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To be considered for this position, interested individuals must complete the online application accessible at Materials submitted through mail, email, or fax will not be considered.

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, pension, and sick days. Recreation program discounts.

Schedule: Off season typically Monday-Friday 7:00am - 3:00pm, Schedule during the growing season typically Tuesday – Saturday 6:30 am – 2:30 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


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $17.00 per hour

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Interested candidates should submit an application via Frontline/AppliTrack applicant tracking at:

Or, you can visit us at – click on “Careers” at the top of the page and look under Vacancies for the Maintenance/Grounds Laborer job posting.

Incorporated in 1955, the Mt. Prospect Park District provides recreation programs, facilities and services to over a quarter million residents of Mount Prospect and portions of Des Plaines, Arlington Heights and Elk Grove Village. Encompassing more than 450 acres, the District offers over 30 neighborhood parks and facilities including the Mt. Prospect Golf Club, pools, fitness centers, ball diamonds, art studio, dog park, conservatory/greenhouse and extensive bike and walking paths. Each four season program guide offers over 1,000 programs and events for all ages.

The Mt. Prospect Park District is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Grounds Laborer. The Grounds Laborer will perform routine maintenance of parks and facilities under the direction of the Grounds Department Manager. The starting pay rate for the Grounds Laborer is $17.00/hour plus benefits.

DUTIES: Perform to the best of their ability on all jobs assigned by the Grounds Department Manager in the following areas: ● small and large equipment operation ● maintenance and upkeep of tools and equipment ● general park maintenance and cleanup ● landscaping work ● general labor work ● building and grounds maintenance ● athletic field maintenance ● general assistance to the skilled and semi-skilled maintenance staff ● any and all duties pertaining to the physical operation of the Park District

Be able to work with other departments under assigned supervision to accomplish special tasks.

Purchase materials as needed with the approval of the Grounds Department Manager.

Participate in the winter snow removal and ice-making operations.

Respond in person, for emergency night and weekend jobs when required by management.

Be able to work special events from time to time at night and on weekends.

Participate in the Park District’s Safety Training programs.

Be familiar with and abide by Park District policies and procedures.

All other duties as assigned by the Grounds Department Manager, Superintendent of Parks and Planning, and/or the Executive Director. However, in an emergency, perform all other duties as required.


Must be at least 18 years old. Must be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. equivalent or combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Illinois Class C Driver's License within six (6) months of employment and maintain throughout employment with the District. Must have the ability to obtain a Class A CDL, if requested.

Must possess a basic knowledge in the use of common hand tools and power tools.

Must be able to operate small equipment. Must be able to operate tractors, trucks and other power equipment.

Must be able to work independently and without supervision.

Must be able to communicate effectively with others to allow for the coordination of work, safety and in emergency situations if needed.

Must participate in the Park District safety training program and adhere to Park District safety procedures.

Must be able to respond in person, for emergency night and weekend jobs if contacted. Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this position.

Physical Job Qualifications: Must be physically able to frequently ascend/descend more than a 25% grade, lift 50 pounds from a squat position, push/pull, reach, walk; occasionally balance, bend (must be able to bend at waist and touch the floor with fingertips), climb, crawl, crouch, kneel for long periods of time, sit, stoop; and constantly handle objects.

May be exposed to weather conditions including rain, sun, wind, high humidity, and excessive heat and cold.

Due to the needs of the Park District, evening and weekend hours may be required. Your work schedule may vary and your workweek may exceed regular hours at times.

Nothing contained herein shall preclude or limit the Park District from changing this written job description through addition, deletion or modification of essential job duties.

The Mt. Prospect Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Mt. Prospect Park District


Mary Kiaupa

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Park Maintenance Custodian (Union AFSME Grade 9)

The Village of Romeoville is seeking a Park Maintenance Custodian Union (AFSCME Grade 9) to work in the Parks and Recreation Department. The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of tasks within the Parks Maintenance Division of the Village of Romeoville. This position will be responsible for parks, recreation facilities, grounds maintenance, athletic facilities maintenance, special event set-up, restroom facility upkeep, and day-to day maintenance of the parks. Work involves manual labor and the use of hand tools and powered equipment such as: weed eaters, rider mowers, tractors, snow blowers, dump trucks, tree chipper, chain saws, snow plows, powered hand tools such as: saws, drills, sanders and backpack sprayers. Work is performed according to an established schedule and in conformance with the standard operating procedures.


