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Hillside Family of Agencies Groundskeeper in Rochester, New York

The Groundskeeper performs various groundskeeping assignments pertaining to the general upkeep of all properties including grounds, equipment, buildings, and curb appeal. With competitive benefits, generous PTO, 403(b), you’ll be impressed with all Hillside has to offer!

This is a Monday - Friday, full-time, 40 hours/week position. Regular hours are 7:00am - 3:00pm. Projects, seasonal, and weather-related situations and influences will effect schedule.

Essential Job functions

  • Check grounds daily for trash and debris, gather and remove to ensure a clean environment.

  • Shovel and plow snow from walkways, driveways, and/or parking lots, and spread salt in those areas. Use hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws, hedge or brush trimmers, and/or axes.

  • Operate vehicles and/or powered equipment, such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle trailers, snow blowers, chainsaws, electric clippers, sod cutters, and/or pruning saws.

  • Water lawns, trees, and/or plants, using portable sprinkler systems, hoses, or watering cans.

  • Prune or trim trees, shrubs, or hedges, using shears, pruners, or chain saws.

  • Provide proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, planters, or other grounds features.

  • Care for established lawns by mulching, aerating, weeding, grubbing, removing thatch, or trimming or edging around flower beds, walks, or walls.

  • Trim or pick flowers and clean flower beds.

  • Attach wires from planted trees to support stakes.

  • Plant seeds, bulbs, foliage, flowering plants, grass, ground covers, trees, or shrubs, and apply mulch for protection, using gardening tools.

  • Mow or edge lawns, using power mowers or edgers.

  • Rake, mulch, and compost leaves.

  • Power wash sidewalks and entrances, as necessary.

  • Repair both sidewalks and potholes as necessary.

  • Assist the Groundskeeper Supervisor with hanging and displaying holiday decorations and banners.

  • Maintain or repair tools, equipment, or structures, such as buildings, fences, or benches, using hand or power tools.

  • Open and close pool facilities at the start and end of the season.

  • Perform interior work as needed including, but not limited to, painting, filter changes, and light maintenance.

  • Respond to all emergencies as needed.

  • This job description is not exhaustive. Employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • High School diploma or GED or equivalent experience.

  • 1 + years of experience in related field.

Special Requirements:

  • Unrestricted, valid NYS driver’s license with a clean driving record and minimum insurance coverage that meets agency standards.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

In addition to demonstrating the Hillside Professional Competencies of Communicates Effectively, Personal Excellence, Cultural Competence, Builds and Leverages Relationships, Optimizes Decision Making, Builds Talent and Engagement, Manages Change, Fosters Accountability and Results, the following occupational competencies must be demonstrated:

  • Perform work in a manner that ensures safety of self and others

  • Must demonstrate an ability to balance multiple tasks while maintaining effective customer service

  • Must maintain a flexible availability in order to meet organizational needs

  • Demonstrate self-motivation and is open to change as organizational needs change

  • Good problem solving skills

  • Proficiency with understanding written and verbal instructions, converting instructions into tasks and completing tasks must be demonstrated on the job

  • Proficiency with office productivity programs and software, organization skills, tact and priority setting must be demonstrated on the job

  • Proficiency with office correspondence including email and internet must be demonstrated on the job

  • Compliance with all regulatory requirements and Hillside Family of Agency rules and expectations must be demonstrated on the job

  • Proficiency with software applications, accurate data entry and the ability to learn new applications must be demonstrated on the job

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to work a variable scheduling including evenings and weekends

  • The following physical demands are required:

  • Occasional sitting (up to 4 hours)

  • Occasional standing (up to 8 hour)

  • Occasional walking (up to 4 hours)

  • Occasional driving (up to 4 hours)

  • Continuous balancing (up to 8 hours)

  • Occasional balancing, bending, stooping, climbing, kneeling, pushing, pulling, reaching forward or down, reaching overhead, running, and twisting (up to 8 hours)

  • Weekly lifting up to 50 lbs. (community-based staff may be required to lift an empty wheelchair weighing up to 50 lbs.), 10-15 lbs. on a daily basis

  • Weekly carrying up to 55 lbs. approximately 10-100 ft., 10-15 lbs. on a daily basis

  • Manual dexterity is required, including the frequent ability to grasp in both hands and continuous use of fine manipulation skills in both hands (approximately 1-2.5 hrs.)

  • Occasional exposure to dust, fumes, gases or chemicals is apparent.

  • Protective clothing or equipment required: Close toed shoes; Protective Shields, Universal Precaution PPE

  • Ability to change positions as needed

    $17.50 Minimum Rate per hour, $25.02 Maximum Rate per hour, based on experience.

Hillside is committed to equal opportunities for all, supporting a diverse workforce, creating great opportunities for our Agency, our people, and to those whom we serve. We offer a competitive benefits package to include very generous paid time off, comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending account, 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer match, paid holidays, and Employee Assistance Plan, just to name a few of the amazing benefits at Hillside! You’ll be working with great people and great clientele where you can truly make a difference. Apply online, get on board, and grow you career with us. You’ll be so glad you did!

EOE/AA Disability/Veteran

Requisition ID: 1731