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Groundskeeper Lead Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Leads Groundskeepers in the maintenance of grounds and grounds construction activities. Working conditions include dirty environment, extreme temperatures, lifts or carries heavy objects.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is second in a series of five classifications. This classification typically reports to the Grounds Crew Chief.

Examples of Duties:

  • Coordinates the activities of subordinates.
  • Coordinates and assigns work to Groundskeepers in the maintenance of shrubs, trees, lawns, planting areas, sprinkler systems, and area watering lines.
  • Trains and assists in providing orientation to new employees.
  • Inspects work of personnel and recommends corrective measures to meet established standards.
  • Maintains labor and cost records and requisitions materials, supplies, and equipment as required.
  • Operates large power and field mowers, hand tools, and large vehicles associated with ground maintenance and landscaping activities.
  • Schedules and coordinates irrigation and watering activities as required in assigned area.
  • Trims and prunes a variety of trees and shrubs as required.
  • Shovels and removes snow and ice from designated areas such as roofs, sidewalks, and entryways as required.
  • Performs minor maintenance and repair on equipment and tools as required.
  • May operate various snow removal equipment and garbage trucks.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of equipment, tools, and procedures of grounds construction and care.
  • Knowledge of fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides used in grounds care and gardening.
  • Skill in operating grounds maintenance and grounds construction equipment and tools.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in coordinating the work activities of self and others.

Minimum Qualifications:

Two years of grounds maintenance experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. Some positions in this classification may be required to obtain a current Type D Arizona driver's license upon employment.


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