Career Opportunity Available

Village of Mount Prospect
Mount Prospect, Illinois



The Village of Mount Prospect is accepting applications for the position of Maintenance.  The position performs a variety of arboriculture tasks associated with the maintenance of the Village’s approximately 24,000 parkway trees.

Essential Functions: 

Required skills include parkway tree maintenance (including pruning, removal, cabling, climbing, aerial truck operations, etc.), inspection of contractual tree services, street tree data collection, answering public inquiries, and tree insect and disease abatement. 

Position also performs a variety of tasks necessary to achieve the goals of the Public Works Department, as determined by the Public Works Director, using manual labor and construction trade skills; operates one or more types of equipment including snow plows, loaders, forklift, motorized tools, saws, etc.; and other duties as assigned.  Additional functions include water main break repairs, sewer repairs, landscape maintenance and the operation of equipment including backhoes, front end loaders, street sweepers and other equipment as assigned.  On call and overtime work assigned by rotation among all maintenance employees.  Overtime work is mandatory.

Education Requirements:

Associate’s degree in forestry or related field preferred. 

Experience Requirements:

A minimum two years relevant work experience is preferred. Including operation of aerial lift trucks, loaders, backhoes, dump trucks. 

Must possess an ISA Certified Arborist certification or ability to obtain within one (1) year of employment.    Must have an Illinois pesticide operator’s license or ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment. Certifications must be maintained during term of employment. 

Must possess a valid Illinois CDL Class B vehicle operator’s license or ability to obtain within 90 days.

Starting Rate: $29.04 – $39.42 an hour depending on qualifications. 

Any offer of employment will be conditioned upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical, which includes a drug and alcohol screen.  Probationary period of one year.  Mandatory residency requirement within one year of employment (Randall Road to Route 14 to Route 176 on the west, Route 176 on the north, Lake Michigan on the east, Lake Shore Drive and Roosevelt Road; westward to Ogden Avenue (Route 34); southwesterly and westerly to Route 59; north to its nexus with Route 64 and then westerly to a terminus at the intersection of Route 64 and Randall Road.)

To apply, submit an application and resume to the Mount Prospect Public Works Department, 1700 W. Central Rd., Mount Prospect, IL 60056 (Fax# 847-253-9377) (Phone# 847-870-5640) (Email  Applications forms are available for download at

The Village of Mount Prospect is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to be a welcoming and inclusive place for all. People of diverse backgrounds, veterans and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply.