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 $51,888 - 64,100

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The Village of Deerfield, Illinois is seeking applications for the full-time, non-exempt union position of Maintenance Operator Trainee within the Public Works Street Division. Under the direction of the Street Foreman, or designee, the Maintenance Operator Trainee is responsible to perform a variety of general labor duties, including but not limited to constructing and maintaining streets, lighting, and other Village owned infrastructure. The position will also include job duties involving seasonal landscaping, snow plowing and leaf removal.

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. Qualified candidates should also have experience with landscaping, asphalt/concrete work and snow removal. Salary range: $51,888 – 64,100 along with excellent benefit package including health, dental and IMRF.

For a complete job description, please visit Applications can be submitted online via the Village website, in writing to Desiree Van Thorre, Human Resources Coordinator with the Village of Deerfield: 465 Elm Street, Deerfield Illinois 60015, or via email to The position will close Sunday, November 10th.

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 Village of Deerfield


Desiree van Thorre

 Closing Date

November 10, 2019

 $14.50-$16.00 per hour

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APPLY TODAY at *Please include Cover Letter and Resume

ABOUT US: The Bartlett Park District is an independent local government agency that provides 597 acres of beautiful parks and outstanding recreational opportunities for the residents of Bartlett, IL and surrounding neighbors. Major facilities of this Distinguished Accredited Agency and two-time National Gold Medal Finalist includes 44 parks, a community center, two aquatic centers, two golf courses, banquet facility, ski hill, athletic field complex, nature center, and more.

JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Parks & Athletic Field Manager, Maintenance Level I Parks & Athletic Fields position’s primary responsibility is to perform a wide variety of maintenance tasks within the District’s parks. This is an at-will position. Additional responsibilities include:  Mow & trim all athletic fields and other turf areas weekly during growing season.  Assist with layout, striping, and maintaining sports fields.  Assist with turf maintenance (aerating, seeding, sodding, and establishing new turf).  Responsible for weed control on athletic fields both infield and turn areas.  Repair damaged recreational items in field such as tennis court nets, basketball courts, soccer goals, playground equipment, and shelters.  Repair and perform preventive maintenance to playground equipment.  Assist with trash removal of all district parks.  Remove snow from parking lots, sidewalks, and throughout Park District as needed.  Perform preventive maintenance on equipment such as checking fuel levels, cleaning and inspections, greasing, etc.  Gain knowledge and understanding of Park District policies and procedures.  Attend District-wide trainings as directed.  Comply with District’s dress code.  Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 18 years of age and high school graduate or equivalent. Prior experience in parks maintenance or related field preferred. Ability to have flexible hours during prime seasons crucial. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and able to provide own transportation. SCHEDULE & PAY: This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm (40 hours per week). Target hiring range is $14.50 - $16.00 per hour, DOQ (dependent on qualifications).

BENEFITS OFFERED: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package: Medical & Prescription Coverage; Dental & Vision Coverage ; Short & Long-Term Disability; Paid Holidays & Vacation Time; Life Insurance (basic & voluntary); 457 Defined Contribution Plan; Tuition Reimbursement; Pension Defined Contribution Plan (IMRF); Flexible Spending Accounts; Facility Discounts & Usage Benefits

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 Bartlett Park District


Alison Reicher

 Closing Date

October 28, 2019

 $20.58 - $22.64

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The Northbrook Park District is seeking a Parks Crew Leader to provide skilled maintenance and grounds crew oversight work involving the maintenance and development of the District's outside grounds.

This is a full-time position with benefits and enrollment in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsibilities include day-to-day task supervision of grounds work crews for park maintenance, application of chemicals to turf grass area as directed, snow removal and ice making. Supervision received from Parks Grounds Supervisor.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise day-to-day maintenance-related work activities for grounds crew and assists scheduling the work of seasonal staff on a daily basis.

Train new employees in proper procedures and provides oversight and/or performs grounds maintenance such as tree, shrub, flower and turf care and repairing the irrigation system.

Assist supervisor with the planning and review of grounds projects; determines materials needed and gathers information required to prepare budget recommendations.

Operate riding and power hand mowers and/or a tractor with attachments for the mowing of park turf; operates all other equipment used in the maintenance of the park grounds.

Inspect grounds for the identification of weeds, diseases and insects.

Operate a variety of equipment, including backhoes, trucks and trenchers used in landscape projects such as grading for sod, building berms, planting and removing trees and digging trenches for pipes and wires.

Provide oversight and/or performs general grounds maintenance activities such as mowing, planting, cultivating and watering grass, trees, flowers and shrubs; operates spraying equipment to apply chemical substances which stimulate growth or control weeds, diseases and pests.

Collaborate with internal and external customers in a positive manner.

Follow safe work practices.

Operate snowplows, trucks and other equipment for the removal of snow from park district roads, parking lots and walkways.

Assist with special event support and ice making.

Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: Two-year degree in Horticulture management and three (3) years of experience in landscape maintenance work is preferred; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills.

