Temporary (Summer) Groundsperson, St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Employer St. Louis Park Public Schools
Created 05/19/2021
Reference 11397800
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City St. Louis Park
Zip 55426
Salary Competitive
Title: Temporary Groundsperson

Department: Building and Grounds

Group: Custodians

Reports to: Building & Grounds Supervisor

DBM Classification: B22/CLS4

Position #: 1903

Salary Range: $17.56 - $23.65

Prepared Date: November 2018

2 Temporary Positions - 6:30am - 11:00pm


Under the direction of the Grounds Foreman, the Groundsperson performs maintenance and preventative maintenance year around on turf, shrubs, trees, fences, parking and sidewalk surfaces, irrigation, landscaping, cleaning and snow removal of all outside areas adjacent to buildings and property of the School District. This classification also provides support for Food Delivery, Athletic events and activities, and fills in for the Central Supply Coordinator.


  • Performs maintenance and preventative maintenance on all grounds surrounding District building facilities and all District land adjacent to buildings.

  • Plans, prioritizes, and performs daily grounds operations, tasks, and duties.

  • Provides full upkeep of lawns, athletic fields, trees, shrubs, flowerbeds, irrigation systems, retaining walls, concrete, playgrounds, flagpoles, fences, trash cans, litter, graffiti removal, and storm damage repair.

  • Provides maintenance and upkeep of all equipment used by grounds staff.

  • Instructs seasonal (summer staff) on proper operation of equipment and skills for grounds maintenance.

  • Operates a variety of machines and equipment used for grounds maintenance.

  • Provides physical and logistical support for Food Service Delivery needs.

  • Loads and unloads trucks with food supplies and equipment.

  • Delivers freight between and among the schools in the District.

  • Provides physical and logistical support for Athletic events.

  • Sets up equipment and provides field preparation for and to each sporting event held outside.

  • Takes down and puts away all related equipment from each sporting event.

  • Cleans up trash after sporting events.

  • Restores fields for appropriate multi-use functions.

  • Completes work orders sent from staff for a variety of instructional and after-school extra-curricular activities and programs.

  • Hauls items from building to building such as: school records, books, furniture, AV equipment, computers, stages, risers, chairs, tables, books, scaffolding, musical instruments, office equipment, fuel, cleaning equipment, classroom barriers, desks and paper.

  • Provides snow and ice removal during winter season.

  • On call for snow removal or other weather conditions.

  • Operates dump trucks, loaders, plows, and other snow removing machinery.

  • Spreads salt and chemicals, shovels sidewalks and walkways.

  • Performs oil, fluid, and tire checks; cleaning, washing and vacuuming; replacing blades and sharpening blades; assists in maintaining grounds equipment, tools and vehicles.

  • Performs other duties of a comparable level or type, as required.


  • Knowledge of requirements of the fundamentals of landscaping, tree care, lawn/turf care and general ground facilities (parking lots, buildings, etc.).

  • Knowledge of tools, equipment, machines, and materials used in maintaining grounds and outside facilities.

  • Preventive maintenance practices and procedures for tools, equipment, and machinery.

  • Knowledge of District safety procedures and requirements in the operation of large machinery, powered equipment, mowers, chemicals, etc.

  • Knowledge concerning the set-up of fields and equipment for various athletic events and the maintenance of athletic fields.

  • Operating and maintaining all equipment associated with grounds maintenance, snow removal, tractors, and accessories.

  • Laying out, marking, and maintaining athletic fields.

  • Conducting routine preventive maintenance to grounds equipment, machinery, and tools.

  • Operating mowers, irrigation systems, and sprayers.

  • Reading and understanding documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Applying basic mathematics in determining areas, quantities, adding, subtracting, dividing, and multiplying units of measure.

  • Communicating and cooperating with District staff, supervisors, building administrators, and other District employees.


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk; and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and the ability to adjust focus.


  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

  • Work may involve working with herbicides, fertilizers, and various other chemicals. Position holders are exposed to some potential hazards and risks associated with the performance of the work including exposure to various hazardous chemicals, fumes, physical injury from operating heavy equipment and power equipment (i.e. mowers, saws, bobcats, loaders, etc.).

  • Duties are performed outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and subject to unexpected call in due to snow removal and weather conditions


  • High school diploma or N/A

  • At least three (3) to six (6) months related previous experience is required to gain entry to the job.


  • Valid Driver's License

  • Must obtain required Special Class Boilers License within 180 days and 2nd Class Boiler License within 1 year of obtaining Special Class Boiler License

Date expired 08/05/2021

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