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 $24.00 - $27.00 per hour

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JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems, water supply networks, swimming pool mechanical systems and waste and drainage systems per proper building / life safety codes as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified applicants must be at least 18 years of age with a valid IL driver’s license. Associates Degree or Journeyman Plumber status in plumbing / mechanical system trade or related field, or currently working towards completing Associates degree or Plumbing Trades Apprenticeship. At least 3 - 5 years relevant experience required in the plumbing trades.

PAY & SCHEDULING: This is a full-time position working Monday - Friday from 7:00 am until 3:30 pm. Additional availability required for overtime, special events, and emergencies. Schedule has potential to change based on seasonal demands. Target hiring range is $24.00 - $27.00 per hour dependent on qualifications.

BENEFITS WE OFFER: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO, Prescription Coverage, Dental Coverage, Vision Reimbursement Program, Life Insurance (basic & voluntary), Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF), Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF), 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan, ROTH IRA & Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Holidays, Personal Days, Vacation, Sick Time, Tuition Reimbursement, Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits

APPLY ONLINE! Visit us at – click on “Jobs” at the top of the page.

If interested, please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.

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 Glenview Park District


Dan Andres

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $17/hr + DOQ

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Lisle Park District is looking for a full-time Parks Specialist to join our Parks Department.

Please apply online at

Job duties include the following (and other duties as assigned):

Builds, installs, paints and maintains park facilities including play structures, benches, shelters, retaining walls, borders, drinking fountains, pathways, goal posts, piers, grills, fences and bridges. Installs and maintains trees, shrubs, turf grasses and flower beds. Trims and prunes trees and shrubbery. Performs a bi-monthly inspection of all assigned sites. Assists with the construction and maintenance of athletic fields. Performs daily inspection of mowers, tractors and trucks before use. May perform small engine repairs. Identifies tree and shrubbery illnesses and issues, troubleshoots and resolves. Troubleshoots and resolves site drainage issues. Performs masonry, carpentry and stone work to build and repair park facilities including shelters, retaining walls, borders, washrooms, sidewalks and curbs. Plows and removes snow and ice as required. Assists with special event preparation, operation and clean-up as required. Trains and delegates tasks to assigned seasonal and part-time employees.

Requirements: - Expertise typically acquired through completion of a high school program. Additional course work in horticulture or landscaping preferred. - Minimum of 2 years related work experience including experience in landscaping or grounds keeping. - Valid Illinois drivers license with excellent driving record. - Good speaking, hearing and vision ability, excellent manual dexterity, ability to lift and carry between 25 and 60 pounds frequently and over 60 pounds occasionally.

Pay rate is based on years of experience and skills. This is a full-time position offering health insurance, paid time off, IMRF pension and facility benefits.

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 Lisle Park District


Scott Hamilton

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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The Clarendon Hills Park District, which serves a family oriented community of 8500 citizens, has an opening for a full-time Landscape Specialist in the Park Maintenance Department.

The successful applicant must be knowledgeable in and have an advanced understanding of turf and landscape practices in order to provide vigorous and viable plant health. The candidate must also have an eye for detail, be technology savvy, able to collaborate with the public and employees, and have a mechanical aptitude.


The Landscape Specialist is responsible for performing and overseeing a variety of duties related to park landscapes, trees and turf as well as the installation and maintenance or repair of park district properties, district amenities and park equipment.


• A minimum of an Associate Degree in Turf or Ornamental Horticulture or Landscape Management or related field of study and have at least 1 year demonstrable turf, landscape and park maintenance experience.

• Have an Illinois Pesticide Public Applicators license with categories in Turf, Ornamentals, Right of Ways and Aquatics or be eligible to obtain such within three months of employment.

• Have or be eligible to obtain a valid Illinois driver’s license prior to employment.

• Have Supervisory experience.

• Preference will be given to certified individuals being members in good standing with an industry related professional society or association.

• Holders of certificates of completion in landscape management, horticultural sciences, or sports turf management with 2-5 years of park district related experience may be considered.

-Sample of Duties and Responsibilities:

• Supervise assigned staff and work with contractors

• Turf, plant and tree management following the District's Integrated Pest Management Program

• Provide creative and sustainable landscapes

• Maintain and repair plant beds, athletic fields, courts, playgrounds and buildings

• Operate and care for vehicles and park equipment

• Perform maintenance and mechanical repairs on vehicles and park equipment

• Perform janitorial duties and remove garbage and refuse

• Remove snow and ice from properties and maintain ice rinks

• Perform skilled and semi-skilled tasks; i.e., painting, carpentry, electrical, welding and plumbing

• Organize and maintain necessary records and follow written and verbal instructions

For consideration email (as a PDF), fax or mail your cover letter, resume, references and a completed application by September 6, 2019. Expecting to fill the position by October 30, 2019.

Application available at:

A complete job description will be provided to preferred applicants, others by request.

Candidates under consideration will be invited to complete additional knowledge and skills evaluations and asked to submit necessary documents for drivers abstract and background checks.

From the pool of candidates employment verification will be made, personal interviews may be offered, and onsite skills demonstrations may be required. Pending approval, the final candidate must pass a pre-employment physical and drug test.

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 Clarendon Hills Park District


Mike Fletcher
OFFICE: 630-323-2626 FAX: 630-323-5362

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,000 to $55,000 hiring range, (non-exempt, hourly rate $24 to $26.44)

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Education: At a minimum, High School diploma or equivalent (GED). Prefer an Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Turf Management, Horticulture or a related field.

Experience: Two to three years experience in performing skilled and semi-skilled ball field and landscape maintenance tasks, or education/training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Certifications: Must possess a valid Illinois Drivers' License and be able to obtain within six (6) months of employment a class "B" CDL (Commercial Driver License). Must obtain and keep current a Pesticide Applicator or Operator License within six (6) months of employment. Must be able to obtain and keep current CPR and AED certifications. Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical and drug test.

Other Qualifications: Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must possess strong communication skills and have the ability to effectively work with, lead and motivate others.


  1. Acts as a crew leader and has responsibility for the condition of all assigned athletic field areas.

  2. Trains, supervises, and monitors the work of assigned staff. Creates field maintenance schedules including weekend schedules.

  3. Inspects athletic areas on a regular basis and maintains inspection records. Performs ball field audits and keeps inspection and maintenance records.

  4. Grooms, waters, lines, and maintains all ball field infields.

  5. Inspects fields to insure smooth and hazard free dirt and turf playing fields.

  6. Lays out fields to proper dimensions and accurately lines soccer and football fields.

  7. Installs bases, pegs, foul poles, and other sports equipment.

  8. Performs repairs to turf, infield/outfield edges.

  9. Performs repairs to benches, fencing and back stop areas.

  10. Performs preventative maintenance on assigned equipment.

  11. Performs renovation and repair of fields including regrading infields, adding and replenishing infield mix, top dressing, replacing turf and other horticultural practices necessary to maintain ball fields.

  12. Responsible for "detailing" each athletic area on game days so that athletic area is in excellent condition.

  13. Applies pesticide applications as needed; documents applications.

  14. Maintains inventory and has custody of tools, equipment, and supplies.

  15. Responsible for operating heavy equipment such as backhoes and loaders.

  16. Orders materials and supplies; contacts vendors.

  17. Responsible for snow removal including plowing , snow blowing, plowing, shoveling, salting walkways and parking lots. May act as "Crew Chief" during snow removal operations.

  18. During winter months, assists the Parks Department staff with duties that may include pruning, mulching, painting, garbage removal, park clean-up and other duties as assigned by the Parks Supervisor.

  19. As requested, assists the Turf Specialist with turf repairs, sodding and seeding at various park locations.

  20. Utilizes standards set forth in the Park Operations Manual for all work.

  21. As assigned, acts as crew leader during special events.

  22. May be called on to report to work on an on-call basis for emergencies or as needed.

  23. Performs other duties as assigned.


Or go to, select the "jobs" tab on the bottom of home page to apply.

The Skokie Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Skokie Park District


Lynn Seebacher

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18.30 - $22.87

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JOB TITLE: Landscape Specialist 2 (FLSA Non-Exempt) R 8.18

SUPERVISOR: Horticulture and Turf Foreman


-Minimum high school graduate.

