Seasonal Groundskeeper (CMV, driving position) job Brookfield Illinois
Seasonal Groundskeeper (CMV, driving position) job Brookfield Illinois
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Seasonal Groundskeeper (CMV, driving position) Job

Employer Name: Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo SpiderID: 8930217
Location: Brookfield, Illinois Date Posted: 9/9/2019
Wage: 12.00/hour Category: Landscaping
Job Code: 1933BR

Job Description:
Multiple Openings! Pay rate $12.00 per hour! Typical 40 hour per week schedule! Minimum 18 years of age. Valid driver's license required at time of application. This position contributes to the success of the Chicago Zoological Society by performing routine and standard Grounds duties and functions, such as park clean-up, paper picking, lawn mowing, waste removal, mulching, etc., with supervision in accordance with routine operating procedures in order to meet operating needs and to contribute to the cleanliness, beauty, and aesthetics of the park to meet operating needs and provide an exceptional guest experience.


The timeframe for this position is typically April - December. The work schedule for this position typically consists of 40 hours per week. Seasonal Groundskeepers are assigned to work an early shift schedule or a late shift schedule. The early shift is typically from 6:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. The late shift is typically from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the spring/fall and from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the summer. For special events such as Summer Nights and Holiday Magic the late shift is typically 12:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Scheduled days off for all shifts are typically Friday/Saturday or Sunday/Monday. Scheduled shifts are assigned based on the needs of the operation.


• Performs general park cleaning duties as directed by supervisor, including collection of garbage and recyclable materials, grounds clean up, paper picking, and/or washing garbage cans.
• Assists in horticultural tasks as directed, including mowing lawns, watering, weeding, mulching, planting, and other horticultural duties as assigned.
• Assists in grounds maintenance tasks including sweeping, raking; blowing; paper picking; repair of sentinels, seating benches and other small repairs as assigned; cleaning out drain inlets and moats; mulching pathways; patching roads; and/or other maintenance tasks as assigned.
• Properly operates and maintains assigned equipment including lawn mowers, blowers, weed whips, small tractors, pick-up and dump trucks, hand tools, and other equipment as required.
• Observes standard safety procedures and the use of safety equipment. Inspects work areas for safety hazards and reports such to supervisor.
• Works cooperatively with others to achieve departmental and Society goals. Advises supervisor of client needs. Attends meetings as assigned.
• Informs and assists guests in a courteous and welcoming manner. Maintains an awareness of park schedules and activities in order to provide information to the public as necessary.
• Assures work, equipment, work areas, and self-represent the Society in a safe, clean, professional and orderly manner at all times.
• Other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

• Good communication and interpersonal skills required.
• Minimum 18 years of age.
• A valid driver’s license is required.
• One or more of the following licensures may be required: Valid "C" or "B" (CDL) Driver's License.
• Valid medical authorization card required for positions with commercial motor vehicle driving responsibilities.
• Experience and/or ability to work and interact effectively with a diverse, multicultural audience.


• High school diploma or (GED) equivalent preferred.
• Previous grounds keeping or horticultural experience desirable.
• Multilingual ability, Spanish fluency a plus.


This position description summarizes the primary duties and functions of this position, but should not be considered a complete listing of every duty the incumbent may ever be called upon to perform. Incumbent must learn the Society and department operations and procedures, the park physical layout, and the Grounds work areas. The Seasonal Groundskeeper position requires a flexible, dependable, motivated, and results-oriented individual. Incumbents must be able to work under pressure, effectively handle emergent issues, and deal effectively with other staff in a tactful and professional manner. Incumbents are expected to gain a clear understanding of the Society’s mission, vision and values and to incorporate this into daily work performance. Must support the mission and vision of the Society as a conservation organization and demonstrate the values of cooperation, responsibility, and involvement. Must be reliable and able and willing to work non-standard hours such as weekends and holidays. Seasonal Groundskeepers must supply their own steel-toed work boots, which must be worn at all times when working.

This requisition is for immediate openings for the remainder of 2019.

The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If interested in being considered for this opportunity, please visit the CZS Career Center to obtain more details about the position and to apply by submitting your profile. Please visit our website at Please look for requisition number 1933BR.

Job Criteria:
Start Date: Immediate
Position Type: Full-Time Temporary
Years of Experience Required: 0
Education Required: None
Overnight Travel: None
Vacation Time: No Paid Vacation

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Wendy Larsen Company Type:
City: Brookfield
State: Illinois
Zip: 60513
Web Site:

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