Job: Groundskeeper: Full-time

Title Groundskeeper: Full-time
Categories Sisters of Saint Francis
Location Colorado Springs 80919
Job Information

Key Duties & Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Facilities Department leadership, perform various grounds keeping activities to include lawn care, snow removal, maintenance of trees, shrubs, flowers, and sprinkler systems.  Assist in grounds maintenance campus-wide.

Operational Excellence:  Cut lawns, trim and edge around walks, flower beds, and walls. Prune shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth or remove damaged leaves, branches, or twigs. Spray lawn, shrubs, and trees with fertilizer, herbicides, and insecticides. Rake and bag leaves. Clean grounds and remove litter. Plant and water grass, flowers, trees, and shrubs. Maintain sprinkler system including time clocks repair/replacement of sprinkler heads. Repair fences, gates, walls, walks and sign posts. Paint fences and outbuildings, parking lot lines, speed bumps, curbing, etc. Clean out drainage ditches and culverts. Assists with set up and break down of campus events to include holiday decorating.

People: Perform varied security duties to ensure a safe environment for all employees, residents, sisters and guests.  Perform snow removal duties as assigned, clearing walks and roads campus wide. Assist in funeral activities including the digging of graves. Make supply runs as needed. Assist with auto care campus wide, including car washing, gassing, and minor repairs as needed.

Quality: Maintain equipment in an operable condition at all times. Necessary repairs will be reported to the Facilities Director. Sharpen tools such as weed cutters, edging tools, shears, and chain saw blades.

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must be able to lift up to 100 lbs. on a regular basis. At least 2 years of basic grounds keeping experience required. Knowledge of garden and flower bed maintenance required. Must be at least 18 years old and maintain a valid driver’s license.  High school diploma or GED, related experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Schedule:  Typical work schedule is Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Weekend or early morning work may be required as weather or events dictate.

Benefits:  We offer excellent benefits, competitive wages, excellent insurance plans: medical, dental, short/long term disability and life insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO), Personal Time, Sick Leave, 401(k) with up to 4% employer match.

While we thank all those who apply, only those being actively considered for employment will be contacted.

Sisters of St. Francis is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer and provides reasonable accommodations consistent with its legal obligations.  

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