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Landscaper & Groundkeeper

  • 19 Apr 2024 4:03 PM
    Message # 13345827

    Position Title: Landscape & Grounds Keeper                     

    Reports to: Director of Finance and Operations

    Department: Facilities

    Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt  


    Marymount High School is looking for a full-time Landscape and Grounds Keeper to begin immediately. The School’s grounds include, but are not limited to, landscaped areas, roadways and paths, irrigation systems, and two residential properties. This position is an essential member of the school’s facilities team and will work closely with the Facilities Manager helping to ensure the grounds and facilities are pristine. The ideal candidate has landscaping, gardening, and groundskeeping experience, well-developed people skills, and a history of providing the highest level of service. Working in a school environment is preferred, but not required. 

    Responsibilities include:

    Ensure the high levels of cleanliness, beauty, and maintenance of the school’s historic grounds; duties include, but are not limited to: 

    • Mow, edge, trim, and water lawns, fields and other turf grounds; edge walkways; hoe and pull weeds and rake leaves; sweep litter from walks, driveways and other assigned areas. 

    • Plant, cultivate, prune, spray, fertilize and irrigate flowers, trees, grass, hedges and shrubs; water various grounds areas by hand or by operating the irrigation system as required. 

    • Perform general grounds cleanup, including picking up and removing paper, trash, trimmings and debris from grounds areas, parking lots, playgrounds, athletic fields and other assigned areas; empty waste receptacles; report need for repairs or unsafe conditions. 

    • Operate and maintain a variety of equipment such as mowers, edgers, blowers, sprayers, trucks, backhoes, excavators, skip loaders, tractors, trimmers, chainsaws, shears, trenchers, grinders, and line marking machines; utilize standard gardening hand tools; replace blades and fluids as needed; drive a vehicle to conduct work. 

    • Apply pest control methods to eradicate weeds and other pests according to established procedures as assigned. 

    • Assist with installing, maintaining and repairing irrigation systems as assigned; adjust, repair and replace sprinklers; assist with digging holes and trenches. 

    • Assist with other grounds maintenance and repair activities including tree removal, tree topping, fence repair, general concrete repair and others as requested. 

    • Load, unload, haul and transport supplies, clippings, debris, materials and equipment as required

    • Other duties as assigned by the Facilities Manager


           At least five years of experience in grounds care

           A focus on maintaining a safe workplace

           Strong communication skills

           The ability to work well with a variety of people 

    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job

    • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate grounds maintenance equipment

    • Walking or standing for extended periods of time

    • Seeing to perform gardening and grounds work

    • Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy objects as assigned by position

    • Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching

    • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally

    • Climbing ladders

    • Heavy physical labor

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