Groundskeeper I, Temporary – Salt Lake County

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description
The Division of Facilities Construction & Management has an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in learning about grounds care, landscaping, and snow removal! If you love working outdoors in the fresh air and don’t mind a little dirt under your fingernails, read on!

Why You Should Join Our Team
What’s better than working outside in the sun and fresh air? Not much, we believe! State agencies and government buildings depend on us to keep their grounds clean, safe, and beautiful and we take pride in delivering! We enjoy a culture focused on excellence that rewards and provides employees with:
Work/Life Balance: A 4 10s schedule means you have an extra day off each week to volunteer in your child’s classroom, go skiing or fishing, play more video games, or just hang out with your family and friends. Unfortunately, we sometimes have to work weekends to clean up after snow storms and other events, but we make it as minimal as possible.
Development and Support: Have you always wanted your Master Gardener certification? We can help you take the first steps! We’ll help develop your skills and leadership abilities because engaged, successful employees make the State better too!Feedback: Wonder how you’re doing? We’ll tell you. Curious about your career options? Let’s chat! We believe that feedback and coaching are important priorities that help you do your best work.

Principal Duties
As a Groundskeeper I, you will learn to:Mow, rake, water and fertilize lawns.
Plant, transplant, water, fertilize, and trim flowers and shrubs.
Control weeds.
Maintain and clean grounds, parking areas, etc.
Remove ice and snow.

The Best Qualified Candidate
This is an entry-level, trainee position. Experience in grounds care is a plus, but not a requirement. The best applicants will be those with a passion for groundskeeping, a strong and dependable work ethic, and a drive to learn.

The Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM)
DFCM is dedicated to providing professional services to assist State entities in meeting their facility needs for the benefit of the public, and is the building manager for all State owned facilities.

Supplemental Information
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around operating machines, working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc.
The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as frequent climbing, lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds, crouching or crawling in restricted areas, defending oneself and/or others against physical attack.
Background check required.