This is a full time year-round hourly position. Working scheduled hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00am – 3:30pm. Nights and weekend work are also as part of on-call rotation. This position is also required to work and assist with special events as needed. Call back hours may also be required in an emergency situations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The follow duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned including requirement of a valid Illinois driver’s license. Clean parks and facilities. Remove weeds, restore mulch in beds, and plants flowers. Perform landscaping duties such as string trimming.
Pick up litter from all parks and grounds areas and empty garbage receptacles. Open, close, and maintain restroom and concession facilities. Outdoor field maintenance including softball/baseball fields, football fields, soccer fields and other required athletic assignments. Maintain skills and knowledge in the execution of proper and safe work techniques. Performs minor park equipment repairs such as tightening of fasteners, repairing swings, and other essential equipment repairs. Rake and restore playground safety surfacing. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Additional Tasks and Responsibilities

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and will also be performed by other unit members. Have knowledge of safety procedures. Snow removal from facility walkways. Assignments inside the Recreation Center. Able to make and or accept deliveries as needed.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Job Functions

Any combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge and experience to perform park maintenance duties. Working knowledge of landscaping and turf management procedures. Requires the ability to lift heavy objects, walk, and stand for long periods of time. Must be familiar with a variety of athletic field dimensions and conditions and experience with athletic field maintenance preferred. Such responsibilities include, truck plowing, manual shoveling, snow blower operating, snow removal via small equipment and salting hard surfaces. Demonstrate knowledge and ability to make plumbing, electrical, painting, masonry, carpet installations and repairs. Must be skilled in the safe use of tools, materials and equipment. Must have working knowledge of playground maintenance. Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license. Possess a High School diploma or GED. Must obtain Illinois Pesticide Sprayer license within 9 months of hire date. Must have a minimum of 1-year experience with several snow removal responsibilities. Must have a minimum of 1-year experience with the operation of dump trucks, pickup trucks and the pulling of trailers.

Physical and Mental Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Requires the ability to communicate orally and in writing. Requires the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions. Requires the ability to establish effective working relationships within the department. Requires the ability to communicate orally and in writing with Village employees, job applicants, Village officials, law enforcement, and the general public. Requires the ability to comprehend instructions and park drawings.

Mathematical Ability

Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, calculate percentages and decimals. May require the ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions, ratios and proportions. Requires the ability to calculate surface areas. Judgement and Situational Reasoning Ability
Requires the ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Environmental Adaptability

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of the type that employees will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to hot, cold, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electric shock.

The noise level in the work environment can be loud when working near certain equipment and certain situations.

The Village of Romeoville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Village will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

This is a full-time, AFSCME union position with excellent benefits including IMRF pension. Salary is $47,148.20.

Questions? Contact Kelly Rajzer, Director of Parks and Recreation, at 815-886-6222 or email at with any questions.

Submit resumes to Kelly Rajzer at or 900 W. Romeo Rd., Romeoville, IL 60446.

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 Village of Romeoville


Kelly Rajzer

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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The Itasca Park District is looking for a positive, fun, driven candidate that wants to expand and grow their experience into the Illinois Park District Park Maintenance Field! Come join our Team at the Itasca Park District that provides a great work environment, team atmosphere and daily possibility of working outdoors!

Hours: 7:30am-3:30pm Monday thru Friday/ Hourly Rate: $15/hour /Immediate Supervisor: Superintendent of Buildings & Parks

Position Focus: The Parks Laborer is responsible for the daily maintenance, dragging ballfields, landscaping and repair of the District’s Park System. General work hours are a minimum of 40 hours a week. General work hours take place Monday through Friday, with some evening and weekend hours due to the nature of special events, meetings and under the direction of the Superintendent of Buildings & Parks.

The person will be required to be able to lift and turn and carry 50 pounds, and placing this load on shelves at chest height so as to fulfill this requirement. This person must be able to stand and/or sit for long stretches of time and be able to operate all Park District Trucks and tractors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Communicate with Superintendent of Buildings & Parks on issues and activities related to the park systems in an effort to insure effective operations of the District.
2. Maintain the turf of park district lawns; including but not limited to mowing, dragging ball fields, seeding, weed control and trash removal. 3. Landscaping of park district properties. This includes, but is not limited to soil grading and preparation, tree plantings, tree trimming, tree watering, mulching and flower bed maintenance.

Qualifications: Applicant must be 18 years or older. The candidate must possess a valid class D driver’s license. And a Great Attitude to work outdoors and have fun!

Applicants, please send your application (from our and email your resume to Matt Alexander, Superintendent of Buildings & Parks at

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 Itasca Park District


Matt Alexander

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Open Until Filled


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 City of Lake Forest


Brina Diaz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled