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We are excited to expand our landscape team with a new full time position! To apply, please visit and select the Full Time link.

Job Title: Landscape I
Grade: 2
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Parks & Golf Operation

Reports to: Landscape Maintenance Supervisor or Lead Landscape Worker
Supervises: Seasonal part-time staff as assigned

Performs semi-skilled landscape and golf course maintenance at all parks and facilities as directed by the Landscape Maintenance Supervisor. Constructs ice rinks and performs snow removal.

Maintains turf areas including mowing, trimming, aerating and spraying for weeds.
Inspects parks and clean up debris.
Plants materials such as flowers, trees, shrubs, grass, etc.
Prunes hedges and trees.
Maintains irrigation systems and repair.
Participates in snow removal operations.
Participates in ice rink maintenance.
Inspects, cleans, maintains and performs routine maintenance on equipment.
Identifies turf and ornamental diseases and treats as necessary.
Operates equipment such as: riding mowers, trimmers, chain saw, power washer, snow blower.
Operates Des Plaines Park District vehicles
Cleans buildings and restrooms and needed.

Assists other work crews as needed.
Assist administrative staff with special maintenance requests.
May be required to perform overtime work as requested or required.
Attend related training to expand skills and knowledge
Assist patrons with providing information as requested.
Follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Park District Safety and Crisis Manuals
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Member of a Park District committee as assigned.

Education: High School diploma or equivalent (GED)
Experience: Six months related experience; Possess mechanical skill and knowledge of turf and landscape equipment and tools.
Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certified, Classes available through Park District upon hire; Valid Illinois Driver’s License; Illinois Pesticide Operator License within six months of hire

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 Des Plaines Park District


Nicole McNulty

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $23 - $25/hr

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At Deerfield Park District, we provide outstanding parks, services, facilities, and recreation programs that enrich lives, promote healthy living and inspire memorable experiences. We are looking for hard working, caring people that support our mission.

The Parks Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing maintenance tasks of park grounds and facilities throughout the district including but not limited to: installation, maintenance and repair of landscaping, playgrounds, athletic fields, hard surface courts, park amenities, fencing, signage, drainage, concrete, and asphalt.

Other duties and responsibilities include building shelter repairs, cleaning, painting, carpentry, tree trimming, and removals, turf and athletic field maintenance including mowing, trimming, aerating, fertilizing, irrigation, over seeding, application of chemical control including pre- and post-emergent herbicides, fungicides and insecticides along with snow removal, ice rink maintenance and garbage/refuse removal. The full list of essential functions and marginal functions will be reviewed prior to hire.

Applicants must be of sound physical condition in order to perform heavy manual labor in all types of weather conditions.
Minimum High School Graduate or equivalent.
Must have a valid Driver’s License and be at least 18 years of age.
Prior experience and knowledge of parks maintenance and native plants is preferred.
Must have experience and ability in operating a variety of landscape equipment including tractors, skid steers, riding mowers, utility vehicles, trailers, hand power tools, chain saws, etc.
Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers and public.
Must be able to read, write and speak English and bilingual Spanish a plus.
Must be able to obtain an Illinois Pesticide Operators License and Chain Saw Safety Certification within the first year of employment.

Full-Time, Non-Exempt Position.
Hours are M – F, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Weekend and evening work as required.
Rate of Pay: $23.00//hr. - $25.00/hr. depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefit package.

Excellent benefit package including: Retirement Plan, Paid days off (vacation, sick, holiday), medical, dental and life insurance, free annual fitness center pass, pool pass and free and/or subsidized Park District activities and events for employee and family members. And much more. Open until filled.

Apply online at

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 Deerfield Park District


Jay Zahn

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $51,173 - $65,498 DOQ

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For more information and to apply please visit our website at:

JOB SUMMARY Responsible for general outdoor maintenance for all parks, facilities and athletic fields, including all landscape maintenance, turf maintenance, plant installations, irrigation, athletic fields, playground and outdoor facility maintenance and special event support.  Responsible for work related to fleet maintenance.    

