Employment Opportunities

To apply for any position at the City of Austin, please complete our required Application Form below or obtain an application in person at City Hall.  Please make sure you meet the specific qualifications for the position you are applying for; otherwise the application will not be processed. We look forward to receiving your application and discussing the employment opportunity of interest.


Job Openings:

  • Groundskeeper

Seasonal-Part time

$11.00 per hour

  • Job Summary:  The Groundskeeper-General Maintenance Worker performs semi-skilled work in the maintenance, care, and modification of grounds and landscapes which includes the operation of electrically powered and gasoline powered groundskeeping equipment and machines, and the use of small hand power tools or equipment in planting, cultivating, and trimming grounds and landscaping.  The Groundskeeper also performs maintenance on groundskeeping equipment and tools and makes minor repairs (within demonstrated capability) as directed.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Performs regular and directed grounds and landscape maintenance by mowing lawns with riding (zero turn) or push mowers; trimming and edging around trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers, sidewalks and buildings; weeding, thinning and cleaning flower beds and other grounds by hand or utilizing proper tools and equipment; and setting up, adjusting, repairing, and cleaning irrigation systems.
    • Removes unsightly trash and debris from public areas by regularly inspecting grounds, drains, manhole covers, etc., for debris; raking, sweeping, and bagging leaves, debris, dirt and trash from streets, sidewalks, parking lots, tunnels, and transporting the trash to designated central collection points on a daily basis.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • A citizen of the United States.
    • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent (GED).
    • A valid Arkansas driver's license with a clean driving record for the past three (3) years.
    • Ability to pass pre-employment and random drug testing.
    • Clean background check.
  • Additional Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities Needed:
    • Ability to operate zero turn mower and a string trimmer.
    • Ability to effectively pull a trailer with a truck.
    • Ability to speak effectively with citizens, business professionals, or employees of the City.
    • Ability to use tact, diplomacy, and courtesy in dealing with the public and fellow employees.
    • Ability to keep track of details.
  • Additional Demands:
    • Ability to work in harsh outdoor conditions including but not limited to extreme temperatures, harsh sunlight, extreme wet or dry conditions, etc.
    • Physically able to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl as needed.
    • Physically able to use hands and fingers to feel objects, tools, or controls.
    • Physically able to lift and carry moderately heavy objects up to 100 pounds.
    • Ability to work near moving mechanical parts, occasionally in precarious places and be exposed to potential electrical shock.
    • Physically able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to include footwear, helmet, eye protection, hearing protection, and others as needed.
  • Physical Requirements:  The physical activities marked below are representative of those that will be required on a regular basis to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    Requirements Yes No
    Work involves lifting, pushing, pulling, loading, or carrying up to 15 pounds X  
    Work involves lifting, pushing, pulling, loading, or carrying up to 75 pounds X  
    Work involves commercial motor vehicles X  
    Work involves the operation of motorized equipment X  
    Work involves bending, twisting, or reaching out in different positions X  
    Work involves climbing up or atop structures X  
    Work involves running or jumping X  
    Work involves distance vision (20 feet or more) X  
    Work involves being able to detect colors X  
    Work involves being able to distinctly hear or detect sounds and understand conversation through voice X  
    Work involves staring at a computer screen for an extended period of time   X
    Work involves long period of sitting or standing without a break   X





The city of  City of Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications will be considered for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.


Contact Info

Kris Roachell
Human Resources
3181 Hwy 367 Austin, AR 72007

Randy Mckenzie
Office Manager
3181 Hwy 367 Austin, AR 72007