Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Groundskeeper PAY GRADE: 34

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Plant and maintain trees, shrubs, flowers, and lawns of school grounds. Perform general maintenance on
landscaped areas surrounding the schools. Assist skilled craft, warehouse technicians and school based
staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Education and/or experience equivalent to a High School Diploma or GED
2. One (1) year of experience in the care and maintenance of grounds
3. Must possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License with a clean driving record

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act,
may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is
ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by
incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Mow lawns, remove debris from stairs and walkways; rake leaves; and edge sidewalks.
- Prune trees and shrubs; plant shrubs; trees and flowers; pulls weeds.
- Check sprinklers; perform irrigation activities; and water trees, shrubs and lawns.
- May operate equipment such as mowers, trucks, skiploaders, chainsaws, brush trimmers, weed
whackers, and a variety of hand tools.
- Maintain and repair equipment and tools as needed.
- Assist with moving tables, chairs and other furniture.
- May assist in various custodial duties and the maintenance of other areas.
- Perform maintenance and repair on equipment and tools as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
? Knowledge of equipment, tools, and procedures of grounds care
? Knowledge of the operation, use and routine maintenance of grounds power equipment and tools
? Knowledge of safety practices and procedures.
? Skill in operating grounds maintenance equipment

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Hazardous chemicals and dangerous machinery
Exposure to extreme weather conditions

PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Lifts, moves, or carries objects weighing up to 80 pounds
Frequently bending, stooping, climbing, reaching

Prepared: 3/00
Revised: 7/17 PSPC TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Groundskeeper PAY GRADE: 34

REPORTS TO:
Lead Groundskeeper or Facilities Management Department Manager

EVALUATION:
Classified Personnel Evaluation

SUPERVISES:
N/A
Prepared: 3/00
Revised: 7/17 PSPC

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