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Job Title: Park Maintenance Laborer – Part Time Classification: Part Time, Non-Exempt Department: Parks and Planning

SUMMARY: The Park Maintenance Laborer is responsible for assisting the full time park maintenance staff with the grounds keeping operations of the Park District, including athletic field preparation, landscaping, mowing, winter snow removal, and general park and facility maintenance.

SUPERVISORY: The Park Maintenance Laborer reports directly to the Director of Parks and Planning. This position will also be supervised by a designated full time park maintenance employee.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Communicate with the Director of Parks and Planning regularly on Park District matters. • Perform grounds keeping operations for the Park District. This includes, but is not limited to: a) Athletic Field Maintenance: baseball ball diamond infields, soccer fields, football fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, and installation and maintenance of necessary apparatus of each field use. b) Landscape Maintenance: soil grading and preparation, tree plantings, tree trimming, tree watering, mulch bed maintenance, and flower bed maintenance. c) Mowing and trimming turf grass. • Assist Recreation Department requests for set-up, construction, and repair of special event props. • Demonstrate exceptional customer service and communication skills. • Support the District’s safety initiative including adhering to policies and procedures, performing your job in a safe manner, attending required training, seeking additional training as needed, promptly reporting accidents/incidents, and proactively addressing hazards in the workplace. • Comply with all District policies and procedures in the employee handbook

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Perform other duties as assigned.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. • Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS: • Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. • Perform duties that require physical manual labor. • Drive motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. • Perform duties that require being exposed to outdoor elements. • Perform lifting tasks up to 50 pounds. • Utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required.

HOURS: The Park Maintenance Laborer is an hourly, part time position working 24-29 hours/week. Evening and weekend hours may be required to assist the District with special events, snow cleanup, and athletic field preparations.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: • Must be at least 18 years of age and in good physical condition with sufficient strength to lift and carry 50 pounds. • Valid Illinois State Drivers License (Class D) required.

The Oak Brook Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

*If interested, please contact Bob Johnson at 630-645-9540,

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 Oak Brook Park District


Bob Johnson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $15.18 - $18.50 per hour

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The Maintenance Specialist is full-time, year round position responsible for administering and performing all aspects of facility maintenance duties as related to the Belvidere Park District Parks Department. The Maintenance Specialist also assists in the supervision of seasonal and part-time staff.

Hours: Primary Hours are Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. However, hours may vary to cover nights, weekends, emergencies, special events and holidays.

Starting Pay Scale: $15.16 - $18.50 per hour based on experience.

Job Requirements:
•Must be 18 years of age or older. •High school diploma or equivalent. •Two years’ experience in facility maintenance and repair. •Must possess or be able to obtain within six months an Aquatics Facility Operators Certification. •Valid IL Class A Driver's License (or able to obtain within three months) and good driving record. •Basic Knowledge of principles relating to HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems. •Considerable working knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in facility maintenance and repairs. •Ability to follow standard safety practices and procedures common to the maintenance field. •Must frequently lift/ or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/ or move, with assistance more than 80 pounds. •Must be able to perform these physical duties with little or no assistance. •Ability to apply good judgement and practical knowledge to resolve unusual or irregular problems in the area of work assigned. •Ability to work in several environmental extremes, typical with working in the Midwest climate. •Possess a basic knowledge of computers and the skills to use this tool in the application of data processing and communication. (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook) •Medic First Aid/CPR/AED Certification (or equivalent) is required within 30 days of employment. If you are not already certified, training will be provided.

This is an hourly, non-exempt position that reports to the Buildings Foreman. This position includes an excellent benefits package. To apply, complete an online application on our website at Job ID 391

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 Belvidere Park District


Kim Kirkpatrick

 Closing Date

April 28, 2019

 34,253.67 annually

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Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) enriches the lives of children and adults with disabilities as a partnership of 17 Park Districts located within the northwest suburbs of Chicago. NWSRA provides outstanding recreation opportunities for people with disabilities within our partner Park Districts through weekly programs, adult day programs (PURSUIT), special events, summer day camps and inclusion in park district programs. NWSRA is a park district that serves people with disabilities.

Job Purpose: Plans, develops, monitors and coordinates programs of all types including weekly programs, clubs, special events, Leisure Education, camps, trips/overnights, Lightning Athletics and cooperative programs. Prepare and implement behavior management strategies when necessary, to ensure safe involvement in recreation programs by people with disabilities. Provide assistance and instruction to the participants when needed.

Summary of Duties: Working with the Manager of Special Recreation, demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate activity programs for recreation, leisure and therapeutic recreation programs. Demonstrate strong leadership qualities including: confidence, maturity, flexibility and professionalism. Demonstrate knowledge of disabling conditions and experience to show adaptability in working with people with special needs. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with employees of all levels, volunteers, parents & guardians, participants, park districts and school district personnel as well as members of the community. Ability to work independently, when necessary, to solve simple to complex problems, demonstrate dependability, promptness & punctuality and convey a positive attitude to others.

Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited college or university with BA/BS degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Parks and Recreation or related field of study. Current National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (CTRC) or Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or the ability to become certified within one year of being hired. Have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and have the ability to attain an Illinois Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

To Apply: Online Application at Must attach current resume. Application is open until April 14, 2019.

For questions on this position please call, Darleen Negrillo - Superintendent of Administrative Services at 847-392-2848.

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 Northwest Special Recreation Association


Darleen Negrillo

 Closing Date

April 14, 2019

 $65578 - $87883

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This position is responsible for operation of Adventure Island, Lords Park and Wing Park Family Aquatic Centers. The position is responsible for the scheduling, maintenance, and daily operation of the three facilities. This position also oversees approximately 140 seasonal employees and 40 part-time employees. Position is responsible for financial reporting of the three facilities and works with other departments within the City to maintain the facilities.

The position is responsible for the training of lifeguards, head lifeguards, desk attendants, cashiers, and attendants at all three facilities. In addition, this position is responsible for the Learn-to-Swim program and the training of its instructors. Responsibilities include overseeing the Elgin Cyclone Swim Team, its six coaches, and the facility. In addition, programs such as water aerobics, Scuba Diving, Arthritis Foundation, Yoqua, and private rentals are all included in this positions oversight including the scheduling, programming and staffing of these programs.

In addition to operational responsibilities of the 3 aquatic centers this position performs difficult professional and intermediate administrative work planning, organizing, and coordinating a variety of programs and activities and related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Facilities Manager. Supervision is exercised over assigned full-time, maintenance and seasonal staff.

EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE: Thorough knowledge of the principles, rules, techniques, materials and equipment required for a variety of recreational activities; thorough knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of public recreation; ability to instruct participants and adhere to program standards and objectives of public recreation; general knowledge of media techniques; ability to meet and deal tactfully with the public; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, community officials, volunteer groups and the general public. Extensive and demonstrative knowledge of the use and application of MS Office Suite and electronic mail systems.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in recreation/leisure services or related field and considerable experience in special events or recreational programming.

CERTIFICATIONS Must possess International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP) certification Possession of a Aquatic Facility Operator certification preferred Possession of a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional certification preferred

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 City of Elgin


Tim Bennett

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $48,804 starting salary

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JOB PURPOSE: The Staff Manager will assist in the development and implementation of an ongoing recruitment & retention plan for seasonal part-time staff, volunteers, drivers and driver’s aides used for WSSRA seasonal programs, day camp, special events and inclusion. The Staff Manager will supervise 1 or more Recreation Specialists.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources, Therapeutic Recreation or a related field. Applicant must have 3 years full time experience, preferably in a setting working with people with disabilities in recreation programs. Previous experience must include the supervision of part-time staff and volunteers. Must demonstrate proficiency in basic computer applications such as Microsoft Office. Bilingual in Spanish and/or Polish desirable.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: 1. Develop and implement a recruitment plan to identify individuals who are interested in volunteering or working part time as seasonal staff, drivers or aides for WSSRA programs, events and partner inclusive programs. 2. Network with clubs, high schools, colleges, universities and other organizations that can be a source of work study students, interns and part time staff and volunteers. 3. Identify and attend job fairs, workshops, open houses and other events that will aide in the recruitment process.
4. Create and distribute marketing pieces that advertise WSSRA’s opportunities for part time work, internships, and volunteering. 5. Work with Program and Inclusion Managers to place staff and volunteers in WSSRA programs/events and provide staff for partner inclusive programs as needed. 6. Interview, hire, and complete and maintain all required employment paperwork and personnel files. 7. Conduct criminal background checks and all reference checks on seasonal staff and volunteers. 8. Plan and conduct staff orientation for seasonal staff. 9. Assist in the training of part-time supervisors, staff, volunteers, drivers and aides for seasonal programs, special events, inclusion & one-time special events. 10. Assist in the development of a staff incentive program with the goal of retaining part time staff and volunteers. 11. Assist with all fundraisers. 12. Prepare payroll for seasonal staff. 13. Manage Facility requests. 14. Actively support the WSSRA risk management program.

Shared Responsibilities with Program & Inclusion Managers 1. Assist in the planning and development of seasonal programs and special events. 2. Hire, supervise and train Recreation Specialists as assigned 3. Actively participate as a member of the Program Planning Group. 4. Develop recruitment and training materials. 5. Emergency phone on-call coverage.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: 1. Assist in the supervision of programs as needed. 2. Transport participants as needed. 3. Assist in programming as needed.

To Apply: Complete employment application online at

Please attach cover letter and resume to online application.

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 West Suburban Special Recreation Association


April Ryan
(847) 455-2100

 Closing Date

April 5, 2019