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 $20.00-$22.00 per hour DOQ

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The Woodridge Park District located in Woodridge, Illinois has an opening for a Parks Maintenance-Level 2 staff member. As a previous four time Illinois Distinguished & Accredited Agency Award recipient, the Woodridge Park District serves approximately 35,500 residents with 690 acres of parks and sites offering over 1,000 programs each year.

Maintenance - Level 2 staff are responsible for performing general maintenance for the Park District. General maintenance consists of but is not limited to, the care and repair of landscaping, turf, trees, buildings, vehicles, and equipment. Maintenance - Level 2 staff will also assist the Superintendent of Parks and Operations with implementation of major maintenance/construction projects.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily and demonstrate the District’s core competencies consisting of financial accountability, integrity/ethics, job knowledge, policies & procedures compliance, work quality, risk management/safety, District/Department vision and values, adaptability/flexibility, dependability, and productivity. Essential duties include overseeing part-time seasonal workers and special work crews as assigned, generate new ideas to improve maintenance operational efficiencies, reduce maintenance costs, improve safety and improve access to parks and recreation services, develop and exercise safe work habits to prevent injuries and conserve material resources, and work as a team player with co-workers and in conjunction with other departments. A complete job description is available upon request.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and demonstrate the competencies listed above in addition to the following:

 Basic understanding of tools, turf, and equipment maintenance.

 Ability to administer all functions of park operations as required by the Superintendent of Parks and Operations and the Maintenance Supervisor.

 Basic skills in electric, carpentry, and plumbing.

 Knowledge of and the ability to maintain and care for turf, trees, buildings (interior & exterior components/systems), vehicles, equipment, and the repair of same.

 Knowledge of construction techniques including: plumbing, carpentry, electricity and the ability to use this in implementation and supervision of construction projects.

 Strong leadership skills and the ability to oversee seasonal part-time department employees.

 Ability to operate heavy equipment including, but not limited to: tractors, end loaders, backhoe, and large mowers.

 Ability to observe and report safety hazards.

 Ability to interact positively and effectively with residents, cooperating agencies, and Park District employees.

Education & Training

 Minimum of a high school degree or equivalent required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

 Obtain and maintain a Combination State of Illinois Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A License within 6 months of hire.

 Obtain and maintain a State of Illinois Pesticide Operator’s License within 12 months of hire.

 Obtain and maintain a PDRMA playground safety certification within 12 months of hire.

 Obtain and maintain first-aid certification.

 Obtain and maintain adult CPR/AED certification.

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 Woodridge Park District


Connie Curry

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Position: Parks Maintenance Level 1

Summary: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Parks & Properties & the Parks Foreman, the Parks Maintenance Level 1 shall perform maintenance tasks which include, but are not limited to repairs, improvement of grounds, facilities, and buildings, construction projects, maintenance of operating equipment, and landscaping. The Parks Department employee is normally scheduled to work from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. of each workday, Monday through Friday. Overtime may be required.

Supervisor: The Parks Department Maintenance Employees report to the Park Foreman, Superintendent of Parks and Properties and the Executive Director.

Qualifications: Minimum includes completion of a high school education and knowledge of turf, trees, shrubs, flowers, building maintenance, equipment operation, carpentry or construction.

Essential Functions: Personnel: 1. Full-time personnel will be assigned specific work crews consisting of part-time or seasonal employees. The full-time personnel will supervise these work crews. More than one fulltime staff member may be assigned to a specific crew. 2. Perform work in general construction, maintenance, repairs, and landscaping. 3. Operate and maintain motorized equipment. 4. Perform custodial maintenance, general maintenance, and repairs for continual upkeep and cleanliness of buildings, grounds, and facilities including soccer fields, football fields, tennis courts, Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course, and Moore Park Spray Ground, and Skate Park. 5. Plant & maintain trees. 6. Install and repair playground equipment and surfacing. Safety inspections of all playground equipment will be performed by a certified playground safety inspector. 7. Remain on call for snow removal, repairs and maintenance as deemed necessary.

Safety Program: 1. Understand the Park District’s safety procedures and requirements. This includes completion and follow-through on all accident reports, emergency safety procedures, reporting of hazardous equipment, facilities or conditions, and the conduct of any employee under their supervision. Report all incidents and potential hazards to the Safety Committee as soon as possible.

Marginal Functions: 1. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed. 2. Attend training opportunities and attain certifications relevant to position.

Physical Requirements: 1. Handling Park District materials up to 100 pounds. Assistance will be provided when necessary (mechanical or team-lift). 2. Ability to operate Park District vehicles.

Cognitive Considerations: 1. Resolve differences and problems that arise with patrons and work together with other employees. 2. The Parks Department employees must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District. 3. Exposed to elements when performing outdoor functions these conditions include lighting and temperature. Some activities are performed indoors

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 Geneva Park District


Ken Kerfoot

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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The Round Lake Area Park District is hiring a full-time Park Maintenance team member. We need a hard worker to join our team. We are looking for someone who will work diligently to help maintain our parks.

A qualified candidate will have three years in related field and a valid driver's license. Must have Illinois Pesticide Operator license or be willing to obtain within six months. Must be able to take direction from co-workers and be willing to take the initiative to get things done.

You will work in groups of two or more maintaining and repairing our properties and equipment. Work is performed at a moderate and constant pace.

Each day holds different challenges. Spring and summer essential duties include turf maintenance, mowing, fertilizing, seeding and weed control. Winter duties include snow removal using a truck driven snowplow and tractor driven snow blower.

We take great pride in our playgrounds. Your day may also include repairing and painting park and playground equipment or marking lines on sports fields.

Full-time benefits include: medical, dental and vision insurance, IMRF, retirement savings, life insurance and paid time off.

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 Round Lake Area Park District


Jennifer Ruehrdanz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $16.00 - $19.00/hr

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Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent. Must be at least 18 years old. Associates’ Degree in Turf Management, Horticulture, Urban Forestry or related field preferred. Minimum of three years of experience in related field or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training. Must be able to obtain Illinois Pesticide Applicator’s license in turf, ornamentals and right of way within 6 months of hire. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be able to provide own transportation. Mechanical knowledge preferred. Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Must be CPR/AED certified within 6 months of hire. Type of Position: Full-time Hours: 40 hours/week Over-time may be required. Nonexempt

Job Summary:

The Maintenance Parks & Athletic Fields/Grounds employee must be sufficiently skilled to perform a wide variety of tasks without supervision such as park, turf and landscape maintenance and recreation support activities. Employee will be on call and must have the ability to lead and supervise seasonal employees. This is an at-will position.

Essential Job Functions: 1. Gain knowledge and understanding of District policies and procedures and see that they are adhered to at all times.

Remove all garbage from all playing fields and park areas.

Mow and trim all athletic fields and other park turf areas weekly during the growing season, using tractors, hand mowers and trimmers.

Establish and maintain turf through scheduled seeding, fertilizing, weed control, sod laying aeration and irrigation requirements.

Responsible for layout, striping and maintaining soccer, softball, football, lacrosse and baseball fields.

Plant and trim trees, shrubs and flowers, maintain landscape beds.

Remove snow from parking lots, sidewalks and throughout the District as needed.

Repair damaged recreational items such as tennis court nets, basketball courts, soccer goals, playground equipment and shelters.

Organize, prioritize and direct multiple projects, labor and equipment needs.

Responsible for the operation and preventive maintenance on equipment such as checking fuel levels, cleaning and inspections, greasing, etc.

Document man-hours and materials used on work orders to specific job requirements.

Support and maintain collaborative efforts with internal and external customers and organizations.

Assist in managing overall work plan of park maintenance.

Clean and maintain pavilions and other facilities as assigned.

Responsible for, but not limited to, managing the safety and cleanliness of property and equipment, and property from wear, damage and vandalism, etc.

Accurately determine and perform minor mechanical repair needs and estimate the time required to complete repairs.

Comply with the District’s Dress Code by coming to work in clean, presentable clothing.

Attend district-wide, crisis and staff trainings as required.

Attend workshops and seminars pertaining to employee’s position, as needed, for new ideas, developments, and techniques.

Administer, observe and follow all District safety policies and regulations as the safety of staff and participants is of utmost importance and a continuing responsibility of all employees. Immediately notify the Risk Manager of any safety hazards in District buildings, grounds and facilities.

