Position Summary: Under the direction of the Horticulture Manager, the Horticultural Maintenance I shall carry out general maintenance tasks and minor repairs to all Park District facilities. This position requires basic to moderate knowledge of general grounds maintenance tasks to include operation of equipment used for mowing, landscaping, snow removal, and other related tasks, including the care of the district’s flower/shrub beds, which involves planting annual flowers, watering, weed control, and mechanical pruning.
Work will include evenings and weekends when needed as well as assisting with special events, along with other Parks Department duties as assigned. Overtime will be required as needed. The Horticultural Maintenance I position is in the Parks Department and is a full-time, full-benefited, non-exempt position.
Minimum Requirements: High school graduate; 1-2 years working experience in landscape construction and/or landscape maintenance industry; knowledge of general landscape maintenance activities, such as mowing, pruning trees and shrubs, landscape beds, and snow removal; be able to operate basic hand and power tools; valid State of Illinois Driver's License CDL Class B is required within twelve (12) months of employment; and Illinois Pesticide Operator License is required within twelve (12) months of employment.
Benefits & Wages: Health/Dental/Vision insurance for individual and family; paid life insurance; a retirement plan with the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF); paid vacation, personal days, holidays and sick time; unlimited in-house complimentary programs; seasonal pool passes for indoor and outdoor pools (individual and family); Fitness Center membership (individual and family); and discount at Palatine Hills Golf Course.
This is a full-time (40 hours/week), fully benefited position. The hourly rate for this position starts at $19.95/hour, dependent on qualifications.
Palatine Park District offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, and membership in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). The Palatine Park District benefits package also includes paid vacation, personal days, holidays, sick leave, and potential for annual merit increases.
Employment contingent upon successful criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical. Palatine Park District participates in Department of Transportation random drug and alcohol testing program.
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