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 Starting $35,000

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The Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing a variety of park labor duties to maintain and/or repair park properties and equipment. Maintenance Technicians are responsible for performing the duties outlined in this analysis. Maintenance Technicians are full-time employees and work is performed at a moderate, constant pace, but may vary slightly depending on the demands of the job required. Maintenance Technicians may perform duties in the medium heavy work level (lifting 75 lbs. frequently).

Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age, High School graduate with a minimum of two years experience in park district maintenance or a related field is required. Basic knowledge and experience in grounds or facility maintenance is required. An operator’s license for application of herbicides is required within 90 days after employment begins. A certified pool operator’s license will be required within one year after that same date. Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license with no revocation or suspensions within the last three years. A pre-placement physical is required.

Immediate Supervisor: Maintenance Technicians are directly responsible to the Superintendent of Parks and Facilities and/or Parks Foreman.

Essential Functions: • Mowing park district turf. • Operation of park district vehicles and machinery. • General road repair: asphalt patching. • Turf maintenance – fertilizing, seeding, aerating, weed eradicating. • Snow and ice removal. • Planting and trimming of trees and shrubs. • Maintenance of outdoor winter facilities. • Repairing and installing park and playground equipment and site amenities. • Sports field preparation including dragging, rolling and marking lines. • Removing all garbage and refuse materials from parks and facilities. • Repair and routine maintenance of two outdoor pools, which includes keeping accurate records. • Positive interaction and cooperation with all staff and the public. • Routine parks, facilities, and equipment cleaning maintenance and repairs. • Participation in the Park District Safety Program and its directives. • Meets and deals with the public in a professional, helpful and pleasant manner.
• Maintains a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members. • Must be available by district cell phone at all times.

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 Morton Grove Park District


Laura Kee

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Between $16.13 per hour and $19.36 per hour

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The Maintenance Trade Specialist – Plumbing and Aquatics constructs, maintains, and repairs Park District facilities and equipment. This position is responsible for performing technical and skilled duties in the operation, cleaning, repairing and mechanical maintenance of aquatic equipment.

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  • Must be available to work Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Work week hours may vary according to weather or seasonal demand
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays as needed
  • Must be willing to work overtime as needed

Pay Range

Starting wage between $16.13 per hour and $19.36 per hour


  • Full - Time 1
  • Non - Exempt Position


  • High school diploma or equivalent, Associate’s Degree or trade school certificate preferred, in Construction Management or related field
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in plumbing, aquatics maintenance, or general building maintenance
  • Previous experience as a pool operator preferred
  • Ability to assist other trades
  • Ability to obtain NSPF certified pool/spa operator certification (CPO)
  • Demonstrated ability to use and maintain vehicles, power equipment, and hand tools efficiently and effectively
  • Demonstrated knowledge of building and construction
  • Valid Illinois Class D Driver’s License with clean driving record
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, budget, plan, and implement projects with multiple deadlines


  • Operate and maintain all tools, equipment, and vehicles in a safe and efficient manner to ensure safety for staff and patrons
  • Operate filters, chemical feeders, heaters, pumps, and other pool equipment
  • Operate and read pool water testing equipment
  • Monitor status, perform, and complete plumbing work on District facilities, and mechanical equipment
  • Extensive knowledge of swimming pool chemicals and their properties
  • Charge and winterize water systems including: concession stands, outdoor drinking fountains, irrigation lines, spray pads, and pools
  • Responsible for ordering and maintaining inventory of chemicals, parts, and supplies as needed
  • Fill pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks
  • Install, measure, cut, assemble pipe sections, tubing, or fittings on appliances and fixtures
  • Cut openings in structures to accommodate pipes or pipe fittings, using hand or power tools
  • Review blueprints, building codes, or specifications to determine work details or procedures


  • Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, IMRF, Vision, 457 Plan, EAP
  • Personal Days, Vacation Days, Sick Time, 10 Paid Holidays

Please read the attached document for the entire job description. If you need help completing our application please contact Human Resources at

"We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability."

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 Champaign Park District


Tammy Hoggatt

 Closing Date

February 10, 2021

 $17-$18 per hour DOQ (depending on qualifications)

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JOB DESCRIPTION: The full-time Parks Groundskeeper I reports to the Parks Supervisor and is primarily responsible for park maintenance such as mowing, weeding, and mulching. Assist with renovation of existing parks and fields as well as perform seasonal duties including snow removal, salting, outdoor ice rink maintenance, and seasonal park clean-up and maintenance. Assist with special events set-up and take-down and other duties as assigned. Responsible for ballfield maintenance such as dragging ballfields, building pitcher's mounds, and maintaining batter's boxes.

QUALIFICATIONS: The best applicants will have a high school diploma (or equivalent) along with some prior experience in parks maintenance or ballfield maintenance. Valid Illinois driver's license is required. This position can be physically demanding and includes significant exposure to dust, dirt and debris from dragging of the ballfields.

