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Job Title:

Grounds Worker

Job Post ID:


Posted Until:







1st Shift


Part Time



Job Description:

Under the supervision of the NR, Horticulture & Turf Manager, or designated supervisor, perform day to day management and restoration of the district’s natural areas. This position requires 90% field work in the out-of-doors.
Duties include: Perform ecological restoration through prescription burn and invasive species management
Planting trees, shrubs, and plugs; installing seed
Mowing, edging, and trimming trails
Maintain the community gardens
Spray herbicide with backpack sprayers & through mechanical application
Safely operate mechanical restoration equipment (brush cutters, chainsaws, skid steer pruners, etc.) as assigned
Watering and weeding gardens & natural areas
Tree felling and pruning
Maintain vehicle, tools, and equipment and report any need for repairs to your direct supervisor
Abide by the Bolingbrook Park District dress code for your area.
Perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the Park District’s safety program
Work as a Team Player with co-workers and in conjunction with other departments

Job Requirements:

Physical requirements include:
Walking: to pick up trash; mow and/or trim grass
Standing: to watch over prescribed burns
Sitting: to drive or ride in a vehicle; or while mowing grass
Lifting: to lift and carry 50 lbs. for 25 yards while loading materials onto truck
Climbing: to climb ladder while trimming trees
Pulling: to remove weeds; to rake leaves or fields; to open doors
Pushing: to mow grass; to close doors, to shovel snow
Stooping: to pick up litter
Seeing: to drive a vehicle or lawn mower; to obtain information from written materials


Up to 28 hours/week. Flexible hours.
BPD Uniform
An opportunity to make a difference in the Bolingbrook community.
All employees (part-time or full-time) receive free memberships for Lifestyles Fitness Center and Pelican Harbor Indoor/Outdoor Aquatic Park.
All employees receive discounts on eligible Bolingbrook Park District programs (30% for part-time employees)

Company Information

The Bolingbrook Park District is a public park and recreation agency that has been serving the Bolingbrook community since 1971. We enrich the community through our programs and events. We work with other agencies through intergovernmental agreements to help our residents realize the most benefits possible. We provide opportunities that reconnect people with their community, themselves and their family. We currently operate 5 buildings, 50 parks and natural areas.

Our staff is a group of individuals who love what they do and are passionate about providing for our community. At Bolingbrook Park District, 'we make the fun happen!'

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