The Equipment Operator works under the supervision of the Park Foreman and is responsible for operation of equipment used for mowing, landscaping, snow removal, athletic field maintenance, and other related tasks including labor as they pertain to the care of the District’s Parks and Facilities. This position requires a working knowledge of the operation and use of specialized and heavy motor equipment in general construction and maintenance activities. Basic knowledge of hand tools, carpentry, painting, electrical, and plumbing is required. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to playground inspection and repair, tree, shrub, and turf care, supervision of part time and seasonal employees, some custodial duties, and event set-ups. This position is for Full-Time employment/40 hours per week plus benefits and requires flexibility to work some weekends/evenings and overtime as needed. Qualifications: • Education minimum requirement is a high school graduate or equivalent • A required minimum of 2 years experience in grounds maintenance • Park and/or landscape maintenance experience is preferred • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain an Illinois Pesticide Operators License within 6 months • Must possess or be able to obtain a CPR Certification within 6 months • A clean, valid drivers’ license • A mandatory physical, drug screening, and criminal background check are required prior to employment
Applications may be obtained at the front desk of the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center located at 8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, or by visiting our website at www.tinleyparkdistrict.org. Click on General Information, and download the application. Please submit completed resumes and applications to: Ryan Veldman, Superintendent of Parks 8125 West 171st Street Tinley Park, Illinois 60477 or email@example.com
Title: EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
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GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Landscape Specialist is a specialized position working under the supervision of the Park Foreman and is responsible for skilled work involving the construction, repair, and upkeep of all aspects of landscape as they pertain to Park District grounds and facilities. The candidate must possess a practical knowledge of equipment and tools used in park maintenance activities; specialized training or experience in turf management, arboricultural, and horticultural practices; landscape construction; skills in minor repairs and use of hand and power equipment; ability to service equipment used and to detect operating defects; must adhere to preventive maintenance program; ability to operate snow removal equipment and properly train employees.
ESSENTIAL GENERAL JOB FUNCTIONS (DUTIES): Operate a variety of specialized equipment in connection with the District’s turf program including slit seeding, aeration, and chemical spraying Maintain standard best practices pertaining to horticulture, including planting of flower beds, trimming, and removal of shrubs and trees, planting of new materials, along with proper maintenance Operate independently and lead various assigned projects and tasks Maintain accurate records and reports as required Adhere to preventive maintenance programs as developed by the Department. Adhere to and actively enforce safety procedures of the District and its overall risk management program Exercise considerable independence in performing duties Perform related or other assigned tasks as required Organize and supervise the District’s snow removal operation Oversee and manage part-time help as necessary Cooperate with all departments and fellow employees to obtain superior results to the District’s goals and objectives
HOURS: The Landscape Specialist is a full time position working 40 hours per week plus benefits and requires flexibility to work some weekends/evenings and overtime as needed. Normal work schedule is Monday through Friday; 6:30am-3:30pm.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school graduate or equivalent. Minimum three years of experience in horticulture, park maintenance, or related full-time work. Must be familiar with horticulture best management practices. Must be able to obtain and maintain an Illinois Pesticide Applicator’s License in Right of Way, Turf, Pest, and Ornament control. Must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License. Current CPR certification required. Must have or obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and AED within six months of employment. Working knowledge of computers with experience in Excel and Word. Formal education in horticultural studies preferred.
Applications may be obtained at the front desk of the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center located at 8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, or by visiting our website at www.tinleyparkdistrict.org. Click on General Information, and download the application. Please submit completed resumes and applications to: Ryan Veldman, Superintendent of Parks 8125 West 171st Street Tinley Park, Illinois 60477 firstname.lastname@example.org Title: Landscape Specialist
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Under the direction and supervision of the Park Manager, the Park Supervisor, Fleet and Mowing is responsible for overseeing and implementing Streamwood Park District's comprehensive fleet preventive maintenance program, managing the District's mowing crew, and performing a variety of park maintenance tasks. This is a physically demanding position with the majority of time to be spent working in the field. The Park Supervisor, Fleet and Mowing is on-call as needed, supervising and leading seasonal and part-time employees. This is an at-will position.
