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City of Garden City, KS Maintenance Technician I in Garden City, Kansas

Maintenance Technician I

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Maintenance Technician I


$14.00 - $17.76 Hourly


Garden City, KS

Job Type




Job Number



10/16/2021 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits


The maintenance Technician performs specialized and intricate work activities for cemetery grounds maintenance and burials. The position is responsible, but not limited to; grave and monument layouts, grave digging, exhumations, monument installation and removal, precast foundation fabrication, irrigation systems maintenance, chemical and fertilizer applications, mowing, trimming, snow removal, aeration, seeding, weeding, planting, minor plumbing, carpentry work, painting. Works for and reports to the Superintendent and Management team.

Examples of Duties

Principal Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for on the job training and management of seasonal employees.

  • May act as a work leader at the discretion of the Superintendent or Foreman.

  • Interacts with the public on a regular basis, and places high value on public perception of the City employee work force, due to the highly visible nature of the job.

  • Prepares grave sites for burials which includes; site location layout, grave digging, backfilling of grave, grave compaction, and seeding.

  • Assists in locating the monument setting site as well as installation and removal of monuments.

  • Assists in construction and maintenance of special projects including, but not limited to; building fence, minor plumbing, painting, constructing signage, small concrete projects, etc.

  • Performs maintenance and project duties on cemetery grounds and all public grounds including, but not limited to; public buildings, bathrooms, cemeteries.

  • Assists Arborist and Horticulturalist by planting, watering, pruning, cutting and removing of trees and shrubs in the cemeteries and all other public grounds as directed.

  • Assist Irrigation Specialist in the inspection, reporting and repair of irrigation systems used throughout the cemetery system and public grounds.

  • Assists Turf Specialist in grounds maintenance by applying pesticides and fertilizers, riding and push mowing, trimming, irrigating, ground preparation and aeration, seeding, planting and weed removal.

  • Performs snow removal duties.

  • Operates backhoe, tractor, and skid Loader as necessary for project and maintenance related duties.

  • Monitors common hand and power tools for maintenance program.

  • Monitors and cleans trash and rubbish from cemetery grounds and all other public grounds and City Highway entrances.

  • Maintains all equipment in good condition and performs preventive maintenance and service on motorized equipment.

  • Maintains records involving vehicle maintenance and daily activities.

  • Responds to emergencies, including but not limited to wind and snow storms.

  • Follows Federal and State safety rules and procedures at all times.

  • Performs any other duties as assigned as long as it is non-certified.

  • Required to be on-call occasionally.

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with all City and contracted employees.

Typical Qualifications

The Maintenance Technician I requires a high school diploma or GED. Experience in grounds, equipment and building maintenance. Valid Kansas Driver's License required.

The City of Garden City offers a wide range of competitive benefits. Some of the benefits include:

  • Health Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Advance Life Insurance

  • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)

  • Wellness Program

  • Paid Leave

  • Employee Recognition Plan

  • Years of Service Bonuses

  • Evaluations

  • Employee Assistance Plan

  • LifeSave Membership


City of Garden City (KS)


301 N. 8th Street Garden City, Kansas, 67846






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