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 $42,500 ($20.43 per hour)

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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 have an exciting full-time job opportunity for a Parks Specialist II (Mowing) to join our team and be part of an organization that values being community focused, providing customer service excellence, working with integrity, and having fun! 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.


The Park Specialist II (Mowing) position is a member of the mow crew and is responsible for mowing, trimming, edging, and blowing of all parks along with spring and fall cleanups. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, tree removal, pesticide application, trash collection, mulching, parking lot repair, special events, and snow removal as well as supervising seasonal staff members.


Prior experience with park maintenance, commercial mowing and landscaping, and equipment operation/repair is preferred. The position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a valid Illinois Pesticide Operator’s license, CPR/AED certification, and Illinois CDL “C” license upon employment.


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


The anticipated starting pay for this non-exempt position is $20.43 per hour.

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,

Get Paid Daily with "On-Demand Pay",

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


Dan Payne

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