Grounds Supervisor
Job Type
Full-time
Description

 Job Summary:

The grounds supervisor will oversee the maintenance and upkeep of all grounds on the MDCA&CH campus and ensure the grounds are kept clean, safe, and well-maintained. The supervisor role is a working supervisory position requiring skilled labor and includes working alongside groundskeeping staff performing landscaping and related services. The position also includes setup and teardown for campus events; supervising and training staff; and assisting the director of operations in conducting site surveys, preparing job estimates, and coordinating vendors and contractors.

SUPERVISORY DUTIES:

  • Supervises and trains employees/staff who maintain grounds and all event setups/teardowns on campus
  • Oversees the day-to-day workflow, scheduling, and assignments of the department, including completing work orders and purchase order requests
  • Collaborates regularly with the director of operations and those on the executive leadership team to identify landscaping and grounds renovation needs
  • Inspects and approves work performed by outside contractors
  • Assists the director of operations in preparing the departmental budget and reviewing departmental budget reports for compliance with a set budget
  • Leads and participates in all setups and breakdowns for all school and home events on campus in coordination with the department overseeing the event

DIRECT LANDSCAPING AND GROUNDS DUTIES:

  • Collect and discard litter and other waste materials
  • Operate a variety of maintenance equipment ranging from small tools to power equipment
  • Ensures proper hydration of lawns, trees, and plants using an extensive irrigation system throughout our 70-acre campus
  • Trims trees and vegetation, maintains flower beds, keeps areas free of debris and weeds, and ensures they are well mulched 
  • Maintains sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, planters, gutters, roofs, and other sites around campus
  • Performs regular and seasonal maintenance on irrigation systems and lawn equipment
  • Installs and maintains special features such as retaining walls, playground equipment, seating areas, windscreen, and similar
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Communication and good working relationships with others
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and delegate when appropriate
  • Ability to read blueprints and working diagrams
  • Understanding of groundskeeping and landscaping practices and procedures
  • Ability to work efficiently and thoroughly
  • Thorough understanding of how to care for various types of lawns, greenery, and plants
  • Ability to operate various types of power equipment, including mowers, trimmers, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, and other landscaping equipment
  • A curious mind, high energy, and a passion for a Christian educational setting
  • A committed Christian working toward a close personal walk with the Lord
  • Must submit to a background check

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prolonged periods of standing, walking, bending, climbing ladders, kneeling, and pulling
  • Must be able to lift to 50 lbs at a time
  • Must be physically able to operate power equipment
  • Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions

Preference will be given to applicants who are members of a congregation of the churches of Christ. 


All applicants must be members of a local church and able to sign and abide by the MDCA Statement of Faith to be considered.