City of Collinsville
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Collinsville, IL, USA
  • 45,000 to $53,000, depending on qualifications
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, Prescription, IMRF, Vacation, Sick, Personal days

The City of Collinsville is currently accepting applications for the full-time, supervisory position of Parks and Open Space Superintendent. This position reports directly to the Director of Parks and Recreation.


The Superintendent will be responsible for all park maintenance, municipal grounds maintenance, and municipal forestry. This includes project and construction management, planning and the ability to effectively direct and lead assigned personnel consisting of subordinate laborers, seasonal staff and community service workers and volunteers.


Primary duties include but are not limited to:  managing landscape operations of park grounds, as well as the in-house construction, maintenance and care of all the park buildings, facilities, and equipment; supervisory part-time and seasonal personnel; developing and tracking performance standards; budgeting; and procuring equipment and materials.


Activities are performed both indoors and outdoors. Indoor environmental conditions will include lighting and temperature. Outdoor environmental conditions will include exposure to weather ranging from extreme heat to extreme cold and associated elements like rain, snow, ice, wind, etc. Exposure to various chemicals (fertilizers, cleaning agents, oil fuels, etc.) is to be expected.



The successful candidate must have a bachelor's degree in parks, recreation, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Certification as an arborist and NRPA Safety Inspector are highly preferred.


In addition, the candidate must have a minimum of two years of related experience, preferably in parks and have the ability to obtain training and certifications for CPR, First Aid, AED and Certified Playground Safety Inspector. Must have a valid driver's license.



Salary range is $45,000 to $53,000, depending on qualifications. The City offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health, dental, vision and prescription 100% funded by the City for single coverage. Pension is with the Illinois Municipal Retirement system.



To receive full consideration, submit cover letter, resume and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three to five professional work-related references by midnight CST on Wednesday February 28, 2018.

Successful candidates must pass a background, physical, and drug screening after contingent job offer.

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