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 $35,000-$39,000 starting

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The Westwood Assistant Manager assists in the supervision of all personnel and activities at the Westwood Fitness and Sports Center and is responsible for the planning, organization, management, administration, supervision of assigned programs, including but not limited to youth and adult athletics.

The Westwood Center includes three buildings with a total space of 5.5 acres under roof. Amenities include a functional training area, fitness turf area, 35,000 square feet of fitness equipment, 200m indoor track, 60y indoor turf field, 2 NBA size wood basketball courts, 6 indoor pickleball courts, 4 indoor tennis courts, CrossFit Unicus, 4 indoor wallyball/racquetball courts, 5 indoor basketball/volleyball courts, 3 indoor batting cages, one indoor pitching lane, one indoor golf net, Kids Gym and a Juice Bar.

The Assistant Manager is responsible for performing the essential functions as outlined in this job description. The Assistant Manager is a full-time employee who may work up to fifty (50) hours per week. Work pace is slow to moderate depending on the task required. The position requires the ability to work in the heavy work level (100 lbs. or less).


The Assistant Manager is under the direction of the Westwood Manager.


• Recruit, recommend, select, train, supervise, schedules and evaluates part-time personnel under the direction of the Westwood Manager at assigned facilities/areas/programs. • Supervises the organization and administration of assigned facilities/areas/programs.
• Develops a diversified program of recreational activities in assigned areas. • Assist in the development and implementation of strategies to recruit new and to retain current customers. • Publicizes and interprets programs, activities, services and facilities to the community through a wide variety of formats with the assistance of the Marketing Manager and reviews and evaluates those programs, activities, services and facilities on a continual basis. • Assists in the preparation of the budget; recommends expenditures in accordance with said budget; recommends to the Westwood Manager the establishment of fees and charges for assigned areas. • Maintains complete and accurate records of assigned areas, services, personnel and property. Prepares and issues regular and special reports as needed and as requested. • Establishes and maintains cooperative planning and working relationships with other local community agencies and service organizations. • Evaluate assigned areas on a regular basis.


• Adheres to established safety practices as outline in the District’s Safety Manual and/or set for the by the District’s Safety Committee. • Attends Park Board meetings and other District meetings as required/needed. • Attend conferences, workshops and seminars as required/needed. • Performs all other duties as assigned by the Westwood Manager.


• Certified or ability to become certified in CPR, First Aid and AED.
• A valid Illinois State Driver’s License (Class D). • Organizational skills and the ability to work independently. • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees. • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.


• A college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or equivalent combination of work experience and education.

COMPENSATION • $35,000 - $39,000 starting wage based upon education and experience. Health insurance stipend; dental insurance; retirement plan; paid vacation, personal days and holidays are also included.


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 Sterling Park District


Kel Bond

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $19.10+ DOQ

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Under the direct supervision of the Park Operations Manager, the Park Specialist I performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled park maintenance duties in the areas of turf, horticulture, forestry, custodial, ball field maintenance and recreation support operations.

To be considered for this position, interested individuals must complete the online application accessible at Materials submitted through mail, email, or fax will not be considered.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1.Perform ornamental horticulture maintenance tasks including but not limited to planting and maintaining trees, shrubs, annual and perennial flowers, fertilizing, seeding and sodding. 2.Act as crew leader to assigned part time staff by orienting and training new hires and rehires. Complete performance appraisals on an annual basis for part time employees. Coach and develop staff on an on-going basis. Communicate job expectations. Provide ongoing training opportunities. 3.Manage the operational responsibilities to support recreation programs such as the Garden Plots, Sportsmans, Volunteer programs and athletic tournaments.
4.Prepare and maintain ball fields, tennis courts, trails, playgrounds, and other park amenities. 5.Support district initiatives by participation on various district committees such as the Safety Committee and Green Team. 6.Clean and maintain parks through litter pickup, recycling activities and conduct property inspections for signs of wear, damage and vandalism. 7.Perform various maintenance operations to park grounds including but not limited to controlled prairie and woodland burns, hardscape and pond maintenance. 8.Assure the safe operation of small to heavy equipment including hand tools, power tools, string trimmers, aerators, slit seeders, sprayers, large production mowers, chainsaws, chippers, tractors, backhoes, and trucks. 9.Complete inspections of parks, playgrounds, trails and athletic facilities. 10.Document hours and materials used on work orders to specific job requirements. 11.Perform snow and ice removal operations through the operation of snow removal equipment on sidewalks, roads, and parking lots. 12.Load and transport mulch, gravel, soil, etc. 13.Support special event set up, tear down and maintenance during the event. 14.Perform preventative maintenance on division vehicles (washing, checking fluids). 15.Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with residents, customers, vendors, community partners and co-workers. 16.Follow and model compliance with all District, State, Federal and departmental safety and risk management, personnel, administrative policies and procedures, ordinances and regulations. 17.Maintain a proactive approach to safety and risk management. Report all accidents, incidents and unsafe conditions in a timely manner.
18.Comply with District financial policies. Communicate budgetary requests to supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the methods and of forestry, turf, and horticulture development and maintenance. Demonstrate abilities to apply fertilizers and pesticides at manufacturer’s application rates. Must be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Bilingual (Spanish/English) communication skills preferred. Working skills in the operation of tractors, heavy equipment, trucks and other landscape maintenance equipment. Ability to read and follow operations manuals. Ability to organize, prioritize, direct multiple projects, labor and equipment needs. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and work order systems.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required. Associate or Bachelor’s degree (preferred) in agronomy, horticulture, turf management, forestry or related field. Two (2) years experience or a combination of education and experience required or five (5) years of experience in parks and grounds maintenance. Have the ability to display a working level of competence in tree and shrub maintenance, turf care, athletic field maintenance, flower bed planting and maintenance and equipment operation preferred. Valid driver’s license Valid Class “A” CDL driver’s license or Public Operators pesticide license, or ability to obtain license within one (1) year of hire date. (as required by departmental needs). Ability to obtain a burn crew member certification or forklift certification. (as required by departmental needs) Must attend A.L.I.C.E. training within 4 months of hire and have the ability to understand the concepts presented in the program as they apply to the responsibilities of the position.

Special Considerations: Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. Ability to move from site to site. Ability to lift, carry and move heavy weight (>50 lbs.) objects. Exposure to pesticides, exhaust fumes, chemicals, dust, dirt, insect bites and loud noises. Weekend schedule required. Occasional manipulation of assigned office equipment. Prolonged lifting, stooping, bending, twisting, and climbing for extended periods of time. Sustained posture in a standing position for prolonged periods of time. Subject to confined space entry. Manual dexterity and strength to operate power-operated equipment/machines. Subject to respirator use. Employee will be required to pass a Quantitative Fit Test.

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 Naperville Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled