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 various routine park clean-up maintenance tasks.

Essential Functions:

Perform routine park clean-up maintenance tasks.
Perform routine park maintenance functions to include, but not limited to, debris cleanup, garbage removal, picnic table delivery, and graffiti removal.
Operate park district vehicles and small equipment as assigned.
Operate high risk equipment such as heavy machinery.
Prepare status report of assigned tasks on assignment checklist/work assignment form.
Assist with equipment maintenance, tool upkeep, and work area housekeeping.
Handle hazardous chemicals.
Construct, install, maintain, and repair site amenities including, but not limited to, bleachers, benches, signs, fencing, picnic tables, grills, and trash receptacles.
Assist with preparation of project work schedules.
Assist with district snow removal operations, including plowing, blowing, shoveling, and salting of walkways and parking lots.
Assist with landscape, playground, and horticultural maintenance.
Monitor inventory of park clean-up supplies.
Maintain communication with customers and staff.
Respond to public inquiries and channel as needed to appropriate staff.
Attend department and 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 or position preferred.


Minimum three (3) years of related park clean-up experience preferred.


Park clean-up, landscape, horticulture, playground, and mowing operations and use of equipment. Snow removal operations and use of equipment.


Valid driver’s license required.
First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one (1) year.


Saturday & Sunday 6:00am-12:30pm
Monday, Tuesday, & Friday 7:00am-4:30pm

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 Employment:

All the following are required:

must submit to a reference check/employment verification.
submit to a state criminal background check.
must submit proof of date of birth.
submit to random, reasonable cause and post-accident drug and alcohol testing.
submit to a pre-placement physical.
submit to pre-placement drug testing.
provide verification of education.
provide copy of license(s) and license renewals as required.
provide copy of certification(s), and certificate renewals as required.
provide driver’s abstract.
provide copy of driver’s license.
successfully complete a 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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