Building and Grounds Worker

Posted on: 2021/02/22

Summary of Duties

Maintains City streets including the operation, maintenance, and repair of work related vehicles and equipment.

Pay:  $14.00-$16.00/hr

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cleans and repairs streets, sidewalks, storm drains and catch basins;
  • Trims trees and picks up leaf piles;
  • Picks up mail and delivers to City Hall;
  • Sprays curbs with weed killer;
  • Removes snow and ice and applies treatments as needed;
  • Repairs and replaces signs, traffic lights, streetlights, and street paint;
  • Installs and removes banners and seasonal decorations;
  • Performs basic welding, carpentry, and hydraulic repairs;
  • Operates, maintains, and repairs a variety of City vehicles and equipment, including sweepers, paint machines, dump trucks, bobcats, backhoes, skid steers, rubber tire loaders, leaf machines, chippers, snowplows/spreaders, snow blowers, and jackhammers;
  • Completes work orders;
  • Purchases maintenance products as needed using City purchasing card;
  • Performs maintenance or installation of equipment and electrical systems including light replacement, sign installation, and concrete repair;
  • Responds to City emergencies and priorities and maintains a city provided cell phone to be called-in as needed;
  • Assists with special projects and performs other similar duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Budgetary Responsibilities

  • None

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License;
  • May be required to obtain a Class B CDL within six months of hire;
  • Must pass physical exam and drug test as prescribed by City policy.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies

  • Knowledge of current maintenance practices and their application;
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of common hand tools, materials, and equipment;
  • Knowledge of safety practices around power tools and equipment;
  • Ability to respond to high priority issues in a timely manner;
  • Ability to read building plans;
  • Ability to identify and repair problems, exercise initiative, and apply existing knowledge and skills;
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to review work orders and other directions;
  • Ability to perform duties as part of a team effort;
  • Ability to use City resources effectively and efficiently.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Other Requirements

  • Work is performed in an office environment and in the field, under the full range of climatic conditions of heat, cold, rain, wind, snow, or other forms of precipitation, as well as exposure to dust, dirt, fumes, and other atmospheric conditions;
  • May be exposed to moving mechanical parts, moving traffic, risk of electrical shock, vibration, fumes or airborne particles, and infectious diseases;
  • May be required to reach with hands and arms, sit, stand, talk and hear, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, see, and drive a motor vehicle;
  • May be required to lift/move up to 50 pounds unassisted, heavier lifting with help from others and equipment;
  • May require irregular hours and be required to serve in an “on-call” capacity.

The City of North Kansas City, MO is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, creed, mental or physical disability, religion, national origin, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law, in the admission or access to, or employment in, its programs or activities. All interested parties are encouraged to apply!



Status: Open
Deadline: Open until filled

City Hall
2010 Howell St
North Kansas City, MO 64116

Phone 816-274-6000

Regular Hours:
Monday - Friday
8am to 5pm

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