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 $43,000- $54,000 per year DOQ

The Park Specialist-Parks Maintenance position is responsible for assisting with the daily management of park maintenance operations for all 38 parks and facilities. In addition, the position will provide maintenance or special assistance to other park district departments throughout the year.

Essential duties include communicate operation specifics to the Parks Maintenance Manager, complete assigned projects, attend staff meetings, safety and educational trainings, implement customer service procedures as applicable to the position’s operation, provide productive and efficient labor to any crew assigned for the day by implementing an effective daily work schedule to efficiently complete park and facility maintenance operations, implement park capital equipment repairs, replacements and improvements, operate heavy machinery including tractors, high lift truck, backhoe, loader, operate chain saws and various other power tools, assist with approved District-wide turf maintenance system, assist with approved District-wide herbicide application maintenance system, assist with approved District-wide trash collection, assist with approved District-wide tree maintenance program, assist with the District-wide snow and ice removal maintenance system, and adhere to safety and risk management procedures as applicable to the position’s operations. A detailed job description is available upon request.

As a park district, we prioritize the health and wellness of our employees. In addition to your competitive salary, medical/dental/vision plan, life insurance, and IMRF pension, we provide numerous additional benefits, including:

Facility Benefit: Including, but not limited to, free use of the Fitness Center, Sunburst Bay Aquatic Center, and Foxford Hills Golf Club. Program Benefit: Access to no cost or reduced cost District programs. Flexibility: Work-life balance is a priority. Employee Assistance Program: Connect you or your dependents to confidential counseling services at no additional charge. Vacation, PTO, paid holidays, and safety days. Requirements Minimum requirements for this position include a high school diploma or GED, associate’s degree preferred, with a minimum of one year full time experience in the field. Certifications in parks maintenance or related areas are desirable, specifically ISA Certified Arborist. Ability to obtain an Illinois Pesticide Operator License, and Illinois Secretary of State Class B Commercial Driver’s License with Air Brake endorsement within 90 days after employment is required.

To apply for this full time position please use the following link:

 Cary Park District


Meghan Tillson
847-636-6100 x.101

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