Park Specialist- Level II At The Randall Oaks Park And Zoo Dundee Township Park District Dundee

Title Park Specialist- Level Ii At The Randall Oaks Park And Zoo
Date 10 September 2020
Company Dundee Township Park District
City Dundee

Short Description :

Tools and equipment to perform maintenance tasks including highrisk machines and tools, which require strict safety precautions skid steer, backhoe, saws, drills, testers, etc Mechanical aptitude required, including the use of tools, equipment, and machinery Pavements ,…

Full Description :

Position Summary WORK HERE. PLAY HERE!
Our Park Service Department is looking for a new team member to assist at the Ran dall Oaks Park and Zoo! This person would be primarily responsible for maintaining the aesthetic appearance of the Randall Oaks Park and Zoo,
but would also be assisting in other areas of the Park Services Department. If you are a motivated individual, who loves working outside
and want to learn more about the position read on! What would you be doing?
  • Performs routine and preventive maintenance and repairs to district lands, facilities and equipment primarily at Randall Oaks Park and Zoo and other park district property as needed.
  • Applies pesticides and herbicides
  • Installs, maintains and repairs general landscape improvements as directed.
  • Assists General Trades Specialist and other staff with maintenance and construction of the following:
  • Pavements (asphalt, concrete and brick, etc.), buildings, plumbing, carpentry, electrical and lighting, furnaces, ducts, pipe lines, waterlines, shelters, benches, playground equipment, signs, fencing, plastering, drywall, painting, roofing and flooring.
  • Performs project management by completing the following:
  • Researches and procures supplies and materials, creating a cost estimate for various projects.
  • Leads and instructs crew, which may include full time, part time, and seasonal staff.
  • Evaluates, plans, prioritizes and directs tasks simultaneously to complete project.
  • Completes inspections, reports and records.
  • Completes vandalism removal as needed or required.
  • Inspects and operates vehicles, tools and equipment to perform maintenance tasks including high-risk machines and tools, which require strict safety precautions (skid steer, backhoe, saws, drills, testers, etc.)
    • Trains others in the safe and effective use of high-risk machines to include those listed above and other equipment particular to park maintenance.
  • Removes trash, litter and other debris from parks
  • Provides feedback and assists in long-range Park Service Department planning.
  • Proficient in Parks Specialist I responsibilities, performing those duties and essential functions as needed.
  • Supports DTPD’s Mission statement, by providing excellent service to the community by ensuring our parks are well maintained and litter free.
  • Completes all additional duties as prescribed by management.
  • Assists other Park District employees when needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities – This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, may instruct others for task management. .
Marginal Functions/Responsibilities – Other non-essential duties as assigned.
Communication & Customer Service
  • Develops and maintains positive and effective working relationship with coworkers and to promote and maintain high morale and enthusiasm.
  • Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Communicates matters of importance in a timely manner.
  • Makes recommendations to management for improvements and efficiencies.
  • Employee represents the in a professional manner.

Safety & Risk Management
  • Maintains a working knowledge of all general agency and department?specific safety rules.
  • Uses material handling equipment or staff assistance when lifting and/or moving objects 50 pounds or heavier.
  • Reports any work-related injuries to supervisor promptly.
  • Attends required safety program and in?service education meetings.
  • Corrects unsafe conditions, if possible, alerts co-workers to potential unsafe conditions and/or reports them to supervisor.
  • Instructs co-workers, when necessary on safety procedures or precautions.

Must be able to use personal protective equipment based on job specific tasks, which may include, but is not limited to, the following: Safety goggles/glasses
Earplugs, ear covers
Appropriate work boots
Protective gloves
Helmets/hard hats
Respirator What skills do you need?
  • High School Diploma
  • Valid IL Driver's license
  • Mechanical aptitude required, including the use of tools, equipment, and machinery.
  • Possess good problem solving skills and has capacity to act rationally and calmly in high stress and/or emergency situations.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule including some nights and weekends as required.
  • Ability to pay meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to execute the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. With reasonable accommodation, you must be able to frequently:
  • Stand/walk
  • Drive
  • Bend/twist
  • Squat
  • Climb
  • Lift up to 50lbs independently
What does your day look like, and where do you work?

Work Environment

The work environment can be best described as typical park and ground environment with expected exposure to noise, dust, temperature and the like, as well as frequent work out-of-doors with exposure to hot and cold weather and related conditions. Specifically as reviewed below.
Hours Standards
This is a full time year round non -exempt position.
  • Work hours are between 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Weekend or holiday hours may be required as well as extended hours as needed.
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