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Parks Facilities Maintenance

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We have a lot of talent and we like to show it! The Parks Facilities Maintenance Division maintains all electrical, plumbing, playgrounds, shelters, restrooms, pools, fountains, and trash removal throughout our parks and trail system. We are responsible for the interior and exterior facility maintenance of seven buildings, including the Lenexa Rec Center.

This division also installs the holiday lights throughout the city, including the very popular Sar-Ko Aglow lighting event at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park. Our staff help ensure the safe operation of an indoor pool, three outdoor pools and a play stream.

Staff are tasked with various construction projects throughout the year, including installing new playgrounds from the ground up. Carpentry and metal working skills are a plus. If you're creative, have a vast skill set and consider yourself to be a Jack of all trades, this job’s for you.

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Parks Facilities job types

Parks Facilities Seasonal Worker

Parks Facilities Seasonal Worker is a seasonal position between March and October. The seasonal worker is responsible for opening the park restrooms each morning and removing trash at the shelters and parks. They ensure the areas are clean, presentable and up to the high standards of park patrons. Seasonal workers also assist the Parks Facilities Maintenance workers during less busy times or when extra personnel are needed on a project. Position requires a valid driver’s license and availability to work weekends and holidays. Hiring range is $14.61 to $17.86 per hour dependent on qualifications and directly related experience.

Parks Facilities Worker I

Parks Facilities Maintenance Worker I is an entry level position that assists in all aspects of facility maintenance. This is a great opportunity to learn a vast skillset. Some of the tasks for this position include basic electrical and plumbing repairs, with supervision; assisting with repairs and construction of various park assets; daily pool operations; setup and teardown of special events; and snow removal.  Hiring range is $14.61 to $17.86 per hour dependent on qualifications and directly related experience.

Parks Facilities Worker II

Parks Facilities Worker II performs the same tasks as the Facilities Maintenance Worker I and has been trained in all aspects of the division’s responsibilities. These employees have the ability to work independently or lead a small team on projects. They can complete basic electrical and plumbing tasks without direct supervision. Parks Facilities Worker II employees begin to take ownership of various assigned areas and become proficient at completing work orders. This position requires an Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certification, has a Class B or higher CDL and ability to work some overtime, weekends and holidays when needed. Hiring range is $15.47 to $19.13 per hour dependent on qualifications and directly related experience.

Parks Facilities Technician

Parks Facilities Technician performs a lot of the same tasks as the maintenance workers, but is highly skilled in the interior maintenance requirements of our Rec Center. This position works primarily out of this facility and focuses on the maintenance of everything within the facility, such as the indoor pool, fitness equipment, plumbing and electrical needs. This position requires an Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certification and a Cross Connection and Backflow Certification. Hiring range is $19.54 to $23.89 per hour dependent on qualifications and directly related experience.

Parks Facilities Crew Leader

The Parks Facilities Crew Leader performs the same tasks as the Facilities Maintenance Worker I and II,  and also assists the facility maintenance supervisor in overseeing, training and supporting the division’s workers. Crew Leaders communicate with contractors, get bids on equipment and supplies, and develop procedures for the crew to follow. Crew leaders report achievements and any staff needs to the supervisor. This position requires an Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certification, Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Certification, Cross Connection and Backflow Certification and must have a Class B or higher CDL.  Hiring range is $19.54 to $23.89 per hour dependent on qualifications and directly related experience.


Employee training and growth

Most training will be hands-on and led by superiors, with opportunity for specialized trainings in a classroom to obtain certifications. There is a career matrix that outlines goals needed to move up from one position to another.


Frequently asked questions

What hours and days would I work?

Our normal hours are Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. A modified heat schedule may be implemented during the summer months. Occasional weekends and holidays are required for special events and pool operation/maintenance and will be scheduled well in advance. There is also occasional overtime work for snow removal and emergency repairs.

What experience do I need to be selected for the position?

A background in construction, electrical, plumbing or pool operations is preferred, but staff will be trained in all of these areas, so experience is not required. 

What will I wear to work every day?

We provide all uniforms, personal protective equipment, safety equipment and cold weather gear.

What kind of equipment will I be using on the job?

Trucks, trailers, basic hand and power tools, skid steers, utility carts, aerial lifts and snow equipment are used. As skill sets evolve, some specialized carpentry, metal working and heavy construction equipment may be used.

Would I work in extreme temperatures?

Although it’s not every day, there are times we work in the extreme heat, cold and rain. Appropriate gear is provided.

How often would I work at extreme heights?

Most work is completed from the ground or from ladders, but during holiday light installation we work in aerial lifts.