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 $49,000+ DOE


WE ARE GROWING! We have created a new position in our Parks Department to continue expanding our ability to be community focused, provide customer service excellence, have fun, and work with integrity!

WHO WE ARE: The Elmhurst Park District, established in 1920 and located 16 miles west of Chicago, provides parks, recreation facilities and programs to meet our mission of enriching lives while having fun! We serve residents of the Elmhurst community as well as residents of neighboring towns! We are looking for someone who will help us achieve our vision of becoming a national leader in providing parks and recreation experiences to our community.

We have an exciting full-time job opportunity as PARK SPECIALIST III as Athletic Crew Leader.

WHAT YOU’LL DO: The Athletics Crew Leader performs, plans, directs, and supervises all areas of the athletic field maintenance. They coordinate the day to day duties of 2 full-time athletic field maintenance staff and up to 3 seasonal athletic field staff.

The position reports to the Parks Supervisor and works closely with them on recommendations for capital improvements to athletic fields, procurement of materials and supplies, and addressing affiliate group concerns and needs.

Other duties include: Seasonal turf maintenance, irrigation maintenance and repairs, athletic field and goal inspections, snow removal, trash collection, special events, and general park maintenance.


3-4 years’ experience in athletic field maintenance and a strong understanding of associated equipment is preferred.

A State of Illinois Pesticide Operator’s License and Class “C” driver’s license are required within 6 months of hire.


Workweek is Monday – Friday and hours are 6:30am - 3:00pm, with additional hours for snow removal and special events.


The anticipated starting pay for this non-exempt position is $49,000+ DOE. Actual salary will depend upon qualifications.

In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:

Defined contribution medical insurance plan (5 plan options)

Dental insurance plan

Vision insurance plan

District paid life insurance

Participation in IMRF (retirement, disability, death benefits)

Vacation days, personal days, sick leave and 9 paid holidays!

Sick bank leave, paid parental leave and paid bereavement leave

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Two deferred compensation programs (VOYA & Nationwide)

Voluntary Supplemental insurance coverage for short-term disability, accident, hospitalization

Flexible spending accounts for unreimbursed medical and dependent care

Free family Courts Plus Membership and Pool Passes!

Free/discounted District programs, merchandise and concessions

Educational assistance/tuition reimbursement

Professional organizational membership

Values Recognition Program

Service Awards Program

Employee social activities

Credit Union (Central Credit Union of Illinois)

 Elmhurst Park District


Daniel Payne
(630) 993-8940

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