Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0029
Post Date 11/21/2018
Title Groundskeeper I-full time, year round
City Mountain Village
State CO

NATURE OF WORK: Performs general and semi-skilled labor, maintenance, grounds keeping, construction, repair and upkeep work for the Town of Mountain Village public grounds, in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures.


  • Performs a variety of grounds keeping activities including maintaining assigned property, plazas, landscaping, lawns and gardens, and assures compliance with all safety rules and regulations; ensures that work zone and all equipment are in safe operating condition.
  • Conducts fertilizing, weed control, mowing, seeding and watering procedures; conducts general clean up of trash and debris; collection of trash and recycling from receptacles in public areas; inspects landscaped areas; loads and hauls materials; plants and prunes trees, shrubs, and flowers; waters flowerbeds, pots, and baskets.
  • Participates in maintaining grounds and common areas including weed control, repair of hardscape, snow and ice removal, irrigation systems, sweeping public areas, cleaning ash trays, and removing debris from public places and environment, empties public trash and recycling receptacles.
  • Monitors compliance with Plaza and Town policies including special events, plaza uses, plaza vehicle access permitting and policies, motorized cart policies, and plaza license agreements. 
  • Operates a variety of vehicles and equipment in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures; identifies and reports mechanical problems requiring additional repair.
  • Performs the upkeep and replanting of flower beds; plants flowers and foliage; maintains and weeds flower beds, pots, and baskets; performs a variety of landscaping functions including planting and trimming trees and shrubs, and mowing and fertilizing, raking, aeration of lawns.
  • Performs snow and ice removal in public plazas.
  • Assists with minor maintenance activities including painting, oiling, staining and waterproofing of public benches, light posts, signage, fences, and trash cans when necessary.
  • Collects and disposes of garbage and recyclables from public common areas.
  • Participates in the physical set-up and break-down of events; oversees event activities to ensure group activities are in compliance with Town Policies.
  • Monitors public restrooms and public trash rooms for cleanliness and reports issues to supervisor.
  • Assembles, installs, and removes holiday decorations.
  • Installs and removes bike racks, ski racks, and other seasonal infrastructure
  • Reports the need for maintenance on tools and motorized machinery including bobcats, mowers, chain saws, power leaf blowers, hedge trimmers, weed eaters and other equipment.
  • Recognizes, practices, and enforces appropriate safety rules and procedures when performing any and all tasks associated with this position.
  • Performs all tasks in a friendly and professional manner at all times, assists and provides information to residents and guests, subcontractors and merchants with utmost attention to quality customer service.
  • Performs duties with attention to minimizing impacts to the environment at all times including water conservation, natural products, chemical use, recycling and Zero Waste, energy and fuel conservation. 
  • Assists with implementation of programs developed to achieve the community’s environmental goals including weed control, energy efficiency, zero waste and watershed health.
  • Tracks inventory of department supplies and materials
  • Performs research and basic computer skills for department including word processing, spreadsheets, and internet searching. 
  • Reports all unsafe actions, conditions and injuries to supervisor immediately; completes required accident reports and First Report of Injury form;  Wears the required personal protective equipment; Wears seat belts when operating any entity vehicle; Active participant in regular safety tailgate trainings
  • Reinforces the Town’s commitment to the environment by responsible use of electricity, natural gas, fuel, paper, water, and chemicals.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED and experience gardening, using of common hand tools used in landscaping and snow removal, two years’ experience in parks/ grounds maintenance OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  General computer skills working with email and time tracking software.

Applicants will be required to undergo drug testing prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their employment.

Licenses/Certification(s):Possession of a valid Colorado State Driver’s License is required.

A driving records search will be conducted on all applicants prior to employment and the applicant’s driving record will be subject to observation throughout their employment.



Knowledge of: Methods, materials and equipment used in grounds keeping maintenance; methods, materials and equipment used in lawn and garden maintenance and snow and ice removal; irrigation systems, landscaping equipment; methods for seeding, propagating, planting, cultivating and trimming flowers, plants, trees, shrubs and lawns; state and town safety rules and regulations, including drug and alcohol testing guidelines; occupational hazards and safety precautions. 

Skill in: Safe and efficient operation and maintenance of vehicles and equipment according to standard operating and safety procedures; use of gardening and grounds keeping tools and equipment; effective verbal and written communication; customer service standards; establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers; basic computer skills including Word, Excel, Internet, & Microsoft Outlook.


Environmental Factors: Work is performed primarily in outdoor environments with exposure to extreme weather conditions, machinery with moving parts.    Average percentage of time spent indoors: 10% and outdoors:  90%. 

Physical Factors: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to operate heavy equipment, perform manual labor,  stand and walk for extended periods of time, climb ladders, and lift and/or move items weighing up to 50 pounds.    

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