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 $24.76 per hour

The Village of Orland Park provides and maintains over 60 village parks, over 30 miles of trails, 139 athletic fields/courts, and approximately 300 acres of open space acquired through the Village Open Lands of Orland Park program. This equals over 600 acres of park space to meet the needs of residents and visitors of all ages and a variety of interests. Our Parks & Grounds department seeks an enthusiastic, hardworking, team oriented maintenance professional to join our team as a full-time Maintenance Worker I.

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 and 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.

Performance of general maintenance duties including but not limited to installation, measuring, grading and repair of concrete work; rough carpentry, demo, light plumbing and electrical repairs; environmental control of all Village properties and special event support/set up is essential.

Ordering parts, equipment, material and supplies as required; picking up, transporting and delivering goods and equipment as well using various technologies 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. If not already in possession, ability to obtain class "A" is required 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: $24.76 per hour ($51,500.80 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

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 Village of Orland Park


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting salary range: $110,000 - $125,000 +/- DOQ. Excellent benefit package.

Parks and Recreation Director, Woodbury, MN (pop. 69,426). Woodbury, incorporated in 1967, is one of the fastest growing cities in Minnesota, and the 9th largest city in the state. Over the past three decades the population has tripled, and is expected to exceed 85,000 by 2040. As the economic hub of the Twin Cities east metro, Woodbury is well known as a healthcare and retail destination with a diverse economy of many growing business sectors, including finance, light industrial, office/showroom and distribution.

Woodbury has been nationally recognized as a great place to live and raise a family with easy access to the metro area’s recreational and cultural activities. Recent recognitions include: Money Magazine 2017 Best Places to Live in U.S., National Civic League 2016 All-America City Award finalist, and an S&P AAA bond rating since 2009. Woodbury’s long-serving Parks and Recreation Director is retiring in fall 2018.

Woodbury has more than 3,300 acres of parks and open space, 152 miles of trails and 123 athletic fields and courts. It also operates an 18-hole golf course, a field house and hockey complex, as well as an indoor park with playground, meeting rooms, and amphitheater connected to a YMCA, county library and early childhood center. The Parks and Recreation Department includes four divisions: Eagle Valley Golf Course, the indoor intergovernmental Central Park, Health East Sports Center and Recreation. The Director’s responsibilities are wide ranging, and include providing leadership in parks planning, development and oversight of a comprehensive and high quality recreation system. The City’s parks and recreation offerings enjoy wide community support, and are viewed as an essential part of Woodbury’s quality of life.

Woodbury is a full-service city. In addition to Parks and Recreation, services also include Public Safety (Police, Fire, EMS), Engineering, Public Works, Community Development, Information & Communications Technology, Finance and Administration (HR, legal, clerk). The Parks and Recreation Director is responsible for leading a department of 20 full-time and part-time employees, as well as managing approximately $6.9 million in operating, capital and enterprise budgets. The position reports to the City Administrator.

Qualified candidates should have: • A Bachelor’s degree in parks and/or recreation management, sports management, or related field; a Master’s degree is desired;
• Experience managing enterprise-based, or self-supporting recreation programs, is a plus; • Eight or more years of increasingly responsible experience in the management of a public parks and recreation system, or similar client-based organization, is desirable; • Experience developing and/or managing complex budgets in a municipal or park district setting; • Minimum of three years supervisory experience; • A collaborative and communicative approach to work; • Comfort working with an array of stakeholders including elected officials, residents and intergovernmental contacts; and • Passion for a fast-paced, demanding and rewarding environment.

Starting salary range: $115,000 - $130,000 +/- DOQ. Excellent benefit package. Candidates should apply on line by September 12, 2018 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240.

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 City of Woodbury


Lee Szymborski

 Closing Date

September 12, 2018


Location: Reports to Greenhouse, 259 S. Russell Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 Hours: Monday – Friday 6:30am-3pm; some overtime and weekends may be necessary Salary: $17.50/hour

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture or related field or three years related experience or equivalent combination of both. A minimum of two years’ experience supervising staff. General knowledge of plant identification and proper care as well as proper use of tools required. Ability to obtain (within six months) and maintain a Pesticide Operator’s License. Horticulturist shall be in good physical condition. A valid Illinois State Driver’s License is also required.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Horticultural Supervisor, the Horticulturist is responsible for planting, cultivating, maintaining and harvesting landscape plants such as perennials, annuals, indigenous plants, and shrubs in environmentally controlled structures and throughout Park District facilities and parks by performing various duties. Supervisory skills are required. This position requires participation in the weekend greenhouse care rotation which requires some weekend work. This is an at-will position.

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 Fox Valley Park District


Jadie Aguilar

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting $22-24/hr DOQ plus Benefits

A Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture or related field or three years related experience or equivalent combination of both. A minimum of two years’ experience designing and installing plant beds. General knowledge of plant identification and proper care as well as proper use of tools required. Ability to obtain (within six months) and maintain a Pesticide Operator’s License.. A valid Illinois State Driver’s License is also required.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Parks, the Horticulturist is responsible for planting, cultivating and maintaining landscape plants such as perennials, annuals, indigenous plants, and shrubs in environmentally controlled structures and throughout Park District facilities and parks by performing various duties. Other duties to include general park maintenance, special events, snow removal and ice control as well as ice making in the winter.

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 Niles Park District


Matthew Schiller

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $15-17 per hour DOQ plus benefits

Parks Laborer $15-17 per hour DOQ plus benefits Under the direct supervision of the designated crew leader and the general direction of the Superintendent of Parks, this postion is responsible for performing a variety of manentance and/or repair work to park properties and equipment.

Qualifications: Employee must be at least 18 years old. High school graduate, or equivalent is required. Three years parks experience and advanced training is preferred. Employee must have a valid Illinois driver's license and be able to provide own transportation to and from work. Employee must be able to obtain an Illinois Pesticide Operator's license within six months of hire. Upon conditional job offer, candidtate will be subject to a thorough pre-employement physical examination and criminal background check.

Essential Functions: Receives instructions from the Superintendent of Parks, or designated crew leader regarding daily work assignments.

Works in all areas of the Parks Department including buildings, landscaping, turf, playgrounds and athletic field maintencance.

Ensures that accidents and injuries are tended to and reported immediately.

Operates all district equipment including: trucks, power mowers, tractors, edgers, trimmers, power tools, snow blowers, etc.

Provides landscaping care to flower/shrub beds in parks and facilities.

Maintains safe path systems via blowing, sweeping, and picking debris and litter.

Removes all refuse and debris from all park areas and facilities on a daily/weekly/or biweekly basis(as needed).

Safely and appropriately apply pest and weed controls as needed to properties.

Provide safe, prompt, and efficient snow/ice removal services in winter.

Maintain all park equipment to highest standards.

Gain knowledge of Park District policies and procedures and adhere to them at all times. Perform all duties within district rules and regulations, in the safest possible manner, and report to supervisor all hazardous conditions.

Employee will be expected to work or be on call during non-traditional hours as necessary.

Cognitive Functions: Employee must be skilled in the use of computers for record keeping, reporting and communications as needed.

Employee must possess time management and organizational skills to perform effectively all responsibilities.

Employee must possess excellent problem solving skills and have the capacity to act in a rational, thoughtful manner in all high stress or emergency situations.

Employee is expected to represent the Niles Park District in the most professional manner at all times.

Niles Park District Contact Matt Schiller 847-647-6777 Closing Date Open Until Filled

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 Niles Park District


Matthew Schiller

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled