City of Meridian

33 E. Broadway Ave
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Seasonal Groundskeeper

City of Meridian
Meridian, ID Full time
Posted on May 16, 2018

Employer:           City of Meridian

Location:              Meridian, Idaho

Job Title:              Seasonal Groundskeeper-Temporary

Department:      Parks & Recreation

Reports to:         Parks Foreperson

Open Date:         January 08, 2018

Close Date:         Open Until Filled

Hiring Salary:      $10.00-$13.00 per hour, DOE


Contact Information:      Crystal Ritchie, Human Resources Manager




Job Summary:  

Seasonal Groundskeepers perform routine maintenance and construction in all aspects of Parks and Recreation facilities in one or all of the following areas – horticulture, pathway maintenance, irrigation, janitorial, shelter preparation, mow crew, softball field preparation, or infrastructure. Duties often require work on weekends and/or evenings under adverse weather conditions. Duties require work be completed courteously, safely and efficiently. Incumbent will work under the supervision of the Parks Foreperson or designated supervisor who issues written or oral work orders.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Assist under general direction with turf and plant care including but not limited to: mowing, edging, pruning, and weed control;

Assist under general direction with Irrigation monitoring, adjustments and repairs;

Assist under general direction with pathway maintenance, mowing, and weed control within easements or city property;

Perform shelter and grounds reservation preparation and general site cleanup;

Special event staffing including after hours and on weekends;

Trash collection, disposal, and janitorial duties;

Operation and maintenance of light equipment;

Assist under general direction with building and amenity maintenance including but not limited to: cleaning, sanding, and painting;

Available to work weekends and evenings as part of shift or for special events as needed;

Other Duties & Responsibilities:

Maintenance and inventory of tools and machinery utilized in the course of daily assignments;

Must be available for weekend, evening and overtime work;

Performs other tasks as assigned or needed;


Job Specification:

General knowledge and skill in the use of hand tools and lawn maintenance equipment;

Possession of a valid State of Idaho Driver’s License;

Physically fit and able to work out of doors for extended periods in adverse weather conditions;

Attitude of cooperation and maintain effective working relationships with others;

Understand and execute oral and written instructions;

Perform all essential duties of the position in a timely and professional manner;

Integrity, in the performance of assigned tasks and working with others;

Effective communication and efficiency of interdepartmental operations;

Ability to complete written timesheets, then manually input into PC based time tracker;


Tools and Equipment Used:

Pick up truck, mowing equipment, ball field groomer and utility vehicles;

String trimmer, backpack blower, edger, push mower, pneumatic, power, and hand tools;



Possession of valid State of Idaho driver’s license and safe driving record;

Preferred, Idaho Professional Applicator License with herbicide and or pesticide endorsements;


Work Environment & Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near maintenance equipment and in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is typically loud;

Occasionally may be exposed to hot, humid, and cold conditions;

Frequently requires driving a motor vehicle or maintenance equipment;

Occasionally requires lifting and moving up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves more than 100 pounds;


Travel Requirements:

Drives a City motor vehicle;

Tows trailers and equipment;




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