Village of Downers Grove

The Village of Downers Grove is seeking a qualified applicant to fill an open Maintenance Worker I position in the Public Works Department. The role is under the Forestry division. This position performs skilled and unskilled labor tasks, typically as a member of a work crew, and maintains Village parkway trees, water mains, roads, storm sewers, traffic control facilities, grounds, buildings, and equipment. The ideal candidate can adapt quickly to changing work environments while providing exceptional customer service.

Major Duties and Functions:
– Performs daily duties related to maintaining a variety of Village systems and infrastructure including roadways, sidewalks, water, traffic signage and traffic control, forestry, stormwater
– May perform a variety of tasks associated with the management of the Village’s urban forest and landscape program such as tree inventory inspections, small tree pruning and removal, annual and perennial plant installations and upkeep, proper horticulture care practices, downtown beautification, and storm damage and tree debris cleanup.
– Performs water repairs for main breaks, hydrants, valves, and meters
– Participates in water shut-offs and turn-ons, and the overall distribution and general maintenance of the water system in the Village
– Performs snow removal while using assigned heavy equipment
– Responds to all public works service requests as well as other department service needs
– Carries out special response and repair duties associated with emergencies
– Participates in setup and cleanup for Special Events in the Village
– Upholds work zone safety procedures
– Follows all instructions from assigned crew leader
– Demonstrates superior internal and external customer service skills through relationships with staff and communications and interactions with the public
– Maintains flexibility in work scheduling; allows for off-hour scheduling
– Attends all required safety training and applies training while performing work duties
– Other related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
– Basic computer skills
– Willingness to train on software outside of the basic computer functions
– English writing/reading/speaking abilities
– Ability to transition between jobs and duties quickly without losing efficiency or focus; multitasking

Education and Experience: High school diploma or GED. Ability to understand and follow verbal instructions and perform manual labor. Any combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Experience with a skid steer, asphalt roller, and walk-behind saw a plus.

Licenses and Certifications:
– Valid Illinois Driver’s License
– Illinois Pesticide Applicator License within six months of hire
– CDL Class “B” Vehicle Operator’s License or obtained within six months of hire
– ISA Arborist Certification a plus.

Additional Supplementary training preferred:
– OSHA 10
– Confined Spaces Training

Salary and Benefits: Starting wages for this position is $51,093, with an increase to $72,990 following six years of service. The Village provides an excellent benefits package, including health, dental, and vision insurance, and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).

APPLY NOW! Interested applicants can apply by clicking the “Apply for Job” button. Only online applications will be accepted, except for reasonable accommodations. Position open until filled.

The Village of Downers Grove is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information or assistance, please contact the Human Resources Department at (630) 434-5500.

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