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 $15.50/hr - $19.09/hr DOQ

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JOB TITLE: Projects Specialist I (FLSA Non-Exempt) R 6.18

SUPERVISOR: Projects Foreman  


-High school diploma or equivalent, with three (3) years experience in related field of property and facility maintenance and repairs or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

-Minimum high school graduate. 

-Experience in maintenance repair and construction field desired.  


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

-Pesticide license preferred.

-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.            


The Projects Specialist I is responsible for maintenance of parks, landscaping, turf maintenance, construction projects, maintenance and special events for agency facilities and parks.The Projects Specialist I is under the direction supervision of the Projects 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.

-Assists in constructing playgrounds. 

-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.

-Assist with seasonal operations and special projects.

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

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

-Assists in training and supervises seasonal and part-time staff as assigned.

-Communicate professionally with co-workers and the public.

-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.


$15.50/hr -$19.09/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

 $50,000 - $65,000

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Join the team at the Elmhurst Park District where we enrich lives while having fun! In 1920, the residents of Elmhurst created a unit of local government to provide for the community’s recreational and park interests. The Park District develops and maintains park land, provides recreational programs, and develops and operates enterprise facilities. With a population of 45,556, the Park District manages 462 acres of parkland within 28 parks ranging in size from small neighborhood parks to large community parks. Facilities vary from formal gardens to playgrounds

JOB SUMMARY • Responsible for planning and designing parks and new facilities • Coordinating the purchase of site amenities, playground renovations, utility work, accessibility improvements, new tree planting and the District’s tree memorial program • Preparing and monitoring division budget, and controlling it within guidelines • Conducting field survey and research site analysis and cost estimates, • Assemble bid documents in accordance with Illinois Park District Code and supervising bid process for projects and services
• Manage contractors and construction projects
• Assist with development and implementation of short and long term plans for the department and assist with district-wide long range planning

QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program, or related field with 5 years of progressively responsible experience in park planning, playground design and renovation and general recreation needs
• Knowledge of CPSC guidelines and ASTM standards for playground design and renovation and knowledge of the ADA relative to indoor/outdoor construction
• Basic knowledge of arboriculture and horticulture • Strong proficiency with various computer programs: Auto Cad, SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop, and proficiency in Microsoft Suite • State of Illinois license in Landscape Architecture and Certified Playground Safety Inspector (Preferred)

HOURS Monday - Friday and hours are approximately 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Some alternative scheduling is required, including some Monday night board meetings.

BENEFITS WE OFFER In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: • Medical Insurance, PPO or HMO
• Dental Insurance • Vision Insurance • Life Insurance • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan • Paid Time Off • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefit

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 Elmhurst Park District


Angela Ferrentino

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting $52,000 (DOQ)

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Job Title: Landscape Maintenance Supervisor / Grade: 9, Starting $52,000 / FLSA: Non-Exempt / Department: Parks

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS- Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Parks & Planning

Supervises: Full-Time Landscape I, Landscape II; Seasonal/Part-Time Grounds Maintenance Workers

BASIC FUNCTION- The Landscape Maintenance supervisor is directly 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.


  1. Maintain the daily grounds maintenance operations for the district.

  2. Oversee the high production mowing of approximately 330 acres of land.

  3. Plan, coordinates and implements the horticultural program for turf, ornamentals and landscaped beds.

  4. Plan, develops and coordinates maintenance schedules, landscape improvements and renovations.

  5. Oversee hiring, staff schedules, daily direction and evaluations for assigned staff.

  6. Plans and oversees budget.

  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. Coordinate the design of all planting beds.

  10. Coordinate with the Recreation Department by overseeing the daily requirements for sports field use.

  11. Operate trade specific equipment such as; skid steer, boom lift, back hoe, z-turn mower, and snow plow.

  12. Diagnose/identify plant problems and recommends and implements remedies.

  13. Regularly coordinates maintenance activities with other supervisors.

  14. Manage urban forest thru oversight of removals, plantings, pruning and tree inventory management.

  15. Establish standards and procedures for operations.

  16. Complete purchasing of supplies and equipment.


  1. Make recommendations and prepares specifications 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. Manage the tree of life program.

  5. Wildlife management throughout parks as assigned.

  6. Supervise storage of landscape related chemicals.

  7. Act as a district liaison to Golf Course Maintenance contractors.

  8. Assist patrons with providing information as requested.

  9. Follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Park District Safety and Crisis Manuals.

  10. Perform additional duties as assigned.

  11. Member of Park District committee(s) as assigned.


Education: Associates degree or certification program requiring two years of Horticulture or Landscape Architecture studies.


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

To apply, go to and fill out an application.

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 Des Plaines Park District


Corrie Guynn

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $51,888 - 64,100

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The Village of Deerfield Illinois is seeking applications for the position of Maintenance Operator Trainee within the Public Works Sewer Division. Under the direction of the Sewer Foreman, or crew leader, the Maintenance Operator Trainee is responsible to perform a variety of general labor duties such as sewer cleaning, sewer line repairs, removal and replacement of asphalt and concrete materials, landscaping, snow and ice control, and a variety of other miscellaneous duties. The MOT in the Sewer Division may be called on to assist Water Division personnel.

Graduation from High School or GED equivalent, minimum of 1 year experience in public works operations or equivalent, and possession of a valid Illinois CDL Class A, with airbrake and tanker endorsement, or ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire are required. Salary range: $51,888-$64,100 paid hourly along with excellent benefit package.

Applications can be submitted online, in writing to Desiree Van Thorre, Human Resources Coordinator with the Village of Deerfield: 850 Waukegan Road, Deerfield Illinois 60015, or via email to , and will be taken until December 5, 2018. Applications and a detailed job description may be obtained on the Village of Deerfield website at

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 Village of Deerfield


Desiree van Thorre

 Closing Date

December 5, 2018


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Address: West Maintenance, 1 Barnes Rd., Aurora IL 60506
Salary: $19.23/hr. Location: Barnes Road Maintenance Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 6:30am – 3:00pm

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess a high school degree or equivalent with some college course work preferred. Previous grounds maintenance experience is required with the ability to operate various lawn equipment, trucks and tractors. Previous supervisory or crew leader experience preferred with effective communication skills and good decision making in stressful situations. Ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Illinois Department of Agriculture Pesticide Operator license required. A valid Illinois driver’s license is required, a CDL “A” is a plus. Must be in good physical condition to perform manual labor in various weather conditions including high heat, humidity and cold. Bi-lingual Spanish is a plus. Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays, with possible overtime during prime season is essential.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Westside Park Operations Supervisor, the FT Grounds Maintenance Worker must be sufficiently skilled to perform a wide variety of maintenance tasks with minimal supervision related to the long-term care and maintenance of District parks and grounds. Responsible for general landscape maintenance work which includes mowing and trimming of grass, shrubs, trees, etc. Trims and edges around walks, flower beds, and walls. Assist in supervision of seasonal staff while helping to insure schedules are met and projects are completed in both an efficient and timely manner. Additional duties include but not limited to; spraying herbicides, performing construction or repairs to park elements and preventative maintenance of equipment. Removal of all garbage, paper, refuse material, etc. from trails, parks and playing fields. Occasional removal of snow from parking lots, sidewalks, etc. and spreading salt on public passage ways to prevent ice buildup. Perform other duties as assigned. Will assist other divisions and departments as needed. This is an at-will position.

The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of more than 236,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s highest honor as a National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 168 parks and 48 miles of inter-connected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Connected by the Fox River, our communities are tied together by the District’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible. The Fox Valley Park District…Where Fun Begins!

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 Fox Valley Park District


Lisa Santoria

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled