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CU is a nonprofit that offers opportunities for individuals with disabilities to work in the community. We offer work opportunities for STAFF and CLIENTS. 

We define a CLIENT as someone who is qualified to work in the AbilityOne Vocational Training Program. To qualify you must be an individual with a documented disability. 

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Grounds Laborer-GLK

Department: Operations
Location: Great Lakes, IL
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Client or Staff: Client
Position Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30AM-3PM
Position Overview:
  • Responsible for grounds maintenance duties at Great Lakes Naval Base. The schedule is Monday-Friday from 6:30AM-3PM.
  • Mows, trims, edges and blows/sweeps grass using mowers, trimmers, edgers and blowers
  • May be assigned to plant sod, shrubs, flowers, trees and/or landscape materials like blocks, pavers and rock
  • Pruning, raking, applying or removing mulch and watering
  • Expected to safely operate equipment and to help perform minor maintenance of filing fluids, greasing, cleaning, replacing string or sharpening blades.

Physical requirements:

  • Lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs
  • Pushing and pulling up to 100 lbs
  • Bending
  • Reaching
  • Squatting
  • Twisting
  • Kneeling
  • Frequently works in sunny, hot, and humid weather.

Other requirements:

  • This position is for an individual with a documented disability to participate in AbilityOne, a vocational training program.

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Pass criminal background checks.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. 

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