Landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking and pulling weeds.
- Provide proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, planters, or other grounds features.
- Care for established lawns by mulching, aerating, weeding, or trimming or edging around flower beds, walks, or walls.
- Water lawns, trees, or plants, using hoses or watering cans.
- Prune or trim trees, shrubs, or hedges, using shears, pruners, or chain saws.
- Mix and spray or spread fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, or trees, using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders.
- Shovel snow from walks, driveways or parking lots using shovels, snow blowers, or snow blade equipped vehicles and spread salt in those areas.
- Gather and remove litter.
- Clean gutters and down spouts.
- Trim or pick flowers and clean flower beds.
- Rake, mulch, and compost leaves.
- Plant seeds, bulbs, foliage, flowering plants, grass, ground covers, trees, or shrubs and apply mulch for protection, using gardening tools.
- Haul or spread topsoil or spread straw over seeded soil to hold soil in place.
- Perform minor maintenance duties.
- Attend and participate in all appropriate meetings and training opportunities in order to keep informed on current information and skill development.
- Follow established policies and procedures including but not limited to:
o Presbyterian Villages policies and procedures.
o Safety policies and procedures.
o Federal, state and local regulations.
- All other duties as assigned
- Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions and deliver upon expectations. · Listening - Ability to actively pay attention and seek to understand. · Relationship Building - Ability to form a meaningful and genuine connection with our residents, each other and the community. · Respect - Ability to show treat all with dignity and worth. · Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task. Department: Housekeeping/Maintenance FLSA Status: Non- Exempt Reports to: Environmental Services Manager/Maintenance Supervisor/Maintenance Lead Amount of Travel Required: 0% Positions Supervisor: None Groundskeeper Job Description - Page 2 · Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task. · Communication, Written and Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word and writing clearly and concisely. Ability to follow verbal and written directions. · Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines. · Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work. · Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy. Autonomy- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. · Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type. · Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED)
Experience: No prior experience required
Computer Skills: Must have ability to operate a computer
PHYSICAL DEMANDS · Stand · Walk · Handling/Fingering · Climb/Crawl · Reach Outward/Above Shoulder · Squat/Kneel/Bend · Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Eyewear, gloves ) · Lift/Carry up to 50 lbs. (100 lbs. occasionally) · Push/Pull up to 40 lbs. (100 lbs. occasionally) WORK
The employee will regularly be exposed to outside weather conditions and may be exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee will occasionally be exposed to high noise levels, as well as vibration, fumes, airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals if proper safety procedures are not followed. Reasonable Accommodations Statement To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Under Michigan law only, any individual who needs a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position they hold or seek must make a request, in writing, within 182 days of the day he/she knew or should have known of the need.
Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM) has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. Groundskeeper Job Description - Page 3 It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and PVM reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as PVM may deem appropriate