Park Maintenance Worker III- Landscape Division
City of Lenexa - Lenexa, KS

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The City of Lenexa, Kansas, a leader in the delivery of public service, is a growing, dynamic and progressive city due in large measure to its commitment to quality growth as a “planned community” in partnership with its citizens. Lenexa has a diverse population of approximately 48,000, with a similar number of people coming into the city each day for their jobs. Encompassing 34.40 square miles of land, Lenexa is located in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, and was ranked 26 of 100 Best Small Towns to Live. Recently the City was named as one of Kansas City's healthiest employers by the Kansas City Business Journal! City of Lenexa employees are dedicated to providing exceptional public service to the community. We value integrity, service, teamwork, dedication, vision and employees who care.

Applications are being accepted for a full-time Park Maintenance Worker III in the Landscape division of the Parks and Recreation department. This position assists with the general maintenance of city grounds and is the team leader for Maintenance Worker I and II positions. Duties include the supervision of regular and/or seasonal employees, the operation of industry-standard equipment and tools and major equipment. Responsible for spraying, fertilizing, watering, planting, and trimming of landscaped areas and trees. Incumbent must keep accurate records, respond to servcie requests and oversee contractors. Duties also include purchasing and maintaining supplies and materials, inspecting work sites and handling minor maintenance and repair of equipment. This position assists with snow removal duties as well. Work is performed independently and requires good individual judgment and work ethic to obtain desired results.

REQUIREMENTS: Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent plus five (5) years experience in grounds maintenance and landscaping or horticulture PLUS two (2) years of supervisory experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a valid CDL drivers’ license with good driving record and required endorsements or ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire and Kansas Pesticide Applicator license, categories 3A and 3B (or ability to obtain one within six (6) months). Must be able to work evenings, weekends and/or holidays, as needed. Must have Kansas Arborist or ISA (International Society of Arborists) Certification.

Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of physical, drug screen and background investigation. Starting salary is $37,794 depending on qualifications. The City offers a highly competitive compensation package including health, dental, life, short-term disability; state defined benefit pension plan, city matching defined contribution retirement plan, educational reimbursement, access to a free on-site health clinic and much more.

TO APPLY for the above position please continue and complete the following application. Be sure to attach your resume reflecting any work history you may have during the past 10 years. For best consideration apply immediately as applications are accepted until filled.