Groundskeeper I - #99867


Date: 04/19/2022 13:30 PM

City: Fairview, Oregon

Contract type: Part Time

Work schedule: Full Day

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Job Title:
Groundskeeper I

Department: Facilities

Classification: IIC

Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Schedule: 260-day calendar (prorated on start date for 2021-22), Mon- Fri, 8 hours/day, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Job Summary:
Working under the limited supervision and general direction of the Maintenance Supervisor and Facilities Administrator, the job of Groundskeeper is done to keep all district sites clean, presentable, safe and secure for students, staff and visitors. Groundskeeper functions include cleaning parking lots of trash and debris, mowing, edging, trimming, weeding, blowing, applying fertilizers and weed control chemicals following the I.P.M. program, maintaining and repairing irrigation systems, programming irrigation systems, winterizing equipment and systems, preparing athletic fields for games to include painting of lines, and maintenance of goal posts, maintaining grounds keeping equipment, keeping appropriate logs, making appropriate inspections and recording findings on specific areas of concern, maintaining grounds keeping supplies inventory and ordering grounds keeping supplies as needed, inputting and completing work order requests, and attending meetings and training. Work is under periodic review by Maintenance Supervisor to ensure compliance to standards and measured results.

Responsible for determining, within established policies or as prescribed by rules and regulations, the best methods to actively engage in the operation, maintenance and repair of all facets of the grounds and maintenance department.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintain MSD on all groundskeeping supplies.
  • Provide technical assistance and advice to management and other personnel as necessary.
  • Provide estimates of time and material as required by the supervisor.
  • Monitor the upkeep and repair of tools and equipment used in the trade.
  • Maintain and repair groundskeeping equipment for the purpose of ensuring the availability of equipment in safe operating condition.
  • Maintain landscaping (e.g. lawns, shrubbery, planted areas, irrigation, fences, playgrounds, storm drains, etc.) to preserve grounds in a healthy, attractive and safe condition.
  • Plant various landscaping materials (e.g. lawns, shrubbery, flowers, etc.) to keep the areas attractive and protected against erosion.
  • Eradicate pests and rodents (e. g. bees, ants, moles, rats) to maintain a safe and attractive environment for grounds and facilities usage.
  • Remove garbage from trash containers at athletic fields, playgrounds and other designated sites to maintain a healthy and attractive environment.
  • Winterize equipment and buildings (e. g. drain irrigation lines and hoses, cover vents, etc.) to protect buildings and equipment.
  • Complete maintenance, installation and construction work as assigned (e. g. fencing, excavation, signage, marking and painting, asphalt and concrete, playground equipment, etc.) to maintain a safe and attractive environment for grounds and facilities usage.
  • Evaluate landscaped areas, equipment, sprinkler systems and grounds (e.g. fields, parking areas, etc.) to identify repairs and/or replacement needs, maintain schedules and prevent erosion.

Other Functions:

  • Order materials and supplies as needed; maintain records as required.
  • Assist on special projects as may be identified by management or staff.
  • Provide assistance to other grounds and/or maintenance personnel as necessary.
  • Perform journey-level work as required.
  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.
  • Perform other related duties consistent with job description and assignment.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Experience Required:

Minimum of two years’ increasingly responsible experience in skilled grounds keeping work or a combination of training and related experience equal to minimum requirement. Prior grounds keeping, preferably in a school or multi-site public environment preferred.

Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required:

Skills to:
operate all types of power tools used in grounds keeping including both light and heavy groundskeeping equipment, scissor lifts, boom trucks, and cranes in a safe manner; read and interpret plans, blue prints and/or schematics; perform basic math calculations to correctly determine fertilizer and chemical applications; use standard office equipment including computer, telephone, printer and copier; effectively use Microsoft Office computer applications including Word, Outlook, and Excel; use work order database and CMMS systems; communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively both orally in person and by phone and in writing.

Knowledge of:
principles and practices of grounds keeping systems and procedures, principles and practices of work coordination and evaluation; applicable codes, policies, regulations and laws governing work procedures and practices of the trade; methods, materials, equipment, and tools used in the trade; CMMS systems, particularly SchoolDude; MSD sheets (what they are for and how to use them); applicable safety rules, practices, and procedures; local, state and federal repair, installation and operation codes; standards for safe use of fertilizers, chemicals (i. e. herbicides, pesticides, etc.) and equipment.

Ability to:
manage and prioritize multiple tasks to schedule, plan, and manage a number of activities, and jobs simultaneously; prepare and maintain accurate records; work with diverse individuals and/or groups; maintain flexibility to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; independently interpret data within defined guidelines and utilize and analyze the information to reach conclusions and make recommendations; problem solve to identify issues and create action plans; establish and maintain constructive relationships; adapt quickly to changing work priorities; develop and implement a program for the maintenance, repair, replacement, and installation of grounds keeping products; prepare estimates for time and materials; work from sketches, shop drawings and blueprints; coordinate projects with contractors; analyze technical information and prepare related reports; train others in technical skills; prioritize and schedule daily calls and preventive maintenance; read and comprehend MSD sheets; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Significant Physical Abilities include: frequent lifting/carrying/pulling, bending/stooping/ kneeling/crouching/twisting; reaching/handling/manual dexterity, talking/hearing conversations, visual acuity/depth perception with or without visual accommodation. Daily physical expectations vary between sitting at desk, being on feet for long periods of the day, being on back under machinery making repairs, or performing maintenance and/or inspections on systems. Must be able to work in crawlspaces, roofs, tunnels, vaults and climb ladders as needed. Lifting all types of weight, occasionally up to 80 pounds.

Extensive travel within the district to multiple school sites as well as some travel outside the district are involved in this work.

Work is year-round; both inside and outside in the environments. Inside work in shop or other buildings is often dusty with exposure to chemicals. Outside work can include exposure to the elements for long periods of time. May be required to work various shifts to avoid disruption of school or work.

Education and Training Required:

High School diploma or equivalent and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job.

Licensing/Special Requirements:

Oregon Fingerprint and Criminal Background Check clearance.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid State of Oregon Driver’s License and evidence of insurability.

Possession of, or ability to obtain within six months of hire, a valid Oregon Public Applicator’s License as necessary for hazardous chemicals use (e. g. pesticides).



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