A class incumbent is involved in general groundskeeping and routine maintenance work on State grounds.
Nature and Scope
An incumbent functions under immediate supervision and is responsible for routine lawn, flower, shrub and tree care and seasonal activities such as snow/ice removal and leaf raking. Concurrently an incumbent picks up and removes litter/debris, furniture and other items; repairs and paints benches and tables; participates in maintaining driveways and parking lots as well as 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 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, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Performs under close supervision routine maintenance of lawn, flowers, shrubs and trees involving planting, transplanting, weeding, mulching, pruning, mowing and trimming.
Removes snow/ice from driveways, steps and walkways; rakes leaves; removes trash, debris, materials and supplies.
Assists in the maintenance of driveways by sweeping, grading and repairing holes; painting and repairing tables and benches.
May assist trades personnel in painting, minor repairs as required.
Operates and maintains a variety of equipment and hand tools including mowers, tractors, saws, sprayers, edgers, grass shears and trimmers.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of basic gardening and grounds maintenance.
Knowledge of the safe operation of equipment and tools used in gardening and grounds maintenance.
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 for Groundskeeper I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Knowledge of operating groundskeeping or landscaping equipment such as mowers, tractors, saws, sprayers, pruners, edgers, grass shears and trimmers.