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 $44,000/yr - Depending on Qualifications

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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: $44,000+/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

Open Until Filled


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Job Title: Parks Maintenance Intern
Salary: $9.00/hour, 12 weeks
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Parks

Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Parks

The Parks Intern, under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Parks and direction of appropriate staff, is responsible for gaining knowledge in all aspects of the Des Plaines Park District Parks Maintenance Department ranging from administrative duties such as budgeting and requests for materials, learning about GIS software and inputting data, to labor including landscape maintenance, pool maintenance, and special projects.


  1. Assists in administrative duties such as project management, bid document proofreading and attending bid openings, GIS entry, assistance in budgeting, attending meetings, participating in committee meetings, etc.

  2. Assists in landscape duties ranging from, but not limited to, landscape construction projects, maintaining turf through mowing and line trimming, cleaning up park debris, pruning of hedges and trees, and athletic field maintenance

  3. Assist in pool maintenance operations

  4. Assist in playground installation operations

  5. Assist in landscape bed plantings and greenhouse plant maintenance

  6. Operate Park District vehicles and equipment

  7. Perform support services at Park District and community events

  8. Continue education on new issues, procedures and techniques

  9. Maintain and promote excellent customer service relations with participants, parents, and other affiliates

  10. Maintain a working knowledge of all general and department safety rules. Enforce safety rules and improve public and employee knowledge by preventing, confronting and correcting unsafe behavior


  1. Administer First Aid, when required.

  2. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual and Crisis Manual.

  3. Direct participants in the event of an emergency, such as fire, severe weather.

  4. Communicate with appropriate full time supervisor regarding any equipment needing repair or replacement.

  5. Attend related training and meetings as requested.

  6. Perform other related duties and/or special projects as assigned.


Education: Working towards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Parks Maintenance, Horticulture, Turf, GIS or related field.

Certifications: CPR & First Aid Certification preferred, Classes available through Park District Valid Illinois Driver’s license is necessary.

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 Des Plaines Park District


Corrie Guynn
(847) 390-4939

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $17.50 - $18.00 Per Hour

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The Buffalo Grove Park District is accepting applications for a Full-time Parks Specialist.


A high school degree or equivalent.
A minimum of one year experience in park maintenance or related field
Must be at least 18 years old
Be available to work overtime as required
Have a valid Illinois driver's license and the ability to upgrade to a class "C" license within six months of employment.
Have an Illinois Public Pesticide Operators License or be able to acquire one within one year of employment.
Must pass pre-employment screenings and background check.


Performs park maintenance and site clean up
Observes and report safety hazards and maintenance issues to supervisors
Operates vehicles and equipment according to safety guidelines
Complies with the district's Personal Policy Manual
Performs daily safety check on hand tools, equipment and vehicles
Demonstrates good judgment and safety awareness
Interacts with the general public and collaborates with co-workers
Participates with snow removal operations
Complete other duties as assigned by Supervisor

Wage: $17.50 - $18.00 per hour

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 Buffalo Grove Park District


Scott Spitz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Based on experience

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Company Overview:
Founded in 1982, MB Real Estate Services Inc. is a full-service real estate organization that provides multifaceted expertise in Asset/Facilities Management; Leasing Services; Project/Construction Management; Tenant Representation; and Investment Services. Headquartered in Chicago, with regional offices in New York City, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Orlando, Central Ohio, Northern Virginia and Tucson, MB Real Estate is one of the fastest growing and most successful real estate providers in the country.

Position Overview:
We are seeking an Operations Coordinator to assist in management of The Chicago Riverwalk operations through implementation of operational procedures, conducting quality assurance walkthroughs and the adherence and enforcement of MB Real Estate and Chicago Riverwalk policies and procedures. The Operations Coordinator will report to the Property Manager and must be able to work various shifts including nights and weekends.


