Groundskeeper Job Description

A groundskeeper is a person who maintains the grounds of a business or residence.

A groundskeeper maintains lawns, grounds, and landscaping.

This person may perform tasks such as mowing grass, pruning, trimming, and weeding.

They may also perform landscaping tasks like planting, mulching, and fertilizing.

It may be a good idea to hire a groundskeeper if you don’t feel comfortable using power tools, manual equipment, or chemicals.

A groundskeeper’s job requires physical labor, so it’s important to find a person that is comfortable and capable of performing the physical tasks required.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a competent groundskeeper to help maintain our property. The ideal candidate will have experience caring for landscaping and gardens, and will be able to take direction well. We're looking for someone who is reliable and hardworking, and who takes pride in their work. If you think you would be a good fit for this position, please send us your resume and a brief cover letter.

Groundskeeper Duties:

  • Maintain grounds, building, and grounds equipment
  • Maintain landscaping and grounds
  • Clean and edge sidewalks, driveways, and curbs
  • Maintain building grounds, including lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowers
  • Maintain grounds equipment and landscape features, including fountains, pools, and waterfalls
  • Maintain irrigation systems, including checking and adjusting equipment
  • Maintain birdbaths, bird feeders, and similar features
  • Fence and rake lawns, remove debris and trash, and report any unusual conditions
  • Inspect and maintain lawn areas and landscaping to ensure safety
  • Shut off and reset sprinklers as necessary
  • Maintain building entrances, sidewalks, and parking lots
  • Properly store and dispose of trash, oil, and other hazardous material
  • Maintain parking lots

Groundskeeper Responsibilities:

  • Maintain turf, foliage, and landscaping on assigned sites
  • Maintain irrigation systems and equipment
  • Maintain and service equipment, vehicles, and other facility-related equipment
  • Follow all company and client safety, environmental, and quality control policies and procedures
  • Follow all company policies and procedures

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Requirements And Skills:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1+ year of experience in grounds maintenance
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of mowing, weed-eating, and pruning techniques

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a team that is reflective of the communities we serve and that reflects the broad range of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds of our workforce. We encourage applications from all individuals, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, , or age.

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