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Groundskeeper Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Maintains grounds and participates in ground construction activities. Working conditions include dirty environment, extreme temperatures, lifts or carries heavy objects.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is first in a series of five classifications and is an entry-level classification. This classification typically reports to the Groundskeeper Lead.

Examples of Duties:

  • Plants shrubs, trees, and flowers; prunes trees and shrubs.
  • Removes debris from stairs and walks, rakes leaves, and mows lawns.
  • Waters trees, shrubs, and lawns and performs irrigation activities.
  • Sprays for weeds and insects using unrestricted chemicals as required.
  • Operates large power lawn mowers, edgers, hand tools, and large vehicles associated with ground maintenance and landscaping activities.
  • Operates pick-up trucks, flat-rack trucks, and dump trucks for hauling purposes and for trash and debris removal.
  • Performs minor maintenance and repair on equipment and tools as required.
  • Assists in the maintenance of parking lots and other surfaces, including asphalt repairs and minor masonry or plastering work as required.
  • Shovels and removes snow and ice from designated areas such as roofs, sidewalks, and entryways as required.
  • Installs and removes outdoor signs, parking and traffic control barriers, and overhead banners as required.
  • May operate various snow removal equipment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of equipment, tools, and procedures of grounds construction and care.
  • Knowledge of fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides used in grounds care and gardening.
  • Skill in operating grounds maintenance and grounds construction equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

One year of grounds maintenance experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Some positions in this classification may be required to ob


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