Under general supervision, this position is responsible for performing varied skilled and semi-skilled duties in maintenance and construction relative to Village-owned properties and equipment including, but not limited to, landscaping, horticulture, forestry, irrigation, pond shoreline restoration, playground equipment, athletic fields maintenance, and snow and ice removal. Work involves performance of duties of routine difficulty and is reviewed by the Operations Manager of the Parks & Grounds Department. This position may serve as a team leader for at least one crew of part-time and/or seasonal employees. Under certain conditions, this position may be required to perform duties of maintenance personnel in other classifications. In addition this position responds to work orders and internal requests for service in a prompt and professional manner, demonstrating continuous effort to improve operations, streamline work processes, and works cooperatively and jointly to provide quality, seamless service. Providing a high level of responsiveness to resident inquiries and complaints is a key role of this position.
This position operates light and heavy-duty motor vehicle equipment and tools including, but not limited to, pickup and dump trucks, backhoe, bobcat, front-end loader, tractors, field grooming equipment, roller, sod cutter, compressors, concrete saws, chainsaws, generators, pumps and aerial lifts in a safe and responsible manner.
Ordering parts, equipment, material and supplies as required; picking up, transporting and delivering goods and equipment as well using various technology to track work status and prepare forms and time audits are also duties of this position.
This position is required to perform all tasks safely with proper utilization of personal protective equipment (P.P.E). Training new and existing staff in current work methods to ensure conformance with accepted standards and performing other duties as assigned or as may be required.
This position requires a High School Diploma or G.E.D. along with at least 1-3 years related experience in a Parks/Grounds maintenance environment or other closely related field. This position also requires a class “A” Commercial Driver’s License with air brake, trailer and tanker endorsements within 6 months of employment. Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) and Pesticides Applicator preferred.
Experience and skill in the use of hand tools and in the operation of gasoline and electric powered tools and equipment is required. Prior experience with irrigation systems, horticulture/forestry, and playground equipment is highly preferred. Previous maintenance, landscape or construction experience preferred. Knowledge of construction techniques is also preferred. In addition the selected candidate must be able to maintain effective working relationships with others; maintain tact and composure in stressful situations; work within time constraints; work independently; communicate effectively with staff, contractors, outside organizations and the public in face-to-face, one- on-one settings, in group settings and/or using a telephone; follow verbal and written instruction; learn and follow department policies, procedures, rules and regulations; and make decisions in accordance with established policies.
This position requires both strength and endurance. The employee is required to frequently walk, run, crawl, perform overhead work, bend, stoop, kneel, stand, sit, twist, squat, climb, use heavy or vibrating tools. While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to continuously drive. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds, and push or pull up to one hundred pounds. The position will be required to occasionally use a respirator.
The employee regularly works outside and is frequently exposed to wet, hot, cold, and/or humid conditions. The employee frequently is exposed to mechanical moving parts as well as various agents and compounds, some of which could give off fumes. The employee is occasionally exposed to vibration or risk of electrical shock. Pay rate is $24.22 per hour ($50,377.60 annual). This full-time position is eligible for the Village of Orland Park’s comprehensive employee benefits program which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and an employee wellness program. Retirement benefits through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) are provided along with the option to participate in a 457(b) plan with options through Nationwide, ICMA-RC, Mass Mutual, or AXA Advisors are also available. The Village of Orland Park also provides for paid vacation, personal, sick days, and holidays.
Interested candidates may complete an online application by visiting our career portal at www.orlandpark.org/jobs
DUTIES: Under the direction of the Director for Parks, Recreation and Fleet Services, the Superintendent of Parks, Buildings and Grounds is responsible for the overall capital improvements, maintenance and repair of all indoor and outdoor Village facilities including Village buildings, playgrounds, ball fields, shelters, 2 community centers, and the community swimming pool. The successful candidate will have a complete understanding of park maintenance operations, construction management, and ball field and landscape maintenance; he or she will also be knowledgeable in the areas of plumbing, HVAC and aquatic systems. The candidate must have a thorough understanding of personnel management, budgeting, pertinent safety precautions, and must possess good written and oral communication skills; this person must recruit, train, and evaluate qualified staff, as well as purchase supplies and equipment according to the Village’s purchasing guidelines. The successful candidate must be able to evaluate and make adjustments within the department so that the total program operates efficiently and creates and environment of success. He or she must be able to coordinate their responsibilities and projects with all Village departments including Police, Fire, Public Works and Economic/Community Development.
