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Job Title: Landscape II
Grade: 5
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Parks & Golf Operation


Reports to: Landscape Maintenance Supervisor
Supervises: Some other full-time and part-time staff as required or instructed.

BASIC FUNCTION - Performs skilled landscape parks and facilities as directed by the Landscape Maintenance Supervisor. This position primarily oversees landscape operations at the Prairie Lakes Community Center as well as the Mountain View Adventure Center.


  1. Reads and lays-out landscape designs from drawings.

  2. Supervises crews as needed. Runs daily maintenance operations in absence of supervisor.

  3. Maintains turf areas including mowing, trimming, aerating and spraying for weeds.

  4. Maintains irrigation systems and repair.

  5. Prunes hedges and trees.

  6. Responsible for layout and maintaining striping on soccer fields.

  7. Oversees/directs seasonal staff in upkeep of Mountain View Mine Adventure Center landscaping.

  8. Inspects parks and clean up debris.

  9. Plants materials such as flowers, trees, shrubs, grass, etc.

  10. Participates in snow removal operations.

  11. Participates in ice rink maintenance.

  12. Inspects, cleans, maintains and performs routine maintenance on equipment.

  13. Identifies turf and ornamental diseases and treats as necessary.

  14. Mows greens, tees and fairways- general golf course maintenance.

  15. Operates Des Plaines Park District vehicles.

  16. Cleans buildings and restrooms and needed.

  17. Ability to interact in a positive way with patrons and staff.


  1. Assists other work crews as needed.

  2. Assist administrative staff with special maintenance requests.

  3. May be required to perform overtime work as requested or required.

  4. Attend related training to expand skills and knowledge

  5. Assist patrons with providing information as requested.

  6. Follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Park District Safety and Crisis Manuals

  7. Perform additional duties as assigned.

  8. Member of a Park District committee as assigned.


Education: High School diploma or equivalent (GED)
Six months commercial, vocational, or other specialized training

Experience: Two years related experience
Possess mechanical skill and knowledge of turf and landscape equipment and tools.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certified, Classes available through Park District upon hire

-Valid Illinois Driver’s License

-Illinois Pesticide Operator License

-Illinois Pesticide Applicator License preferred or ability to obtain Turf/Ornamentals/Aquatics within first year of employment

To apply, please go to and select the 'Jobs' tab.

 Des Plaines Park District


Corrie Guynn
(847) 390-4939

 Closing Date

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