Waukegan Park District

Status of Employment:
Full-Time, Year-Round, Non-Exempt

Subject to the Collective Bargaining Agreement through Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local #73.


We provide a highly competitive, employee friendly benefit and incentive package to support you in your personal and professional journey which includes:

medical, dental, vision coverage or opt out incentive.
life insurance.
Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Defined Benefit Pension and 457 deferred compensation plan.
flexible spending account.
paid time off starting first day of employment: 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, 11 holidays, 4 floating holidays, and sick time accrues monthly.
Park District Facility Usage and Program Discounts.
cell phone reimbursement.
training and professional development opportunities.


Performs mowing operations and various park maintenance tasks as assigned to areas, facilities, and site amenities.

Essential Functions:

Perform routine park mowing and landscape maintenance tasks.
Perform routine, preventive, and corrective maintenance of park amenities.
Handle hazardous chemicals.
Perform routine park maintenance functions including, but not limited to, playground maintenance, park cleanup, pesticide applications, turf aeration, and fertilization.
Operate high-risk equipment such as heavy machinery.
Tree planting and/or removals, landscape improvements, snow removal, and outdoor ice rink maintenance, vandalism repair, and athletic field preparation.
Construct, install, maintain, and repair site amenities including, but not limited to, bleachers, benches, signs, fencing, picnic tables, grills, and trash receptacles.
Communicate status report of assigned jobs through documentation of mowing checklist/work assignment forms.
Assist with preparation of project work schedules.
Assist in coordinating emergency repairs as needed. Assist with district snow removal operations, including plowing, blowing, shoveling, and salting of walkways and parking lots. Assist with equipment maintenance, upkeep of tools, and work area housekeeping.
Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions.
Conduct self in accordance with the policies and procedures as established by the park district.
Participate in park district safety and training program to ensure that work performed, and services provided are implemented in a safe manner.



High school diploma or GED required.
Additional training or education related to duties and responsibilities in park or landscape maintenance preferred.


Minimum one (1) year of related park or landscape experience.


Park or landscape maintenance operations and use of equipment.
Snow removal operations and use of equipment.

License / Certification:

Valid driver’s license required.
Pesticide Public Operators License State of Illinois required within one year.
First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one (1) year.


Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm
40 hours/week. Must be available to work weekend and evening hours as needed. Position requires on-call availability for emergency repairs.

Conditions of Continued Employment:

All the following are required:

submit proof of date of birth.
provide a copy of driver’s license.
provide driver’s abstract.
submit to a reference check and employment verification.
submit to a state criminal background check.
submit to a pre-placement physical.
submit to pre-placement drug testing.
submit to random, reasonable cause, and post-accident alcohol and drug testing.
provide verification of education.
provide copy of Pesticide Public Operators License State of Illinois within one (1) year of employment and license renewals as required.
satisfactorily complete six (6) month introductory period.

Rafael Ayala
Manager of Park Maintenance
Waukegan Park District
2211 Ernie Krueger Circle
Waukegan, IL 60087 (847) 360-4753

Closing Date:
Open until filled.

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