QUALIFICATIONS: A BA/BS in Park Management, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Turf Grass Management, Horticulture, or a related field is preferred. A candidate that is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional is preferred (or certification must be obtained within one year after hire), and will have had a minimum five years of responsible administrative or supervisory experience in parks, buildings and grounds management. Candidate must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and must have a valid driver’s license. This is an at-will position. The Village of Villa Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For the job description please go to: www.invillapark.com/DocumentCenter/View/4751
APPLY TO: Greg Gola, Director of Parks, Recreation and Fleet Services Village of Villa Park 338 N. Iowa Ave Villa Park, Il, 60181 Gregg@invillapark.com
Please send letter of interest, resume and references via e-mail or the address above. Include “Parks Superintendent Opening” in the subject line.
Bloomingdale Park District
Parks and Facility Maintenance I General Laborer
Summary Job Description
POSITION SUMMARY: Parks maintenance positions at the Bloomingdale Park District demand efficient, courteous, and safe performance of the duties assigned to each specific position as well as general responsibilities related to maintaining safe, clean, and attractive parks and facilities. All Parks Department employees are expected to exercise sound judgment and decision making in the best interest of the Park District and its patrons. Parks Department employees are responsible for the appearance of all Park District facilities. The General Laborer position will be responsible for weekly work, Inspections, Projects, Construction and other various miscellaneous tasks necessary to the Bloomingdale Park District.
FUNCTION: The Parks and Facility Maintenance General Laborer I staff member is responsible for maintaining, repairing and improving the parks and facilities of the Bloomingdale Park District. Each Bloomingdale Parks Department employee is expected to arrive at work punctually and prepared with a plan for the coming day’s activities. Performance will be evaluated on demonstrated skills, the efficiency and effectiveness in which work is completed, and the employee’s ability to manage their time in a manner that maximizes productivity and controls labor and material costs to the organization. The Parks and Facility Maintenance I General Laborer staff member is responsible for planning, coordinating, budgeting and directing staff in the maintaining, repairing and improving of the parks and amenities within the Bloomingdale Park District.
HOURS OF WORK AND COMPENSATION: This position requires non-traditional work-week schedules, dependent on seasonal maintenance needs of the Bloomingdale Park District. Pay ranges from $12.98-$14.90 per hour depending on qualifications, plus Bloomingdale Park District benefit package.
FOR A FULL JOB DISCRIPTION AND APPLICATION PLEASE VISIT:
TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS AND RESUMES: Please email, mail or drop off applications and resumes with cover letter to Brian Roche, Assistant Director of Parks and Planning at Brian@BloomingdaleParks.org , 172 South Circle Avenue Bloomingdale IL 60108.
THE BLOOMINGDALE PARK DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Under the direct supervision of the Park Specialist II and the general direction of the Superintendent of Parks, the Park Specialist I position is responsible for performing a variety of maintenance and/or repair work of park properties and equipment.
QUALIFICATIONS: Employee must be at least 21 years old. High school graduate required. 3 years parks experience and advanced training preferred. Employee must have a valid Illinois License and be able to provide own transportation to and from work. Must be able to obtain an Illinois Pesticide Applicator’s License in turf and right of way within six months of hire. A thorough pre-employment physical examination and criminal background check will be required after conditional job offer.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Receives instruction from the Parks Specialist II regarding work assignments.
Works in all areas of the Parks Department including buildings, landscaping, landscape, and turf field maintenance.
Ensures that accidents and injuries are tented to and reported promptly.
Operates all District’s vehicles and equipment: trucks, power mowers, tractors, edgers, hedge trimmers, snow blowers, front end loaders, wood chippers, trimmers, back hoe, chain saws, etc.
Provides flower, tree and shrub care in parks and facilities including watering, weeding, planting, trimming/pruning and chipping for disposal.
Maintains paths by blowing or sweeping debris and garbage.
Removes all refuse and debris from parks and facilities weekly/biweekly. Safely and correctly apply herbicide and pesticide. Provide safe and efficient snow and ice removal practices in winter months.
Execute playground inspections and document repair problems as documented
Gain knowledge and understanding of Park district policies and procedures and see that they are adhered to at all times.
Able to operate and maintain all grounds maintenance equipment including power mowers, tractors, edgers, hedge trimmers, snow blowers, etc.
Employee will be at times expected to work or be on call during non-traditional hours (evenings, weekends, etc.)
Perform all duties within the rules and regulations of the District’s Safety program and immediately report any hazardous situations to supervisor. The safety of staff and participants is a continuing responsibility of all employees
COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS: Employee must be skilled in the use of computers for record keeping, report writing, and communication.
Employee must possess time management and organizational skills to effectively perform his/her job responsibilities.
Employee must possess good problem solving skills and have the capacity to act rationally and calmly in high stress and/or emergency situations.
Employee must be able to represent the West Chicago Park District in a professional manner.