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Park Attendant (Full Time)

Park Attendant (Full Time)

Full Time
Leawood, KS, US

Salary Range:
$14.0000 To 14.0000 Hourly
The City of Leawood, Kansas will be accepting applications for the Park Attendant until September 27, 2021. 
Starting rate of pay: $14.00 / hour. 
The Park Attendant position is a benefits eligible 40 hours a week position; health, dental, vision and retirement benefits. The Park Attendant is eligible to receive merit based pay increases every year and a Time In Service Bonus every three years of employment based upon the employee's anniversary date. 
The City of Leawood offers career development opportunities in which the employee could increase their experience, training, and pay. 

The scheduled shift for the Parks Attendant will be the following:
  • Monday—12:30pm – 9pm 
  • Tuesday—12:30pm – 9pm 
  • Wednesday—12:30pm – 9pm 
  • Thursday—12:30pm – 9pm 
  • Friday—Off    
  • Saturday—Off  
  • Sunday—7:00am – 3:30pm 

The Park Attendant I is responsible for the event set up and tear down, custodial services and cleaning of assigned City parks, park facilities and park grounds.  The Park Attendant I secures assigned park facilities and monitors appropriate use of parks and park facilities. This position requires minor decision making with frequent review and guidance.
Essential Functions / Responsibilities
  • Assists department in carrying out various parks and recreation programs and activities.
  • Provides information and direction to employees and the public regarding parks and recreation activities and programs, including but not limited to athletic fields, special events, park facilities and reservations. 
  • Responsible for the custodial services and cleaning of assigned parks and park facilities. Duties include but not limited to disposing of trash and debris, cleaning restrooms, sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning kitchen appliances, sanitization of water faucets, preparing floor for cleaning, dusting and window cleaning. 
  • Responsible for the preventative maintenance of cleaning equipment assigned to the parks facilities. 
  • Responsible for replenishing supplies and materials at park facilities including but not limited to toilet paper, paper towel, and trash bags. 
  • Responsible for the set up and tear down of tables and chairs for meetings, recreational activities and events scheduled at the Community Center and Lodge at Ironwoods. 
  • Assists in minor repairs at parks facilities including but not limited to replacing light bulbs, unclogging toilets and sinks. 
  • Responsible for ensuring the City dog park is clean and free of pet waste and debris. Ensuring pet waste stations are emptied, dog drinking fountain, paw wash station and bullpen areas are clean.
  • Assists in monitoring activities that occur on park grounds including but not limited to the park trails, athletic fields, playgrounds, off-leash dog parks, and park shelters, ensuring to notify the supervisor or Police Department about any suspicious activity.
  • Assists in the cleaning of park playground equipment. Including raking loose mulch to fill in displaced areas under playground equipment, wiping down of equipment and notifying parks maintenance crews of broken equipment that needs repair. 
  • Assists in the set up and tear down of tables and chairs for meetings, recreational activities and events scheduled at the Community Center or Ironwoods Lodge. 
  • Assists the recreation and parks maintenance staff in the set up and tear down of concerts, plays and other functions in the parks. 
  • May assist the Parks Maintenance Workers in power washing facilities and park shelters. 
  • Maintains City sidewalks, trails and parking lots in a safe manner including, but not limited to, clearing of ice, snow, debris and trash.
  • Employee may be assigned to one or more park and park facility. Park facilities include but are not limited to the off-leash dog areas, playgrounds, athletic fields, shelter houses, restrooms and buildings.
  • Employee will be asked by the supervisor to perform other duties that are not listed but are essential to the job. 
Minimum Qualifications / Requirements
  • Ability to comprehend written material (i.e. instruction books); ability to comprehend directives.
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and with the public.
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines with effective results.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand the English language with proper spelling and grammar to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to use safe work practices while on the job, including following proper and established procedures in the use of equipment, and wearing the appropriate and/or required safety and personal protective gear.   
  • Ability to demonstrate mechanical aptitude for department equipment. 
  • Ability to demonstrate the proficient use of equipment required of the position. 
  • Standard office procedures, systems and practices including the use of a computer. 
  • Must be able to work in variable and sometimes extreme weather conditions such as rain, snow, storms, heat, cold, and any other weather indigenous to the area.
Education, Training, and Certification Requirements
  • Must be 18 years of age or older. 
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be available and willing to work such hours as the City determines is necessary or desirable, including evenings, weekends, and possibly holidays, to meet its business needs.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record per the City’s drivers Use of Vehicles for City Business policy throughout employment with the City.