Grounds Worker

Position Number
Facility/Real Property Department
Regular Part-Time
FLSA Status
Minimum Salary
USD $13.00/Hr.
Maximum Salary
USD $14.00/Hr.


A Grounds Worker is responsible for maintaining the appearance and condition of grounds, walkways, and internal roadways.  Responsible for performing a variety of grounds maintenance, gardening, and manual labor duties using a variety of hand and power tools including saws and chain saws, lawnmowers, shovels, various tree pruning equipment, and snow blowers, operate riding lawnmowers, and tree trimming and removal equipment. The activities, tasks, and required equipment and vehicles to operate vary according to the season and individual needs of the program as directed by the Director of Facilities.


Maintains the appearance and conditions of ICL program grounds

  • Cleans grounds by sweeping, raking, shoveling and removing debris, leaves, branches, etc.
  • Clears sites and prepares them for planting by raking, tilling soil, adding mulch and digging.
  • Plants seeds, bushes, trees, etc. using hand or power equipment.
  • Cuts grass using lawnmowers, weed whackers, etc. ; fertilizes and waters grounds; prunes bushes and trees; removes or transplants bushes or trees.
  • Removes dead trees by cutting and splitting logs using chainsaws, sledge hammers and wedges.
  • Loads trucks with debris, logs, dirt, etc. using hand or power equipment.
  • May construct, repair or paint fences.

Maintains roads, walkways and parking lots at State facilities.

  • Breaks up concrete to repair holes using hand or power equipment.
  • Mixes and applies concrete and asphalt for patches.
  • Removes trash and debris from roads, walkways and parking lots by sweeping and shoveling by hand.
  • Removes snow and ice from walkways by shoveling and operating snow removal equipment.
  • Plows roads and parking lots with trucks and tractors.
  • Mixes salt, sand, and calcium for use on walkways and roads and spreads by hand or power equipment.

Maintains lawns and grass fields.

  • Cuts and rakes grass as required.
  • Resods, and repairs damaged areas of fields.
  • Checks the correct operation of water sprinkler systems, and reports deficiencies to higher level staff.
  • May be assigned to apply pesticides or fertilizer in accordance with application regulations.


May perform a variety of manual tasks in support of the building and grounds program.

  • Sets up and removes snow fences and markers at fire hydrants and catch basins.
  • Performs routine building maintenance work and minor maintenance on tools and power machines.
  • Loads and unloads trucks and moves furniture.
  • Shovels, digs ditches, and installs signs.


Perform other duties that may be assigned



Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to perform all the essential tasks listed above with or without reasonable accommodations including the following physical demands:     must be able to lift, push, pull and/or move objects weighing up to 60 pounds and have the ability to bend, kneel, squat, stand and lift heavy objects as needed.


  • Must be able to communicate effectively to obtain and convey information; related experience helpful.


Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Understand the job responsibilities for each day and prepare accordingly. 
  • Carefully load and unload the truck with tools and equipment for the day’s assignment. 
  • Maintain tools and tool inventory. Be sure that all tools return to site at the end of the day
  • Return work order paperwork at the end of each day signed off on with site location name, date, and tool used. 
  • Must wear proper attire at all times. This includes a company logo shirt or jacket, work pants, and boots.
  • Must follow all safety guidelines in the performance of tasks.



This position description is a guide to the critical duties and essential functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands, and work environment conditions. Position descriptions are reviewed and revised to meet the changing needs of the agency at the sole discretion of executive management.


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