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 $19.95+/hour, DOQ

Position Summary: Under the direction of the Horticulture Manager, the Horticultural Maintenance I shall carry out general maintenance tasks and minor repairs to all Park District facilities. This position requires basic to moderate knowledge of general grounds maintenance tasks to include operation of equipment used for mowing, landscaping, snow removal, and other related tasks, including the care of the district’s flower/shrub beds, which involves planting annual flowers, watering, weed control, and mechanical pruning.

Work will include evenings and weekends when needed as well as assisting with special events, along with other Parks Department duties as assigned. Overtime will be required as needed. The Horticultural Maintenance I position is in the Parks Department and is a full-time, full-benefited, non-exempt position.

Minimum Requirements: High school graduate; 1-2 years working experience in landscape construction and/or landscape maintenance industry; knowledge of general landscape maintenance activities, such as mowing, pruning trees and shrubs, landscape beds, and snow removal; be able to operate basic hand and power tools; valid State of Illinois Driver's License CDL Class B is required within twelve (12) months of employment; and Illinois Pesticide Operator License is required within twelve (12) months of employment.

Benefits & Wages: Health/Dental/Vision insurance for individual and family; paid life insurance; a retirement plan with the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF); paid vacation, personal days, holidays and sick time; unlimited in-house complimentary programs; seasonal pool passes for indoor and outdoor pools (individual and family); Fitness Center membership (individual and family); and discount at Palatine Hills Golf Course.

This is a full-time (40 hours/week), fully benefited position. The hourly rate for this position starts at $19.95/hour, dependent on qualifications.

Palatine Park District offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, and membership in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). The Palatine Park District benefits package also includes paid vacation, personal days, holidays, sick leave, and potential for annual merit increases.

Employment contingent upon successful criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical. Palatine Park District participates in Department of Transportation random drug and alcohol testing program.

If you are ready to take the next step in your career, come join us and Live the Parks & Rec Life!

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 Palatine Park District


Matt Sheehan
(847) 496-6212

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $72,380.00 - $90,470.00

The Parks & Recreation department is seeking applicants that can meet the needs of a Supt of Recreation. It is Parks & Recreation's mission is to enrich the quality of life for our community.

The Superintendent of Recreation position is an integral part of the Parks & Recreation team that leads & supports the ongoing operation of the Recreation Division. This position directly supervises and manages three (3) Recreation Program Managers, two (2) S.O.A.R. (Special Opportunities Available in Recreation) Program Managers, and three (3) Ice Center Managers, who together oversee Seasonal employees, facilities, and programs.

The Recreation Division of Bloomington Parks & Recreation includes programs for all age groups in general recreation programs, special events, therapeutic recreation, ice center, and aquatics. The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible for providing excellent customer service to the public, inter-departmentally, and internally to City employees related to the functions of this position.

Works with the Assistant Director and Director in the planning, organizing, managing, and development of all division goals and operations.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in Park and Recreation Management, or Recreation, Sport and Tourism preferred
  • 5 years’ supervisory experience with progressive responsibilities
  • Aquatic Facility Management and Ice Center Management experience preferred
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted
Certificates and Licenses:

  • Driver’s License
  • CPRP (Certified Park & Recreation Professional) or ability to obtain
  • CPO (Certified Pool Operator) or ability to obtain
Please see full job description on our website.

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 Bloomington Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts


Lindsey Denny

 Closing Date

October 11, 2023

 $22.53 - $23.80

ABOUT US: The Des Plaines Park District, established in 1919, features more than 50 parks and facilities. As an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency, we service a culturally diverse and growing community with hundreds of affordable recreational and educational programs, classes, and events for kids, teens, adults, and families each season. "Enriching Lives Everyday" is our vision and our constant goal. 

Job Title: Mechanical Maintenance II
Grade: VII - Starting $22.53      
FLSA: Non–Exempt
Department: Parks

Reports to:  Mechanical Operation Supervisor
Supervises: N/A

BASIC FUNCTION: Performs general, specialized and preventative maintenance work and repairs at all Park District building and facilities, including Prairie Lakes Indoor pool and other outdoor pools as required.

