Full Job Description
We are looking for employees that can work up to 19 hours per week and up to 28 hours per week. Paid Time Off Benefits are available and IMRF Pension may be available. The schedule includes working evenings and weekends. An example of the schedule during the summer would be 5pm to 11pm during weekdays and 3:30pm during weekends.
The Parks Maintenance Worker is responsible for cleaning and maintaining buildings, parks and equipment in order to ensure park standards are met and parks are functional, safe and attractive for all users of the Park District. The Parks Maintenance Worker also provides excellent customer service by effectively communicating and enforcing Park District rules, regulations, and policies to park visitors. The Parks Maintenance Worker drives park district vehicles.
Clean parks of debris and trash. Paint indoor and outdoor facilities. Dig and maintain garden sites.
Prepare fields for soccer, baseball, and other outdoor sports.
Load and unloads equipment for daily use.
Check use permits.
Clean and maintain comfort stations.
Transport equipment and personnel in a variety of District vehicles.
Clean and check vehicles daily.
Keep tools, equipment and supplies in good repair.
Keep accurate records of mileage, equipment maintenance, purchases, etc.
Assist in set-up and take-down for special events.
Maintain a safe and secure environment for staff, patrons and participants by supplying security for the community centers and parks by maintaining a visible presence. Communicate and enforce Park District rules and policies to participants and patrons.
Provide excellent customer service and maintain a positive public image when working with patrons by addressing questions and concerns from staff, patrons, participants, and parents immediately. Contact and ask for assistance from supervisor or other Park District staff when necessary.
Become familiar with regular visitors to the park; know their names, personalities, and interests.
Identify and observe equipment daily for possible maintenance needs and adjustments.
Complete safety logs, accident and incident reports, and report issues to supervisor.
Close and secure parks and facilities at closing time and return all equipment to its proper place as specified by Park District.
Wear a PDOP staff shirt and identification during all work hours. Follow and enforce all PDOP policies and procedures.
Occasionally assist with events and programs.
Attend staff meetings and training programs as specified.
Post and remove any flyers, brochures, signs, or other information as required by Park District.
Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor or other Park District administrative personnel.
Must be at least 18 years of age
High School Diploma or GED equivalent, some college preferred.
Preventative maintenance and/or grounds experience preferred.
Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record. Â Must maintain valid driver's license at all times. Â Must pass a pre-employment drug test. Â This position is part of a random drug test policy. Â
Must purchase and wear steel toed shoes to work.Â Â
Certification in advanced Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) within 1 month of employment and keep certification current.Â The District provides this training.
Must have the ability to solve problems as they arise and be able to perform tasks without supervision.
Must be highly motivated and able to assume a positive and active role in the parks, even while working under potentially stressful conditions (hot orÂ cold weather, upset or injured park visitors, etc.).
Â Must have the ability to be firm with park visitors (both youth and adults) when necessary, enforce park district rules, and make sound decisions inÂ order to secureÂ the safety and well-being of all park visitors, facilities, and equipment.
Â Must be able to complete required Park District training.Â
Â Must take and pass a pre-employment drug test.
Work Environment, Physical Demands and Considerations
Ability to paint, dig, load, spread materials.
Ability to work in dirt, mud, grass and etc.
Ability to work on a ladder.
Ability to work in weather extremes.
Ability to work independently without supervision.
Ability to present ideas and recommendations in a concise manner.
Ability to understand and carry out verbal and/or written instructions efficiently and effectively and to read and understand printed material.
Ability to operate assigned equipment
Ability to effectively interact and communicate well with others.
Ability to interpret and explain division and District policies and procedures.
Ability to follow safety guidelines and exercise judgment in all aspects of responsibility.
Ability to resolve conflict safely, calmly and effectively.
Basic computation skills including measuring, calculating and estimating.
Frequent walking, standing, reaching, bending, digging, lifting.
Must be able to lift up to 50Â lbs, over 50 lbs withÂ assistance
Will be exposed to inclement weather including heat, humidity, cold, rain, snow, ice and wind.Â
Will be exposed to chemicals such as acids, glues, chlorine, fertilizer and other substances in cleaning solutions.
Protective clothing is required as it pertains to the particular job duty. Examples may include: safety goggles, glasses, face shields, steel tip workÂ boots, protective rubber or leather gloves, hard hat, paint spray respirator, protective suits and outer wear and back brace.
Some exposure to noise, dust, fume and elevation.
Â This job description is not designedÂ to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, functions or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.Â Duties, functions, activities or responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.Â Â
The Park District of Oak Park is an equal opportunity employer.