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Groundskeeper job description

A Groundskeeper is a maintenance professional who works on different properties like schools, hospitals and office buildings. They are responsible for mowing lawns, trimming weeds, raking leaves and other various tasks as assigned by their manager.

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January 11, 2022

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Eftychia Karavelaki

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Use this Groundskeeper job description to advertise your vacancies and find qualified candidates. Feel free to modify responsibilities and requirements based on your needs.

Groundskeeper responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, turf and irrigation
  • Fertilizing lawn, trees, flowers and shrubs and spreading mulch
  • Trimming trees, hedges and shrubs and preventing and eliminating weeds

Job brief

We are looking for a Groundskeeper to join our team and make our institution’s surroundings beautiful. Our Groundskeeper will have many tools at their disposal for optimal maintenance. They should be able to keep up the appearance of our outdoor areas by keeping lawns manicured, hedges trimmed and pathways clean from debris. 

A Groundskeeper’s responsibilities include maintaining site landscaping; fertilizing lawns, trees and shrubs. They also trim hedges or bushes to keep them looking neat throughout the year.

Ultimately, you will work outside with a small team of other Groundskeepers to ensure our outdoor areas maintain a professional appearance for guests and employees to enjoy.


  • Maintain gardens and lawns
  • Prepare outdoor areas for various weather conditions
  •  Weatherproof areas, cover outdoor furniture with tarps, tie-down unsecured items
  • Maintain gardens and lawns, including planting, fertilizing, weeding, soil conditioning, mulching and applying pesticides 
  • Operate and maintain garden and landscaping equipment
  • Schedule specialty services such as ground leveling or patio installation

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Groundskeeper or similar role
  • Familiarity with sprinkler systems and other landscaping equipment
  • Knowledge of gardening techniques
  • Knowledge of gardening products such as fertilizers and pesticides
  • Physical stamina and the ability to stand for long periods
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is preferred

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