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Who we are: The Downers Grove Park District

What we believe in:

MISSION Enriching our community through exceptional recreational programs, parks and facilities that inspire memorable experiences.

VISION To be the community resource inspiring PLAY for LIFE Leadership Imagination Fulfillment Enjoyment


SAFETY - Emphasizing a fun environment where staff and residents feel socially, emotionally and physically secure.

AMBITION - Leaders in exploring and creating innovative opportunities based on evolving needs and trends.

RESPONSIBILITY - Preserving and maximizing community resources and partnerships through historical, environmental and fiscal stewardship.

INTEGRITY - Serving responsibly through unified ethical principles.

PROFESSIONALISM - Committed to fostering a supportive culture that develops, empowers, respects and appreciates staff and volunteers.

What we embody:

CULTURE We believe in a culture where our team members are respected, valued and appreciated.

Flexibility in one’s life is understood and make every effort in achieving a work-life balance. Innovative thinking is expected and encouraged lacking fear of failure. It is understood that through hard work the organization is committed to assisting in career development. We believe success relates directly to intention, effort and progress.

The Position Under the leadership of the Recreation Center Manager, the Recreation Center Custodian is charged with the quality of cleanliness of the Recreation Center and general maintenance responsibilities. This position is responsible for opening the Recreation Center facility on weekday mornings, cleaning assigned areas of responsibilities, room and equipment set ups, changing light bulbs and general repair work. This position is also responsible for maintenance supply inventory and maintaining a safe environment through inspecting the facility daily, maintaining safe walkways and stairways, monitoring the operation of the HVAC system, elevator and water heater, as well as assisting with snow removal, as needed.

The Ideal Candidate The team member should possess a positive team attitude, ambition to enhance the facility; creativity to challenge themselves; an understanding of the value of work-life balance; open-mindedness; ability to embrace change; trustworthiness; effective communication skills; alignment with mission, vision and values of the organization.

Work Environment/Physical Demands/Expected Hours of Work This team member will operate in a dynamic, highly collaborative environment where innovative thinking towards achieving common success is appreciated and expected. This team member will be actively engaged with Recreation Center staff and their programs. Required hours are Monday – Friday 5:00am – 1:30pm. This is a non-exempt, Bargaining Unit position represented by Local 681 of the Laborers’ International Union of North America.

Qualifications: • Prior experience in custodial duties • Knowledge and ability to make basic plumbing and electrical repairs and installations. • Ability to troubleshoot problems that arise and possess a basic mechanical ability to correct. • Possess a high school diploma or equal.

Are we the right fit for you….? Do our Mission, Vision, Values, and Culture fit your life style? Do you meet the skill set for the job and want to work with others who have the same values? If so, then we are where you belong. Come join us and let’s enrich the community of Downers Grove together.

Salary: $37,675

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 Downers Grove Park District


Michelle Pusateri

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