Athletic Fields Park Specialist

JOB OPPORTUNITY with the Glenview Park District:
Park Specialist – Athletic Fields (Full-Time)
Park & Facility Services

“Recreate” a better life with a career in the field of Parks & Recreation!

Responsible for identifying, planning, leading, supervising, and carrying-out a wide variety of athletic field maintenance related projects, irrigation maintenance and seasonal duties as assigned. Oversees crew members and trains them to carry out duties and tasks assigned including proper use of any specialized equipment, tools or supplies as required.


  • Knowledge of layout / lining of athletic fields, chalking foul lines and batter’s boxes, setting of bases at proper lengths, rebuilding of pitcher’s mounds and supervises others in this activity.
  • Maintains athletic field fences, dugouts, goals, infields, bases and nets.
  • Maintains athletic field turf including seeding, topdressing, aerification, fertilizing and spraying applications of herbicides and insecticides as needed.
  • Maintains all tools, equipment, machinery, and irrigation systems as necessary.
  • Assist in off-season maintenance of athletic field equipment.
  • Snow removal / ice rink maintenance.
  • Identifies and repairs or reports any failures or hazards.

Qualified applicants must be at least 18 years of age with a valid IL driver’s license. High school diploma or equivalent required. At least 5 years relevant experience required. Ability to obtain State of Illinois Pesticide license. Professional certification(s) and/or active membership in a professional association desirable.

This is a full-time position working Sunday – Thursday from 7:00 am until 3:30 pm. Additional hours required for overtime, special events, and emergencies. Schedule has potential to change based on seasonal demands.

Target hiring range is $28.04 – $30.00 per hour dependent on qualifications.

In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:

  • Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary)
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF)
  • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF)
  • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan
  • ROTH IRA & Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Holidays, Personal Days, Vacation, Sick Time
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits

To express your interest, contact Andy Yeaman by 11/1/2023 by phone at 224-521-2321 or Email: andy.yeaman@glenviewparks.org

Visit us at www.GlenviewParks.org – click on “Jobs” at the top of the page

If interested, please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.

The Glenview Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this job email your details to andy.yeaman@glenviewparks.org