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Classification: Full-Time Exempt

Supervisor: Superintendent of Parks

General Statement of Duties:
Plans, schedules and supervises a variety of routine and special maintenance of all buildings, general grounds, systems and equipment. Responsible for planning, scheduling, assigning, and overseeing work performed by full and part time employees. Ability to work with the public, employees, and other supervisors. Most duties are generally recurring in nature and are performed as necessary and as directed by the Superintendent of Parks.

Qualifications and required knowledge, skill and abilities:
Knowledge of building upkeep and maintenance standards, general grounds maintenance, regular mechanical system maintenance and general equipment upkeep. Ability to supervise, effectively communicate, give written and oral instructions in order to develop harmonious working conditions. Requirements include High School diploma and experience and education beyond High School.

Essential Functions, Duties and Responsibilities: (not limited to the following)

Assigns work tasks daily

Communicates effectively with the public, staff and supervisors

Communicates and schedules work with public service, township and community service people

Maintains a current State of Illinois Public Pesticide Applicators License

Supervises employees and maintenance tasks

Ability to manage Paylocity software for employee time and attendance activity

Uses appropriate and positive discipline as needed

Prepares forms; accident/incident and daily reports, times sheets, etc.

Leads and directs in the training of employees

Uses hand tools and mechanical tools

Reads and understands written instructions and manuals

Works from ladders and lifts

Moves tables and chairs up to 50 lbs. (as needed)

Performs minor electrical repairs

Understands plumbing and minor repairs


Assists park maintenance as needed

Operates tractors, snow plows and mowing equipment

Makes roof repairs and major building repairs

Operates pool filtration equipment

General cleaning operations

Assists with all special events

Provides grounds maintenance around buildings

Understanding the importance of safety issues, rules and associated policies, and compliance

To apply: For immediate consideration, go online to Submit completed application along with cover letter & resume.

Once given, the offer of employment will be contingent upon the individual's successful completion of a drug test, criminal background check, reference check, and driver’s license abstract review.

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 Zion Park District


Todd Peck
847-746-5500 Ext 1421

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting at $14.45 per hour

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The Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association is looking for a trustworthy therapeutic recreation professional who is ready for the job of a lifetime! Join our fun work atmosphere filled with innovative staff. Does compassion for individuals with disabilities just come naturally for you? The NISRA team could be the place for you.

Our NISRA core values of FUN, PROFESSIONAL, COMPASSIONATE, TRUSTWORTHY AND INNOVATIVE clearly describe the culture by which we are guided in all of our programs, people we hire and places where we provide services.

Position: Part-Time Recreation Specialist

        Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association
        285 Memorial Drive
        Crystal Lake, IL  60014
        (815) 459-0737

Qualifications: Must be a high school graduate or equivalent with a minimum of (1) year experience in a recreation setting. Bachelor’s degree (in process) in Therapeutic Recreation or related field preferred. Candidates must have general knowledge and skills to instruct sports and games, swimming, fitness, arts & crafts, outdoor, general recreation and social programs for individuals with disabilities. Must possess strong communication, leadership, planning and organizational skills as well as basic computer knowledge. Candidates must be at least 21 years of age or older, have a valid Class “D” driver’s license and be First Aid/CPR certified, or attain upon hiring. In accordance with federal, state and local laws, it is the policy of NISRA to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons.

Summary: The primary responsibility of this position is to organize, plan and lead weekly recreation programs, social clubs and special events for individuals with disabilities of all ages. The Part-Time Recreation Specialist gives direction to, supervises and evaluates assisting staff and volunteers in assigned programs. Other duties include transporting participants in NISRA para-transit vehicles, coaching Special Olympic sports (which may require travel and/or overnights), assisting with overnight trips, and other administrative duties as assigned. Plan, lead and drive for programs an average of 30-35 hours per week, including afternoons, evenings and weekends (Saturdays required during program season). Schedule is determined based on need and availability during the 4 NISRA program seasons (approximately 30 weeks per year). This position averages 20 hours per week outside of the 4 NISRA program seasons.

Salary: Starting at $14.45 per hour

Benefits: IMRF pension plan, monthly mileage reimbursement, sick, vacation, holidays, personal days.

