Airport Grounds Specialist (Groundskeeper I) - On Call - No Benefits

  • 111 S Cherry St, Olathe, Kansas
  • Jan 01, 2022
Variable Shift Aviation or Harbor Grounds and Landscaping Services

Job Description

Johnson County Airport Commission is looking forqualified candidatesto fill the position of Airport Grounds Specialist.This position provides maintenance supportwith the primary area of focus in grounds keeping and other seasonally variable work in support of the upkeep and maintenance of the airport facilities. The hours for this position will be seasonal in nature with hours scheduled during peak workload seasons, typically working most hours in the spring and summer months and winter for snow removal. Responsibilities require the successful candidate to be a self-starter that can work both independently and in a team based assignment. Posting will remain open until filled. Job duties includea variety of tasks including the following:
  • Operates vehicles and powered equipment; completes commercial mowing and snow removal; applies chemicals and spreads fertilizers, herbicides and soil amendments; mulches tree beds, plants trees and flowers; aerates and seeds landscaping; trims and prunes shrubs and trees; repairs soil erosion.
  • Performs various tasks requiring equipment, vehicle, and tool operation; uses a variety of small and large tools and operates a variety of light and medium duty equipment and attachments including: tractors, trucks, dump trucks, skid steer loader, water trucks, compact rollers, excavator, power broom, and snow removal equipment; performs general and routine maintenance of light and medium duty equipment; changes over from mowing equipment to snow equipment.
  • Performs basic maintenance duties such as painting, light plumbing, cleaning shop and equipment areas; builds, fixes, and maintains fencing; completes basic preventative maintenance on building/plant equipment.
  • Completes paperwork, timesheets and equipment logs using computerized system; follows purchasing card guidelines.

This is position is On-Call, No Benefits, meaning the hours will vary week to week dependent upon workloadand work will essentially be part-time in nature not to exceed 1000 hours in a calendar year. This position is not benefits eligible.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent is required. One (1) year of related experience may substitute for education. Must pass a thorough criminal history screening and have a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.

Experience may be substituted for education.

Johnson County Government requires reference/background screening for all positions. Specified criteria may vary by Department/Agency.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous related experience is preferred.

Physical, Environmental, and Special Working Conditions:

Excessive standing and/or walking: 60%
Exposure to extreme temperatures, fumes and/or chemicals, heights, and loud noises.
Lifting weight: 50lbs.
On call/stand-by work required.
Weather essential: Department Essential
Uniform Required
Travel required: 50% local and 5% outside Johnson County
Wearing of goggles, rubber boots, rubber gloves and other PPE as required.
Position is required to respond to requests for emergency and afterhours work which will require work when the facility is closed (e.g. holiday, weekends, nights). This work will require overtime as needed.
Physical abilities, including mobility, agility, strength, dexterity, balance, coordination, and /or endurance.
All County employees may be called upon to assist other departments/agencies in a declared emergency situation.

Effective August 23, 2021, the County requires mandatory, regular COVID-19 testing for all employees who do not report being fully vaccinated or who are fully vaccinated, but are unable to wear a mask. In order to be considered fully vaccinated, an employee must complete a vaccine attestation form and upload their vaccination record in our Oracle system.

Driving Status

Primary (25% or more)


Facilities, Trade, and Custodial

Job Address

111 S Cherry St, Olathe, Kansas 66061 United States View Map