Job Title: Parks Supervisor
Location: 142 S. Stonington Dr. Palatine, IL 60074
Reports To: Director of Parks & Planning
Salary Range: $18-20
The Parks Supervisor is a hands-on position responsible for the maintenance of six (6) parks, landscaping, turf maintenance, construction projects, and assistance with special events at agency facilities. The Parks Supervisor is under the direct supervision of the Director of Parks & Planning but is granted opportunities for independent supervision over part-time and seasonal staff in related areas of responsibility.
The Parks Supervisor is responsible for assisting in the development, budgeting, and organization of a variety of maintenance programs.
Examples of work including but not limited to:
· Record keeping.
· Documented inspections.
· Safety and Personal Protection Training.
· Mowing and trimming.
· Golf course maintenance.
· Tree and shrub maintenance.
· Fertilizer and Chemical Application.
· Flower bed maintenance.
· Garbage and litter removal.
· Interior maintenance such. as painting and cleaning.
· Small equipment repair.
· Snow plowing operations.
Maintains a thorough understanding of the park district policies and operations. Assists with enforcing and interpreting those policies as needed.
Assists with development of annual departmental and safety goals.
Attends and participates in the Safety Committee meetings.
Continues education by attending classes, seminars, or conferences related to the position.
Maintains a tidy and organized workshop with the required inventory of tools, equipment, and supplies.
Assigns work, supervises, performs, and trains seasonal maintenance employees involved in ground maintenance as required.
Ability to maintain a positive working relationship with other staff.
Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration; accepts responsibility for own actions; and follows through on commitments.
Fosters a working environment that promotes safe work habits and active participation in the agency’s risk management program.
Must use good safety awareness, judgment, and follow policies, and report potentially unsafe conditions.
Use all equipment following manufacturer safety instructions.
Participates in the evolving development of departmental safety and emergency procedures.
Maintains a working knowledge of all general agency and department-specific safety rules.
Attends required safety program and in-service education meetings.
Prepares monthly reports as requested.
Prepares schedules, routines, and special reports as directed.
On call nights and weekends, as needed.
Perform other duties and functions as requested.
Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience in landscape maintenance or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge and skill of grounds work.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Possession of a valid Illinois driver’s license.
Must obtain a valid Illinois Pesticide Operators License within 6 months of hiring.
Required to work in all weather conditions, including cold and hot temperatures. Will be exposed to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions.
The employee shall be considered “on duty” whenever a need exists for their services as scheduled. This will require non-traditional work hours that will be consistent throughout the year. Work hours are typically Monday – Friday, 6:00am to 2:00pm. Additionally, weekend and holiday hours are scheduled as needed through the summer months.
What we offer
Excellent benefits, such as health, vision, and dental insurance.
Paid vacation, sick time, and personal days.
Complimentary program and facility usage opportunities.
A collaborative environment with opportunities for growth.