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Park Manager - Small Parks

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Peoria Park District

Peoria, IL

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Join the Peoria Park District team!

Park Manager - Small Parks

Job Opening – Parks Division

Park Manager – Small Parks



The Peoria Park District is dedicated to its mission

: We contribute to a healthy and vibrant Peoria community by responsibly using our District resources to offer high quality parks and recreation experiences to those who live, work and play in our District.


In collaboration and under the supervision of the Supervisor of Parks Landscape Maintenance, the Park Manager – Small Parks is responsible for a number of specific tasks as outlined below under responsibilities.


Maintenance and general appearance of the parks assigned, including building, facilities and grounds.

Keeping grass mowed, shrubs trimmed and general care of all plants in the parks.

Performing and instructing the preventative maintenance on all equipment.

Scheduling maintenance work and procedures and keeping time records as required.

Safety aspects of the buildings and grounds including all walkways, roads, playground equipment, picnic equipment and other facilities. Making regular inspections of all areas.

Reporting and correcting all hazards and undesirable conditions immediately.

Supervising full and part-time workers and volunteers assigned to the maintenance operations of the parks.

Requisition of supplies and equipment required for general maintenance work in the parks.

Making arrangements as required for groups and activities scheduled in the assigned parks.

Maintaining and preparing athletic fields as required.

Preparing an annual budget and keeping an accurate accounting of all expenditures within that budget.

Keeping the grounds free of all debris, checking for vandalism and making immediate reports.

Following all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed. Supporting all aspects of the park district safety program.

Performing all other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, park and recreation management or related field preferred, with at least two years experience. A two year Associate degree in this field and four years experience in park or grounds maintenance work may be considered. Although a degree is preferred, extensive experience in a like position with similar duties and responsibilities may be substituted for all or part of the educational requirement.

Must have experience in grounds maintenance and operating tractors, mowing equipment and machinery used in grounds maintenance.

Should have experience in using fertilizers and pesticides.

Should have experience in building maintenance and the equipment and materials used in building maintenance.

Supervisory experience required.

A good knowledge of plant material, soil characteristics and their requirements and of preventative maintenance procedures for grounds maintenance equipment.

Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

Insight into good business management practices, personnel management and public relations is necessary.

Must be able to deal promptly and effectively with emergency situations.

Knowledge of pesticides, fertilizers and calibrating equipment is necessary.

Work record that shows reliability, personal integrity, initiative and resourcefulness.


Outstanding benefit package to include:

Paid sick days, vacation days and holidays.

Longevity bonus program and wellness program.

Pension and retirement programs and Social Security participating.

Exceptional health plan.

Paid Life Insurance.

Disability Insurance.

Full-time employees and dependents enjoy discounted recreation classes and free admission to select Park District facilities.


Membership in AFSCME Council 31, Local 3774 will be required.

Pay Range:

$34,108 – $65,000 per year.

Must obtain a valid pesticide applicator's license.

Must possess a valid Illinois State driver’s license.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

How to Apply:

Applications are available at the Noble Center or can be downloaded/printed from

under “Join Our Team”. Applicants may submit a resume, but to be fully considered for this position an application must be completed

. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

To ensure full consideration, applications/resume should be forwarded in a timely manner to: PEORIA PARK DISTRICT - Human Resources Manager, 1125 West Lake Ave, Peoria, IL 61614 or fax to: (309) 686-3352.

The Peoria Park District hires without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, unfavorable discharge from military service, or disability to perform the tasks of the job. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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(309) 686-3352

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Noble Center for Recreation Administration 1125 West Lake Ave. Peoria, IL 61614


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