Village of Arlington Heights

Maintenance Worker I – Forestry & Grounds Unit
Public Works Department

About the Village of Arlington Heights
The Village of Arlington Heights is one of the largest Chicago suburbs and one of the most desirable places to live in the Chicago area. Arlington Heights is a vibrant and progressive community that 77,676 people are proud to call home. With shopping, businesses, vibrant downtown, award-winning schools, library, park district, and a hospital—Arlington Heights is a place where young families establish their roots for generations to come.

About the Position
The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Worker I in the Forestry & Grounds Unit of the Public Works Department. As part of a dedicated team, the Maintenance Worker I – Forestry Unit will be responsible for the maintenance of trees, municipal grounds, and right-of-ways. The Maintenance Worker I will plant, cultivate, and care for trees, flowers, and shrubs, including treating with pesticides and fertilizers. In addition, the Maintenance Worker I will assist with trimming trees and feeding into a chipper. The Maintenance Worker I will operate basic equipment and machinery. The Maintenance Worker I will perform other duties as assigned, and must be able to respond to emergency call-outs and participate in winter maintenance operations.

The minimum starting salary for this position is $65,280 and includes a diverse and competitive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, paid vacation, and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension plan. The normal work hours for this position are Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. for a total of 40 hours per week.

Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED), and least one year of experience in general or municipal maintenance and repair. A valid Illinois Commercial Driver’s License Class A with airbrake and tanker endorsements is preferred, or must be able to obtain within one year of hire. Experience in tree care preferred. Candidates should hold an Illinois Pesticide License or have ability to obtain within one year of hire.

If you are looking for a stable and rewarding career in public works, this might be the right new opportunity for you! For more information about the Village of Arlington Heights, please visit our website at or visit to apply.

The Village of Arlington Heights is an equal opportunity employer and strives to be a welcoming and inclusive place for all, improving how we recruit, empower, and retain the most diverse and very best talent, ensuring careers in public service will continue to attract the brightest for coming generations.

Any offer of employment is conditional upon passing a background and pre-employment physical and drug screen.

For more information, contact:

Kelly Livingston

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