STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A08

Class No. 8033

GROUNDSKEEPER III

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex (journey-level) grounds and building maintenance work. Work involves maintenance of the appearance of grounds and gardens and the maintenance of and repair of groundskeeping tools, supplies, and equipment. May train others. Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Performs groundskeeping work, such as mowing and trimming grass; and trimming, fertilizing, watering, removing, and planting trees and shrubs.

Performs the removal of dirt, rubbish, and refuse from grounds.

Performs repair and preventive maintenance work on fountains, planters, parking lots, roads, fences, and sidewalks.

Performs the mixing, spraying, or spreading of fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, and trees, using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders.

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

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

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

Assists in installing, maintaining, and performing preventive maintenance on sprinkler systems.

May train others.

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, fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides; 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 and equipment, to detect diseases in plants and grasses, and to train others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require a valid driver's license.


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Revised 9-1-17