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General Maintenance Groundskeeper

Job Title:

General Maintenance Groundskeeper

Grade Level/Terms of Employment:

108/260 Days (12 months)

FLSA Status:


Work Location:


Immediate Supervisor:

Lead Equipment Operator

General Description:
The general maintenance groundskeeper helps ensure that all RPS buildings’ and schools’ grounds are appropriately maintained throughout the year to both increase the longevity of the property and athletic facilities/fields, and to ensure that RPS buildings and grounds are an aesthetically pleasing part of the community.

Essential Duties:

·         Completes grounds work to include grass cutting, trimming, weed pulling/spraying, removal of large weeds and bushes, tree pruning, and shrub trimming

·         Ensures athletic fields and facilities are maintained including mowing fields, seeding and aerating the surface of fields, and determining and watering solutions

·         Maintains synthetic athletic surfaces to include repairing compactions and reinforcing seams for safety

·         Grades roadways, applying gravel as needed, and grades the riding rings

·         Removes trash or debris from grounds

·         Provides assistance for athletic events including marking athletic fields for games and setting up goals

·         Provides assistance in preparation for school-based events which include use of outdoor spaces

·         Performs preventative maintenance on equipment and minor carpentry work

·         Performs other duties as assigned


·         High School Diploma or GED

·         Minimum of two years grounds maintenance experience

·         Capable of operating various pieces of grounds equipment

·         Ability to work well as part of a team within the Facilities Department, as well as with school administrators

·         Ability to work in an independent, unsupervised atmosphere

·         Possess strong communication skills

·         Ability to spend several hours daily standing, kneeling, bending, walking, and climbing

·         Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds or more

·         Ability to work outdoors to include exposure to hot/cold, wet/humid weather conditions and dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noise