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 Senior Groundskeeper - Wentzville, Missouri, United States

Job information
Posted by: City Of Wentzville 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Service/Skilled - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 7xAVVyZw1nMMRWPCV9tHi8DAe0XxgP / Latpro-3785401 
Date posted: Apr-13-2021
State, Zip: Missouri, 63385


Senior Groundskeeper

Salary: $14.92 - $15.77 Hourly

Location: 968 Meyer Rd., Wentzville

Job Type: Part-time


Job Number: 00586

Closing: 4/30/2021 5:00 PM Central


The Wentzville Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a hardworking, dependable individual to join our team. As a Senior Groundskeeper, you will play a key role in keeping our City looking its best by leading a small crew of part-time and seasonal workers performing a wide variety of tasks.  You and your team will ensure our parks, athletic fields and landscaping are properly cared for and maintained. Successful candidates will be able to work a flexible schedule that may include nights, weekends and holidays. If you enjoy working outdoors in a fast paced environment then don’t miss this opportunity to join an amazing TEAM!

Performs a variety of semi-skilled horticultural duties in the construction, maintenance, and repair of landscape areas at public parks, public buildings, streetscapes, athletic fields, and related facilities. Serves as leader for a small crew of part-time and seasonal workers. 

Essential & Ancillary Job Duties

Essential Job Duties

  • Lead a crew of groundskeepers in the maintenance of grounds and landscaping.
  • Lead and perform groundskeeping activities such as seeding; fertilizing; spraying; mowing; trimming; installing sod; applying herbicides; preparing and planting flowers, shrub beds and trees; pulling weeds; watering plants; trimming trees and shrubs; raking leaves; and picking up litter.
  • Prepare and treat soil for planting, spade and fertilize flower beds, and assist in keeping assigned areas free from pests, weeds, debris, and plant diseases.
  • Maintain tree nursery and/or greenhouse including weeding, irrigation, and pesticide application.
  • Assist in the monitoring, recognition, and treatment of plant pests, fungi, and other diseases related to sod and landscaped areas including the application of pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides, in accordance with established procedures.
  • Maintain records on plant installation, fertilization, watering, irrigation, and maintenance of landscaping beds, lawns and other assigned areas.
  • Perform a wide variety of general grounds and facility maintenance work on equipment, buildings, and grounds including raking leaves, cleaning walkways, and removing debris.
  • Assist in all establishment and maintenance aspects of native restoration areas including prairies, bioswales, and shoreline.
  • Clean landscaped areas and related items (e.g. storm drains, water features, green space etc.) for the purpose of preventing flooding, eliminating hazards, and removing trash.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance on equipment and hand and power tools.
  • Respond to immediate safety and/or operational concerns (e.g. facility damage, vandalism, alarm activation, etc.) for the purpose of taking appropriate action or notifying appropriate staff for resolution.

Ancillary Job Duties

  • Assist other departments and respond to inquiries from the general public as the need arises.
  • Remove snow for the purpose of ensuring parking lots and sidewalks are safe for vehicles and people.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications & Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Job Qualifications – Education, experience and training that are required or desirable in order to effectively perform the job at the time of hire.  An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.  Additional requirements and/or substitutions may be requested and require the approval of HR.

  • High school diploma or equivalent desired.
  • Minimum of one year of experience with groundskeeping or landscaping required.
  • Valid driver's license required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.

  • Knowledge of cleaning, maintenance, and gardening methods, materials, and equipment.
  • Ability to safely and efficiently operate motorized equipment such as push and riding mowers, utility vehicles, and golf carts.
  • Ability to properly use hand tools such as hammers, wrenches, picks, shovels, spades, rakes, loppers, saws, or similar tools.
  • Knowledge of irrigation techniques using sprinklers, hoses, and flooding methods.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate orally with co-workers and the general public in a one-to-one setting.
  • Must have strong mechanical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision and use independent judgment.
  • Ability to judge distances accurately and to read and interpret maps, manuals, and schematics.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential job duty.

Work Environment & Physical Abilities

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the duties of this job.

  • Primarily an outdoor work environment; frequently exposed to inclement weather conditions.
  • Frequently required to work around heavy machinery, excessive noise, and work in confined spaces and at high elevations.
  • Occasional exposure to dust, hazardous chemicals, accidental cuts, needles, and other potentially infectious materials and environmental toxins may be expected when removing trash and debris.

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

  • Manual labor including lifting and carrying heavy objects weighing up to 75 pounds is expected. 
  • Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch or bend; reach with hands and arms; use hands to handle objects, tools or controls; stand; and walk. Occasionally required to sit as well as climb or balance.
  • Must be able to speak and hear clearly.
  • Must be able to operate mechanical equipment.
  • Must have clarity of vision and the ability to adjust focus, judge distance and spatial relationships, identify and distinguish colors.
  • Must have finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination in order to work on related equipment.

Agency: City of Wentzville

Address: 1001 Schroeder Creek Blvd, Wentzville, Missouri, 63385

Phone: 636-639-2190, 636-639-2007


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