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Village of Wilmette, Landscape Assistant

The Village of Wilmette is seeking to fill the seasonal Landscape Assistant position working in the Engineering & Public Works Department. This position will work 40 hours per week from Monday through Friday and will not work more than 1,000 hours for the calendar year.

General Responsibilities
The person in this position will work under the general direction of the Street Superintendent and will be responsible for the maintenance of landscape beds, including but not limited to watering, pruning/trimming, cultivating, mulching, the installation of shrubs, annuals, bulbs, and perennials, and any other related work assignments. The essential functions of this job will require the individual to drive a Village vehicle and perform extensive physical manual labor tasks to include walking, bending, reaching, etc.

Position Requirements
The successful candidate must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., be a high school graduate or equivalent (at least 18 years of age) and possess a valid Class D driver’s license. The candidate should have experience in landscaping work and be familiar with hand tools and other equipment used in the industry. The successful candidate will be required to provide their own safety boots; all other PPE will be provided by the Village.

Hourly Wage
The starting wage is $18.66 per hour.

Selection Process
The hiring process will entail an interview with members of Public Works. A candidate who receives a conditional offer of employment will need to successfully complete a pre-employment physical to include a drug and alcohol screening, reference checks, and a driver’s license record verification.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should attach their resume and cover letter to the online employment application found on the Village’s Self-Service Employment Opportunities webpage at The position will remain open until filled.

The Village of Wilmette is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to the Village’s success. The Village seeks to recruit the most talented individuals from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourages applications to be submitted from all genders, all races, all sexual orientations, people with disabilities, and Military Veterans


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