Seasonal Grounds Worker - General Grounds or Athletic Field Maintenance
Job Details
Administration Building - Northbrook, IL
Full Time - Seasonal
$15.40 Hourly
Grounds Maintenance
Job Summary

We are seeking Seasonal Grounds Workers who are available to work starting in March and continue through the end of November 2022. Openings in Grounds Maintenance and Athletic Field Maintenance. Both primarily work outdoors by performing work to maintain the District’s grounds, whether it be our parks or our athletic fields.


New Hire Bonus

Opportunity to receive $250 hiring bonus, paid out throughout a season, based on performance and attendance. 


Shift Information

Position is 40 hours per week. Must able to work various daytime, evening and weekend shifts.



Enrollment in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), some paid holidays and a safety boot reimbursement.


Duties & Responsibilities

Grounds Maintenance Worker – Perform general grounds and landscape maintenance. Complete routine grounds maintenance tasks such as raking, mowing, weeding, planting, mulching and pruning. Perform other duties as assigned.


Athletic Field Maintenance Worker – Perform general athletic field maintenance. Prepare outdoor athletic fields for use, which includes, but not limited to, fence and goal post installation, dragging and chalking the fields, and setting bases. Perform other duties as assigned.


Work Conditions

Work is performed primarily outdoors where there is often exposure to inclement weather, odors, and toxic agents.


Job Qualifications

Must be at least 18 years old. Completion of four years of high school or equivalent. Must possess strong customer service skills and an ability to operate equipment and tools proficiently. Experience in grounds maintenance is preferred. Must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license.


Physical Requirements

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Required to stand and talk or hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. Required to walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and smell. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Workers are allowed and encouraged to use mechanical or manual assists for lifting above 40lbs. as a guideline. Specific vision abilities required include close and far vision and the ability to adjust focus. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate various pieces of machinery.