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 $23.00/hr + DOQ

The Naperville Park District is Looking for a skilled forestry worker with minimum of 3 years experience in arboriculture. Main responsibilities include: removal of trees, pruning, planting of trees and shrubs, edging and mulching, tree identification, ability to access tree diseases and defects, as well as winter snow removal operations and general park maintenance. Ability to obtain Illinois Pesticide Operator License and Class C Drivers License required.

Schedule:
Monday-Friday 6:30am - 2:00pm, some weekend work

Start Date:
Immediately

Job Type:
Full time

Benefits:
Health Insurance, Dental, Insurance, Vision, IMRF, Sick time, Personal time, Vacation time, Referral bonus

Free Fitness Center membership, free Centennial Beach membership, discount on golf rounds at Springbrook & Naperbrook Golf Course. Free or reduced rate on programs.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform a wide variety of park maintenance tasks including but not limited to; trail maintenance, horticultural care of landscape beds and custodial duties on a daily basis.
  • May be asked to act as a crew leader to assigned staff and volunteers by orienting and training.
  • Clean and maintain parks through litter pickup, garbage removal, recycling activities, and conduct scheduled inspections to district amenities as assigned.
  • May be asked to participate in park maintenance operations such as controlled prairie and woodland burns, hardscape and pond maintenance.
  • Support special event set up, tear down and maintenance during the event.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the methods and of forestry, turf, and horticulture development and maintenance.
  • Demonstrate abilities to apply fertilizers and pesticides at manufacturer’s application rates.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required.
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree (preferred) in agronomy, horticulture, turf management, forestry or related field.

Special Considerations:

  • This position is subject to a post offer physical.

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 Naperville Park District

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 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting at $15-$17/hour Depending on Qualifications

Many Openings in Mowing, Fields, Horticulture and Playground maintenance!
Opportunity to work 40 hours per week for the Summer!
Opportunity to work Seasonal up to 10 months or as a year-round Part-Time Employee

Most positions require minimum of 18 years of age and current valid Driver's License.
Shift availability Monday-Friday 6am-2:30pm or 7am-3:30pm, Full day and shorter shifts.
Some weekends available as needed.
 
Hiring Now - Come work for us and enjoy the great outdoors!

Check out our Open Jobs and apply at:
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 Streamwood Park District

 Contact

Ian Pickett
ipickett@spdcares.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $22.00 to $27.00 DOQ

Position Summary

Maintenance Worker


 Starting $22.00 to $27.00 DOQ

Under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Parks, this position is responsible for performing a variety of maintenance and/or repair work to park properties, pool, and equipment. 

Qualifications:

Employee must be High School graduate, or equivalent is required. Four years’ park experience, and advanced training is preferred in the following areas of HVAC, Pool Operations, Electrical, Plumbing and Carpentry.  Employee must have a valid Illinois driver's license and be able to provide own transportation to and from work. Landscapers Applicator Licenses; OSHA 30-hour certificate; Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) preferred or ability to obtain these licenses and/or certifications within the first year of employment.
 
Upon conditional job offer, the candidate will be subject to background check and drug test. 

Essential Functions:

Receives instructions from the Superintendent of Parks and Maintenance Foreman, regarding daily work assignments.

Works in all areas of the Parks Department including buildings, landscaping, turf, playgrounds, and athletic field maintenance.

Ensures that accidents and injuries are tendered to and reported immediately.

Operates all district equipment including trucks, power mowers, tractors, edger’s, trimmers, power tools, and snow blowers but not limited to.

Provides landscaping care to flower/shrub beds in parks and facilities.

Removes all refuse and debris from all park areas and facilities daily.

Applies herbicides and fertilizer as deemed appropriate.

Provide safe, prompt, and efficient snow/ice removal in winter.

Maintain all park equipment to the highest standards.

Availability:

The hours of the maintenance staff, Monday through Friday; 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. At the discretion of the Superintendent of Parks employees may be scheduled to start earlier or start later. At the discretion of the Superintendent of Park an employee may also be scheduled to work a Saturday or Sunday and will be given another day off on that work week.

Overtime hours are expected due to inclement weather, emergency call in, weekend field preparation, special events etc. Scheduling of the overtime shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent of Parks.

Benefits We Offer:
 
We offer a generous benefit package including: * Medical Coverage * Dental Coverage * Vision Coverage and Participation in IMRF.
 


 


 


 


 Westchester Park District


 Contact

Jim Burg
 (708)865-8200
 jburg@wpdparks.org
 
 

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled
 

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 Westchester Park District

 Contact

Jim Burg
708-865-8200
jburg@wpdparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $21.00

ABOUT US: The Des Plaines Park District, established in 1919, features more than 50 parks and facilities. As an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency, we service a culturally diverse and growing community with hundreds of affordable recreational and educational programs, classes, and events for kids, teens, adults, and families each season. "Enriching Lives Everyday" is our vision and our constant goal. 

JOB IDENTIFICATION:
Job Title: Landscape II 
Grade: 5
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Parks Department

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to: Landscape Maintenance Supervisor
Supervises: Some other full-time and part-time staff as required or instructed.

BASIC FUNCTION: 
Performs skilled landscape maintenance at all parks and facilities as directed by the Landscape Maintenance Supervisor.

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 7:00-3:30pm

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
1. Reads and lays-out landscape designs from drawings.
2. Supervises crews as needed.  Runs daily maintenance operations in absence of supervisor. 
3. Maintains turf areas including mowing, trimming, aerating and spraying for weeds.
4. Inspects parks and clean up debris.
5. Plants materials such as flowers, trees, shrubs, grass, etc.
6.  Prunes hedges and trees.
7. Maintains irrigation systems and repair.
8.  Participates in snow removal operations.
9.  Participates in ice rink maintenance. 
10. Inspects, cleans, maintains and performs routine maintenance on equipment.
11.  Identifies turf and ornamental diseases and treats as necessary.
12.  Operates Des Plaines Park District vehicles.
13.  Cleans buildings and restrooms and needed.
14.  Ability to operate landscape maintenance equipment including but not limited to skid steer, front end loader and back hoe.