-Three or more years of experience required that demonstrates knowledge and skill in one or more of the following fields: plumbing, carpentry, electrical, landscape, HVAC, mechanical repair of vehicles and equipment, or specialized equipment operation experience.

-Knowledge of maintenance and layout of various outdoor recreation facilities.


-Good working knowledge of landscape and grounds, maintenance tools, equipment, shop and field practices.

-Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be at least 18 years old.

-Must be able to read, write, and speak English.

-Receive certification in chain saw operations within six months of employment.

-Valid Illinois driver’s license with knowledge of manual transmission required. Will need to obtain a Class C driver’s license. -Illinois pesticide operator’s license desirable and required within first 18 months of employment.


The Landscape Specialist 2 is responsible for maintenance of parks, landscaping, turf maintenance, construction projects, maintenance and special events for agency facilities and parks. The Landscape Specialist 2 is under the direction supervision of the Horticulture and Turf Foreman but is granted opportunities for independent supervision over full and part-time staff in related areas of responsibility.


The employee shall be considered to be on duty whenever a need exists for their services. This will require non-traditional work hours that will be consistent throughout the year. Typical hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


-Attendance at work site required every day, at scheduled start time.

-Performs routine and preventive maintenance and repairs to district lands, facilities and equipment.

-Mow and trim turf areas with tractors and small mowers.

-Makes and maintains ice rinks and assists with snow removal.

-Install, maintain and repairs general landscape improvements throughout the district.

-Install, maintain and repairs sports fields throughout the district.

-Make, install, maintain and repairs district signs.

-Assist with custodial tasks at all district facilities and grounds.

-Perform or assists in seasonal operations and special projects.

-Maintain effective two-way communication with immediate supervisors and assigned staff about concerns in the field.

-Communicate professionally with coworkers and the public.

-Train and supervises full-time, seasonal and part-time employees.

-Applies pesticides.

-Operate all equipment needed to complete park maintenance and repair tasks.

-Perform all maintenance tasks based on proficiency in related trade field.

-Submit and maintain accurate records and reports.

-Wear personal protective equipment for job function when needed.

-Be prepared to work after normal hours in case of emergency or weather related tasks.

-Upkeep and maintenance of our parks and facilities as assigned.

-Assist in the maintenance and in establishing a safe and clean environment for guests.

-Operates hand and power tools.

-Maintains athletic fields and turf.

-Maintains, cleans and repairs park shelters and historical buildings.

-Maintains and cleans maintenance equipment and vehicles.

-Operates automatic and manual transmission vehicles.

-Plants trees, shrubs, flowers, and other landscape materials.

-Performs custodial cleaning, grass mowing, general park and building maintenance.

-Assists other staff with maintenance and construction of the following: pavements, buildings, plumbing, carpentry, electrical and lighting, furnaces, ducts, pipe lines, water lines, shelters, benches, playground equipment, signs, fencing, plastering, drywall, painting, roofing and flooring. Sewers, and drainage structures, asphalt, concrete and brick paving, stone paths, etc.

-Attends and participates in special committee or other meetings as assigned.

-Performs the job safely and in compliance with Park District policies, procedures, work and safety rules.

-Special projects or other duties as assigned.

-Supports and exhibits the organizational values of respect, communication, integrity, innovation, recognition and appreciation, continuous learning, fun, empowerment and people.

-Snow removal in winter months.


-Proficient in basic transit and grading work.

-Performs tree trimming and removals.

-Operates tractors and other heavy machinery.

-Performs necessary/basic repairs on vehicles and maintenance equipment.

-Performs basic welding.

-Assists with snow removal and ice making procedures.

-Performs grading and leveling.

-Assists with playground construction.

-Demonstrate initiative, dependability, punctuality, and the ability to complete tasks assigned in a positive manner.


$18.30/hr - 22.87/hr DOQ

In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefits package including: Medical Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, or PPO, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Pension/Benefit Plan (IMRF), and more.


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 Wheeling Park District


Matt Smith

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled