PALATINE PARK DISTRICT
Park Maintenance Horticulture Crew/Mowing Team Full-time Position
JOB DESCRIPTION Under the direction of the Horticulture Foreman, the Parks Maintenance I shall carry out general park maintenance of landscape, planting trees, shrubs and flowers, mowing, fertilizing trees and turf, sod installation, weed control, trimming, grading, operating special landscape equipment and work on irrigation equipment, making ice rinks and warming rooms and snow removal. In depth knowledge of annuals and perennials as well as care and maintenance. Work will include evenings and weekends when needed as well as assisting on special events, along with other Parks Department duties as assigned. Overtime will be required as needed. The Parks Maintenance I Horticulture Crew position is in the Parks Department and is a full-time, full-benefited non-exempt position.
QUALIFICATIONS High school graduate and minimum two (2) years work experience in a field related to parks maintenance required. A valid State of Illinois driver’s license (CDL Class B) required within twelve (12) months of employment. A valid Illinois Department of Agriculture Pesticide Operators’ License required within twelve (12) months of employment. A basic knowledge of grounds and maintenance plus knowledge of hand tools, grounds equipment and operation of trucks and tractors is a necessity. A basic understanding of mowing, string line trimming and turf maintenance. Employment contingent upon successful criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical. Palatine Park District participates in Department of Transportation random drug and alcohol testing program.
BENEFITS Excellent benefit package including: Retirement plan/paid days off (vacation, sick, holiday, personal), medical, dental and life insurance, free annual fitness center pass, free annual pool pass, and free and/or subsidized Park District activities and events for employee and family members. Apply online at palatineparks.org under the Job tab, Full-time. Closing Date: Until Filled Compensation: $18.27 - $19.87 per hour (depending on experience) The Palatine Park District is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer
Looking for a challenge? How would you like to work for the ninth largest Park District in the state of Illinois which includes over 1,500 acres, 90 parks, 63 playgrounds, multi-use trails, woodlands and restored prairies? We are looking for a Division Manager who will manage all parks and grounds maintenance work, special event equipment setup and special projects for those locations and schedule and manage assignments of work crews.
The preferred start date for this position is June 4, 2018. Plainfield Park District offers a generous benefits package including health, dental and vision plans, paid time off, work/life balance and IMRF.
Duties and Responsibilities include: Manages the parks budget for Parks and Grounds under the advisement of the Director of Parks and Planning. Assists in budget preparation for assigned categories, specifically forecasting parks and grounds improvements/repairs and expense associated, providing feedback and detail to the Director. Accountable for the establishment and evaluation of goals for assigned Parks categories. Ensures that goals and objectives are in alignment with District wide goals and objectives. Plans, organizes, directs activities for Parks and Grounds team; providing leadership to reporting supervisors ensuring that overall objectives are met on a consistent basis. Accountable for creating and maintaining timelines for completion of district parks/grounds projects; mowing, athletic fields, natural area management, park maintenance, garbage, snow removal and ice making schedules. Responsible for estimating project costs during the discussion/consideration phase of planning/forecasting. Expected to compare supplier material costs for best possible pricing. Responsible for providing recommendations on repair projects for district parks/playgrounds/recreational facilities; inclusive of inspection, analysis of estimated work and cost estimates. Manages work crews inclusive of training, work activities, projects and programs; monitors tasks performed by all assigned crew. Reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures and the operations and activities of the crew; recommends improvements and modifications.
Please review the job description including qualifications, physical demands and work environment on-line at plfdparks.org. Candidates may elect to submit their application and resume online or via USPS mail. Attn: Human Resources. 23729 W. Ottawa St, Plainfield, IL 60544.
Plainfield Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Primary Duties • Horticulture a. Landscape- Installation and maintenance of trees, shrubs, & landscape beds. Apply fertilizers & herbicides as required b. Native Areas- maintenance of prairies, woodlands, wetlands, & trails c. Ponds- maintain shorelines and aquatic vegetation d. Irrigation- maintenance & repair of irrigation systems e. Tree work- installation, removal, & pruning as required • Grounds a. Asphalt work- maintain all Park District parking lots/drives including, asphalt repairs, car stops, litter, and sweeping b. Signage- install and maintain Park District signage c. Fencing- install and maintain Park District fencing d. Drainage- installation and maintenance of above and below ground drainage e. Snow Removal- remove snow from parking lots, sidewalks, and pathways throughout the Park District as required • General a. Ability to operate tractors, skid loaders, trucks, mowers, and various hand tools including chainsaws. Be responsible for proper adjustments of equipment to accomplish tasks as required. b. Mowing and trimming using tractors, hand mowers, and trimmers c. Assists with special event set-up, operation, and clean-up as required d. Light construction - carpentry, concrete, and plumbing e. Removal of garbage and litter from park areas
• High school graduate or equivalent.
• Must be at least 18 years old.
• Must have minimum two years’ experience in park maintenance or related field.
• Must be able obtain an Illinois Pesticide Operator’s License, and be able to have flexible hours during prime seasons.
• Knowledge of native plant material and native area maintenance preferred.
• Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be able to provide own transportation.
For complete posting and to apply visit www.bartlettparks.org under the Employment tab.
The Pleasant Dale Park District is seeking an energetic candidate for the position of Full-time Superintendent of Parks and Facilities. The Superintendent is responsible for the coordination and implementation of all grounds keeping, maintenance needs, and custodial work for the district. This position is an "at will" employee which will require night and weekend hours and typically work more than 40 hours per week.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Candidate must be a minimum of 18 years of age and have 5 years’ experience in building and grounds maintenance and trades and 3 years’ experience in supervision of staff. Experience safely operating power tools and various machinery required. The Superintendent must be CPR/AED and First Aid Certified or ability to acquire within 3 months of hire. Candidate must also pass a physical examination, drug screening, and criminal background check. A valid state-issued driver's license and safe driving record required. Candidate must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, superiors, contractors, and the public.
Responsibilities: The Superintendent of Parks and Facilities will lead the maintenance staff in execution of all duties, including but not limited to: performing manual skilled and semi-skilled labor, routine landscaping, coordination with park district special events, spring and fall equipment and facility start-up and shutdown, snow removal, athletic field preparation, light construction, maintaining splash pad and park lighting, custodial services, preventative maintenance on vehicles and machinery, and building operations, all in various weather conditions. The position also requires administrative duties including departmental payroll, budgeting, and long-range planning.
This is an IMRF position and includes a competitive benefit package.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a current resume and letter of interest to: Matt Russian 7425 S Wolf Road Burr Ridge, IL 60527 or via email at email@example.com
Pleasant Dale Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing a variety of park labor duties to maintain and/or repair park properties and equipment. Maintenance Technicians are responsible for performing the duties outlined in this analysis. .
Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age, and have criminal background clearance. Must possess a valid Illinois Drivers License, with no revocation or suspensions within the last three years. Hours: Monday through Friday 7am - 3:30pm
Essential Functions: • Mowing park district turf. • Operation of park district vehicles and machinery. • Turf maintenance – fertilizing, seeding, aerating, weed eradicating. • Planting and trimming of trees and shrubs. • Repairing and installing park and playground equipment and site amenities. • Sports field preparation including dragging, rolling and marking lines. • Removing all garbage and refuse materials from parks and facilities. • Repair and routine maintenance of two outdoor pools, which includes keeping accurate records.. • Positive interaction and cooperation with all staff and the public. • Routine parks, facilities, and equipment cleaning maintenance and repairs. • Participation in the Park District Safety Program and its directives. • Meets and deals with the public in a professional, helpful and pleasant manner. Acts as a good will ambassador for the District at all times. • Maintains a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members.
$12.00 hour Apply online at mgparks.com