Under the direction of the General Superintendent, responsible for the overall quality of all aspects of the Forest Preserve District facility repair and maintenance. Assists with planning, scheduling and budgeting all maintenance and operations programs. Independently directs field inspections, issues work orders and prepares various maintenance reports. Responsible for the requisition and purchasing of Department materials, supplies and equipment. Confers with the General Superintendent on District policies and assists with the department projects and routine business matters. This is an appointed position.
Supervises trade support, specialty trades and general administration staff and services.
Issues work orders to proper staff to coordinate all phases of operational procedures, directs field inspections, prepares various work reports and prepares written and oral correspondence with the general public.
Meets with and instructs all subordinates in scheduling operating procedures and the compliance of Forest Preserve District policy.
Manages in the requisition and purchasing of Department materials, supplies and vehicle equipment.
Updates and implements new and existing policies and procedures relative to the Department.
Analyzes divisional operation reports for program effectiveness and budget expenditure. Provides divisional budgetary costs and needs wherein data is used in the preparation of the annual maintenance budget.
Confers with other District departments and employees to resolve work problems as they occur.
Compiles comparative reports on operations and progress of projects at different District locations.
Bachelor’s degree or higher from accredited college or university in related area and ten (10) years or more full-time work experience in related area or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience OR A high school diploma or GED with 15years of full-time work experience in a related area or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Must possess a current valid driver’s license.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of all Forest Preserve District policies and procedures.
Ability to supervise, plan, assign, coordinate and direct the work assignments of support staff.
Strong budgeting, scheduling and administrative skills.
Skill and ability to communicate with professionalism to staff and diverse groups.
Ability to prepare weekly reports on maintenance operations.
Knowledge of collective bargaining agreements and a general understanding of labor laws and issues.
Ability to keep abreast of community trends and developments through personal observation and study.
Knowledge and ability to communicate work plans throughout the levels of rank and title.
The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.
General FPCC Employment Requirements
The Forest Preserves of Cook County is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.
Must be a resident of Cook County or establish residency in Cook County within six (6) months of employment and remain a resident at all times during employment with the FPCC
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You May Qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
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In 1914, environmental visionaries in Cook County created the first forest preserve in the nation, with a mission
“to acquire, restore and manage lands for the purpose of protecting and preserving public open space with its natural wonders, significant prairies, forests, wetlands, rivers, streams, and other landscapes with all of its associated wildlife, in a natural state for the education, pleasure and recreation of the public now and in the future.”