The Director of Operations is responsible for the maintenance and efficient operation of all Park District facilities including recreation centers, fishing piers, softball, soccer, and baseball fields, tennis courts, pavilions and playgrounds. The Director of Operations is also responsible for all grounds, management of arbor, flower and turf programs and for the performance of the operations, maintenance, special projects, and horticulture staff.
Qualifications include: A Bachelor’s Degree in park management or a related field. Eight or more years demonstrated success in supervision, construction and maintenance of park and recreation areas. Demonstrated knowledge of budgetary planning, horticulture, landscape, special projects and maintenance including plumbing, electricity, HVAC and Carpentry. Ability to effectively communicate, organize and multi-task. Knowledge of conservation of diverse areas of land and water.
The starting date for this position will be September 5, 2017 and the starting salary will be commensurate with experience. This job listing is available in more detail online at the Champaign Park District website. All employees must be able to pass a criminal background check and driver’s abstract check. Qualified internal applicants should review the job description and MUST apply electronically at https://champaignparks.com/employment-opportunities/. Or visit the Champaign Park District online job posting website at http://www.applitrack.com/cparkdistrict/onlineapp/. The position will report to the Executive Director.
Applications and supplemental questions must be received before July 31, 2017. For free Internet access and assistance please visit the Champaign Public Library.
A Bachelor’s Degree in park management or a related field
Eight or more years demonstrated success in supervision, construction, and maintenance of park and recreation areas
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervised staff and the general public.
Demonstrated knowledge of budgetary planning and execution
Knowledge of horticulture, landscape, special projects, and maintenance as it relates to the development and maintenance of a park system and facilities
Ability to hire, supervise and evaluate staff to perform with excellence and dedication
Ability to plan and organize work effectively and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to effectively communicate with staff, co-workers and the residents
Ability to institute and follow safety rules
Working knowledge of plumbing, electricity, HVAC, and carpentry
Knowledge of sustainable practices and ability to implement same
Knowledge of conservation of lakes, streams, prairies as well as manicured formal parks and sports complexes
Knowledge of and ability to apply Americans with Disabilities Act as relates to Park District facilities and grounds
Acquire and maintain a current State of Illinois driver’s license with a clean driving record
Positive “can do” team attitude
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commiserate with experience
This Position opening is for the Chamapign Park District. The mission of the Champaign Park District is to provide quality parks and recreation for our community. We currently have 60 parks, 11 trails and 14 facilities totaling 654 acres. We are always growing along with the city to provide everyone with leisure opportunities.