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Facilities Tradesman

$18+ DOQ
JOB SUMMARY
Under the direction and supervision of the Facilities Foreman, the Facilities Tradesman shall be responsible for facility mechanical system repair and maintenance and assists with the overall upkeep of all facilities. This includes all physical elements of facility maintenance such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems, ice plants, roofs, building interiors and exteriors, etc. The Facilities Tradesmen also collaborates with the Facilities Foreman to ensure reporting and inspections are conducted and in a timely manner. This is an at-will position.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
High school graduate. A strong background in electrical, plumbing or carpentry preferred. Effective communication skills in both verbal and written format. Must be in good physical condition to accomplish manual labor, strenuous at times, in all types of weather conditions including extreme heat and humidity and cold. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Essential Functions

  1. Gain knowledge and understanding of Park District policies and procedures and see that they are always adhered to.
  2. Oversee the mechanical maintenance of District facilities. Will conduct all necessary inspections, repairs and maintenance to all mechanical systems. Will keep all physical aspects of facilities in a well-maintained condition.
  3. Supervise part time facility maintenance staff.
  4. Assist the Facilities Foreman and Superintendent of Parks & Maintenance in developing yearly budgets.
  5. Develop preventive maintenance programs.
  6. Maintain accurate and complete records of maintenance activities.
  7. Review all facility renovation and construction plans with the Facilities Foreman.
  8. Inspect and maintain all outdoor lighting and plumbing systems.
  9. Work with outside contractors to insure all construction, repair and maintenance specifications are met.
  10. Prepare written reports to the Facilities Foreman as needed.

B. Secondary Functions

  1. Perform other duties and requirements as assigned.
  2. The District encourages its employees to “take ownership” of the District. As such, it shall be the responsibility of all Park District employees to pick up litter throughout the buildings, grounds, and facilities of the District.
  3. It is the responsibility of every employee to observe and follow all Park District safety policies and regulations and report any hazardous situations. The safety of staff and participants is a continuing responsibility of all employees.
  4. Employee is required to drive to various sites throughout the Park District, so the individual must possess a valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE ABILITIES AND SKILLS

  1. Capable of communicating and working with all levels of park district staff.
  2. Working knowledge of tools, equipment, and procedures used in facility maintenance and repair, including electrical, HVAC, plumbing.
  3. Knowledge in current equipment operation practices as related to operations.
  4. Ability to read blueprints, schematic drawings, and other construction documents.
  5. Working knowledge of construction methods and the use of construction equipment.
  6. Ability to accurately determine repair needs, estimate the time of repairs and develop detailed project cost estimates.
  7. Ability to maintain and organize systematic, complete, and accurate records and be skilled in communicating clearly in a written manner.
  8. Ability to perform repairs and preventive maintenance as needed to keep equipment in sound and safe working order.
  9. Knowledgeable on the operation of a personal computer as it pertains to specific operations. Such as operations software, scheduling, emailing, inventories and timekeeping. Specific programs to be familiar with are: Word, Excel, Outlook, and basic understanding of the internet.
  10. Possess time management and organizational skills to effectively perform his/her job responsibilities.
  11. Possess good problem-solving skills and have the capacity to act rationally and calmly in high stress and/or emergency situations.
  12. Ability to perform a full range of mechanical work including the trouble shooting of equipment for both major and minor repairs.
  13. Possess good leadership and communication skills.
  14. Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  15. Ability to define and solve a variety of building and safety related problems.
  16. Knowledge of Safety and OSHA Regulations.
  17. Ability to follow directions and communicate in English as needed to perform job duties.
  18. Ability to read and understand materials printed in English.
  19. Ability to represent the Darien Park District in a professional manner.
  20. Strong safety awareness and judgment in safety precautions.
  21. Ability to use a phone or other communication device.
  22. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  23. Ability to deal with multiple situations at the same time that will increase stress levels.
  24. Ability to accept constructive criticism and/or supervision.
  25. Ability to be flexible and adaptable to new situations.
  26. Possess enthusiasm and drive with a desire to accomplish goals and objectives.
  27. Ability to work in a team atmosphere, as necessary, promoting positive and effective working relationships with staff and external customers.

Address: 7301 Fairview Ave
City, State, Zip: Darien, IL 60561
Contact: Blake Ertmanis
Contact email: bertmanis@darienparks.com

Part Time Preschool Teacher’s Assistant

Organization/Agency: Darien Park District
Job Title: Part time preschool teacher’s assistant
Salary: $12.00-$13.00/hour
Posted Date: 8/25/21
Closing Date: Open until filled

The Darien Park District’s First Step Preschool is currently seeking highly qualified applicants to join our staff for the 2021-22 school year. Candidates must be fun-loving, patient and enthusiastic with a desire to make a difference in a child’s life. Teacher’s aide must be DCFS qualified having at least 60 hours of college from an accredited college.

