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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Zoo
Job Title: Part Time Groundskeeper
Salary: $9.00 Hourly

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

19.75 hours per week

Location of work:


Job Objectives:
Maintains grounds and plants to ensure facilities meet botanical gardens standards. Performs grounds maintenance, lawn mowing, pruning, planting, and maintenance of equipment.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Participates in all respects to turf management including but not limited to: mowing grass by hand, power, and tractor mowers.
  • Operates necessary equipment to trim and prune shrubs; pulls weeds as needed and maintains garden beds.
  • Maintain and repair irrigation in all areas. Performs all maintenance and plant management in ponds and waterways. Completes maintenance to hardscape related items in the zoo including fencing, edgings, timbers and rocks. Maintains walkways including removing litter, debris and snow. Maintains hot vines and hot grasses for animal containment and pest/vermin controls. Maintains and cleans work areas. Performs preventative maintenance on all aspects of horticulture areas throughout the zoo. Driving a Zoo vehicle as needed for parts runs and dump runs.

Job Standards:
High School Diploma or equivalent. Valid State of Kansas Driver s License.

Testing/Screening Requested:
No testing beyond Sedgwick County requirements.

Mowers, edger, rakes, weed eater, pitchfork, shovel, lopper, pruning shears, hoses and tiller.

Work Environment:
Outdoors, shop, greenhouse, exposure to dust, weather and some chemicals.

Pooled: 20001430


*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.


Vacancy Number: 20001302

Open Date: 6/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 7/31/2017 11:59:59 PM