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 $70,000-$90,000 Plus Excellent Benefit Package

Description: The Niles Park District is seeking a qualified Superintendent of Grounds. The position is responsible for the daily management and oversight of land, including parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields.

Job Duties:

  • Oversees, assigns, and supervises the daily, yearly and routine duties and projects related to horticulture, grounds, landscaping, athletic fields, playgrounds, refuse removal.
  • Plans and supervises grounds maintenance, horticulture staffing pertaining to grounds, playgrounds, athletic field maintenance, improvements, upkeep, and snow removal.
  • Writes and prepares contract specifications for landscape maintenance from outside contractors.
  • Oversees contractor maintenance contracts for mowing, weed control, tree removal, and landscaping maintenance.
  • Oversees the operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment and machinery.
  • Keeps records on all equipment and product used in the maintenance of operations.
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates full time, part time, and seasonal staff.
  • Performs job safety and compliance with all District policies, procedures, work and safety rules.


  • Strong knowledge of horticulture, turf maintenance, grounds and athletic field maintenance.
  • Strong knowledge of playground installation and repair.
  • Good knowledge of grounds maintenance equipment and repair.
  • Strong knowledge of pertinent safety precautions.

Education, Experience, and Training:

  • Associate of Arts/Associates of Science in Parks and Recreation, Landscape Architecture, Horticulture or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of two years or more of demonstrated success in a parks maintenance position.
  • Valid Illinois Class "B" Driver's license with air brake qualifier.
  • Valid Illinois Pesticide Public Applicator License.
  • Valid Illinois Pesticide Operator License

 Niles Park District


Tom Elenz

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