Employment

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with the Oak Park Township. Oak Park is a great place to live, work and play. We often post new opportunities, so please check back.

Oak Park Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We offer numerous benefits including:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Emphasis on work-life balance
  • Dedication to providing quality services to residents
  • Opportunities for advancement and professional development

When a position is open at Oak Park Township we will post it here, and will place an announcement in the local press. If you are interested in a particular position, please submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to the staff listed in the announcement via email.

Current Employment Openings: 

Senior Services Food Service Worker - Part Time (27.5 hours/week 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

Oak Park Township is seeking a part time Food Service Worker to serve as a member of the Senior Services team to help the Township achieve its mission of: 1) addressing the needs of our community by providing nutritious meals and opportunities for recreation, education, and socialization for older adults; 2) assisting with the operation of the nutrition site in an open, inclusive, and fiscally responsible manner while maintaining or improving service quality to staff, program participants, vendors and other partners; 3)  assisting with opportunities for increased collaboration with community partners and providing volunteer opportunities to enhance service provision while conserving funds.

The Food Service Staff Worker will:

  • Package and serve meals for older adults who dine in our nutrition site or receive delivery of meals in their homes while ensuring adherence to food safety guidelines throughout the service day
  • Set tables and serve food to older adults
  • Aide nutrition staff and volunteers in successful daily operations of the nutrition site
  • Stock supplies for the site and inform Nutrition Lead of inventory needs
  • Create a friendly, open, and welcoming environment by engaging with participants, volunteers, and staff.
  • Act as a team player by providing staff coverage for other members of the Nutrition team as needed.
  • Utilize food sanitation skillset to maintain high level of food safety at all times.

The position requires a High School Diploma, ServSafe Food Service Sanitation Certification and one year experience in a food service environment.  Successful candidates must possess strong interpersonal skills, work well as part of a team, demonstrate tact, and show sensitivity to the needs of older adults.  Experience with Microsoft Office, databases and applicant tracking systems a plus.  The complete job description may be found here.

Oak Park Township is a unique unit of Oak Park local government, providing human services to vulnerable citizens of our community: at-risk youth needing guidance to improve their chances for a successful life, senior citizens needing support to maintain their independence and financially struggling residents who need monthly assistance and job seeking help.  In addition, the Township provides funding for mental health agencies and assistance with property tax inquiries and appeals.

 

Interested applicants should submit a resume via email by April 20, 2018 to Madeline Pietryla, mpietryla@oakparktownship.org.

Senior Services Bus Driver - Part Time

Oak Park Township is seeking a part-time bus driver to serve as a member of the Senior Services team to help the Township achieve its mission of: 1) addressing the needs of our community;  2) serving residents to help them remain living independently in the community as long as possible; 3) collaborating with community partners to ensure the needs of the older adults are met.

Oak Park Township Senior Services is seeking to fill the position of Part-Time Bus Driver.  The bus driver is responsible for driving OPTSS passengers to locations; assisting passengers as necessary to embark and disembark from bus pursuant to established procedures; maintaining the assigned bus in a clean condition; checking the assigned bus for compliance with established safety and maintenance standards.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Pick up and delivers passengers according to established procedures
  • Maintains complete and accurate daily log sheets
  • Inspects assigned bus each day
  • Maintains general running conditions and daily cleanup of assigned bus

Minimum Qualification: High School Diploma or equivalent.
License: Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) with Class B or C Passenger endorsement
Knowledge of: Streets in Oak Park and River Forest

Skill in:

  • Time management
  • Verbal communication

 

Physical Abilities:

  • Sit, drive, hear and speak for extended periods of time
  • Lift up to 50 pounds.

Interested candidates should contact Charles Barnes by April  25, 2018 at (708) 383-4806 or email cbarnes@oakparktownship.org.

Oak Park Township is a unique unit of Oak Park local government, providing human services to vulnerable citizens of our community: at-risk youth needing guidance to improve their chances for a successful life, senior citizens needing support to maintain their independence and financially struggling residents who need monthly assistance and job seeking help.  In addition, the Township provides funding for mental health agencies and assistance with property tax inquiries and appeals.

Oak Park Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information on the Oak Park Township, please visit: http://www.oakparktownship.org

Oak Park Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

For more information on the Oak Park Township, please visit: http://www.oakparktownship.org.

 

Please review our volunteer opportunities here.

 

Contact

General Information:
708.383.8005

Youth Services:
708.445.2727

Senior Services:
708.383.8060

Fax:
708.383.8062

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