Groundskeeper I (#MCCZ29)
$29,250.00 Yearly Min / $30,755.00 Yearly Mid / $36,906.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

A Groundskeeper I is responsible for maintaining aesthetically pleasing State grounds including performing general groundskeeping and routine maintenance work.

Nature and Scope

An employee receives general supervision from a technical or administrative supervisor; the supervisor provides general direction on all assignments, and regular review of progress, accuracy, and quality of work and supervisory advice or assistance is provided as needed. Groundskeeping responsibilities may include but are not limited to maintaining site landscaping, routine lawn, flower, shrub, and tree care, and spreading mulch.  An employee inspects the grounds regularly for potential hazards or signs of damage and performs seasonal activities such as snow or ice removal and leaf raking.  Work also includes picking up and removing litter or debris, furniture, and other items; repairing and painting benches and tables; participating in maintaining driveways and parking lots, and assisting trades personnel as assigned.  Other aspects of work in this class may include working with clients and/or inmates assigned to groundskeeping activity.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, employees can complete job duties of a similar kind not specifically listed.

  • Performs routine maintenance of lawn, flowers, shrubs, and trees involving planting, fertilizing, transplanting, irrigating, weeding, mulching, pruning, mowing, edging, and trimming.

  • Applies pesticides and herbicides safely and responsibly when needed in accordance with all relevant health and safety regulations and standards.

  • Performs seasonal care such as planting in the spring or leaf removal in the fall.

  • Maintains driveways, steps, and walkways by removing snow or ice, trash and debris, and may assist in grading and repair.

  • Operates and maintains a variety of equipment and hand tools including mowers, tractors, saws, sprayers, blowers, edgers, grass shears, and trimmers.

  • Collaborates with maintenance team members on larger projects.

  • Assists in the preparation and cleanup for outdoor events.

  • May perform minor repairs on outdoor structures such as fences, gates, and walkways and assist trades personnel in painting and other minor repairs as required.

  • Communicates and interacts effectively with people across cultures, ranges of ability, genders, ethnicities, ages, and races.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The listed knowledge, skills, and abilities give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSAs listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the needs of every position in the class.

Note: Employees are not required to be proficient in the KSAs listed in this section at entry, but within six months to one year of performing work as described in each level of work.

  • Knowledge of basic landscaping and gardening techniques including planting, pruning, and fertilization.
  • Knowledge of the safe operation of groundskeeping equipment such as lawnmowers, trimmers, and leaf blowers.
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations pertaining to pesticides, herbicides, and the proper operation of power tools and equipment.
  • Skill in performing a variety of basic grounds and maintenance tasks.
  • Ability to perform routine preventative maintenance on tools and equipment.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Groundskeeper I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Knowledge of operating groundskeeping or landscaping equipment such as mowers, tractors, saws, sprayers, pruners, edgers, grass shears and trimmers.