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 $120,000 - $140,000

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Home to the first territorial legislature and territorial governor in what later became the State of Kansas, Shawnee is now part of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Shawnee is one of the fastest growing cities and the third largest city in Johnson County. Situated in the northwestern corner of the county between Interstate 35 and the Kansas River to the west and north, Shawnee's convenient location, sense of community, and parks and recreational opportunities have attracted new residents for decades. With a current population of more than 68,000 residents, the City’s 42 square miles of land encompasses diverse residential neighborhoods including established neighborhoods, new subdivisions, lakeside estates, multi-family, townhomes, and senior communities.

The Parks and Recreation Department is a leader in creating a healthy community by promoting innovative and inclusive opportunities that fulfill each person’s mind, body, and spirit. The Department provides a wide range of services for the City, including park development, recreation programming, recreation and rental facilities, and grounds maintenance. The City of Shawnee is seeking a community oriented and forward thinking individual to serve as the Parks & Recreation Director. Under the direction of the City Manager, the Parks and Recreation Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Department including parks, recreational facilities, aquatics facilities, Shawnee Town 1929 museum, parks and facilities maintenance, and community programs.

The successful candidate will possess strong leadership and communication skills while providing support across all divisions of the Department. The successful individual will be creative and fiscally responsible in their efforts to offer amenities that enhance citizens' quality of life and continually work to improve the City of Shawnee's parks, facilities, and operations.

Requirements: • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in parks and recreation, horticulture, turf management, or a closely related field. A Master's degree is preferred. • At least ten (10) years of parks and recreation experience is required, with five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in executive management of a public agency. • Certification as a Park and Recreation Professional(CPRP) preferred. • If hired from outside of the Kansas City metropolitan area, relocation to Shawnee will be required within one year of employment.

The hiring salary range for this position is $120,000 - $140,000 annually.

Please apply online: https://www.governmentresource.com/executive-recruitment/open-recruitments/shawnee-ks-parks-recreation-director

For more information on this position contact: Lissa Barker Strategic Government Resources lissabarker@governmentresource.com 817.337.8581

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 City of Shawnee, KS

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 Closing Date

February 11, 2022

 $17-$20/hr DOQ

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Parks Maintenance Full Time

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Maintenance the Parks Maintenance position is responsible for the general maintenance of the Districts parks and facilities, including athletic fields, gardens, playgrounds, and indoor facilities. IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Superintendent of Maintenance JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: • Responsible for general maintenance, cleanup duties and safety checks associated with various Park owned lands and facilities • Responsible for mowing and landscape maintenance • Responsible for winter snow and ice removal • Operate light vehicles, commercial mowers, tractors, small grass cutting/hedge trimming machinery, power tools, radio communications equipment and other specialized seasonal maintenance equipment • Responsible for providing general information to the public and assisting them with their concerns and complaints when possible • Assist with construction and landscape projects • Move supplies, picnic tables and equipment as directed • Clean washrooms, toilets, and other public use areas • Collect and dispose of garbage as directed • Report any violation of Park rules/regulation on or in relationship to Park property to your supervisor • Assist with setup, tear-down and the operation of special events • Perform other related duties as directed

JOB REQUIREMENTS: • Valid “D” Class Driver’s license • Experience in a building/park maintenance is a plus • Experience in the following is not mandatory but is a plus: small & heavy equipment operation, landscaping, turf maintenance • Knowledge in parks maintenance and general trades work is an asset • Working knowledge of the Park District and programs is an asset • First Aid and CPR training is an asset SKILLS • Capacity to work both independently and in a team environment • Ability to adapt to the daily challenges associated with a busy work environment • Excellent communication and customer service skills • Ability to work in a variety of extreme weather conditions • Strong problem solving, conflict management and organizational skills • Ability to develop, foster and sustain effective working relationships • Build, foster and sustain a positive public image • Capacity to operate a variety of landscape and park maintenance equipment • Capable of lifting up to 50 lbs • Ability to work full-time hours including overtime when needed

WORKING CONDITIONS • Normal Workweek – 40 hours (Full-Time) Some weekends required • Job requires mental alertness to ensure the safety of others • Job requires moderate physical exertion • Involves mental and visual concentration • May be subject to inclement weather and/or weather extremes during the discharge of responsibilities • Physical work including a variety of large and small equipment including the use of small tools, lawn maintenance equipment and tractors • Considerable periods of standing/sitting • Moderate to heavy lifting, pushing, pulling at times

STARTING WAGE • $17.00-$20.00 Per Hour

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 Midlothian Park District

 Contact

Patrick Lemar
708-371-6191
plemar@midlothianparkdistrict.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting rate: $17.66/hour

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We are seeking a full-time Landscape Maintenance Worker II to perform skilled maintenance work in the care and upkeep of the Park District’s outdoor landscape and athletic facilities. Responsibilities include performing routine landscape and athletic field maintenance work.

