A class incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of grounds maintenance work; operating equipment and providing assistance to trades personnel as required.
Nature and Scope
An incumbent reports to a technical supervisor and is involved in lawn, grounds and plant care and maintenance as well as trash and litter pickup and removal; maintenance of driveways; parking lots, sweeping, snow and ice removal and grading and repairing pot holes. Significant aspects of work in this class includes operating and maintaining a variety of equipment and hand tools; moving furniture and other items, assisting trade personnel and performing a limited amount of maintenance work as required.
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.
Plants, transplants, cultivates, irrigates, weeds, mulches, fertilizes, prunes, mows and trims lawns, flowers, shrubs and trees.
Rakes leaves, removes snow and ice from driveways, steps and walkways, loads and unloads trash, debris, supplies and other materials.
Maintains driveways and parking lots by sweeping, grading and repairing holes.
Operates and maintains a variety of equipment and hand tools including mowers, tractors, saws. sprayers, edgers, grass shears and trimmers.
Paints and repairs tables, benches, signs, assists trades and maintenance personnel in painting, minor carpentry, plumbing and repairs as needed.
May act as lead worker over other grounds keeping personnel.
Performs related work as required.
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 gardening and grounds maintenance.
Knowledge of the operation of equipment and tools used in gardening and grounds maintenance.
Skill in the operation and use of equipment and hand tools.
Skill in performing maintenance on tools and equipment.
Skill in performing a variety of gardening and grounds maintenance tasks.
Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Groundskeeper II
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Six months experience with the operation and basic maintenance of motor vehicles, landscaping or groundskeeping equipment, hand tools and supplies.
Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).