Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Lead Groundskeeper PAY GRADE: 40

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Lead Groundskeepers in the maintenance of landscaped areas surrounding the schools. Plant and
maintain trees, shrubs, flowers, and lawns of school grounds.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Education and/or experience equivalent to a High School Diploma or GED
2. Two (2) years of experience in the care and maintenance of grounds

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:
- Lead activities of Groundskeepers.
- Train and assist in providing orientation to new employees.
- Coordinate and assign work to Groundskeepers in the maintenance of shrubs, trees, lawns,
planting areas, and sprinkler systems.
- Inspect work of personnel and recommend corrective measures to meet established standards.
- Mow lawns, remove debris from stairs and walks, rakes leaves, and edge sidewalk.
- Prune trees and shrubs; plant shrubs, trees and flowers, and pull weeds.
- Check sprinklers and perform irrigation activities.
- Water trees, shrubs and lawns.
- May operate equipment such as mowers, trucks, forklifts, skiploaders, and trenchers.
- Operate pick-up trucks, edgers, weed whackers, chain saws, brush trimmers, hand mowers, and
hand tools.
- Assist in the maintenance of other areas by painting and doing custodial work.
- Assist with moving tables, chairs and other furniture.
- Perform maintenance and repair on equipment and tools as required.
- 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
? Skill in operating grounds maintenance equipment
? Skill in both verbal and written communication
? Ability to obtain current Arizona driver's license

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Hazardous chemicals and dangerous machinery
Exposure to extreme weather conditions
PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Prepared: 3/00
Revised: 4/4/12 PSPC TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Lead Groundskeeper PAY GRADE: 40

Lifts, moves, or carries objects weighing up to 80 pounds

REPORTS TO:
Facilities Management Department Manager or Facilities Management Supervisor

EVALUATION:
Classified Personnel Evaluation

SUPERVISES:
N/A
Prepared: 3/00
Revised: 4/4/12 PSPC

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