The City of Edwardsville, Illinois (population of 25,000 and the County seat for Madison County, Illinois) is seeking candidates for the Parks Director position who possess strong leadership, financial management, organizational, marketing, and interpersonal skills. This position became available due to a retirement. Successful candidate will have operational responsibility of the parks, recreation, and sports complex, including policies and procedures, formulate and administer budget and fiscal matters, planning, construction, maintenance, landscaping and turf management, coordination and supervision of all park systems; to plan, direct and review the activities and operations of athletic fields and swimming pool/splash pad; to coordinate assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies. Exercises direct supervision over professional and laborer staff.
Vision and ability to find successful strategies to achieve the City’s long-range goals is a strong expectation. The City seeks a professional Parks Director as a partner in ensuring the continued high quality of life that the community now enjoys and to provide the appropriate leadership required to position and sustain Edwardsville for the foreseeable future.
Initial salary expectations for the position is $75,000-$85,000, depending upon qualifications and experience. Medical/Dental/Vision coverage and IMRF Pension. Upon appointment by the Mayor and approval by City Council.
If you are interested in applying, please go to www.cityofedwardsville.com/hr and complete an application and submit a resume.
Deadline: 10/16/19, EOE
Work varying schedules and hours as required to fulfill the duties of the position, including weekend, evening and holiday hours and be available in case of an emergency.
Gain knowledge and understanding of District policies and procedures and see that they are adhered to at all times.
Attend mandatory in-service training; district-wide part-time staff orientations and crisis training as required.
Wear name tag with staff issued uniform in order to be clearly identified as a District employee.
Responsible for turf and landscape maintenance including mowing and trimming of park areas; landscaping work; striping and grooming baseball fields.
Remove garbage from parks and facilities.
Assist the Parks Maintenance staff with general maintenance duties of all park district facilities including installation and repairs of playground equipment; minor upkeep to buildings such as repairs to roofs, windows and doors; painting and cleaning.
Wear personal protective equipment as required.
Remove snow from parking lots, sidewalks, and throughout the park district, as needed.
Administer, observe and follow all District safety policies and regulations as the safety of staff and participants is of utmost importance and a continuing responsibility of all employees. Immediately notify the Risk Manager of any safety hazards in District buildings, grounds and facilities.
The District encourages its employees to take an active role in the appearance of the District, i.e. pick up litter throughout the buildings, grounds and facilities of the District.
Perform other related duties as assigned.