Kansas State Employment Center

Job Description

Job Title:   Grounds Maintenance Worker

County:   Shawnee

Req. No:   185013

Agency Name:   Department of Administration

Posting Type:   External  --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type

Applications accepted through:    ,

Job Description:

Applies skilled knowledge and makes independent decisions when pruning large and small trees, thinning and/or shaping shrubs and hedges.

Applies safe operating techniques when operating equipment.  Maintains and operates zero turning radius riding lawn and snow removal equipment, tractors, walk behind mowers, riding and hand guided snow removal equipment, trucks, loaders, sprayers, spreaders, and other power equipment pertaining to work assignments using operating instructions, training, safety and knowledge.

Applies current up to date safety techniques when operating different types of gas equipment and hand tools.  Brings any breach of safety techniques to the attention of the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor.  Maintains and operates hand held power tools and hand operated tools such as chain saws, gas operated hedge trimmers, drills, generators, loppers, etc. for year round landscape maintenance of land and parking areas using instructions and manufacturer manuals.  Maintain building entrances, sidewalks, and parking lots for clean and safe and functional purposes using hand and power equipment.

Reads blue prints, schematics, or follow verbal instructions, understands and selects correct plant material.  Applies skilled planting knowledge when planting trees, shrubs, flowers, and etc.  Prepares planting sites for flower beds, turf grass and trees using appropriate and correct tools and/or cultivators, plants flowers, trees, shrubs, and etc., sprays, fertilizers, mulches, as instructed by supervisor.

Reads and interprets manufacturer’s recommendations, makes up correct water dilution of chemical or select correct concentrated sprayer setting for material and applies correct volume of material to designated area.  Applies various insecticides, herbicides and fungicides for control of weeds, insects and disease using spray equipment, safety, instructions and knowledge.

Assists supervisor in reviewing project or service requests.  Must write, keep and forward simple records to Grounds Supervisor.  Performs other duties as assigned.

This position is unclassified, full-time with benefits.

Starting hourly rate $10.68

Position is open until filled.

Minimum Qualifications:

No experience required.  Valid Driver’s License is required.  This position will require the ability to lift 50 pounds.  This will be necessary to lift fertilizer, snow melt, landscaping materials and other miscellaneous materials.

How To Apply:

Step 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

Step 2:  Complete the online State of Kansas Employment Application form and send to the Department of Administration.

Step 3:   Send the Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate to dofapersonnel@ks.gov.  

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED:  Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid and up to date Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html.  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws.  A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days.  All applicants, including current State employees, are responsible for submitting a valid and up to date certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.  If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Failure to follow the instructions and submit all required documentation may affect your consideration for this position.  If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call me.

Contact Information:

Kim Warren
Department of Administration Personnel Office
900 SW Jackson, Room 401-North
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785-296-4770
FAX: 785-368-6610
TTY 711

How You Will Be Evaluated:

Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation.  Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements.  Next, your application will be evaluated based on preferred competencies and criteria for the position. 

What To Expect Next:

After your application is evaluated, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete.  You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application. 

Veterans’ Preference Eligible (VPE):

Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.  Additional VPE information can be found at http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/veterans.htm.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Department of Administration is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Find out more about us at our web site

Class/Uncl Full/Part Time: Grade: Hiring Rate: Pay Frequency:
U F 001 $0.00 Hourly

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