Park Maintenance Worker I - Turf

$14.61 - $17.86 hourly
  • City of Lenexa, Kansas
  • 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS, USA
  • Apr 26, 2021
Full time Parks & Recreation

Job Description

The City of Lenexa Parks and Recreation department is currently accepting applications for a Park Maintenance Worker I in our Turf division.

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 keeping our parks and playgrounds looking great which will ultimately impact and support the community we serve.

Position Summary

This position works in the Turf Division, under the direction of the Park Turf Supervisor and assists with the general maintenance of City grounds, including the operation of major equipment. Work is generally under direct supervision and is reviewed by visual inspection.

Key Responsibilities

  • Cares for established turf by mowing, trimming, edging and other turf maintenance practices. Operates City vehicles, powered equipment and hand tools.
  • Mixes and sprays or spreads fertilizers and pesticides onto turf, using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders.
  • May lead seasonal workers, overseeing and coordinating work.
  • Must be available to be on call as needed, with overtime, weekend and holiday work required.

Additional Examples of work Performed

  • Uses such hand tools as shovels and rakes.
  • Shovels snow from walks, driveways, parking lots and spreads ice melt in those areas.
  • Maintains or repairs tools and equipment.
  • Assists with City’s snow removal operation
  • Assists with set up and cleanup of special events.
  • Assists the Recreation Division with programs as needed.
  • Assists other City departments as needed, either as planned joint projects or disaster recovery efforts.


Minimum: High school diploma or G.E.D.; One year of work experience in ground maintenance or related field; Must have a valid driver’s license.

Desired: Two years of work experience in ground maintenance or related field.

Compensation and Benefits

Hiring pay range 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.

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 physical, drug screen and background check.

To apply complete an online application. Please 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.