The District encourages its employees to take an active role in the appearance of the District i.e. pick up litter throughout the buildings, grounds and facilities of the District.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Psychological Considerations:

Capable of communicating and working as a team with all levels of park district staff, volunteers, business partners and the public. Possess a clear understanding of District operations and the commitment involved. Ability to delegate work, where appropriate, in order to accomplish the Values & Mission of the District. Ability to oversee and maintain District assets. Ability to work independently to produce quality and accurate work on a timely basis and resolve issues as they arise. Must be punctual and dependable. Ability to organize and maintain files and records. Ability to recognize priorities and meet deadlines. Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations. Ability to accept constructive criticism and/or supervision. Should possess enthusiasm and drive with a desire to accomplish goals and objectives. Ability to be flexible and adaptable to new situations. Ability to organize, prepare and present information in verbal and written form. Ability to maintain a safe environment for staff and the public. Cognitive Considerations:

Employee must be able to follow directions and communicate both verbally and in writing. Employee must possess general knowledge of the recreation industry. Employee must be able to represent the Lemont Park District in a professional manner in all circumstances. Employee must possess knowledge of budgeting procedures and techniques and daily records management as applicable to the position. Employee must possess time management and organizational skills to effectively perform his/her job responsibilities. Employee must have the ability to understand and respect confidential information. Employee must possess good problem solving skills and have the capacity to act rationally and calmly including high stress and/or emergency situations. Employee must have the ability to develop and maintain positive and effective working relationship with subordinates and team members and to promote and maintain high morale and enthusiasm. Employee must possess knowledge of general office machines. Employee must possess computer skills required for the position held. Employee must identify potential unsafe conditions and notify appropriate District personnel. Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, some bending, kneeling and reaching items off floor and high shelves is required. Performing repetitive hand/arm movements as when hammering, drilling, or sawing. Climbing ladders and reaching to perform work, such as changing light bulbs or painting. Sitting for sustained periods of time when operating a tractor. Lifting and moving with loads for long periods of time, as when stocking store rooms. Walking and bending for sustained periods of time, as when working on pumps and motors or bending to pick up litter. Standing for sustained periods of time while checking area/equipment, etc. Reading hand written information and writing legibly. The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Employee must have the physical agility to maintain mobility from site to site, and be able to perform heavy manual tasks (a thorough pre-employment physical examination will be required after conditional job offer).

Work Environment:

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but may be exposed to noise distractions from employees or equipment operation in adjacent work areas. Employee may be required to work both inside and outside during various environmental conditions, such as, but not limited to, rain and mud, extremely hot and cold temperatures, exposure to dust, fumes, dirt, noise, insect bites and exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Hours & Pay:

The Parks & Athletic Fields Specialist (Level II) works a schedule of Monday through Friday (7 am to 3:30 pm) This is an hourly position and is based on a 40-hour work week with some evening and weekend work expected. Hourly wage is between $16.00-$19.00/hr DOQ. Including excellent benefit package.

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 Lemont Park District


Jason Khuen

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $19.33/hr + DOQ

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The Naperville Park District is looking for a qualified candidate to join our park maintenance department as a Park Specialist I. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional in the area of horticulture, general landscape maintenance and custodial duties to utilize their skills in a team environment to make a positive impact on the community.

Benefits: Health insurance. Vacation, personal, and sick days. Recreation program discounts.   Schedule: Off season typically Monday-Friday 7:00am - 3:00pm, Schedule during the growing season typically Tuesday – Saturday 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.     Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Perform a wide variety of park maintenance tasks including but not limited to; trail maintenance, horticultural care of landscape beds and custodial duties on a daily basis. May be asked to act as a crew leader to assigned staff and volunteers by orienting and training. Clean and maintain parks through litter pickup, garbage removal, recycling activities, and conduct scheduled inspections to district amenities as assigned. May be asked to participate in park maintenance operations such as controlled prairie and woodland burns, hardscape and pond maintenance. Support special event set up, tear down and maintenance during the event.     Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the methods and of forestry, turf, and horticulture development and maintenance. Demonstrate abilities to apply fertilizers and pesticides at manufacturer’s application rates.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required. Associate or Bachelor’s degree (preferred) in agronomy, horticulture, turf management, forestry or related field.

Special Considerations: This position is subject to a post offer physical.

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 Naperville Park District


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Open Until Filled