-Supervise various MB Real Estate subcontractors

-Assist in preparing monthly financial reports and supporting operations reports

-Assist in preparing portions of the Operating Budget

-Assist in monitoring of budget and invoicing costs for areas of responsibility

-Report all operational issues to the Property Manager

-Ensure cleaning, security, operational and customer service standards are implemented daily

-Report and assign all findings to appropriate contractors and personnel utilizing work order system

-Enforce existing Riverwalk policies and procedures; develop and implement new policies as needed

-Assist in the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs); alter SOPs as updates occur

-Assist and communicate with City of Chicago staff

-Work and communicate with other departments, team members and partners to ensure the Riverwalk functions effectively

-Conduct daily operational walkthroughs looking for vandalism, breakages, rust, potential hazards, loose hardware, graffiti, etc.

-Inspect for potential damages and repairs such as fencing, breakages, cleanliness, etc.

-Coordinate any scheduled events daily with security, cleaning and other applicable contractors

-Track all incidents and develop reports for the City of Chicago on these incidents as needed

-Oversee and work in conjunction with security contractor for Lost and Found operations

-Understand security and cleaning scheduling and potential projects to coordinate and facilitate their operations to avoid conflicts and maximize efficiency

-Responsible for all building and equipment maintenance

-Perform other responsibilities as assigned


-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience/education required

-2+ years of previous hospitality, operations and/or management experience preferred

-Excellent oral and written communication skills

-Ability to handle multiple tasks, manage time effectively, establish workflow priorities and work independently

-Prior employment history demonstrating the ability to work in a fast-paced, high-intensity environment while managing multiple tasks and priorities, and produce accurate results in a highly-organized manner

-Proficiency in Microsoft based software

-Experience working with Excel and financial reporting preferred

MB Real Estate offers a competitive benefits package. For consideration, please submit resume and salary requirements. We will contact applicants who meet our requirements. No phone calls please. EOE M/F/D/V

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Becky Gualandri

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Job Title: Landscape II
Grade: 5
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Parks & Golf Operation


Reports to: Landscape Maintenance Supervisor
Supervises: Some other full-time and part-time staff as required or instructed.

BASIC FUNCTION - Performs skilled landscape parks and facilities as directed by the Landscape Maintenance Supervisor. This position primarily oversees landscape operations at the Prairie Lakes Community Center as well as the Mountain View Adventure Center.


  1. Reads and lays-out landscape designs from drawings.

  2. Supervises crews as needed. Runs daily maintenance operations in absence of supervisor.

  3. Maintains turf areas including mowing, trimming, aerating and spraying for weeds.

  4. Maintains irrigation systems and repair.

  5. Prunes hedges and trees.

  6. Responsible for layout and maintaining striping on soccer fields.

  7. Oversees/directs seasonal staff in upkeep of Mountain View Mine Adventure Center landscaping.

  8. Inspects parks and clean up debris.

  9. Plants materials such as flowers, trees, shrubs, grass, etc.

  10. Participates in snow removal operations.

  11. Participates in ice rink maintenance.

  12. Inspects, cleans, maintains and performs routine maintenance on equipment.

  13. Identifies turf and ornamental diseases and treats as necessary.

  14. Mows greens, tees and fairways- general golf course maintenance.

  15. Operates Des Plaines Park District vehicles.

  16. Cleans buildings and restrooms and needed.

  17. Ability to interact in a positive way with patrons and staff.


  1. Assists other work crews as needed.

  2. Assist administrative staff with special maintenance requests.

  3. May be required to perform overtime work as requested or required.

  4. Attend related training to expand skills and knowledge

  5. Assist patrons with providing information as requested.

  6. Follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Park District Safety and Crisis Manuals

  7. Perform additional duties as assigned.

  8. Member of a Park District committee as assigned.


Education: High School diploma or equivalent (GED)
Six months commercial, vocational, or other specialized training

Experience: Two years related experience
Possess mechanical skill and knowledge of turf and landscape equipment and tools.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certified, Classes available through Park District upon hire

-Valid Illinois Driver’s License

-Illinois Pesticide Operator License

-Illinois Pesticide Applicator License preferred or ability to obtain Turf/Ornamentals/Aquatics within first year of employment

To apply, please go to and select the 'Jobs' tab.

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 Des Plaines Park District


Corrie Guynn
(847) 390-4939

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled