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Lead Groundskeeper

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Work type: Full-time Hourly
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Maintenance / Custodial

Position, Department: Lead Groundskeeper, Operations

Type of Position: Full-time Hourly, Non-Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 40 hours per week

Pay Grade/Pay Range: $18.15-$22.69 *Actual pay depends on qualifications

Opportunity for hybrid schedule: No

Benefits Category: Full-time Benefits 

Position Summary: Maintain landscape plantings to include flower and shrub beds, turfgrass, native grass plantings, trees and tree rings. Work will involve mowing and trimming, weeding and watering shrub and flower beds, mowing and weeding of the native grass areas and tree maintenance. Will assist with snow removal and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: • High School or equivalent
• Turf and Ornamental Pesticide applicator License—already certified or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire date
• 3 years experience in Grounds maintenance to include, chemical application experience
• Mowing and trimming experience with commercial equipment
• Experience with minor irrigation repairs and controller adjustments

Preferred Qualifications: • Native grass maintenance experience

To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, and/or cover letter.

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Position Details: Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • 1. Main duty – Turf Maintenance Performance is acceptable when: a. Turf is mown and trimmed on a weekly basis. b. Turf is repaired when needed, holes filled sod/seed applied when needed. c. Adjustments made to irrigation heads and programs made as needed, minor repairs done promptly. 
  • 2. Main duty – Shrub beds and trees Performance is acceptable when: a. Weeding and pruning kept neat in newly planted shrub beds and tree rings through manual and chemical methods. b. Tree rings are kept free from weeds and mulched. c. Pruning performed with proper cuts and kept maintained. 
  • 3. Main duty – Snow Removal Performance is acceptable when: a. Is available and on time when needed for snow duties. b. Performs tasks without need for call backs to work areas. c. Keeps areas safe and accessible for students, staff and faculty. 
  • 4. Main duty – Native grasses Performance is acceptable when: a. Fertilize and reseed areas when applicable. b. Mow areas occasional to control weed growth from crowding out desired species. c. Use of herbicides to maintain problem spots in plantings. 

*Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

Diversity Statement: Here at Johnson County Community College, we seek to inspire positive change for our students, faculty, and staff through promoting growth and development of all individuals. We aim to create a sense of belonging, accepting all values, life experiences, and perspectives on our campus. We are seeking individuals who will bring their true, authentic selves to JCCC so we can broaden perspectives with innovative ideas, interests, and passions, while fostering and promoting our diversity commitments to our community. We believe that engaging all of our unique employees is the key to students’ success. You belong here.

About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture – not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Disclosure:  If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email


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