Qualifications: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. • Candidates must have formal mechanical training or certifications in gas and diesel engines or automotive systems. • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. • Preference given to candidates with prior supervisory and fleet management experience. • Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License. • Must possess a valid State of Illinois Pesticide Operator’s License or must have ability to obtain within six (6) months of hiring. • Must be CPR and AED certified within six (6) months of hiring. Training paid for and provided by the Streamwood Park District upon hire. • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) communication skills preferred.
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Contact: Amy Vito, Park Manager | 777 S. Bartlett Road, Streamwood, Illinois 60107 | Phone: 630-483-3112 | Email: email@example.com
The Streamwood Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Park Specialist II is responsible for performing general park maintenance duties throughout the District with an emphasis on mowing.
JOB SUMMARY • Supervise 2-4 seasonal staff members • Mowing, trimming, edging, and blowing • Tree removal • Herbicide applications • Trash removal • Athletic field maintenance • Parking lot repairs • Special events • Snow removal
QUALIFICATIONS • Prior experience in leading a mowing crew, park maintenance, landscaping, and equipment operation/repair preferred • Obtain a valid Illinois Pesticide Operator’s license, CPR/AED certification and Illinois CDL “C” license upon employment
HOURS Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 3:00 pm with overtime available
BENEFITS WE OFFER In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: • Medical Insurance • Dental Insurance • Vision Insurance • Life Insurance • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan • Paid Time Off • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefit
ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION TECH (Seasonal Full-time) (See Crew Chief Description Below)
Are you looking for a job that allows you to work outdoors and make a positive impact on our local natural areas? Semper Fi Land Services, Inc. is seeking qualified individuals for the position of Ecological Restoration Technician. As an Ecological Restoration Technician you will restore local ecosystems by eliminating invasive species and promoting the establishment of native plants and wildlife. This is a full-time year around position.
The ideal candidate is dependable, curious, enjoys working outdoors and has a passion for improving our local natural environment. Work days and times will vary based on weather conditions, but a typical work week is Monday through Friday 6:00 AM – 4:30 PM with occasional Saturday work. The Ecological Restoration Technician perform invasive species control through mechanical removal and herbicide application. Technicians will be required to obtain an Illinois Department of Agriculture pesticide operators license. The candidate must have the ability to perform a variety of manual labor tasks for extended periods of time, in rough terrain, under adverse conditions. Additional work tasks may included native seed installation, native plant installation, tree and shrub installation, selective tree removal and prescribed burn management. Teamwork is crucial as the technician will typically work on a crew of three to five.
Technicians will report directly to jobsites. Reliable transportation is required. Our core project sites are located throughout Cook County, with additional project locations throughout the Chicago region including DuPage, Will, Kane, and Kendall Counties. Technicians are typically assigned to the project site closest to where they live.
Starting pay rates are $11.50 - $14.00 per hour depending on experience.
About Us: Semper Land Services, Inc. is a comprehensive land services contractor with offices in Aurora, Yorkville, and Roselle, Illinois. Our specialized equipment, staff, experience, and expertise allows us to perform a full suite of land improvement services including habitat restoration and management, environmental remediation, stormwater management, earthwork, site utilities, and traditional landscape installation and management. Semper Fi is a veteran and minority owned small business. Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Overview:This is a position of great responsibility, tasked with the overall operational supervision of every aspect of each day’s projects, as well as managing safety, discipline, training, and partner relationships – all with the highest standards of professionalism, confidence, and integrity. The Ecological Restoration Division Crew Chief is expected to lead, coordinate and train permanent and temporary staff to implement annual land management schedules, including invasive species control, seed collection and distribution, transplanting, fire management and monitoring to restore and maintain native species and habitat diversity, primarily within Cook County’s Forest Preserve District’s land system. This work involves liaison with prime contractors or directly with municipal and corporate clients when Semper Fi is prime or only contractor. Crew chief performs supervisory duties, including time tracking, distribution of labor, managing staff, correcting safety issues. Position reports to Ecological Restoration Division Manager.
• Ability to lead, train, and motivate others.
• Ability to research and synthesize information for trouble shooting, problem solving and making recommendations.
• Ability to operate a variety of power tools and equipment safely and train others in same.
• Understanding of herbicides and chemicals.
• Understanding of restoration burn techniques.
• Ability to assess a job site and work patterns for safe operations.
• General knowledge of OSHA safety requirements.
• Knowledge of environmental conservation skills and basic environmental education
• Knowledgeable of specialty planting requirements, including the layout of habitat types and the planting of unique individual plant species.
• Ability to perform a wide variety of heavy manual labor for extended periods of time, and often under adverse weather conditions and in various climates.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with prime contractors, staff members, client staff, and the general public.
• Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
• Ability to understand and follow Semper Fi systems and processes including supervisor key responsibilities.
• Ability to work and engage trust with a diverse population of people. • Ability to structure work to ensure meeting time constraints. Other Requirements • Sustained performance in previous positions. • Good driving record (when driving). • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Spanish speaking a plus. • Has to obtain and maintain a valid IDOA Applicator License • Basic computer skills required (including MS Word, MS Excel, and Outlook email) • 290 certification and Burn Boss certification a plus
Non-inclusive list of responsibilities and role functions: • Leading and training team, potential on more than one work site concurrently, primarily working on ecological restoration projects. Take the opportunity to recognize positive contributions as they occur. Correct performance issues as they occur; be tactful and respectful when conveying corrections. • Take responsibility for all activities – identify and resolve issues & mistakes. Engage Semper Fi Management or Prime Contractors when necessary. • Meet with customers for site assessments; participate in assessment and work assignment discussions. • Hold morning tailgate meetings to review safety checklist; ensure all team members are ready and able to work assigned jobs. • Be aware of what is going on throughout a job site: ensure the proper and safe use of equipment, make corrections as soon as improper or safe usage is known. • Communicate work site, start times, site changes, crew assignments, and PPE needs daily. • Restoring forest health and reducing safety risks through tree thinning using powered equipment & controlled burns; constructing and maintaining trails; constructing and maintaining fences and outdoor facilities; maintaining public park space and recreation areas; planting (trees, grasses, natural and decorative plants, etc.), conducting native plant revegetation, and eradicating exotic plant species; conducting ecological testing and monitoring; and other functions as required. • Be aware of weather forecast and recognize changes in weather: re-work assignments as necessary to accommodate weather (e.g., do not mix chemicals when rain is imminent, do not conduct burns if high winds are predicted or apparent, etc.) • When weather halts or delays work, Crew Chiefs report to the shop or office for assignments, as determined by immediate manager or other leadership team member. • Arranging details of transportation, requirements for job site equipment and supplies, and distributing labor resources effectively across job sites. • Arranging for educational opportunities and working with HR to conduct OSHA training. • Maintaining (cleaning & inspecting) and repairing, or arranging for the repair of, hand and power tools and other equipment on a daily basis. Ready equipment at the end of each day: Be ready for tomorrow today. • Train, or arrange the training of, crew members on operations, tool usage, and safety. Training responsibilities include mixing packs and plant identification during growing season; proper use of burn tools in the burn season, fire rakes, pulaskis, flappers, and water packs; plus proper and safe use of chainsaws and brush cutters for felling trees and cutting brush. • Completing all project paperwork timely and completely, such as daily or weekly reports, work-time records, attendance & tardiness reports, accident/incident reports, and any other reports or informational communications as requested. • Arranging for the replacement of any equipment, supplies, or parts needed on the job sites. • Other functions as required or directed by manager and company principals • Travel to worksites is required; must have reliable personal transportation. • Required to have experience/knowledge of typical field crew tasks including planting, weeding, herbicide application, erosion control, and burn procedures. • Must be able to stoop, stand and bend for extended periods of time and work on uneven and/or difficult terrain, in standing or flowing water, and in environments of fluctuating temperatures. • Must be able to walk around uneven ground on job sites to conduct safety assessments of equipment, materials, and operations for OSHA standards. • Must be able to keep a level head and good attitude under stress. • Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs. for up to 4 hours at a time for an entire field shift in a day with only brief breaks. • Must be able to spend extended periods of time walking and standing for up to 4 hours at a time for an entire field shift in a day with only brief breaks. • Should know basic first aid, first aid certification is a plus.