To apply please complete an online employment application on our website: www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org Location: Cole Center Hours: 6:30am-3:00pm Monday through Friday Salary: $20.00/hr. and up depending on qualifications
Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent required. Must have at least 5 years of experience in the field of vehicle maintenance including light and medium duty trucks. Previous experience repairing and maintaining turf maintenance equipment including, mowers, weed whips, edgers, etc. is preferred. Working knowledge of tools, equipment, and procedures used in overhaul, repair, and adjustment of gas and diesel-powered equipment. Skilled in electronics and electrical components utilized in automotive equipment. Working knowledge of operating principles and standards of heavy equipment, hydraulic systems, and gasoline/diesel engines. Ability to accurately determine mechanical repair needs and estimate time for repair. Welding experience preferred. Proficient computer skills required with prior work order system experience highly desired. Must have a valid Illinois CDL Driver’s License. Must be willing and able to work overtime as job requires. Additionally, the successful candidate must supply their own hand tools and necessary tool boxes.
Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Operations or designee, the Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance of all motor vehicles such as trucks, cars, tractors, mowers, and all other mechanical equipment owned and operated by the District. Perform diagnostic analysis, preventative maintenance, and repair to fleet vehicles and equipment. Assist in ordering and maintaining records for parts inventory and supplies. Assist in ensuring adequate fuel, oil, and other equipment fluid supplies for the district. 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
Since you like the great outdoors, how about a new challenge? Plainfield Park District has an immediate opening for a Division Manager who will manage all parks and grounds maintenance work, special event equipment setup and special projects for those locations and schedule and manage assignments of work crews. We are the ninth largest Park District in the state of Illinois which includes over 1,500 acres, 90 parks, 63 playgrounds, multi-use trails, woodlands and restored prairies.
The preferred start date for this position is March 30, 2019. Plainfield Park District offers a generous benefits package including health, dental and vision plans, paid time off, work/life balance and IMRF.
Additional job information including duties, qualifications, physical demands and work environment can be found at plfdparks.org. Candidates may elect to submit their application and resume online or via USPS mail. Attn: Human Resources. 23729 W. Ottawa St, Plainfield, IL 60544. Plainfield Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Kenosha County Parks proudly manages eight parks with 15 miles of multi-use trails, 1,500 acres of parkland, two beaches, three dog parks, 45 holes of disc golf, the Fox River Water Trail, historically accredited mansions and cultural facilities at Kemper Center and host to almost 100 special events annually.
As our community grows, the Kenosha County Parks have become a destination to our local and regional visitors. The Kenosha County Parks Division takes pride in the quality of services, recreational venues, and numerous special events hosted within the park system. Our workforce is passionate and takes pride in being recognized as one of the best park systems within the state of Wisconsin!
Come be a part of our team!
The Park Superintendent is a supervisory position that is responsible for the upkeep, maintenance, and operation of all park facilities and grounds that he or she manages.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Responsible for the management of Petrifying Springs Park, Kemper Center/Anderson Arts Center, Brighton Dale Park and 15 miles of multiuse path within Kenosha County Park System. Operational management includes the oversight of general grounds operations, recreational amenities, playgrounds, picnic rentals, dog parks and special events.
• Plan and supervise the maintenance and repairs to buildings within the parks.
• Forestry, horticulture management and plant identification.
• Administrative duties including payroll, budgets, equipment records, and email correspondence. • Interview, hire, train, guide, and motivate staff in work related skills and customer service. • Coordinate, partner and guide volunteers and summer youth work programs.
• Attend seminars and classes to learn the most updated and relevant information. • In winter months, be responsible for snow and ice removal. • Performs other work as required or assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Education and Experience • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application. • High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required. • Three years of progressive management experience. • 5 years of experience in Park maintenance or related field. Preferred Education and Experience • Associate’s Degree in Horticulture, Urban Forestry, Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation or related field, or equivalent experience. • 10+ years of experience in Park maintenance • 5+ years of supervisory and leadership experience.
Licenses or Certifications • Valid Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) (Class A with no airbrake restriction) and Pesticide Applicators license obtained within 6 months of employment.
OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS • Flexible work hours with frequent weekend shifts, holidays, and on-call availability for emergency response.
COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF JOB DUTIES Knowledge of: • All aspects of park maintenance, turf, trees, equipment, buildings, and playgrounds. • Budget constraints and priorities. • County work rules and safe working practices. • Building construction, roofing, painting, plumbing, landscaping, forestry, and reforestation.
Skill in: • Verbal and written communication. • Organization. • Customer service. • Leadership and team building. • Technology including use of email, word processing, and spreadsheets. • Development and management of budgets.
Ability to: • Make quick decisions. • Handle public relations in a positive manner. • Repair/maintain facilities including minor plumbing, electrical, and mechanical expertise • Maintain turf and landscape equipment. • Accurately diagnose and prevent plant disease. • Apply proper herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers. • Remain professional and courteous at all times.
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.
The position involves heavy physical demands, such as exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 50 pounds of force frequently. Work involves stooping, kneeling, crouching, twisting, turning and reaching, and bending at the waist. Indoor and outdoor work environment with exposure to weather extremes.
SELECTION PROCESS: • Application Review - Qualifying. • Oral Interview - Qualifying. • Background Check - Qualifying. • Physical Examination - Qualifying.
If you require accommodations at any point in the selection process because of a disability, please notify Human Resources in advance for arrangements.
This recruitment is open to all qualified applicants and may establish an eligibility list which will be used to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill any other openings in this classification which occur in the next six (6) months.
WORK SCHEDULE • Full time, 40 hours per week, generally Monday through Friday. • Work rotating weekends and evenings. • Typical hours will be 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM for this position.
Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, March 15, 2019.
Kenosha County is a Wisconsin Retirement System participating employer. Your participation is required, which includes an employee contribution.
Thank you for your interest in employment with Kenosha County! We hope you choose us as your next employer!
Kenosha County is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
Please apply online at www.kenoshacounty.org
Job Title: Parks Maintenance Intern
Salary: $9.00/hour, 12 weeks
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.
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.
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
Assist in pool maintenance operations
Assist in playground installation operations
Assist in landscape bed plantings and greenhouse plant maintenance
Operate Park District vehicles and equipment
Perform support services at Park District and community events
Continue education on new issues, procedures and techniques
Maintain and promote excellent customer service relations with participants, parents, and other affiliates
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
Administer First Aid, when required.
Adhere to all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual and Crisis Manual.
Direct participants in the event of an emergency, such as fire, severe weather.
Communicate with appropriate full time supervisor regarding any equipment needing repair or replacement.
Attend related training and meetings as requested.
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.