Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices

  • Seasonal Groundskeeper

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    The Groundskeeper provides lawn, tree and shrub care, snow removal,and other services 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.


    1. Maintains residents rights and confidentiality.
    2. Interacts positively with residents, family members, visitors, and other employees under a variety of conditions and circumstances.
    3. Mows grass using hand propelled or riding mowers. Weedeats around obstacles, edges sidewalks and blows debris from paved areas. 
    4. Operate large tractors, backhoes, forklifts, skid steer, pick up truck, dump truck and other heavy equipment.
    5. Removes litter from grounds, roadways and parking lots. Assists in garbage collection as well as recycling.
    6. Trim plants, transplants, waters and fertilizes shrubs, trees and flowers.
    7. Assists in maintaining and patching roadways, parking lots and sidewalks.
    8. Applies pesticides.
    9. Responsible for snow removal on streets, parking lots, and side walks.
    10. Spread salt using automatic spreaders or by hand.
    11. 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.


    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: Preferred, but will train.

    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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