Groundskeeper I (1540)

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


The Groundskeeper performs grounds maintenance, including planting, mulching, weeding, and removal of litter. They also engage in snow and ice removal, campus clean up, hardscape maintenance, and operates small grounds equipment. The Groundskeeper typically works within assigned zone. However, the incumbent may be assigned to assist with work within and outside unit. Incumbent may be requested to serve on various department and/or university committees.

Work Environment
  • Must be available for weekend and overtime work as scheduled or needed for snow removal and other assigned work
  • Serves as an essential employee on the winter weather emergency team

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
  • 40-Nonexempt
  • Associate B

Required Education and Experience
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience
  • 2 years’ landscape maintenance experience

Preferred Education and Experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent or completion of an approved vocational program
  • Some post-secondary horticultural courses
  • Ability to obtain pesticide certification
  • Knowledge of proper planting and pruning techniques for trees, shrubs, and flowers
  • Knowledge of most common plant names and where to find information about those of which they are not familiar
  • Knowledge of horticulture maintenance practices, measuring, and calculations as related to grounds care

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Knowledge of work methods, equipment, and procedures to assure health and safety standards and precautions are applied to work performed
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check

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