SCHEDULING & PAY: This is a full-time, year-round, non-exempt position. Schedule is generally Monday-Friday from 6:45 am-3:15 pm. Overtime work may be required based on need. Target pay rate is $17.00 to $18.00 per hour DOQ (depending on qualifications).

BENEFITS WE OFFER: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package including: * Medical Coverage * Dental Coverage * Vision Coverage * FSA Healthcare & Dependent Care * Employee Wellness Programs and Incentives * Life Insurance (Basic & Additional Voluntary) * AFLAC Indemnity Plans * Participation in IMRF (Retirement, Disability, Life) * Nationwide Retirement Solutions 457 Plan * Paid Holidays * Vacation Time * Personal Days and Sick Time * Employee Assistance Program (EAP) * A Variety of Park District Memberships and Privileges

TO APPLY: All interested applicants can apply directly online by going to the Schaumburg Park District website

The Schaumburg Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Schaumburg Park District


Garrett Dalton

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $64,313 to $76,125

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The Oswegoland Park District, an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency, is seeking a Natural Resources Supervisor with 5 years + professional experience to join our Parks and Planning team in our administrative office in Oswego, Illinois. Under the direction of the Director of Parks & Planning, the Natural Resources Supervisor oversees the planning and management of the District’s natural areas and greenhouse operations. Supervise full-time, part-time, seasonal staff and the recruitment of volunteers for natural area projects and programs. The ideal candidate should be able to work independently, multi-task, and have great communication skills. The Oswegoland Park District serves a growing population of 60,000+ including residents of Oswego, Boulder Hill, parts of Aurora, Montgomery, and Plainfield with 64 parks totaling 1,290 acres (of which 500 acres are natural forested areas, prairies, and wetlands).

QUALIFICATIONS, DUTIES, & RESPONSIBILITIES: Bachelor’s of Science degree from an accredited college or university in biology, botany, horticulture, resource management, or related degree. Minimum 5 years’ experience with proven track record of best management practices and construction and restoration of natural resources. Minimum 3 years’ supervisory experience in natural areas or landscape maintenance with excellent knowledge of regional flora and fauna. Experience in the operation, training and safe use of hand tools, power tools, and heavy equipment used in the maintenance of natural areas. Provide guidance and supervision to the greenhouse operation for native and annual plants, seed collection, plant propagation, and the volunteer-led, community food pantry garden. Ability to obtain and maintain (S-130) Fire Fighter Training and (S-190) Introduction to Fire Behavior as developed by Natural Wildfire Coordinating Group. Ability to safely plan, educate staff, and monitor all District controlled burns. Obtain and maintain an Illinois Pesticide Applicators license. Maintain current CPR, AED, and First Aid Certifications. Strong written and oral communication with, but not limited to, the public, staff, volunteers, and community officials in English. Bi-lingual preferred.

HOURS & BENEFITS: Work week is 40 hours, Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Evening and weekend hours required based on District’s operation needs. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision discount program, life insurance, flexible spending account, IMRF Pension, continuing education reimbursement, vacation, holidays, sick time and personal days.

TO APPLY: Please email cover letter and resume directly to Chad Feldotto, Director of Parks & Planning at

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 Oswegoland Park District


Chad Feldotto
(630) 554-4428

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $52,000/yr + - Depending on Qualifications

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To apply please complete an online employment application on our website:

Location: Cole Administration-Central Maintenance Operations Bldg. Website: Hours: Core hours M – F 7:00 am – 4:00 pm with availability to work evenings and weekends. Salary: $52,000+/yr. Depending on Qualifications

Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent required with degree or some college coursework preferred. Must have 5 years of grounds maintenance experience, two years supervising others and one year of tractor/equipment operation experience. An Illinois Pesticide Applicator’s License pertaining to turf management is required within 3 months of hire. Proficient math and mechanical aptitude required. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Excel and Word with the aptitude to learn and utilize other systems. Must have effective communication skills with good organizational and time management skills. Strong project management skills with the ability to prioritize multiple projects. Must be in good physical condition in order to accomplish manual labor, strenuous at times, in all types of weather conditions including extreme heat and humidity and cold. A valid Class A CDL driver’s license is preferred with the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Illinois State Class B CDL within six months of hire. Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

Duties: Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Park Operations, the Park Grounds Supervisor oversees grounds maintenance operations, including ornamental maintenance, repairs and renovations directly related to their respective locations and assists the district as a whole when needed. This position will coordinate all duties associated with grounds and, in a lesser capacity, facility maintenance. The Park Grounds Supervisor will supervise and organize full-time and part-time personnel including making all staffing recommendations for their assigned location. Will utilize the computer on a daily basis to perform a variety of tasks including but not limited to; budgeting, timekeeping, work orders, personnel and project management and producing various reports. Additionally, maintains and monitors facility budget, coordinates the management of contractors, conducts snow removal, maintains assigned equipment and makes recommendations for purchasing maintenance supplies and equipment. The Park Grounds Supervisor is considered a ‘Working Supervisor’ and will regularly perform manual maintenance tasks on a daily basis. 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

February 26, 2021