SHIFT INFORMATION

40 hours per week with the ability to work overtime as needed. 7am - 3pm, Sunday - Thursday shift from April to November. Monday - Friday shift from end of November through March. Winter Only with freezing temperatures: Outdoor ice making schedule is a weather dependent rotation between landscape crew members (generally once week a month with overnight schedule Monday - Friday 11pm - 7am).

BENEFITS

Position offers a full benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health insurance, paid time off, paid holidays off, and enrollment in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Perform routine landscape maintenance work.

• Prep ballfields for play on Sunday mornings during in-season (April through mid-November).

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

• Operate a grader, backhoe, end loader, dump truck and related equipment in a variety of parking lot and pathways maintenance activities.

• Perform ground maintenance activities such as raking, weeding, mowing, pruning, planting, cultivating and watering grass, trees, flowers and shrubs.

• Perform athletic fields maintenance activities to maintain and prepare playing fields such as dragging, grading, lining and setting up fences and goal posts.

• Inspect facilities and grounds for safety and take corrective action.

• Supervise the work of seasonal staff and train seasonal staff in proper maintenance and equipment procedures.

• Perform snow removal including plowing, snow blowing, shoveling and salting of walkways and parking lots; operate snowplows, trucks and other equipment for the removal of snow and salting of Park District roads, parking lots and walkways.

• Provide support for special events; assist with the set up and take down of events.

• Collaborate with internal and external customers in a positive manner.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

• Four years of high school, including two (2) years’ experience in general grounds maintenance, nursery work, or a related field.

• Operation and care of tractors, skid-steer, truck and trailer combination and other equipment used in construction and landscape maintenance.

• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; follow oral and written instructions.

• Prepare required records, reports and to fill out paperwork properly.

• Work independently, productively and efficiently.

• Become CPR and AED certified.

• Valid Public Pesticide Operator’s License in the appropriate category, or ability to obtain.

• Illinois Operators Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), or the ability to obtain one within six months upon request.

• Knowledge of the tools, materials, methods and procedures used in horticulture and landscape maintenance.

• Ability to identify Midwest plants including trees, shrubs, grasses, flowers, and weeds.

• Familiarity with irrigation system repairs.

• Knowledge of the methods, materials and tools used in the maintenance of trees, shrubs, turf grass and flowers.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical requirements 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 of the job.

Required to sit, stand, walk, bend, climb, smell, talk and hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate various tools and equipment. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Uses material handling equipment or staff assistance when lifting and or moving objects 50 pounds or greater.

Work is performed in mostly in an outdoor setting. Work may be performed indoors. Work may be performed with exposure to warm and/or cool temperatures and/or icy conditions for short or long periods of time. Works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration.

APPLY online nbparks.org/jobs

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 Northbrook Park District

 Contact


jobs@nbparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting Rate: $20+ per hour depending on qualifications

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We are seeking a full-time Athletic Field Maintenance Crew Leader to lead a crew of landscape maintenance workers to perform skilled maintenance work in the care and upkeep of outdoor athletic facilities and the outdoor landscape. Responsibilities include performing routine landscape and athletic field maintenance work while leading and providing guidance with task completion for a crew of maintenance staff. Position reports to the Parks Grounds Supervisor.

SHIFT INFORMATION

40 hours per week with the ability to work overtime as needed. 7am - 3pm, Tuesday - Saturday shift from April to November. Monday - Friday shift from end of November through March. Winter hours may vary based on ice making and snow plowing needs.

Freezing temperatures only: Outdoor ice making schedule is a weather dependent rotation between landscape crew members (generally once week a month with overnight schedule Monday - Friday 11pm - 7am).

