Park Maintenance I
Job Details
Parks & Golf Maintenance - Highland Park, IL
Full Time
$21.86 Hourly

Responsibilities:  The position is responsible for performing manual skilled and semi-skilled maintenance tasks primarily focused on, but not limited to: ballfield preparation, routine landscaping, turf maintenance, manual weeding, tree and shrub maintenance and removals, maintenance of pavement and paths, beach cleaning, custodial and cleaning of park restrooms, garbage removal, maintaining outdoor ice rinks, and snow removal.  Tasks may also include lakefront and summer facility preparation and maintenance, planting, light construction, painting, equipment repairs, pesticide applications, and assisting in natural areas restoration. Occasional assistance to Specialist with aspects of building and facilities (i.e., work in carpentry, minor plumbing, minor electrical, masonry, painting).



  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be a high school graduate.
  • Must possess a valid drivers’ license.
  • Prefer landscaping experience.  Prefer some trades experience. 
  • Required to operate power tools and machinery.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and team oriented communication skills.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with public in a customer service oriented agency.
  • Ability to work in various weather conditions year round.

Classification: Full-Time, non-exempt

Schedule: Normal workweek Sunday through Thursday. Normally 40 hours per week, but hours may increase and schedules may vary depending on seasonal workloads and needs. Some evening hours required.

Benefits: Excellent benefit package including health, dental, and pension.

The Park District of Highland Park is an equal opportunity employer.

Summer Employment!
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