Parks Laborer

Full Time
Wilmette, IL 60091
Posted Today
Job description


Job Title: *

Parks Laborer

Department: *

Parks and Planning

Status: *

Full Time, Non-Exempt
Location: *

West Park Maintenance Garage

Is this an IMRF Approved Position: *


Reports to (title): *

Parks Crew Leader
Legal Minimum Age Requirement: *


To perform general labor in the maintenance, repair and construction of the parks in order to maintain and improve the appearance and quality of the park system.
Job Functions

  • Operates heavy equipment, trucks, tractors and landscaping equipment
  • Plants and maintains landscaping
  • Installs, repairs and paints athletic structures such as fields, goals fences etc
  • Installs and maintains playgrounds
  • Writes reports such as inspections forms in a timely fashion
  • Applies pesticides
  • Removes snow from sidewalks, driveways and parking lots
  • Performs preventative maintenance on small engine equipment

Other Functions

  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the job
  • Assists others as needed

Educational/Training Requirements

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Basic verbal and written communication skills in the English language
  • Must have basic knowledge of Microsoft software suite to assist in completing inspections and reports
  • No previous work experience
  • Illinois Pesticide Operators License or ability to obtain within one year
  • Valid state of Illinois Driver’s License
  • CPR Certified or ability to obtain certification within one year


  • Responsible to uphold the District’s commitment to safety by using good safety awareness and judgment. Follows safety protocol, participates in safety programs/seminars, promptly reports accidents and hazardous conditions to supervisor, and complies with the District’s safety policies.

Equipment and Protective Clothing Required

Microshield, Protective gloves for emergencies, Nitrile Gloves, Safety goggles/glasses, Earplugs, ear covers, Safety Shoes, Leather type work boot, Face shield, Hard hat, Chaps (Chainsaw safety pants)

Physical Requirements_*





1. Lift &/or carry objects weighing up to 10 lbs.


up to 25 lbs.


more than 25 lbs.


more than 25 lbs. & up to 50 lbs.


more than 50 lbs.


2. Push and/or pull carts, dollies, and the like


3. Climb or balance on ladders, scaffolding, or ramps


4. Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, bend


5. Reach for, grasp and handle objects


6. Touch and feel objects


7. Manipulate and operate power tools/machinery


8. Use a keyboard to interact with computer system


9. Sit for extended periods of time


10. Walk for extended periods of time


11. Standing for extended periods of time


12. Ability to communicate verbally


13. Ability to hear


14. Ability to smell


15. Proofread and/or review documents


16. Work in an area that is somewhat uncomfortable due to drafts, noise, temperature variation, or the like


17. Work with equipment or performing duties where
carelessness would probably result in minor cuts, bruises, or muscle pulls


18. Travel to locations other than main location


Location: 3555 Lake Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.50 - $24.52 per hour

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