Job Description: Parks Operations- Seasonal Department: Parks & Planning Accountable to: Assistant Director of Parks & Planning Position Summary: Responsible for performing a variety of daily, seasonal and/or routine grounds and facility maintenance functions Supervisor Relationships: Reports to the Director of Parks and Planning and Assistant Director of Parks and Planning and may supervise seasonal staff as directed Essential Job Duties (depending on assignment) • Performs all required tasks to maintain Park District grounds and horticulture projects by following written or verbal instructions. • Performs all required tasks to prepare and maintain ball diamonds and athletic fields • Assists in installing, inspecting, maintaining and repairing playgrounds and playground equipment • Assists with application of pesticides to Park District grounds and/or horticultural areas, as needed • Operates Park District maintenance vehicles and equipment • Operates hand tools and landscaping equipment and uses other tools in performing landscaping, field preparation and construction job tasks • Performs all tasks to maintain Park District facilities and buildings • Polices grounds, performs grounds set ups, and cleans and removes refuse from grounds, sites and buildings • Plows, shovels, snow blows, brooms and salts to remove ice and snow • Loads, unloads and delivers equipment and supplies, as needed • Constructs and maintains outdoor hockey and ice rinks • Submits a daily log of completed work • Attends meetings on a regular basis • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook • Maintains a clean and organized work environment • Performs all other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge • Good knowledge of or the ability to learn parks, grounds and facility maintenance and associated tasks • Good knowledge and skills or the ability to learn the use and maintenance of hand tools and ground equipment, including but not limited to riding and hand mowers, weed whips, chippers, chain saws • Good knowledge of or the ability to learn the hazard and safety of the work performed • Understanding of or the ability to learn appropriate chemical disposal Required Skills • Ability to safely operate a variety of maintenance equipment and machinery • Ability to clean, calibrate, make adjustments and perform routine maintenance on equipment • Ability to interpret blueprints, sketches and drawings • Ability to follow Park District safety rules and guidelines • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships • Capacity to utilize effective time management skills to complete assigned tasks • Ability to follow through on projects from beginning to end without immediate supervision • Capacity to lead crews, solve problems and make project-related decisions • Ability to follow direction and communicate in English both verbally and in writing and to read and understand materials printed • Capacity to perform basic mathematical computations including measuring, calculating and estimating • Ability to successfully complete the Park District’s Defensive Driving training, in order to drive to various locations Hours of Work and Compensation: The work week is divided in four different shifts: (employee preferences will be accommodated, when possible) Tuesday through Saturday from 7am-3:30pm Sunday through Thursday from 7am-3:30pm Tuesday through Saturday from 11am-7:30pm Sunday through Thursday from 11am-7:30pm
Compensation begins at $9.50 per hour.
Qualifications and Requirements • Must be 18 years of age or older • High school graduate or G.E.D. • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training • Valid Illinois Driver’s License • CPR and First Aid Certification preferred Hours of Work • 40 hours a week, with hours designated by the Director of Parks and Planning • Overtime and night, weekend and holiday work hours, as required • Nights or modified shifts are required, as needed
Physical and Environmental Requirements
• Heavy work, lifting up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 20 pounds constantly
• General outdoors work area, with frequent exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions while performing job duties
• Exposure to chemicals such as fertilizers, pesticides, cleaning solutions, petroleum products, etc.
• Exposure to mud, dirt, dust and decaying organic material
• Protective clothing and equipment in required as it pertains to the particular duty
o Ear plugs or ear covers
o Safety goggles, glasses or face shield
o Steel-toed boots, Chain saw chaps, latex gloves
o Protective gloves, rubber boots, hard hat o Painting and spraying respirator o Back brace, knee pads, and protective suit