003K - Seasonal Maintenance Pre-Professional (Danada Gardens)

Job Purpose

Work involves operating equipment and performing manual labor supporting the Landscape crew in the maintenance of operations at a specific facility. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


·         Assists maintenance operations on facility’s acres and visitor gardens

·         Prepare, soil amending, and cultivation of landscape bed(s)

·         Install soil and compost

·         Edge beds, apply mulch, and provide plant irrigation

·         Manual weeding and application of granular pre-emergent herbicide, deadhead flowers

·         Perform plant fertilization, mowing, de-littering, and line trimming

·         Use various associated power tools

·         Complete turf restoration

·         Clean up beds in spring and fall

·        Perform other duties as required

Education and Experience Required


Additional Information: Must be 18 years of age or older by the first day of employment.


Hours: May – September; 40 hours per week; Monday-Friday


Preferred Experience:  Understanding of landscape management activities, conceptual garden design, and water conservation.


Special training or other license, certification,etc.:  One (1) year of grounds maintenance experience and understanding of soil science, perennial and woody plant management and identification.  Must have a valid Driver’s License. 


Skills In:  Identification of trees, shrubs, native grasses, flowers, and weeds for horticulture aspects of grounds management; safe, proper operation and maintenance of a variety of grounds equipment; performing manual labor tasks; understanding and following verbal or written instructions; maintaining effective working relationships.


Onboarding/Training Requirements:   Criminal Background Check

                                                                        Driver’s License Check

                                                                       National Sex Offender Registry Check


Application:  Candidates must complete the application process in its entirety, including the Pre-Screen Questions, to be considered for this position.  Resumes may be included, but are not accepted in lieu of the application. 


Equal Employment Policy:  As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County complies with Federal, State, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.  The Forest Preserve District makes all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sex (wages), genetics, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, retaliation, or other unlawful considerations.

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County RP089 is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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