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Riley County Parks Landscape Intern (part-time) in Manhattan, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11436276

Department: Public WorksJob Status: Part-TimeDays Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.Details: Seasonal, temporary position, not benefits eligible: pay rate $12.09/hour

Position Summary

To assist the Riley County Parks Department by performing responsible paraprofessional technical functions and assist with park management responsibilities. The Parks Department oversees the maintenance and upkeep of six different parks within the county. CICO Park, Fairmont Park, Keats Park, Wildcat Park, K177 Overlook Park and Rocky Ford Recreation Area. Looking for a driven, passionate and motivated individual who wants to become successful. Supervision is provided by the Park Manager through consultations and review of the work performed.

Essential Functions:

+ Positive servant attitude striving to become a leader

+ Operation of equipment (mowers, tractors, etc)

+ Sprayer/spreader calibration and application

+ Trouble shoot and repair issues with irrigation

+ Ball Field striping, marking and layout

+ Interns will be given leadership roles on projects, learn how to effectively schedule daily tasks and learn effective management skills

+ Provides for regular and punctual attendance

+ Assist with updating park masterplans to include: layout plans, site inventory plans, tree planting plans, grading plans, general park masterplans.

+ Assist with development of plans, drawings, and specifications.

+ Assist with scheduling and conducting community planning and park design meetings.

+ Assist with the preparation of graphs, tables, and other illustrative material for reports and presentations.

Secondary Functions:

+ Attends Park Advisory Board meetings as needed

+ Attends and participates in meetings and related activities

+ Performs related work as required during and after regular hours, any day of the week, including holidays


+ Valid driver's license is required

+ Basic computer skill required (ie. Microsoft Office)

+ Previous working or Internship experience preferred, but not required

+ Experience with communications

+ Knowledge of computer hardware and software applications, and modern office methods

Knowledge of park management, landscape design, horticulture, turfgrass management.

Some knowledge of soils, hydraulics, and plant materials.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education -

+ Graduation from high school is required

+ Minimum two years of educational training in Park Management, Horticulture, Turf Management or Landscape Architecture.

+ Must be enrolled in a 4 year Horticulture/Parks/Turfgrass Management related University program or recent graduate

+ Candidates must be able to work 20 hours a week during summer months.

Skills -

Ability to design and layout presentations in PowerPoint and other software.

Ability to operate computer hardware and software to apply systems for database, spreadsheet, word processing, and graphics applications and other information on personal computers in a local area network environment.

Ability to assist in design of park master plans and landscapes adaptable to northeast Kansas climates.

Ability to assist in facility design projects, field surveys and construction inspection.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, co-workers and other staff.

Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally.

Knowledge -

Knowledge of park management, landscape design, horticulture, turfgrass management.

Some knowledge of soils, hydraulics, and plant materials.

Physical Requirements

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position.

Additional Information

Position open until filled. Ap