• American Public Works Association
  • $30,800.00 -45,770.00/year*
  • Lake Villa, IL
  • Government
  • Full-Time
  • 15 Clayton Ave

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Community Information

The City of Highland Park, Illinois (population 29,763) is located 23 miles north of Chicago along the shore of Lake Michigan. A premier suburban community, Highland Park is known for its high quality of life for its residents, progressive and extensive public services, active citizen participation, and vibrant business districts. The City of Highland Park Police, Fire and Public Works Departments are all nationally accredited agencies. The National Civic League has twice named Highland Park an All-America City an award which recognizes civic innovation and is awarded to just 10 communities annually. Other community awards include two national volunteerism awards,Tree City USA recognitions and Gold Medal Awards for the Park District.

Description of Primary Purpose
Performs a variety of maintenance, repairs, services, and installations related to public infrastructure and properties. Infrastructure includes the basic facilities, services, and installations needed for the functioning of a community, such as roadway systems, bridges, water distribution systems, storm lines, sanitary sewer lines, ravines, ponds and other related appurtenances.

Maintenance Workers may be assigned to any one of the three divisions Water, Streets, and Sewer and may be transferred between divisions. The work includes:

  • Streets Section duties including asphalt and concrete construction and maintenance in street/alley repairs: repairs pot holes; shovels and rakes asphalt; repairs sidewalks, driveway aprons, and other concrete structures; assists with mixing and pouring concrete; assists with setting forms and finishing work. Performs restoration work in City right-of-ways including street sign, traffic control and fence maintenance.
  • Water Distribution Section duties including water meter related maintenance, water mains and associated appurtenances including fire hydrants, valves, service lines, valve vaults, and others maintenance and repairs.
  • Sewer Section duties including maintenance and repair of sanitary and storm sewers, manholes and inlets, performing diagnostic functions such as dye testing, sewer televising, etc.
  • Qualification Requirements
    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required. Provide proof of satisfactory past work-related experience in the Public Works or Construction Trades. One year of prior municipal (or similar) work experience preferred. A valid Illinois Commercial Drivers License Class A or B, or equivalent is required.

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    Associated topics: emergency management, government affairs, media, public, public affairs, public records, public works, regulatory affairs, social media

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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