Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent. Must be at least 18 years old. Associates’ Degree in Turf Management, Horticulture, Urban Forestry or related field preferred. Minimum of three years of experience in related field or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training. Must be able to obtain Illinois Pesticide Applicator’s license in turf, ornamentals and right of way within 6 months of hire. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be able to provide own transportation. Mechanical knowledge preferred. Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Must be CPR/AED certified within 6 months of hire. Type of Position: Full-time Hours: 40 hours/week Over-time may be required. Nonexempt
The Maintenance Parks & Athletic Fields/Grounds employee must be sufficiently skilled to perform a wide variety of tasks without supervision such as park, turf and landscape maintenance and recreation support activities. Employee will be on call and must have the ability to lead and supervise seasonal employees. This is an at-will position.
Essential Job Functions: 1. Gain knowledge and understanding of District policies and procedures and see that they are adhered to at all times.
Remove all garbage from all playing fields and park areas.
Mow and trim all athletic fields and other park turf areas weekly during the growing season, using tractors, hand mowers and trimmers.
Establish and maintain turf through scheduled seeding, fertilizing, weed control, sod laying aeration and irrigation requirements.
Responsible for layout, striping and maintaining soccer, softball, football, lacrosse and baseball fields.
Plant and trim trees, shrubs and flowers, maintain landscape beds.
Remove snow from parking lots, sidewalks and throughout the District as needed.
Repair damaged recreational items such as tennis court nets, basketball courts, soccer goals, playground equipment and shelters.
Organize, prioritize and direct multiple projects, labor and equipment needs.
Responsible for the operation and preventive maintenance on equipment such as checking fuel levels, cleaning and inspections, greasing, etc.
Document man-hours and materials used on work orders to specific job requirements.
Support and maintain collaborative efforts with internal and external customers and organizations.
Assist in managing overall work plan of park maintenance.
Clean and maintain pavilions and other facilities as assigned.
Responsible for, but not limited to, managing the safety and cleanliness of property and equipment, and property from wear, damage and vandalism, etc.
Accurately determine and perform minor mechanical repair needs and estimate the time required to complete repairs.
Comply with the District’s Dress Code by coming to work in clean, presentable clothing.
Attend district-wide, crisis and staff trainings as required.
Attend workshops and seminars pertaining to employee’s position, as needed, for new ideas, developments, and techniques.
Administer, observe and follow all District safety policies and regulations as the safety of staff and participants is of utmost importance and a continuing responsibility of all employees. Immediately notify the Risk Manager of any safety hazards in District buildings, grounds and facilities.
The District encourages its employees to take an active role in the appearance of the District i.e. pick up litter throughout the buildings, grounds and facilities of the District.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Capable of communicating and working as a team with all levels of park district staff, volunteers, business partners and the public. Possess a clear understanding of District operations and the commitment involved. Ability to delegate work, where appropriate, in order to accomplish the Values & Mission of the District. Ability to oversee and maintain District assets. Ability to work independently to produce quality and accurate work on a timely basis and resolve issues as they arise. Must be punctual and dependable. Ability to organize and maintain files and records. Ability to recognize priorities and meet deadlines. Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations. Ability to accept constructive criticism and/or supervision. Should possess enthusiasm and drive with a desire to accomplish goals and objectives. Ability to be flexible and adaptable to new situations. Ability to organize, prepare and present information in verbal and written form. Ability to maintain a safe environment for staff and the public. Cognitive Considerations:
Employee must be able to follow directions and communicate both verbally and in writing. Employee must possess general knowledge of the recreation industry. Employee must be able to represent the Lemont Park District in a professional manner in all circumstances. Employee must possess knowledge of budgeting procedures and techniques and daily records management as applicable to the position. Employee must possess time management and organizational skills to effectively perform his/her job responsibilities. Employee must have the ability to understand and respect confidential information. Employee must possess good problem solving skills and have the capacity to act rationally and calmly including high stress and/or emergency situations. Employee must have the ability to develop and maintain positive and effective working relationship with subordinates and team members and to promote and maintain high morale and enthusiasm. Employee must possess knowledge of general office machines. Employee must possess computer skills required for the position held. Employee must identify potential unsafe conditions and notify appropriate District personnel. Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, some bending, kneeling and reaching items off floor and high shelves is required. Performing repetitive hand/arm movements as when hammering, drilling, or sawing. Climbing ladders and reaching to perform work, such as changing light bulbs or painting. Sitting for sustained periods of time when operating a tractor. Lifting and moving with loads for long periods of time, as when stocking store rooms. Walking and bending for sustained periods of time, as when working on pumps and motors or bending to pick up litter. Standing for sustained periods of time while checking area/equipment, etc. Reading hand written information and writing legibly. The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Employee must have the physical agility to maintain mobility from site to site, and be able to perform heavy manual tasks (a thorough pre-employment physical examination will be required after conditional job offer).
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but may be exposed to noise distractions from employees or equipment operation in adjacent work areas. Employee may be required to work both inside and outside during various environmental conditions, such as, but not limited to, rain and mud, extremely hot and cold temperatures, exposure to dust, fumes, dirt, noise, insect bites and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Hours & Pay:
The Parks & Athletic Fields Specialist (Level II) works a schedule of Monday through Friday (7 am to 3:30 pm) This is an hourly position and is based on a 40-hour work week with some evening and weekend work expected. Hourly wage is between $16.00-$19.00/hr DOQ. Including excellent benefit package.