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Groundsperson(s) - Parks & Community Services - Seasonal - City of Kirkland ( Job # 20-0001)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $25.09 per hour
Maximum Salary: $31.45 per hour
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Parks & Community Services
Closes: January 31, 2020 at 5:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Come join the Parks maintenance team at the City of Kirkland!

We are looking for two new members to join the team beginning in the new year, 2020.

The Groundsperson position operates a variety of equipment and performs labor under supervision to contributing to the development and maintenance of City parks and public grounds. Responsible for landscaping, turf and tree maintenance of City properties using elementary level skills of pruning, transplanting, planting, drainage, fertilizing, mowing, trimming, and edging. Responsible for cleanliness and orderly appearance of parks, facilities, and public grounds. Performs service on mowers and other equipment. Landscapes City properties -- planting and transplanting trees, vegetation, and shrubbery. Prunes trees and shrubs. Helps in the installation and repair of City properties using elementary level skills of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, cement finishing, and mechanical skills. Assists in the maintenance and repair of irrigation and drainage systems. Assists in installing brick and cement walkways, stairways, and park benches. Operates vehicles, equipment, and a variety of hand and small power tools as required to support grounds operations. Performs cleaning maintenance of City's facilities and parks. Performs sports field maintenance of over sanding, fertilizing, grass seeding, dragging and leveling infields, and watering.

Note: This is an ongoing 9-month per year position, working full time March 1 through November 30. Employees will have a 3-month employment break and begin the next year for the same schedule. One of the two positions will be recruited early this year and can begin immediately upon hire.

Hours of Work

7-day a week operation.

Assigned hours are 6:30am to 3:00pm or 1:00pm to 11:30pm.

Saturdays or Sundays will be a part of the normally scheduled work week.

Minimum Qualifications
  • One year experience in groundskeeping, landscaping, or closely-related field.
  • Ability to operate a variety of power tools.
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License required.
  • Elementary skill levels in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, cement finishing, and mechanical skills.
Preferred Qualifications

Horticulture, Skilled Trades, and Turf Maintenance.

Working Conditions & Physical Activities
  • Must be willing to work outdoors in inclement weather.
  • Work involves operating riding mowers which are loud and vibrate while in operation.
  • Position requires moving of objects weighing from 30 to 50 pounds.
Union Affiliation

This position is represented by the Teamsters Local 763, membership options will be available to you upon employment.

Selection Process

Position requires a cover letter (letter of interest) for consideration of application.

Please note how you meet minimum qualifications within that letter.

Applicants who are invited to participate in the testing and interviewing processes will be notified by phone or email.

Testing for this position will include both a written test and a hands on skills test.

 Note: While final selection will not occur until after closing, screening may commence prior to the closing date.

This opportunity includes a full benefit package: medical/dental vision for employee and dependents, deferred compensation plan, 2x annual salary life insurance, vacation and sick leave accruals, paid holidays, ORCA Card,  free on-site parking, on site work-out facility.

Finalists candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Release form and provide a driving abstract.

Note: This a 9 month position working full-time from March through early November.




Various Parks Facility Locations

Kirkland, WA