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Under supervision of the Superintendent of Parks & Planning, leads Grounds Maintenance Division, including the Turf Maintenance, Horticulture Maintenance, Athletic Maintenance, Playground Maintenance and Fleet Maintenance Sections. Works closely with Facility Maintenance Supervisor to coordinate interdepartmental projects and tasks. Provides leadership to Playground Maintenance Crew Leader in the maintenance and inspections of Pirates’ Cove Children’s Theme Park rides. Plans, coordinates and distributes Grounds Maintenance Division work and schedules. Responsible for timely completion of Grounds Maintenance Division work orders. Coordinates the development of Grounds Maintenance Division operating procedures. Coordinates Grounds Maintenance Division hiring and training. Conducts Grounds Maintenance Division Crew Leader performance reviews. Assists and Coordinates the preparation and monitoring of the Grounds Maintenance Division operating budget. Performs administrative tasks, such as ordering and purchasing supplies, preparing reports, monitoring and enforcing contracts. Performs grounds maintenance work as necessary.  Inspects and performs preventative maintenance and repairs. Coordinates and monitors contracted work. Plans, promotes and implements good safety practices.  Acts as Snow & Ice Team Lead, as part of regular rotation. Assists in the planning, promotion and administering of safety programs and inspections. Performs the job safely and in compliance with district policies, procedures, work and safety rules. Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of standard park, athletic and horticulture maintenance practices. Ability to work in a team-based environment. Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Work independently under minimal supervision. Knowledge of, but not limited to, the identification of native and non-native Midwest plant material such as trees, shrubs, grasses, and flowers. Possess or able to obtain a valid Illinois Public Pesticide Applicators License within six months of the date of hire. Must be able to obtain Certification as a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) within one year of the date of hire.  Perform other duties as assigned. Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE The above knowledge, skills and abilities may be demonstrated by education or formal training equivalent to a High School Degree plus, four years experience in related positions of which two years were in a supervisory role.  Education or formal training beyond high school in general park or landscape maintenance preferred.  Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above. 

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 Elk Grove Park District


Christy King

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $19.00 - $21.00

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The Company:

The Wheaton Park District is one of the finest park systems in Illinois and has been recognized many times in the past 20 years. As part of our Parks and Planning department you will contribute to maintaining our beautiful parks and facilities throughout the district.

The Position:

What will you do?

Responsible for creating, producing, and installing all signs and banners for the District.

Lead the setup, staffing, and take down of District-wide special events, assist in construction projects and major repairs related to park and recreation facilities, grounds, and equipment.

Implement park development plans individually or as part of a crew.

Performs routine and preventive maintenance and repairs seasonally.

Why you should apply:

Park districts are all about leisure, recreation and conservation. If this interests you, we offer the following:

$19.00 - $21.00 per hour, DOQ

Health (HMO or PPO), with very low employee contribution for employee, spouse, and dependents.

100% employer paid dental insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents.

100% employer paid vision insurance for the employee.

100% employer paid life insurance at 1.5 times your annual salary. Health insurance incentive up to $4,500 per year.

FSA and Dependent Care pre-tax via payroll deduction.

Pension Plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, including employer contributions.

Paid time off including 12 sick days per year, 12 vacation days, 2 personal days (pro-rated first year), 12 ½ holidays.

Free use of fitness center, two pools, golf, and entrance to Cosley Zoo to employees and family members eligible for insurance coverage.

Tuition Reimbursement, discounts on merchandise, professional memberships, and other voluntary benefits.

The Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, we are looking for:

Minimum of a high school graduate with at least two (2) years’ experience in park maintenance, special event setup, sign and banner software, and or building construction.

Must have good communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills and able to work calmly under pressure.

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.

CPR/AED certified or obtain within one (1) year of employment.

Must be able to move objects weighing up to 50 lbs. and over 50 lbs. with assistance.

Must occasionally be able to access heights of up to 12 feet to hang signs/banners.

