• Groundskeepers

    Job Type

    The Preservation Society of Newport County seeks part-time Groundskeepers to provide routine maintenance of all PS grounds, including lawns, gardens, trees, shrubs, walkways, and driving areas. Work schedule is Monday through Friday, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm, 40 hrs./wk. from April 1 to December 31. Special events may require work on evenings, weekends and/or holidays.


    Job Responsibilities:

    • Cutting lawns, using hand mower or power mower.
    • Trimming and edging around walks, flower beds, and walls; using clippers, weed cutters and edging tools.
    • Pruning shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth or remove damaged leaves, branches, or twigs, using shears, pruners or chain saw.
    • Raking and bagging leaves, using rake.
    • Cleaning grounds and removing litter, using spiked stick or broom.
    • Planting grass, flowers, trees and shrubs, using gardening tools.
    • Watering lawn and shrubs, using hose or by activating fixed or portable sprinkler system.
    • May be assigned to clean out drainage ditches and culverts, using shovel and rake.
    • May perform ground maintenance duties, using tractor equipped with attachments, such as mowers, spreaders, lawn roller, and snow removal equipment.
    • May sharpen tools, such as weed cutters, edging tools and shears using file or knife sharpener.
    • May make minor repairs on equipment (as instructed), such as lawn mower, spreader, and snow removal equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
    • Shoveling snow from walks and driveways.
    • Spreading salt on public passageways to prevent ice buildup.
    • Perform other related duties as required or directed.

    The desirable candidate will possess the following qualifications:

    • High School Degree or equivalent with minimum 2 years of documented grounds keeping or landscaping experience preferred.
    • Must possess a valid Driver’s License with clean driving record.
    • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
    Salary Description

    Interested parties may apply here.

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