Start Date: ASAP

To Apply:
Please submit cover letter and resume to: NISRA Attn: Kelly Kronwall 285 Memorial Drive Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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 Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)


Kelly Kronwall

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Salary Range: $60,837 - $91,255

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The Lake County Forest Preserves is currently searching for a Stewardship Ecologist II. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Natural Resource Department’s volunteer programs including stewardship, monitoring and the native seed nursery. Develops programs for recruitment, training, mentorship and recognition. Constructs stewardship programs that are scalable as program development and volunteer resources continue to grow. Cultivates close alliances and partnerships with other conservation organizations within the county to grow and support natural areas volunteer programs. Works closely with ecological staff on priority Ecological Complexes and natural areas within the District’s Strategic Habitat Conservation Areas. Develops metrics and analysis of volunteer participation, efficiency and effectiveness. Work schedule includes evening and weekend hours.

Experience - Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, botany, resource management or related field. Five years’ experience overseeing volunteer programs, volunteer recruitment and natural areas management and monitoring. Knowledge of flora and fauna of northeastern Illinois. Knowledge of standard methods, materials, tools and equipment used in natural areas management and restoration. Some knowledge of standard plant and animal monitoring methods. Some knowledge of native plant propagation and native seed collection and processing. Willingness to regularly work on weekends to facilitate volunteers. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Ability to obtain an Illinois Public Applicator’s License within first six months of employment. Ability to obtain certificates in National Wildfire Coordinating Group wildland fire trainings I-100, S-130 & S-190 within one year of employment.

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 Lake County Forest Preserves


Anamaria Stiller

 Closing Date

September 21, 2018

 $22.31 per hour

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The Village of Lake in the Hills welcomes applications for the newly created Part-Time Recreation Coordinator position, in which there are (2) positions available. This position will work approximately (25) hours per week with a schedule that would vary based on event needs. The Recreation Coordinator position will report to the Assistant Parks and Recreation Director within our Community Services department. The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for the organization and direction of community recreation including team athletics, contractual programming and special events. Candidates should demonstrate experience in the process of planning events and recreation activities through full implementation. This position will be required to perform administrative duties including monitoring program budgets, purchasing and inventory, and tracking program participation. The ability to cultivate mutually productive relationships and effectively gauge and meet the recreation needs of the community is essential. Someone who would excel in this position would have a sincere interest in directly interacting with the community and exhibit great communication skills. Qualified applicants should have an equivalent to an Associate's degree with coursework in recreation, physical education, public administration or a related field. Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience planning and organizing recreation, education, social services or closely related activities. A Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation is preferred. Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) designation ideal. A valid Illinois Driver’s License is required. Candidates should have the ability to work evenings and weekends when required. The Village of Lake in the Hills is committed to providing premier service to our community, and to our team. As an Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund employer, we are dedicated to helping employees prepare financially for their futures. Training and development opportunities as well as challenging project assignments offer professional growth while paid vacation, complement the work-life balance we insist upon. Applications for this opportunity will be accepted online at until filled.

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 Village of Lake in the Hills


Anita Neville

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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The Village of Antioch (approx. population of 14,430), located in the northwest corner of Lake County, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Parks & Recreation. Reporting directly to the Village Administrator and under the general supervision of the Village Board and Parks and Recreation Commission, this position is responsible for providing overall leadership, oversight, and day-to-day direction for the Parks and Recreation Department.

Other essential functions include, but are not limited to: • Oversees the development of the annual budget and monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget. • Regularly inspects parks and facilities in order to evaluate parks operations and the work performed; Evaluates health and security risks for workers and facility users and initiates and updates safety procedures. • Maintains effective public relations; Responds to complaints and questions related to departmental operations and provides information, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution. • Researches grant and alternative funding sources, prepares grant applications; Oversees the expenditure and accounting of grant funds and ensures compliance with grant requirements. • Oversees the planning, development, and coordination of the permitting process for special events. Works closely with other departments in providing special events to the community. • Coordinates departmental projects and activities with other departments, government agencies, contractors, consultants, outside organizations, or others as needed.

The successful candidate will have working knowledge of planning, developing, scheduling, directing, implementing, and evaluating year-round parks and recreation programming; be experienced in budget preparation and implementation; special event and grant administration; supervising full-time, part-time, and seasonal staff; and providing excellent leadership and customer service.

Minimum Requirements Include: • Bachelor’s Degree with major courses in Parks & Recreation, Public Administration, or related field; Master’s Degree preferred. • 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in Parks, Recreation, and Municipal Facilities Management. • Valid Illinois Driver’s License.

Starting salary is $60,000 +/- depending upon qualifications. Excellent benefit package.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume either electronically to, in person at Village Hall (874 Main St.), or via mail at: Village of Antioch Attn: Kathy Lamkin 874 Main Street Antioch, IL 60002 Equal Opportunity Employer

Position is open until filled.

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 Village of Antioch


Lori Romine
847-395-1000 x 304

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled