Position Details

Title Grounds Person
Supervisor Director of Grounds
FLSA Designation Non-Exempt
Calendar 12 month

General Summary

Grounds Persons are essential personnel, they will work under the direction of the Director of Grounds to carry out all duties required to maintain and enhance the grounds and athletic fields of the campus.

Essential Functions

  • Utilize grounds equipment to carry out day to day maintenance activities
  • Work in a team environment to accomplish improvement projects
  • Install and maintain infrastructure as directed
  • Carry out preventative maintenance and repair of all grounds equipment
  • Apply seed, fertilizer, plant protectants to turf as directed
  • Clean and maintain an organized work environment
  • Work with contractors when necessary to accomplish goals
  • Participate in emergency management activities
  • Work as directed on snow and ice removal efforts to provide safe passage to residents, students, parents, faculty and staff in the event of winter weather
  • Other duties as assigned
  • As "essential personnel", Grounds persons are required to be available in the event of emergency situations that may or may not be related to winter weather, fire, natural disaster or any other property altering circumstance that may be caused by outside agents.

Recommended Employment Qualifications

High School Diploma or Equivalent.

Additional Experience

  • Ability to collaborate with members of the School community
  • Ability to collaborate with team members
  • Ability to find solutions to problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Ability to follow through on instructions in written, verbal, or diagram form.
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Strong work ethic, and ability to work independently

Additional Requirements

  • All McDonogh employees should uphold the School's mission and philosophy, and demonstrate the School's core character values.
  • Must be able to comply with background check, including finger prints, as required by the agency and / or state regulations.
  • Must have required valid licensure to drive assigned vehicles
  • Must have two years of equipment operation experience in a similar work environment, preferably landscaping

Working Conditions

Balancing. Bending. Climbing. Evening, weekend, and Holiday hours may be required. Lifting of at least 50 pounds. Lifting up to 10 pounds. Reaching, grasping. Repetitive tasks. Sitting. Standing. Stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling. Talking, hearing, tasting or smelling. The potential presence of fumes (airborne), toxic, or caustic chemicals. The potential risk for electrical shock. Walking around campus. Working in humid conditions. Working in outside weather conditions. Working near moving mechanical parts. Working with moderate to loud noise levels.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter, resume, and letters of reference to Mark Ross at hiring+p40@mcdonogh.org. Any questions you may have regarding this position can also be directed to Janet Graham, Human Resources Manager at 443-544-7060 or jgraham@mcdonogh.org.

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