OTHER DUTIES:
  1. Assists other work crews as needed.
  2. Assist administrative staff with special maintenance requests.
  3. May be required to perform overtime work as requested or required.
  4. Attend related training to expand skills and knowledge
  5. Assist with special events including set up, event operations, clean up and teardown.
  6. Assist either work or volunteer for annual 3 day Fall Fest event in September, set up, event operations, clean up and tear down. 
  7. Assist patrons with providing information as requested.
  8. Follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Park District Safety and Crisis Manuals
  9. Perform additional duties as assigned. 
  10. Member of a Park District committee as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: High School diploma or equivalent (GED), Six months commercial, vocational, or other specialized training     
Experience: Two years 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; Illinois Pesticide Applicator License preferred

PERKS & BENEFITS: FULL TIME STAFF
  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • Life insurance (basic & voluntary additional coverage)
  • IMRF Defined Benefit Pension
  • 457 Defined Contribution Plan
  • Paid Time Off (sick, vacation, and personal)
  • Medical Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account with Employer Contribution (for applicable HDHP)
  • Park District Facility & Program Discounts
To apply, please visit dpparks.org/jobs

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 Des Plaines Park District

 Contact

Nicole Dale
847-391-5092
nicole.dale@dpparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $25.50

ABOUT US: The Des Plaines Park District, established in 1919, features more than 50 parks and facilities. As an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency, we service a culturally diverse and growing community with hundreds of affordable recreational and educational programs, classes, and events for kids, teens, adults, and families each season. "Enriching Lives Everyday" is our vision and our constant goal. 

JOB IDENTIFICATION:
Job Title: Assistant Landscape Supervisor
Grade: 8
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Parks

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to: Landscape Supervisor
Supervises: Seasonal/Part-Time Grounds Maintenance Workers

BASIC FUNCTION:
The Assistant Landscape Maintenance Supervisor, with the assistance of the Landscape Maintenance Supervisor, is responsible for the coordination and supervision of landscape, forestry and horticultural related maintenance operations to provide safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing facilities and grounds. In addition this position oversees all sports field maintenance and inspections.

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 7:00-3:30pm

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  1. Maintain the daily grounds maintenance operations for the district.
  2. Oversee the high production mowing of approximately 330 acres of land.
  3. Under the direction of the Landscape Supervisor, may coordinate and implement horticultural programs for turf, ornamentals and landscaped beds.
  4. Plans, develops and coordinates maintenance schedules of mowing crews and occasionally landscape improvements and renovations.
  5. Oversee staff schedules for maintenance crews under this role, daily direction of assigned staff.
  6. Assists in the planning and oversight of budget with the Landscape Maintenance Supervisor.
  7. Oversee the seasonal preparations of sports field’s district wide including seasonal irrigation start up and shut down.
  8. Oversee staff in charge of daily maintenance operations of Mountain View Mine including course preparations, custodial cleaning and pond maintenance.
  9. Assist with coordination of athletic field maintenance and layout with the Recreation Department.
  10. Operate trade specific equipment such as; skid steer, boom lift, back hoe, z-turn mower, and snow plow.
  11. Diagnose/identify plant problems and recommends and implements remedies.
  12. Regularly coordinates maintenance activities with Landscape Maintenance Supervisor.
  13. Manage urban forest through oversight of removals, plantings, pruning and tree inventory management.
  14. Assist in the establishment of standards and procedures for operations.
  15. Complete purchasing of supplies and equipment as assigned.
  16. Winter Operations including snow and ice removal and ice rink establishment and maintenance.
  17. Fill in for the Landscape Maintenance Supervisor in their absence.

OTHER DUTIES:
  1. Make recommendations for capital and other improvements as assigned.
  2. Attend training sessions for professional development.
  3. Inform all staff of any changes in policy, procedures or rules handed down by supervisors.
  4. Supervise storage of landscape related chemicals.
  5. Assist patrons with providing information as requested.
  6. Participate in Fall Fest and other special events
  7. Follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Park District Safety and Crisis Manuals.
  8. Perform additional duties as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:   Associates degree or certification program requiring two years of Horticulture or Landscape Architecture studies.
AND/OR
Experience:  Three years to five years related experience with supervisory experience included.

In addition to one or both of the above, candidates must have demonstrated competencies within multiple trade disciplines; landscape design, equipment operation, landscaping, golf course maintenance, forestry, ornamental/tree plantings, natural resource management techniques. Must be able to read and understand blueprints/ construction drawings. Basic computer skills: Outlook, Word and Excel.

Certifications: Pesticide Applicator License: Possess at least one of the following with the ability to obtain the remaining licenses within 12 months of employment: Turf Grass, Ornamentals, Aquatics;
CPR and First Aid Certified-classes available through Park District; Valid Illinois Driver’s License          

PERKS & BENEFITS: FULL TIME STAFF
  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • Life insurance (basic & voluntary additional coverage)
  • IMRF Defined Benefit Pension
  • 457 Defined Contribution Plan
  • Paid Time Off (sick, vacation, and personal)
  • Medical Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account with Employer Contribution (for applicable HDHP)
  • Park District Facility & Program Discounts

To apply, please visit dpparks.org/jobs 

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 Des Plaines Park District

 Contact

Nicole Dale
847-391-5092
nicole.dale@dpparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled