The Parks Specialist II is a basic labor and maintenance position that receives direction from the Parks Foreman or the Superintendent of Parks & Planning. Employees in this class perform routine tasks which require skill usually acquired through on-the-job training. The Parks Specialist II is a member of the Parks Department staff and works to maintain District buildings, grounds, facilities and equipment. Successful applicants must be available to work weekends and evening hours.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
• Minimum of high school degree; or three years of grounds keeping experience or training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. • Ability to communicate including sighted and auditory comprehension and verbal and writing skills. • Knowledge of operations, services and activities of grounds and facilities operations and equipment maintenance. • Knowledge of general maintenance of athletic areas, tennis courts, playgrounds and other facilities of the District. • Two years of responsible experience in a park agency, landscaping business, golf course, nursery, school district operations or other applicable work experience related to grounds or facility maintenance operations. • Valid IL driver’s license. • Successful applicant must, be a minimum of 18 years of age.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks.
• Safely drives the park district pick-up trucks. • Safely operates tractors, mowing equipment, and machinery used in parks maintenance. • Paints equipment and facilities of the District. • Inspects parks and facilities operated by the District and participates in maintenance, repairs or appropriate activities. • Prepares grounds for special events initiated by the District. • Plants and trims trees and shrubs. • Removes all garbage and refuse materials from parks and playgrounds. • Performs all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the District’s safety program. • Dragging and marking lines on sports fields. • Must be available to work weekends and evening hours. • Is available for call-outs as needed.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS Per American with Disabilities Act, general physical requirements include the following:
• Ability to perform manual labor work functions indoors and outdoors, sometimes under adverse weather conditions. • Ability to bend and safely lift a minimum of fifty (50) pounds • Ability to sit, stoop, bend, kneel or stand for prolonged periods of time.
SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES Actively supports the Safety Policy and related programs including following/enforcing safety rules, reporting accidents and injuries, and developing ideas for the prevention of future incidents. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Becomes thoroughly familiar with the Safety Manual contents. • Maintains a working knowledge of all general and departmental-specific safety rules. • Inspects work areas (use checklist) for compliance with safe work practices and rules. • Properly orients new employees. Provides good job instruction training and in-service training to current employees. • Enforces safety rules and improve employee and public knowledge of the same by confronting and correcting unsafe behavior and conditions. • Reports and investigates accidents. Provides medical authorization for injured employees to obtain medical care. • Makes sure necessary safety equipment and protective devices for each job or program are available, used, and properly maintained. • Maintains a working knowledge of all general and departmental-specific safety rules. • Immediately reports all accidents and unsafe actions, practices or conditions to the supervisor. • Cooperates and assists in the investigation of accidents. • Takes corrective action for any unsafe condition that is observed which could adversely affect the safety of an employee, volunteer or program participant. • Avoids engaging in any horseplay and refrains from distracting others and keep children from doing the same. • Continually observes and evaluates work conditions and work procedures to detect and correct unsafe conditions and practices. • Pays strict attention to housekeeping of work area(s) and general facility.
Roselle Park District provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital and housing status.
Applicants must apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/rparks/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Parks
Washington Park District is located in the vibrant community of Washington, IL. Washington is a great community to live and play in with excellent school districts and amazing community center called Five Points Washington.
The Washington Park District has 14 park areas, 12 miles of paved trails, a 34,000 square foot recreation facility, outdoor pool complex, 14 ball field spaces, 10 full size grass multi-purpose fields and so much more.
Full job description can be found at: https://www.washingtonparkdistrict.com/about-us/employment
Job Title: Parks Maintenance & Athletic Facility Crew Supervisor Location: Washington, IL Salary: $31,000-$36,000 DOQ
This position is full time (hourly), with excellent benefits including IMRF, health insurance, employee benefits, paid time off, personal days, and much more
Qualifications: 21 years or older, Bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation, landscape architecture, horticulture, forestry, or other related field; 4 years practical experience. The above may be substituted with experience with a park system or a related position. Certification by a professional association and record of ongoing participation in continuing education seminars and workshops is desirable. A valid State of Illinois class “D” and “CDL” driver’s license is required or at least willing to obtain. A valid Illinois Department of Agriculture Applicator’s License for pesticides will be required once hired. Competencies in any of the following certifications are preferred: Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO), Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI), and Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM).
