Parks Craftsperson

September 8, 2023
Olathe, KS
Job Type


Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary


PAY RANGE: $21.66 TO $28.00/HOUR

The Parks Infrastructure team is currently recruiting for a Parks Craftsperson. Our team is responsible for servicing, maintaining, and repairing all structures within the City of Olathe's parks. If you're interested in a job that directly impacts the lives of Olathe citizens, this may be the job for you!

In this role, you will work with a team and independently as you maintain and repair a variety of facilities, equipment, and systems within the City's parks, trails, and bike lanes.

We're looking for someone who:

  • Has a strong mechanical aptitude
  • Can shift gears at a moment's notice as priorities change
  • Is motivated and driven
  • Takes pride in their work

Preferred candidates will hold a current Aquatic Facility Operator and/or Certified Playground Inspector certification.

Our Parks Infrastructure Crew enjoys:

  • Great team atmosphere.
  • Quality tools and equipment.
  • CDL Training - We help set you up for success in obtaining your DL.
  • Boot and Clothing Allowance.

Work Schedule:

  • 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday
  • Will participate in on-call rotation, being on-call one week every month
  • Overtime will be required to participate in seasonal special events and assist in plowing snow

If selected for this position, you must successfully complete:

  • Driving Record Review
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Physical
  • Drug Screen

Additional Details:

  • Please include our work history or attach a resume in .doc or .pdf format when applying
  • Job will be posted until filled

INTERNAL CANDIDATES: Please include your current position and contact information.

For more details, review the full job details and requirements below.

  • Lead and participate in the work of staff responsible for maintaining and/or constructing parks structures and equipment.
  • Train assigned employees in their areas of work in construction and/or maintenance methods, techniques and in the setup and use of equipment. Maintain a safe job site and work environment following all safety standards set forth by the City, County, State and Federal agencies.
  • Verify the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques and compliance with applicable standards and specifications.
  • Operate heavy machinery including mini excavator, skid steer loader, backhoe; drive a variety of vehicles including trucks, tractors, dump trucks with trailers, forklift.
  • Interpret blueprints for maintenance and/or construction scheduling, cost estimating, material ordering for park development.
  • Perform snow removal, overtime and other duties required.

Experience and Education Guidelines: Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

Experience : Four years of increasingly responsible experience in construction, including one year of supervisory or lead responsibility.

Education: High School diploma required.

Licenses and Certificates : Class A commercial driver's license within six months of employment. May require specialty certification in assigned area.

Supervised by: Parks Infrastructure Supervisor.

Supervises : Minimal supervision of supporting staff and will assume supervisor duties in the absence of the Park Construction Supervisor.

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