JobID 5444 : Groundsworker, 8 hrs/day (1.0 FTE), Full Time, Perm (#1610435)

Job | Posted 12 days ago

Groundsworker, 8 hrs/day (1.0 FTE), Full Time, Permanent

*Pre-placement physical exam and drug screening is required*

Responsible for using a variety of tools, equipment, and treatments to maintain grounds including planting, cultivating, spraying, pruning, and cutting plants, trees, shrubs, grass, and flowers.  Responsible for determining the care and treatment necessary to maintain grounds in good condition.


Initial wage placement according to NCSD/OSEA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

JOB GROUP Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8
E 16.54 17.38 18.23 19.15 20.11 21.12 22.18 23.29

**Final rate and/or number of work days for 2019-2020 are subject to bargaining**
Based on the above wage schedule, the District will pay the employee's 6% contribution to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), upon eligibility. 

Retirement Plan Contributions
We are a Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS) employer. PERS allows employees to contribute 6% of their salary to their Individual Account Program (IAP). However, WE make the 6% contribution to our employee's IAP account for them. This means no money is taken out of our employees paychecks but they are still getting 6% of their salary contributed to their retirement IAP account. In addition, we make a contribution to our employees PERS OPSRP Pension Plan.




Incumbents must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent. 
  • Two years of successful experience as a grounds worker.
  • Initiative and ability to work with minimal direction; sound judgment and decision making capabilities are essential.
  • Ability to operate power and heavy equipment and maintain lift certification.
  • Ability to tie down equipment, and tow trailers.  Experience in loading and unloading power and heavy equipment.
  • Knowledge of lawn, tree and shrub care.
  • Must possess a driver’s license and a safe driving record and be able and willing to operate district owned vehicles.  May be required to possess or obtain a Commercial Driver’s License.

  • Substantive training and/or experience in care and maintenance of plants, trees, flowers, and shrubs.
  • Training and/or certification in pesticide application.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (depending on specific assignment): 
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  1. Cutting lawns including trimming and edging.
  2. Pruning shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth.
  3. Removing trash, damaged plants, grass, leaves, and branches.
  4. Spraying lawns, plants, shrubs, and trees with fertilizer, herbicides, and pesticides.
  5. Conditions and prepares soils and transplants or plants seeds, seedlings, or bulbs according to instructions and planned design of the landscaped area.
  6. Waters lawns, shrubs, and flowers.
  7. Maintains paths and walkways.
  8. Performs preventative maintenance, maintenance and makes minor repairs on power equipment and hand tools.
  9. Maintains or assists in maintaining athletic fields including mowing, raking, lining, leveling, repairing, etc.
  10. Performs required routine maintenance on athletic fields including grooming, sweeping, and blowing.
  11. Operates such equipment as tractors, mowers and gang mowers, trimmers, blowers, sweeper, lime or fertilizer spreaders, lawn roller, and snow removal equipment.
  12. Performs requested work order repair to include, but not limited to fencing, play structures, signs, etc.
  13. Operates district vehicles and trucks to transport equipment and materials.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Please refer to the job descriptions for more detailed information.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace. 
North Clackamas School District policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preferences as required by law. 

The North Clackamas School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups such as the Boy Scouts. The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Title IX Coordinator, 12400 SE Freeman Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222, 503.353.6128. 

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North Clackamas School District 12

12400 SE Freeman Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$10,665 (USD)

State Average: $11,490 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 19.82

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 297