Requirements:

  • Experience with children
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification (or ability to get by start date)
  • Ability to work with young children and their families
  • Ability to implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Ability to team teach
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Punctual, reliable and able to multi-task
  • Ability to be flexible in assignment and work hours required
  • Must commit to staff meetings, special events and professional development (15 hours per year)

Contact Name: Sue Dignan, Preschool Director
Contact Email: sdignan@darienparks.com
Contact Phone: 630-968-7782

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and application to:
Darien Park District
7301 Fairview Avenue
Darien, IL 60561
Attn: Sue Dignan

Part Time Preschool Teacher

Job Title: Part time preschool teacher
Agency: Darien Park District
Salary: $13.00 /hour
Posted Date: 7/16/21
Closing Date: Open until filled

The Darien Park District’s First Step Preschool is currently seeking highly qualified applicants to join our staff for the 2021-22 school year. Candidates must be fun-loving, patient and enthusiastic with a desire to make a difference in a child’s life. Teachers must be DCFS qualified having at least 60 hours of college with at least 6 hours of Early Childhood Education from an accredited college. A BA in ECE is a plus!

Requirements:

  • Experience with children
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification (or ability to get by start date)
  • Ability to work with young children and their families
  • Ability to implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Ability to team teach
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Punctual, reliable and able to multi-task
  • Ability to be flexible in assignment and work hours required
  • Must commit to staff meetings, special events and professional development (15 hours per year)

Contact Name: Sue Dignan, Preschool Director
Contact Email: sdignan@darienparks.com
Contact Phone: 630-968-7782

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and application to:
Darien Park District
7301 Fairview Avenue
Darien, IL 60561
Attn: Sue Dignan

FT Shift Manager

Job Title: Shift Manager
Starting Salary Range: $32,552.00-DOQ, plus exceptional benefits package
Full time, non-exempt position

Agency: Darien Sportsplex
Resumes accepted until job is filled

Qualifications:
The Shift Manager is a full time, exempt position which reports directly to the General Manager. This position is responsible for managing the facility and its programs on a daily basis. This includes monitoring all daily duties of pt building staff. Creating daily task list for all pt staff scheduled, making sure directions are clear, and if necessary, show them how to complete designated tasks. Will be directly responsible for the pt front desk staff. This includes creating a daily, weekly, and monthly tasks and checklists. This is an at-will position.

Position Hours:
A minimum of 40 hours per week, consisting of night and weekend shifts.

Qualifications:
Applicant must have a high school diploma and any experience and understanding of park and recreation administration, supervision, personnel procedures, and safety procedures is a plus. This position requires strong people and customer service skills, the ability to communicate effectively with other staff and public, including written, verbal, and telephone communication skills. The individual should be very organized, have the ability to plan, implement, supervise and lead staff. This position is expected to maintain First Aid/CPR/AED certification. Strong computer skills are also needed.

Duties:
This position will oversee the day to day management of the building staff and building operations. This position will be required to work a minimum of 4-5 building shifts per week, mainly nights and weekends.

Full Job Description

Address: 451 Plainfield Road
City, State, Zip: Darien, IL 60561
Contact: Jordan Rossi
Phone: (630)789-2011
Contact Email: jrossi@darienparks.com

Part Time Driver (Ice Resurfacer) – Sportsplex

Part Time: $13 per hour
Location: Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Road

Looking for part time staff for evening hours Monday-Friday and morning and afternoon hours on Saturday and Sunday. Job consists of resurfacing the ice, checking and cleaning locker rooms, assisting with projects, and some light maintenance.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Ability to lift and safely move up to 75lbs
  • Possess a valid driver’s license in the state of Illinois
  • Ability to work independently

Please Contact Jordan Rossi at jrossi@darienparks.com
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Part Time Custodian – Sportsplex

Part Time: $12 per hour
Location: Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Road

Looking for 2 part time custodians for morning hours (6am-12pm) 3 days a week each (Sun/Tue/Thu or Mon/Wed/Fri). Job consists of cleaning and disinfecting of the facility, including but not limited to bathrooms, locker rooms, lobby, conference room, ice arenas and fieldhouse, etc… This job will also require you to resurface the ice at times, set up meeting rooms, assist with projects, and some maintenance.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Ability to lift and safely move up to 75lbs
  • Ability to work independently

Please Contact Jordan Rossi at jrossi@darienparks.com
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Part Time Front Desk Attendant – Sportsplex

Part Time: $11 per hour
Location: Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Road

Looking for part time staff for evening (M-F 4pm-10:30pm, potential hours) and weekend (Sat/Sun 7am-10:30pm, potential hours). Weekend hours are broken in to 2 shifts. Job consists of helping assist customers throughout the facility, register participants for classes/programs, answer/direct phone calls and emails, handle payments and cash out procedures, etc…

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Computer skills a must
  • Good communication skills
  • Positive attitude and upbeat personality

Please Contact Jordan Rossi at jrossi@darienparks.com
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