Apply horticultural theory and technique to a park setting, identify and take appropriate action against the diseases, pests and infestations affecting plant life, operate chemical spraying equipment in a skillful and safe manner, operate the equipment and tools used in grounds maintenance and development in a skillful and safe manner, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, understand, explain, and enforce safety regulations

Valid Illinois Vehicle Operator’s License

Possession of a valid Public Applicator’s License in Ornamental and Turf Pest Control, as issued by the State of Illinois, Department of Agriculture

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed both in an indoor and outdoor setting, where employee is regularly exposed to dust heat and occasionally to cold; hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch; and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to more than 50 pounds; allowed and encouraged to use mechanical or manual assists for lifting above 40 lbs. as a guideline. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee works around heavy machinery and is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock.

TO APPLY: Complete an online application at

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 Northbrook Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $21.35 - $26.68/hr DOQ 

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JOB TITLE: Fleet and Equipment Specialist (FLSA Non Exempt) R 10.19  

SUPERVISOR: Superintendent of Parks and Facility Maintenance  


Minimum high school graduate with trades school certificate or three (3) years’ experience in mechanics field required.


-Working knowledge of light and heavy maintenance equipment and automotive apparatuses.

-Knowledge of the principles and mechanics of diesel and gasoline engines and repairs.

-Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

-Work independently under minimal supervision.

-Valid Illinois Driver’s License required.

-Valid CDL License is required.

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


Oversees and implements the district’s comprehensive preventive maintenance program which includes repairing failing equipment, keeping records of parts and labor for each piece of equipment, and placing orders for necessary parts and supplies.  Schedules and directs work assignments related to fleet maintenance and repair and maintains a clean service area and maintenance building.  A full-time position.


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 include Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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

-Performs emergency repairs to vehicles and equipment when needed in the field.

-Inspects, adjusts, repairs and overhauls as necessary: gasoline and diesel engines and repairs and rewires vehicle ignitions and lighting systems.

-Maintains current and accurate records on all vehicles and equipment.

-Develops and reviews new vehicle and equipment specifications for purchase recommendations.

-Coordinates state safety inspections of park district vehicles and equipment.

-Winterizes equipment for storage and services equipment for use each season.

-Performs snow removal as assigned.

-Provides training and input into training procedures for all fleet equipment.

-Performs arc and acetylene welding procedures.

-Establishes, maintains, and implements a preventive maintenance schedule for all vehicles and equipment and report damage or abuse.

-Distributes and recycles used oil, solvents and other hazardous materials and other waste products generated.

-Demonstrates knowledge and ability to operate all district equipment.

-Wears personal protective equipment for job function when needed.

-Follows, administers and implements Park District policies and guidelines.

-Communicates effectively with coworkers and the public.

-Maintains timely two-way verbal and written communication with supervisors and operators about recurring mechanical problems and operator’s concerns in the field.

-Performs overtime and weekend work as directed.

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

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

-Must support and demonstrate organizational values and quality standards of the Wheeling Park District.


-Assists with mowing as needed.

-Attends in-service and staff meetings.

-Assists in preparation of related annual budget line items.

-Assists with other trade related projects including plumbing, irrigation, etc.

-Assists with district special events, programs and projects.

RATE OF PAY:  $21.35 - $26.68/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

  Salary range beginning at $55,080 and excellent benefit package.

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JOB SUMMARY Under general direction from the Director of Parks and Recreation, the Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the activities of the Parks & Recreation division including preparation, repair, and maintenance of City recreational indoor and outdoor facilities; plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the activities of the recreation division including youth and adult sports, special events; to coordinate parks activities, recreation programs and life enrichment activities with other divisions and departments.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Develops and implements departmental goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.

  1. Manages, directs, and organizes park maintenance and operational activities, which may include: supervises city park employees in the maintenance and care of parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, and city recreational facilities; supervises planting flowers, bulbs, and grass, transplanting, planting and trimming of shrubs and small trees, assures daily custodial services are provided effectively for all facilities; and facilitates repair and minor construction activities.

  2. Manages, directs, and organizes life enrichment activities including various sports, social events, hobbies, educational, and other recreational activities for all ages.

  3. Directs, oversees, and participates in the development of the work plan for assigned areas, assigns work activities, projects and programs; monitors workflow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures.

  4. Assists in the preparation of budget for assigned areas, assists in budget implementation; participates in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget.

  5. Participates in recommending the appointment of personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline procedures; recommends employee termination.

  6. Plans and develops recreational programs and/or approves activities, plans and procedures prepared by recreation staff and assures adherence of safety requirements; outlines work to be done and have recreation areas and facilities ready for use in carrying out the recreation program as planned.

  7. Seeks alternative means of supporting and financing department programs; writes grants, solicit funds, and volunteer staffing from large service groups, community organizations, and individuals.

  8. Prepares and presents ideas for the Parks and Recreation Commission.


Education/Training: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in parks and recreation, recreation administration, business administration or a related field.

Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in parks and recreation management and administration or five years of increasingly responsible experience in recreation, planning and programming, including one year of supervisory responsibility.

SALARY: Salary range beginning at $55,080 and excellent benefit package.

TO APPLY: To apply send cover letter and resume to or mail to Denise Mandle, HR Administrator, 1140 Dielman Road, Olivette, MO 63132.

Application deadline is October 18, 2019 at 2pm.



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 City of Olivette


Denise Mandle

 Closing Date

October 18, 2019