General Description: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Parks & Property, the Park Maintenance & Athletic Facility Supervisor has the responsibility for the maintenance, repairs and improvement of all grounds, facilities, buildings, equipment and vehicles. The Parks Maintenance & Athletic Facility Crew Supervisor is a full-time employee typically scheduled to work from 7:00 am to 4:00 p.m. of each workday, Monday through Friday, but is expected to respond to emergencies as necessary. Due to the nature of the job some nights and weekends will be required to assist with special events, programs and other maintenance issues that may require immediate attention and may work up to 55 hours a week.
Submit an Application, Cover Letter and Resume to: Washington Park District Attn: Brian Tibbs 105 S. Spruce St. Washington IL 61571 309-444-9413 email@example.com Deadline: Friday, January 31st, 2020
The Grounds Specialist is a full-time, year-round position responsible for administering and performing all aspects of grounds and landscape maintenance duties as related to the Belvidere Park District Parks Department. The Grounds Specialist also assist in the supervision of seasonal and part-time staff.
Hours: Primary Hours are Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. However, hours may vary to cover nights, weekends, emergencies, special events and holidays.
Starting Pay Scale: $15.16 - $18.50 per hour based on experience.
Job Requirements: •Must be 18 years of age or older. •High school diploma or equivalent. •Two years’ experience in grounds and landscape maintenance work. •Must possess or be able to obtain within six months an Illinois Pesticide Applicators License. •Valid IL Class A Driver's License (or able to obtain within three months) and good driving record. •Knowledge of materials and supplies used in grounds maintenance and repairs. •Considerable working knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in grounds maintenance and repairs. •Ability to follow standard safety practices and procedures common to the maintenance field. •Must frequently lift/ or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/ or move, with assistance more than 80 pounds. •Must be able to perform these physical duties with little or no assistance. •Ability to apply good judgement and practical knowledge to resolve unusual or irregular problems in the area of work assigned. •Ability to work in several environmental extremes, typical with working in the Midwest climate. •Possess a basic knowledge of computers and the skills to use this tool in the application of data processing and communication. (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook) •Medic First Aid/CPR/AED Certification (or equivalent) is required within 30 days of employment. If you are not already certified, training will be provided.
This is an hourly, non-exempt position that reports to the Grounds Foreman. This position includes an excellent benefits package. To apply, complete an online application on our website at www.belviderepark.org Job ID 423
For more information and to apply please visit our website at: https://www.elkgroveparks.org/Employment
JOB SUMMARY Under supervision of Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, responsible for the care and health of all plant material and planting beds including chemical spraying, irrigation, weed abatement, watering, mulching, plant installation and landscape maintenance for all parks and facilities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Creates and ensures daily work schedule assigned runs smoothly and in an efficient manner.
• Responsible for maintenance of all landscaping beds at facilities and parks.
• Monitors condition of planting beds, ornamental plants, shrubs, hedges, flowers and trees and reports the presence of plant diseases and pests.
• Assists Planner with coordination of their park and facility landscape planning plans.
• Designs, purchases and oversees the installation of all annual planting beds, shrub beds and perennials throughout the District.
