Grounds Specialist

Location US-KS-Olathe
ID 2024-2146
Facilities and Custodial
Benefits Category
Full Time - Regular (Full Benefits)
Salary Min
USD $16.99/Hr.
Salary Max
USD $22.99/Hr.
Organizational Unit
Work Schedule
M-F, 8a - 5p
Driving Status
Primary (25% or more)


A career with Johnson County Government is more than just a job, it is an opportunity to serve a diverse and expanding community in meaningful ways. We challenge ourselves to be a different kind of government because we care deeply about our community and each other. Committed to our shared values, we provide excellent public service, seeking always to improve ourselves and our organization. We offer wonderful benefits, retirement plans, wellness incentives, a great organizational culture, and much more! If you’re searching for something more than just a job, something akin to a calling, then consider the challenge and opportunity of being a member of Johnson County Government!

Job Description

Johnson County Department of Facilities is looking for qualified applicants to fill the position of Grounds Specialist that supports multiple building in Johnson County Kansas.  Qualified applicants will remain as an active candidate for a period of up to 90 days. This posting will remain open until filled.  


For a look at our awesome benefits package, click here! 2024 Benefit Guide

  • 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.

Job Requirements

Minimum Job 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.

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


Preferred Job Requirements:

Previous related experience is preferred. 


Education/Experience Substitutions:

Experience may be substituted for degree.


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.


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