Under general supervision, supervises groundskeepers performing manual
labor duties in the maintenance of grounds and facilities.
1. Determines work priorities, plans, schedules, assigns and reviews
work; trains subordinate personnel.
2. Supervises grounds maintenance activities including cultivating,
planting, watering, fertilizing, weeding, mowing and/or pruning
lawns, gardens, shrubs, and trees.
3. Directs the removal of trash and debris from assigned areas.
4. Supervises and performs the removal of snow and ice from assigned
areas using hand and power snow removal equipment. Spreads salt,
sand and de-icers to prevent slipping.
5. Prepares and maintains written reports and records.
6. Ensures adequate supplies, materials and equipment are maintained
7. Ensures the operational readiness and safety of equipment such as
mowers, tillers, sweepers, snow blowers, edgers, shovels, and
small vehicles. Performs routine assembly, cleaning and
maintenance of equipment as needed.
8. Assists in the maintenance of outdoor fields and athletic
9. Performs and demonstrates procedures for measuring, mixing, and
applying fertilizer, herbicides, pesticides, and other chemicals
10. Performs groundskeeper duties as required.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EXPERIENCE: Three years in groundskeeping in a lead or supervisory
General knowledge of grounds maintenance practices; of the methods and
techniques for cultivating, planting, mowing, and caring for lawns,
gardens, shrubs, and trees; of procedures for mixing and applying
pesticides and other chemicals. Thorough knowledge of and skill in the
operation and proper care of assigned hand and power tools and
equipment. Skill in organizing and coordinating the grounds
maintenance work; in providing guidance and instruction to
groundskeepers. Ability to read, write, and perform arithmetic
calculations; to follow oral and written instructions; communicate
effectively; to supervise and train groundskeepers; to operate and
perform minor maintenance on assigned hand and power tools and
equipment; to perform work in, on, around, under and over trees,
shrubs, buildings and facilities; to work at heights up to 35 feet; to
perform physical work requiring bending, stooping, reaching, carrying,
and frequent heavy lifting; to work in adverse weather conditions; to
wear and work in personal protective equipment.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Valid Maryland Noncommercial Class C or equivalent driver's licence
may be required. Certification by the State of Maryland as a
pesticides and/or herbicides applicator may be required. Candidates
selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or
medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.