational sessions for Member Districts as necessary 4. Direct leadership of leisure services and programs for individuals of all ages with special needs and ability levels 5. Supervision of program participants including behavior management, transferring and other skills necessary for the overall independence and participation of individuals with a disability 6. Plan for programs (social clubs, all-inclusive special events, and Halloween Dance) 7. Supervise Friday night social clubs during program seasons (be available to stay until program begins or otherwise stated by supervisor to ensure a safely run program) 8. Gather, load, transport and set up of equipment necessary for program implementation 9. Assist in the management, training and orientation of support staff 10. Act as liaison for Group Homes (answer any questions or concerns Group Homes may have and communicate any situations/issues to Group Home Contacts) 11. Host Group Home Waiver Meeting every two years and provide orientations as necessary throughout the year 12. Keep an accurate, updated contact list of current Group Home Contacts 13. Organize interviewing schedule for hiring prior to summer season 14. Assist in the daily management of programs through paperwork, record keeping systems, budgets, program evaluations and documentations 15. Earn Lifeguard, CPI, CPR and First Aid/AED certifications within 1 year of employment 16. Other agency-related responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor, Superintendent or Executive Director
Marginal Functions: 1. Drive van or car to daily programs, seasonal special events or away trips 2. Purchase supplies necessary for programs (including social clubs) 3. Attending meetings for state or local organizations 4. Deliver seasonal brochures and other flyers to member district facilities 5. Interview potential staff for summer season 6. Safety Policy Compliance
Safety Considerations: 1. Comply with all M-NASR Safety Policies and Procedures and carry out all tasks in a safe manner 2. Attendance at mandatory safety in-services 3. Member of Safety Committee
Psychological Considerations: 1. Must be able to respond to needs of individuals with disabilities in a sensitive and compassionate manner 2. Must be able to work under loud and stressful conditions 3. Must demonstrate adequate leadership qualities
Physiological Considerations: None
Environmental Considerations: 1. May be exposed to extreme weather conditions (i.e. snow, rain and extreme heat) 2. May be exposed to elements when driving to meetings/programs or when assisting in outdoor functions 3. May be exposed to hazardous vegetation (i.e. poison ivy) during activities
Cognitive Considerations: 1. Must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in keeping the mission of M-NASR 2. Must be able to demonstrate good safety awareness 3. Must be able to follow rules and directions
Essential Physical Capabilities: 1. Prolonged periods of sitting, standing, bending, stooping, and walking 2. Good vision 3. Good hearing at conversation levels 4. Good general health 5. Good speaking capabilities 6. Capable of lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying items weighing 20-50 pounds with mechanical assistance or team lift.
Pre-placement Examination: screening which would measure the individual’s capability to perform the essential functions of the position. Includes: 1. Complete medical history and physical evaluation 2. Complete vision evaluation 3. Audiogram 4. Drug screen 5. Lifting test up to 20-50 lbs.
The Northbrook Park District is seeking motivated and creative Counselors to work part-time at our Before & Afterschool Care Program during the 2018-2019 school year. Must be available Monday-Friday from 6:45am-8:30am and/or 2:45-6:30pm during the school year. Must also be available to attend training August 14-16 from 2pm-6pm.
Qualifications: Must be at least 16 years of age. Experience working with children is preferred. Enrollment in a college degree program in education, recreation or a related field is desired.
Duties and Responsibilities: Lead a group of children through daily before or after-school activities including snack, homework, arts & crafts and gym games. Other daily responsibilities include communicating with parents during drop-off and pickup, supervising safety and supporting the Site Director with activity planning.
Apply online: nbparks.org/jobs