Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices

  • Groundskeeper

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    US-OH-St. Marys
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    Groundskeeper | Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices


    To provide lawn, tree and shrub care, snow removal, garbage collection and disposal, and recycling collection for the community.  This position exists in order to enhance the lives and nurture the growth of older persons by providing high quality service in a cheerful, timely manner and by communicating, coordinating, and cooperating with others to attain goals.



    Groundskeeper | Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices

    • Maintains resident’s rights and confidentiality.
    •  Interacts positively with residents, family members, visitors, and other employees under a variety of conditions and circumstances.
    • Mows grass using hand propelled or riding mowers.  Weed eats around obstacles, edges sidewalks and blows debris from paved areas. 
    • Trims shrubs and trees.
    • Oversees removal of trees within our Capabilities.
    • Operate and maintain large tractors, backhoes, bucket truck, forklifts, garbage truck and other heavy equipment.
    • Removes litter from grounds, roadways and parking lots.  Assists in garbage collection as well as recycling.
    • Plants, transplants, waters and fertilizes shrubs, trees and flowers.
    • Assists in maintaining and repairing roadways, parking lots and sidewalks.
    • Applies pesticides.
    • Removes snow using power equipment such as plows, snow blowers and rotating brushes or manually with shovels.
    • Spread salt using automatic spreaders or by hand.
    • Provides routine maintenance to power equipment including, but not limited to, checking fluid levels, changing oil, sharpen blades, change spark plugs, and mix gas and oil as required.




    Groundskeeper | Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices


    Education: High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
    Licensure/Certification: Valid Ohio driver’s license for turf.  CDL preferred. Certified Groundskeeper as defined by PGMS.  Pesticide License preferred.
    Experience: Four (4) years in a plant maintenance related occupation
    Knowledge/Aptitude: Must be able to read and write English and comply with warnings and directions found on Pesticide Packaging.
    Skills: Must be able to safely operate a wide variety of lawn care equipment.  Must be able to operate a manual shift transmission.



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