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Groundskeeper

QUALIFICATIONS:
Prefer high school diploma or equivalent. Prefer three years of experience as a groundskeeper, or similar work involving general laborer duties which may include the planting and maintenance of vegetation, landscaping duties, or pesticide applications. A valid Arizona driver's license.
REPORTS TO:
Lead Groundskeeper
JOB GOAL:
Perform maintenance and landscaping duties at district sites (ground areas).
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Inspects physical condition of properties and report needed repairs.
Plants, trims, and/or disposes of lawns, trees, bushes, hedges, and shrubs using hand tools or motorized equipment and/or vehicles.
Assist appropriate staff with maintaining irrigation systems.
Sprays lawn, shrubs, and trees with fertilizer, herbicides, and insecticides.
Cleans grounds and removes litter.
Waters lawn and shrubs.
Repairs fences, gates, walls, and walks.
Paints fences and outbuildings.
Cleans out irrigation ditches and culverts.
Cleans, repairs, and performs preventive maintenance on equipment used in grounds maintenance such as mowers, tractor/trailers, front-end loaders, and a variety of hand/power tools.
Maintains an inventory of supplies for all aspects of groundskeeping; e.g., equipment parts, blades, herbicides, pesticides, flowers, bushes, or trees.
Drives vehicles such as a car, truck, or van to pick up other workers, supplies and materials.
Perform other job duties as assigned.
COMPETENCIES:
Perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios.
Read a variety of manuals; writes documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others.
Understand multi-step written and oral instructions.
Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: recordkeeping and office equipment/software.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional situations; Responds promptly to student, staff, and public needs.
Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality; Creates and maintains a positive and conducive work environment.
Oral Communication - Responds well to questions.
Written Communication
Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
Ethics - Treats people with respect.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful and positive manner.
Safety and Security - Uses equipment and materials properly.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.
Ability to write correspondence.
Ability to work with a variety of people and maintain confidentiality of information.
TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet and District software Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and other appropriate technology software).
Knowledge of appropriate business machines and telephones.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
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.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. In addition, some carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: requires sitting, kneeling, bending, walking, and standing.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Twelve-month, employee pay and benefits in accordance with Board policy.
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Full Time Employee Benefits: employee pay and benefits in accordance with Board policy.
EVALUATION:
Performance to be evaluated in accordance with the Board policy on evaluation of support personnel.



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