The Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD) is a public park and recreation agency located in Arlington Heights, Illinois—one of the largest communities in Chicago’s prestigious northwest suburban corridor. Our mission is to enrich the community by providing fun, accessible and impactful recreation and facilities for every age and season. However you choose to recreate, we have something for you. We aim to serve everyone equally and fairly across our 29 facilities—including five community centers with outdoor pools, Arlington Ridge Center, two tennis clubs, two public golf clubs, Lake Arlington, Arlington Heights Historical Museum and Senior Center—and 58 parks across 716 acres of land. In our 95-year history we have earned multiple distinctions recognizing our high-quality standards of excellence, including three National Gold Medal Awards, maintaining a Moody’s AAA bond rating for nine years and receiving multiple awards for fiscal responsibility.
GENERAL PARKS AND PLANNING INFORMATION
The Park District’s 716 acres and 22 buildings are maintained by the staff in the Parks and Planning Department. The grounds department maintains the 58 parks with 48 tennis courts, 7 pickleball courts, 21 soccer fields, 42 baseball/softball fields, 31 basketball courts and 22 miles of paved walking and biking paths. The trades department, comprised of 8 full time staff, is dedicated to their trade responsibilities of HVAC, pool maintenance, fleet, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry. While each has their own dedicated responsibilities, they also work together across disciplines to provide quality and efficient service and repairs. Staff work cooperatively to deliver fun and safe special events like the Memorial Day parade and ceremony, 4th of July parade and Frontier Days, and the holiday tree lighting and display at North School Park.
JOB SPECIFIC INFORMATION
The trades department is comprised of 9 full time staff dedicated to the maintenance and upkeep of the Park District’s numerous facilities and parks. The team consists of staff dedicated to their trade responsibilities of HVAC, pool maintenance, fleet, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry. While each having their own dedicated responsibilities, they also work together across disciplines to provide quality and efficient service and repairs. Staff also work together to deliver fun and safe special events like the Memorial Day parade and ceremony, 4th of July parade and Frontier Days, and the holiday tree lighting and display at North School Park.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Performs water chemical testing analysis and adjusts chemical balances of pools using prescribed methods of chemical sanitation, following applicable state and local regulations
Maintain records of water quality, water usage, and chemical usage of Park District pools
Maintains and repairs pool circulating pumps, water sample pumps, chemical feed pumps, and filtration systems
Cleans, repairs and paints the pool surfaces while wearing applicable PPE including respirator.
Performs backwashes and maintenance of pool filters and related equipment
Assists in the repair and maintenance of plumbing and piping systems for pool operations
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
High school graduate or G.E.D. with experience in one or more building or shop trades
Minimum of one to two years’ experience in one or more building or shop trades
Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training
Class C driver’s license required within 9 months of hire. CDL preferred but not required.
Certified Pool Operator certification required within 6 months of employment
CPR and AED Certification required within six months of employment
BENEFITS WE OFFER
In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:
Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
Life Insurance (basic & voluntary additional coverage)
IMRF Defined Benefit Pension
Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF)
457 and ROTH 457 Defined Contribution Plans
Medical and Childcare Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid Time Off (sick, vacation and Floating Holidays)
Park District facility and program discounts
To apply for this job please visit ahpd.bamboohr.com.