The Landscape Specialist works under the supervision of the Park Foreman and is responsible for skilled work involving the construction, repair, and upkeep of all aspects of landscape as they pertain to Park District grounds and facilities. The position is full time, 40 hours per week plus benefits and requires flexibility to work some weekends/evenings and overtime as needed. Normal work schedule is Monday through Friday; 6:30am-3:30pm.
The candidate must possess a practical knowledge of equipment and tools used in park maintenance activities; a specialized training or experience in turf management, arboricultural, horticultural practices, and landscape construction; skills in minor repairs and use of hand and power equipment; an ability to service equipment used and to detect operating defects; an ability to operate snow removal equipment and properly train employees.
Education and Experience requirements include: High school diploma or equivalent. Three years of experience in horticulture, park maintenance, or related full-time work. Must be familiar with horticulture best management practices. Must be able to obtain and maintain an Illinois Pesticide Applicator’s License in Right of Way, Turf, Pest, and Ornament control. Must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License. Must have or obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and AED within six months of employment. Working knowledge of computers with experience in Excel and Word. Formal education in horticultural studies preferred.
Job Title: Landscape Specialist (Full Time / Parks Department)
Salary Range: $19.00 – $23.00 per hour DOE
Benefits Include: low premium medical, dental, vision insurance; agency provided life insurance; IMRF retirement plan; generous PTO; health and wellness programs; complementary program registrations as well as complementary family memberships to Tinley Fitness, Rec Center, Water Park and Dog Park
Start Date: Immediate
Closing Date: September 25, 2019
Please submit completed resumes and applications to:
8125 W. 171st Street
Tinley Park, Illinois 60477