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PT Groundskeeper

Date: Nov 11, 2022

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Zoo 

Pay:  $10.00 per hour  

Work Schedule: 19.75 hours per week  


Performs all duties associated with maintenance, care, and development of indoor and outdoor plant displays, collections, and exhibits.



  • Demonstrates and maintains knowledge of equipment and maintaining of landscape.
  • Effectively and timely communicates to supervisors all botanical related items.
  • Maintains all assigned horticulture or botanical functions.
  • Drive Zoological Society owned vehicle, as needed for transportation of horticulture products



  • Through consultation with supervisors and other resources, develops and maintains a skillset of installation for all botanical, landscape and hardscape products.
  • Develop the ability to read and execute landscape projects from construction documents or landscape designs.


Plant Care

  • Performs a wide range of landscape/maintenance tasks important to cultivation, preservation, protection, and transplanting of existing and new plants; including but not limited to soil preparation, planting, mulching, weeding, watering, fertilizing, irrigating, IPM and pesticide application.
  • Participate in care of turf areas, woody plants, and herbaceous ornamental plants; including but not limited to mowing, edging, trimming, pruning, pinching, repotting, watering, fertilizing, and pest control.
  • Observes health of botanical collection and reports issues or concerns immediately.
  • Performs greenhouse management tasks as required.


Minimum Qualifications:  High School Diploma or equivalent. Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Per Sedgwick County policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid driver’s license without restrictions and current proof of automobile insurance.  Out-of-state driver’s license accepted upon hire with ability to obtain a valid State of Kansas Driver’s License within 30 days of employment, Ability to obtain Kansas Pesticide Applicator License.


Preferred Qualifications: Acquiring a degree from an accredited college or university in Horticulture, Botany, or related field. One year practical work experience in Horticulture related field. Kansas Pesticide Applicator License. State of Kansas Driver’s License.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita