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Groundskeeper I

Oregon Trail School District

Position: Groundskeeper 1, Full-time (8hrs a day, 5 days a week)
Job Posting #2021-2003

Primary Purpose: The primary purpose of the Groundskeeper 1 position is to maintain the horticulture areas surrounding the school district buildings and athletic areas and fields.



High School diploma or equivalent
Special Knowledge/Skills:

Ability to operate and maintain power equipment, including gang mowers, tractors, light trucks, and hedge shears
Ability to establish and maintain turf for lawns and athletic fields
Ability to landscape and plant materials in an attractive manner
Knowledge of computer operations
Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with fellow employees, staff and students
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions with limited supervision
Other Skills and Requirements:

Criminal justice fingerprint clearance required
Possession of a current Oregon Driver’s License issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles

Three years of experience in grounds maintenance for high use areas, preferred.
Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Care for lawn areas, including athletic fields
Prepare athletic field for appropriate activities
Assist in the maintenance of District playground areas and equipment.
Plant and care for hedges, shrubs, and trees.
Plant and care for bulbs and annuals
Cultivate soil
Assist in the maintenance and repair equipment in the Grounds department..
Assist in the maintenance & installation of District playground area and equipment.
May supervise student assistants assigned to maintenance department.
Meet seasonal requirements, such as managing leaves, snow and ice.
Perform routine catch basin maintenance.
Perform duties safely, while observing prescribed safety methods, procedures and policies of the Facility Operations Department.
Prioritize tasks and take initiative to independently complete and/or foresee the need to complete a project or task.
Maintain regular and dependable attendance, in accordance with the District’s standard of attendance.

As provided in negotiated agreement with classified staff bargaining unit.
2021-2022 Entry level: $16.46 per hour
Excellent Benefit package

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Required Documents:
Letter of interest
Supportive application documents or letters of recommendation may also be included.

District/School Profile:      Available at web site:    

**Please note: There is a $59.00 Fingerprint-based Background Check fee payable to the Oregon Trail School District (cash or check only) at the time of hire in addition to the $12.50 fingerprinting fee (credit or debit card only) charged by Fieldprint.**

Oregon Trail School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Reasonable accommodations for application opportunity will be provided upon request to the Personnel Department (503) 668-5541. Speech/hearing impaired assistance is available through Oregon Relay at 1-800-735-2900