Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Under minimum supervision, performs a variety of skilled tasks involving manual labor and the use of hand and mechanical tools and equipment to provide a high level of proficiency in the maintenance, repair, and construction and servicing of District grounds and properties. Operates and/or performs maintenance on a variety of light and heavy vehicles and other motorized or mechanical equipment, such as trucks, tractors, bulldozers, riding mowers, salt spreaders, trailers, and other devices. Transports heavy equipment and vehicles. Inspects and dispatches District Vehicles and equipment. Ensures the proper and safe usage and maintenance of District vehicles and equipment.
Performs a variety of duties requiring various levels of skill in performing and assisting others with maintenance operations and tasks.
Operates and performs maintenance on a variety of small trucks, tractors, riding mowers, pickup trucks, one ton dump trucks, weed eaters, hand mowers, chainsaws, snow blowers, leaf blowers, trailers, salt spreaders, fire tanks and pumps, and other various equipment. Assist in patching asphalt, concrete, or stone screening walkways. May operate a snorkel for tree trimming and removal.
Ability to operate concrete/asphalt walk behind saw.
Drives to various District locations throughout Cook County on a regular basis.
Performs manual labor using hand or power tools.
Performs minor welding repairs on equipment.
Instructs and/or directs others in team projects.
Performs assignments related to the use of garbage trucks and pickup trucks.
Transports equipment and vehicles.
Assists in patching concrete walks, steps and other facilities that require renovation.
Operates grass mowers; repairs fences; builds or repairs picnic tables, etc.
Performs janitorial duties and other housekeeping duties.
Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of equipment, job site and other areas.
Exercises judgment, skill and discretion in the performance of duties and problem solving.
Must be at least 18 years or older.
Must be a current Cook County resident.
Must possess one (1) or more years of full-time work experience in the operation and maintenance of landscaping tools, equipment, industrial vehicles.
Must possess a current valid Class B or higher Commercial Driver’s License with no Air Brake restrictions.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Skill in the safe and effective use and application of a wide variety of tools and equipment as characterized herein and/or applicable to area of assignment.
Ability to repair construction activities involving sewers, pavement, curbs, guardrail, etc.
Ability to follow instructions and communicate effectively.
Ability to explain and demonstrate the effective use of methods and techniques to others.
Ability to learn and apply new methods and techniques relative to servicing equipment.
Ability to lead and/or direct others.
Ability to perform manual labor in connection with assigned duties.
Skill in transporting of vehicles and equipment.
Ability to manually load and unload a variety of material and supplies.
Ability to deal with public in a courteous manner.
Ability and willingness to work in an outdoor environment, including inclement weather.
Position requires various types of physical exertion including, but not limited to climbing, lifting, pulling, and pushing and moving objects of up to fifty (50) pounds.
The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.
When applying for employment with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days or during War Time. To take advantage of this preference, a Veteran must:
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify him/herself as a Veteran on his/her employment application by answering “Yes” to the question “Are you a military veteran?”
Attach a copy of his/her DD 214, DD 215, or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation) at the time of application by uploading it as part of your application. If there are multiple DD 214s, DD 215s, or NGB 22s, the one with the most recent date should be submitted. Coast Guard members must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (before 911) or the Department of Homeland Security (after 911).
Provide original applicable discharge papers at time of interview.
General District Employment Requirements
PROOF OF EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES WILL BE REQUIRED AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
The Forest Preserve District of Cook County is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.