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Groundskeeper

Florence, South Carolina

Groundskeeper

Tracking Code
20191828
Job Description

Performs semi-skilled work in the maintenance, care, and modification of hospital grounds and

landscapes which includes the operation of electrically-powered and gasoline-powered grounds keeping

equipment and machines, and the use of small hand and power tools or equipment in planting, cultivating,

and trimming grounds and landscaping.

* Performs tasks common to the care of grounds and landscapes by seeding, watering, mulching, fertilizing,

weeding, and applying chemicals to outside plantings, lawns and turf, as well as inspecting plant materials

for insects, disease, physical and mechanical damage and identifying replacements; transplanting,

pruning, trimming, and cultivating trees, shrubs, ground cover, and flowers.

* Performs regular and directed grounds and landscape maintenance by mowing lawns with riding or push

mowers; trimming and edging around trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers, sidewalks and buildings;

weeding, thinning and cleaning flower beds and other grounds by hand or utilizing proper tools and

equipment; and setting up, adjusting, repairing, and cleaning irrigation systems.

* Removes unsightly trash and debris from public areas by regularly inspecting grounds, drains, manhole

covers, etc., for debris; raking, sweeping and bagging leaves, debris, dirt and trash from streets, sidewalks,

and parking lots, and transporting the trash to designated central collection points on a daily basis.

* Safely operates light vehicles such as pick-up trucks, tractors, street sweepers, riding mowers, and

portable power tools and equipment such as saws, grass trimmers, snow/leaf blowers, sprayers, paint

machines and other groundskeeping equipment by obeying applicable traffic laws and following operator

instructions, and wearing appropriate safety items such as goggles, gloves, or other appropriate protective

clothing.

* Performs routine maintenance on groundskeeping equipment and tools, makes minor repairs (within

demonstrated capability) as directed.

* Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, and streamline work

processes.

* Works cooperatively and jointly with others to provide quality seamless customer service.

* Reports completed and ongoing tasks to Supervisor on daily or otherwise prescribed basis.

* Requires the ability to access facilities and areas which may only be accessible by climbing stairs or by

climbing ladders to a height of 15 feet (e.g., for tree trimming).

* Requires the ability to move throughout assigned areas, as the work is performed primarily out-of-doors,

year round.

* Employees in this job title are designated as essential employees and must report to work as scheduled

when facilities or medical offices buildings are closed due or impacted by severe weather.

* Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills

to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

* Contributes to the overall success of the Grounds Department by performing all other related duties as assigned. * Performs job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description

Work Schedule:80 hours bi-weekly

Qualifications/Training:

* One (1) year of experience in landscape maintenance or related work.

Licenses/Certifications/Registrations/Education

* Acceptable, valid state driver’s license

* A minimum of a high school diploma or the equivalent is required.

Job Location
Florence, South Carolina, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
Position Type Details
Full-Time
Physical Address
McLeod Tower, 555 East Cheves Street

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