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 $16.00 HR

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A high school diploma/GED is required and any equivalent of technical school degree or work experience in a related trade and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

The Parks Laborer must be a self-starter and recognize and recommend needed repairs and maintenance. He/she must have the ability to work independently and complete assigned park maintenance under minimal supervision.

Must Obtain Pesticide Operators License within 12 months of hire.

All full-time employees must pass a criminal background check, drug test, and physical exam, all of which are paid for by the Glencoe Park District.

Certifications/License Required: Class D Driver’s License

Required Skills Experience operating equipment, performing general labor, landscaping or specialized trade skills is desired. This is an entry level position in the Parks Department, the employee would receive extensive on the job training.

The Parks Laborer is responsible for completing assigned routine maintenance tasks including, turf maintenance/sports field maintenance, irrigation maintenance, seasonal fountain maintenance, playground maintenance, special event setup, purchasing, snow removal and Zamboni operations, herbicide application. In addition to parks specific trade work. Additional duties may be assigned by the Director of Parks & Maintenance.


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 Glencoe Park District


Anthony Marx

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $10.00 / Hr.

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Niles Park District is excited to offer an array of summer internship opportunities for current college students and recent graduates. Enthusiastic and driven applicants are encouraged to submit their credentials for openings in the following areas:

  • Athletics

  • Aquatic Facility Operations

  • General Recreation and Summer Camps

  • Golf Course Operations

  • Ice Rink Operations

  • Groundskeeping

  • Tennis Facility Operations

Interns can expect to work 20-35 hours per week. Specific job responsibilities will vary by facility. Interns will gain experience across a wide range of essential tasks, including: revenue & inventory control, programming, staff supervision, customer service, special event planning & implementation, and marketing. Requirements applicable to all positions include:

  • Area of study in Recreation / Leisure Studies or related field.

  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Must be able to respectfully and effectively communicate with fellow staff, program participants, and facility users of all ages.

  • Must have current CPR / AED and First Aid certification (or be able to attend Niles Park District training to become certified).

For more information, or to apply, please contact Peter Dubs at 847-583-2735 or email

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 Niles Park District


Peter Dubs

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Parks Maintenance Level 1

Please apply for this position on-line at

Summary: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Parks & Properties & the Parks Foreman, the Parks Maintenance Level 1 shall perform maintenance tasks which include, but are not limited to repairs, improvement of grounds, facilities, and buildings, construction projects, maintenance of operating equipment, and landscaping.

The Parks Department employee is normally scheduled to work from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. of each workday, Monday through Friday. Overtime may be required.

Supervisor: The Parks Department Maintenance Employees report to the Park Foreman, Superintendent of Parks and Properties and the Executive Director.

Qualifications: Minimum includes completion of a high school education and knowledge of turf, trees, shrubs, flowers, building maintenance, equipment operation, carpentry or construction.

Essential Functions: Personnel:

  1. Full-time personnel will be assigned specific work crews consisting of part-time or seasonal employees. The full-time personnel will supervise these work crews. More than one full-time staff member may be assigned to a specific crew.

  2. Perform work in general construction, maintenance, repairs, and landscaping.

  3. Operate and maintain motorized equipment.

  4. Perform custodial maintenance, general maintenance, and repairs for continual upkeep and cleanliness of buildings, grounds, and facilities including soccer fields, football fields, tennis courts, Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course, and Moore Park Spray Ground, and Skate Park.

  5. Plant & maintain trees.

  6. Install and repair playground equipment and surfacing. Safety inspections of all playground equipment will be performed by a certified playground safety inspector.

  7. Remain on call for snow removal, repairs and maintenance as deemed necessary.

Safety Program:

  1. Understand the Park District’s safety procedures and requirements. This includes completion and follow-through on all accident reports, emergency safety procedures, reporting of hazardous equipment, facilities or conditions, and the conduct of any employee under their supervision. Report all incidents and potential hazards to the Safety Committee as soon as possible.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Handling Park District materials up to 100 pounds. Assistance will be provided when necessary (mechanical or team-lift).

