FULL TIME: Park Maintenance Foreman
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs general maintenance and landscaping at all locations of the Park District.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervise grounds maintenance personnel working in the Parks areas.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Responsibilities include but not limited to overseeing job performance and park facilities conditions. 2. Oversees the completion of work assignments 3. Supervises special projects and labor crews. 4. Assists in the planning and monitoring of all maintenance projects related to all grounds areas. 5. Schedules weekly work hours for maintenance employees, if required. 6. Trains all employees on the use of equipment with regards to safety and operation. 7. Knowledge of tools and materials used in ground construction and landscape maintenance. 8. Assigns daily work duties to maintenance employees if required. 9. Is able to identify turf diseases and pest problems. 10. Is able to repair and or replace playground equipment. 11. Reports grounds conditions and disciplinary problems to the Superintendent. 12. Perform other related duties as required or assigned.
HOURS: Foreman shall be on duty as required of the position or scheduled by Superintendent of Grounds.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE: • Must have working knowledge of grounds maintenance equipment. • Has proven leadership capabilities.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: • Knowledge of the tools, equipment, methods and materials used in all grounds maintenance. • General electrical and plumbing knowledge. • Ability to operate trucks, tractors and light motorized equipment. • Ability to work effectively with a minimum of supervision. • Ability to deal effective and courteously with the public and staff. • Has the ability to follow oral or written directions.
LICENSES: • Valid Illinois Driver’s License
Physical Requirements- Good physical condition to be able to perform work of a laboring character outdoors and in all types of weather conditions.
Interested candidates should submit a resume to email@example.com. Foss Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Enjoy working outdoors? Plainfield Park District has an immediate opening for a full-time Park Specialist/Grounds position. This is a skilled classification; which requires a greater technical knowledge, specialized skill set, or previous experience in park and general horticulture, maintenance, and operations. We offer a generous benefit package including low to no cost health insurance and dental insurance, IMRF retirement plan, wellness incentive and free facility memberships.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Operate and maintain various equipment; including but not limited to mowers, tractors, skid steers, and vehicles. Utilize a variety of hand and power tools and small engine equipment. Inspects, report, remedy, repair any hazards, damage, vandalism and unsafe conditions for any recreation facility that includes but is not limited to buildings, pavilions/shelters, parks, playgrounds, and courts. Perform preventative maintenance of District equipment, machinery,and various components of the District system. Rakes, gathers, loads, and hauls refuse and cuts vegetation from parks and recreational facilities in order to clean park grounds, structures and playing fields of trash and rubbish. General turf and landscape maintenance including but is not limited to trimming, pruning, planting, watering, mowing, weed control, restoration and fertilization. Apply herbicides, fungicides and pesticides safely and in accordance with procedures. Perform manual labor. Demonstrates, supports, and enforce park district customer service standards. Safely operate district vehicles and equipment. Performs all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the Park District’s safety program. Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent required. Valid driver’s license required. Specialized skill, knowledge, or trade skill regarding the maintenance and operation of landscape management, Illinois area plant identification and care, turf and athletic field maintenance and care. Ability and willingness to follow direction and work independently. Ability and willingness to work independently with little supervision, as a team member on a crew, and be able to direct the work of and oversee full-time, seasonal, or temporary staff. Pesticide Operations license required or the ability to certify within 6 months of hire.
Interested applicants should go to plfdparks.org to apply. Plainfield Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Park Laborer is responsible for the maintenance and improvements to the Wood Dale Park District parks, fields and facilities and the execution of standard Parks and Facilities Department policies and procedures. The position requires planning to ensure work group activities and others are performed according to established procedures and standards within the Park District.
This position is located at the Wood Dale Park District Maintenance Garage, 100 E. Montrose, Wood Dale, IL 60191. Work will be performed at the Beach Aquatic Facility, the Recreation Complex, Salt Creek Golf Club and various other park sites as job and daily duties dictate.
Essential Job Functions: • Performs maintenance and upkeep of turf areas including mowing, trimming, aerating, seeding, fertilizing and weed control. • Performs landscape maintenance including watering, weeding, mulching, planting annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, and tree and shrub pruning and trimming. • Operates a variety of vehicles, mowers, power tools and related equipment. • Communicates any problems, irregularities or daily activities that may have an impact on the operation of the department or safety of park and facility patrons to the Parks and Facilities Foreman. • Performs and supervises the maintenance of athletic fields including, grooming, grading, rolling and line marking. • Performs and documents the snow removal and salting of parking lots and pathways. • Polices grounds and removes trash and refuse from parks and playgrounds. • Assists with the installation and maintenance of playground equipment including safety inspections and playground repair. • Performs general building tasks including custodial, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and carpentry. • Performs vehicle and equipment repairs and preventative maintenance. • Performs and documents monthly inspections including vehicles, playgrounds and sports fields. • Works evenings and weekends for snow removal, special events, or in emergency situations, as required. • Follows and encourages safe work practices, adheres to the Park District’s safety and loss prevention policies and procedures, and participates in risk management activities and trainings. • Provides routine training and ensure compliance of safety, health and loss control policies and procedures to those under his/her sphere of influence. • Performs other duties and functions, as directed. • Attends work on a regular basis. • Maintains positive, cooperative relationships with Park District staff, the general public and facility patrons. • Performs the job in compliance with all Park District policies and procedures. • Demonstrates and supports the Park District’s mission, vision and values statements. • Serves on various Park District committees and/or task forces as assigned. • Assists with and/or attends Park District special events.