Must be able to handle all weather conditions while working outdoors Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:00pm.

Expected to work Park District special events during the weekend and evenings as needed.

To apply for this position go to:

The Wheaton Park District is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V

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 Wheaton Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Hiring Range $54K - $70K

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To see the full description and to apply online please visit Huntley Park District at

DESCRIPTION Under the direction of the Director of Parks and Facilities, the Facility Operations Manager will supervise full-time and part-time staff and be responsible for all building maintenance operations including custodial, construction, trades, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and swimming pool operations. Make recommendations for purchasing maintenance supplies and equipment. Additional duties performing construction or repairs, removal of garbage and refuse material, preventative maintenance of equipment and vehicles, spraying of herbicides, ensure schedules are met and projects are completed in both an efficient and timely manner.

1. High school graduate or equivalent required. Bachelor’s Degree a plus.
2. Certified Pool Operator or ability to obtain within 3 months of hire required.
3. Preferred 10 years maintenance, business ownership, facility maintenance, construction management, project management, or any combination of experience which provides the required knowledge, abilities, and skills.
4. 5 years’ experience in supervisory/management position required.
5. 5 years’ experience with lift equipment and other machinery to maintain buildings.
6. Ability to operate various hand tools and power tools.
7. Valid State of Illinois Driver’s License (Class D)
8. Strong knowledge of seasonal pool operations including startup and shutdown procedures preferred.
9. Knowledge of work order management systems.
10. Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects.
11. Budgeting, ordering, purchasing, and reporting skills preferred.
12. Must have excellent organizational and time management skills.
13. Strong working knowledge includes all physical elements in buildings and park facilities such as custodial, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, aquatic maintenance including seasonal startup and shutdown procedures, roofs, and painting.
14. Equipment repairs and welding a plus.
15. Other trades related experience or certifications a plus
16. Assist with special events and work extended hours including nights, weekends, and holidays, as necessary.

1. Responsible for maintaining and providing professional oversight of staff and operations as assigned to ensure high maintenance, cleanliness and safety standards at all facilities to meet standards established by the Executive Director.
2. Effectively manage a team of staff to complete tasks and achieve the facility maintenance standards through proper recruiting, hiring, training, coaching, empowerment, delegation, motivation, and recognition.
3. Review, prioritize, and delegate work orders and tasks to Facility Team Members.
4. Create staff schedules to avoid excessive overtime and complete payroll procedures.
5. Responsible for organizing routine inspections, assigning repairs to be completed and maintain other building systems such as cleaning procedures, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and plumbing.
6. Oversee the operation of Stingray Bay Aquatic Center in compliance with Illinois Department of Public Health Standards and other district and aquatic standards.
7. Perform seasonal startup and closing procedures of Stingray Bay Aquatic Center.
8. Work with supervisor to coordinate planning and supervision of construction projects.
9. Understand and implement the District’s mission and values statements and provide supervision of staff to ensure policies and procedures are being followed.
10. Recommend and where authorized, purchase departmental supplies, materials and equipment. Review and ensure proper coding and payment procedures are followed.
11. Prepare monthly board report.
12. Maintain records and files as they pertain to facility operations.
13. Review departmental goals and monitor regularly for successful completion.
14. Complete training and understand the operation of all departmental equipment.
15. Conduct routine staff meetings, safety trainings, and equipment-specific training to ensure staff are working safely toward timely completion of their tasks.
16. Conduct written performance reviews of departmental staff.
17. Establish and maintain effective relationships with all Park District-sponsored and affiliated groups and independent contractors.
18. Attend trainings and other educational opportunities as assigned.
19. Respond verbally or in writing to customer concerns and suggestions.
20. Positively represent the Park District in all dealings with all customers.
21. Build relationships with staff, vendors, and participants, by serving their needs.
22. This position is a member of the District’s Leadership Team. Strict adherence to confidentiality and organizational values is required.

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 Huntley Park District


Nancy Sprouse

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled