Institute for Community Living, Inc. Grounds Worker-Laborer RP555520 in Brooklyn, New York
A Grounds Worker is responsible for maintaining the appearance and condition of grounds, walkways, and internal roadways. Responsible for performing a variety of grounds maintenance, gardening, and manual labor duties using a variety of hand and power tools including saws and chain saws, lawnmowers, shovels, various tree pruning equipment, and snow blowers, operate riding lawnmowers, and tree trimming and removal equipment. The activities, tasks, and required equipment and vehicles to operate vary according to the season and individual needs of the program as directed by the Director of Facilities.
Maintains the appearance and conditions of ICL program grounds
Cleans grounds by sweeping, raking, shoveling and removing debris, leaves, branches, etc.
Clears sites and prepares them for planting by raking, tilling soil, adding mulch and digging.
Plants seeds, bushes, trees, etc. using hand or power equipment.
Cuts grass using lawnmowers, weed whackers, etc. ; fertilizes and waters grounds; prunes bushes and trees; removes or transplants bushes or trees.
Removes dead trees by cutting and splitting logs using chainsaws, sledge hammers and wedges.
Loads trucks with debris, logs, dirt, etc. using hand or power equipment.
May construct, repair or paint fences.
Maintains roads, walkways and parking lots at ICL facilities.
Breaks up concrete to repair holes using hand or power equipment.
Mixes and applies concrete and asphalt for patches.
Removes trash and debris from roads, walkways and parking lots by sweeping and shoveling by hand.
Removes snow and ice from walkways by shoveling and operating snow removal equipment.
May plow roads and parking lots with snow removal equipment.
Mixes salt, sand, and calcium for use on walkways and roads and spreads by hand or power equipment.
Maintains lawns and grass fields.
Cuts and rakes grass as required.
Resods, and repairs damaged areas of lawns.
Checks the correct operation of water sprinkler systems, and reports deficiencies to higher level staff.
May be assigned to apply pesticides or fertilizer in accordance with application regulations.
May perform a variety of manual tasks in support of the building and grounds program.
Sets up and removes snow fences and markers at fire hydrants and catch basins.
Performs routine building maintenance work and minor maintenance on tools and power machines.
Loads and unloads trucks and moves furniture. Shovels, digs ditches, and installs signs.
Must have the ability to perform all the essential tasks listed above with or without reasonable accommodations including the following physical demands: must be able to lift, push, pull and/or move objects weighing up to 60 pounds and have the ability to bend, kneel, squat, stand and lift heavy objects as needed
Must be able to communicate effectively to obtain and convey information; related experience helpful