Aug 26, 2022

2021-2022 Groundskeeper/Landscaping - Custodial & Grounds

  • TrulyHired
  • Springfield, MO, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

Job Title: Groundskeeper/Landscaping

Department: Grounds Services

Pay Grade: S170

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Assistant Director I - Custodial & Grounds


Responsible for providing support to the educational process with specific responsibilities for grounds maintenance services at assigned site/s; ensuring attractive and safe grounds area/s and athletic fields; performing a variety of special grounds maintenance operations; and maintaining grounds for assemblies, events, and/or recreational activities. Must be able to work a flexible schedule to adjust to the demand of peak mowing season.

  • Administers the application of herbicides controlling turf pests and weeds in accordance with established procedures.
  • Attend unit meetings, in-service training, and workshops in order to gather information required to perform job functions.
  • Clean landscaped areas and related items for the purpose of preventing flooding and removing hazards.
  • Maintain and/or repair playground equipment ensuring the availability of equipment in safe operating condition in compliance with established guidelines.
  • Maintain grounds keeping equipment ensuring the availability of equipment in a safe operating condition.
  • Operate a variety of grounds keeping equipment ensuring the completion of work in a safe and timely manner.
  • Maintain a variety of landscaping materials keeping the grounds attractive and protecting against erosion.
  • Prepare grounds and athletic fields providing adequate, attractive and safe areas for assemblies, recreational activities and/or athletic events.
  • Purchase and/or request materials, supplies, equipment in order to complete assignments in a timely manner.
  • Remove snow ensuring safe and assessable facilities.
  • Repair irrigation systems and components ensuring equipment and/or components are in proper working order.
  • Respond to immediate safety and/or operational concerns taking appropriate action or notifying appropriate personnel for resolution.
  • Transport a variety of tools, equipment, and supplies ensuring the availability of materials required at job site.
  • Perform general landscape maintenance to include mowing, edging, leaf and grass removal from sidewalks and parking lots.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends
  • Perform other related duties as required/assigned.


Education and Experience
  • High School Diploma or its equivalent.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is preferred.

Certificates, Licenses and Other Special Requirements
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen.
  • Must pass a Criminal Background Clearance, the results of which must be satisfactory to the District, required.
  • Willingness to obtain the Missouri Pesticide Applicators Examination.
  • Willingness to obtain a Playground Safety Inspector Certificate.
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License, with evidence of insurability.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of algebra and/or geometry; read and follow instructions; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions.
  • Knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include method of preparing and maintaining various plants; shrubs; lawns; etc.; and safety practices and procedures.
  • Skill to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to routinely upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.
  • Skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job, including: operating equipment used in grounds maintenance including tractors; weed whips; mowers; hand and power tools; etc.; and adhering to safety practices; assembling, inspecting, and/or repairing playground equipment.
  • Knowledge and/or the ability to gain the knowledge to care for several tree species.
  • Skill to operate a variety of District vehicles including dump trucks, bucket trucks, and vehicles with either manual or automatic transmission.
  • Skill to use a variety of trailers including bumper pull, gooseneck and up to 25 feet long. Ability to tie down equipment properly to ensure safe transportation of equipment/supplies.
  • Ability to read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions.
  • Ability to analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment.
  • Ability to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups.
  • Ability to analyze issues and create action plans.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking/problem solving to improve work processes.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; set priorities; meet deadlines and schedules; work with detailed information; and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to adhere to safety practices; meet deadlines and schedules; work under time constraints; and communicate with diverse groups.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
  • Work environment is indoors and outdoors with regular exposure to weather conditions; in proximity to moving mechanical parts and electrical equipment; and in confined spaces.
  • The work is heavy work that requires exerting up to 80 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Occasionally required to use a bucket truck to perform work up to 75 feet off the ground.
  • Must possess the physical ability to perceive the nature of sounds, make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes, express or exchange ideas by the spoken word, substantial movements (motions) with the hands, wrists, and/or fingers, and discern letters or numbers at a given distance.
  • Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, feeling, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, manual dexterity, mental acuity, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity and walking.

  • Position Type:Full-time
  • Positions Available:9
Job Categories :Career Education > Landscaping
Support Staff > Custodian
Support Staff > Maintenance
Job Requirements

  • No experience required

Contact Information

  • Ryan Morris , Employment Coordinator
  • 1359 E. Saint Louis St.
  • Springfield,Missouri 65802
  • Phone: 417-523-4647
  • Email: click here

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