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Entry Forestry Maintenance Worker

Salary Range:$20.00 To 23.00 Hourly

Do you enjoy working outdoors and using your hands?

Do you enjoy watching what you plant come to life and grow? 

Do you want to continue to thrive and grow in your experience, training and education? 

 THE CITY OF LEAWOOD, KANSAS is looking for an
 Entry Forestry Maintenance Worker 

We are seeking a highly skilled and eager to learn individual to join our team as Parks Maintenance Worker on our Horticulture and Forestry Maintenance Crew. 

At the City of Leawood, we understand that a healthy work-life balance is essential for the success and well-being of our employees. That's why we're thrilled to present our latest initiative – the New Hire 40-Hour Vacation Program! This program is designed to give our newest team members the chance to recharge, explore, and connect with their passions outside of work.  From day one, enjoy the luxury of 40 hours of fully paid time off. Whether you use it for a long weekend getaway, quality time with loved ones, or simply to relax at home, this program is all about YOU. We understand that everyone has different preferences, values, and life situations - tailor your vacation hours to fit your unique needs and schedule. Our goal is to make your time off work seamlessly with your life.  We believe that happy employees lead to a thriving workplace. Join us in embracing a culture that values not just the work you do but also the experiences that make you unique.

Additional Information: The City of Leawood offers career development opportunities in which the employee could increase their experience, training, and pay.  The position is eligible to receive merit based pay increases every year (merit increase up to 5% increase).  Employees also receive a Time In Service Bonus every three years of employment on their anniversary date equal to 5% of their annual salary.   

Summary of the Position: The Forestry Maintenance Worker will learn and grow in a wide variety of tasks related to the planting and maintenance of shrubs and trees. Assists in emergency operations, including snow removal, flood response and other natural disasters. 

General Overview of Responsibilities: 

  • Assists with the planting, removal and overall maintenance of trees in right-of-way, city facilities and parks.
  • Assists in regular inspections for insect, weed and disease problems in trees, shrubs and plantings.
  • Assists in the landscaping and maintenance of City-owned facilities and parks.
  • Assists in preparing park property and facilities for public use including but not limited to setting up and breaking down of furniture and ensuring public restrooms and shelter houses are clean and functioning properly.
  • Ensures all division equipment and vehicles are in proper operating condition prior to use.
  • Employee will be required to assist with snow removal operations and other emergency activities which require occasionally working extended shifts and after normal working hours, including weekends and/or holidays.

Minimum Requirements:  Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.   Two (2) years of experience in tree maintenance or parks maintenance, preferred.   Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with air brakes and tanker endorsements, preferred.   Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record per the City’s drivers Use of Vehicles for City Business policy throughout employment with the City.

Accepting Applications through Monday, February 26, 2024
 Starting Rate of Pay: $20.00 - $23.00 / hourly 
(This is a non-exempt benefits eligible position.)*

Applicants that currently hold a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B is eligible to receive a stipend; up to $5,000 for a Class A and up to $3,000 for a Class B.

 Submit your application TODAY!