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Bloomingdale Park District Parks and Facility Maintenance I Job Description Department: Parks and Planning Accountable to: Director of Parks and Planning

Position Summary: Parks maintenance positions at the Bloomingdale Park District demand efficient, courteous, and safe performance of the duties assigned to each specific position as well as general responsibilities related to maintaining safe, clean, and attractive parks and facilities. All Parks Department employees are expected to exercise sound judgment and decision making in the best interest of the Park District and its patrons. Parks Department employees are responsible for the appearance of all Park District facilities.

FUNCTION: The Parks and Facility Maintenance I staff member is responsible for maintaining, repairing and improving the parks and facilities of the Bloomingdale Park District. Each Bloomingdale Parks Department employee is expected to arrive at work punctually and prepared with a plan for the coming day’s activities. Performance will be evaluated on demonstrated skills, the efficiency and effectiveness in which work is completed, and the employee’s ability to manage their time in a manner that maximizes productivity and controls labor and material costs to the organization.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate or equivalent. Three years of public grounds and/or facility maintenance preferred. Must have and maintain valid Illinois Drivers License. Must be capable of acquiring and maintaining current CPR certification. Must be capable of acquiring and maintaining Illinois Pesticide License.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: • Perform the job in compliance with District policies, procedures, work rules and employee manuals. • Perform the job in compliance with District Safety Policies and Procedures • Adhere to and actively enforce safety procedures of the District and its overall risk management program. • Demonstrate and support the Park District’s mission statement, vision, and core values. • Ability to inspect, identify, and perform repair needs on all park district assets. • Perform tasks involving the use of acquired skills in carpentry, plumbing, electrical and general maintenance. • Must be able to safely perform duties in the presence of the general population and or park patrons in public areas. • Capacity to utilize effective time management skills and be able to work under the stress of multiple deadlines, requests from others, interruptions, and work with accuracy and efficiency. • Exercise considerable independence in performing duties. • Ability to operate all District vehicles and equipment. • Perform general building maintenance including mechanical, plumbing, and carpentry. • Maintain Park District turf areas including mowing, trimming, seeding and fertilizing. • Perform landscape maintenance to include watering, mulching, weeding, planting of flowers, and trimming of trees & shrubs. • Maintain and groom athletic fields including aerating, rolling, and striping. • Assist in maintenance of playground equipment to include safety inspections and repairs. • Removing all refuse and trash from parks and playgrounds. • Training in CPR/AED/First aid is required • Must be flexible with schedule changes extra hours, and emergency calls. • Assist in training of employees on all District vehicles and equipment. • Perform other duties and functions as directed.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Promote park district facilities and programs and maintain a positive public appearance. • Attend conferences, seminars, workshops, webinars as they pertain to the position. • Work in a cooperative effort or assisting manner toward continually improving park district facilities and programs. • Maintain the facilities in a clean and safe environment for patrons and employees. • Assist with horticultural tasks. • Assist with construction and maintenance of park and playground equipment. • Assist with repair of buildings, roof, doors, windows, and electrical or plumbing. • Remove snow and ice from and salt/ice melt walks, drives and paths. • Create and maintain outdoor ice surfaces for skating. • Complete Accident/Incident Reports when necessary. • Provide courteous customer service to patrons. • Capacity to maintain positive and effective working relationship with supervisors and colleagues. • Ability to work harmoniously with fellow employees, patrons, community groups, and other units of local government. • Ability to communicate effectively within various settings, from one-on-one to small group configurations. • Capacity to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations.

HOURS OF WORK AND COMPENSATION: This position requires non-traditional work-week (Sunday through Thursday) schedules,dependent on seasonal maintenance needs of the Bloomingdale Park District. Hourly wage starts at $14.13, plus Bloomingdale Park District benefit package.

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: • May experience added stress and pressure in situations of an emergency or during busy times with multiple functions being required at one time • Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time, prioritize and complete them in a timely fashion. • Ability to think independently and determine what tasks must be completed.

PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: • Heavy work, lifting up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 20 pounds constantly • General work areas outdoors with frequent exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions, mud, dirt, dust various living and decaying organic materials. • General work areas indoors with frequent exposure to dirt, dust, fumes, exposure to chemicals such as chlorine, acids, pesticides, fertilizers, cleaning solutions, petroleum products, etc. • Personal protective equipment and clothing is required as it pertains to the particular duty including but not limited to: Ear plugs or ear covers Safety goggles, glasses or face shield Protective footwear, chain saw chaps, latex gloves Painting and spraying respirator Knee pads, and protective suit Harness and fall protection and or confined space equipment

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS: • Work area is both indoors and outdoors. Indoors and vehicles are smoke-free environments. Outdoors at all park district locations approximately 90% of the time. • Frequent exposure to nature and potentially extreme weather conditions. • Exposure to various chemicals with appropriate PPE personal protective equipment (i.e., fertilizers, weed killers, pool chemicals, cleaning agents, and oil fuels). • Exposure to noise distractions from employees, patrons or equipment operation • Protective clothing and equipment is required as it pertains to a particular job duty and may include earplugs, or ear covers, helmets, respirators, safety goggles/glasses, chaps, leather type work boots, protective gloves, and disposable overalls • Workers are allowed and encouraged to use mechanical or manual assists for lifting above 50 pounds as a guideline. Working in teams also provides assistance with heavier activities

COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS: Character Strength Completes work according to priorities without procrastination over undesirable tasks. Demonstrates personal integrity in all interactions. Maintains confidences. Composure Controls temper, effectively manages stress so that it does not interfere with work performance. Emotional Maturity Willingly accepts a variety of assignments and/or schedules. Demonstrates tolerance and patience in dealing with others. Responds positively to requests. Interpersonal Skills Demonstrates skills in developing relationships with others to facilitate the completion of the work. Memory Recall Recalls details of procedures and training and consistently follows established methods in task completion. Mental Alertness Demonstrates ability to increase level of problem solving, building on past experiences. Motivation Sets personal goals to challenge own development. Realistic Takes on an appropriate share of the work without being taken advantage of. Strives to improve personal performance. Scanning Accuracy Identifies patterns and trends affecting the work. Produces accurate work. Demonstrates ability to closely follow procedures. Sensitivity Shows concern for the ideas and feelings of others and how it impacts getting the job done. Success Orientation Sets personal standards for quality, quantity, and timeliness of work to challenge self to greater levels of performance. Improves the way the job is done. Teamwork Makes contributions towards team success. Keeps commitments to aid in team accomplishments. Technical Skill Applies education, training, and experience toward mastery of job requirements. Verbal Ability Communicates technical information to non-technical audiences clearly and concisely. Work Habits Organizes work to ensure completion of assigned tasks; maintains order and safety. Adapts priorities to respond to changing circumstances. Work Terms Demonstrates a knowledge of business vocabulary necessary to relate to business operations.

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 Bloomingdale Park District

 Contact

Tania Rodriguez
630-529-3650
tania@bloomingdaleparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 DOQ

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Essential Functions The Grounds Manager is a hands-on position responsible for the maintenance of the district’s parks and grounds equipment. The manager exercises supervision over personnel associated with grounds maintenance.
The Manager is responsible for assisting in the development, budgeting, and organization of a variety of maintenance programs.

Administrative • Performs and supervises the maintenance of grounds areas for Salt Creek Rural Park District’s parks, building exteriors, athletic fields and courts. • Maintains a thorough understanding of the Park District’s policies and operations. Assists with enforcing and interpreting those policies as needed. • Assists with development of Annual Departmental and Safety goals. • Attends and participates in the Safety Committee meetings • Develops and maintains working relationships with all park district departments • Monitors outside contracts related to grounds maintenance. e.g.: spraying, tree removals etc. • Continues education by attending classes, seminars, or conferences related to the position. • Assigns and maintains a tidy and organized workshop with the required inventory of tools, equipment and supplies. • Plans the cleaning, preventive maintenance, and repair of maintenance equipment.

Examples of work including but not limited to: • Record keeping • Documented inspections • Safety and Personal Protection Training • Mowing and trimming • Golf course maintenance • Tree and shrub maintenance • Fertilizer and Chemical Application Program • Flower bed maintenance • Garbage and litter removal • Athletic Field Grooming • Interior maintenance such as painting and cleaning. • Small equipment repair • Welding and fabricating • Snow plowing

Personnel Management • Assigns work, supervises, and trains full time and seasonal maintenance employees involved in grounds and facilities maintenance • Ability to maintain a positive working relationship with other employees • Approaches others in a tactful manner; react well under pressure; treat others with respect and consideration; accepts responsibility for own actions; and follows through on commitments

Risk Management • Fosters a working environment that promotes safe work habits and active participation in the agency’s risk management program • Must use good safety awareness, judgment, and follow policies; report potentially unsafe conditions; watch out for each other’s’ safety, never hesitating to remind and/or help workmates concerning safety; use equipment following manufacturer safety instructions. • Participates in the development of departmental safety and emergency procedures • Maintains a working knowledge of all general agency and department-specific safety rules • Attends required safety program and in-service education meetings • Corrects unsafe conditions and/or reports them to Safety Coordinator • Uses material handling equipment or staff assistance when lifting and/or moving objects 50 pounds or heavier • Addresses unsafe employee and patron behaviors by approaching, correcting and coaching • Uses protective gloves, masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent exposure to pathogens

Additional Functions

• Prepares monthly reports as requested • Prepares schedules, routines, and special reports as directed • On call nights and weekends, as needed • Perform other duties and functions as requested

Required:
• Minimum of 7 years of supervisory experience in landscape maintenance or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge and skill of grounds work • Excellent (oral and written) communication and organization skills • Possession of a valid Illinois driver’s license • Must obtain a valid Illinois Pesticide Public Applicator’s License in Ornamental and Turf Pest Control within 6 months of hiring.

