For more information and to apply please visit our website at: https://www.elkgroveparks.org/Employment
Hiring Range: Starting at $12.00 per hour (Also includes some Park District Facility/Program Usage Benefits)
Days & Hours: flexible schedule April-November - Monday through Thursday December-March - Monday through Wednesday JOB SUMMARY Maintains park and facility plant material and planting beds. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Under the supervision of the Horticulture Crew Leader, assists in the maintenance of all parks and facilities by weeding, watering, mulching, pruning, moving soil and planting of trees and shrubs. Operates trucks and special equipment after receiving and passing district training on vehicles/equipment. Responsible for general park grounds cleanup. Assists other sections and divisions as necessary. Performs the job safely and in compliance with district policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and employee handbook. Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks. Perform other duties as directed by the Horticulture Crew Leader. Assists in ensuring work assignments run smoothly and in an efficient manner. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of plant material, plant installation and maintenance, turf maintenance and irrigation. Knowledge of, but not limited to, the identification of native and non-native Midwest plant material such as trees shrubs, grasses and flowers. Ability to possess a valid State of Illinois driver's license with the proper classification for the vehicles(s) expected to operate and to meet the driving record qualifications as established by the District. Ability to work in a team-based environment. Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Work independently under minimal supervision. Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees. Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE High school