SUMMARY The Maintenance Worker performs maintenance and repair of preserve grounds and facilities. Employees perform tasks in preserves and natural areas.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Maintains preserve areas including turf, trees, play fields, preserve buildings, playgrounds, parking lots, winter sports areas and trails. Applies pesticides and herbicides. Performs inspections of grounds noting needed repairs, insuring preserve is free of hazards and is safe for public use. Operates mowers, tractors and other equipment used in grounds maintenance. Performs snow removal duties. Participates in natural resource management by participating in prescribed burns, clearing and invasive species control. Drives a motorized vehicle to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. Performs heavy lifting tasks up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
EXPERIENCE Possess minimum of high school diploma/GED. Two years of experience relating to grounds maintenance. Knowledge of methods, materials and equipment related to grounds maintenance. Ability to obtain an Illinois Public Pesticide Operators License. Possess a valid driver’s license and have ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License with an air-brake endorsement within six months.
HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at www.LCFPD.org. Completed applications must be submitted by Friday, October 27, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Applications are accepted only for posted positions.