Environmental Considerations • Required to work during all weather conditions, including cold and hot temperatures. Will be exposed to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions.

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 Salt Creek Park District

 Contact

Chris Paisley
847-934-6050 x 209
cpaisley@saltcreekpd.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $11.50 to $18.00

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ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION TECH (Seasonal Full-time) (See Crew Chief Description Below)

Overview: 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. Job Duties: 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. Pay: 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.

CREW CHIEF (Full Time) 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. Key KSAs: • 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.

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 Semper Fi Land Inc. Eco Division

 Contact

Ryan Rickerson
2242318925
Ryan@semperfi.land

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 12.50/hr

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The Parks Athletic Field Staff will assist with the daily preparation of district athletic fields. Work will include layout, dragging, striping, water removal, and field repairs. The parks athletic fields staff will also assist as needed on a variety of projects including mowing, trimming, trash removal, basic maintenance, and cleaning of outdoor facilities in various areas owned by the Oak Lawn Park District.

Availability: • Typical work week is 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday through Thursday

• Work week hours may vary according to weather or seasonal demand • Some overtime hours during peak seasons is required • Must be available to work July, 04th for our special event. • Seasonal position, prefer someone who is available to work March to November with the possibility of working longer depending on the weather

Pay: $12.50

Qualifications: • 18 years old, • Valid Illinois Driver’s License, • Prior experience in park maintenance is helpful, but not required. • Successful candidate will be able to work independently and pay close attention to detail. • NOTE: Applicants must possess requisite physical ability to perform the essential job duties, including exposure to dirt, dust, and debris from dragging ballfield as may be required.

Job Summary: • Drag and stripe district ballfields • Repair and maintain athletic field playing surface • Assist in softball, baseball, and soccer field layout • Safely operate district vehicles & equipment. Including trailers • Mow grass with riding and walk-behind mowing equipment • Empty Trash Cans throughout district • Clean outdoor facilities • Pick-up litter and debris in parks • Trim turf areas with string line (weed wacker) trimmers • Use district tools according to safety guidelines • Edge curbs and walks with power edger as required • Mow and string-trim around trees, shrubs, curbs, and other areas that cannot be cut with larger equipment • Operate tractors and attachments, mowers, string-trimmers, edger, gas/electric powered hedge trimmers, rototillers, and other powered equipment

How to Apply: • Complete a Job Application Found online at: https://www.olparks.com/images/staff/Docs/newhire/2015_Job_Application.pdf • Email the completed application to Rgory@olparks.com , or mail/deliver the completed application to Oak Lawn Park District Maintenance: 5501 West 110th Street in Oak Lawn IL 60453. • Position open until filled

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 Oak Lawn Park District

 Contact

Ryan Gory
708-857-2201
rgory@olparks.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 12.50/hr

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The Parks Turf Mower Crew Leader will operate the district’s 16’ wide area mower and lead the weekly grass mowing efforts throughout the district. Will lead a 3 person crew and ensure each of the district’s parks and facilities are mowed and trimmed at least once a week. Will perform other marginal duties as required including, trimming, trash removal, basic maintenance, and cleaning of outdoor facilities in various areas owned and operated by the Oak Lawn Park District.

Availability: • Typical work week is 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday • Work week hours may vary according to weather or seasonal demand • Some overtime hours during peak seasons is required • Must be available to work July, 04th for our special event. • Seasonal position, prefer someone who is available to work March to November with the possibility of working longer depending on the weather

Pay: 12.50

Qualifications: • 18 years old, • Valid Illinois Driver’s License, • Prior mowing or equipment experience is preferred, but not required. • Successful candidate will be able to work independently and pay close attention to detail. • NOTE: Applicants must possess requisite physical ability to perform the essential job duties, including exposure to dirt, dust, and debris from dragging ballfield as may be required.

Job Summary: • Mow grass with riding and walk-behind mowing equipment • Safely operate district vehicles & equipment. Including trailers • Edge curbs and walks with power edger as required • Mow and string-trim around trees, shrubs, curbs, and other areas that cannot be cut with larger equipment • Operate tractors and attachments, mowers, string-trimmers, edger, gas/electric powered hedge trimmers, rototillers, and other powered equipment • Empty Trash Cans throughout district • Clean outdoor facilities • Pick-up litter and debris in parks • Trim turf areas with string line (weed wacker) trimmers • Use district tools according to safety guidelines • Drag and stripe district ballfields

How to Apply: • Complete a Job Application Found online at: https://www.olparks.com/images/staff/Docs/newhire/2015_Job_Application.pdf • Email the completed application to Rgory@olparks.com , or mail/deliver the completed application to Oak Lawn Park District Maintenance: 5501 West 110th Street in Oak Lawn IL 60453. • Position open until filled

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 Oak Lawn Park District

 Contact

Ryan Gory
708-857-2201
rgory@olparks.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled