STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A06

Class No. 8032

GROUNDSKEEPER II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs moderately complex (journey-level) grounds and building maintenance work. Work involves caring for and maintaining the appearance of grounds and gardens and maintaining and repairing groundskeeping tools, supplies, and equipment. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Mows and trims grass; and trims, fertilizes, waters, removes, and plants trees and shrubs.

Operates powered equipment such as mowers, tractors, chain saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, and pruning shears.

Removes dirt, rubbish, and refuse from grounds.

Services, repairs, and conducts preventive maintenance on groundskeeping equipment.

Drives trucks and hauls materials, supplies, dirt, and office furniture.

Mixes, sprays, or spreads fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, and trees, using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders.

Performs landscaping work.

Assists in the upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, planters, or other grounds features.

May assist in installing or repairing sprinkler systems.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in groundskeeping work. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the planting and care of trees, shrubbery, flowers, and grass; of pesticides and fertilizers; and of hand and power tools and equipment.

Skill in the use of groundskeeping hand tools and equipment, in the operation of motorized and gas-operated equipment, and in the maintenance and repair of sidewalks and parking lots.

Ability to maintain and care for hand and power tools.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require a valid driver's license.


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