Grounds Worker
Job Type

Job Summary:

The grounds worker performs landscaping tasks using power equipment and hand tools to maintain the facility’s grounds with the guidance of supervisor and grounds team.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Mows lawns, trims weeds, and rakes leaves as assigned
  • Picks up and removes trash before mowing a designated area
  • Empties trash and recycling containers
  • Trims bushes, shrubs, and hedges
  • Prepares soil and plants flowers, bushes, hedges, or shrubs.
  • Plants trees and prunes them when necessary.
  • Cuts and removes trees as needed.
  • Applies fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides as directed by supervisor
  • Performs routine maintenance on power equipment
  • Moves furniture throughout campus
  • Assists with chair and table setups for several special campus functions throughout the year
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to operate various types of power equipment, including lawnmowers, trimmers, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, and other landscaping equipment
  • Ability to use hand tools required for landscaping
  • Ability to follow instructions and complete assignments on time
  • Ability to work independently at times
  • Must have excellent time management and interpersonal skills
  • Must have excellent communication skills

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Previous experience preferred
  • On-the-job training offered

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods walking, standing, bending, stretching, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders, or kneeling.
  • Must be physically able to operate power equipment.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time.
  • Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Must have reliable transportation and be at work at assigned times daily