  2. Ability to operate Park District vehicles.

Cognitive Considerations:

  1. Resolve differences and problems that arise with patrons and work together with other employees.

  2. The Parks Department employees must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.

  3. Exposed to elements when performing outdoor functions these conditions include lighting and temperature. Some activities are performed indoors.

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 Geneva Park District


Ken Kerfoot

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Job Title: Park Maintenance Laborer – Part Time Classification: Part Time, Non-Exempt Department: Parks and Planning

SUMMARY: The Park Maintenance Laborer is responsible for assisting the full time park maintenance staff with the grounds keeping operations of the Park District, including athletic field preparation, landscaping, mowing, winter snow removal, and general park and facility maintenance.

SUPERVISORY: The Park Maintenance Laborer reports directly to the Director of Parks and Planning. This position will also be supervised by a designated full time park maintenance employee.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Communicate with the Director of Parks and Planning regularly on Park District matters. • Perform grounds keeping operations for the Park District. This includes, but is not limited to: a) Athletic Field Maintenance: baseball ball diamond infields, soccer fields, football fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, and installation and maintenance of necessary apparatus of each field use. b) Landscape Maintenance: soil grading and preparation, tree plantings, tree trimming, tree watering, mulch bed maintenance, and flower bed maintenance. c) Mowing and trimming turf grass. • Assist Recreation Department requests for set-up, construction, and repair of special event props. • Demonstrate exceptional customer service and communication skills. • Support the District’s safety initiative including adhering to policies and procedures, performing your job in a safe manner, attending required training, seeking additional training as needed, promptly reporting accidents/incidents, and proactively addressing hazards in the workplace. • Comply with all District policies and procedures in the employee handbook

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Perform other duties as assigned.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. • Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS: • Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. • Perform duties that require physical manual labor. • Drive motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. • Perform duties that require being exposed to outdoor elements. • Perform lifting tasks up to 50 pounds. • Utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required.

HOURS: The Park Maintenance Laborer is an hourly, part time position working 24-29 hours/week. Evening and weekend hours may be required to assist the District with special events, snow cleanup, and athletic field preparations.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: • Must be at least 18 years of age and in good physical condition with sufficient strength to lift and carry 50 pounds. • Valid Illinois State Drivers License (Class D) required.

The Oak Brook Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

*If interested, please contact Bob Johnson at 630-645-9540,

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 Oak Brook Park District


Bob Johnson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $15.18 - $18.50 per hour

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The Maintenance Specialist is full-time, year round position responsible for administering and performing all aspects of facility maintenance duties as related to the Belvidere Park District Parks Department. The Maintenance Specialist also assists in the supervision of seasonal and part-time staff.

Hours: Primary Hours are Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. However, hours may vary to cover nights, weekends, emergencies, special events and holidays.

Starting Pay Scale: $15.16 - $18.50 per hour based on experience.

Job Requirements:
•Must be 18 years of age or older. •High school diploma or equivalent. •Two years’ experience in facility maintenance and repair. •Must possess or be able to obtain within six months an Aquatics Facility Operators Certification. •Valid IL Class A Driver's License (or able to obtain within three months) and good driving record. •Basic Knowledge of principles relating to HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems. •Considerable working knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in facility maintenance and repairs. •Ability to follow standard safety practices and procedures common to the maintenance field. •Must frequently lift/ or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/ or move, with assistance more than 80 pounds. •Must be able to perform these physical duties with little or no assistance. •Ability to apply good judgement and practical knowledge to resolve unusual or irregular problems in the area of work assigned. •Ability to work in several environmental extremes, typical with working in the Midwest climate. •Possess a basic knowledge of computers and the skills to use this tool in the application of data processing and communication. (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook) •Medic First Aid/CPR/AED Certification (or equivalent) is required within 30 days of employment. If you are not already certified, training will be provided.

This is an hourly, non-exempt position that reports to the Buildings Foreman. This position includes an excellent benefits package. To apply, complete an online application on our website at Job ID 391

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 Belvidere Park District


Kim Kirkpatrick

 Closing Date

April 28, 2019