Stormwater Maintenance Worker I

$14.61 - $17.86 hourly
  • City of Lenexa, Kansas
  • 7700 Cottonwood Drive, Lenexa, KS, USA
  • Dec 27, 2021
Full time Public Works

Job Description

Do you have a desire to work outdoors?

Come join the City of Lenexa crew in the Municipal Services Department as a Stormwater Maintenance Worker I. The Municipal Services Department is a nationally accredited agency by the American Public Works Association.

At the City of Lenexa, our employees are dedicated to the city’s core values – integrity, service, teamwork, dedication, vision and caring. We all chip in and roll up our sleeves to deliver exceptional customer service.  You’ll have the opportunity to work on exciting projects that impact and support the community we serve.

Position Summary

This is entry level skilled work in maintaining storm drains, inlet structures, native vegetation, erosion control structures, water conveyance systems including underground piping, open channels (natural & improved), detention and retention ponds, and system inspection and verification of storm drainage infrastructure. Work is performed under the direction of a Stormwater Foreman, serving on a work crew of five or less.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs a variety of manual labor involving maintenance and repairs to storm drainage systems which include: Shovel work, spreading rock, loading or unloading trucks, transporting construction material, cutting tall grass and weeds, cleaning drainage structures, planting and weeding of erosion control type grasses and plants.
  • Assists in the construction and maintenance of stream stabilization and restorations.
  • Performs storm sewer system repair and replacement duties.
  • Operates single and tandem axle dump trucks, farm tractor, snow removal equipment, mowing equipment, skid steer loaders, backhoes, front-end loaders, street sweepers, jet-vac, excavator, hand and power tools, and other mechanical equipment.
  • Performs native vegetation management including weed eating, herbicide application, mowing, and prescribed burning.
  • Performs “walk-around inspections” on equipment prior to operation, replenishes fluid levels and completes required log. Operates all machinery in a safe and judicious manner according to the manufacturer's operation manual. Cleans and performs routine maintenance and minor repairs to assigned equipment as needed. Reports malfunctioning equipment to supervisor.
  • Responds for snow and ice removal and other emergencies including weekends, before and after hours, and holidays.

Additional Examples of Work Performed

  • May operate heavy equipment on a relief or trainee basis at the discretion of the team leader and under direct supervision.
  • Tree and debris removal
  • Litter cleanup
  • Concrete repair and replacement work
  • Operation of CCTV pipe inspection equipment
  • Maintenance of snow plows, wing plows and sanders
  • Assists with City’s special events as necessary
  • Responds to all work orders assigned by superiors


Minimum:  High school diploma or G.E.D. and two years of experience in construction or landscape related field. Must possess a valid Class A commercial driver's license (CDL) with air brake and tanker endorsements or obtain within 180 days from hire date. Must possess Work Zone Safety Certification, including flagging, and NIMS level ICS100 and ICS700 trainings, or obtain in one year of hire.

Desired:  Experience in concrete placement and finishing, tree trimming and maintenance, and pesticide use 

Compensation and Benefits Hourly rate of pay is $14.61 to $17.86 per hour dependent on qualifications and directly related experience.  This position will have the opportunity to earn additional pay up to $1.00 per hour on top of the base hourly rate of pay during the winter months.  This is a full-time, hourly non-exempt position.

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, tuition reimbursement, access to a free on-site health clinic and much more.

Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of pre-employment background check, DOT physical and drug screen.

To apply complete an online application. Must attach your resume reflecting your work history. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Lenexa strives to treat all employees fairly, with consistency and respect, while providing a positive, challenging and rewarding work environment.  We value and encourage diversity in our workplace.