Grounds Keeper Position

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307-684-7357 | 18 Fairgrounds Rd, Buffalo, WY 82834


Must be responsible for the overall maintenance of the grounds, buildings
and equipment in a manner that is presentable to the public.

Carry out special instructions constituted by the JCFB in accordance with the JCFB mission statement and comprehensive plan.

The grounds manager must keep a positive attitude and working relationship with the JCFB and public users of the facility.


• Self-Motivated
• Good communication skills
• Time management skills
• Team working capabilities
• Welding, carpentry, and basic plumbing skills
• Knowledgeable in small equipment maintenance
• Operation and maintenance of equipment
• Basic horticulture skills
• Employee management
• Basic computer skills
• Event coordination and scheduling


Ground Maintenance

  • Keep grounds free of trash and keep the garbage containers emptied as needed
  • Water and mow grass, cut weeds regularly
  • Water and prune trees and shrubs
  • Keep grandstand and playground area clean and ready at all times
  • Groom and maintain grounds so that the fairgrounds will be aesthetically pleasing to the public at all times.
  • Maintain fences-build, repair, paint as needed
  • Keep arena and track ground worked and ready for events
  • Keep arena, roads, pens and warm-up areas maintained, watered and ready for use
  • Clean barns and stalls as needed



  • Maintain buildings so as to provide a safe functional environment
  • Keep all plumbing in good working order
  • Winterize buildings, grounds and water systems
  • Ensure that supplies (janitorial, etc.) are regularly ordered and in stock
  • Clean the buildings after events
  • Keep shop clean and organized



  • Maintain all power and other equipment, furniture and fixtures in functional, sound,
    safe working conditions
  • Organize and store all portable equipment and supplies in a neat and appropriate



  • Work under the direction of the Fair Board to carry out events
  • Set up and take down equipment and furniture as needed
  • Work with people that have rented the facility to help them have a successful event


Supervisory Duties

  • Determines objective and assign tasks for subordinate maintenance staff
  • Set schedules for summer help that covers weekend and nights that events are
  • Review work of subordinate maintenance staff and complete employee evaluations
  • Present a write progress report on all projects at each Fair Board meetings


Other Duties

  • Other duties may be determined and or assigned by the JCFB in the normal course of events
  • Must attend all Fair Board regular meetings and functions JC Fairgrounds Grounds Manager reports to the JCFB


The position will be governed by the Johnson County Personnel Policy Manual

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