Bloomingdale Park District Parks and Facility Maintenance I Job Description
Department: Parks and Planning Accountable to: Director of Parks and Planning 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.
FUNCTION: The Parks and Facility Maintenance 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.
QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate or equivalent. Three years of public grounds and/or facility maintenance preferred. Must have and maintain valid Illinois Drivers License. Must be capable of acquiring and maintaining current CPR certification. Must be capable of acquiring and maintaining Illinois Pesticide License.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Perform the job in compliance with District policies, procedures, work rules and employee manuals. • Perform the job in compliance with District Safety Policies and Procedures • Adhere to and actively enforce safety procedures of the District and its overall risk management program. • Demonstrate and support the Park District’s mission statement, vision, and core values. • Ability to inspect, identify, and perform repair needs on all park district assets. • Perform tasks involving the use of acquired skills in carpentry, plumbing, electrical and general maintenance. • Must be able to safely perform duties in the presence of the general population and or park patrons in public areas. • Capacity to utilize effective time management skills and be able to work under the stress of multiple deadlines, requests from others, interruptions, and work with accuracy and efficiency. • Exercise considerable independence in performing duties. • Ability to operate all District vehicles and equipment. • Perform general building maintenance including mechanical, plumbing, and carpentry. • Maintain Park District turf areas including mowing, trimming, seeding and fertilizing. • Perform landscape maintenance to include watering, mulching, weeding, planting of flowers, and trimming of trees & shrubs. • Maintain and groom athletic fields including aerating, rolling, and striping. • Assist in maintenance of playground equipment to include safety inspections and repairs. • Removing all refuse and trash from parks and playgrounds. • Training in CPR/AED/First aid is required • Must be flexible with schedule changes extra hours, and emergency calls. • Assist in training of employees on all District vehicles and equipment. • Perform other duties and functions as directed.
• Promote park district facilities and programs and maintain a positive public appearance. • Attend conferences, seminars, workshops, webinars as they pertain to the position. • Work in a cooperative effort or assisting manner toward continually improving park district facilities and programs. • Maintain the facilities in a clean and safe environment for patrons and employees. • Assist with horticultural tasks. • Assist with construction and maintenance of park and playground equipment. • Assist with repair of buildings, roof, doors, windows, and electrical or plumbing. • Remove snow and ice from and salt/ice melt walks, drives and paths. • Create and maintain outdoor ice surfaces for skating. • Complete Accident/Incident Reports when necessary. • Provide courteous customer service to patrons. • Capacity to maintain positive and effective working relationship with supervisors and colleagues. • Ability to work harmoniously with fellow employees, patrons, community groups, and other units of local government. • Ability to communicate effectively within various settings, from one-on-one to small group configurations. • Capacity to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations.
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 $14.13 – 21.20 per hour depending on qualifications, plus Bloomingdale Park District benefit package.
• May experience added stress and pressure in situations of an emergency or during busy times with multiple functions being required at one time
• Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time, prioritize and complete them in a timely fashion.
• Ability to think independently and determine what tasks must be completed.
PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: • Heavy work, lifting up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 20 pounds constantly • General work areas outdoors with frequent exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions, mud, dirt, dust various living and decaying organic materials. • General work areas indoors with frequent exposure to dirt, dust, fumes, exposure to chemicals such as chlorine, acids, pesticides, fertilizers, cleaning solutions, petroleum products, etc. • Personal protective equipment and clothing is required as it pertains to the particular duty including but not limited to: Ear plugs or ear covers Safety goggles, glasses or face shield Protective footwear, chain saw chaps, latex gloves Painting and spraying respirator Knee pads, and protective suit Harness and fall protection and or confined space equipment
• Work area is both indoors and outdoors. Indoors and vehicles are smoke-free environments. Outdoors at all park district locations approximately 90% of the time.
• Frequent exposure to nature and potentially extreme weather conditions.
• Exposure to various chemicals with appropriate PPE personal protective equipment (i.e., fertilizers, weed killers, pool chemicals, cleaning agents, and oil fuels). • Exposure to noise distractions from employees, patrons or equipment operation • Protective clothing and equipment is required as it pertains to a particular job duty and may include earplugs, or ear covers, helmets, respirators, safety goggles/glasses, chaps, leather type work boots, protective gloves, and disposable overalls • Workers are allowed and encouraged to use mechanical or manual assists for lifting above 50 pounds as a guideline. Working in teams also provides assistance with heavier activities
Character Strength Completes work according to priorities without procrastination over undesirable tasks. Demonstrates personal integrity in all interactions. Maintains confidences.
Composure Controls temper, effectively manages stress so that it does not interfere with work performance.
Emotional Maturity Willingly accepts a variety of assignments and/or schedules. Demonstrates tolerance and patience in dealing with others. Responds positively to requests.
Interpersonal Skills Demonstrates skills in developing relationships with others to facilitate the completion of the work.
Memory Recall Recalls details of procedures and training and consistently follows established methods in task completion.
Mental Alertness Demonstrates ability to increase level of problem solving, building on past experiences.
Motivation Sets personal goals to challenge own development.
Realistic Takes on an appropriate share of the work without being taken advantage of. Strives to improve personal performance.
Scanning Accuracy Identifies patterns and trends affecting the work. Produces accurate work. Demonstrates ability to closely follow procedures.
Sensitivity Shows concern for the ideas and feelings of others and how it impacts getting the job done.
Success Orientation Sets personal standards for quality, quantity, and timeliness of work to challenge self to greater levels of performance. Improves the way the job is done.
Teamwork Makes contributions towards team success. Keeps commitments to aid in team accomplishments.
Technical Skill Applies education, training, and experience toward mastery of job requirements.
Verbal Ability Communicates technical information to non-technical audiences clearly and concisely.
Work Habits Organizes work to ensure completion of assigned tasks; maintains order and safety. Adapts priorities to respond to changing circumstances.
Work Terms Demonstrates a knowledge of business vocabulary necessary to relate to business operations.