BENEFITS

Position offers a full benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health insurance, paid time off, paid holidays off, and enrollment in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Train and lead the day-to-day task performance of seasonal staff in athletic field maintenance duties.

• Prepare and inspect athletic facilities or parks daily for safety and ensures corrective action is taken as needed.

• Perform maintenance performs maintenance and repair work in athletic facilities on a routine basis.

• Operate equipment including chalk liners, line painters, drag mats, blowers, mowers, riding mowers, line trimmers, field sweepers, pressure washers and a variety of hand tools and hand power tools; operate automotive equipment; operate trucks and other equipment for snow removal.

• Coordinate and provide guidance to off-season athletic facility maintenance; in-field renovation, turf renovation or other maintenance as needed.

• Construct and maintain ice surfaces at outdoor ice rinks.

• Assist in determining materials and supplies needed for projects; purchase and store project materials.

• Perform general grounds maintenance activities on a routine basis; mowing, planting, cultivating and watering grass, trees, flowers and shrubs; operate spraying equipment to apply chemical substances to grass (stimulate growth or control weeds, diseases and pests).

• Prepare initial layout or set-up of athletic fields and maintains fields according to specifications of scheduled events, including baseball, softball, soccer, football, field hockey, etc.

• Inspect grounds and fields daily to determine field conditions (i.e. playability of fields), safety concerns and maintenance needs and report to the appropriate staff.

• Collaborate with internal and external customers; respond to affiliate inquiries and communicate with Athletic Supervisors.

• Respond to emergency requests for repairs outside of regular work hours.

• Enforce and communicate safety rules and procedures; address and correct unsafe conditions.

• Report any work-related or patron injuries, incidents or unsafe conditions to supervisor.

• Foster and maintain effective professional working relationships with the general public and co-workers.

• Perform related duties as assigned

For more details on duties and responsibilities, visit nbparks.org/jobs.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

• Four years of high school, including two (2) years’ experience in athletic field maintenance, general grounds maintenance or tug management. Crew leader experience is preferred

• Possession of an Illinois Pesticide Operators License or ability to obtain within three months of date of hire and possession of a valid Illinois Driver’s License Class D

• Possession of a valid Illinois Driver’s License Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) desired, not required

• Operate tools and equipment used in maintenance, trucks, tractors and trailer

• Prepare required records and reports

• Work independently and efficiently without direct supervision

• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; follow oral and written instructions

• Become CPR and AED certified

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical requirements 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 of the job.

Required to sit, stand, walk, bend, climb, smell, talk and hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate various tools and equipment. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Uses material handling equipment or staff assistance when lifting and or moving objects 50 pounds or greater.

Work is performed in mostly in an outdoor setting. Work may be performed indoors. Work may be performed with exposure to warm and/or cool temperatures and/or icy conditions for short or long periods of time.Works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration.

APPLY online at nbparks.org/jobs

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 Northbrook Park District

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jobs@nbparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18.50HR DOQ

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A high school diploma/GED is required and any equivalent of technical school degree or work experience in a related trade and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

The Parks Laborer must be a self-starter and recognize and recommend needed repairs and maintenance. He/she must have the ability to work independently and complete assigned park maintenance under minimal supervision.

Must Obtain Pesticide Operators License within 12 months of hire.

All full-time employees must pass a criminal background check, drug test, and physical exam, all of which are paid for by the Glencoe Park District.

Certifications/License Required: Class D Driver’s License

Required Skills: Experience operating equipment, performing general labor, landscaping or specialized trade skills is desired. This is an entry level position in the Parks Department, the employee would receive extensive on the job training.

The Parks Laborer is responsible for completing assigned routine maintenance tasks including, turf maintenance/sports field maintenance, irrigation maintenance, seasonal fountain maintenance, playground maintenance, special event setup, purchasing, snow removal and Zamboni operations, herbicide application. In addition to parks specific trade work. Additional duties may be assigned by the Director of Parks & Maintenance.

https://www.applitrack.com/glencoepark/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?category=Maintenance%2FCustodial

THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR HEALTH INSURANCE AND IMRF PENSION

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 Glencoe Park District

 Contact

Jared Barchenger
847-835-3030
jbarchenger@glencoeparkdistrict.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled