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Lisle Park District is seeking a full-time Athletic Field Specialist to prepare athletic fields for play. Requires the use of judgment to prioritize work and meet deadlines.


  1. Prepares athletic fields for play including stripping, chalking, dragging and leveling fields. Will lay sod, spread seed, apply fertilizer and weed control. Will pump fields after rain.

  2. Maintains irrigation systems and troubleshoots as needed.

  3. Installs and maintains fencing around athletic fields.

  4. Maintains dug-outs.

  5. Contacts school coaches to discuss playability of fields.

  6. Maintains and inspects bleachers for safety.

  7. Maintains inventory of athletic field maintenance items including paint, chalk, and repair parts.

  8. Tracks field usage hours and material usage for park district reimbursement.

  9. Assists with special event preparation, operation and clean-up as required.

  10. Assists with snow and ice removal as required.

  11. Performs duties of a Parks Specialist as required in the off season.

  12. Trains and delegates tasks to assigned seasonal and part-time employees.

Qualifications: •Requires expertise typically acquired through completion of a high school program. •Minimum of 5 years related work experience including experience in athletic field maintenance and irrigation systems, landscaping, and grounds keeping. •Hands on experience with specialized field equipment, tractors, mowers, light and heavy trucks and a variety of hand and power tools. •Must possess a valid Illinois Driver's License. •Physical requirements include: good speaking, hearing and vision ability, excellent manual dexterity, ability to lift and carry between 25 and 60 pounds frequently and over 60 pounds occasionally. •Required to pass pesticide exam within 6 months of beginning employment. State Pesticide Operator's License is preferred. •Will require working outdoors in all weather conditions. Will work with exposure to chemicals including fertilizers, weed killers and cleaning agents.

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 Lisle Park District


Scott Hamilton

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 16.85 - 20.00/hr - depending on qualifications

To apply please complete an online employment application on our website:

Location: Eastside Oakhurst Maintenance Shop Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm Monday through Friday; Weekend availability required Salary: $16.85 - $20.00/hr.; Depending on Qualifications

Qualifications: Must be at least 21 years old. High School graduate or General Education Degree (GED) required. Must have a valid CDL Class “B” Illinois Driver’s license, with a Class “A” being preferred. If no current CDL, must be able to obtain within three months of hire. Familiarity with Aurora and surrounding area highly desired. Previous experience driving large trucks and/or heavy equipment preferred. Previous grounds maintenance experience also preferred. An Illinois Pesticide Operator’s License is also required or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire. Effective communication skills required with ability to supervise and/or train other staff. Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends, with overtime during prime seasons. Must be in good physical condition with ability to pass a pre-employment physical with drug screen. Ability to perform various duties outside in varying weather conditions including extreme heat, cold, rain, snow, etc.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Park Grounds Supervisor, the Garbage Truck Operator/Grounds Maintenance worker must be sufficiently skilled to operate the garbage truck and other heavy equipment as needed. Will perform a wide variety of maintenance tasks without supervision in addition to garbage truck duties. Other duties may include but not limited to; snow removal, trimming, mowing, minor repairs, preventative maintenance, inspections, etc. This position may be required to supervise/train part-time staff during peak season. This is an at-will position.

The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of more than 233,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s highest honor as a National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management. Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 165 parks and 48 miles of interconnected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Sharing the shores of the Fox River, our communities are united by the District’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible. The Fox Valley Park District … Where Fun Begins!

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 Fox Valley Park District


Lynn Fenton

 Closing Date

August 28, 2017

 $17.50/hr. - $20.00/hr. with excellent benifits

SUMMARY: The Deerfield Park District is seeking an experienced full-time Landscape Maintenance Specialist. This position is responsible for performing maintenance tasks of park grounds and facilities throughout the district including but not limited to: installation and maintenance of trees, shrubs, plant beds, wetlands, native plants, nature trails, application of chemical control including pre and post emergent herbicides, fungicides and insecticides, turf and athletic field maintenance including mowing, trimming, aerating, fertilizing, irrigation and over seeding. Other duties and responsibilities include: building/shelter repairs and cleaning, snow removal and ice rink maintenance.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be of sound physical condition in order to perform heavy manual labor in all types of weather conditions. Minimum high school graduate or equivalent. Must have a valid driver's license and be at least 18 years of age. Prior experience and knowledge of parks maintenance and native plants is preferred. Must have experience and ability in operating a variety of landscape equipment including tractors, skid steers, mowers, utility vehicles, trailers, hand power tools, chain saws, etc. Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, and public. Must be able to read, write and speak English. Must have or be able to obtain an Illinois Pesticide Operators License and Chain Saw Certification within first 6 months of employment.

HOURS: M - F, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Weekend and evening work as required.


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 Deerfield Park District


Jay Zahn
(847) 572-2670

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $330 per/week

Qualifications: Must be a student of an accredited university pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in Recreation, Leisure Services or a related field. All the necessary requirements must be met with respective college or university to be eligible. Must have a valid drivers license. First-Aid/CPR/AED certification is preferred, but will train.

Duties: The Winfield Park District is offering a professional internship to students working towards a degree within the field of parks and recreation. The internship will provide a well rounded experience in park district operations, administration, public recreation, safety, facility management, special events, fiscal management, marketing, maintenance and program management.

Internship opportunities are available in the spring, summer and fall.

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 Winfield Park District


Tom Bower

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


The Recreation Supervisor of Aquatics is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of a city-wide system of aquatics programming for all ages and abilities. This includes programming at 11 indoor pools involving more than 7,500 participants and 950 programs annually.

Key responsibilities includes the hiring, supervision and training of lifeguards, swim instructors, swim coaches, and fitness leaders; maintaining current aquatics programming; and developing and implementing new programs.

The ideal candidate has the experience and passion to manage the expansion of a successful urban aquatics program and is dedicated to providing all city residents with greater access to lifesaving aquatics skills.

Please submit all application materials to the following link:

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 Milwaukee Recreation


Brian Litzsey

 Closing Date

August 18, 2017