The Arlington Heights Park District is seeking to hire a full-time Park Grounds Worker II for the Department of Parks and Planning to perform a variety of landscaping and maintenance duties throughout the Park District.
DUTIES: Perform general parks maintenance duties, including mowing, trimming, weeding, planting, watering, weed whipping, tree and shrub maintenance and removals, pesticide and fertilizer applications. Perform trash and debris removal; assist in installing benches, picnic tables, fencing, backboards, hockey rinks, and other site amenities. Maintain and repair equipment; paint; remove snow; maintain ice rinks; operate all Park District vehicles including tractors, loaders, truck trailer trucks, and mowing equipment; and perform all other parks grounds and field maintenance duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Good working knowledge of a variety of skilled and semi-skilled grounds/turf and field maintenance tasks involved in the general upkeep and development of park grounds and facilities; good knowledge and skill in the use and maintenance of common hand tools and grounds equipment; ability to safely operate various pieces of maintenance equipment and machinery; knowledge of pertinent safety practices; ability to lead and supervise crews, as directed; must know how to use and safely dispose of various chemicals; ability to interpret and work from sketches, drawings and blueprints; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to plan and follow through on a task from start to finish without immediate supervision; ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other Parks staff, other District employees and the general public; team-centric with leadership, problem solving, and decision making abilities; and ability to work collaboratively with others while performing work. Possess a valid Illinois Driver’s license. Ability to successfully pass the District’s defensive driving course. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school graduate or G.E.D. Certificate preferred or combination of experience in the following; Athletic Field and General Grounds maintenance; Synthetic turf maintenance, Playground maintenance, Horticultural maintenance. Possess basic construction and other applicable trade’s skills. Additional licenses and certifications preferred: Commercial Driver’s License A or B; Illinois Pesticide License; Certified Arborist; Certified Playground Safety Instructor.
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 6:30 am-3:00 pm with overtime, evenings, weekend, overnight hours and modified work schedules required, as needed.
SALARY: $44,500 - $47,500 based on qualifications.
Qualified candidates may submit their job application and resume online by the Closing Date at www.ahpd.org/jobs