Do you enjoy working outside? Are you passionate about plants? Come work with the Naperville Park District as a Park Specialist I. You will perform a variety of duties in the areas of planting, watering, mulching, and weeding.
Benefits: Health insurance. Vacation, personal, and sick days. Recreation program discounts.
Schedule: Tuesday-Saturday 7:00am - 3:00pm
Salary: $19.25/hr + DOQ
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Perform horticulture maintenance tasks such as maintaining trees, shrubs, annual and perennial flowers, fertilizing, seeding and sodding. Act as crew leader to assigned staff and volunteers by orienting and training. Coach and develop staff on an on-going basis. Organize and direct multiple projects, labor and equipment needs. Clean and maintain parks through litter pickup, recycling activities, daily operations of splash pad systems and conduct property inspections for signs of wear, damage and vandalism. Perform various maintenance operations to park grounds including but not limited to controlled prairie and woodland burns, hardscape and pond maintenance. Support special event set up, tear down and maintenance during the event.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the methods and of forestry, turf, and horticulture development and maintenance. Demonstrate abilities to apply fertilizers and pesticides at manufacturer’s application rates.
Special Considerations: This position is subject to a post offer physical.