LANDSCAPE TECHNICIAN

  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sep 18, 2019
Full Time Grounds and Landscaping Services

Job Description

Full-time position available with KC Water Smart Sewer Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street.
Salary Range: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Application Deadline Date: Open Until Filled

*Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.


Responsibilities

Planning tasks and reporting progress to supervisor, educating others regarding plant identification, care techniques, etc.; preparing and maintaining detailed maintenance documentation; using computer software to track maintenance work and inspections; communicating effectively; inspecting and maintaining landscapes such as rain gardens, bio retention basins, and slopes; working with contractors and other crews to ensure work is completed; applying herbicides and/or pesticides; operating landscaping equipment such as mowers, weed trimmers, sprayers, etc. Must be able to perform physically demanding, repetitive job tasks involving frequent bending, kneeling, lifting, and shoveling in all kinds of weather throughout Kansas City, Missouri and provide positive customer service.


Qualifications

REQUIRES an Accredited Bachelor's degree in turf management and associated landscaping and 1 year of related experience; OR Accredited Associate's degree in turf management and associated landscaping and 3 years of related experience; OR high school graduation and 5 years related experience, 2 years of which must be at the Labor Leader level. Must possess a valid state-issued driver's license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with 3 years experience in landscape management, forestry, horticulture, or a related field. Native vegetation maintenance experience and demonstration of plant species identification skills is highly preferred.


Other Information

URGENT!!! CRITICAL RECRUITMENT INFORMATION

QUESTIONS REGARDING AVIATION POSITIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE AVIATION DEPARTMENT AT 816-243-3010.

POSITIONS POSTED FOR THE WATER SERVICES DEPARTMENT ARE FOR THE WATER SERVICES DEPARTMENT ONLY . QUESTIONS REGARDING THESE POSITIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO 816-513-0253.

IF YOU SEE THE SAME POSITION TITLE POSTED FOR A DIFFERENT DEPARTMENT, YOU MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE OTHER CITY DEPARTMENT.

The evaluation of applications is based only on the information submitted by the application deadline. Therefore, in order to have your application properly considered, you should include all relevant dates, i.e., attendance at educational institutions, date degree(s) conferred, etc. Further, you should provide detailed description of relevant work experience/dates, including months/years of employment. Failure to submit a completed application may eliminate you from the selection process. Resumes may be filed to determine eligibility, but an official City application must be completed prior to appointment.

For positions requiring college education as part of the minimum requirement and/or an equivalency, the minimum education requirement is high school graduation. The requirement of "high school graduation" also includes the state-issued GED certificate.

For positions that require an accredited degree, qualifying professional, responsible experience must be obtained AFTER receipt of the accredited degree.

Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of "an accredited" degree includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities listed with the U. S. Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

If claiming military veterans preference points, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other qualifying documents prior to the application deadline.

Applications submitted in person or by USPS mail must be received by the published Application Deadline, 5:00P.M., C.T. Applications submitted by FAX or online must be received by the published Application Deadline, midnight, C.T.

All positions require successful completion of a pre-employment criminal history/background check. Non-residents, if appointed, must establish residency within the city limits of Kansas City, MO within nine months.

The City of KCMO is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. EOE.

POLICY OF NON DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY
The City of KCMO does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation should contact the KC Water Human Resources Division at (816) 513-0253.