JobID 12064 : Groundskeeper (#1981818)

Job | Posted 3 months ago
Job Type


Position: Groundskeeper

Reports To: Grounds Foreman

Salary Schedule / Grade: $12.95

F.L.S.A Status: Non-Exempt





The Groundskeeper will maintain lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, stair paths, retaining walls and turf. The Groundskeeper will employ insecticides, chemical sprays, fertilizers and mulches to optimize condition of greenery. You will keep grounds free from trash, litter, debris, weeds, plant diseases and harmful insects. You will maintain equipment and supplies, and order as needed. To be successful in this role you will need to ensure grounds are pleasant—both visually and operatively—at all times, while maintaining equipment. Top candidates are hard-working, meticulous and patient. 



(Incumbent performs a majority of the following duties)


The Dayton Way

  • Support and maintain the District’s core principles in the areas of professionalism, culture, and customer service.  Demonstrate courage, compassion, patience, and a passion for grounds maintenance in daily activities.

  • Meet the challenges of maintaining visually pleasing grounds year round.

  • Keep accurate records of services performed, routine preventive maintenance care and safety checks.

  • Collaborate and engage effectively with colleagues and supervisor to ensure grounds are effectively being maintained to District’s standards.


Specific Duties

  • Planting shrubs, trees, seed and fertilize lawns as directed, prepare flowerbeds for planting and areas for seeding, sod and sowing of grass seed.

  • Trimming trees and shrubs; mowing grass and performing other landscaping tasks.

  • Equipment operation as related to assigned tasks.

  • Spraying insecticides and pesticides, as directed.

  • Performing preventive maintenance, adjustments and repairs on grounds equipment.

  • Maintaining record of performed services.

  • Performing equipment safety checks.

  • Cleaning up storm or weather related damages, as directed.

  • Salt spreading and/or snow removal.

  • Ability to work outside exposed to variable weather conditions and skin irritants (i.e. poison ivy, poison oak, etc.).

  • Assisting in preventative maintenance district-wide as directed.

  • Performing other assigned duties, as requested.




Core Values

  • D – Dependability = attendance, response time, completion

  • I   – Integrity = honesty, being loyal to the absent, ethical decision-making

  • C – Collaboration = seeking out teamwork, building bridges

  • C – Compassion = showing concern, seeking to understand, being kind

  • E – Excellence = being professional, achieving goals, stretching ourselves



  • Coping with Stress = think critically and solve problems in difficult situations; capable of handling interruptions effectively

  • Interpersonal Skills = successfully interact and engage with students, families, colleagues, administrators, and others; enjoy working with children

  • Adaptability and Flexibility = willingness to change methods and approaches as appropriate





  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S

  • Valid Driver’s License.



  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.

  • Must possess a Class B CDL license or acquire one within probationary period.

  • Must possess insecticide and pesticide license within 1 year from date of hire.


Knowledge & Experience

  • Mechanical aptitude.

  • Knowledge of the type of oils and lubricants used in different equipment.

  • Skill in lubricating equipment.

  • Working knowledge of tractors, mowers, and other mechanical equipment. 

  • Ability to operate required equipment. 

  • Ability to carry out written and oral instructions.

  • Skill in use of hand tools. 

  • Some knowledge of insecticides, fungicides, pesticides and fertilizers.

  • Physical strength and agility sufficient to perform strenuous manual labor under varying conditions. Must be able to lift 80 lbs.



  • Physical attributes include walking, standing, bending, reaching, stacking, and/or carrying items.

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 80 pounds. 



  • Work in this classification involves responsibility for performing a variety of tasks to insure proper care and upkeep of building grounds, special purpose equipment used in or installed, and grounds keeping.

Posted By

Dayton Public Schools

115 S Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402-1812
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$20,190 (USD)

State Average: $13,686 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 3%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 16.87

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 294