Employment at GCYC

Grounds Worker

Reports To

Grounds Manager





Position Summary

Grounds Worker: Under direct supervision from a designated supervisor follows safe work practices, perform all four seasons (winter, spring, summer and fall) grounds maintenance or construction such as: planting, transplanting spraying, watering, pruning, mowing lawns, and otherwise trending to lawns, trees, flowers, bushes, or other shrubbery, and ornamental plants.

Functions & Responsibilities
  • Assists with repairs and maintains secondary roads, parking lots sidewalk, driveways, signage, benches, fountains planters, and other grounds features. Also maintains and repairs tools, and equipment.
  • Assists in cultivating, transplanting, watering maintaining, and removing shrubs, tree and flowers when necessary.
  • Removes snow and ice from walks, stairs, ramps, driveways, and parking lots. Spreads salt cinders, or sand in these areas as needed.
  • Mows and edges lawns, using power mowers edger’s; cares for established lawns by mulching, aerating weeding, grubbing and removing thatch. Trim and edge around flower beds, walks and walls.
  • Cleans streets, walks, drains parking lots, porch areas, and other outdoor areas as requested. Empties trash receptacles, cleans outside around trash compactors, and collects all other rubbish left on campus grounds and in building entryways.
  • Operates power equipment and hand tools used in the performance of assigned duties.
  • Stores supplies, hauls trash, hauls dirt, boulders or white rock, and sets up signs or barricades.
  • Moves, stores furniture and equipment for special set-ups of campus events.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Ability to work standard work week during school year and weekends with early start time of 5:00 a.m.
Physical Work Requirements
  • Ability to perform general physical activities required by the job, which include but not limited to, the following: lifting, reaching, climbing stairs and ladders, carrying moderate loads (up to 25 lbs.), normal hearing, sight, and speaking abilities, hand – eye coordination, grasping, bending, writing, walking and driving.

Key Competencies:

  • Ability and willingness to work as directed.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Basic knowledge of machines and tools commonly used.
  • Active listening- giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points.
  • Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentence and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Time Management – managing one’s own time of others.
  • Dexterity – Physical dexterity to complete demands of the position.
  • Control Precision – The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Neat Vision – The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Comprehension – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Static Strength – the ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  • Extent Flexibility – The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms and /or legs.
  • Speech recognition – The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Oral Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.