Posted 2 weeks ago

Parks Specialist

Company: Glen Ellyn Park District
Category: Maintenance, Parks & Recreation

 Glen Ellyn

Type: Full Time

The Glen Ellyn Park District is seeking a Parks Specialist to join their team. Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Park Operations, the Park Specialist I will be responsible for performing a variety of maintenance and landscaping tasks to provide safe and attractive parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields throughout the Park District. Looking for someone to take ownership and who wants to grow and expand their knowledge base in a variety of areas.
Duties include but are not limited to maintaining our parks and facilities by mowing, trimming, edging, weeding, watering, planting, mulching, trash picking/collection; athletic field prep and set-up; trail maintenance, assisting with horticulture and/or natural area maintenance, special event set-up/take-down; minor repairs to park elements, playground equipment, etc. and other duties as assigned. Winter work may include snow removal and facility projects such as painting, small repairs, moving, etc. Additionally, this position may assist with other park and turf maintenance including, but not limited to seeding, aeration, pesticide application, irrigation, and tree monitoring, trimming, and removal. This position may supervise part-time/seasonal crew members and will participate in snow removal and other inclement weather activities. Will also be required to be part of the on–call rotation. Hours are 7:00 am – 3:30 pm during the week with some evening and/or weekend hours, and possible overtime especially during prime growing season Spring through Fall required.