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 7:00-3:30pm

  1. Perform maintenance and repairs on all district building and facility systems including but not limited to: HVAC systems, plumbing, electrical systems, pumps, motors and boilers.
  2. Diagnose mechanical system problems, obtaining parts and making repairs as necessary.
  3. Perform building, facility and equipment inspections, noting major equipment operating condition and emergency building systems.
  4. Perform scheduled preventative maintenance on building equipment.
  5. Work in “on-call” status for special operations and emergency situations.
  6. Assist in all aspect of maintenance in the Parks Dept. as needed, including snow removal operations, ice making, special event support, etc.
  7. Assists with special events including, but not limited, to the annual Fall Fest set up, event operation, clean up and teardown.

  1. Attend related training to expand skills and knowledge.
  2. Follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Park District Safety & Crisis Manuals.
  3. Perform additional duties as assigned.
  4. Member of a Park District committee as assigned.

Education: One year commercial vocational or other specialized training beyond high school.
Experience:   Two years related experience.
Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certified, Classes available through Park District upon hire; CPO/AFO Certification preferred, or ability to obtain within 6-months ; Valid Illinois Driver’s License          

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • Life insurance (basic & voluntary additional coverage)
  • IMRF Defined Benefit Pension
  • 457 Defined Contribution Plan
  • Paid Time Off (sick, vacation, and personal)
  • Medical Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account with Employer Contribution (for applicable HDHP)
  • Park District Facility & Program Discounts

To apply, please visit 

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 Des Plaines Park District


Nicole Dale

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Public Works Department 
General Maintenance – Parks
The Village of Lincolnshire is accepting applications for the position of General Maintenance–Parks for the Public Works Department. Lincolnshire is looking for driven, focused, and motivated individuals, that are ready to start or continue a very successful and rewarding career in the Public Sector. Lincolnshire is comprised of a wealth of talent, knowledge and experience ranging from 30+ years with the Village, to just starting with the team. Lincolnshire offers a professional platform for team building, learning, camaraderie, and growth. Start your career today with the Village of Lincolnshire!
Duties and Responsibilities: Responding to parks/path related inquiries and assists with building/grounds maintenance at all Village parks. Employee will also perform skilled field maintenance work on all Village athletic fields. This position will be on call for snow plowing as needed. This position will be reporting to the Public Works Facility Monday-Friday from 6:30am-3:00pm and will work under the general direction of the Parks Foreman.
Additional Responsibilities:
·       Ability to operate heavy equipment including but not limited to backhoes, skid steers, loaders, dump trucks, hauling equipment with trailers, excavators, and street saws.
·       Other duties include baseball field set-up and maintenance, soccer field set-up and maintenance, mowing, garbage/trash removal, building maintenance, restroom maintenance, trail maintenance and general landscape related maintenance.
This position is a dedicated 365 days/24 hours/7 days a week on-call position that is required to respond to all after-hour emergencies including snow/ice control as needed.
Minimum Qualifications/Requirements: Must have a High School diploma or G.E.D. Possession of a Class B Commercial Driver’s License is preferred. Applicants with 3–5 years of parks related and athletic field maintenance experience is preferred.  
Salary Range: The salary range for this position is $58,520-$83,600 dependent upon qualifications. The Village offers a competitive benefits package including paid time off; medical, dental, and life insurance; and membership in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). Residency is not required.
Agency Contact: Please send a completed job application, resume, and cover letter to Leslie Cole, Village of Lincolnshire, 1 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, or Lincolnshire is an equal opportunity employer. 
Deadline: The position is open until filled. Application and resume review process to begin on October 2nd, 2023.

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 Village of Lincolnshire


Leslie Cole

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18.56 Hourly

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The General Maintenance Worker is a Full-Time Position. We offer a competitive compensation starting at $18.56 per hour. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, 457 plan(s), IMRF Pension, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holidays, sick time and personal days. This position is part of a collective bargaining agreement.

Job Purpose:
The Full Time General Maintenance Worker is responsible for cleaning and maintaining buildings, parks and equipment in order to meet park standards to provide safe, functional, and attractive grounds and facilities for all users of the Park District. The General Maintenance Worker position will typically work Sunday through Thursday from9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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 Park District of Oak Park


Desiree Hines

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled