Under the direction of the Superintendent of Parks and Planning, the Parks Foreman will plan, organize, direct, and supervise the work of parks employees, assist in hiring, training, supervising and evaluating assigned staff, coordinate major maintenance functions of turf maintenance, outdoor ice rink, snow and ice removal, oversee application of pesticides, plan daily and weekly work schedules, assist in budget preparation, work with and assist crews as needed, motivate staff, maintain positive public relations, evaluate team, inspect exteriors of buildings, grounds, and work areas, and keep superintendent of Parks informed at all times. Maybe be required to work overtime during peak times.
Knowledge & Skills Required: Supervisory experience required. Experience in all phases of landscape work. Knowledgeable in plant management and horticulture. Hands-on experience in the operation and maintenance of trucks, tractors, and related equipment.
Education/Training: High School graduate, Bachelors Degree preferred. 3-5 years experience in work related to park maintenance required. Valid IL driver's license required. Current pesticide applicator's license (or ability to acquire within 90 days). Current Certified Playground Inspector certification required.