• Regularly inspects landscape at parks and facilities using Inspection software to maintain District standards and report issues. • Responsible for removal, maintenance, planning, purchasing and planting of district trees; working with internal staff and/or contractors to complete necessary maintenance. • Oversees and maintains the District’s Tree Inventory. • Operates the daily usage and maintenance of the greenhouse. • Oversees the Pirates Cove pre-season opening schedule, and tasks related to landscape maintenance within the park during the season and post season. • Performs plant care work as a team member. • Assists in the training of Horticulture Laborers on safety rules and regulations, equipment operation, equipment maintenance and proper landscape procedures in accordance with District procedures. • Makes sure Horticulture Laborers are operating tools and equipment in safe manner using safety equipment at all times. • Acts as Snow & Ice Team Lead, as part of regular rotation. • Operates trucks and special equipment as required after receiving and passing district training on vehicles/equipment. • 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. • Conducts Horticulture Section midyear performance reviews, year-end performance reviews and planning reports for fulltime, seasonal and summer staff. • Attends monthly Parks & Planning Crew Leader meetings.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS • Represents the park district with other agencies and organizations as needed. • Assist other parts of the organization as needed. • Oversees the maintenance of indoor plants at all facilities. • Performs routine inspection and maintenance of irrigation systems, such as cleaning and relocation of sprinkler heads. • Propagates flowers, shrubs or trees as necessary. • Assists other sections and divisions as necessary. • Assists in the planning, installation, and purchasing of holiday lights and decorations. • Assist in the installation and maintenance of the District’s ice rinks. • Assists in the development and monitoring of goals and objectives. • Assists in the development of operating procedures. • Assists in soliciting internal and external customer feedback to improve efficiency and customer satisfaction. • Assists in the planning, promotion and administering of safety programs and inspections. • Assists in the preparation, coordination and monitoring of the section’s operating budget. • Assists in the coordination of the section’s record keeping. • Assists in the development of capital plans for parks, buildings, facilities and equipment. • Assists in the preparation of bids and specifications. • Work with outside contractors in coordinating and completing projects. • Will operate equipment that may include but not limited to: brooms, blowers, mowers, trimmers, pushmowers, tractors, overseeders, trucks, chain saws, bed edgers, brush chippers, ladders and hand and power tools. • Performs other duties as necessary including but not limited to daily vehicle and equipment inspection and cleaning, painting, program support, ice making, snow removal, garbage removal and other related items.
• Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.
• Exposures to chemicals, hazardous voltage, dust, fumes and loud noises.
• Exposure to heights and confined spaces.
• Physical agility to maintain mobility from site to site.
• Manual dexterity required for frequent manipulation of trade tools.
• Subject to modified/flexible work schedule.
• Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds.
• Ability to lift and move over 50 pounds with assistance.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Knowledge of plant material, plant installation and maintenance, turf maintenance and irrigation. • Knowledge of, but not limited to, the identification of native and non-native Midwest plant material such as trees shrubs, grasses and flowers. • Ability to work in a team-based environment. • Effective communication and interpersonal skills. • Work independently under minimal supervision. • Possess a valid State of Illinois Driver’s License. • Possess or able to obtain a valid Illinois Pesticide Operators License within six months of the date of hire. • Possess a working knowledge of personal computers and Windows software. • 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, two years experience in related positions. Education or formal training beyond high school in plant care preferred. Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above.
For more information and to apply please visit our website at: https://www.elkgroveparks.org/Employment
Mundelein Park and Recreation District is seeking a responsible, energetic individual to fill a Park and Facility Maintenance position. This position is responsible for performing a variety of park & facility maintenance duties to maintain and/or repair District properties and equipment. This is a full-time, non-exempt, hourly position.
High school graduate or GED and two years experience in field related to building and/or grounds maintenance is preferred. Basic knowledge and experience in maintenance and basic supervision skills are required. A valid Illinois State Driver’s license (class C) is required. Ability to obtain/maintain IL Pesticide Operator License.
Installs, maintains, and repairs general landscape throughout the Park District.
Perform planting, removal, trimming and pruning of trees and shrubs at parks and facilities.
Inspects, maintains and repairs site amenities such as picnic tables, benches, playground equipment, fencing, signage, tennis courts, basketball courts, and athletic fields.
Operate tools, equipment and vehicles necessary to perform duties.
Participate in maintenance of all equipment, tools and housekeeping at work areas.
General road repair, asphalt patching and gravel road maintenance.
Snow removal from park walks, drives and ice rinks.
Assist with repair of District buildings, roofs, doors, windows, painting, electrical or plumbing work as assigned.
Assist with District construction projects.
Assist with custodial tasks at District facilities. Participate in the District’s safety and training program. Lead seasonal and community service staff as assigned by supervisor. Communicate progress, status, or problems with assignments to supervisor. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Mundelein Park and Recreation District offers an excellent benefits package in addition to wage per hour.
Mundelein Park and Recreation District is an EOE.
To apply visit www.mundeleinparks.org.