Hourly salary range: $14.40 to $16.21
Contract months: 12
Salary Grade: 12
Hours per day: 8
The job of Groundskeeper is done for the purpose/s of providing the school district with a safe and
attractive environment at the site where assigned by maintaining attractive grounds area/s; protecting
against erosion; maintaining grounds for assemblies and/or recreational activities (e.g. track, football,
graduation, etc.); and ensuring assignments are completed in a safe, proper and timely manner.
Cleans areas related to athletic events (e.g. restrooms, parking lots and bleachers, etc.) for the purpose
of ensuring clean and attractive facilities.
Collects and disposes of leaves and refuse (e.g. storm drains, litter, etc.) for the purpose of preventing
flooding and removing hazards.
Connects sprinkling equipment and waters flower beds and lawn as needed for the purpose of
evaluating the landscaped areas and sprinkler systems to identify repairs and/or replacement needs in
providing an attractive campus.
Maintains all permanent athletic/play field equipment for the purpose of ensuring the availability and
usability of athletic equipment.
Marks all athletic fields for appropriate athletic events for the purpose of providing adequate field
Mows, trims, fertilizes, levels and waters all athletic fields and school grounds for the purpose of
keeping the areas attractive and ready for all athletic events and/or other recreational
Performs other tasks as assigned for the purpose of assisting and supporting other personnel in the
completion of their work activities.
Performs preventive maintenance and repairs (e.g. athletic and grounds equipment, etc)
for the purpose of maintaining working equipment and identifying replacement needs.
Prepares seeding or transplanting beds as necessary (e.g. cultivating soil, adding fertilizer or chemicals)
for the purpose of identifying repairs and/or replacement needs to maintain seasonal schedule.
Prunes trees and trims hedges for the purpose of promoting growth and improving appearance.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform single, technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to
meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job
include: operating equipment used in groundskeeping, strong communication skills, ability to maintain
appropriate interpersonal relations with students, parents, and other staff of the district, ability to
organize own work.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; understand written procedures, write routine
documents, and speak clearly; and understand multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific
knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: safety practices and
ABILITY is required to schedule activities; collate data; and consider a variety of factors when using
equipment. Flexibility is required to work with data utilizing specific, defined processes; and operate
equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with others; work
with specific, job-related data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. In working with
some problem solving may be required to identify issues and select action plans. Problem solving
with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is moderate.
Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: none specified.
Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized procedures; providing
information and/or advising others; and operating within a defined budget. Utilization of some
resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is some
opportunity to effect the Organization's services.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical
demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; frequent climbing and balancing;
frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally
the job requires 5% sitting, 75% walking, and 20% standing. The job is performed under minimal
temperature variations and a generally hazard free environment.
Education: High School diploma or equivalent.
Experience: Job related experience is required.
Required Testing: None Specified
Certificate & Licenses: Valid Driver's License
State herbicide/pesticide Certification Preferred
Continuing Educ./ Training: None Specified
Clearances: Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance
The following policies have been adopted and are reflected in our employment practices:
This organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, national origin, creed, age, gender or
This organization complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons who may need some
accommodation in the hiring process should contact the personnel office.
This organization is a drug and tobacco free workplace.
This organization requires a successful applicant to provide employment eligibility and verification of
a legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act.