Groundskeeper

Full-time
Phipps Neighborhoods
Description

Please note that Phipps Houses and its related entities along with Phipps Neighborhoods, Inc. has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

Grounds Keeper

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintains grounds of Via Verde property and supports events by performing duties that include cutting lawns, trimming and edging, pruning shrubs/trees, removes litter debris and refuse, snow removal from walks and driveways, plants grass, flowers, trees, waters lawns, shrubs, and flower beds, cleans out drainage ditches, establish and maintain a high level of customer service.
  • Mow, water, and fertilize lawns weed and pest control. This involves preparing and applying fertilizers, herbicides, and insecticides on trees, shrubs, and grass.
  • Lawn Maintaining lawns and fields by raking and mowing, usually with power mowers, as well as trimming the grass around walls, pathways, or flowerbeds. Lawn care also involves adding mulch and aerating to promote growth and weeding, grubbing and removing thatch (roots and stems that haven’t decomposed) to keep the area clean and prevent wilting keep shrubbery and trees trimmed
  • Out-door janitorial and maintenance work Keeping the area clean requires collecting and picking up litter, debris and brush from the grounds and parking areas, as well as checking and cleaning out drains and manhole covers. Maintaining the area may require making minor repairs or using carpentry skills to construct flowerbeds or wooden retaining walls. This can also involve installing or making repairs to landscape lighting, gates, fences, walls, and signs.
  • Operating tools and equipment ability to use a variety of hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, hedge and brush trimmers, saws and axes. This may involve making minor repairs on them or replacing them, as needed. Using power equipment, such as lawn mowers, chain saws, electric clippers, pruning saws, sod cutters and snow blowers.
  • Clean all pedestrian surfaces and walls
  • Perform preventative maintenance on indoor and outdoor facilities
  • Consistent and regular attendance is an essential function of this job

Qualifications:

 To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Work Environment & 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. to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds with appropriate equipment and assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

Education and/or Experience                                                   

  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED); one to three months of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

The Phipps Houses Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, citizenship, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Phipps Houses Group of Companies is committed to integrity, excellence, and diversity among its employees.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Qualifications

Skills

Required

Power Tools Intermediate

Self Directed Advanced

Follow Through Intermediate

Behaviors

Required

Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Education

Required

High School Diploma or better.

Experience

Required

•Consistent and regular attendance is an essential function of this job

•Perform preventative maintenance on indoor and outdoor facilities

•Operating tools and equipment ability to use a variety of hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, hedge and brush trimmers, saws and axes. This may involve making minor repairs on them or replacing them, as needed. Using power equipment, such as lawn mowers, chain saws, electric clippers, pruning saws, sod cutters and snow blowers.

•Out-door janitorial and maintenance work Keeping the area clean requires collecting and picking up litter, debris and brush from the grounds and parking areas, as well as checking and cleaning out drains and manhole covers. Maintaining the area may require making minor repairs or using carpentry skills to construct flowerbeds or wooden retaining walls. This can also involve installing or making repairs to landscape lighting, gates, fences, walls, and signs.

•Mow, water, and fertilize lawns weed and pest control. This involves preparing and applying fertilizers, herbicides, and insecticides on trees, shrubs, and grass.