Project Specialist 1


The Projects Specialist is responsible for working on district-wide projects and repairs in parks and facilities; maintenance projects, construction projects, and special events for agency facilities and parks. The Projects Specialist is under the direction supervision of the Projects Foreman.


  • High school diploma or equivalent, with three (3) years’ experience in related field of property and facility maintenance and repairs or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Minimum high school graduate. Experience in maintenance repair and construction field desired.


  • Performs construction duties, including but not limited to, plastering, painting, drywall, flooring, masonry and tuck pointing, concrete flat work, footings, park site amenity installation, playground equipment installation, fences, and bridges.
  • Performs duties on specific projects for a group of parks specialists, giving direction, advising, and answering questions.
  • Constructs playgrounds.
  • Provides preventive maintenance and a variety of rough and finish carpentry and general building construction for Park District buildings and grounds.
  • Maintains a pro-active approach to safety and risk management. Involved in creating, implementing, and evaluating sound risk management policies and procedures. Is prepared and cooperative with annual loss control review process.
  • Performs the job safely and in compliance with Park District policies, procedures, work and safety rules.
  • Estimates equipment and material needs for specific job assignments.
  • Assists with providing input and monitoring budgets for district projects
  • Purchases, maintains and oversees inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Submits and maintains accurate records and reports
  • Assists inspectors and other district employees on building code compliance.
  • Inspects parks and building facilities on a weekly or daily basis.
  • Performs general park and building maintenance, construction, and special setups as assigned.
  • Snow removal in winter months.


  • Good working knowledge of landscape and grounds, maintenance tools, equipment, shop and field practices. Pesticide license preferred. Demonstrated initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, analytical skills, leadership, management activities and the capability to work in a positive manner with the general public, Park District staff and Board of Commissioners. Demonstrate consistent attendance and on-time arrival. A valid Illinois Driver’s License. Must be able to read, write and speak in English. Bi-lingual a plus.


  • The employee shall be considered to be on duty whenever a need exists for their services. This will require non-traditional work hours that will be consistent throughout the year. Typical hours include Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


  • $18.00 – $26.00 per hour