Qualifications: • A minimum age of 18 is required for this position. • High School graduate, G.E.D. Certificate, or equivalent. • Valid Illinois Driver’s License; must secure and maintain a valid class C License within first six months of hire. • Valid Illinois Pesticide Operators license must be secured and maintained within the first six months of hire. • CPR/AED/first aid certification is required within the first three months of hire. • Ability to operate a variety of Park District vehicles and equipment, including lawn mowers, trimmers, blowers, chainsaws, power tools, etc. • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with supervisors and coworkers. • Ability to follow directions and complete assigned work under general supervision. • Ability to follow directions and to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. • Capacity to utilize effect time management to complete assigned work.
Working Conditions: 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. • Frequent lifting, carrying and moving of heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds. • Sustained strenuous physical activity, including but not limited to, frequent repetitive lifting, climbing, walking, kneeling, crouching, crawling, bending, sitting, and standing. • General work area is outdoors with frequent exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions. Some work is performed indoors with frequent exposure to dirt, dust fumes, and exposure to chemicals such as chlorine, acids, pesticides, fertilizers, cleaning solutions, petroleum products, etc. • Prolonged visual focusing and concentration. • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is required as it pertains to specific job duties and may include earplugs, helmets/hardhats, respirators, safety goggles/glasses, chaps, steel toe boots, and protective gloves. • Exposure to noise distractions from employees, patrons or equipment operation.
To apply: Apply online at www.wdparks.org/employment by December 30, 2019.
The Arlington Heights Park District is seeking to hire a full-time Park Grounds Worker II for the Department of Parks and Planning to perform a variety of landscaping and maintenance duties throughout the Park District.
DUTIES: Perform general parks maintenance duties, including mowing, trimming, weeding, planting, watering, weed whipping, tree and shrub maintenance and removals, pesticide and fertilizer applications. Perform trash and debris removal; assist in installing benches, picnic tables, fencing, backboards, hockey rinks, and other site amenities. Maintain and repair equipment; paint; remove snow; maintain ice rinks; operate all Park District vehicles including tractors, loaders, truck trailer trucks, and mowing equipment; and perform all other parks grounds and field maintenance duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Good working knowledge of a variety of skilled and semi-skilled grounds/turf and field maintenance tasks involved in the general upkeep and development of park grounds and facilities; good knowledge and skill in the use and maintenance of common hand tools and grounds equipment; ability to safely operate various pieces of maintenance equipment and machinery; knowledge of pertinent safety practices; ability to lead and supervise crews, as directed; must know how to use and safely dispose of various chemicals; ability to interpret and work from sketches, drawings and blueprints; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to plan and follow through on a task from start to finish without immediate supervision; ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other Parks staff, other District employees and the general public; team-centric with leadership, problem solving, and decision making abilities; and ability to work collaboratively with others while performing work. Possess a valid Illinois Driver’s license. Ability to successfully pass the District’s defensive driving course. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school graduate or G.E.D. Certificate preferred or combination of experience in the following; Athletic Field and General Grounds maintenance; Synthetic turf maintenance, Playground maintenance, Horticultural maintenance. Possess basic construction and other applicable trade’s skills. Additional licenses and certifications preferred: Commercial Driver’s License A or B; Illinois Pesticide License; Certified Arborist; Certified Playground Safety Instructor.
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 6:30 am-3:00 pm with overtime, evenings, weekend, overnight hours and modified work schedules required, as needed.
SALARY: $44,500 - $47,500 based on qualifications.
Qualified candidates may submit their job application and resume online by the Closing Date at www.ahpd.org/jobs
DESCRIPTION: The Village of Glenview is seeking to fill the full-time Maintenance Equipment Operator (“MEO”) position(s) to work in the Public Works Department. This position is responsible for providing services such as parkway and street maintenance, snow and ice removal, and water and sewer system maintenance. This is accomplished by using a variety of trucks and equipment to transport job site materials, parts, and other heavy equipment used to excavate, build, or maintain streets, or water and sewer infrastructure or facilities. Additional duties include excavating, cleaning up job sites, loading materials, installing parts and equipment, troubleshooting, and maintaining equipment and vehicles and other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Position requires a high school diploma or the equivalent. Three or more years of related work experience is preferred. A valid driver’s license and CDL/B with air brake endorsement is required for the position and successful candidate must possess such license as of first day of employment. Successful candidate must obtain a CDL Class A with air brake endorsement within the first year of employment. Possession of an Arborist License and/or a State of Illinois Class C Water License is also preferred.
The ideal candidate will possess a solid working knowledge and demonstrate ability to safely operate motorized vehicles and equipment, including but not limited to pick-up, dump and aerial trucks, as well as small hand and power tools. The position also requires the ability to wear specialized safety equipment, perform heavy manual labor requiring physical strength and endurance (including the ability to maneuver 150 pounds), and tolerate extreme outdoor weather conditions. Successful candidate will also have the ability to perform duties in confined spaces and under adverse working conditions. Knowledge of pump station equipment and some knowledge of the installation, operation and repair of private and commercial water meters and utility and drainage construction and maintenance techniques are preferred.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to meet deadlines and work well with others as well as possess the necessary computer skills to effectively operate mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and smart phones. The position also requires the use of several software and computer programs including Microsoft Office Suite products and Map Office Advanced.
This position requires the ability to respond to emergency situations outside of the normal work hours of 7:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. and is represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150.
For more information and to apply go to: https://www.glenview.il.us/government/Pages/MEO.aspx